MINTO – The Town of Minto is joining other municipalities in the region and closing all its facilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a March 16 press release, town officials announced Minto’s municipal office and its recreation and culture facilities will be closed to the public as of 5pm that day.
The closures, effective until April 6, include all arenas, curling clubs, community halls, museums, theatres, Launch It Minto and any other town run facilities.
In addition, the town has cancelled all council and committee meetings until April 6.
“In these extraordinary times, the Town of Minto will be accommodating in dealing with property tax and utility payments,” states the town release.
Residents are encouraged to make payments through online banking, by mail or by dropping cheques off to the drop box located at the front of the municipal office.
Mandatory building inspections will continue (for inspections call 519-338-2511 ext. 249), but all other building department activities are suspended until April 6.
“Staff are ensuring continuity of services for essential services such as fire, water, wastewater and road maintenance,” states the release.
“However, the public works department will be limiting public interaction and therefore, not completing requests that include staff entering resident houses. Certain activities may still be accommodated dependent upon risk, as such, residents are encouraged to inquire by telephone to the municipal office as normal.
For up-to-date information, Minto officials suggest visiting the town website or its social media accounts.
For a list of area closures due to COVID-19, click here.
For the latest health information regarding COVID-19, visit wdgpublichealth.ca/your-health/novel-coronavirus-covid-19.