SOUTH GLENGARRY, Ontario – In-person Council Meetings in South Glengarry are set to resume on April 4th at the new Council Chambers located in Tartan Hall at the Char-Lan Recreation Centre.
Since March of 2020, Council and Committee meetings have been held electronically due to public health measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, throughout 2021 the Township office located in Lancaster underwent a significant renovation project, resulting in the former Council Chambers being converted into additional office space. As a result of the office renovation, Council Chambers has been relocated to Tartan Hall at the Char-Lan Recreation Centre (19740 John Street, Williamstown).
The decision to return to in-person meetings comes on the heels of the recent lifting of several provincial mandates. As of March 21st, masks will not be required at Township-owned buildings. Visitors are encouraged to physical distance, self-screen and stay home if exhibiting illness. Township staff and members of the public are encouraged to conduct their own personal risk assessment to determine if they should continue masking.
Masks will continue to be mandated while using public transit, visiting long-term care and retirement homes, as well as health care, congregate living and shelter facilities. All remaining mask protocols in Ontario will be lifted April 27th.
“I would like to thank Township staff, residents and visitors for their patience and perseverance over the last two years,” stated Mayor Lyle Warden, “It has been a long road and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to our Council meetings in our new location at Tartan Hall. We should all continue to do our part to ensure we can continue on this path back to normalcy.”