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Tay Township Municipal Office Closed to the Public as of January 14, 2021

Posted on Wednesday January 13, 2021

For Immediate Release:

January 13, 2021

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Tay Township Municipal Office Closed to the Public as of January 14, 2021

Tay, Ontario – The Tay Township Municipal Office will close to the public, effective January 14, until further notice in support of Provincial efforts and measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and in response to the Provincial emergency declaration and stay at home order currently in effect.

The Municipality will continue to provide essential services such as fire and emergency services, water, wastewater and roads maintenance services.  Our dedicated staff will continue to provide service over the phone, by email and online, and will continue to maintain Township infrastructure.  Township staff can be contacted at 705-534-7248 or via email by visiting tay.ca/Contact

The Tay Community Rink will also close until further notice effective at 12:01am on January 14.  Staff will be contacting those who have already booked ice times. For more information visit tay.ca/rinks

During the municipal office closure the following measures have been implemented to ensure that the Township remains in a position to provide critical services:

· Payments can be made in the drop box located outside the municipal office.

· Payments for tax and water bills can also be made through your bank either online or at a bank branch. 

· Current 2020 Fire Permits have been extended to February 28.  If you don’t have a 2020 Fire Permit please visit tay.ca/FirePermits

· Dog Tags will not be sold at this time.  Please call the Canine Enforcement Officer at 705-534-7248 x248 to register your dog and intent to purchase a Dog Tag once the stay at home order has been lifted. The two dog per household limit remains in effect.

· Building Permit applications will still be accepted at this time.  Please call the building division at 705-534-7248 x220 for advice on your particular situation.

· Building Permit inspections are still being conducted.  Please contact the building division at 705-534-7248 x220 BEFORE PROCEEDING with work to learn about your options.

· Council and Committee Meetings will continue to be held remotely by video and telephone conference.  Visit tay.ca/calendar for information on meeting dates, times and on how to participate.

To talk to one of our staff during regular business hours please call us at 705-534-7248.  Due to high call volumes you may need to leave a message.  We will call you back.  Council and staff thank you for your understanding during this difficult time for all Ontarians.

For up-to-date information about the impacts of COVID-19 precautions on Tay Township municipal services, please visit tay.ca/COVID-19, follow us on Twitter @TayTownship or call us at 705-534-7248.

For up-to-date information about meetings, visit our meeting calendar at tay.ca/calendar.

Tay Township is committed to delivering responsive and cost-effective municipal services and infrastructure that provide for the long-term economic, social and environmental well-being of its residents and community.

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Contact:

Elizabeth Smith

Communications Specialist

Phone: 705-534-7248 x264

Email: esmith@tay.ca