May 8, 2020
Dear All Marina Owners and Operators in Haldimand County and Norfolk County
It has come to our attention that there has been some confusion on social media regarding the role of the
Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit related to commercial activities at marinas. As a matter of clarity, current restrictions were passed by the Province of Ontario under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, through Ontario Regulation 82/20. The Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit has not issued any public health orders related to the operation of marinas.
We encourage all marina owners to familiarize themselves with the rules and undertake their operational decisions based upon it. An excerpt of the regulation regarding marinas is attached. Of note, the Provincial directive indicates that marina operators shall not permit marinas to be used for recreational boating purposes. The fine for a breach of a regulation under this Act is $880.00, including the victim fine surcharge and court administration fee.
As always, the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit is working diligently to advance the health of the community. We hope that we can all return to enjoying the benefits of living in Norfolk County and Haldimand County in the near future.
If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to the Environmental Health Team at email@example.com or 519-428-8019.
General Manager and Chief Nursing Officer Health and Social Services
12 Gilbertson Dr., PO Box 570, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, N3Y 4N5 519-426-6170 x. 3120 | 519-582-3579 | 905-318-6623
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Schedule 3 Requirements that Apply to Businesses that are authorized to operate under O. Reg. 153/20
5. (1) Every person who operates a marina shall ensure that only the following services are provided:
1. Repairing or servicing boats or other watercraft.
2. Placing boats or other watercraft in the water to be secured to a dock until the marina is open to the public.
3. Any other services that may be required to,
i. enable individuals to access their primary place of residence, ii. support government operations or services, or
iii. support the transportation of items by commercial barges.
(2) For greater certainty, the person who operates the marina shall not permit it to be used for recreational boating purposes except as described in paragraphs 1 and 2 of subsection (1).
Heated Outdoor Pool, Water slide, Marina, Boat Launch, Trailer Rentals, Boat Rentals, Dock Rentals, Group Camping, Tenting, Playground, Hunting, Fishing
Dear Campers, as of now we are uncertain whether the park is going to open this year for everyone or not. Read the link down below: Statement from Mayor Haldimand County regarding the closure of all Trailer parks and Marina with in the province. So as of now the park is only open to snowbirds who has no other residence in Canada. Please keep checking our website for further notice.
Statement from the Mayor and Council RE: COVID-19 situation
For the numbers today go to: https://hnhu.org/health-topic/coronavirus-covid-19/
May 1, 2020
Haldimand County Municipal Enforcement Services
53 Thorburn St. S Cayuga, ON NIAIEO
Under normal circumstances, the campground/trailer park season would be well underway. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Haldimand County residents and businesses in a number of ways. Regulations continue to evolve and change, and I am writing to provide you with the most updated information from the Province should you have any questions with respect to opening your park or permitting visitors. On May 1, the Premier of Ontario announced a small list of additional businesses that would be permitted to re-open as of May 4, however, campgrounds and trailer parks must remain closed.
As per Provincial Order O. Reg. 82/20 - CLOSURE OF PLACES OF NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES: Every person who operates a seasonal campground shall ensure that,
(a) campsites are provided only to individuals who do not have another residence in Canada and are in need of housing during the emergency period;
(b) only campsites with electricity, waterservice andfacilitiesforsewage disposal are provided for use;
(c) campsites are made available onlyfor trailers and recreational vehicles; and
(d) all recreational facilities in the campground, and all other shared facilities in the campground such as bathrooms, are closed.
We want to remind operators that use of campgrounds and other seasonal parks for any use other than those permitted by the Provincial Order (as above) may result in an original set fine of $880.00 being imposed on operators per day, per offence. Continued offences (after receiving fines from the County), and where a court convicts, may see an additional penalty imposed to:
(a) an individual, a fine of not more than $100,000 and for a term of imprisonment of not more than one year;
(b) an individual who is a director or officer of a corporation, a fine of not more than $500,000 and for a term of imprisonment of not more than one year; and
(c) a corporation, to a fine of not more than $10,000,000. www.HaldimandCounty.ca
Haldimand County Municipal Enforcement Services
53 Thorburn St. S Cayuga, ON NIA lEO
Campgrounds and other seasonal parks are encouraged to contact Haldimand County Municipal Enforcement Services or the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit for guidance with respect to any exceptional circumstances (e.g. if a seasonal occupant has no where else to go).
Should you have any questions related to the current provincial order or your individual situation, please do not hesitate to contact:
Haldimand County Municipal Enforcement Services 905-318-5932
Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit 519-426-6170 ext. 9999
Your understanding and cooperation is sincerely appreciated. Best regards,
Manager, Building & Municipal Enforcement Services firstname.lastname@example.org
905-318-5932 ext. 6403