Operations crews are on the job while observing Health Department recommendations

Spring has finally arrived, and that means residents will see the Town’s Operations crews out performing maintenance and cleaning in public spaces across Ajax.

Work includes:

  • Grounds maintenance, including litter collection, grass cutting, and string trimming in parks, boulevards, and open spaces;
  • street sweeping, curb-cuts,
  • preparation of sports fields, including soccer fields, baseball diamonds and hard surface courts

These functions are important in order to prevent damage to our infrastructure. However, this year, these operations will look a little different as crews observe Public Health recommendations including physical distancing, only one employee per vehicle, additional hand-washing and the use of PPE where appropriate.

We ask that the public give these crews the space they need to maintain a physical distance at all times.

QUOTES:

“As nicer weather approaches, crews will be out cleaning public spaces including parks, preparing and maintaining amenities and facilities while observing Public Health best practices to keep everyone safe. I want to assure residents that these are professionals who are taking all steps necessary to keep themselves and our community safe. I am grateful to these staff who continue to work hard every day to keep up our war on litter, and to ensure we are ready in the event that restrictions are lifted over the spring and summer.” – Mayor Shaun Collier

“Our professional Operations team has been fully briefed on critical safety measures during the COVID-19 response. I have no doubt that these measures will be observed and adhered to. I want to thank our team for working tirelessly to keep Ajax clean and green throughout these uncertain times.” – Catherine Bridgeman, Director of Operations and Environmental Services

QUICK FACTS:

  • Municipal services are included in the Province’s list of essential services. To view the full list, please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/list-essential-workplaces
  • Town crews are out keeping Ajax clean and green by maintaining outdoor spaces
  • For a full list of what Town services are impacted by COVID-19, please visit ajax.ca/COVID19

MORE INFORMATION:

ajax.ca/COVID19

Media Contact:

Rachael Matheson, Corporate Communications 905-621-2278