Puslinch extends closures, cancellations until May 31

Open spaces in parks open but officials say they will close those too if residents fail 'to abide by physical distancing'

ABERFOYLE – Puslinch Township has now extended its municipal closures and cancellations until May 31 as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

“We are doing our best to adapt how we conduct business and serve our community, while protecting the safety of our staff and residents,” states an April 21 press release from the township.

Officials say the decision to extend closures and cancellations “will be continually reviewed” in conjunction with the province and Wellington-Dufferin Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) “to determine if an earlier opening is possible or if a further extension is required.”

The closures include all municipal buildings as well as outdoor play structures and sports fields.

Open spaces in parks remain open, but township officials are warning residents that “failure to abide by … physical distancing requirements will result in closure of these spaces.”

Township staff continues to serve residents by electronic means only; email services@puslinch.ca or admin@puslinch.ca or call 519-763-1226 and leave a detailed message.

Taxes can be paid through financial institutions via internet or telephone banking and burn permits and dog tags can be purchased online.

There is also a secure 24/7 mail drop box at the township office, 7404 Wellington Road 34 in Aberfoyle.

“The township intends to make every effort possible to uphold a strong level of customer service during this time,” states the press release.

“This includes continuity of essential services such as fire and road maintenance on a priority basis to support our community.”

Officials say up-to-date information will be posted on the township’s website.