Current Notices

ANTIGONISH ARENA SEEKING NEW BOARD MEMBERS

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.

Request for Proposals – Antigonish Arena Bylaw & Policy Development

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: glenn.horne@antigonishcounty.ns.ca.

Notice of Special Council Meeting

On Thursday, August 9th, a Special Council meeting will be held at the Municipal Office at 7:00pm.

At this Special Council Meeting, a Public Hearing will be held for proposed amendments to the Antigonish County Fringe Area Municipal Planning Strategy, and the Antigonish Subdivision By-law.

A copy of the notice can be found on the EDPC website here; this notice has also been printed the July 25th and August 1st editions of the Casket.

Local Improvement Charges FAQs

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.

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

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.

Winter Parking Regulations

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish wishes to advise that from December 1, 2017 to April 15, 2018, Winter Parking Regulations will be in effect for roads and streets under its jurisdiction.  During this period, parking of vehicles on County owned streets and roads between 12:01 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. is restricted. 
Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act for the Province of Nova Scotia prohibits vehicles from obstructing snow removal or any other winter maintenance that may be necessary.  The Act also allows for such vehicles to be removed  at the owners expense.
A complete listing of those streets and roads under the jurisdiction of the County may be obtained by clicking on this link:  Winter Parking Regulations