The Village Commission is responsible for the water and sewer services for the residents of the village of Baddeck. The Commission also oversees sidewalk clearing in the winter, beautification in the summer, Baddeck wharf and Kidston Island operations. Scroll down to see commission minutes, meeting notices and other information, including who we are and how to contact us.
Please note that the next Village Commission meeting will be held at the Inverary Inn on Thursday December 5, 2019 at 5pm.
An agenda will be posted when available.
From the Village Commission of Baddeck
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - Afternoon update
Baddeck Conserve Water Order is lifted.
Baddeck residents are being told they no longer have to conserve water. However, the boil water order (to a rolling boil for two minutes) is still in effect until further notice. Another update will be issued on Monday.
To ensure safety, water testing will continue throughout the weekend, says Village of Baddeck Chief Administration Officer Megan Cooper. “At this point, citizens should know the village is working on the issue throughout weekend,” says Cooper. “We are being vigilant by monitoring on both Saturday and Sunday.”
After serving 700 4-litre jugs to residents, the Baddeck Fire Hall Community comfort centre is now closed. Residents are being asked to boil their water, as a precaution, until testing is completed. The Nova Scotia Department of Environment will give their approval to drop the boil water order.
For more information:
Chief Administration Officer
Village of Baddeck
July 12, 2019 8:30 am update. Good news this morning! The water level in the tank has risen substantially overnight. That means water levels are no longer critical. However, conservation should remain an issue in all our minds. Here is some info and tips for conserving water over the long term: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/water-conservation-tips/.
Update 5 pm - The water levels in the tower are slowly rising. Keep conserving. Hoping that by morning we will see a good increase in the water level. Next update 9 am Friday.
Update: 3 pm Water is slowly filling in the tower. Still critical but building. Please continue to conserve water.
9:30 am Thursday July 11, 2019
ATTENTION WATER CUSTOMERS OF BADDECK: PLEASE SHARE WIDELY
Baddeck Water Tower a Critical Level
The Baddeck Water Tower is at a critically low level. Please conserve water.
Due to a power outage at the pumps yesterday, the tower did not refill as usual. A crew is on the way to inspect. In the meantime, please conserve water.
• Do not let the taps run when washing or rinsing
• Take shorter showers and no baths
• Do not water lawn or gardens
• Do not let your faucet run when washing or rinsing
• Limit washing clothes and dishes today
• Keep a bottle of water in the fridge to avoid running taps
• Flush toilet less often
An update will be provided at 12 noon.
BADDECK VILLAGE COMMISSION
For Immediate Release
July 10, 2019
Baddeck, N.S. - This morning, during the normal course of operations, a chlorine leak was detected at the Baddeck Water Treatment Plant. The building was sealed. The Baddeck Fire Department attended the scene, accessed the building and shut off the leak.
There were no injuries. There is no risk to the public. The water supply is safe for all uses.
Approximately 20 kilograms of chemical was dispersed. By 4 pm detectors inside the building indicated there was no longer any chlorine in the air.
The Department of Environment has been notified.
Our latest edition of The Village News newsletter is in mailboxes! Or you can read it here: The Village News Spring Edition April 2019
Here is the first edition of The Village News - our quarterly newsletter. Our goal is to keep you up-to-date on Village Commission happenings and events.
Overnight tie-ups = $1.25/ft
Hourly tie-up rate = $2/hr
At a May 23, 2018 Special Meeting of the Village of Baddeck, the area rate requirements for the Village of Baddeck were discussed and the rate was set. The 2018-19 residential area rate will be $0.21/$100 of assessment, while the commercial area rate will be $0.25/$100 of assessment. The fire protection rate is $0.075/$100 of assessment. These rates are competitive, compared to other Villages across the province.
The Village area rate covers the following costs:
Wages & Benefits $62,700.00
Public Relations/Advertising/Program Contributions $13,790.00
Total Expenditures $176,822.03
Total to be collected on area rates $176,822.03
The Village Commission is responsible for the water and sewer services for the residents of the village of Baddeck. The Commission also oversees sidewalk clearing in the winter, beautification in the summer, Baddeck wharf and Kidston Island operations.
The Baddeck Village Commission:
The Village of Baddeck Office is located on the main floor of the Baddeck Courthouse, 495 Chebucto Street, Baddeck.
Megan Cooper, Clerk-Treasurer
Trudy Gillis, Public Works Supervisor
Ph: 902-294-0705 (cell)
Scott MacLeod, Public Works Operator - Cell: 902-295-7522
Joe Baker, Public Works Operator - Cell: 902-295-0123