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Box 113, 210-2nd Ave South, Marwayne, Alberta  T0B 2X0

COVID-19
The Village of Marwayne is actively monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While the risk of catching COVID-19 remains low, the Village is taking the necessary steps to mitigate the risks in order to ensure the health and safety of both our staff and our residents. We kindly ask that all Village residents do their part and adhere to the Alberta Governements' and Alberta Health Services' strict isolation and social distancing guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in fines and/or prosecution. 
 
If you have travelled internationally, have been exposed to anyone who has travelled internationally, or if you are feeling ill, please STAY HOME. 
 
Please be advised that until further notice, all Village of Marwayne hosted events have been cancelled and all recreational facilities (including outdoor parks and playgrounds) are closed. While the Village administration office remains open, our doors are closed to the public at this time. You may reach administration staff by email at marwayne@mcsnet.ca or by telephone at 780-847-3962 during our regular business hours - Monday to Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:30 pm (closed between 12:00pm-1:00pm for lunch).
 
 
ESSENTIAL AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
  • Curbside garbage and recycling services, utility services and emergency services remain fully operational. 
  • Should you have concerns regarding your exposure to COVID-19, please call the Alberta Health Link at 811. 
 
COMMUNITY SUPPORTS
 
For Loss of Employment due to COVID-19: Canada Emergency Response Benefit
  • If you stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support. The CERB provides up to $500 per week for a maximum of 16 weeks. 
  • Questions about applying? Call 1-833-966-2099 or, to speak with an agent, Call 1-800-959-8281. 
 
Mental Health
  •  If you are having trouble coping with stress, or are experiencing distress as it relates to your thoughts and/or emotions and are not sure what to do, health professionals, including counsellors, are available 24/7 to help.
  • Call the Alberta Health Link at 811 or the Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642 for assistance. 
 
Home Owners and Renters 
 
Property Taxes 
  • Village of Marwayne residential and commercial property owners will have until September 30th, 2020 to pay their current property taxes. Tax notices will still be issued in May, however, penalties for failure to pay current property taxes will not be applied until October 1st, 2020. 
  • Taxpayers enrolled in the pre-authorized debit plan may cancel their 2020 payments toward their current property taxes provided that notice is provided in writing on or before the 1st of the month the payment is scheduled to be withdrawn. 
  • Penalties are still applicable to any taxes in arrears, and all payments made must be applied to taxes that are in arrears first before being applied to the current years taxes. 
  • To view the 2020 property tax bylaws, please click below:
 
 
 
Utilities
  •  Village of Marwayne utility payments have a deferred collection date of June 18th, 2020. That being said, those home owners that are able to remit payment are encouraged to do so as to not incur penalties on the outstanding balance beyond the 90 day deferral date. 
  • To arrange for a deferral and repayment plan for natural gas or electricity, residents must contact their service provider directly. Deferrals end on June 19, 2019. 
 
Banks & Mortgages
  •  ATB Financial, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, TD, Bank of Canada, RBC and Scotiabank have all announced they will be allowing the deferral of mortgage payments for 1 to 6 months. Please contact your financial institution directly for mortgage payment deferrals. 
Alberta Rent Payment Plans 
  • Landlords are required to work with tenants who are having difficulties paying their rent to establish a payment plan during these unprecedented times. While tenants are encouraged to use their income to pay their rent each month, landlords should be mindful of the ongoing situation in order to devise a mutually agreed upon payment plan suitable for both parties. 
  • Tenant evictions are suspended until April 30, 2020. 
 
 BILL PAYMENT SERVICES
  • While the administration is closed, the Village is still able to accept payment for taxes, utilities, business licenses, etc. through our drop box (cash and cheque) and via online banking services. 
 
NON-FLUSHABLES
  • Although products such as toilet paper are hard to come by due to uncessary stockpiling, we remind residents that alternative products such as kleenex, paper towel, cloths, etc. are not to be flushed down the toilet. Flushing these items leads to clogs in your home's plumbing system as well as the Village's wastewater system resulting in costly repairs to the Village's infrastructure.

 TO PROTECT YOURSELF, OTHERS AND HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD

  • Wash your hands often and well;
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched;
  • Use hand sanitizer and/or gloves when handwashing is not an option; and
  • Most importantly, stay home unless you must go out for an essential service. 

 

FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON COVID-19, PLEASE VISIT THE ALBERTA GOVERNMENT WEBSITE BY CLICKING HERE