Preparation for Potential Postal Disruption

The Town of Fort Erie has made arrangements to minimize the impact that a potential labour disruption at Canada Post may have on Town services. In the event of a postal disruption, the following options are available.

Billing & Payments
The June 2016 monthly water bill will be available July 18 and customers may obtain amounts owing in one of the following ways:

  • call Town Hall at 905-871-1600
  • submit an online request for a PDF copy of your bill at www.forterie.ca
  • come to Town Hall and request a duplicate copy of your bill

Property owners are still responsible for payment of amounts owing. If a strike is in progress, please do not attempt to mail your payment. The next water bill due date is August 4, 2016. As always, payments may be made:

  • in person at Town Hall
  • with your bank (in person, online or telephone)
  • in the night depository box at Town Hall (please mark your account or roll number on the front of your cheque)
  • by pre-authorized payments

Procurement
The Town’s procurement processes will continue throughout the potential Canada Post labour disruption. Procurement closing times/dates will not be extended. It is the responsibility of the respondent to ensure submissions are received prior to deadlines.

Accounts Payable
Accounts payable invoices can be dropped off at Town Hall, faxed to 905-871-9984 or emailed to payables@forterie.ca. Vendors who are concerned about possible delays in the receipt of their payment should contact Accounts Payable at 905-871-1600 ext. 2309 to make arrangements.

Planning and Development Services
For applications in August (and beyond) during the mail strike, the Planning Division will continue to process applications in accordance with the legislative requirements of the Ontario Planning Act, c.P.13, R.S.O 1990.

With respect to planning applications heard by Planning Committee and Council, respective Notices of Public Meeting and Decisions will be communicated in the following ways:

  • advertised in the Fort Erie Times
  • posted on the Town’s website
  • emailed to anyone requesting a copy of the Notice in writing and providing an email address
  • hand-delivered to those persons within 120 metres of a subject site specific application (public meeting notices only).

 With respect to applications heard by Committee of Adjustment, all required Notices will be communicated in the following ways:

  • advertised in the Fort Erie Times
  • posted by sign on the property
  • posted on the Town’s website
  • emailed to anyone requesting a copy of the Notice in writing and providing an email address
  • hand-delivered to those persons within 120 metres of a subject site specific application (public meeting notices only).

For more information, please contact the Fort Erie Customer Service Unit at 905-871-1600 or visit www.forterie.ca.

5 thoughts on “Preparation for Potential Postal Disruption

  1. Susan Jovanovic

    I’ve asked in the past, and I’m glad we can finally get a paperless water bill. That will save the Town thousands every month in postage!

  2. Sandra Wallace

    This water bill is the only one that still gets mailed to my house. If you have the ability to send me a pdf copy could you not give us the option of ebills going forward and save postage costs in future?

    1. Town of Fort Erie Post author

      HI Sandra – We agree that eBilling is the best approach for Fort Erie. We are currently working on implementing an eBilling program in the coming months and will advertise the program in the local papers as well as on our social feeds once it’s implemented. Emailing residents a PDF of their bill is a temporary “work-around” if a potential postal disruption does occur. If not, you can still expect to get the water bills mailed to your residence. Hope this helps! Cheers, Janine

      1. Sandra Wallace

        Hi Janine! Thanks for your reply. I am glad to hear that the town is working on e billing. I have been wondering about this for quite some time. Thank you for the update and status report.

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