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Village Commissioner Nomination Period

Notice of Nomination Period

Nomination for Office of Village Commissioner – 2 (two) seats


TAKE NOTICE THAT
nomination forms may be filed with the Village Clerk and Treasurer’s Office located at 67 Pictou Road, Bible Hill, during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays) between May 7, 2020 and May 14, 2020 for two candidates to be elected Village Commissioners for three-year terms ending June 2023.

AND TAKE NOTICE THAT nominations for Village Commissioners shall be made on the prescribed paper form, accompanied by endorsement of 5 electors supporting the nomination on the prescribed form and shall be accompanied by the prescribed nomination deposit of $200.00.  The nomination form must be signed by the candidate and must be filed in person by the candidate or their agent with the Returning Officer.  Due to COVID-19, the Village Office is closed to the public, therefore individuals seeking to file nomination forms are encouraged to call the Village Office in advance to arrange for an appointment time to do so.

AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT qualifications of a Village Commissioner are set out herein:

  • No person is qualified to serve as a Village Commissioner unless the person is an elector.
  • An elector who is a council member is not qualified to serve as a Village Commissioner.
  • Every Village Commissioner shall take and subscribe the oath of office prescribed by the Municipal Elections Act in the manner prescribed by that Act before entering upon the duties of Village Commissioner.
  • A Village Commissioner whose term of office has expired is eligible for re-election.


An “elector” means a person resident within the Village entitled to vote at a municipal election, who will have resided in the Village for at least six months immediately prior to the Village election and; 

  • is of the full age of eighteen years on the first advance polling day;
  • is a Canadian citizen on the first advance polling day;
  • has been ordinarily resident in the Province for a period of six months immediately preceding the first advance polling day; and
  • is ordinarily resident in the municipality or in an area annexed to the municipality and has been so since immediately before the first advance polling day, is entitled to be registered on the list of electors and to vote.

Nomination paper forms, copies of by-laws, financial statements, policies and further information is available from the Returning Officer and online at www.biblehill.ca/elections.  

Dated this twenty-third day of April, 2020.

Mitchell Bell, CPA, CA
Clerk and Treasurer
Returning Officer

 

VILLAGE OF BIBLE HILL
67 Pictou Road
Bible Hill  NS   B2N 2R9
902.893.8083
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Parks open for public use

Today, the Province of Nova Scotia announced a slight easing in restrictions related to recreation, in order to provide residents greater physical and mental health.

Effective immediately, all parks in Bible Hill are open for public use. Trail-head parking lots are also open for public use. Please note that all playground equipment (i.e. swings, jungle gyms, natural playground equipment, splash pad, picnic tables, etc.) continues to be restricted, per Provincial direction.

Residents can now enjoy our local parks and trails to a greater degree, but must continue to keep two metres apart and not gather in groups of more than five.

The Province has encouraged residents to walk to local parks and trails to use them, rather than drive a distance and park there, but are permitted to do so, if they must. If parks are found to be busy when you arrive, please try again at another time.

Thank you for your continued patience as we work through this together.

 

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2020- 2021 Budget and Tax Rates Set

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The Commission of Village of Bible Hill has approved its 2020-2021 operating and capital budgets and set property taxation rates for the year.


Village rates will once again see no increase, marking the fourth consecutive year of stable property taxation from Village of Bible Hill. The residential tax rate will remain at seventy cents, limited-service residential tax rate at fifty-two and one-half cents, and the commercial tax rate at eighty-seven cents per each one hundred dollars of assessment.


Said Lois MacCormick, Commission Chair: “In this time of unparalleled public disruption, and personal, business, and financial hardship, the Village Commission recognized that it was more important than ever to work to hold the line on property taxation rates. Each year, costs that go into delivering municipal services increase and we are pleased to be able to chart a path for the next year that allows us to deliver those services without increasing tax rates.”


The Village’s approved budget, which does not use debt, is set to invest $2.9 million over the coming year in Bible Hill through service delivery and capital infrastructure investments. On average, taxable assessment and assessments of Federal, Provincial, and other institutional properties that generate revenue for the Village are estimated to increase 2.5% to $400.5 million.


Budget highlights:

• Undertake a condition assessment study of Bible Hill’s sanitary sewerage system to identify current and future maintenance and capital renewal requirements;

• Hire a contract staff member to begin assessing accessibility of the Village’s existing built-environment;

• Increase sidewalk and crosswalk maintenance spending by 120%;

• Renewal of 700 metres of sidewalk on Pictou Road, between civic number twenty-four and Blanchard Avenue;

• Accessibility improvement at the Village Hall and Fire Station building;

• Renewal of one fire apparatus and various equipment for Bible Hill Fire Brigade;

• Renewal of one maintenance vehicle and equipment;

• Subject to approval of requests submitted to NSTIR, installation of overhead crosswalk lighting at College Road and Covington Place, and renewal of existing overhead crosswalk lighting;

• Land acquisition for future walking trail construction;

• Expansion of community beautification banner program; and

• Strengthening of capital reserve funds for partial financing of future capital expenditures.


The Village Commission is keen to lead Bible Hill onward in progress over the year ahead. 

April 21 Regular Meeting held virtually

The regular meeting of Village of Bible Hill, scheduled for April 21, 2020 at 7pm will be held virtually via video-call.

April 21 regular meeting to be held virtually via video call

March Regular Meeting - Deferred

The regular meeting of Village of Bible Hill, scheduled for March 17, 2020 at 7pm is deferred.

 

Meeting cancelled

March Break activities -CANCELLED

Due to public health concerns, Village of Bible Hill's March Break activities have been cancelled.

We hope everyone has a safe and active March Break. For those looking to get outside, our parks and trails remain open to the public.

March break cancelled