Belfountain Community Update

Thursday June 18, 2020

The Province of Ontario declared a state of emergency in response to the Covid pandemic March 17, 2020. In a concerted effort to control the spread of infection, the province instituted regulations to stay at home, minimize outings, initiate social distancing and limit access to essential services only.

The State of Emergency has been extended to July 15, 2020. Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon continue at STAGE 1 of reopening within the Regional framework.

Forks of the Credit Provincial Park was recently advertised on social media as one of the best parks to visit. Three plus million people live within 30-45 minutes of this park. Last weekend, 10,000 + visitors were in this park. The Town of Caledon, Ministry of Natural Resources, Caledon OPP, EMS and Fire services were all in attendance to deal with this emergency incident.

Today, Ward 1 and 2 community representatives and Councillors met for the second time. Virtual presentations were made by Caledon OPP, Town of Caledon and the Region of Peel. Traffic Calming Techniques, Region of Peel traffic data collection re: speed and visitor numbers, and Caledon Parking were shared. There will be further updates on these topics.

June 30, 2020, the Traffic Calming Policy will be introduced to Council for approval. You can virtually attend this meeting by dialing in once the meeting information is posted at https://calendar.caledon.ca/Meetings   The agenda will be posted 7 days ahead of the meeting.

Neighbourhood Watch continues to advocate for contacting the non emergency OPP telephone number for traffic related issues. Caledon Bylaw staff has been increased and are available for support in the evenings and weekends. Report by email  https://www.caledon.ca/en/government/customer-service-report-a-problem   or by phone  905-584-2272 x 3462.

The Belfountain Salamander Festival has been paused for 2020. A big thank you to residents and sponsors who have previously supported this festival. 2021 will be a new year!  

The Belfountain Inn has permanently closed its doors. We would like to thank Sonia, Thorntin, Nick, Samantha and the crew for all their support over the last 9 years, The Inn’s commitment to the Belfountain community has been extraordinary.  You will be missed. Thank you all so much!!

Stay safe, enjoy the heat!

BCO

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1 Response to Belfountain Community Update

  1. Jenni says:

    I don’t know what the town is proposing but if we are in a State of Emergency then there should be no parking period in Belfountain. The intensity of the last few weeks means we are still in lockdown in our yards because the streets are teeming. If business insist on selling coffee then they should clean the bins pick up the debris, PPE and other souvenirs left every Sunday and Monday morning.

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