March 27, 2020 Statement #3 from Mayor Christine Fraser - COVID-19 Update - Spallumcheen Open Remotely for Business

Statement #3 from Mayor Christine Fraser – COVID-19

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Municipal Office Open REMOTELY FOR BUSINESS to Assist with your requests

Please STOP and CALL  us as we are remotely available at:

Phone:  250-546-3013

Email:  mail@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca

Website:  www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca

THE TOWNSHIP’S MAIN OFFICE IS ONLY AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT

All departments are providing essential services first with all other support as time permits.  The following services continue:

The Public Works Department will continue to provide all services (all provincial guidelines will apply) and all complaints will be addressed as time permits as there will be limited public interactions.  Please note essential services are addressed first such as Water, Flooding, road emergencies, Property Damage, and Emergency Access. Contact 250-546-3013 for both inquiries and emergencies (if after hours the Township’s answering service will contact the required Management staff).

The Finance Department will continue to receive payments for services through our drop service at the front door – Please call if you need any assistance. Contact 250-546-3013.

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Cemetery will continue to provide cemetery related services. Contact 250-546-3013.

Bylaw services related to health and safety will continue with limited public interactions.  Other related bylaw complaint matters will be addressed as time permits.

Building inspection services will continue. Please submit inquiries by phone or email. Building Inspections are being performed however if you are in self-isolation, please wait to book your inspection until you have been approved by a health practitioner. Please note essential services will be addressed first with other related matters as time permits. Contact 250-546-3013 or review process online at http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/services/planning-building/building-inspection

Planning and Subdivision applications will continue (including engineering support).  Please submit inquiries by phone or email. Face to face meetings are temporary suspended, however arrangements can be made for web based or teleconference meetings when necessary.  Please call in advance for direction. Contact 250-546-3013.

If you have any questions about our services, or others not listed above, please give us a call and our front line team will direct you to the correct department.


  

PLEASE SEE OUR COVID-19 LINK ON OUR WEBSITE FOR LINKS TO HEALTH AGENCIES

HEALTH TIPS


Health authorities have identified the following steps to help reduce the potential impact and spread of infection:


  • check symptoms online as British Columbians can now download a new self-assessment app at:  https://bc.thrive.health/

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, especially with unwashed hands;
  • Practice social distancing, which means to keep 2 meters (6 ft) between yourself and others;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve, and not your hands;
  • Stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others; and
  • Wipe surfaces and objects (e.g., phones, desk tops, door handles, light switches) with disinfectant often.

AGENCY LINKS:




      Once again, thank you for all your support, it is appreciated. 


     


    FOR MORE INFO CONTACT


    Cindy Graves, Corporate Officer 


    Phone: 250-546-3013

    Email: cindy.graves@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca


     

     

    Tuesday, 31 March 2020