Public Works Attendant Dingwall
We’re hiring a Operations Lead at our Dingwall Transfer Station. Send a resume & cover letter by 4 pm Monday March 15, 2021.
Waste Collection has been cancelled today, Thursday, February 25, due to weather conditions for residents of Smelt Brook, Dingwall, Cape North and Bay St. Lawrence. Crews were able to complete areas of Neil’s Harbour and New Haven before it was cancelled. It is rescheduled to Thursday, March 4, 2021.
Council Recap – Feb 22, 2021
Council met for a full day Monday, February 22, 2021 – the first in a series of discussions regarding the Victoria County 2021-2022 budget and council priorities for the next few years.
The process of setting priorities provides council and staff with a road map. It has replaced the former method of developing a 5 – 10-year strategy. Council will revisit the current priorities periodically in the term for evaluation. Part of formalizing this process this year was to conduct a survey for residents. More information on both what residents said and what council determines will be provided in the coming weeks.
Council minutes are posted on the Victoria County website, once approved by council. Find more council minutes here: victoriacounty.com/government/municipal-council/meeting-minutes/.
The next session of Victoria County Municipal Council takes place March 8, 2021 at 5 pm in the Council Chambers at 495 Chebucto Street, Baddeck and will be live streamed on the Municipality of Victoria County NS Facebook page. If you wish to attend, please pre-register by calling 902-295-3231. Social distancing protocols are in place and a mask is required.
The Warden is an ex-officio member of all Committees of Council. Listings are in alphabetical order.
Alderwood & Highland Manor
Nursing home oversight
Alderwood: Councillors Barbara Longva, Perla MacLeod, Paul MacNeil, Bruce Morrison, Fraser Patterson
Highland Manor: Larry Dauphinee, Barbara Longva, Jackie Organ, Norman MacDonald, Bruce Morrison
Age Friendly Committee
Oversees programs for all ages
Councillors Larry Dauphinee, Barbara Longva, Norman MacDonald, Bruce Morrison, Fraser Patterson (chair)
Provides financial oversight, budget review & recommendations
Citizen member: Graham Steele
Oversees internet and cellular issues
Councillors Larry Dauphinee, Paul MacNeil (chair), Fraser Patterson, Bruce Morrison
Oversees all municipal housing issues, including a housing strategy
Councillors Larry Dauphinee, Barbara Longva, Norman MacDonald, Perla MacLeod, Bruce Morrison
Joint Police Advisory Board*
Oversees issues relating to policing in Victoria County
*The JPAB is in the process of being established.
Public Works Committee
Oversees public works, solid waste & all aspects of the 4 municipal water utilities
Seniors’ Safety Committee
Oversees senior safety for the municipality
Councillors Larry Dauphinee, Barbara Longva, Perla MacLeod (co-chair), Bruce Morrison, Fraser Patterson (co-chair)
Victoria County Transit Committee
Oversees affordable and available transit on non-specific routes (i.e.: Dial-a-ride)
Councillors Larry Dauphinee, Perla MacLeod (chair), Norman MacDonald, Bruce Morrison, Fraser Patterson
Victoria County Planning Advisory Committee
Oversees zoning and land use Districts 2 & 3
Councillors Perla MacLeod, Paul MacNeil, Bruce Morrison
Also includes representatives from the Village of Baddeck.
Community Members-At-Large: David Fairchild, Paul Harvey, David Parkinson
The following are appointments. Councillors are required to be members, by the organization or by a motion of council. All listings are alphabetical.
Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere Reserve
Oversees activities in the Bras d’Or Lake watershed
Councillor Perla MacLeod
Cape Breton Library Board (private board)
Oversees library functions around the county
Councillor Barbara Longva
Victoria County citizen member: Terry Murray
CEPI (The Bras d’Or Lakes Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative)
A First Nations-led group overseeing environmental planning in the Bras d’Or watershed
Councillors Barbara Longva, Paul MacNeil (Co-chair)
Eastern District Planning Commission
Councillors Perla MacLeod, Paul MacNeil (alternate), Bruce Morrison
Inverness-Victoria Federation of Agriculture
Oversees agricultural land use and laws in Victoria & Inverness Counties
Councillor Fraser Patterson
Municipal & Mi’kmaq leaders working on environmental issues on the Bras d’Or Lakes
Councillors Barbara Longva, Paul MacNeil
Victoria County Home Support (private board)
Oversees the operation of Victoria County Home Support Service
Council Representatives: Norman MacDonald, Bruce Morrison, Jackie Organ, Fraser Patterson
Victoria Memorial Hospital Foundation (private board)
Fundraising/recruitment promotion for Victoria County Memorial Hospital
Council representatives: Perla MacLeod (alternative), Paul MacNeil, Bruce Morrison