On April 29, Council received the results of the recent Business Survey completed by Merrickville-Wolford businesses. The survey was conducted in partnership with the United Counties’ Economic Development Department and business support organizations. Village staff have reviewed all responses and assisted local businesses regarding government relief programs and resources. Thanks to all businesses that completed the survey! The results are available on the Village website at www.merrickville-wolford.ca/business-help.
Federal and Provincial COVID-19 relief programs are available to help businesses with income support, rent assistance, online presence, income tax filing dates, low interest rate loans and many other issues. For more information, please contact our Economic Development Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An updated list of small business resources and government support programs can be found at invest.leedsgrenville.com/en/contacts-news-events/covid-19.aspx#.
Waste Collection, Landfill and Brush Amnesty Days
On April 28, Council approved two new brush amnesty days at the Landfill allowing one half-ton truck or 4×8 utility trailer per property free of charge on May 16 and May 23. The previously approved brush amnesty dates of June 6 and 13 and September 12 and 19 remain in effect in addition to the new dates in May.
Increased safety measures at the Village Landfill have been implemented. Please respect the 2-metre rule and our Landfill Staff as they take steps to protect the public and themselves. All solid waste must be securely tied in plastic bags and not placed in an additional garbage container when put out for collection. No loose materials will be collected at this time. All recycling materials must be sorted by the resident as per the recycling schedule. Garbage and recycling will not be picked up if these rules are not followed. Thank you for your cooperation.
Village and Recreational Facilities
All municipal facilities, including the Village Office, Merrickville Community Centre, Eastons Corners Centennial Hall and the Merrickville Public Library remain closed.
Effective immediately, the Ontario government is allowing the use of allotment and community gardens across Ontario, provided that people practice physical distancing and do not gather in groups of more than five.
A burn ban remains in effect in the municipality at this time.