A slew of measures announced to support Rosemère residents

The Town of Rosemère, just like many other towns in Quebec, has stepped up its efforts to ensure the well-being of its residents through a series of initiatives starting with the support of its seniors and isolated residents.
Since April 1—a new “friendly call” service is offered to people living alone who feel isolated and may need someone to talk to. Residents may call the Town at 450 621-3500, ext. 7384, and mention that they would like to receive a “friendly call”. The Town is also inviting residents over the age 70 or anyone else with a special need, such as grocery delivery service or otherwise, to call this same number. The town will make sure to direct them to the appropriate services.
“I am proud and happy to see that residents have responded in large numbers to our call for volunteers. Thanks to their support and commitment, we have made more than 200 friendly calls to seniors and residents living alone and we are continuing to do so! Our community is uniting and I’m convinced that together we can win this battle!” stated Rosemère Mayor Eric Westram.
Furthermore, the town is offering an online entertainment service on the library’s website for youngsters and grown ups and the ecocentre remains open to the public.

In order to comply with government orders, the Town is cancelling the pick-up of large items scheduled for April 13. However, the ecocentre remains open to the public.
As an additional financial help to its residents, Rosemère has decided to cancel interest and penalties on residents’ and merchants’ unpaid tax bills, effective March 13 and until June 1.
Town Council will be holding a special meeting in the Council room this Monday, April 6, at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held in private and the pre-recording will be available on the Town’s website. The video will be webcast immediately following the meeting. Residents wanting to take part in the question period must send their questions to [email protected] before 3 p.m. on Monday, April 6.
The Council meeting of April 14 will be held in private as well, but will be webcast live. Residents will be able to view it live on the Town’s website via webcast.
In addition, the Town is stressing that gatherings in parks are strictly prohibited. This order applies, in particular, to parks and playgrounds (soccer fields, skatepark, baseball fields, etc.). Soccer games with friends, skateboarding outings at the skatepark and all other group activities are prohibited in public places. In fact, signs have been posted at the entrances to these parks to remind people of the rules. The police force has been made aware of this situation and will take the necessary measures to ensure that these orders are obeyed. The Town is also reminding residents of the importance of not flushing disposable disinfectant wipes down the toilet. They create major problems in the sewer system by blocking the pipes and causing sewer back-ups.
Essential services will always be provided and that the vast majority of Rosemère employees are carrying out their work off-site (in telework mode) so that administrative services remain operational. Residents can continue to contact their Town at 450 621-3500 and are assured that any urgent request or special situation will be dealt with appropriately.