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Penalties, interest waived for certain payments in Springwater

Township council votes in favour of providing relief to residents and businesses during COVID-19 pandemic
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2019-07-18 Springwater Township RB
Springwater Township. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

NEWS RELEASE
TOWNSHIP OF SPRINGWATER
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During a Special Council Meeting on March 25, Springwater Council voted in favour of providing relief to residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, through the waiving of penalties and interest for property tax and water/wastewater payments coming due.

Council has authorized:  

  • Penalties and interest not be applied on May 1 and June 1 for unpaid property taxes that are due April 22, 2020;  
  • Penalties and interest not be applied on April 1, May 1 and June 1 for water/wastewater bills that are due between March 31 and May 31, 2020;   
  • NSF charges be waived for payments that are returned from April 1 to May 31, 2020; and
  • Residents be able to temporarily withdraw from pre-authorized debit plans without penalty from March 26 to May 31, 2020.

Anyone who wishes to temporarily withdraw from pre-authorized debit plans or cancel a post-date cheque, must do so in writing by emailing taxes@springwater.ca. Anyone who does not have access to e-mail is asked to please call 705-728-4784 Ext. 2024.

If the global pandemic continues beyond June 1, staff will return to Council with a recommendation to extend the relief period.

Anyone who is in the position to make payments is able to do so online through My Springwater, at most financial institutions and through some third-party providers. Cheques may also be left in the drop box located at the Township Administration Centre.

For the latest information on how the municipality is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit springwater.ca/COVID19.

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