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Town of New Tecumseth to ramp up grass cutting, reopen buildings

June 12, 2020   ·   0 Comments

The Town of New Tecumseth is currently preparing crews to improve the condition of its parks and green areas.

The Town declared a state of emergency back in March due to the pandemic and, since that time, they laid off many employees and froze hiring to cut costs as they faced financial pressures.

Town CAO Blaine Parkin said it’s taken a bit longer than usual to complete their initial grass cutting, but student crews are on board this week.

“Now that we’re starting to see the end of line with some of what we’re dealing with, our service levels in that area will continue to be a priority and we’ll continue to ramp up our resources,” Parkin noted.

He said Town residents will soon see improvements to the municipality’s service levels, similar to what they were accustomed to prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Town staff are also working to reopen its Administration Building and Joint Operations Centre and bring staffing levels to what they were prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Modifications are currently being made with glass or plexiglass divides at customer service areas. Hallways and stair wells will also be marked as one way.

“There will be some differences when we start to reopen buildings but all of those differences are to ensure that our staff and our public that are using the buildings stay safe,” noted Parkin. 

By Sam Odrowski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter


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