Residents

Winter Parking Regulations

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish wishes to advise that from December 1, 2018 to April 15, 2019, 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 Order

We Want Your Feedback! Draft Dog By-law for Review

The Municipality is revising the Dog By-law, and is looking for feedback.

A copy of the draft by-law can be found here

or

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

beth.schumacher@antigonishcounty.ns.ca

902-863-1117

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.

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.

Property Assessment Notice

Residents should receive their assessment notice from Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC) in mid-January.  When you receive your assessment notice it is your responsibility to:

  • 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.
  • Please contact PVSC (1-800-380-7775) if you have any questions about your assessment or if you’re considering filing an appeal.

PLEASE NOTE – If you have any questions or concerns about your assessment you must call PVSC.  The Municipal Office CANNOT assist with your notice of assessment.

For more information on PVSC or your notice of assessment, please visit its website by clicking here.

What is our story? What is the role of local government? Why is Antigonish great?

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish is a great place to live, to work, to play, and to do business. Municipal Council and staff work hard to ensure our community is secure, sustainable and a healthy active place to do all of those things.

What do you know about local government?

Check out the following vignettes, these tell some of our story.

Taxes to Services, What is the connection? Tax dollars at work in our Community. from Mun of County of Antigonish on Vimeo.

Recreation in Antigonish County from Mun of County of Antigonish on Vimeo.

Water … An invaluable resource in Antigonish County from Mun of County of Antigonish on Vimeo.

 

Keeping our Community Clean, Solid Waste Management in Antigonish County. from Mun of County of Antigonish on Vimeo.

What Makes Antigonish County great? from Mun of County of Antigonish on Vimeo.

 

 

What do we love about Antigonish County?

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!

 

Want more? Antigonish County has endless recreational opportunities…

Recreation in Antigonish County from Mun of County of Antigonish on Vimeo.