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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.

 

SKATEPARK RULES FOR USE DURING COVID-19

The Town of Antigonish and the Municipality of the County of Antigonish are glad that the community is able to exercise and get outdoors for their recreation activities. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the safety of yourself and others the following rules are now in place for the use of the Antigonish All-Wheels Skatepark:

  • There is to be a maximum of 10 users at the Skatepark at one time.
  • People must maintain a 6 foot/2-meter distance from other users and spectators at the park.
  • Users and spectators who are not part of the same household are not to be gathered in a group larger than 5 on or around any area of the Skatepark.
  • If the skatepark has more than 10 people using it when you arrive, please return home and try again at a later time.

These rules will remain in place until further notice. Regular enforcement of these rules by the Town’s By-Law Officer’s and RCMP will be taking place. The RCMP still have the ability to issue fines to anyone not following social distancing rules. If users cannot follow the rules listed above, the Skatepark will be closed. These rules are also posted at the Antigonish All-Wheels Skatepark.

The Town and County urge residents to please follow the rules so that everyone can continue to enjoy the use of the Skatepark.

 

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:

Instagram
Instagram Story
Facebook
Facebook Cover
Twitter

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax Sale 2020

Notice is hereby given that the lands and premises situated in the County of Antigonish shall be sold at Public Auction at the Municipal Administrative Centre on the 11th day of March, 2020 at the hour of 11:00 am.

Tax Sale Process – Click Here

To view a list of the properties up for tax sale – Click Here

Request for Proposals – Inter-Municipal IT Asset Inventory, Assessment & Action Plan

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish, Town of Antigonish, Municipality of the County of Inverness, Town of Port Hawkesbury, Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s and the Municipality of the County of Victoria (the Partnership) has issued a Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to assess the information technology needs of each of the municipal units within the Partnership and develop options for the establishment of an inter-municipal information technology service.  Additional details can be found within the attached RFP.  The deadline to receive proposals is Friday, October 25, 2019 at 2pm.

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

What Recreational and Active Living Opportunities are Important to You?

Join the conversation- Everyone Welcome!
We are facing significant social and environmental challenges and RECREATION has proven to play an integral role in addressing these challenges. Engagement in recreation and physical activity is helping reduce diabetes, anti-social behaviour, social isolation, negative impacts on the environment and obesity. (Shared Strategy, 2015)
We need to continue this engagement in recreation and physical activity which will continue to strengthen the individual well- being and the community well-being!

What recreational and active living opportunities are important to you?
We want to know! Join your Municipal Councillors, Band Councillors and Recreation Staff at one of the sessions below for a “kitchen table” chat about how we can enhance recreation & physical activity opportunities to meet your needs!

For more information click here.