WINNIPEG — The City of Winnipeg is reopening more services next week that were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A news release sent by the city Friday morning said the council building at City Hall will reopen to the public during the week of June 22, and more services at City Hall can be conducted in person.
The reopening of the council building will be under limited circumstances, including appearing as a delegation and meeting with elected officials by appointment. The city will still accommodate people wishing to appear remotely as a delegation.
The city said physical distancing guidelines will be in place, including a meeting room capacity of 25 people. A waiting area in the Mayor’s Foyer will be set up to accommodate the delegations if the meeting room is at capacity. There will also be enhanced cleaning protocols in place.
SERVICES THAT WILL RESUME AT CITY HALL
The front counter in the City Clerk’s department, located in the Susan A. Thompson Building will also resume several services.
The list of services can be found below:
- Receipt of legal services against the City of Winnipeg;
- Receipt and processing of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) requests;
- Receipt of applications for Assessment appeals;
- Receipt of appeals of development and regulatory orders;
- Commissioner for Oath services;
- Providing proof of life for pensioners;
- Certifying true copies of documents; and
- Selling marriage licenses.
The city said only two customers will be allowed at the front counter at a time. Customers are asked to respect social distancing guidelines and stay two metres apart while waiting.
City Hall weddings will also be resuming next week. The city said attendance will be limited to 10 people at indoor ceremonies in the Susan A. Thompson Building, 15 people at indoor ceremonies in the council building, and 25 people at outdoor ceremonies. Physical distancing measures must be followed.
Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman will be discussing the changes at a news conference Friday morning at city hall. It begins at 11 a.m., and CTV Winnipeg will live-stream the event.
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