Essential Services Continue
As per the Governor’s order, we have reduced our staff to 50% of essential staff. Other than the police department, all departments are working on a skeleton staff at most. Where possible, staff is working remotely.
DPW was out treating the roads during yesterday’s snow/sleet event. Residents should be aware that nothing in the Governor’s Executive Orders prevents Town staff from plowing roads during weather events, clearing down trees after storms or repairing water main breaks. Our staff may not be at work on site, but they are ready to respond to any situation in Town should it arise.
Our Meals on Wheels program continue to deliver meals to homebound residents. We have delivered an emergency meal along with our regular meal today so that they have a spare meal in the case of a real emergency. We thank our volunteer drivers for their continued support up at this time.
We now have 32 residents enrolled in our citizen assistance program.
We have a daily department head conference call to ensure staff coordination while we abide by mandatory staggered scheduling.
Although our recycling center is closed at this time, residents should be aware that Sani-Pro continues their weekly curbside pick-up of household recycling and garbage. In addition, curbside pick-up of yard waste began this week. Please check the pick-up calendar for your schedule. For refuse and recycling information generally: https://mynewcastle.org/180/Recycling-Refuse-Unit
For Sani-Pro calendar: https://mynewcastle.org/DocumentCenter/View/1291/2020-Refuse-and-Recycling-Schedule-PDF
Town and County Tax Bills
And last but not least, Town and County tax bills are being prepared for mailing. If you, as opposed to your bank are responsible to pay taxes, you will be getting a tax bill in the mail after April 1. As Town Hall will be closed to the public- and that includes the tax office, there are alternative options for hand delivering your tax bill to the tax office. They include a drop box out side the police station that is available 24/7 and paying on-line. For those of you who receive a tax bill in this mail, you will also receive a letter as an insert in the tax bill which will layout the different payment options to you. I can assure you that you will be receiving additional information on this in the coming weeks.
Don’t forget about the Census 2020- April 1 is Census day- Be sure to Be Counted.
Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 31.