Council members of the Municipality of Atholville has decided to close its municipal offices to the public until further notice. This decision is being made in conjunction with the recommendations from the Chief Medical Officer of Health of New Brunswick regarding the closure of non-essential public facilities. Administrative employees will work from home, whenever possible.
The Village of Atholville wishes to inform the population that essential services will be maintained: water testing, road maintenance and snow removal, garbage collection and recycling. Obviously, fire services will also be maintained.
Citizens who wish to pay their water and sewage invoice can do so on line through Service NB, however, due date will be extended an extra 30 days following the reopening of the municipal office for those wishing to pay directly at town hall.
March 15, the municipality announced that the Alma hall, which also houses the Bowling Alley, was closed to the public. The Government of New Brunswick has also just announced the closure of public libraries, including the Raymond-Lagacé Library in Atholville.
The Municipality of Atholville invites its population to follow the guidelines for social distancing recommended by Public Health. For more information, visit the following websites:
The municipal council and its employees are fully aware that this decision will have an impact on the population but it's needed to minimize the outcome. We thank you for your collaboration and understanding during this difficult time. "Together, we will stop the spread of the virus and return to normal life in our beautiful municipality," said Mayor Michel Soucy.
We will evaluate the situation on a daily basis and continue to follow the recommendations made by the provincial government and the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Stay informed through the municipality's website, Atholville in action Facebook page, and electronic signs. Should you require assistance, you may call the office at 789-2944 and leave a message. Voicemail will be checked regularly and calls will be returned as soon as possible.Return