The Town of Orangeville has released details of some emergency relief initiatives for residents.
After declaring an emergency on March 20th, a special meeting was held Monday to waive all fees and interest related to the late payment of property taxes - on all tax classes- for a three month period.
The next tax due date is April 27th for the second installment of the interim tax levy.
Details on that can be found here: https://www.orangeville.ca/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/town-e-services
Penalties on overdue water fees will be waived for 90 days and Orangeville Hydro has suspended account collection activites for now.
Council has also voted to waive fees on Orangeville Transit for 90 days but riders are encouraged to get on the bus using the rear door.
A motion passed to transfer $100,000 from a contingency reserve to community grants, and provide $10,000 to the Orangeville Food Bank.
Orangeville Council voted to ask the County of Dufferin to consider doubling the waste collection bag limit, given the fact that people are working from home or staying home.
Further work is being done at all levels of government and the Town will continue to look for ways to do more to support businesses and residents who are economically challenged.
Winter parking restrictions with respect to on-street parking have been lifted, effective immediately.