The Village of Bible Hill receives its legislative authority and responsibility from the Province of Nova Scotia. The authority is detailed in the Municipal Government Act. The Village is governed by five elected representatives; currently serving the Village are: Chair Tom Burke, Deputy Chair Lois MacCormick, and Commissioners Donna Van Kroonenburg, Dale McLeod, and Kevin Kennedy.
The Village meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm in the Bible Hill Office Building at 67 Pictou Road. Time is set aside for members of the public to bring up their concerns, compliments or complaints. In addition the Village has a scheduled Commission in Committee meetings on the preceding Tuesday (open to the public as well).
The Village holds its Annual Meeting on the first Monday in June each year.
The County of Colchester has a Bylaw Enforcement Officer that is responsible for Animal Control in partnership with the Town of Truro. The Bylaw Enforcement Officer administers the County's Dog Control By-law and responds to public complaints and questions.
The By-law Enforcement Officer's office is located on the main floor of the County Courthouse, 1 Church Street, Truro. Questions and complaints may be made in person or by calling 902-897-3175 during regular business hours (8:30am - 4:30pm), evenings or weekends. In the case of night and/or weekend emergencies an answering service will take your call and contact the By-law Enforcement Officer.
Bible Hill is administered by two levels of civic government; the Bylaws of the Village of Bible Hill and the Municipality of the County of Colchester are both in effect.
Every day, communities face potential man-made or natural disasters changing weather extremes, earthquakes, major floods, ice storms and hurricanes. It is all of these potential hazards that make Emergency Planning so vital to municipalities.
The County of Colchester, Town of Stewiacke and the Town of Truro, signed an Agreement to develop one Emergency Plan for the region. This plan was developed by the Regional Emergency Management Organization (REMO). The REMO is made up of the Regional Emergency Management Advisory Committee, the Regional Protective Services Coordinator and the Regional Emergency Planning Committee. The Advisory Committee is comprised of the Mayor of each Municipality and one other elected official. The Planning Committee is comprised of representatives from community services, law enforcement, fire, health services, engineering, transportation and communications.
The Village of Bible Hill is responsible for providing fire services in the Village of Bible Hill. The Village supports through municipal taxes a volunteer fire brigade. The Bible Hill Fire Brigade consist of 32 members that are all volunteers.
The Bible Hill Fire Brigade has been serving the community since 1946. More than just firefighting, the Brigade provides essential community services such as fire prevention, community education and involvement. The Bible Hill division also works closely with neighboring brigades under a mutual aid system in Colchester County.
For more information on the Bible Hill Volunteer Fire Brigade follow this link
Open fires are not permitted within the Village limits. Small enclosed recreational fires are allowed but must meet the guidelines established in the Out Door Fire By-Law.
The Community Planning Department with the County of Colchester is responsible for policy development, vision and land use by-laws for Colchester County which includes Bible Hill.
For more information on Community Planning Services phone 902-897-3170.
- 100 - Series and trunk highways, and other high traffic roads - Cleared within 8 hours after snow stops.
- Secondary routes and other medium volume roads - Cleared within 12 hours after snow stops
- Local paved roads, most subdivision and residential streets - Cleared within 24 hours after snow stops
- Gravel roads - Cleared within 24 hours after snow stops
- Street signs that are blue are owned and maintained by the County of Colchester.
For information pertaining to County street maintenance and snow removal please contact 902-897-3175.
The Municipality of the County of Colchester issues and collects property taxes on behalf of the Village of Bible Hill.
The Municipality's tax bills are issued early in June of each year and are due on the second Thursday of August. This annual tax bill is for the period spanning April 1 through March 31. The Municipality sends out approximately 25,000 annual tax bills with reminder notices going out in September, January, and March.
If you have any questions regarding to your bill, please contact the Tax Office:
- Phone: 902-897-3150
- Fax: 902-843-4067
The Village of Bible Hill is responsible for the administration of recreational opportunities to Village residents such as: facilities, parks, trails, programming and special events. A partnership with the County of Colchester and the Town of Truro delivers growing recreational opportunities which are flourishing to provide more active and healthier opportunities to area residents.
The Public Works Department for the County of Colchester provide the day to day administration, supervision and maintenance of the sewer network within the Village of Bible Hill.
The sewer maintenance crew work under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor and are responsible for maintenance of the County's sewage collection system as well as road-side storm water drainage network & catch basins on County owned roads. The crew respond to calls regarding problems with sewer service laterals to household connections 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Village of Bible Hill is responsible for the installation, maintenance and snow removal services of all sidewalks within the Village of Bible Hill.
Sidewalks have become an important planning concern for many municipalities. Consideration must be given to health, transportation, economic development, recreation and environmental improvements. New construction of sidewalks within the Village must meet a pedestrian need, be safe and accessible.
Infrastructure maintenance and improvements for sidewalks include snow removal, tree trimming, and sidewalk repair along our right-of-ways. These efforts improve the Village of Bible Hill’s quality of life improving the natural beauty of our environment while reducing the reliance on vehicles and fostering a sense of community.
Village of Bible Hill maintaines a sidewalk priority listing that outlines future construction projects. This list is available pdf here (134 KB) .
The Solid Waste Management Department with the County of Colchester is responsible for the processing and management of all recyclables, organics and garbage within Bible Hill and the Regional Balefill Facility located in Kemptown.
Street Lighting problems such as a blinking light, light that goes on and off or out should be directed to Nova Scotia Power at 1-800-428-6230 in order to receive prompt repair service. Nova Scotia Power also has an online streetlight repair form.
You should also be aware that the Village rents the streetlights from Nova Scotia Power so all repairs are made and coordinated by them so please be patient on street light repairs.
You can also call the Village of Bible Hill to report any streetlight and we will be happy to notify Nova Scotia Power for you. Please be aware in order to report any streetlight outages we require a civic address and the nearest intersection to complete the online form.
To report a hazardous condition or power outage, please call the Nova Scotia Power Outage Line at 1-877-428-6004.
In the Village of Bible Hill most streets with a few exceptions (blue street signs) are owned and maintained by the Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (formally referred to as the Department of Transportation).
- To report any pothole or manhole conditions contact 902-893-5760.
- To report any storm drains, street signs down or wash out of roadways contact 902-893-5760.
- To inquire about local road conditions such as plowing contact 902-893-5760.
The Town of Truro Water Utility has extended into sections of Bible Hill, primarily the system serves section of Main Street, College Road, Pictou Road, Vimy Road and some side streets. The remainder of the Village is served by private residential wells.
For details on exactly what areas are served by the Municipal Water System contact the Town of Truro Water Utility at 902-895-4243.
All other drinking water questions relating to water and wells can be made with the NS Department of Environment at 902-893-5880.