Lambton heads back to work, Warwick lifts tax holiday


As most Lambton businesses reopen in some form, the grace period extended by municipalities for the payment of taxes is likely to expire.
In Warwick Township Monday, council agreed it was time to end a program that allowed residents some grace in paying taxes and forgave interest rate payments. The program was implemented across the county with the thought that many residents would not be working as the province shutdown.
But Friday, the province allowed Lambton businesses to open with officials touting that 99 per cent of businesses would be able to generate income again.
Trevor Jarrett, treasurer in Warwick, says it is time to begin charging interest and collecting taxes so that people don’t fall so far behind it will be difficult to catch up. Council agreed adding people having problems paying the municipal bill could contact staff to work out some arrangements.