COVID-19 / Coronavirus
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Town of Sutton – COVID-19 Update
Mayor’s message to our citizens of Sutton – November 12, 2020
Michel Lafrance, Mayor of Sutton, provides an update in regards to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), on November 12, 2020.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – zone rouge/red zone
More information on the measures in force in red zone :
Removal of bollards on Principale Street
In order to ensure future snow removal, the Town will proceed early next week to remove the bollards that had been installed on Principale Street in order to widen the sidewalks and allow physical distancing between pedestrians for health reasons.
As a result, it will no longer be possible after October 31 to use at will the three parking lots which had been temporarily rented by the Town to compensate for the loss of parking spaces. Located along Principale Street, the parking lot between the Esso gas station and Le Comptoir store, the parking lot behind the Caisse populaire and the parking lot at Saint-André church will no longer be accessible, except for users of the buildings concerned.
Please take note of this.
Extension of the temporary suspension of interest and penalties for all amounts due to the town of Sutton
A resolution was passed by Town Council on October 5 to grant an additional suspension of interest and penalty charges to citizens who are late with their payments to the municipality. As a reminder, this is the third delay since the start of the pandemic: a resolution last April had indeed postponed the calculation of interest for 100 days, followed by a second resolution in June adding a new deadline of 100 days.
This third resolution therefore suspends, until December 31, 2020, the interests and penalties normally attributable to any citizen who has not paid their due to the municipality within the prescribed deadlines. This concerns municipal taxes, transfer duties, permit fees as well as municipal day camp fees and any other billable service provided by the Town.
From an accounting standpoint, these suspension measures intended to temporarily ease household spending are valued at around $100,000 in loss of interest income.
However, it is important to know that the accounting of these interests will resume as of January 1st, 2021. Citizens are therefore invited to pay any amounts due to the Town as soon as possible in order to avoid additional penalty and interest fees.
Public health info
The Town of Sutton reminds its citizens that we are in the Estrie socio-health region for all matters relating to Public Health guidelines.
Currently, the region of Estrie and the Town of Sutton are therefore in an orange zone:
To keep track of the situation and the directives to apply in our zone, please consult the following link (in French only):