The next meeting of Victoria County Municipal Council will be held at the Court House, Baddeck, on Monday, December 17, 2018, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Items on the agenda include:
The Municipality of the County of Victoria is seeking the services of a Senior Safety Officer. The position will be a 6-month contract position, with the possibility of 3-year ongoing funding following program development.
The Senior Safety Officer will develop and coordinate the Municipality's Senior Safety Program. The goal of the Senior Safety Program is to provide seniors with information and tools that will help increase their safety and security, support their independence, and enhance their overall level of health and well-being.
Post-secondary education in the Social Sciences or equivalent education and experience
Valid Driver's License and access to a reliable vehicle
Ability to obtain RCMP Level 1 security clearance
Computer skillls, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Exceptional time managerment, organizational and communications skills
Interested applicants are to apply by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, to:
Municipality of the County of Victoria, PO Box 370, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0 Attention: Senior Safety Committee
Some changes coming... If you follow Municipality of Victoria County sorting guidelines and put recyclables in blue bags, compostables in green bags and garbage in clear bags, you likely will not see any change to the way you do things now.
Beginning October 22, 2018, we can no longer accept non-compliant waste that does not follow our Solid Waste by-law.
Have questions about the changes? Click here: Compliance 2018
Looking for a copy of our sort sheet? Click here: 2018 Sort Sheet
Want to read our Solid Waste By-law? Click here: Solid Waste By-Law
Warden letter to the editor of the Victoria Standard - August 24, 2018: Warden Letter to the Editor.
Council Letter to the Premier - May 7, 2018: Council Letter to Premier.
Premier's Response to Council - June 13, 2018: Premier's Response.
Tax bills are in the mail and due August 31, 2018. Questions about your tax bill? Check out our TAX FAQ.
The Municipality of the County of Victoria recently passed a 2-cent increase on residential and commercial property taxes. This is the first increase in more than a decade.
Residential rate is now $1.22 per $100 of assessment; the commercial rate is $2.12 per $100 of assessment.
The increase was required to meet the increasing demands on the municipality due to a number of things, including increased provincial regulations on solid waste and an increase in educational costs.
More than 50 people joined Victoria County councillors Bruce Morrison and Perla MacLeod as they hosted a Town Hall with representatives from Irving Oil and the provincial department of Transportation, Infrastructure & Renewal (NS TIR) on June 5. Irving is planning upgrades, which include better access to and from their site, a re-arranging of traffic flow at the Irving gas pumps, card Lock and Tim Horton's. NS TIR is planning to add right and left turning lanes. Both expect this work to happen at the same time - which is expected after Labour Day. The number one concern of residents at this meeting is the speed limit of 90 kilometers per hour on the Trans Canada. Most feel it should be lowered. Council has repeated asked for a lowered speed limit at this site and encourages everyone to write a letter to Lloyd Hines, Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure & Renewal with this request.
Here is the Minister's mailing address, email and phone number:
Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
2nd Floor, Johnston Building
1672 Granville Street
P.O. Box 186
Phone: (902) 424-5875
Here is the Municipality of Victoria County council's most recent letter to Minister Hines.
Great news! The ReUse Centre is up an running and now we are looking for Victoria County not-for-profits to run it for 4 consecutive Saturdays. Interested? Fill out the application and send it back to us.
Committment is 4 hours of your time each Saturday and your group gets all the money raised during that time! Fill out an application and your non-profit could be next!
The Municipality of Victoria County in partnership with the Cape Breton Regional Enterprise Network has identified employee housing as a key priority.
In response we are starting a billeting program in where we are identifying people who have rooms available to rent and staff or businesses that need accommodation so we may assist in connecting these people. We will also hold information sessions for the people who have rooms and how to rent them out.
We will contact you shortly with more information.