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The council meeting of April 6, 2020 will be held behind closed doors

Burning permit

Following the actual pandemic COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the recommendations of the SOPFEU and the Fire Chiefs of the County, the issuance of burning permits is suspended from March 29, 2020, until further notice. Outdoor fires are therefore forbidden as of March 29, 2020. Only fireplace with a spark arrester will be tolerated. In accordance with government directives, no assembly is allowed.

⚠ COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Update on March 26, 2020 ⚠

As stated by the World Health Organization, and as confirmed by the provincial and federal governments, we are currently facing a pandemic, COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Herein, you will find important information:

PREVENTIVES MEASURES BY CITIZENS

We ask you to strictly follow these preventives measures:

  • Stay at home, except when necessary, no matter your age, but keep in contact with others by phone or internet.
  • If you are going to the grocery store or the pharmacy; do it alone, and follow the business owner’s instructions.
  • Do not make mass purchases (panic buying) at the grocery store or the pharmacy; the Government assures us that the food distribution networks will be maintained and it does not anticipate shortages.
  • Close your business if you are not an essential service or if you are not teleworking (https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/essential-services-commercial-activities-covid19/).
  • Shut down your tourist accommodation, including all Airbnb rentals, as required by the Ministère du Tourisme and the CITQ (https://citq.qc.ca/bulletin/avis_26mars2020/index.html in french only).
  • Reduce all non-essential contacts with others.
  • Maintain a distance of 2 meters with others.
  • Apply an obligatory quarantine for 14 days after returning from a trip.
  • Apply a preventive quarantine for 14 days if you or a member of your entourage have flu or cold symptoms.
  • Do not go to the grocery store, pharmacy or any other business if you should be in preventive quarantine.
  • Wash your hands
  • Always cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm.
  • Be patient with fellow citizens during theses extraordinary times.

For more information, call Government of Québec at 450 644-4545 or 1 877 644-4545, or go to https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/. For information from Government of Canada, please go to https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html.

Be advised that Sûreté du Québec will patrol to ensure the respect of these measures by citizens.

PREVENTIVES MEASURES BY TOWN

In accordance with governments orders, be advised that we are taking necessary and preventive measures in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. We are putting forward the following preventives measures:

  • We have posted notices around Town asking citizen to stay at home.
  • We try to reach as many citizens as possible with notices, web site information (sutton.ca), thru Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VilleDeSutton/), our Mass Alert App – CITAM (https://massalert.citam.ca/city/subscription/8ee7ee4d-68c5-4bfb-a51c-3a4a565a32a2) and a postal letter.
  • In collaboration with Sutton Volunteer Centre (CAB), IGA of Sutton and Brunet Pharmacy of Sutton, we have set up a home delivery service.
  • The Town Hall is closed; any deposit or payment can be made in the deposit box located near the front door.
  • For urgent cases only, you can contact our employees by email or by phone.
  • We are ensuring that essential municipal services are maintained, including pick up of different wastes and recyclables.
  • The following sites and activities are canceled or closed:
    • Playgrounds in Town parks.
    • All Town related activities in the gymnasium of the elementary school.
    • All Town related activities in the community rooms of the Town Hall.
    • Bibliothèque municipale et scolaire de Sutton and Bibliothèque Sutton Library, except for online resources via the crsbp.qc.ca catalog.
    • Activities of Sutton Volunteer Centre (CAB), except for the Food Bank, “Meals on Wheels” and home deliveries.
    • Saint-André Parish Family Counter.
    • Elementary School of Sutton and CPE/daycares services.

The park trails provided by Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton (PENS) and Ski Mont Sutton Inc. are closed. We ask you not to walk on those trails so as not to put at risk your safety or First Responders health, in the event of injury.

Following the actual pandemic COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the recommendations of the SOPFEU and the Fire Chiefs of the County, the issuance of burning permits is suspended from March 29, 2020, until further notice. Outdoor fires are therefore forbidden as of March 29, 2020. This decision is in effect throughout the MRC Brome-Missisquoi.

HOME DELIVERY SERVICES

Home deliveries are now available for all those who should stay at home and avoid public places:

  • People 70 years of age and older.
  • People suffering from chronic diseases.
  • People suffering from flu or cold symptom, or if you have been in contact with such people.
  • People in self-isolation or coming back from a trip.

For delivery, contact these businesses:

Anyone interested in volunteering, fill out the form on the CAB website: https://cabsutton.com/en/volunteer_deliveries/. To become a volunteer, you must:

  • Be healthy.
  • Be under 70 years old.
  • Not returning from a trip.
  • Have no flu or cold symptoms.
  • Have a valid driver’s licence and access to a car.

Necessary measures are put in place to protect volunteers and the people receiving deliveries.

NEED TO TALK?

For psychological support, call 1 844 721-6094 or visit https://www.santeestrie.qc.ca/en/care-services/health-advice/infectious-and-communicable-diseases/coronavirus-covid-19/. For elders, call 1 877 658-8509 or visit http://ecoutemonteregie.org/.

ESSENTIAL LOCAL BUSINESSES

To help our essential local businesses who are still open, MRC Brome-Missisquoi, in collaboration with the Town and Corporation de développement économique de Sutton (CDES), has published a list of those businesses at https://www.brome-missisquoi.ca/services-alimentaires/.

TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

Please be advised that public access will be denied at the Town council meeting of April 6, 2020, in accordance to the directives of the authorities. We are currently looking into the possibility of broadcasting this session live. The agenda will be published as soon as possible, i.e. as soon as it is determined and final. In the meantime, you can send your questions by email to [email protected] before April 6, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

 

BY WORKING TOGETHER, WE WILL MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.

SPREAD THE WORD, NOT THE VIRUS.

STAY AT HOME.

You’re a senior and need to talk? 1-877-658-8509

Le Centre d’Écoute Montérégie is there for you! Free and confidential. Seniors who wish to receive a call every week can also apply:  http://ecoutemonteregie.org/

Mayor’s message to our citizens

Dear citizens of Sutton

Your Town is currently making every effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 by rigorously applying all the measures proposed by the provincial and federal governments. For the sake of protecting loved ones and our community, I am asking each of you to contribute to this extraordinary effort, in particular for the sake of our seniors who are most at risk.

What you can do:

  • Follow the instructions and directives issued by the Quebec and federal governments.
  • Protect yourself by washing hands, coughing in your elbow, throwing away tissues, keeping your distance, staying at home as much as possible and avoiding gatherings.
  • If you have returned from abroad since March 12, voluntary isolation for 14 days is recommended.
  • If you have a cough or fever call 1 877 644-4545.
  • Stay informed locally:
    • Sign up today at www.sutton.ca for the CITAM alerts and mass notification system, and the Sutton updates! weekly newsletter. If you do not have internet access contact CITAM directly at 1 844 642-3540 to receive alerts via your land telephone
    • Check for updates on the Town web site www.sutton.ca
    • Facebook users should “Like” and “Follow” the Ville de Sutton Facebook page
    • Consult the notices posted on city bulletin boards and in several businesses.
  • Do not go to the Sutton Health Center without calling first. Avoid non-emergency consultations. The clinic is working to provide health services to those in need, including telephone consultations where necessary. To help them, the clinic works jointly with the pharmacy and our First Responders.

What the municipality is doing:

  • Daily meetings of the municipal emergency planning committee to examine any new federal or provincial policy and necessary actions.
  • Staying abreast of any local changes that could have an impact on our citizens and our employees.
  • Putting an action plan in place to ensure the maintenance of essential services such as drinking water, residual materials or snow removal.
  • Town Hall closed to protect our employees and our citizens. You can still contact the staff by phone or e-mail but limit your requests to urgent matters only.
  • Maintaining regular contact with key local organizations including the IGA, the Brunet pharmacy, the Sutton Volunteer Center (CAB), Villa des Monts and the Sutton Health Center.
  • Keeping our provincial and federal deputies informed of our efforts and ensuring their support.
  • Introducing a system to ensure home deliveries of groceries and medicines for all those who should stay at home and avoid public places: people 70 years of age and older, those suffering from chronic diseases plus those in self-isolation. For the IGA Sutton order online or call 450 538-2211. For the Brunet pharmacy (medications and non-medical items) call 450 538-0055.

If you know seniors, please contact them regularly by phone. Help them stay informed. Share this information with them.

To help people at risk in our community, we are asking people under 70 years of age who are symptom free, hold a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle, to volunteer to make home deliveries and other tasks. You can do this by contacting the CAB at 450 538-1919, or via their website www.cabsutton.com.

Do not make mass purchases at the grocery store which will create shortages for your neighbors. The government assures us that the food distribution networks will be maintained, and it does not anticipate shortages.

By working together, we can make a difference. If you have concerns or questions, you can write to me at [email protected].

Michel Lafrance, Mayor. Sutton, March 20, 2020

Municipal library – numeric resources

Dear subscribers,

During the library closure period, thousands of numeric books are available free of charge via the  simba2.crsbp.qc.ca catalog.

We also have magazines and digital newspapers with no return date, or limit of quantity borrowed, distance training, online music and videos are also available with (CURIO).

Change your ideas and take advantage of all these beautiful resources available to you free of charge.

The library team.

Home deliveries from the Brunet Pharmacy and the IGA Sutton

Free home deliveries are now available for all those who should stay at home and avoid public places:

  • people 70 years of age and older;
  • people suffering from chronic diseases;
  • people in self-isolation or coming back from a trip.

For IGA Sutton, order online https://www.iga.net/en/online_grocery or call 450 538-2211.

For Brunet Pharmacy (medications and non-medical items), call 450 538-0055.

The Town thanks our local business, Sutton Volunteer Centre (CAB) and the volunteers.

Call for volunteers / COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Call for volunteers / COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

In the current context of the international pandemic, COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Town of Sutton and the Sutton Volunteer Centre (CAB), in collaboration with IGA H. Després Ltée and the Brunet Pharmacy – Samuel Desjardins, are working together to set up a free home delivery services for our elderly and vulnerable populations.

Anyone interested in volunteering for such home deliveries, including students currently on leave from school, please fill out the form on the CAB website: https://cabsutton.com/en/volunteer_deliveries/. If you cannot fill out this form, please leave a message with your contact information at 450-538-1919.

To become a volunteer, you must:

  • be healthy;
  • be under 70 years old ;
  • not returning from travelling;
  • have no flu or cold symptoms;
  • have a vehicle and a valid driver’s licence.

All partners will ensure that necessary measures are put in place to protect volunteers and the people receiving deliveries

⚠⚠⚠ COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Update on March 16, 2020

As stated by the World Health Organization, and as confirmed by the Government of Québec, we are currently facing an international pandemic, COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

In accordance with government orders, be advised that we are taking the necessary and preventive measures in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. We are putting forward the following preventives measures:

  • The Town Hall is closed. Any deposit or payment can be made in the deposit box located near the front door;
  • For urgent cases only, you can contact our employees by email or by phone;
  • We are ensuring that essential municipal services are maintained;
  • The following activities are canceled:
    • All Town related activities in the gymnasium of the elementary school;
    • All Town related activities in the community rooms of Town Hall;
    • Bibliothèque municipale et scolaire de Sutton and Bibliothèque Sutton Library;
    • Activities of Centre d’Action Bénévole (CAB), except for the Food Bank, “Meals on Wheels” and home deliveries;
    • Family Counter;
    • Elementary School of Sutton and CPE/daycares services.

We ask you to strictly follow the preventives measures ordered by the Government of Quebec

https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/, especially:

  • Reduce all non-essential contacts with others;
  • When necessary, maintain a distance of 1 to 2 meters with others;
  • Stay at home, except when necessary, if you are aged 70 and over;
  • Be in preventive quarantine for 14 days after returning from a trip;
  • Be in preventive quarantine for 14 days if you or a member of your entourage have flu or cold symptoms;
  • Do not go to the grocery store, pharmacy or any other business if you should be in preventive quarantine;
  • Wash your hands regularly;
  • Always cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm.

For more information, call Government of Québec at 1-877-644-4545.

⚠ ⚠ COVID-19 – Coronavirus

As stated by the World Health Organization, and as confirmed by the Government of Québec, we are currently facing an international pandemic, COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

We invite you to take the precautions prescribed by the Government of Québec, including self-isolate after returning to Canada or if you have symptoms: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/.

We are putting forward the following preventives measures and we ask citizens:

  • Do not go to Town Hall if you have flu or cold symptoms;
  • Contact Town employees by phone or email instead of meeting face to face;
  • Maintain a distance of 1 to 2 meters with employees and avoid physical contact;
  • Wash your hands regularly;
  • Always cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm;

Be advised that, until further notice, these activities are canceled:

  • All Town related activities in the gymnasium of the elementary school;
  • All Town related activities in the community halls of Town Hall;
  • Bibliothèque municipale et scolaire de Sutton and Bibliothèque Sutton Library;
  • Activities of Centre d’Action Bénévole, except for Food Bank and Meals on Wheels;
  • Elementary School of Sutton and CPE/daycares services, as directed by the government;
  • The activities of the Saint-André church, the activities in the sacristy of the church, the Sunday Eucharistic celebrations as well as the activities of the family counter of the St-André parish are suspended until further notice. For info, contact 450-538-3215.

These actions are taken as preventive measures in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.

For more information, call Government of Québec at 1-877-644-4545.