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.
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.
STUDENT POSITION - RECORDS MANAGEMENT
The Municipality of the County of Victoria is requesting applications for a
RECORDS MANAGEMENT student position. The job is based at the Baddeck Courthouse.
The successful applicant will be responsible for to identify, catalog and manage records of the Municipality of the County of Victoria.
The student will be tasked with assisting municipal departments with their records management. Records will be scanned and saved on the County’s server.
The student will receive a copy of the Records Management Policy and Manual and identify and catalog records based on the categories in the Manual.
This job is provided in cooperation with the Canada Summer Jobs program. Applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age and be legally entitled to work in Canada. International students are not eligible.
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Work Location: Baddeck Courthouse
Wage: $12.75 per hour/8 weeks
Please submit a resume and cover letter by May 17, 2019 to:
Municipality of the County of Victoria
Box 370, Baddeck, NS
Public Works Attendant - Term Position
The Municipality of the County of Victoria is requesting applications for the position of Public Works Attendant at the Baddeck Transfer Station.
Reporting to the foreman, the successful applicant will be responsible for all duties associated with the waste management operations at the Baddeck Transfer Station.
Term: Term until September 28, 2019
Hours: Monday to Friday or Tuesday to Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Work Location: Baddeck Waste Management Facility
Please submit a resume and cover letter by May 16, 2019 to:
Robert Dauphinee, P. Eng,
Director of Public Works
Municipality of the County of Victoria
Box 370, Baddeck, NS
Phone: (902) 295-3144
Sealed tenders plainly marked “Solid Waste Site – Cell # 2 Closeout - Baddeck Waste Management Site” will be received at the office of the County of Victoria at, 495 Chebucto St., P.O. Box 370, Baddeck N.S., B0E 1B0 Phone: (902) 295-3144 until 3:00 pm on Friday, May 17th , 2019.
Contract documents may be obtained from Strait Engineering Limited, 298 Reeves St, Unit 9, Port Hawkesbury, Phone (902) 625-3631 and at the office of the Director of Public Works, 445 Old Margaree Road, Baddeck, N.S. upon payment of non-refundable fee in the form of a $50.00 cheque made payable to Strait Engineering Ltd.
Tender infomation is also posted on the Nova Scotia Tender Notice site, located here: https://procurement.novascotia.ca/ns-tenders.aspx
For more information on the Tender, click here
Starting next week, Nova Scotians can check their mailboxes for an invitation to participate in a first-of-its-kind survey measuring quality of life across the province.
Approximately one-in-five households (80,000) will receive an invitation containing a unique code that enables them to complete an online survey.
The survey asks how people feel they are doing in eight key areas related to their quality of life, such as living standards, time-use and community vitality.
The survey is being led by Engage Nova Scotia with support from Nova Scotia Community College, and administered by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing at the University of Waterloo.
If you receive an invitation to fill out the Nova Scotia Quality of Life Survey, please take the time to go online and complete it. Have your voice heard! Check out the survey steps here: https://www.nsqualityoflife.ca/surveysteps
Heavy Garbage Collection in Victoria County will begin on Monday May 6, 2019.
Please place items out for collection by May 6 - Collection takes place over the following two weeks. Please leave your items out until collected.