Additional resources and restrictions are now in place and will be available to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The Town of Devon declared a State of Local Emergency effective yesterday, March 24, at 8:30 a.m.
The town made the declaration in an effort to further support the province’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta. All Town of Devon facilities are now closed to the public, and Devon will be able to access additional resources it requires to address any potential outbreak of the virus within the community. Resources will also now be available to the town to enforce restrictions and closures as needed.
“We have been following the COVID-19 situation as it develops and have decided it is time to take the next step to protect our residents and staff through the declaration of a state of local emergency,” said Ray Ralph, Mayor for the Town of Devon. “The health of our community is our top priority and we will take whatever measures needed to ensure we’re doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
In addition to the declaration, Town Council additionally approved the deferral of property taxes for residents on a case-by-case basis to assist those impacted financially by COVID-19, with a new due date of September 1. Property tax notices will still be mailed out on May 31. Residents on a monthly payment plan facing financial difficulties are encouraged to call the Town Office at 780-987-8300.
Town utility account holders will also have the option of deferring their Town utility payments for up to 3 months, from March 18 to June 18. The town will continue to distribute monthly bills to residents and businesses, but there will be no penalty fees or service disconnections applied during this time.
The Town of Devon notes that a deferral means that you must still pay property taxes and utility bills at a later date. If you are looking for property taxes or utility payment support, please call 780-987-8300.
To stay up to date on local impacts and supports within Devon at devon.ca/covid19.