Residents

Participate on a Committee

We are currently seeking community representatives for the following committees:
1. Accessibility Advisory Committee (Application for MCA Accessibility Advisory Committee 2020)
2. Audit Committee
3. Planning Advisory Committee
4. RK Nursing Home Board

Letters of application will be received until  December 9th at 4:00pm. Applications should include a brief biography of the individual and information on skills or assets that will be useful to the specific committee.

Applications can be dropped off, mailed or emailed to:
Municipality of the County of Antigonish
Attn: Alisha Bowie
285 Beech Hill Road
Beech Hill, NS  B2G 0B4
alisha.bowie@antigonishcounty.ns.ca

More details for each can be found here:

ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE – COMMUNITY APPOINTMENT

Want to make a difference in our community?

The Municipality is looking for interested individuals to join our Accessibility Advisory Committee. This committee will provide advice to the municipal council on identifying, preventing and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in municipal programs, services, initiatives and facilities. This committee will be vital in making our community accessible; one of the first areas of focus for the committee will be developing a five-year municipal accessibility plan.

At least one half of the members of this committee will have a disability or represent an organization that works with and represents people living with disabilities.

As a starting point Disability will be defined to include a physical, mental, intellectual, learning or sensory impairment – including an episodic disability – that in interaction with a barrier hinders an individual’s full and effective participation in society. A definition will be agreed upon by the committee through the process of developing an Accessibility Plan for the County.

For more information, check out the Terms of Reference for the Accessibility Advisory Committee:   Accessibility Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

Application for the Accessibility Advisory Committee can be found here:
Application for MCA Accessibility Advisory Committee 2020

For additional information you can email tammy.feltmate@antigonishcounty.ns.ca or call her at 902 863 1117.

AUDIT COMMITTEE – COMMUNITY APPOINTMENT

The Municipality is seeking one individual  to serve as a member of the Audit Committee. The Committee carries out a detailed review of the financial statements with the auditor and acts for Council in a financial oversight role. The community member is required to demonstrate strong financial awareness.

For more information, check out the Terms of Reference for the Audit Committee:
Audit Committee Terms of Reference

PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE – COMMUNITY APPOINTMENT

The Municipality is seeking three individuals to serve as members of the Planning Advisory Committee. The goals of the committee are to assist the Municipality in an effort to develop community-based municipal planning; and foster vibrant and healthy communities while balancing economic development and sustainability.

For more information, check out the Terms of Reference for the Planning Advisory Committee:
Planning Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

RK NURSING HOME BOARD – COMMUNITY APPOINTMENT
Skills and qualifications:

Seeking a community representative to sit on the Board of Directors at R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home. The experience, skill sets and contribution of the current Municipal Councillors from the Town of Antigonish, County of Antigonish and CSM representatives provides well-rounded strategic oversight in areas such as community leadership. In addition to selecting working Board members who are compassionate and committed to the Mission, Vision and core values of RK MacDonald, as well as to the legacy of excellence in long-term care provision, the Board would also benefit from individuals who have the following skill sets:

  • A person with relevant nursing or medical background
  • A person with a legal background-such as a lawyer
  • A person with engineering, physical plant or other building experience
  • A person with experience in marketing, social media, philanthropy
  • A current or recent family member

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home  is committed to creating an organization that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all levels, of the people we serve. Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered for Board appointment.

Term: 3 years.

 

 

 

Notice of Special Council Meeting – November 23rd

Please note that a Special Council Meeting will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm for the purpose of holding a Statutory Public Hearing for amendments to the Local Improvements By-law. The object of the proposed amendments is to amend Schedule A to identify the area of the North Grant and Cameron Kinney Hill waterline extensions, and to identify the area of paving on Somers Road and Willowdale Lane.  Amendments to the by-law format, to move terms of repayment to policy, are also proposed.

Council will also hear a recommendation for an Order to Remedy for a Dangerous and Unsightly complaint.

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 November 23rd.  If you wish to register for online access through Zoom, click here.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

A Hometown Christmas

We are excited to partner with the Town of Antigonish and some local businesses and organizations to offer activities for families to participate in, in a safe and socially distant manner during the Holiday Season!

Check them out here:

Municipal Awareness Week

Would you like to take a glimpse into the programs and services provided by the Municipality?

Check out these videos we had made a few years ago:
Recreation in Antigonish County      https://vimeo.com/185835258
Water A Valuable Resource in Antigonish County      https://vimeo.com/185838269
Solid Waste Management in Antigonish County    https://vimeo.com/185865010
Tax Dollars At Work in Our Community    https://vimeo.com/185803162
What Makes Antigonish County Great    https://vimeo.com/177595352

 

Notice of Public Hearing: Amalgamation and Rates for Antigonish County Water Utility

THE MUNICIPALITY OF THE COUNTY OF ANTIGONISH, on behalf of the existing two water utilities (Fringe Area and Lower South River and Area) to amalgamate the two utilities into one utility named the Antigonish County Water Utility and to apply for an Order authorizing and approving a new Schedule of Rates and Charges for Water and Water Services and a Schedule of Rules and Regulation.

The full Notice can be found here:
Notice of Public Hearing Amalgamation and Rates for Antigonish County Water Utility

 

Call for Applicants to Join Accessibility Advisory Committee

Want to make a difference in our community?

The Municipality is looking for interested individuals to join our Accessibility Advisory Committee. This committee will provide advice to the municipal council on identifying, preventing and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in municipal programs, services, initiatives and facilities. This committee will be vital in making our community accessible; one of the first areas of focus for the committee will be developing a five-year municipal accessibility plan.

At least one half of the members of this committee will have a disability or represent an organization that works with and represents people living with disabilities.

As a starting point Disability will be defined to include a physical, mental, intellectual, learning or sensory impairment -including an episodic disability- that in interaction with a barrier hinders an individual’s full and effective participation in society. A definition will be agreed upon by the committee through the process of developing an Accessibility Plan for the County.

Applications are available here, can be picked up at the municipal building at 285 Beech Hill Rd, or call Tammy at 902 863 1117 and she will make arrangements to get an application to you. Deadline for applications is 12 noon local time on Friday July 31st, 2020.

For additional information you can email Tammy.feltmate@antigonishcounty.ns.ca or call her at 902 863 1117.

The Terms of Reference for the Committee can be found here.

 

Municipal Council Passes Operating and Capital Budgets

On Monday, June 8, 2020, Municipal Council approved its approximate $15,600,000 2020/21 Municipal Operating Budget and $4,200,000 Capital Budget.

Municipal Council unanimously approved the budget with no increases to the residential tax rate, commercial tax rate or sewer rates. Warden Owen McCarron stated “The Municipality continues to be a strong financial steward, demonstrated by our ability to invest in municipal operations and infrastructure, pay down debt, and maintain one of the most competitive tax rates in the province, both residential and commercial.”

To read the full release click here:
Budget Media Release

 

Antigonish Cares Poster

The County Connect will be going out to mailboxes in the County and Town of Antigonish this week. Inside the newsletter, there is an insert which we are asking all residents to display in your windows to support our essential service workers.

Let’s show our community how much we care!

If you would like a another, you can print from here and below you will find options for social media channels:

Download the PDF here.

Downloadable images for social media:

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