Published on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 | March 30 Update

PRESS RELEASE
For immediate publication

A Team Will Patrol the Streets of Brome Lake

Brome Lake, March 30, 2020 — The Town of Brome Lake is implementing as of today changes to its public works department. One of the changes is the start of a patrol of the territory.

The patrollers will be responsible for monitoring parks, buildings and infrastructure, as well as carrying out minor work when required. They will be on duty seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

“It’s a way of keeping a watch on our territory and ensuring that government measures are respected,” said Brome Lake Mayor Richard Burcombe.

In order to limit the risk of spreading COVID-19 and to ensure the maintenance of essential services, public works employees will be divided into two teams, which will alternate from one week to the next.

Ban on short-term rentals
Furthermore, the Town of Brome Lake is urging owners of short-term rental properties and tourist residences to respect the Quebec government’s instructions issued over the weekend, and therefore to put an end to their activities for the duration of the crisis.

“Our territory has a good number of these properties and we must all pull together, especially since gatherings are also prohibited,” said Mr. Burcombe.

Only hotels and campgrounds that host snowbirds can remain open, according to official measures.

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