Current Notices

Notice of Statutory Public Hearings for Planning Items to Take Place on Tuesday September 5th, 2017

285 Beech Hill Road – Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 0B4

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish intends to consider and, if deemed advisable:

Public Hearing # 1

Development Agreement

Clifton Developments

Noah’s Park

a)     Enter into a development agreement with Clifton Development Limited to allow for the construction of a six (6) unit residential building located in Sylvan Valley at the end of Noah’s Park cul-de-sac.
Public Hearing #2

Amendments to the Antigonish Fringe Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law

Mini-Home Park (MHP-1) Zone

Lower South River

a)     Amend the Antigonish County Fringe Area Municipal Planning Strategy to re-designate properties located west of Snow Queen Leisure World in Lower South River in Lower South River from Commercial to Residential.
b)    Amend the Antigonish County Fringe Area Land Use By-Law to to rezone two vacant properties located immediately west of Snow Queen Leisure World in Lower South River, Antigonish from General Commercial (C-2) Zone to Mini Home Park (MHP-1) Zone.
a)     Amend the text to Part 11 of the Antigonish County Fringe Area Land Use By-Law to allow for individual Lot Requirements for Mini Home Park (MHP-1) Zone.

Copies of the Staff Reports, providing more detailed information on the proposals, can be inspected the office of the Eastern District Planning Commission, 32 Paint Street, Unit 4, Port Hawkesbury between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm weekdays (excluding statutory holidays) or at www.edpc.ca.  Copies of staff reports can also be picked up at the Municipal Office at 285 Beech Hill Road.

Any written or oral presentations (in favour or opposition) to the proposed recommendations can be made before Municipal Council at the Public Hearings to be held immediately following a swearing in ceremony of a new Councillor on:

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 5:30pm

Council Chambers

285 Beech Hill Road, Antigonish County

Notice of these hearings has been posted in the August 16th and 23rd 2017 editions of a local paper in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Government Act.

Open Call for Tender and RFP -Close Friday August 18th at noon.

Tender

MCA0617-2 Administration Building Partial Roof Re-shingle Tender final

The Municipality is accepting Sealed Tenders from contractors until 12:00 pm, noon, local time, AST, on Friday, August 18, 2017.

Tenders should be directed to Daryl Myers, Director of Public Works, of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, and are to be submitted with the bid form provided in an envelope marked “Administration Building Partial Roof Re-shingle Tender”. A deposit of 10% of the bid price must be included with the Tender Application by certified cheque.

Bidders are solely responsible for the delivery of their bids in the manner and time prescribed. Bids received after the time and date stated will be rejected. Tenders may be accepted in person, at 285 Beech Hill Rd or electronically to dmyers@antigonishcounty.ns.ca with Administration Building Partial Roof Re-shingle Tender in the subject title.

Full tender document can be found bu clicking on the title or here.

 

Request for Proposals

MCARFP0717-2 Request for Proposals –Accessibility- Entrance and Audit.

The Municipality recognizes the importance of accessibility and the significance of NS Bill No. 59, Accessibility Act; An Act Respecting Accessibility in Nova Scotia and is working on increasing accessibility in our buildings, operations, policies, programs and practices. To do this we need information and direction, and are hoping an evaluation and audit will inform our process and help prioritize and that by starting with our main entrance we are demonstrating our desire to be truly accessible. Please review the RFP for details.

The Municipality is accepting responses to this call for  proposals until Friday August 18, 2017 at 12 noon local time.

Proposals, clearly identifying the components of work you are responding to and including the completed application form should be directed to Tammy Feltmate, Director of Sustainable Communities.

Proponents are solely responsible for the delivery of their proposals in the manner and time prescribed in the RFP. Proposals received after the time and date stated will be rejected. Proposals may be submitted in person to 285 Beech Hill Rd., or electronically to tammy.feltmate@antigonishcounty.ns.ca; with  MCARFP0717-2 Request for Proposals –Accessibility- Entrance and Audit. in the title.

 

Garbage Collection Schedule – Civic Holiday August 7, 2017

CIVIC HOLIDAY

                                Beech Hill Solid Waste Resource Management Facility                                Garbage, Organic & Recycables Collection

The Beech Hill Solid Waste Resource Management Facility
located at 1356 Beech Hill Road will be closed on
Monday, August 7, 2017 for the Civic Holiday.

Garbage, Organics and Recycables will be collected
as usual on the Civic Holiday.

Daryl Myers
Director of Public Works

Antigonish County Court House Tender 2017

The Municipality is accepting Sealed Tenders from contractors until 2:00 pm, AST, on Friday June 30, 2017.

Tenders should be directed to Beth Schumacher, Deputy Municipal Clerk, of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, and are to be submitted with the bid form provided in an envelope marked “Antigonish County Court House Tender 2017”. A deposit of 10% of the bid price must be included with the Tender Application by certified cheque.

Bidders are solely responsible for the delivery of their bids in the manner and time prescribed. Bids received after the time and date stated will be rejected. Tenders may be accepted in person, at 285 Beech Hill Rd or electronically to beth.schumacher@antigonishcounty.ns.ca with Antigonish County Court House Tender 2017 in the subject title.

Full tender information and tender application is available here.

County Court House Front Facade June 2017

County Court House Front Entrance June 2017

County Court House East (side) facade June 2017

County Court House Rear facade June 2017

County Court House, Court Street Facade, June 2017

MCA0617 Administration Building Exterior Staining Tender

AWARDED on July 12th to Tim Leslie and Leslie Professional Painting Company

The contact price for the work as outlined in tender is $16,200.00 

The Municipality is accepting Sealed Tenders from contractors until 12:00 pm, noon, local time, AST, on Thursday June 22, 2017.

Tenders should be directed to Daryl Myers, Director of Public Works, of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, and are to be submitted with the bid form provided in an envelope marked “Administration Building Exterior Staining Tender”. A deposit of 10% of the bid price must be included with the Tender Application by certified cheque.

Bidders are solely responsible for the delivery of their bids in the manner and time prescribed. Bids received after the time and date stated will be rejected. Tenders may be accepted in person, at 285 Beech Hill Rd or electronically to dmyers@antigonishcounty.ns.ca with Administration Building Exterior Staining Tender in the subject title.

Full tender information and tender application is available here.

MCA0617 Administration Building Exterior Staining Tender

Notice of Special Committee of the Whole Meeting and Joint Council

Please be advised that there will be a special meeting of the Committee of the Whole at 4:30pm on Monday, June 12, 2017.  This meeting will take place in Council Chambers at the Municipal Office.  A copy of the agenda for this meeting can be found here.

Following this meeting, there will be a meeting of the Town and County Joint Council Advisory Committee, taking place at 7:00pm in the Student Union Council Chambers, in the Bloomfield Centre at St. FX (4th floor).  A copy of the agenda for that meeting can also be found here (scroll down 2/3rds of the page).

Assessment Notice 2017

Assessment Notices for 2017 have been mailed to property owners by the Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC).

Understanding your Property Assessment Notice
The front page of your notice shows your property’s assessed value, capped assessment (if eligible for the Capped Assessment Program) and taxable assessed value (used to calculate your property taxes).

The back of the assessment notice includes five years of assessment values for your property.

In Nova Scotia, property assessments are based on market value sales one year prior to the current year.

When you receive your assessment notice please make sure to do the following:

  • Review the information to ensure you understand your current property assessment.
  • If you do not feel that your assessment is a reasonable estimate of market value two years prior to the date of your notice, you can appeal your assessment. A detachable appeal form is on the front of your notice.  An appeal must be filed by Monday, February 13, 2017.
  • Please contact PVSC (1-800-380-7775) if you have any questions about your assessment or if you’re considering filing an appeal.

A guide to your assessment notice can be found on the PVSC website.

Please note this is not a tax bill, nor is it issued by the Municipality.  All questions or concerns must be directed to PVSC.

MUNICIPAL AND SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS October 15, 2016

The Municipal and School Board elections will be held on Saturday, October 15th, 2016.

Electors may vote between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the locations listed below or at the advance poll. The advance polls will be held on Saturday, the 8th of October, 2016 and on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016, between the hours of 12:00 noon and 8:00 p.m.

Municipal Election

Office                             Candidates                 Polling Locations

Councillor District 1 Mary MacLellan

Ryan Smith

Poll 1A      H. M. MacDonald Elementary School, 2811 Hwy 245

Poll 1B      North Shore Fire Hall, 432 Marsh Rd

Councillor District 2 Donald Grady

Donnie F MacDonald

Poll 2A      Municipal Admin Building, 285 Beech Hill Rd

Poll 2B      Mini Trail Community Centre, 4482 Hwy 337

 Councillor District 3 Hughie Stewart Acclaimed
 Councillor District 4 Vaughn Chisholm

Mike MacEachern

St. Andrew Junior School, 2 Appleseed Dr.

(all polling divisions)

 Councillor District 5 Remi Deveau Acclaimed
 Councillor District 6 Owen McCarron Acclaimed
 Councillor District 7 John Dunbar

Matt Schumacher

Heatherton Community Centre, 42 Summerside Rd

(all polling divisions)

 Councillor District 8 Pierre Boucher

Vernon Boudreau

Gary Mattie

East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy, 10128 Hwy 4

(all polling divisions)

 Councillor District 9 Russell Boucher Acclaimed
 Councillor District 10 Bill MacFarlane Acclaimed

School Boards – Strait Regional School Board & Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial

Office Candidate Poll
SRSB Electoral District 7

(Polling Districts 1,2,3,4 & 10)

Richelle MacLaughlin  Acclaimed
SRSB Electoral District 8

(Polling Districts 5,6,7,8 &9)

Jamie Samson Acclaimed
SRSB African NS Member Joanne Reddick Acclaimed
CSAP Electoral District of Antigonish Alfred M Benoit Acclaimed

ADVANCE POLL LOCATIONS:

Advance polls will be held on Saturday, the 8th of October, 2016 and on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016, between the hours of 12:00 noon and 8:00 p.m

Districts 1, 2, 4, and 7                     Municipal Administration Centre, 285 Beech Hill Road

District 8                                            Tracadie Meeting Place, 9701 Highway 4, Tracadie

Dated at Beech Hill, Nova Scotia this 14th day of September, 2016.

-Linda Arsenault, Returning Officer.