The next meeting of Victoria County Municipal Council will be held on Monday, July 27, 2020, beginning at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom Teleconferencing.
The proposed amendments will require all new restaurants and spaces within existing buildings that are converted to restaurants (as defined within the Food Safety Regulations made under Section 105 of the Health Protection Act) to be constructed completely barrier-free in accordance with the Nova Scotia Building Code Regulations, including an accessible path of entry from the street level into and throughout the restaurant, and accessible washroom facilities.
The Office of the Fire Marshal is now engaging in a 45-day public notice period beginning June 27, 2020 and finishing on August 12, 2020.
Written comments on the proposed amendments to the Regulations are welcome on
or before August 12, 2020 and should be forwarded to:
Building Code Coordinator
Office of the Fire Marshal
P.O. Box 231
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2M4
The public may access the proposed regulation at: https://novascotia.ca/building-code-regulations-consultation/
You may notice a slight change at our Baddeck site. The Jim Bradley Recycling Depot was officially unveiled by Mr. Jimmy Bradley himself this morning. He has collected more than 877,100 plastic refundable bottles and raised more than $43,000 for charities. Jimmy Bradley is a rock star recycler and an all-round good person. Congratulations Jimmy! And thank you for all that you do!
Jim Bradley Recycling Depot News Release
The Municipality of the County of Victoria is revamping its pre-authorized payment (PAP) options! We are offering our residents the ability to have their tax and/or water bill payments made by pre-authorized bank debit.
The PAP plan offers you the convenience of having no cheques to write, no worries about overdue payments, and no physical contact at your bank or municipal office. Enrolment in the plan is free and there are no service charges. Contest closes September 1, 2020. Draw date September 4, 2020.
Survey closes July 31, 2020. Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VCActiveLiving
The municipality is offering a one-time property tax installment program for owners of residential and commercial properties negatively affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
You qualify if you are the owner of:
• a residential property that is your primary residence and you have experienced a significant reduction in income due to the State of Emergency;
• a residential property where you are a registered Tourism Operator with Tourism Nova Scotia for the 2019 tourist season (excludes AirBNBs and other accommodations marketing platforms);
• a residential property that is rented to one or more tenants, and you have experienced a significant reduction in rental income from the property due to the State of Emergency;
• taxable commercial properties (shopping, office, industrial, farm) who have experienced financial hardship through loss of revenue related to the State of Emergency
For more information on how the program works and how to apply: Victoria County Tax Installment Program
Deadline to submit an application to this program is September 30, 2020.
Victoria County Council approved the following grants to organizations: Community Grants 2020-2021
Municipal offices in the Baddeck Courthouse will reopen to the public beginning June 15, 2020; COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
Please call 902-295-3231 and make an appointment if you wish to meet with one of our staff. No appointment is necessary for those making payments at the Tax Office.
Please follow our social distancing protocols.
Thank you for your patience.