Current Notices

Notice of Special Council Meeting – August 31st

Please note that a Special Council Meeting will be held on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 7:30 pm.  Following the revised Minister’s Order regarding Committee and Council meetings, this meeting will be held as a blend of in-person and virtual attendance, with limited in-person capacity available at the Municipal Office.  Minutes of the proceedings will be posted within 24 hours of the meeting taking place.  If you wish to register to attend in person, please call 902-863-1117 before 3pm on August 31st.

Notice of Public Hearing: Donation of Land Appleseed Drive

Council of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish has scheduled a Public Hearing as required by the Municipal Government Act for the donation of land on Appleseed Drive (PID 10017036).  Municipal Council intends to donate this land to the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society for the purpose of a residential development.

Council will meet to consider the land donation on Monday, the 31st day of August 2020 at the Council Chambers, Municipal Administration Building, 285 Beech Hill Road, Antigonish County, at 7:30 pm.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person capacity at this meeting may be limited and those who wish to speak to the matter are asked to contact the Municipal Office to register in advance, at 902-863-1117.

 

 

Antigonish County Court House – Tender for Concrete Portico, Steps and Ramp

The Municipality is looking for concrete work to be done to be done to the front entry and steps of the Courthouse Building at 172 Main Street, Antigonish.

Bids must be submitted before 2:00pm on Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Submissions are requested to be received electronically in PDF format.  Instructions for submissions and full details of the scope of work can be found in document MCA-CH2020-3, which also posted on the Provincial procurement website.

Contractors must take into consideration and adjust their work practices to ensure ALL construction activities are following the on-going (and changing) provincial COVID-19 restrictions issued by the Government of Nova Scotia and federal restrictions issued by the Government of Canada.

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish reserves the right to reject any or all bids, not necessarily accept the lowest bid, or to accept any bid which it may consider to be in the best interest of the Municipality.  The Municipality also reserves the right to waive formality, informality or technicality in any bid.

Beth Schumacher
Deputy Clerk

Notice of Special Committee of the Whole Meeting

Please note that a Special Committee of the Whole Meeting will be held on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 5:30 pm.  Due to the Minister’s Order regarding Committee and Council meetings, this meeting will be held remotely, with minutes of the proceedings posted within 24 hours of the meeting taking place.

Community Information Sessions: StFX Return to Classes

StFX University will host two virtual Community Information Sessions that will outline their plans to safely and responsibly welcome students back to campus in September.

The virtual Community Information Sessions are open for anyone to participate. The sessions will be on Wednesday, July 15 from 3:00p.m.-4:30p.m. and another one in the evening from 6:30p.m.-8:00p.m.

Mayor Laurie Boucher and Warden Owen McCarron will join members of StFX’s leadership team for the interactive online sessions that will share the details of the return to campus plan.

All of the session details including how to connect online or via telephone can be found on StFX’s website at www.stfx.ca/communityinfo.

Community members are invited to submit questions in advance that will be addressed during the video presentation. Time will be made to answer questions that were submitted in advance, as well as those in real time.

Paying Your Property Tax Bill

Did you know that you can pay your tax bills without coming into the Municipal Administration Office?

Property tax bills for the Municipality of the County of Antigonish have been issued and the deadline has been extended until July 31, 2020.

Cheques can be mailed to:
Municipality of the County of Antigonish
285 Beech Hill Road
Beech Hill, Nova Scotia  B2G 0B4

Call 902-863-1117 to pay with Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

To reduce the traffic in our building, we encourage everyone to pay their taxes through online banking or by cheque in the mail.

If you do choose to use online banking here are a few tips to help with that process:

Once you log into your online banking account and find the place to pay your bills, you can do the following steps to set up the account:

Property Taxes:
Go to “Add Payee”
Search “Antigonish”
Select “Antigonish County Property Tax”
Add all 8 digits of your Municipal Account number

Water Utility:
Go to “Add Payee”
Search “Antigonish”
Select “Antigonish County Water”
Add all 8 digits of your Municipal Account number

Please make sure you are not paying your bills to the Town of Antigonish. This is a common mistake people make since both municipal units have Antigonish in their names.

Payments can also be accepted in person at the Municipal Administration Office at 285 Beech Hill Road. Your patience is greatly appreciated for all front counter payments at the Municipal Administration Office as your wait-time may be delayed due to additional Public Health measures that have been put in place for the safety of the public and Municipal staff.

At the Municipal Administration Office, we are accepting payments in the form(s) of cash, debit, cheque, Visa, Mastercard or American Express.