Mayor Letter to Residents – July 24, 2020

Posted: July 24, 2020

Dear Residents,
As we enter Stage Three of the Provincial Re-Opening Plan, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to our community. We would not be entering stage three without a continued concerted effort from our residents and those of Lambton County as a whole. Petrolia has remained strong and full of community spirit during this challenging time and I want to personally thank you all for that. It has helped our Council and staff to have such a high level of community support and close relationships with our business owners, service clubs, groups and more. We are in this together, and we will continue to move forward as a community in a safe way.

Every person has made a huge impact by doing their part. Some of our helpers are visible and working hard on the front lines in health care, long term care and essential retail. Some of our helpers are less visible and leading the charge from their restaurant kitchens, the post office, by offering curbside pickup of goods, and by partnering with our community to provide deliveries.

Many of the helpers work very quietly and remain undetected while they manage funeral services, re-stocking of shelves, collecting waste, maintaining clean drinking water, managing waste water, offering spirit activities and slightly different social events, volunteering to help residents attend the Market safely, watering flowers, fixing infrastructure, and maintaining an incredible level of uninterrupted customer service at Town Hall. For these (and many more) visible, less visible, and quiet helpers, I want to say thank you. The Council of the Town of Petrolia sees each of you and we appreciate your important role in the health, safety, high spirits, wellness, and prosperity of Petrolia.

Currently there are some new amenities available to residents – the most notable, the return of the playground equipment. Staff will be sanitizing this playground equipment regularly but please remember to use good hand washing practices and keep a safe physical distance of 6 feet or 2 metres. For a full list please visit www.town.petrolia.ca. Stay well, and I wish you all continued good health.

R. Brad Loosley