The COVID-19 Coronavirus is continuing to have an impact on Communities and Council services.
As Council is deemed an essential service, services such as sewer, garbage collection and garbage tips continue to be maintained. The Grenfell Waste Facility is open for Shire residents only, with the recovery shop closed. Council’s administration office remains open with social distancing measures put in place at the service counter. Council’s staff both indoor and outdoor are doing an excellent job continuing to provide these essential services to the community in these difficult times.
While a number of essential services are being maintained the situation will continue to be monitored and decisions will be made accordingly.
There are however, various services closed to the public until further notice which are detailed below:
Staff at the Grenfell VIC, Internet Centre and Caravan Park are still available to assist the community and they are available on their respective contact numbers during business hours. Council’s sporting fields are restricted to passive recreational use only until further notice and street stalls are now in recess due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Council’s librarian is now also undertaking a delivery service by arrangement within the Grenfell Town limits. Council elections which were to be held in September this year have been deferred for 12 months or possibly until 31 December 2021.
We are currently experiencing unprecedented times and while the closures and reduction of services is inconvenient, they are crucial measures we need to take to deal with this global pandemic.
The patience and understanding of the community is very much appreciated.
Cr MARK LIEBICH