March 24 2020

Covid-19 - The Town of Rosemère puts forward new measures to protect its population

ROSEMÈRE, March 24, 2020 In an effort to support and ensure the well-being of its population while complying with the Quebec government's directives to put Quebec on hold for three weeks, the Town of Rosemère is implementing new prevention measures.

Town Hall and all municipal buildings are no longer accessible to citizens (except for the ecocentre, which remains open) until further notice. Citizens who wish to contact the Town may continue to do so by phone at 450-621-3500 or by e-mail ( Town employees remain mobilized, in teleworking mode, and operational. Rest assured that any urgent request or special situation will be dealt with appropriately. As previously mentioned, all activities / gatherings organized by the Town are cancelled. The playgrounds and play structures are also closed.

Given the many financial impacts of this pandemic on the revenues of Rosemerites, the Town has decided to cancel interest and penalties on unpaid tax accounts, for citizens and merchants, as of March 13 until June 1st. This decision will be reviewed according to the evolution of the situation.

Essential services maintained

In order to comply with government directives, the Mayor and the Town’s senior management will ensure to maintain the following essential services:

- Public safety services (police and firefighters);

- The treatment of wastewater and drinking water;

- Garbage, recycling and green waste pick-ups;

- Essential community services to support citizens who need help;

- Any situation requiring an emergency response.

The Town will also maintain its communications with citizens so that they remain informed at all times of the evolution of the situation surrounding the Town's activities. In this regard, the Town invites Rosemerites to subscribe to its communication platforms (Facebook, Voilà!, publi-e-mail, Instagram). The Town regularly updates the COVID-19 section of its website and maintains a list of online activities for everyone: don't hesitate to consult it!

"We are aware that these are extraordinary measures, but for the moment, our main objective is to ensure the safety and health of citizens and our employees, while maintaining the Town essential services. I also reiterate the importance of following directives and staying home. I am aware that this situation is beyond anything we have experienced so far, but I am convinced that with our resilience and our good compliance with the government's instructions, we will get through this crisis together," said Rosemère Mayor Eric Westram.

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