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Municipal measures

Partial reopening of 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.

Scheduled activitiesCalendar

The City of Saint-Lambert has decided to suspend several scheduled activities.

We are very pleased to offer a brand-new summer activity program that is adapted to the challenges imposed by the pandemic. Under the Sizzling Summer banner, the program features sports, literary and cultural activities for both young and old. Summer fun guaranteed for everyone.

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.

Gradual reopening of the parks

In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, the City of Saint-Lambert closed on March 23 all its parks, including the dog parks, playgrounds, outdoor sports facilities and community gardens, until further notice.

According to government orders, the following facilities have been reopened:

  • play modules in all parks
  • athletics track located at the Seaway Park
  • dog runs
  • pickleball court at Préville Park
  • skate park
  • splashpads at Dulwich and Houde parks
  • the tennis courts
  • community gardens opening

On June 8

Following the government’s latest announcement on June 4, supervised outdoor activities carried out individually or in a group, such as soccer, are now permitted. Accordingly, the City is preparing to open its facilities to allow them to resume. As of Monday, June 8, the following facilities will be open:

  • Soccer fields: Seaway Park only (others to come)
  • Baseball field: Seaway Park only (others to come)
  • Volleyball court
  • All basketball courts
  • Outdoor training circuit
  • Permanent rink at Préville Park
  • Petanque courts (as of Tuesday, June 9).

Nevertheless, the practice of group activities, such as soccer and petanque, will be permitted only on the condition that the 2-metre physical distance between individuals can be respected at all times and that strict hygiene rules, such as disinfecting hands before and after the activity, are applied.

Sports federations and provincial organizations will develop guidelines for their members regarding the resumption of activities. Several Quebec sports federations have already put their reopening plans online. We invite you to contact your local sports association for more details and to visit Our organizations in action microsite.  

Strict rules to follow 

Despite our best efforts to ensure the safest possible environment, the City 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.

We would 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.

LibraryReopening of the library

The library reopened to the public on July 13.

Services

The usual services will resume gradually. For now, users will be able to:

  • have free access to the library’s collections;
  • borrow documents (all returns must be made through the book chute);
  • benefit from the reader assistance service;
  • use the furniture (tables, chairs, armchairs) to stop for a few moments; and
  • take advantage of the online services, including document reservation.

The computer workstations and workrooms will not be available for the time being. Nor will the iPad loan service. Members will be informed as soon as these services resume.

Intake capacity

Due to social distancing rules, the library will be able to accommodate a maximum of 40 users at a time. The City therefore asks users to limit their visits to one hour to allow as many people as possible to enjoy the library.

Opening hours

During the gradual re-opening, the library schedule will be as follows:

  • Sunday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed

The library can only be entered by the front door (except for people with reduced mobility and strollers).

End of the no-contact loan service

With the re-opening of the library, the no-contact loan service offered since June 1 will come to an end. This means that email and phone reservations will no longer be accepted as of Wednesday, July 8. Residents will have to go to the library to obtain documents.

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.

Municipal tax deadlines extended

To give its population a little breathing room during this period of COVID-19, the City of Saint-Lambert extended the municipal tax deadlines.

Accordingly, with the exception of payments made by a mortgage company, the 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 campsCamps de jour

Starting June 29, the City of Saint-Lambert will offer a series of themed day camps for youngsters ages 5 to 13. 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.

Registration

You can register online via the activities registration module, by phone at 450 466-3890 ou by mail at loisirs@saint-lambert.ca. You must fill out a health questionnaire to register a child for day camp. Click here to fill out the questionnaire.

2020-06-09 | Additional spots
Following the government’s announcement to authorize the usual counsellor-child ratios in day camps, we are able to offer additional spots in some of our municipal camps.

To find out which camps have spots available, visit the activities registration module.