The Township of North Dundas has the ability to enforce some of the rules related to physical distancing and safety measures surrounding the attempts to stop the spread of COVID-19. The By-law Division with the Township will work in conjunction with the OPP and the Eastern Ontario Health Unit to enforce the rules and educate residents and businesses on the importance of following the restrictions.
Residents wishing to report individuals or businesses not obeying the emergency orders can contact enforcement staff at 613-774-2105 ext.294. Please note the following:
- You may need to leave a message with your name, contact number and a brief description of the perceived problem. Staff will review and investigate the calls as needed.
- Staff are not in the office in the evenings and on weekends, we will respond based on need and the availability of staff.
Nicolas Hubble, Municipal Law Enforcement Officer, 613-774-2105 ext.294, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ontario Provincial Police – Emergency Calls: 9-1-1, Non-emergency Calls: 1-888-310-1122
Eastern Ontario Health Unit – 613-933-1375
January 14 – Township Announcement: EFFECTIVE JANUARY 14, 2021 OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. To protect the health of our staff and the public we wish to advise that the Township of North Dundas Municipal office is closed to walk-in traffic. Staff will continue to be available by phone (613-774-2105) and by email. Payments for property taxes and water and sewer accounts can be made through pre-authorized payments, online, telephone banking, regular mail or via the Township’s drop box on the left side of the main entrance door of this building. Additionally all indoor recreation facilities including arenas, community halls and SDG libraries are also closed. The Township will provide updates on our website and Facebook. DELIVERIES: Please call 613-774-2105 for admittance.
December 22 – Township Announcement: All recreation facilities and community centres will be closed from December 26, 2020 until January 23, 2021. The January recreation program session scheduled to start January 18th will instead tentatively start February 1, 2021. Outdoor rinks will be open for public use but the rink houses will remain closed. The Council meeting scheduled for January 19th, 2021 will not be open for the public to attend, but will be videotaped and posted on Facebook.
May 25 – Township Announcement: The Boyne Road landfill is open starting today from 8 am to 4 pm. Social distancing measures are still in place so vehicles may have to wait to enter the landfill
May 19 – The Township of North Dundas has extended the due dates for the final tax bill installments. The payment normally due at the end of June will now be due on July 31st and the payment normally due at the end of September will now be due October 30th. Additionally, any penalties or interest that would normally be charged during April, May and June has been waived.
April 27 – Boyne Road landfill is open to North Dundas residents by appointment only: In an effort to ensure the safety of the public and our employees through physical distancing, the landfill is open to the public by appointment only. Please contact the landfill at 613-774-5157 to schedule an appointment. We encourage everyone to recycle responsibly, stay home and stay safe.
March 31 – Township of North Dundas – Water & Sewer Payment Date Extention:
To reduce any financial hardships that may face our residents arising from the COVID-19 outbreak, the Council of the Township of North Dundas has extended the due date for our water and sewer bills normally due April 30th, to May 30th. The bills are being issued this week with the adjusted due date of May 30th.
March 27 – Township of North Dundas – Residential Waste: The Township of North Dundas has increased the residential waste limit to 3 bags per week to accommodate the additional waste that residents may generate while Staying Home and Staying Safe. Garbage and recycling collection schedules remain unchanged. We encourage everyone to continue to recycle responsibly. For the protection of our employees and our contractors, we ask that garbage be placed in tied garbage bags, not loose in containers. If you have been ill, please place any potentially contaminated items in the bag with your garbage, not in your blue box. Thank you for helping to keep our staff and our community safe!
March 26 – Township of North Dundas Park Closure Notice – Play structures, picnic tables, courts and outdoors rinks are closed to the public
March 18 – North Dundas Update:
- Features COVID-19 information update links
- Information about interim tax bill payment extension and payment options
March 16 – North Dundas Update:
- Planning, Building and Enforcement Updates – (Building Inspections, Dog Tags, Burn Permits)
- North Dundas Property Tax Update
- North Dundas Office Closure Update
March 14 – Recreation and Cultural Facility Closures.
Based on the recommendation of the Medical Officer of Health, all North Dundas recreation and culture facilities will be closed starting Sunday, March 15th until at least April 5th, as part of the collective measures to contain and prevent potential widespread community activity of the COVID-19 virus. All recreation programming and facility rentals during this time will be cancelled and refunds or credits will be provided for programs and bookings.
While at the moment, there are no confirmed cases in SDG and the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is advising that the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus is considered low, the Township of North Dundas is taking the recommended steps to protect the health of residents.
The municipal office will remain open, but residents are encouraged to conduct business over the phone (613-774-2105) and online where possible. We are also asking that people use alternative methods for making bill payments where possible, including interim property tax and water bills. Payments for property taxes and water and sewer accounts can be made through pre-authorized payments, online, telephone banking, regular mail or via the Township’s drop box on the left side of the main entrance door of the municipal building at 636 St. Lawrence Street in Winchester.
“In the past we have demonstrated that we are a supportive, considerate and resilient community. I’m confident that the citizens of North Dundas will work together to ensure we do our part to prepare and control the spread of COVID-19” said Mayor Tony Fraser. “Panic is more contagious than COVID-19. I am asking that everyone be respectful, and support your neighbours.”
The Township will provide updates on any further changes to services as they are available.
The EOHU advises that there are everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like COVID-19. Take these everyday steps to reduce exposure to the virus and protect your health:
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you have just washed your hands
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your arm, not your hand
- Stay home if you are sick
- Avoid non-essential international travel and if you plan to travel, you should consult the Government of Canada’s website, Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Travel advice for destination-specific health notices and recommended precautions.
February 28 – Eastern Ontario Health Unit is the lead agency for Human Health Emergencies in our area. The Township of North Dundas’ Emergency Plan has identified the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) as the lead agency for Human Health Emergencies and Epidemics and we follow their protocol. The EOHU is providing updates on their website regarding COVID-19. For more information, please visit the EOHU website.
- November 19 – Community Futures Development Corporation adds an Advisor to help business owners navigate COVID-19 support programs.
- November 17 – Library Reopening Update – SDG to re-open three more library branches starting the week of November 23rd
- November 13 – Ontario Updating COVID-19 Response Framework to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19
- March 26 – Counties SDG (Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry) declare a state of emergency
On Thursday, March 26th at 4:00 pm, SD&G, Cornwall and Prescott-Russell jointly declared a State of Emergency to better handle the local response to COVID-19. It is very important for our community to understand that this is done as a precautionary measure and it is not a need to panic. It is imperative that we continue to social distance, stay home and slow down the spread of COVID-19. Our efforts are making a difference.