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Raymond closures in response to outbreak

Posted on March 19, 2020 by admin

Town Office – Will be closed to the public until further notice. The office will, however, be open by phone during normal business hours (8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.). Bill payments can be done online through your bank or you can set up a pre-authorized payment with the town. If there are circumstances that necessitate and in-person meeting, it will be done by appointment only. Please call ahead to request and complete the required self-assessment form that will be emailed to you. Questions, please call 403-752-3322, then option 1.

Town Shop – Is closed to the public. If you have need to speak with operations, please dial 403-752-3121.

Raymond Public Library – Will be closed to the public until further notice. However, they will have staff available during normal business hours to answer any questions over the phone. Questions, please call 403-752-4785.

Broadway Theatre – Will be closed to the public until further notice.

Community Centre – Will be closed to the public until further notice. However, those businesses which lease office space will still be able to operate their businesses out of the Community Centre.

Raymond Seniors Centre – has suspended all official seniors activities within the centre. Some private bookings are still planning to go ahead, provided they do not contravene the province’s mass gathering restrictions.

Raymond Museum – will remain open during normal winter hours (Wednesday’s from 2-5 p.m.) provided they do not contravene the provinces mass gathering restrictions. Questions, please call 403-752-4799.

VSP Fitness – will remain open during its regularly scheduled hours provided they do not contravene the provinces mass gathering restrictions.Anyone with questions, please call Studio8 at 403-593-8551.

Council Meetings – Regular Council meetings will continue as scheduled with limited public participation. The public is welcomed to attend. Please call the office to confirm your attendance and to have the required self-assessment form emailed to you. You will be required to complete the self-assessment form and provide us with a signed copy prior to entry into the Council meeting.

Essential Infrastructure & Services – As a municipality, our key role is to ensure the operation of essential infrastructure and services like potable water, wastewater, solid waste and public safety. Our top priority is the health, safety and well-being of the public and our employees.

We are focusing on maintaining essential services for the Town as follows:

Potable Water – Our water system is secure. The Ridge Water Services Commission operates the water system, which is a closed system and is a fully controlled program via automation. The source water is protected and enters a closed and filtered process. There is no public access to the plant. The water is tested daily by staff of three qualified operators.

Wastewater – Please do not flush paper towel, hand wipes, or anything other than toilet paper down the toilet, as these items will clog our system.

Solid Waste – Regular garbage collection will continue as scheduled. Please ensure that all garbage is bagged and that no loose garbage is in the bin.

Community Policing – The RCMP and our Community Peace Officers are maintaining normal operations. If you have an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. Otherwise call the RCMP Detachment at 403-752-4747 or the Peace Officers at 587-813-0791 for any other questions or complaints.

Raymond Fire Department – The firehall is closed to the public. Our volunteers are an amazing group of people who serve our community and are ready to respond when and if they are needed.

Local Businesses – #SkipTheTripis just as important as it’s ever been. Please continue to shop local and support our businesses. However, please stay home if you don’t feel well.

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