CLARENCE-ROCKLAND – August 13, 2020 – The last few months have been difficult for everyone and I would like to thank the population for its patience and collaboration as the municipality safely reopens its facilities. Since the beginning of the confinement, we have offered municipal services virtually, in addition to offering relief to businesses and residents.
I am happy to announce that the City of Clarence-Rockland received great news from the province of Ontario this week. As part of Phase 1 of the federal-provincial Safe Restart Agreement, the City of Clarence-Rockland will receive assistance in the amount of $607,400 to cover operating costs and pressures related to COVID-19.
The funding allocation will allow the City of Clarence-Rockland to offset expenses related to the reduction of revenues, incurred deficits due to reduced child care ratios, the adaptation of technologies for remote access and the retrofit to municipal facilities as well as the purchase of personal protective equipment for municipal staff in order to ensure everyone’s safety, to name a few.
I would like to sincerely thank the Federal and Provincial governments for its understanding of municipalities’ needs and for its constant support in these uncertain times. This funding will go a long way to help the recovery of our municipality.
In conclusion, I would like to encourage our residents to continue to wear their masks and to practise physical distancing. We are seeing the results of these measures and we must continue on this path for the good of our community.