Public Service Announcement
Clarification on Access to Municipal Landfill
Release Date: March 30, 2020
The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is advising the public that it is closely monitoring information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
In the interest of health & public safety, and in follow up to the precautions announced on March 13, 2020, and again on March 18, 2020, the Town wishes to advise that all publicly accessible programs and events, at Town-owned facilities, are suspended with immediate effect and until further notice.
Along with the facilities listed below, the Municipal Landfill is included. The Municipal Landfill is closed to residential access only. All Business Customers and Contractors are permitted access.
The Town emphasizes that the decision to close the Municipal Landfill was strictly for the health and safety of Town employees as well as members of the general public.
Recommendations made by the Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health encourage social distancing and sanitization. Having residents access the Municipal Landfill will not be in the best interest of the health and safety of the general public.
It is important to note that the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay has worked with residents living in areas where Roadside Garbage pickup is not available. We understand that not being able to access the Municipal Landfill is inconvenient for some; however, health and safety are the priority at this time in particular as it relates to COVID-19.
Residents are further reminded that the Annual Spring Cleanup is approaching, so many items that residents would take to the landfill can wait for that activity.
The updated list of CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FACILITIES includes:
- Town Hall
- EJ Broomfield Memorial Arena
- Municipal Depot
- Kinsmen Park
- Husky Park Skate Loop
- Goose Bay Curling Club
- Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre
- Recycling Activities at CAF Arena on Northside (MOT)
ALL ESSENTIAL SERVICES WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE, INCLUDING:
- Water & Sewer Services
- Roads (Snow Clearing)
- Residential Roadside Garbage Pickup
- Landfill (Contractor Access Only) (Closed to General Public)
- Fire & Emergency Services
These unprecedented measures, though unfortunate, are necessary to be proactive against the potential spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay extends thanks to the public for their understanding at this time.
In consultation with officials at Labrador Grenfell Health and guidance released by the office of the Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health, the 12th Council of Happy Valley-Goose and Management will monitor updates relating to the pandemic and update residents regularly.
The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is asking residents to please share this information, in particular to our Seniors that may not have access to Social Media or the Internet in general.
To reach Seniors that may not have access to Social Media and or the Internet; the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay has set up a Helpline for Seniors in the Happy Valley-Goose Bay area. The telephone number is 896-3254.
The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay strongly recommends that residents and businesses utilize a cautious approach and exercise recommended practices to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.
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