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There will be no garbage collection in the County of Antigonish today, Friday, January 17, 2020 due to weather conditions.

Garbage normally collected today will be collected next Friday, January 24, 2020.

Recycling normally collected today will be collected on Friday, January 31, 2020.

Invitation to Tender – Heat Pumps for the Antigonish County Courthouse

Invitation to Tender

Heat Pumps for the Antigonish County Courthouse – 2019CrthseHeatPumps

Sealed Tenders from contractors will be accepted until 2:00 p.m., AST, Friday, October 25, 2019, by Beth Schumacher, Deputy Clerk, of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, and are to be submitted with the bid form provided in an envelope marked “Antigonish County Court House – Heat Pump Tender 2019”. 

The Courthouse is currently heated using an electric water boiler, which feeds electric heat registers throughout the main floor of the building.  An aged heat pump provides supplementary heating and cooling to the Jury Room.  Ceiling fans in the main courtroom were replaced in 2018 and assist with air circulation through the courtroom and gallery.  The overall size of the building’s ground floor area is just under 200 sq metres (2150 sq ft), and the main courtroom is open to second floor mezzanines.

Quotes are requested for the following with respect to a supplementary heat pump system to be installed in the main courtroom of the building:

  1. To supply all labour, materials, equipment and tools required to complete the project.
  2. To provide details on the model, size, and configuration of the system proposed (interior and exterior equipment locations), including pictures of the equipment;
  3. The system should be designed in such a manner to minimize the visual impact of the units from both the interior and exterior of the building while providing supplementary heating and cooling to the main courtroom of the building, and may include the removal of the existing heating registers on either side of the Judge’s Bench in the Courtroom, if necessary, for the interior heat pump equipment;
  4. Pricing should include any necessary removal of any existing boiler registers, and any electrical work.

Further, quotes are requested to include the replacement of the existing heat pump system that is in the Jury Room to a unit that is appropriately sized for that space.

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 Road or electronically (in .pdf format) to beth.schumacher@antigonishcounty.ns.ca with Antigonish County Court House Heat Pump Tender 2019 in the subject title.

A copy of the full tender document can be obtained here or at the Reception Desk at the Municipal Office.  Those who are interested in booking a site visit during the week of October 15-18th are asked to call Beth Schumacher at 902-863-1117.

Side Elevation of the Courthouse

Side elevation of the Courthouse, to give an idea of size and number of windows. Uppermost window in attic, upper level windows in mezzanine. Window configuration the same on the other side elevation.

Front Elevation of Courthouse

Front elevation of building. Rear elevation has two windows of similar size and design.

Notice of Special Council Meeting

Please note that a Special Municipal Council Meeting will be held on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Council Chambers at the Municipal Administration Building, 285 Beech Hill Road.  This meeting follows a Special Committee of the Whole meeting that starts at 6:30pm.

Agendas for each meeting can be found here (Committee of the Whole) and here (Council).

SURVEY: Active Transportation in Antigonish

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish, the Town of Antigonish, Responsible Energy Action, Antigonish Community Energy, Bicycle Nova Scotia, St. Francis Xavier University and Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal have partnered up to complete a bikeway corridor study considering improvements for walking and cycling on Trunk 4 and a second to-be-determined route linking the highway to the Antigonish Landing.

The purpose of this survey is to better understand how you currently walk, cycle, or roll in Antigonish and how enjoyable and safe your experience is when using these forms of transportation. Please take 3 – 5 minutes to complete the following survey: https://wsp-at.typeform.com/to/dbLqss

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.