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Splash Pad and Washrooms Now Open!

Public washrooms and the splash pad at the Bible Hill Recreation Park are now open.

The splash pad is in operation daily from 9am until dusk.

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Village Playgrounds Opening

Following today's easement of restrictions on gatherings and playground equipment in Nova Scotia by the Premier, the Village will re-open playground equipment on Saturday, June 20th.

The washrooms and splash-pad will open on Thursday, July 2nd. 

Village playgrounds now open, washrooms and splash-pad opening July 2

Public Notice: Tree Stump Removal – College Road

Please be advised that multiple tree stump removals will be taking place on College Rd, between Brite Ave and Murdock Dr (near Bible Hill Junior High School) on Monday, June 15th, starting at 7:30AM. This work will occur during the day Monday and, depending on progress, into Tuesday.

There will be increased levels of noise in the area and the sidewalk will be closed during the work. Traffic control will be in place, with traffic disruptions expected.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to expect delays and encouraged to use alternative routes, especially during the start and end of the typical workday.

 

College Road Tree Stumps

Free Business Reopening Kits- TCC

From Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce:

Free Reopening kits are available for businesses in Truro and Colchester!

Packages will be available next week and can be dropped off to your business doorstep. Packages will include:
~ Front of store signage
~ A physical distancing floor decal
~ Resources to find appropriate PPE, encouraging support of local providers
~ Resources and tips for developing a COVID-19 Workplace Prevention Plans.

To be included on the distribution list, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please include a contact name, business name, business location, contact phone number and also let us know if you would like to pick up your package at our office (605 Prince Street) or have the package dropped off to your door step.

 

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Ministers Direction to delay Annual Meetings and Elections

On Wednesday, May 20, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (DMAH) announced a new directive for Villages in Nova Scotia to delay statutorily required annual meetings of electors and elections of Village Commissioners until the 90-day period following the expiration of the current Provincial state of emergency.


This direction requires Villages to delay annual meetings and elections, otherwise required up until Wednesday under the Municipal Government Act, until they can be held in a safer public health environment.


Village Commissioner terms expiring in June are expected to be extended and candidates duly nominated during the May nomination period will be carried forward until an election can be held following the expiration of the Provincial state of emergency.


The Minister’s directive can be found here:
https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/Direction-of-Minister-Village-Elections.pdf

 

For questions, please contact the Returning Officer: Mitchell Bell, CPA, CA
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902.893.8083

 

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Election of Village Commissioners - Deferred

** The Election of Billage Commissioners has been deferred - by MInisterial direction.**

 

Results of nomination period:
Following the close of nomination period at 4:30 p.m. today for the office of Village Commissioner, the Returning Officer confirms that the number of nominations accepted exceeds the two seats available and, therefore, an election is called to determine the successful candidates. Two candidates will be elected Village Commissioners to serve three- year terms ending June 2023.


The following candidates have been duly nominated:
o Burke, Thomas R. e
o Clark, Justin Arnold
o McNutt, Carvell Scott
o Lowe, Bradley
o Shea, Tim


Voting:
The Village will hold two days of voting at the Village Hall, 69 Pictou Road, Bible Hill, as follows:

o Advance Poll – Tuesday, June 2, 2020, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
o Election Day – Saturday, June 6, 2020, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.


To vote, a person must, as of advance polling day:
o be a Canadian citizen;
o be at least 18 years old;
o have been ordinarily resident in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia for six months; and
o be entitled to be registered on the list of electors to vote.


The Village will ensure proper public health protocols are in place for voting. Residents will form a line, keeping two metres apart, and enter open doors of the Village Hall where hand sanitizer and/or gloves, as well as a new pencil will be provided. From there, residents will be directed to proceed, one at a time, moving through the building in one direction to be registered by an employee, receive a ballot, and to vote. Residents will then discard or keep their pencil and exit the Village Hall through open doors at the opposite end from where they entered.

 

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