A Tax Sale for properties to be SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION will take place on Tuesday March 24, 2020 in the Council Chambers at the Court House, 495 Chebucto Street, Baddeck, NS at 2:00 pm.
Tax Sale info & Properties (as of Feb 24, 2020)
Update: Monday February 24, 2020 3 pm - The Boil Order Advisory remains in place. Hoping to have it lifted by midweek. Will update again tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb 25 at 3 pm.
The Victoria County Water Utility issued a precautionary boil order for the Dingwall water supply this evening as a fire in the community placed an unusually high demand on the water supply.
During the boil order advisory, water used for drinking, preparing food, washing fruits and vegetables, in cooking and for brushing teeth, should be boiled (rolling boil) for at least one minute.
For more information on food preparation during a boil order: https://novascotia.ca/nse/water/docs/Boilwater-Factsheet.pdf
The next meeting of Victoria County Municipal Council will be held at the Court House, Baddeck, on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Call to Order/Approval of Agenda
Cape Breton Highlands National Park Management Plan - Robert Howey, Interim Superintendent
Cape Breton Highlanders Presentation - Len Boudreau
Provincial Volunteer Nominee
Approval of Minutes - February 5, 2020
Old Business/New Business
Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Items/Concerns
Notice of Motions/District Concerns
Please note deadline for applications has changed.
The Municipality of the County of Victoria is requesting proposals from individuals to act as the Returning Officer for the 2020 Municipal and Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial Elections, being held in October 2020.
Sealed proposals will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Monday March 9, 2020
For More information: Victoria County Returning Officer.
The Nova Scotia Municipal Election Act contains information on the duties of a returning officer (beginning on page 7).
This Request for Proposals (RFP) is seeking the services of a qualified firm to conduct an annual groundwater and surface water monitoring program for the Baddeck Waste Management Facility and Dingwall Transfer Station as outlined is NSE’s Construction and Demolition Debris Disposal Site Guidelines, NSE’s Composting Facility Guidelines and the Municipality of the County of Victoria’s Operating Approvals.
RFP closes: Wednesday March 11th at 3:00 PM
Read RFP details here.
Addendum added Monday February 24, 2020.
The Municipality of the County of Victoria is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking the services of a qualified firm to complete an evaluation for our transfer station located at 99 Dump Rd. in Cape North, NS and our Recycling Facility located at 690 New Haven Rd. in New Haven, NS.
RFP Closes: March 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Read RFP details here.
Are you looking to make a difference in your community? Why not consider serving as a volunteer member of the newly formed Accessibility Advisory Committee?
The Accessibility Advisory Committee provides advice to the Municipal Council on identifying, preventing and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in municipal programs, services, initiatives and facilities. The committee plays a pivotal role in helping the Municipality of the County of Victoria to become an accessible community that complies with Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act (2017).
At least one half of the members of the Accessibility Advisory Committee must have a disability or represent an organization that represents people with disabilities. Disability includes a physical, mental, intellectual, learning, or sensory impairment—including an episodic disability—that, in interaction with a barrier, hinders an individual’s full and effective participation in society.
Applications can be downloaded here or can be picked up at the Municipal Office at 495 Chebucto Street, Baddeck. The deadline for applications is 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 9, 2020. Your completed application may be submitted by mail, in person, or by email to:
Municipality of the County of Victoria
PO Box 370, 495 Chebucto Street
Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0
Attention: Accessibility Advisory Committee
Subject line: Accessibility Advisory Committee Volunteer
• A new Community Grants application has been created. This will streamline applications into grant categories. The application is posted on the Victoria County website at www.victoriacounty.com. The deadline for Community Grants applications is March 31, 2020.
• Greenwood United Church members of their Affirming Committee spoke to Victoria County Council, requesting a letter of support for their plan to paint two rainbow crosswalks in Baddeck as a welcome for the LGBTQ community and their allies.
• Council made a change to the annual Volunteer Awards – now anyone can nominate a worthy volunteer (no longer reserved for organizations to nominate). So, know a couple of kids who always shovel the neighbourhood out after storms? Or how about the person that takes care of the community gardens? Nominate them today! Deadline for nominations is Friday, February 21, 2020. For more information: Victoria County 2020 Volunteer Nominations Info & Form
• Council will provide $2000 to support a School for Local Government to encourage women to learn more running for council.
Council minutes are posted on the Victoria County website once they have been approved. Find more council minutes here: https://www.victoriacounty.com/2020-council-minutes.html
Council meetings are open to the public. Next session is Monday, February 24, 2020 at 5 pm at the Baddeck Courthouse, 495 Chebucto Street, Baddeck.
Scotts Canada is sponsoring a grant for community gardens and green spaces. If your organization is interested, more information is available here.
Deadline to apply is Feb 28, 2020.