Electronic Meetings and Participation During a Declared Emergency

Council passed a by-law to amend By-law 2013-58, which adopted Rules of Procedure of Council and Committee in order to provide for electronic meetings and participation of Council at meetings to be held during a declared emergency.

Delegate Authority - For Certain Acts During a Pandemic

Council passed a By-law to delegate authority to the Mayor, Chief Administrative Officer and various Municipal Officers or Departmental Directors or any of their designates for certain acts during a Pandemic and or emergency declared pursuant to the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. The Corporation can take action where necessary, to ensure business continuity and to provide for the ability to make decisions.

COVID-19 Preparation – West Lincoln Business Continuity Plan

The CAO reviewed an information report regarding the Business Continuity Plan that was being followed by the municipality during the pandemic outbreak. The plan can change as information comes forward from the Federal, Provincial and Regional Governments.

Waiving of Interest and Penalty Charges and NSF Fees

Council approved the following, as of March 17, 2020 to May 31, 2020:

  • The waiver of penalty for non-payment or late payment of taxes levied and charged in 2020.
  • The waiver of penalty and any other associated fees for non-payment or late payment of water bills issued in 2020.
  • The waiver of penalty on accounts receivable amounts past due.
  • The waiver of NSF charges.
  • Water services shall not be disconnected for non-payment of the first quarterly water bills, due on May 1st.