On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Municipal Council approved its approximate $15,315,000 2019/20 Municipal Operating & Capital Budget. To read the release, click here.
Important Notice regarding our Community Partnership Grants.
We will now be accepting applications for our Community Partnership Grants Programs. Deadline for applications will be March 31, 2019.
**NEW** For Community Partnership Grants program guidelines click here.
**NEW** Community Partnership Grant Application Form click here.
Please note that a Special Municipal Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 pm in Council Chambers at the Municipal Administration Building, 285 Beech Hill Road. A copy of the agenda will be posted online here once it is ready.
A copy of the RFP document can be accessed here: Legal Services Request for Proposals
The Municipality is revising the Dog By-law, and is looking for feedback.
A copy of the draft by-law can be found here
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
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: email@example.com.
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.
- 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.