GRAND BEND STORM RESPONSE – DISASTER RELIEF APPLICATION

Thursday afternoon (August 07), Municipal Council voted to design and issue a form for residents whose private property has been damaged by the tornado. The new form includes a section for tree damage/landscape not covered by insurance. It will help the Municipality to estimate the total amount of damage done to private property in Lambton Shores. This information will be used in applying to the Province for Disaster Relief. There is no guarantee that it will result in any funding, but it will help make the application more likely to succeed. If successful, it will hopefully result in assistance for the cleanup.
The HWCA Board has agreed to assist the Municipality by encouraging every resident who has experienced uninsured tree damage to complete and submit one of the Municipality’s new “Private Property Damage Assessment” forms. To meet the Provincial deadlines, the forms must be completed and submitted by Wednesday August 13. We recognize that the timeline is extremely short and inconvenient, but Municipal Council has established the process within Provincial requirements. The more people who complete the form, the better the chances of a successful Municipal application.
Forms may be obtained the following ways:
·        Online at lambtonshores.ca under the heading “News” – Read and print it.
·        HWCA Board members will be at the Clubhouse to distribute blank forms and answer questions at the following times:
o   Sunday August 10 from noon to 3:00 p.m.
o   Monday August 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
o   Tuesday August 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
When you have completed your form, please return it by Wednesday August 13 to the Municipality by following the instructions at the bottom of the form. Specifically,
·        Drop it off at the Grand Bend Municipal Office
o   Municipality of Lambton Shores, P.O. Box 340, 4 Ontario St. N., Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0
·        E-mail a scanned, printed, completed form to: treasury@lambtonshores.ca
·        Fax – 519-238-8577
Mail it to the above address (it must arrive by Wednesday August 13). 
Paul Mennill
Vice President HWCA 

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