On March 15th Mountain View County, in response to the growing concerns surrounding COVID-19, closed public access to a number of facilities including day use areas, operational services shops and the County main office. The Mountain View County office officially reopened on Thursday, May 14th.
Coinciding with Stage 1 of Alberta's relaunch strategy, Mountain View County reopened its municipal office yesterday.
Reeve Bruce Beattie was asked for his thoughts on May 14th being the first day of Stage 1.
The province says businesses should be opening and Reeve Bruce Beattie feels the County has a responsibility as well, to show that it is starting to move operations back to a normal state of affairs.
He explains some of the guidelines and regulations that will be in place at the Mountain View County office.
With new safety measures and physical distancing guidelines and regulations in place - https://www.mountainviewcounty.com/about-mvc/news/county-sets-office-re-opening-date-guidelines - the Mountain View County office will be available to residents during normal working hours of 8am until 4pm from Monday to Friday. It will be closed on Victoria Day.
Reeve Beattie says they are asking for residents to call ahead and make an appointment if they need to meet with a staff member.
Thinking of visiting one of Mountain View County's Day-use Areas this May long weekend? Read up on the measures in place at those areas on the campgrounds and parks webpage: https://www.mountainviewcounty.com/parks-recreation-culture/parks.
96.5 CKFM spoke with Reeve Bruce Beattie on Thursday, May 14th.