April 2, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shelburne County Municipal Offices Remain Closed Until April 20, 2020
Shelburne County, NS, - All five municipal units have made the decision to close their municipal offices at least until April 20, 2020 in light of the extension of the state of emergency issued by the Province due to COVID-19.
Although the offices remain closed all municipal units are working to continue to provide those services it can during COVID-19. Residents are encouraged to call their municipal office if you have any questions or visit the municipal website and social media for current updates. The following remain in place as we continue to work under a Provincial State of Emergency:
All non-essential services, such as by-law enforcement, is reduced, in favor of more critical municipal services.
All recreation related activities are suspended until further notice.
All municipal related travel is suspended until further notice.
Interest charges on tax, sewer and water bills are being waived until further notice.
The municipal units will continue to operate and provide the essential services to its residents. We urge residents to check with their local unit to understand which services will continue and in which manner they will be served.
We want to remind our residents that this is a time in which we need to come together and think about each other. Helping our neighbors and those most vulnerable, along with our personal safety is necessary. There is no doubt that these challenging times can cause anxiety and stress but there is no need to panic. The residents of Shelburne County are resilient, considerate and supportive which will all help make the best of this situation. Please stay home when you can, wash your hands often and practice physical distancing of 2 metres or 6 feet. Stay Safe!
Finally, being prepared and staying informed is vital and we encourage everyone to continually visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus for up to date information.