Service and Information Update – April 1 2020

Upon recommendations from the province of Ontario, and the Public Health Authorities, the Township of Casey’s Arena remains closed until further notice due to COVID-19.  In addition to these closures the province of Ontario has now ordered the closure of outdoor recreational amenities, including but not limited to: playgrounds, sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, off-leash dog parks, beaches, skateboard and BMX parks, picnic areas, outdoor community gardens, park shelters, outdoor exercise equipment, condo parks and gardens, and other outdoor recreational amenities.

The following Public Facilities that remain open will continue to operate under revised levels of service effective March 24th, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.:

Municipal Office:

Staff will continue to work in the municipal offices (Township of Casey & Township of Harley) to uphold municipal governance, however the offices will be closed to the general public. Please contact the municipal office by telephone at (705)-647-5439 for any inquiries or requests.

Physical deliveries (cheques, cash, general mail, etc.) are still accepted through the drop box located to the right of the main entrance.

Public Works:

The Roads Department will continue to operate and maintain levels of service however the garage is closed to the general public -absolutely no visitors.

Municipal Landfill Site:

The Municipal Landfill Site will continue to operate within normal hours. However, the Landfill Site Attendant will no longer require residents to physically sign landfill documents. Instead, the Landfill Site Attendant will maintain their own record of all waste deposited at the site by each resident in order to maintain social distance. Waste that is subject to tipping fees will be documented and receipts/invoices will be mailed to residents -no cash will be collected at the Municipal Landfill Site.

Before attending the landfill site, please ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you have a fever, new onset of cough, or difficulty breathing?
  • Have you or anyone in your family travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
  • Have you been in contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with, or is under investigation for the COVID-19 virus?

If you meet the above criteria, in order to protect our other residents and employees, please do not visit the Municipal Landfill Site. Please follow the directions of the local public health authorities (Timiskaming Health Unit @ 705-647-4305)

Fire Ban Is On Due to COVID-19

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has implemented a Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ) across the entire legislated fire region of Ontario due to impacts related to the COVID-19outbreak. This is a proactive action by the Ministry to reduce the number of preventable human-caused wildfires to ensure that emergency response capacity is maintained. Minimizing wildfires will ensure the province is able to address any emergency fire situations as well as will reduce necessary contact among staff, and between staff and the public.  This RFZ is effective April 3, 2020 and will be in effect until such time that the MNRF can determine that emergency response capacity will not be impacted by COVID-19.  See the following memo issued by the MNRF.  Director AFFES Memo – Restricted Fire Zone Declaration due to COVID-19

Service and Information Update – March 24 2020

Upon recommendations from the province of Ontario, and the Public Health Authorities, the Township of Casey’s Arena remains closed until further notice due to COVID-19. The following Public Facilities that remain open will continue to operate under revised levels of service effective March 24th, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.:

Municipal Office:

Staff will continue to work in the municipal offices (Township of Casey & Township of Harley) to uphold municipal governance, however the offices will be closed to the general public. Please contact the municipal office by telephone at (705)-647-5439 for any inquiries or requests.

Physical deliveries (cheques, cash, general mail, etc.) are still accepted through the drop box located to the right of the main entrance.

Public Works:

The Roads Department will continue to operate and maintain levels of service however the garage is closed to the general public -absolutely no visitors.

Municipal Landfill Site:

The Municipal Landfill Site will continue to operate within normal hours. However, the Landfill Site Attendant will no longer require residents to physically sign landfill documents. Instead, the Landfill Site Attendant will maintain their own record of all waste deposited at the site by each resident in order to maintain social distance. Waste that is subject to tipping fees will be documented and receipts/invoices will be mailed to residents -no cash will be collected at the Municipal Landfill Site.

Before attending the landfill site, please ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you have a fever, new onset of cough, or difficulty breathing?
  • Have you or anyone in your family travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
  • Have you been in contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with, or is under investigation for the COVID-19 virus?

If you meet the above criteria, in order to protect our other residents and employees, please do not visit the Municipal Landfill Site. Please follow the directions of the local public health authorities (Timiskaming Health Unit @ 705-647-4305)

Service and Information Update – March 16 2020

Upon recommendations from the province of Ontario, and the Public Health Authorities, the Township of Casey is closing all Public Facilities until March 31 2020 effective immediately.  This closure includes the Casey Arena.

Timiskaming Health Unit is doing regular health communications regarding COVID-19 and will provide updates to the community as necessary. To ensure consistency regarding public announcements within the district, please visit the Timiskaming Health Unit’s website at http://www.timiskaminghu.com/90484/COVID-19

The website is currently providing information on a variety of common questions such as:

World Health Organization