Covid-19 Community update June 18, 2020


Covid-19 Community update June 18, 2020




Town of FE


Town of FE media release


June 18, 2020


COVID-19 Community Update for June 18, 2020
Bay Beach resident season passes
Resident season pass holders can gain access to Bay Beach with a resident season pass starting Friday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (weekdays) and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weekends and holidays). A maximum of 2,000 people will be allowed entry to Bay Beach per day (with no exceptions) to ensure physical distancing measures can be practiced. The fee for obtaining a Bay Beach resident season pass has been waived for 2020. The resident season pass pick-up schedule will alternate back and forth between the Leisureplex (3 Municipal Centre Drive) and Crystal Ridge Arena (109 Ridge Rd S) until June 26. Passes will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. After June 26, passes will be available weekdays at the Leisureplex only from 10 a.m. to noon daily. To view the Resident Season Pass Pick-Up Schedule, go to:

Niagara Region entering Stage 2
The Premier of Ontario announced that the Niagara Region is moving forward into Stage 2 on Friday, June 19, at 12:01am. Stage 2 will allow more people to get back to work safely while not overburdening the critical services that support families, workers and Ontario’s economy. Businesses, organizations and public spaces permitted to open or increase service during Stage 2 are strongly recommended to review and implement workplace health and safety guidance available and easy-to-access at:

Water and tax bill update
On Monday, June 15, a Staff Report (CS-10-2020) went to Council. The following measures were reviewed and approved by Town Council.
Tax accounts with 2020 taxes not paid by June 30, 2020 will be charged penalties effective July 2, 2020.
Water bills issued after June 30, 2020 will incur interest charges.
Water account shut offs will resume July 29, 2020.
Remaining 2020 tax due dates were both pushed back one month to July 31, 2020 and October 30, 2020 to provide additional assistance.
Park washrooms still closed
Outdoor washrooms in Fort Erie parks remain closed. Town staff are currently prepping the washrooms to open back up to the public later this month.

On-street parking season passes for Bay Beach
This summer, the Town is introducing a season pass for paid on-street parking at Bay Beach for the upcoming summer beach season. These passes will be available for $50 (taxes included). To purchase a pass, residents can access these passes by filling out the online form and paying by Mastercard/VISA. The form will give you an option for pick up or mailing the passes out.

Spray pads reopening in Fort Erie
On Friday, June 19, the Town of Fort Erie will be opening the spray pads at Bertie Centennial Park (Ferndale Park), Crystal Ridge Park and Stevensville Memorial Park. The multi-use water feature located at the Ridgeway Village Square will remain temporarily closed at this time due to technical issues but should be available soon. Spray pads are not monitored by Town Staff. Families who visit Fort Erie spray pads are being asked to follow all recommended health and safety guidelines such as physical distancing from others (2 meters / 6 feet) and staying home if they are feeling ill.

Marriage licenses now available
Marriage licenses are now being issued by the Town of Fort Erie (appointment only). Those interested in obtaining a marriage license can contact Town Hall at or 905-871-1600 to book an appointment. Town Hall remains closed to the public.



Town of FE , “Covid-19 Community update June 18, 2020,” Fort Erie Local History, accessed June 12, 2024,

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