Discounted Price for Dog Tags ExtendedThe 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.
At the March 23 meeting, Council approved waiving the interest and penalties for one month, allowing residents to make tax installment payments for April 30th up to May 31st without penalty. In addition, utility customers get an additional one month penalty free period on utility bills with due dates of April 6th and May 11th.
Waiver of interest and penalties
Waiver of administrative fees
In addition, should any pre-authorized payments not go through for April and May due to insufficient funds, any Township administrative fees will be waived.
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 email@example.com.
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:
Organizations that administer social services in their response to the COVID-19 crisis;
Individuals for those in financial crisis with no access to other supports; and
Individuals currently on social assistance requiring additional resources.
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:
- Maximum assistance will be $40,000
- 0% interest
- No principal payments until December 31, 2022
- Principal payments can be voluntarily made at any time
- 25% of any loan can be forgiven (not to exceed $10,000) provided the recipient has paid 75% of the original loan amount prior to December 31, 2022
For more information please visit Community Futures.