COVID-19 Media Release, March 24, 2020

Media Release
COVID-19
March 24, 2020

The Municipality of Machin is monitoring the COVID-19 virus pandemic on a daily basis. We are taking precautions to help protect our vulnerable residents and our employees.

Given the latest developments, we have begun the next phase of our preparation for COVID-19. We are wanting to protect the health and safety of the residents of the Municipality of Machin. Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, we are hereby implementing the closure of the following Municipal facilities:

The Municipal office will be closed to the public until further notice. The Municipal office will continue to take phone calls if you require any assistance. Council Meeting will be announced.

The Municipality of Machin Recreation Centre will be closed with no rentals until further notice.

The Woodland Arena will be closed as of March 17, 2020 for the season.

The Public Works Garage and the Vermilion Bay Water Plant will remain closed to the public.

The Municipality of Machin Reading Room will be closed until further notice.

The Waste Disposal Sites will be open with normal hours until further notice. The Dump Attendant will be limiting the number people in the dumps at any time and will also be screening people at the gate. The Dump Attendant has the right to refuse anyone who has traveled out of the country within the last 14 days.

Employees for the Municipality of Machin will continue to work their regular scheduled shifts.

Senior’s Bus will not operate until further notice, but if anyone is in need for something please contact the municipal office and we will make arrangements for it to be delivered to you.

We continue to monitor the situation and as things change, further updates will be provided. Please know we are taking these precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Mayor and Council of the Municipality of Machin would like to remind the public to please continue following safe practices such as increased hand washing and if possible, keeping your distance from people. We thank the public for their continued patience and understanding during this time.

The Mayor and Council would also like to thank our local businesses for keeping their doors open and for keeping the stores disinfected, you are keeping our community safe and in supply of all our needs. Please know that all your work is appreciated. THANK YOU

Regular Council Meeting CANCELLED

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

Monday, March 23, 2020
Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at Municipal Office.

CAN WE HELP YOU?

For Seniors, people who are self-quarantining and others in our community that need assistance or do you know someone who may need help picking up groceries, medicine or other necessary supplies, the Municipality has volunteers who will pickup your orders and setup a safe delivery system to your residence. Please call the Municipal Office at 227-2633 if you need assistance.

HOW TO MAKE TAX AND WATER PAYMENTS

HOW TO MAKE TAX AND WATER PAYMENTS
DURING THE MUNICIPAL OFFICE CLOSURE TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

If you have tax payments or water payments to make you can bring the payment to the Municipal Office at 75 Spruce Avenue, Vermilion Bay and put the payment in the mailbox that is at the left of the main doors.

Payments can also be made from our Municipal webpage www.visitmachin.com on the home page there is a blue ‘Make an ePayment’ button click this button and follow the instructions on setting yourself up to make payments, there is a charge for using this payment method.

If you bank at Alterna Credit Union you can pay tax and water bills through there.

Office staff are at work normal business hours 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday. You can call 227-2633 during these hours if you need assistance.

Please note the closure of the Municipal Office to the public does not lessen your responsibility to pay your tax or water bills on their due dates. Please try to keep your accounts current.

However, due to the unprecedented circumstances that our community is facing water arrears letters will not be sent out for the month of March, and interest charges will not be applied to accounts should payments be received after the March 31, 2020 due date.

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation daily and make decisions concerning Municipal operations as we see fit.

Machin Media Release re: COVID-19

Media Release
March 16, 2020

The Municipality of Machin is monitoring the COVID-19 virus pandemic on a daily basis. We are taking precautions to help protect our vulnerable residents and our employees.

Given the latest developments, we have begun the next phase of our preparation for COVID-19. We are wanting to protect the health and safety of the residents of the Municipality of Machin. Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, we are hereby implementing the closure of the following Municipal facilities:

The Municipality of Machin March 23rd, 2020, Council Meeting has been cancelled.

The Municipality of Machin Recreation Centre will be closed with no rentals for the next three weeks.

The Woodland Arena will be closed as of March 17, 2020 for the season.

The Municipal office will be closed to the public until further notice. The Municipal office will continue to take phone calls if you require any assistance.

The Public Works Garage will remain closed to the public.

The Municipality of Machin Reading Room will be closed for three weeks.

The Waste Disposal Sites will be open with normal hours until further notice.

Employees for the Municipality of Machin will continue to work their regular scheduled shifts.

Senior’s Bus will operate as usual, taking extra precautions to protect the staff and patrons. If your trip is not necessary, please stay at home.

We continue to monitor the situation and as things change, further updates will be provided.

The Mayor and Council of the Municipality of Machin would like to remind the public to please continue following safe practices such as increased hand washing and if possible, keeping your distance from people. We thank the public for their continued patience and understanding during this time.

Public Works Meeting and Council Meeting

Monday, March 9, 2020

Public Works Meeting 6:00 pm in Council Chambers at Municipal Office. Open meeting, everyone is welcome to attend.
Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at Municipal Office. Open meeting, everyone is welcome to attend.

Special Council Meeting re: 2020 Budget

PUBLIC NOTICE

 THE MUNICIPALITY OF MACHIN

 SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

 RE:  2020 Budget

IS SCHEDULED FOR

Friday, MARCH 6, 2020

AT 9 A.M.

In Council Chambers

AT THE MUNICIPAL OFFICE

Regular Council Meeting

Monday, February 24, 2020
Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at Municipal Office. Open meeting, everyone is welcome to attend.

Special Council Meeting re: 2020 Budget

PUBLIC NOTICE

THE MUNICIPALITY OF MACHIN

 SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

 RE:  2020 Budget

IS SCHEDULED FOR

Friday, February 21, 2020

AT 9 A.M.

In Council Chambers

AT THE MUNICIPAL OFFICE

Public Works Meeting and Council Meeting

Monday, February 10, 2020
Public Works Meeting 6:00 pm in Council Chambers at Municipal Office. Open meeting, everyone is welcome to attend.
Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at Municipal Office. Open meeting, everyone is welcome to attend.

BOIL WATER  RESCIND NOTICE

BOIL WATER 
RESCIND NOTICE

Municipality Of Machin, P.O. Box 249 , Vermilion Bay, Ontario, P0V 2V0

January 31, 2020

The Precautionary Boil Water Advisory issued by the Municipality of Machin on January 30, 2020 is hereby rescinded. The turbidity levels have returned to a normal range.

Residents are advised to run their taps for 5-10 minutes to flush water from their local plumbing and ensure fresh water is being drawn from the water distribution pipes.

For additional information, please contact:
Tammy Rob, Municipality of Machin
Phone: 807-227-2633 Ext. 22

BOIL WATER ADVISORY

January 30, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

BOIL WATER ADVISORY

A Precautionary Boil Water Advisory is in place in Vermilion Bay.

Due to high levels of turbidity, all residents and business owners consuming water from the Vermilion Bay Water Treatment Plant are asked to boil their water for at least one minute before consuming.

This notice will remain in effect until rescinded by the Municipality of Machin.

For further information, please contact:

Tammy Rob, Municipality of Machin

Cell: 807-529-4636

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Plant Maintenance Notice

 

 

 

On January 29, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

LOW WATER PRESSURE AND DISCOLOURATION ADVISORY

The Municipality of Machin is performing some planned Water Plant Maintenance to replace a valve.

Residents will be experiencing low pressure and coloured water, please run your water until it is clear.

Railway Avenue just east of Bay Street, for about 20 feet, will be closed from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

Sorry, for any inconveniences that this may cause.

 

 

 

 

 

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, January 27, 2020

Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at Municipal Office. Open meeting, everyone is welcome to attend.

2020 Interim Tax Bills

Attention Machin Tax payers, 2020 Interim Tax Bills were mailed out on January 22, 2020. The Interim Tax Bills are due on February 28, 2020. If you have not received your tax bill please contact the Municipal Office at (807) 227-2633. Failure to receive your tax notice does not relieve the taxpayer from payment of taxes nor liability or penalty for late payment.

Public Works Meeting and Council Meeting

Monday, December 13, 2020
Public Works Meeting 6:00 pm in Council Chambers at Municipal Office. Open meeting, everyone is welcome to attend.

Regular Council Meeting 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at Municipal Office. Open meeting, everyone is welcome to attend.