COVID 19 IN MD OF PROVOST

On July 30, 2020 it was announced that there was one case of Covid 19 in the MD of Provost. For anyone who cares that could also include the Town of Provost, but regardless as of the date of this message (August 10, 2020) we still have only one (1) case reported in the MD of Provost. I believe that this is thanks to the people who are practicing social distancing (6 ft apart) and as well those who are wearing masks where social distancing is not capable. The city of Edmonton has developed a bylaw and everyone is required to wear masks in public places. Just last week Dr. Erasmus reported there being a number of Covid cases at the Provost Health Care Centre and because they are not from the MD of Provost they are not reported here. So keep this in mind. There were some cases reported at a nearby Hutterite Colony and again because it was not in the MD of Provost they were not reported.

We have to be thankful that we are where we are today and hopefully we will continue as long as we practice safe distancing. Lets not forget that our community has lots to offer and unless you HAVE to go outside to shop don’t and that way we will continue to be where we are today.

 

POLICY FOR BLOWN OVER CARTS

Policy for blown over carts is still the same as an overfilled bin, we will not be picking the bins up as we would not finish, the bin placement is up to the resident, so the residents are to ensure the bins remain upright in order to be collected.

 

 

PARKS OPEN “PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK”

You should take precautions when visiting playgrounds, skate parks, green spaces, sports fields and tennis courts. Using these spaces does have some risks. Children may find it difficult to avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. This can lead to the spread of the virus to other children, and other families. Green spaces and sports grounds users must comply with AHS gathering restrictions and maintain physical distancing of 2 metres between individuals not from the same household.

 

IMPORTANT TAX INFORMATION

 

IMPORTANT TAX INFORMATION

Please note that due to the economic impact of COVID-19 there are some changes to 2020 taxes. Council recognizes that this is an unprecedented year so they are reducing the penalties for late tax payments for this year only.

Any taxes paid after July 31, 2020 will be subject to a 4% interest fee, where in past years it was 8%. Also any taxes paid after October 1, 2020 will have an additional 5% interest fee charged rather than the previous 10%. In the event the taxes have not been paid by December 31, 2020 an additional 18% penalty will be applied to the outstanding balance.

We do offer a payment plan for property tax.

Property taxes are calculated on a calendar year bases i.e. January 1- December 31 of each year. When setting up a payment plan you have two options:

  1. You can pay the calculated amount from January 1 to the current month up front and the rest of the year monthly.
  2. Have the total levy divided by the remaining months. If you choose this option the payments will be adjusted for the 2021 tax year, as of January 1, 2021.

Any payment plans must be set up by July 15th to avoid penalties.

Payments will be withdrawn from the specified bank account on the 1st of each month automatically; therefore a void cheque is required when setting up the payment plan.

Feel free to call or stop by the office if you have any questions or to set up a payment plan.