OHSWEKEN – Six Nations of the Grand River is waiving Council collected rent and loan payments up to April 30 to provide some financial relief to residents in the midst of the pandemic coronavirus outbreak.
In an interview with local radio station CKRZ-FM Chief Mark Hill made the announcement, saying Six Nations is phasing in restricted access to the territory.
“We understand fully that this temporary way of life is tough and that there are financial concerns for many households. It is with this in mind that council has actioned motions aimed at providing some relief for Six Nations members at this time. Let’s be clear that these decisions come at the financial cost of Six Nations of the Grand River,” said Chief Hill.
Also effective immediately, Hill said SNGR has waived fees for water fill stations and septic services. They have waived water hauling fees through local delivery trucks Wilson Water and ASAP Water Haulage.
“Actions will be reassessed to determine if additional action is required,” said Hill.