Municipality of Middlesex Centre
COVID-19 Update, May 27, 2020
To help keep you informed of what is happening at Middlesex Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be sending out frequent updates on our website and Facebook and Twitter accounts, and through our e-newsletter.

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COVID-19: Reopening Middlesex Centre

Last week we mentioned that Middlesex Centre has developed a three-phase plan for reopening our parks, facilities and the administration office. You can find the full list of what has reopened and any special conditions that apply on our website.

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Parks & Outdoor Spaces: Do your Part -- Stay Apart
Last week we cautiously reopened Middlesex Centre's parks and outdoor sports facilities.

  • Parks in Middlesex Centre have reopened for walking, hiking, biking, and bird watching. This includes walking your dog.
  • Tennis and pickleball courts have reopened.
  • Sports fields, basketball courts, and skate parks have reopened.
  • Playgrounds and splash pads remain closed.
  • Washrooms are closed at all parks.

You can find a detailed list of what is open and any special rules that may apply on the municipal website.

Remember - While enjoying the parks, please do your part and stay apart!

  • Practice physical distancing (2 m / 6 ft apart).
  • Avoid gathering in groups of more than 5.
  • Keep visits brief.
  • Come back at a later time or visit another park. (Note to pickleball fans - there are several courts available in Middlesex Centre!)
  • Respect posted closure notices at playgrounds and other amenities.
Reopening your Business: Steps for Water Safety

If your building has been shut-down for an extended period of time, you must plan to flush your plumbing system prior to reopening to ensure good water quality. We've put together some resources to help you safely reopen your business.

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Dealing with Gypsy Moths

Parts of Middlesex Centre are experiencing an infestation of gypsy moths, an invasive pest that strips host trees of its leaves. If you are a homeowner dealing with a gypsy moth infestation, please see our website for resources and information.

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Grass Clippings: Don't Blow It!

It may seem innocent, but blowing grass clippings onto roads can have unintended effects. Please avoid blowing grass clippings onto roads to improve safety and road maintenance.

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Planting for Pollinators
Did you know that Middlesex Centre is a signatory to the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge, joining hundreds of communities across Canada, the US and Mexico in committing to create monarch butterfly/pollinator habitat?

Pollinators like butterflies, birds and bees are important to healthy ecosystems and essential to much of our food supply.

If you are heading to the garden centre or greenhouse over the next few weeks, consider plants that attract pollinators. Landscape Ontario has some great tips to making your garden more pollinator friendly to get you started!
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Next Middlesex Centre Council Meeting: May 27
In order to respect Provincial direction on physical distancing and avoiding large gatherings, council meetings are happening "virtually" for the next while.

The next Middlesex Centre Council Meeting takes place tonight, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 6:30 pm. You can watch the meeting on the municipality's YouTube channel.
REMINDER: Property Tax Payment due Friday, May 29

With the office closed we cannot accept in-person property tax payments, but you can pay by submitting a cheque in the drop-box at the municipal office or through your financial institution. See the website for even more payment options.

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COVID-19: Share your Ideas, Questions & Comments

Do you have ideas, questions or comments about how Middlesex Centre is responding to the COVID-19 emergency?

Share your thoughts using our online feedback form or by contacting us by telephone or email.
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Municipality of Middlesex Centre
Phone: 519-666-0190