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South Huron responds to COVID-19

Posted on Friday March 13, 2020

See our COVID-19 page for the latest information on essential municipal services and South Huron's response to the coronavirus.

 

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Last UPDATED March 26

The Municipality of South Huron is taking proactive steps to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus within our communities.

The municipality has put in place the following measures until April 5th:

All playgrounds including the Exeter Skatepark are closed to the public

This follows the guidance of Huron Perth Public Health issued on March 21.

South Huron community centres, small halls and arenas are closed

Most user groups have already cancelled their facility rentals during this period. The remaining affected groups will be notified directly of the cancellation.

All recreation programming is postponed

All recreation programming including Senior’s Socials and third-party events hosted at municipal facilities are cancelled.

Town Hall in-person service is suspended

For interim tax bill payments, please use one of the many alternative payment methods from our list with instructions for assistance. Any payments due during this period will not be subject to a penalty.

South Huron Landfill is closed

Effective March 25th the South Huron Landfill will be closed to the public. The landfill will continue to operate for the BRA on curbside collection days (Tuesdays and Fridays), as well as contractors and commercial customers on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Spring yard/brush curbside pickup postponed

Building Department Services

Electronic submissions of complete building permit applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed by staff. However, site inspections performed by municipal staff will be restricted and evaluated on case-by-case basis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Construction projects with valid building permits shall contact the municipal office to request on-site inspections a minimum of 48 hrs in advance of any required inspection. Inspection will be performed on the following basis:

•             The site must be vacant of all trades during the inspection 

•             Inspections will only take place in open air environments

•             No inspections will be performed for occupied buildings

It will be the responsibility of the site supervisor to ensure these provisions are in place and failure to do so will result in a failed inspection. Subsequent to these inspections, builders may elect to hire a third party engineer or architect to conduct on-site inspections. These inspection reports must then be forwarded to the building department electronically. This includes any permits currently issued or reviewed during this time. Any decision not to conduct an inspection shall be at the discretion of the South Huron Building Department.

All municipal departments are available by phone or email for inquiries - see our contact info. The situation will continue to be assessed and further information will be provided to the public as it becomes available.

General Inquiries 

519-235-0310, info@southhuron.ca

    Where do I go for more information?

For information in our region about the COVID-19 coronavirus, visit the Huron Perth Public Health website at hpph.ca

  

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We work hard to ensure that everyone can access the information and services they need.

For information in alternative formats or assistance accessing information, please contact the Municipal Office at 519-235-0310. 

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