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Waste Disposal Options for Residents Experience Financial Hardship

Starting July 27, bag tags will be required again for all garbage bags put out for collection in Loyalist Township. 

Residents still experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 can contact the Township office at 613-386-7351 for waste disposal options.



Discounted Price for Dog Tags Extended 

The discounted price for dog tags ($15 per tag) has been extended through the remainder of 2020 to provide some additional financial assistance to residents.

Dog tag licences remain available at local retailers that are delivering essential services.


Waiver of interest and penalties

The regular deadlines for payment of taxes and utilities has resumed.  If you are concerned about your ability to make your payments on time, feel free to contact the Township office to discuss payment plans or other options.

 

No suspensions of utility services

The Township does not disconnect utility services at any time for non-payment. We will work with utility customers, on a case-by-case basis, if more time is required to pay for the current water & sewer bills. Call our utility billing department at 613-386-7351 x 105 or email utilitiesbills@loyalist.ca.

 

Avoid non-essential high consumption activities

Utilities customers are reminded that high-consumption activities like washing cars, filling pools and, washing driveways have a significant impact on utility bills and may not be essential at this time.  When possible, customers should refrain from these non-essential activities in order to reduce the impact on household consumption.


Social Services Relief Funding

The Social Services Relief Fund (SSRF) is a new investment by the Ontario government to help protect the health and safety of the province’s most vulnerable people, through assistance to individuals and to frontline agencies. This Fund was announced on March 23, 2020 and is a shared initiative between the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.
This funding is available to support:

To see if you qualify for this assistance please complete the application form on the Lennox & Addington County website.


Resources for Businesses

The Government of Canada recently announced two programs to help businesses during the COVID19 Pandemic: The Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) and the Small & Medium Enterprise Loan & Guarantee Program. The County of Lennox & Addington Economic Development Team can assist you navigate through the announcements made by different levels of government and provide more information as it comes up, even with it changes so rapidly. Please contact them for assistance. Find more information on the Lennox & Addington County website.


The Lennox & Addington Economic Development Team is available to provide support to local businesses throughout the challenges arising from COVID-19. They can assist you to navigate through the announcements made by government and provide more information as it comes up, even with it changing so rapidly. They are here to help you succeed, under any circumstance. You don't have to go through this difficult time alone. Please reach out to them for support.


There is good news for businesses who were not eligible for the CEBA loan. Community Futures is now offering recovery loans to support businesses that are being negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. This loan program is available to those who have attempted to access other federal programs (i.e. CEBA) and were ineligible, rejected, or require additional funding for expenses in excess of support already received. To be eligible, your enterprise must have been impacted adversely due to COVID-19, established prior to March 1, 2020, and been financially viable prior to the pandemic.

Here are the details: If the recipient is unable to repay the loan by December 31, 2022, the loan will be converted to a three-year term loan with interest rates up to 5%, effective January 1, 2023. The full balance must be repaid no later than December 31, 2025.

For more information please visit Community Futures.