Media Release
April 6, 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. Public Works and Council Meetings will be announced. We are going to have conference call meetings on Tuesday April 14, 2020 and recordings of these meetings will be made available to the public.

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

All Municipal Parks will also be closed until further notice. (Eagle River Park, Vermilion Bay Waterfront, The Post Park in Eagle River, Vermilion Bay Baseball Diamond and Kinsmen Beach). All Park Bathrooms have been locked.

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.
Machin and Surrounding Area Residents

Cascade Road has frost heaves between Townline Road and Bell Lake, cones have been placed but it is recommended that half tons slow down when approaching and travelling this portion of Cascade. It is also recommended that cars or small vehicles avoid travelling this road completely until further notice.

Kinsmen Beach Road has been due to the poor condition.

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

Anyone with questions or concerns can contact the Municipal Office at (807)227-2633.