Work continues finalizing the operational plan to allow residents and businesses the opportunity to access their properties. During the Wheatley community meeting held last Wednesday, Thomas Kelly, General Manager of Infrastructure and Engineering, outlined steps for those wishing to visit their properties to gather belongings.
During that meeting, it was suggested that insurance companies be involved in the process to access homes and provide winterization work. “We are now actively engaged in discussions with insurance companies to determine if this involvement can be accomplished in a safe manner” stated Kelly. “If feasible, the plan will be revised accordingly.”
It is the Municipality’s goal to ensure the plan meets the needs of property owners.
As administration continues the development of the property access plan, municipal staff will begin reaching out to homeowners and businesses to obtain critical information over the next two weeks. Following this step, staff will be contacting businesses and homeowners to arrange appointments for access during daylight hours. Drop in child minding will be provided on a Saturday by volunteers from Tilbury Tots Early Learning Centre at their childcare centre located in Wheatley Public School and PAWR will be providing care for pets for evacuees needing these supports. More information will be available once the date has been finalized.
Residents will see work begin in the coming days near 15 Erie Street N. Entegrus will be removing poles in preparation for future work in the area.