A resolution to support the Municipal Enforcement Support Program in Thompson was passed by a vote of 7-2 at Monday night’s city council meeting.
The program is a provincial initiative to help communities bolster the enforcement of public health orders by offering funding and training to municipal employees.
City Manager Anthony McInnis says the city likely won’t have dedicated staff to specifically address Public Health breaches in town. Instead, these employees will take calls as they come in, in additional to their regular work hours.
McInnis adds that the government will be subsidising the wages for employees who work overtime as a part of this program.
He says the city filed their application on Friday so that they could make the deadline, and the training for COVID-19 enforcement will begin in the next week.