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Municipal measures

For the well-being of employees

The City is also applying the measures put in place by the government by requiring all employees who have travelled abroad since February 28 to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

In addition, the City has asked its employees to reconsider taking vacations in the coming months and to cancel any out-of-country travel that would have a departure date prior to April 30.

It is now also mandatory for all employees who are able to do so to work from home. Strict hygiene and social distancing measures have been put in place for employees who must work on-site, as recommended by the Public Health authorities.

Partial reopening of City Hall and the recreation centre starting May 25 for some resident services

The City of Saint-Lambert is currently putting safety measures and guidelines in place that will allow for a progressive resumption of public services in a manner that will be safe both for residents and for employees.

So, starting on May 25, City Hall will partially reopen for residents. A slightly reduced schedule will make it possible to operate with a minimum of staff on site to facilitate teleworking as much as possible. Accordingly, these buildings will be open:

  • Monday to Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

For the time being, only the following services will be available:

At City Hall, 55 Argyle Avenue entrance

  • Payment of taxes
  • Purchase of dog and cat licences
  • Approval of residents’ cards
  • Oaths and life certificates (by appointment only)

At City Hall, 35 Aberdeen Street entrance

  • Permit applications 

At the recreation centre

  • Approval of residents’ cards
  • Pick up of tennis access cards

The City is nevertheless asking the Saint-Lambert population to prioritize remote requests by email or telephone whenever possible. Residents can communicate directly with the various City departments or contact the reception desk at 450 672-4444 or info.citoyens@saint-lambert.ca.

To make an appointment for an oath or a life certificate, please call 450 672-4444 or email greffe@saint-lambert.ca.

Rules to follow

Several measures will be put in place to ensure that the municipality can safely provide these services. These include the installation of Plexiglas at the service counters, posted instructions and floor decals to ensure social distancing.

Visitors are asked to respect the following rules:

  • Only one person per family at a time
  • Disinfect your hands as you enter
  • Maintain a distance of 2 metres from other people
  • Respect the route indicated (directional floor arrows and stickers)
  • Wait for the employee’s instructions for payment
  • No cash accepted (debit card only)
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow
  • Stay home if you’re sick

The City of Saint-Lambert will keep residents informed as other services become available.

All scheduled activities cancelledCalendar

The City of Saint-Lambert has decided to suspend several scheduled activities. We are monitoring the situation and will keep you informed of any developments.

Visit saint-lambert.ca/en/calendar for updates.

Cancellation of all indoor and outdoor events up to and including August 31

To protect the population and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the City of Saint-Lambert has decided to cancel all indoor and outdoor events up to and including August 31. The complete list of cancelled events is available online.

Spring session of activities cancelled

The City of Saint-Lambert has decided to cancel the spring session of all its Leisure à la carte program of activities. Online registration that was to start on March 17 is therefore also cancelled.

For questions specifically related to recreational activities, residents can contact the recreation staff at 450 466-3890 or at loisirs@saint-lambert.ca.

Cancellation of the community-wide garage sale

As a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 situation, the community-wide garage sale planned on the weekend of May 23 and 24, 2020 is cancelled.

The City of Saint-Lambert closes access to its parks

In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, the City of Saint-Lambert closed all its parks, including the dog parks, playgrounds, outdoor sports facilities and community gardens, until further notice.

Moreover, knowing that the COVID-19 virus can survive for up to 72 hours on plastic and steel surfaces, it is impossible to properly and safely disinfect playgrounds.

The City of Saint-Lambert is therefore asking residents not to use the parks, playgrounds or sports facilities. We are also reminding everyone to keep a distance of 2 metres between themselves and other people at all times. 

2020-06-03  | Re-opening access to the play modules

Further to the Government’s announcement, the City of Saint-Lambert is pleased to report it will begin gradually re-opening its play modules starting today.

Over the next few days, a team will be removing the warning signs indicating that the parks are closed, as well as the caution tape around the play modules. While these facilities will once again be usable and the City will carry out daily disinfections, it cannot guarantee that there will be no risk of contagion.

The City therefore reminds users of the importance of continuing to follow the measures recommended by the Direction de la Santé publique:

  • Maintain social distancing of 2 metres at all times.
  • Wash your hands before and after using the play modules.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Stay home if you have any symptoms or are in contact with someone who has COVID-19.

I must remind you that it is essential to be cautious until the current crisis ends. I cannot urge you strongly enough to diligently follow the social distancing and hygiene rules recommended by the Direction de la Santé publique du Québec. Even if we are re-opening some equipment, the threat of contagion remains present, and it is your responsibility, for the sake of your own health and that of others, to use the equipment properly and remain vigilant”, said Mayor Pierre Brodeur.

The City of Saint-Lambert calls on all residents to do their part to ensure that the hygiene and social distancing measures are respected. The City wants to offer families a stimulating, fun summer, while also ensuring their safety.

2020-06-03 | Opening of the athletics track located at the Seaway Park

2020-06-02 | Closure of the dog runs

Following an order by the Direction de la Santé publique de la Montérégie, the City of Saint-Lambert has had to close its dog runs again until further notice. We will inform residents as soon we get the green light to open them again. Thank you for your understanding!

2020-05-30 | Opening of the Pickleball court at Préville Park

2020-05-28 | Opening of the skate park

2020-05-27 | Opening of the splashpads at Dulwich and Houde parks

This decision was made following the announcement by the Public Health authorities authorizing municipalities to open their water park installations.  

2020-05-23 | Opening of the tennis courts

Following the Quebec government’s announcement regarding the resumption of individual sports activities, the City of Saint-Lambert is opening its tennis courts on May 23.

In order to allow residents to play tennis even if they don’t yet have their access card, the courts will be open on a self-service basis between May 23 and 28. No reservations will be required. Court changeovers will be on the hour, and play is limited to one hour. The courts are available on a first come, first served basis. 

Access cards

Starting May 29, access cards will be required as before. We invite residents to get their card today by logging into their B-CITI account. The cost is $108 for the season. 

Access cards can be picked up at the recreation centre, which will be open starting May 25 according to the following schedule: Monday to Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., as well as Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

** Allow 48 business hours after purchasing your card before picking it up at the recreation centre. **

Hygiene and distancing measures

Even if the tennis courts will be open, the City of Saint-Lambert is reminding users that gatherings are still banned. The City also asks users to abide by the following rules when using the courts:

  • A maximum of two people per court (singles play only);
  • Players must each have a filled water bottle and hand sanitizer as there will be no access to washroom facilities or water;
  • Players must each bring their own balls and racket, and they may not lend their equipment to anyone else;
  • Players must maintain a distance of two metres from other people at all times;
  • Players must wash their hands before and after play.  

For all the rules that apply to the tennis courts, residents are invited to consult the Sports grounds page. Signs will also be posted on site. 

2020-05-06 | Community gardens opening

The City of Saint-Lambert is pleased to announce that it will open its community gardens starting Monday, May 11. This measure is intended to allow residents to obtain fresh produce at a low cost.

Hygiene and physical distancing measures for gardeners :

  • Follow the directions of the volunteer supervising the site.
  • Stay home if they have COVID-19 symptoms or if they have been in contact with an infected person.
  • Maintain social distancing (2 metres) prior to entering and on the site.
  • Respect the maximum limit of two people from the same family per lot.
  • Bring their own gardening tools, not lend them to other gardeners and wear gloves.
  • Wipe down garden hoses and water taps after each use with the disinfecting supplies provided.
  • Dispose of all waste immediately in the bins provided.
  • Respect all hygiene measures (cough into their elbow, throw away used tissues and wash their hands immediately after).
  • Wash all harvested fruits and vegetables with soapy water before leaving the site.

RULES TO FOLLOW
We would nevertheless like to remind you that to prevent the spread of the virus, you must:
- Respect physical distancing measures;
- Bring a filled water bottle and hand sanitizer, as there will be no access to water fountains;
- Bring all the gear you will need and avoid sharing it with others or touching anyone else’s equipment;
- Make sure to wash your hands before and after your activity ;
- Leave the site as soon as your activity is over;
- Avoid using physical structures;
- Stay home if you have COVID-19 symptoms or if you have been in contact with an infected person.

LibraryStarting Monday, June 1 | No-contact loan and pick-up service at the library

You can reserve documents by phone at 450-466-3910 or by email at reference@saint-lambert.caLibrary staff will prepare your order within 3 to 5 business days, and when it is ready, will contact you to arrange a time for pick-up. 

No-contact pick-up

Orders will be picked up in the parking lot at the back of the library (access from Green Avenue). 

Returning documents

You are allowed to have up to 25 documents out at a time. Loans are for 35 days. Documents can only be returned using the book return chute located at the front of the library. Books will be quarantined for three days before being put back in circulation. 

If you still have books you borrowed before the start of the pandemic you have until July 31 to return them. You do not have to do so right now.

City Council meetings closed to public attendance

To comply with the social distancing requirements ordered by the Public Health authorities, the next City Council meetings will not be open to public attendance, until further notice. You can watch the meeting live or on replay (allow a 24h delay) on the Webtv.coop website.

To ensure that public question periods are maintained, Saint-Lambert residents may submit their questions to greffe@saint-lambert.ca no later than 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Questions may relate to items on the agenda, which is posted on the City’s website the Friday before the meeting, or be of a general nature.

Next three municipal tax deadlines extended

To give its population a little breathing room during this period of COVID-19, the City of Saint-Lambert is extending each of the next three municipal tax deadlines by one additional month.

Accordingly, with the exception of payments made by a mortgage company, the next tax instalments will now be due on the following dates:

  • June 8, 2020 for the second instalment;
  • August 10, 2020 for the third instalment;
  • October 13, 2020 for the fourth instalment.

These extensions apply to both residential and commercial owners. The deadlines of April 14, June 15 and August 17 do not change for mortgage companies.

Registration for the City of Saint-Lambert’s day camps begins on May 23Camps de jour

The City of Saint-Lambert is pleased to announce that it is preparing to open its summer day camps starting June 29, if the COVID-19 situation allows.

In order to respect the government’s hygiene and social distancing guidelines, some of the specialized camps that were planned had to be cancelled, since it was not possible to hold them in accordance with these requirements. All the scheduled outings have also been cancelled.

The City will nevertheless still be able to offer children a diverse and entertaining program this summer. Parents can consult the new version of the day camp brochure at www.saint-lambert.ca/en/camps2020.

Please note that the decision to hold day camps will be conditional on the evolution of the COVID-19 situation and the government’s directives.

Pre-registration

As required by the government, we will provide a pre-registration period for children whose parents are both considered to be essential services workers. They are therefore invited to contact the Culture and Recreation Office at 450 466-3890 or loisirs@saint-lambert.ca between May 19 and 21 to register their children.  

To know if you are considered an essential worker as defined by the government, you can consult the following link: https://www.quebec.ca/en/family-and-support-for-individuals/emergency-daycare-services/list-jobs-and-essential-services/

General registration

Online registration, which will be open to all residents, begins at 9 a.m. on May 23. As always, parents must fill out the health questionnaire for their child before they can be registered. The form is available at www.saint-lambert.ca/en/camps2020

You will also be able to register by phone or email starting May 28 at 8:30 a.m.

Clothing donations suspended

Many of you are probably taking advantage of your free time to clean out your closets. You should note, however, that community organizations are no longer accepting clothing donations for the moment. We therefore ask you to hold on to them at home and, especially, to not place them next to donation containers since they will not be picked up.

Rest assured that you will be able to give your clothes a second life in a few weeks.

Thank you for your cooperation and especially for your generosity!