Public Works

Invitation to Tender – SALT SPRINGS ROAD WATERMAIN EXTENSION

Sealed tenders plainly marked “Salt Springs Road Watermain Extension, Antigonish Co. Nova Scotia” will be received  at the Office of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish   at  285 Beech Hill Rd., Antigonish, N.S., B2G 0B4 (Phone: (902)863-1117) until 2:00 pm on Thursday , July 18th, 2019.

The work generally includes but is not limited to the provision of materials and labour for this watermain extension project located on Salt Springs Road in the Municipality of the County of Antigonish. Work included under this project consists of approximately 960 meters of watermain and includes a pressure boost station, directional drill road crossing, two hydrants, water services, valves and appurtenances.

Tender  Documents may be obtained from Strait Engineering Limited, 298 Reeves St, Unit 9, Port Hawkesbury, Phone (902) 625-3631, or the Office of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish at  285 Beech Hill Rd., Antigonish, N.S., B2G 0B4 (Phone: (902)863-1117) upon  payment of non-refundable fee in the form of a  $40.00 cheque made payable to Strait Engineering Ltd.

Contract Documents may be examined at the Office of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish and Strait Engineering Limited.

Each tender must be accompanied by a certified cheque in the amount of 10 % of the bid amount, or a Bid Bond in the amount of 10 % of the bid amount and a Consent of Surety for the required fifty percent (50%) Performance Bond and fifty percent (50%) Labour and Materials Bond. In lieu of bonding the Municipality will accept a certified cheque in the amount of 20% of the bid amount as project securities.

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, not necessarily accept the lowest tender, or to accept any tender 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 tender.

Mr. Daryl Myers – Director of Public Works

CANADA DAY GARBAGE COLLECTION SCHEDULE

The Beech Hill Solid Waste Resource Management Facility
located at 1356 Beech Hill Road will be closed on
on Canada Day, Monday, July 1, 2019.

Garbage, organics and recycling will be collected as
usual on Monday, July 1, 2019.

Daryl Myers
Director of Public Works

INVITATION TO TENDER – MUNICIPAL BUILDING NEW PARKING LOT

Sealed Tenders plainly marked “Antigonish County Municipal Building, New Parking Lot, Antigonish Co. Nova Scotia” will be received a the Office of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish at 285 Beech Hill Road, BEECH HILL, NS B2G 0B4 (Phone 902-863-1117) until
2:00 PM on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

The work generally includes but is not limited to the provision of materials and labour for the addition of a new parking lot at the Municipality of the County of Antigonish Municipal Office.  Work generally includes removal of sod and topsoil, placement of type 2 and type 1 gravels, asphalt paving, removal of the existing on-site septic system and septic tanks, installation of a sluice box and yard piping, topsoil and hydroseeding and appurtenances.

Tender Documents may be obtained from Strait Engineering Limited, 298 Reeves St, Unit 9, Port Hawkesbury, Phone 902-625-3631 of from the Office of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish at 285 Beech Hill Road, BEECH HILL, NS  B2G 0B4, Phone 902-863-1117 upon payment of a non-refundable fee in the form of a $40.00 cheque made payable to Strait Engineering Limited.

Contract Documents may be examined at the Office of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish and Strait Engineering Limited.

Each tender must be accompanied by a certified cheque in the amount of 10% of the bid amount, or a Bid Bond in the amount of 10% of the bid amount and a Consent of Surety for the required fifty percent (50%) Performance Bond and fifty percent (50%) Labour and Materials Bond.  In lieu of bonding the Municipality will accept a certified cheque in the amount of 20% of the bid amount as project securities.

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders, not necessarily accept the lowest Tender, or to accept any Tender 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 Tender.

Daryl Myers
Director of Public Works

TENDER – UTILITY TRACTOR

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish will receive Tenders for a Utility Tractor with the following equipment specifications:

Tractor must be 4 x 4
Between 25 – 30 HP
Diesel Engine
Front End Loader
Cab with Heater, AC and Radio
HST Transmission
3 Point Hitch
PTO

Details regarding warranty to be included with Tender along with Delivery Date.

Tenders must be received at the Municipal Administration Center, 285 Beech Hill Road, BEECH HILL on or before 1:00 PM, Thursday, June 27, 2019.

The lowest or any Tender not necessarily accepted.

Please direct questions to :  Daryl Myers, Director of Public Works – 902-863-9653

BULKY WASTE COLLECTION

County residents are reminded that Bulky Waste Collection in the Municipality of the County of Antigonish is schedule for the weeks of May 27 – May 31, 2019 and June 3 – June 7, 2019.

Information Flyers will be distributed throughout the County in the near future or follow the link to preview the Flyer:  Bulky Waste Flyer 2019

 

 

Municipal Awareness Vignettes

To increase awareness of municipal government, particularly the programs and services provided by the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, we have developed a series of five short videos that show what we do and why we love this place!

This five part series will teach you about how your municipal taxes are spent, show you the importance of our water, waste water and solid waste management operations, speak to our phenomenal recreation programming.  Our 5th and final video, linked below, speaks about why Antigonish County is such a great place.

You can view these videos on the Municipality’s Vimeo channel.

A HUGE thank you to our filmmaker Leah Johnston and videographer Jeff Babineau, as well as our project coordinator Tammy Feltmate.  Another big thank you to our staff for participating in this initiative and our aspiring investigative journalist Aiden.

For more information on anything you see here please contact the Municipal Office.  We hope you enjoy watching these videos as much as we enjoyed making them!

Video – Water… an essential resource. What is the municipal role?

In Antigonish County we are lucky to have access to clean safe drinking water. It is a privilege we should not take for granted. We all have a role in protecting and conserving this life sustaining resource. Watch the video below for a little insight into the County’s role in providing water and processing waste water in Antigonish County.

 

Water an invaluable resource in Antigonish County from Tammy Feltmate on Vimeo.

For questions, or to share thoughts or start a conversation on water in Antigonish County, contact Tammy Feltmate at tammy.feltmate@antigonishcounty.ns.ca.

 

Water Meter Installation Program Q & A’s

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The County of Antigonish is undergoing a water meter installation program. The water meter program was developed to improve equity and reduce water consumption. Water metering allows residents to pay for the actual amount of water they use, rather than being billed on a tap count/flat rate basis. Neptune Technology Group has been contracted by the County to install the water meter at properties serviced by a municipal water utility.

Follow the Link to a list of Water Meter Q & A’s: Water Meter Q & A’s

If you do not find the information you are looking for, please feel free to contact Neptune Technology Group or the Municipality.  Contact information can be found in the Q & A’s link.

 

 

Waste Collection Calendar and Waste Wizard

Wondering what day your garbage, recycling and organics will be collected?

Eastern Region Solid Waste Management, sponsored in part by Divert NS, has created a Collection Calendar to help you find the answer.

Click on the link below and enter your civic address:

Collection Calendar

When you enter your civic address a Waste Collection Calendar will be created specific to your address.  There is an option for you to print the Collection Calendar or you can sign up to receive a reminder the day before or the day of your collection.  There are several options for receiving a reminder, so check it out and sign up today!  If you sign up for reminders, you will also receive special notices for events and waste collection route changes.

What else is new?  A Waste Wizard has been created.  Wondering if a particular material is garbage or recycable, just click on the link:  Waste Wizard and enter the name of the material you are wondering about and the Waste Wizard will tell you if the item is recycable, garbage or compostable.

 

Emergency Numbers – Public Works

Water and Sewer

Regular Business Hours (9:00 am to 4:30 pm): (902) 863-5004 or (902) 863-1117

After hours and on weekends and holidays (Emergencies only please): 1 (902) 558-0710

Road Maintenance

Regular Business Hours (9:00 am to 4:30 pm): (902) 863-5004 or (902) 863-1117

After hours and on weekends and holidays (Emergencies only please): 1 (902) 558-0964

Daryl Myers, Director, Public Works
Josh Chisholm, Working Supervisor, W&S Operations

261 Beech Hill Road
RR 6 Stn Main
Antigonish NS
B2G 0B4
Canada

Phone:(902) 863-5004
Fax:(902) 863-6146
E-mail:publicworks@antigonishcounty.ns.ca