he Ronald A. Irwin Civic Centre opened on Monday, June 29 but to provide limited services.
To protect staff, visitors are not permitted to access individual offices unless appointments have been made in advance, says a media release.
All interactions with city staff will take place in the lobby level or the Central Collections office. Plexiglas barriers and floor decals have been installed to assist with physical distancing and to protect visitors and employees.
Those entering the building will be subject to increased screening measures and will be directed to use the hand sanitizer provided, the release says.
As the July 6th tax installment approaches, those who prefer to make a payment in person at the Central Collections office may do so. Taxpayers may also use one of the following non-contact payment methods:
• Use the outside grey drop-off box near the front steps of the Civic Centre (cheques only, no cash)
• Mail cheques to: Central Collections, City of Sault Ste. Marie, 99 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5X6
• In person, by phone or online through most financial institutions.
Choose one of the pre-authorized tax payment plans:
• Ten-month automatic bank withdrawal where payments are withdrawn from your bank account on the fifth of each month (January to October).
• A due date payment plan where payments are withdrawn from your bank account on the date taxes are due.
Members of the City’s Tax department are available to provide assistance throughout this process. If you have any questions, please call 705-759-5290.
The civic centre is open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For the latest updates on city services and facilities affected by COVID-19 visit saultstemarie.ca/COVID19.