The next meeting of Victoria County Municipal Council will be held at the Court House, Baddeck, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
VICTORIA COUNTY MUNICIPAL COUNCIL AGENDA
Call to Order/Approval of Agenda
Strait Area Transit - Jessie MacDonald and John Dowling, SAT
Baddeck Wharf Committee - Sean Baldwin, Chair/Wharf Committee and Vincent Block/Committee member
Approval of Minutes - May 21, 2019
Old Business/New Business
Approval of 2019-2020 Budget - Municipality of the County of Victoria
Notice of Motions/District Concerns
The Municipality recently passed a Water Supply Upgrade Lending Program bylaw, which helps residents to access low interest financing to complete a water supply upgrade for their property.
The Water Supply Upgrade Lending Program operates on a first come, first served basis until the Program budget for the fiscal year has been allocated. Should there be funding available for your proposed Water Supply Upgrade, you will be required to sign a Water Supply Upgrade Lending Program - Financing Agreement that outlines your roles and responsibilities as Qualifying Property Owner, as well as those of the Municipality.
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Questions about the new transit service in Victoria County? Answers here: Transit FAQ
NSHA - Brett MacDougall, Executive Director Eastern Zone Operations for the Nova Scotia Health Authority spoke to council and responded to a number of questions from the Councillors and the gallery regarding doctor and medical professional recruitment, unplanned hospital closures, increased ER visits at Victoria Memorial Hospital due to closures in CBRM and point of care equipment usage in Buchanan Memorial. Mr. MacDougall was invited to update Victoria County council again in the coming months. A new recruiter is now in place and will be invited to speak to council in the near future.
Tax Strategy – Victoria County’s CFO Alix Redden and Director of Taxation Pauline Davis spoke about a new strategy for targeting specific tax accounts that are past due. The municipality will move towards having three tax sales per year as well as updating the tax collection policy. Tax bills are expected to be mailed out in mid-June, with a due date of August 1, 2019.
15 Years of Fundraising! – Every April for the past 15 years, the communities in District 1 come together to host a fundraiser dinner at the Iona Legion. This year, the dinner raised over $5400 for the Cancer Centre at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. The fundraiser was first created when then Councillor Dan E MacNeil was fighting his own battle with cancer. He is fondly remembered still, as community members gather each year to remember those lost to cancer. Since the event first started over 15 years ago, more than $70,000 has been raised for this worthy cause by the residents of District 1.
Seniors Advisory Committee – Council approved 15 names for the new Seniors Advisory Committee.
The minutes of the May 6th Victoria County meeting will be posted once they are approved at the next council session on May 21, 2019 at 5 p.m.. Check out previous council minutes here: https://www.victoriacounty.com/government-sp-1471415674/council-minutes.html
If you are visiting our Baddeck Transfer Station, please take note: the bears are also visiting.
We have temporarily removed our public drop off wagons and residents and businesses are requested to stop at the Scale House and staff will direct you.
Victoria County had two booths at the recent Rural & Remote Doctor Conference in Halifax.
Both the Buchanan Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Victoria County Memorial Hospital representatives report lots of activity and leads.
In the photo below, Dr. Jamie Tribbo, Bev & Graham MacKenzie stand at the Victoria County (south) booth.
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