This page will be updated regularly with any changes to township services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check in before making a trip to any of our township facilities to confirm operating hours.
April 27th, 2020 (Mayor’s address regarding public boat launch)
April 17th, 2020 (Special Food Bank Collection/Support Services)
April 9th, 2020 (Mayor Urges Residents to Stay Home)
April 3rd, 2020 (Mayor Sayeau Addresses Residents)
March 27th, 2020 (A Message from our Mayor)
March 25th, 2020 (Property Taxes)
March 20th, 2020
March 18th, 2020
March 16th, 2020
March 13th, 2020
Township Services: Updated May 22nd, 2020
Our municipal office at 18 Centre Street is closed to walk-in traffic.
Please phone (613-658-3055) or email our office instead of visiting so that our team can help you remotely. We’d like to assure our residents that our office remains staffed and operational to provide service and assistance.
Your 2020 dog tags and waste transfer station payment cards can be purchased through our online store www.twpec.ca/shop and burn permits can be obtained (at no cost) online here: www.ec.burnpermits.com/. For a list of retailers that sell township garbage bags, visit our waste collection page.
On April 2nd, the Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal Council passed Bylaw 2020-25 to extend the 2020 interim tax deadline to May 31st to help ease the economic impact of COVID-19 and provide cash flow relief to those financially impacted by the pandemic. This measure was instituted to provide short term relief for residents and businesses that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents are encouraged to pay tax bills through online banking where possible by setting up “Edwardsburgh/Cardinal” as a payee with their online banking provider, using your property roll number as your account number. Cheques can be dropped in the dropbox on the front door of our municipal building at 18 Centre St. or mailed to PO Box 129, Spencerville ON K0E 1X0. Staff can also help you to set up interest-free pre-authorized monthly payments if you would prefer to pay in installments.
Marriage licenses, weddings and civil ceremonies are not available at this time.
Some outdoor recreation facilities are now open.
Tennis courts, basketball courts and baseball diamonds are now open in Edwardsburgh Cardinal for residents to play non-team sports or low-contact racquet sports. Individuals are not permitted to play team sports such as soccer or baseball unless they are members of the same household. Our public boat launch, parks, benches, picnic tables and shelters are also open for use. Individuals are still required to physically distance unless they are members from the same household. Please enjoy our newly opened amenities responsibly. Avoid crowded spaces, use hand sanitizer when hand washing isn’t an option and stay home if you are ill.
Some recreation facilities remain closed.
Our recreation facilities, including the Spencerville Arena, Ingredion Centre, Johnstown Community Centre and the Upstairs Community Room in our Townhall will remain closed to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and lessen the strain on our health care system. The closure affects all activities in our recreation centres, including the walking track, public skating and hall rentals. Outdoor play structures will also remain closed. We will continue to monitor information from health care professionals to determine when these recreation facilities will reopen.
The Spencerville and Cardinal Libraries are currently closed.
The Library Board will continue to monitor the situation and adjust as necessary.
Waste Collection & Disposal
Curbside waste and recycling is being collected as scheduled.
At this time all garbage for curbside collection must be placed in a township bag. Many of the retailers that sell these bags are open with extra precautions in place to enforce social distancing. If you are self-isolating or quarantined and unable to purchase these bags, we encourage you to contact the township office.
Waste Collections Canada reminds residents to make sure their township bags are tied tightly to prevent spills. Please protect your collector. Do NOT place used tissues and napkins in the Green Bin – these items often become wind-blown when the collector opens the lid or when emptying the bin into the truck. As a precautionary measure to protect the health of collectors who each handle thousands of receptacles a week:
- Place used tissues and napkins in the garbage. Wash your hands afterwards.
- Use liners for food waste placed in the Green Bin. Make sure your township bags are tied tightly to prevent spills.
- Do not place waste loosely in garbage containers.
- If you’re sick: place ANY item that has come into contact with your mouth, nose or eyes into the garbage – even items that you normally place into your Blue or Grey box (eg. water/beverage bottles, pop cans, milk/juice cartons, etc.).
The Land Transfer Station at 1225 Scott Rd continues to be open to residents as scheduled on Saturdays from 8am-12pm. We encourage residents to purchase pre-paid cards through our online store: www.twpec.ca/shop or phone our office at (613)658-3055 to make other arrangements.
The burn ban is lifted on Friday, May 8th at 8:00am. The Fire Chief would like to remind residents of the importance of complying with the open burning bylaw. Do not burn unless you are in compliance with ALL conditions of the permit and wind conditions are favorable. If the fire department is required to attend an unapproved burning complaint or an out of control open burn, the owner will be responsible for all associated costs as set in bylaw 2016-05. There will be zero tolerance for those who choose not to follow the rules. Burn Permits can be obtained online at no cost by visiting www.ec.burnpermits.com.
Our Fire Department is taking extra precautions to protect our Fire Fighters. All public events have been cancelled. We are working closely with our neighbouring departments, and are committed to supporting each other. If you phone 9-1-1, and you require emergency support, you will receive it. For non-emergencies related to the COVID-19 virus, we encourage you to reach out to the Health Unit at 613-345-5685 or Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000.
All Public Works activities are operating as scheduled.
Our Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants are operating regularly. We do not anticipate any disruption to services. We recognize that residents are using more disposable wipes around the house lately as we all take extra precautions. Please be aware that no wipes, whether they say flushable or not, should be disposed of by flushing down the toilet. They may go down the drain with ease but have the capacity to bind with fats, grease and oils and wreak havoc on Waste Water infrastructure, clog sewer mains, Residential Sewer laterals and private septic systems. Unlike toilet paper, wipes are designed and fabricated to be durable and resilient. Toilet paper on the other hand is fabricated to disintegrate quickly. All manner of wipes should be properly disposed of with regular household garbage. Considering the additional stress of somewhat uncertain times, the last thing anyone needs to deal with is the additional stress of backed up sewers.