Residents and ratepayers of Mountain View County will see minimal disruption to services after the latest Alberta Health Services COVID-19 guidelines were unveiled On November 24th.
The County Office will remain open and is available to residents during normal working hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Here is a rundown of some of the guidelines we are asking of residents during the current Provincially issued state of health emergency:
- Any visitors experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms are asked to avoid the County Office until they are symptom free;
- Visitors to the County office are asked to wear a face covering for the health and safety of our staff who continue to work from the office. Disposable masks are available at the office if visitors do not have or forgot their covering;
- Residents and businesses are encouraged to use tele-conference or video-conference tools whenever possible to meet with staff. In-person meetings with staff can be scheduled by calling the employee directly, or phoning the main office line for assistance;
- Visitors arriving for a meeting will be required to sign in at the Front Counter to allow for enhanced contact tracing in the event of a positive COVID-19 test result;
- It is recommended that - whenever possible - a maximum of one person per family attend the County office to conduct business;
- Meeting room usage is closed to the public, and no external bookings are permitted at this time;
- Physical separation measures have been installed for appropriate protection during staff-public interactions;
- Visitors are asked to comply with all Alberta Health Services guidelines relative to social distancing and proper hygiene. Two (2) metre social distancing lines remain for visitor safety and the main washroom facilities located in the Great Hall are available for proper hygiene practices with increased daily cleaning and sanitation.
- Residents and businesses are requested to consider remote payment options rather than traditional in-person payments. These remote payment options include:
- Mailing a cheque or money order
- Paying any invoices through online banking, telebanking or at bank branches in person
- Council and Committee Meetings scheduled for December will be conducted online via the Zoom platform;
- While the office remains open, to comply with AHS guidelines some County office staff will be working from home, but still available via email and cell phone. Please consider calling ahead to ensure the staff you are hoping to meet with is in the office or working remotely.
County Operational Services Shops and Agricultural Services Shop
These County Facilities remain closed to walk-in public traffic. Residents or businesses that require services offered at these facilities such as Culvert Sales or Agricultural Equipment Rentals are encouraged to phone the main office to arrange for an appointment. Scheduled visitors to these facilities are requested to maintain social distancing, remain outside of the facility and to avoid these facilities when experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms.
Sales of used culverts and new culverts must be conducted through the County office.
Arrangements for these purchases can be made by calling 403-335-3311 and pressing “0”. Once the purchase is complete, the product pick-up will be coordinated by Operational Services staff who will contact the purchaser with the details surrounding pick-up.
We ask all residents and other customers observe all above listed health measures during their transaction. The County appreciates your support as we continue with the services you require!
Questions about these services can be directed to the same number as above or email email@example.com.
Agricultural Services rentals have resumed immediately and are available to County residents and producers.
To arrange for equipment rentals please call 403-335-3311 and press “0”. Once the rental agreement is complete, pick-up will be coordinated by Agricultural Services staff who will contact renters with the details surrounding pick-up.
We ask all residents and other customers to observe all social distancing and other health measures during their transaction. The County appreciates your support as we re-open many of the services you require!
Questions about these services can be directed to the same number as above or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
County Day Use Areas
Mountain View County day use areas including Hillers Dam, Davidson Park, William J. Bagnall Wilderness Park and Winchell Lake are available for public Use. Visitors are required to comply with all Alberta Health Services regulations relative to Social Distancing and Maximum Gathering Limits. Visitors should take note that common areas such as washroom facilities available at some of these locations are not seeing increased cleaning or sanitation and therefore visitors should use them at their own risk and ensure appropriate hygiene practices are followed after their use.
Services such as road clearing, brush clearing, and another regular winter operations are not expected to be disrupted or altered in any way.