Perth East is among the areas getting ready should there be a Canada Post mail strike.

Ahead of the strike which could begin September 26th, the township says there could be a disruption in the delivery of important documents including accounts payable and receivables, utility bills, property tax payments, permit inspection reports, notices and completion letters.

They say they have many convenient options for payments exist including their pre-authorized payment plan, in person at the municipal office or through telephone and internet banking services offered through financial institutions.

Stephanie Egelton is the Communications and Policy Development Coordinator with the township and she says residents need to be prepared.

“Don’t mail anything to us if it’s a cheque because if it’s held in the mail we’re not going to be able to get it and unfortunately, even if there is a Canada Post mail strike, if your bills are late it is still considered a penalty so we just wanted to emphasize that with the public.”

If a strike does happen, Ontario Works cheques for Milverton recipients can be picked up on September 28th at the Perth East Municipal Office from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.