Improper Disposal Costs Taxpayers Money in Sewer Repairs

The Town wishes to remind residents of the importance of proper disposal of garbage from residents and businesses. Flushing household waste and garbage down their toilets or dropping it in manholes creates sewer problems that cost us all a lot of money. We now have just one sewer pump working here in our Town with no backup, risking a literal s4!tstorm in the middle of a pandemic.

We will have parts arrive on Friday by PAL and we are keeping our fingers crossed so that nothing happens between now until Friday. The old pump has been sent to be repaired. We had to get the sewer pumping truck in due to so much water from the high tides/run off/rain. We removed large towels, industrial belts and other unusual waste from our pump when it was cleaned out. Before you throw things in the system think about the end result. There is a pandemic and many business are closed so we could have a huge problem creating a lot of hardship for our citizens if this type of action continues.

Prescription Delivery Service – Thanks United Way!

The United Way recently approved a grant application submitted on behalf of the Town!

The granted funds are to be used for:

  1. Purchasing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the fire department so they can resume in-home emergency services.
  2. Provide a 100% subsidized Prescription Pickup Service for approximately 24 weeks for prescriptions filled at the Roddickton Pharmasave (only)

We will pick up prescriptions on TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS and deliver them to your home. This service is available to Main Brook residents only and is for prescription pickup only,

How to Use the Service

  1. Call in your prescription and let the pharmacist know you will be using the “Main Brook Prescription Delivery service” for pickup and give your verbal consent to allow us to pickup your prescription.
  2. Provide your payment information over the phone to the pharmacist (sorry, our drivers cannot handle ANY payment information other than providing the pharmacy receipt along with your prescription).
  3. Please phone or email the Town Office to notify us if you have a prescription to pickup and arrange a delivery time or if you have questions about this service.

865-6561 [email protected]

The Town is going to keep statistics on the use of this service. If the service is used by many residents, our hope is that a resident will start a business offering this service and the Town could assist in acquiring operating grants.

A big thank you to the United Way for helping keep our seniors and community safe while we make it through the COVID19 pandemic together.

Defibrillator Donation

An anonymous person recently made a generous and potentially life-saving donation to the Town of Main Brook and the volunteer fire department to purchase a new defibrillator. When seconds make a difference, having a defibrillator can save lives.

You know who you are, on behalf of the Mayor and Councillors we wish to say a big thank you!

#StayHomeSaveLives

Dear residents: 

We are at a critical point in our efforts to flatten the curve on COVID-19. We are all working hard to do this in our communities. We have to take care of one another, now more than ever. 

The Easter long weekend is upon us. We know that this normally means getting together with family and loved ones to celebrate, and to eat together. But this year is different. It has to be. What we do this weekend will impact what happens as we move forward. 

You need to stay home this weekend. You should not be gathering; you should not be socializing with others; you should not be having Easter dinners with people outside of your immediate household.

We encourage you to connect with others, but at a distance. Be sure to call your family and friends. If you need any mental health supports to get you through, please refer to the province’s resource list here: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/resources-2/

I know that this is hard. But we all need to stay home and stay safe, for everyone.  

Sincerely, 
Barb Genge, Mayor