Sherbrooke starting distancing patrol

Record Staff

Beginning Wednesday, April 1, a team of nine employees of the City of Sherbrooke will be on patrol near municipal parks, trails, play structures, and sports fields between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. to remind people of their reasonability to maintain distance from other people. “This is a measure which is not only a reminder to our citizens, but which will also help the work of the Sherbrooke Police Service which is receiving a higher number of calls related to social groupings and distancing,” said Mayor Steve Lussier. The city has also made other changes to its operations. Among these, members of the press are now being asked to attend city council meetings remotely in addition to the rest of the population, as of the next meeting on April 6. Citizens who wish to ask a question of the council are invited to fill out a form at sherbrooke.ca/questioncm before 7 p.m. the night of the regular meeting
Sittings of the municipal court that were scheduled to take place in the month of April have been officially postponed. Those who have had a hearing postponed will receive a notice informing them of the new date, although a listing is also available online at sherbrooke.ca/role. Note that these deferrals do not apply to registrations for default judgment. For more information, you can call 819 821-5600 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. or between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The city has also installed a handwashing station on Wellington Street South to help those in the area, and particularly the local homeless population, have a place to wash their hands. The water, soap, and paper towel levels are being checked daily. The city is also reminding the population that a new waste collection calendar has come into effect this week, which has resulted in the change of collection day for a lage part of the population. Residents are encouraged to visit sherbrooke.ca/collectes to find out the most up to date information about when to take out the trash.

Published in the Wednesday, April 1 edition of The Record.

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