The next meeting of Victoria County Municipal Council will be held at the Court House, Baddeck, on Monday, October 29, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.
Are you a business? Open to the public? Interested in fully engaging your worksforce?
The Strait Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting an information session on new provincial accessability standards and how they will impact your business.
Breakfast is provided. Attendance is free. Pre-registration is required. http://straitareachamber.ca/2018-business-accessibility-by-2030-small-halls-big-ideas/
Wednesday October 17, 2018 at 12 noon at the Bras d'Or Yacht Club.
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
The Smoke Free Nova Scotia is offering grants to service groups and non-profits to help with outdoor signage.
Outdoor Spaces Grant Fund is intended to:
• Support communities which have already established smoke free outdoor spaces by assisting with the cost of signage.
• Promote awareness and education in communities around smoke free outdoor spaces.
• Assist Towns/Municipalities in the enforcement of the smoke free outdoor spaces policy or by-law.
• Foster partnerships between communities and Smoke Free Nova Scotia.
• Reduce second hand tobacco and cannabis smoke exposure in communities.
The Municipality of Victoria County has a non-smoking by-law.
If interested in more information, find the application here. Applications are due to Smoke Free NS by November 2, 2018.
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.
The successful Bidder will supply all necessary materials, fabricate, finish, assemble, install, and erect all elements, prepare sites as required, and clear identified sight lines based on the design specifications and details provided by the Proponent. In addition, the Bidder will provide site/materials security and traffic control to all locations, as required. This tender is posted on the Nova Scotia Procurement website. Please find below a copy of the request for proposals document. Deadline for Proposals is Friday, Sept. 7th, 2018 at 4:00 pm.
pdf CTStreetscapes RFP (2.25 MB)
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!