Municipal Council has approved over $500,000 in Community Partnership Grants within the 2019-2020 Budget. For the full list of grant recipients, click here.
Municipal Council approved an increase to the Low Income Tax Exemption, increasing the rebate to a maximum of $150 with a total household income for 2018 not exceeding $27,000. For a copy of the Low Income Tax Exemption Form, click here.
The Municipality of the County of Antigonish invites proposals for the sale of the Antigonish County Court House.
Proposals will be accepted until Friday, May 3, 2019, at 4:00 pm Atlantic Standard Time.
Click here for a copy of the complete RFP. Additional information can be found by clicking here. Copies of this information can also be obtained at the Municipal Administration Centre at 285 Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill, NS.
What are some municipal services and responsibilities?
The Municipality is revising the Dog By-law, and is looking for feedback.
A copy of the draft by-law can be found here
Copies of the draft document can be picked up at the Municipal Office at 285 Beech Hill Road
Please submit your comments and feedback by November 7, 2018 to:
Beth Schumacher, Deputy Clerk
The Antigonish Arena Corporation is now seeking members of the public to join the Board to share their ideas and concepts for the future of the Antigonish Arena.
The Arena Corporation is seeking two representatives who reside in the Town of Antigonish and two representatives who reside in the County of Antigonish to fill a two-year term and a three year term respectively for each municipal unit.
For more information about how to apply view the Antigonish Arena Board Member Ad.
Antigonish Arena Corporation Management Terms of Reference.
The Antigonish Arena invites proposals from qualified individuals and organizations to review existing by-laws, policies and processes related to board governance, administration and operations and to document and develop bylaws, policies and processes where required.
A copy of the request for proposals is available here: Bylaw Review RFP_Draft_FINAL
Proposals will be accepted until September 28, 2018, at 4pm.
Any enquiries regarding this Request for Proposal should be directed to: Glenn Horne, Municipal Clerk Treasurer, Municipality of the County of Antigonish; Tel: 902 863 1117 ; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
From July 31-August 4th Antigonish will host the Special Olympics Canada 2018 Summer Games.
For information about the Games, click here.
What Are Local Improvements & Local Improvement Charges?
A local improvement is a new or extension to an existing municipal water, sewer, storm water (curb & gutter) systems, or street improvement. A Local Improvement Charge (LIC) is the cost to the property owner receiving benefit from the improvement.
LICs have long been used by municipalities to help cover the costs of infrastructure improvements deemed to benefit a specific neighbourhood or area. In Antigonish County we have embraced the approach of “user pay” in many areas of municipal service such as street lights, fire protection, road improvements, and water and sewer systems. This approach is particularly appropriate for rural municipalities where service levels vary among communities and residents.
LICs are used as a means of directly connecting the costs of capital improvements to those who enjoy them. This practice reflects the reality we face: costs are rising and municipalities require revenue beyond general taxation and infrastructure funding from other levels of government to support growth.
To see the FAQ regarding Local Improvement Charges please click here.
It’s time to prepare for winter weather. We have come up with some tips on how to winterize your home, prevent frozen pipes, prepare vehicle for winter, what to put in a winter survival kit for travelers, and how to deal with extreme cold. Click on EMO Winterize your Home to read more.