The next meeting of Victoria County Municipal Council will be held at the Court House, Baddeck, on Monday, February 25, 2019, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Call To Order/Approval of Agenda
Senior Safety Officer Introduction - Kristi Farrier
OneOcean Expedition Presentation - Andrew Prossin
Strait Area Transit Presentation - Chloe Donatelli and Jessie MacDonald
Approval of Minutes - February 4, 2019
Old Business/New Business
Notice of Motions/District Concerns
Does your organization provide programming in indoor and outdoor recreation settings?
Is your organization a registered non-profit, a school or a First Nation Community?
If so, you may be interested in recently available funding which can be used for the purchase of any equipment that helps facilities or programs align better with the new Canada Food Guide (2019) https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/.
Funding is 50% cost-shared with organization to a maximum of $1000 (ie: $2000 project = $1000 from Victoria County/$1000 from organization).
Application deadline: February 28, 2019
Find our grant application here.
The Baddeck Wellness Room at Baddeck Academy is now open!
The equipment in the little gym is available to people 16 years and over.
It is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 pm until 8 pm.
Please note - if school is cancelled, the gym is also closed.
Check out the new Baddeck Wellness Room Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BaddeckFitnessRoom/
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.