On behalf of myself, council, and staff, I hope you all are in good health. We know these times are difficult for many people, especially those who are suffering from serious diseases. Many health-related services have been put on hold because of COVID-19 and hopefully as restrictions are lifted people who require health care services outside of COVID-19 will get the help they need.
We have been fortunate to have low numbers of COVID-19 cases here and especially blessed it has not entered our senior’s homes.
We have been working to find ways to ease the burden of paying taxes if someone’s income has been seriously affected by COVID-19. Most of the Municipality’s revenue comes from property taxes which allows us to pay bills and provide services. All our residents and businesses that can afford to pay their taxes should do so to help the County with its financial obligations.
Our high-speed internet project is continuing, but it is taking a considerable amount of time to work through the preparatory and regulatory maze to start construction. I am also frustrated by the Province’s refusal to acknowledge its missteps and help us with this major investment.
I hope all of you have an enjoyable summer with lots of time to think about how lucky we are to live in such a wonderful place and to think how we can better help each other.
Municipality of Pictou County Warden