In order to ensure the well-being of its residents, while complying with the new guidelines issued by the Government of Québec on February 2, the Town of Rosemère is informing you of the measures that have been adapted as well as its improved range of services.
Town Hall and municipal buildings
Town Hall and all municipal buildings will remain closed to residents (with the exception of the Ecocentre, which remains open). Residents who wish to contact the Town, submit documents or make a payment (when it’s possible) will still be able to do so electronically (email@example.com) or by phone at 450-621-3500.
Town employees continue to be available, working from home and in an operational mode. Rest assured that any urgent requests or special situations will be properly handled.
As of February 8, a limited number of residents at a time will once again have access to the library's collections. There will be adequate supervision of the common areas to prevent people from gathering and loitering inside the library. In order to give as many residents as possible an opportunity to access to our facilities, the library will continue to be open 7 days a week according to the following schedule:
- Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Sunday, noon - 4:30 p.m.
You may continue to reserve library materials online or by phone or take advantage of the library’s no-contact pick-up service. We wish to remind you that the digital loan service remains accessible at all times. For full details: https://biblio.ville.rosemere.qc.ca/fr/
In addition, only residents may reserve the work spaces—either a work table or one of the three (3) computer stations in each 4-hour block. Rest assured that all distancing and disinfection measures will be put in place for your safety. To find out how to make a reservation, click here: https://biblio.ville.rosemere.qc.ca/procedures
The book drop is the only method for returns and fines for overdue library loans will be charged as usual, starting February 8.
Citizen’s Cards may be created or renewed either in person at the counter or online.
Visit our website to register for our virtual cultural program:
Household waste collections added
Due to the work-at-home order that will continue for an indefinite period of time, the Town of Rosemère will be adding a household waste collection (grey bin), despite the new schedule that has been in effect since the beginning of January 2021.
Therefore, there will be an additional grey bin (household waste) collection during the week of February 15, 2021, from Tuesday to Friday, depending on your sector. We will then follow the developments of the pandemic situation and the government guidelines for the month of March.
Over the next few days, we will be updating our website and the calendar on our Voilà! Rosemère app to reflect this change. We thank you for your understanding and encourage you to take note of this change on your municipal calendar.
Tax Relief - First instalment of March 3, 2021
The Town has decided to enact a 0% interest rate on unpaid tax bills for citizens and merchants from March 3 to May 3, 2021.
In practical terms, this measure allows residents to postpone, until May 3, 2021 inclusively, the payment scheduled for March 3, 2021, without any financial impact. For the next payments, this decision will be reviewed according to subsequent developments of the situation.
Please note that even if the offices are closed, residents may submit their payment by cheque (either by mail or by dropping it off in the Town Hall mailbox) or electronically through their financial institution's website.
In order to give Rosemerites the opportunity to be more active during this pandemic and to comply with government measures and requirements regarding physical distancing and gatherings, 14 skating rinks are now available for use by our residents.
To minimize the risks of spreading the COVID-19 virus, monitors will control the maximum number of people per skating rink, in addition to sporadically checking the skaters' Citizen's Cards in order to give priority to Rosemerites.
Starting February 8, outdoor activities, such as hockey, for example, will be allowed in small groups of a maximum of 4 people living at four different addresses. Please note that there may be more than four people living at the same address, but they can't join a group of people living at another address. In order to make it easier to enforce these measures, the hockey nets will not be reinstalled for the time being. To respect the curfew, the rinks will close at 7:30 p.m.
For full details on the schedule of the rinks: https://www.ville.rosemere.qc.ca/parks-skating-rinks/
Where to go for a walk?
To cheer you up and change the scene from the streets in your neighbourhood, see where you can go and stretch your legs along the walking trails to get a breath of fresh air:
Our grocery service for seniors as well as vulnerable or isolated people is still available. To take advantage of this free service, just call us at 450 621-3500, ext. 7384.
Friendly phone calls: The Town's employees want to talk to you!
If you feel alone or isolated, don't hesitate to contact us. Our employees look forward to hearing from you! Phone us at 450-621-3500, ext. 7384, and let us know you would like to receive a friendly call. It will be our pleasure to call you back.
Don't hesitate, we're here for you!
In closing, we reiterate the importance of continuing to follow the guidelines and of not holding any gatherings in order to keep up our efforts to stop the spread of the virus. We are all stretched to the limits, but we know we can do it.
We mustn't give up; we’re on the right track!