UPDATE AUGUST 9, 2018 1 PM
BOIL ORDER IS LIFTED for the customers of the Neils Harbour water supply.
Water from taps can be consumed as is (without boiling/cooling first).
The next meeting of Victoria County Municipal Council will be held at the Court House, Baddeck, on Monday, September 10, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. The external auditors, Grant Thornton LLP, will be presenting.
Please note upcoming changes to our hours of operation:
Waste Collection: For residents of Ross Ferry, Kempt Head, Southside Boularderie, Big Bras d'Or, New Campbellton, Cape Dauphin, New Harris, Englishtown, South Haven, Big Harbour and Port Bevis, your waste collection will occur on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
Closed Monday August 6:
Closed Tuesday August 7, 2018:
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.
Please note: Effective April 1, 2016 credit card payments for tax and water accounts will be processed by Paymentus, a third party company.
TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD:
Once you click the PAY NOW button below, you will be directed to Paymentus Corporation, the third party company that will process credit card payments. The page will prompt you to provide your name, email address and phone number. Please make sure to have your tax or water bill account number. Paymentus will add a 1.75% service charge to the payment total.
If you do not have a valid email address or wish to pay through telephone payments, please call the Paymentus toll-free line at 1-855-748-6067.
PAY NOW with a credit card.
Other Payment Options:
Victoria County TAX and WATER bills can also be made in the following ways:
• Cash - please do not send cash through the mail.
• Cheque – made payable to 'Municipality of Victoria'
• Debit card
• On-Line Banking
• At the Tax Office in the Courthouse at 495 Chebucto Street, Baddeck