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Following Monday’s Belleville City Council meeting, a number of updates were announced as the City continues to work through the COVID-19 situation.
- Transit – Belleville City Transit will continue to operate free of charge until the end of September, at which point the situation will be reassessed. Rear-dooring boarding will also remain in effect and residents are reminded that masks continue to be a requirement while using transit.
- Events – The City of Belleville is now taking bookings for outdoor events that fit within provincial guidelines of 100 people or less and as resources allow. More information on booking and special events is available on the City’s website. Residents are asked to stay tuned for more information on the status of indoor event bookings.
- Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre – Staff will be reopening one ice pad at the QSWC with the target date of Sept. 14. Please note that ice time will be prioritized for minor sports groups and organizations with “Return to Play” protocols in place and other user groups with COVID-19 protocols in place. Depending on demand, there are plans to open an additional ice pad as resources allow at a later date.
The Templeman Aquatic Centre will reopen to the public with a target date of Sept. 28 with timed entry for all bookings to ensure that reduced capacity with physical distancing can be maintained. Lane swims, public swims and limited private bookings by sports groups with “Return to Play” protocols in place will be offered initially. Tickets will be available for purchase online or by phone prior to arrival. Drop-ins will not be permitted at this time. After Thanksgiving weekend, registered aqua fit classes will be made available. A modified swimming lesson format will be provided beginning the week of Oct. 25. Pre-registration will be required for all programs (online or by phone). More information on the gradual reopening plan is available on the QSWC website. .
- Property Taxes – A reminder that the final tax due dates are now due August 27 and October 28. Due dates were deferred during the March 20 Council meeting to ease the financial impact on residents during COVID-19. For more information and to pay your bill, visit our Property Taxes page on the City’s website.
- Parking – Paid parking will resume on Sept. 1. Those seeking monthly parking passes can purchase them at City Hall Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the City website for more information and rates.
For impacts to City of Belleville services, visit our COVID-19 information page at: belleville.ca/en/city-of-belleville-covid-19-information.aspx
For ongoing COVID-19 updates and ways to protect yourself and your family, please visit: hpepublichealth.ca