From the Office of the Fire Marshal - June 27, 2016
Request For Proposals REC 07-07-2016-001
The Municipality of the District of West Hants (West Hants) is seeking proposals from qualified parties for the preparation of a design proposal and construction services for Irishmans Road Recreation Site – Phase 3.
Mandatory Onsite Meeting: June 23, 2016 at 10:00am at 151 Irishmans Road, Windsor.
Notification of Special Committee of the Whole
Please be advised that there will be a Special Committee of the Whole meeting taking place on Tuesday, June 21st from 1:30 - 3:30.
06-16-16 Press Release - UARB Decision
Thursday, June 16, 2016 (Windsor, NS) - The Municipality of the District of West Hants is disappointed in the results of today's NS Court of Appeal with respect to the UARB's boundary decision on electoral districts.
Although we are appreciative of the timely conclusion to this matter, the results increase the size of Council to 10 memebers, over the present structure of 9 (pre-dissolution) setting the community of Hantsport as a unique district.
Prior to going forward with the appeal, Council instructed staff to prepare for either outcome; so as a result, preparation for the upcoming municipal election has not been impacted.
A final description of the revised district boundaries will be released as soon as possible.
CAO, Municipality of the District of West Hants
Information for Potential Candidates in 2016 Municipal and School Board Election
If you are considering running to for a position on Council or the School Board in the 2016 Municipal and School Board Election, you may have many questions related to the election process. The Candidate’s Guide to Municipal and School Board Elections created by the Department of Municipal Affairs should start you on your journey and answer some of your questions.
Candidates Guide to 2016 Municipal and School Board Elections Note: the key dates for in the guide have been edited for use by the Municipality of West Hants.
A School Board Candidate Information Session for the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board will be held:
Date: June 20, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: 121 Orchard Street, Berwick
A full Candidates Information Package from the Municipality of the District of West Hants will be available in early August 2016.
For further information and questions please contact the Returning Officer or Assistant Returning Officer.
Rhonda Brown Chrystal Remme
Returning Officer Assistant Returning Officer
Phone: 902-798-6908 Phone: 902-798-6931
West Hants Recreation Summer Programs 2016
Ready to have a fun filled summer with West Hants Recreation? We are offering a variety of summer camp opportunities that will fit the interest of your child.
Request for Proposals WH-2016-01
The Municipality of the District of West Hants (West Hants) is seeking proposals form qualified consultants for the preparation of a sustainabilty study and concept plan for the development of Municipal lands located in the community of Garlands Crossing.
Recycle your Bicycle Program - Donate Used Bikes
“Have you or your kids outgrown a bike? Have old bikes lying around your garage or shed?
Well, this is your chance to donate your used bicycles to be renovated and re-distributed to families and community members in need.
Annapolis Valley Presents...Recycle Your Bicycle Program.”
Municipality of the District of West Hants and the Town of Windsor - Construction Safety Workhop
“Let us assist you on your path to a safer workplace!
The Municipality and the Town of Windsor are offering a Construction Safety Workshop on June 16 from 1:00-4:30 in the West Hants Council Chambers.
“REMINDER: We have our first 2016 Bike Rodeo coming up on Monday, June 6th at the Hantsport Memorial Community Centre from 6:00-8:30pm!
Our 2nd 2016 Bike Rodeo will take place at the West Hants Middle School on Monday, June 13th from 6:00-8:30pm.
New Summer Employment Opportunity
Are you or anyone you know interested in promoting our community and enjoy working with the public?
Election Officials for 2016 Municipal Elections
The Municipality of the District of West Hants is seeking individuals for the position of Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) and Poll Clerk (PC) for the Municipal Election to be held during October 2016.
DRO and PC’s must be available for one or more of the following dates:
October 8, 2016 – 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
October 11, 2016 – 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
October 15, 2016 – 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Applicants will be selected based on need, experience and availability. Successful applicants will be contacted in September 2016 to confirm availability and to schedule mandatory training.
Press Release - UARB Decision re: Electoral Boundaries
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (Windsor, NS) – The Municipality of the District of West Hants has instructed its Municipal Solicitor to take action to appeal the recent disappointing decision released by a single member of the Utility and Review Board (UARB) in regards to the Electoral Boundary Review of the Municipality which gives disproportionate voting power to one portion of West Hants, and increases the number of Councillors relative to West Hants’ proposal and its recent past history.
The decision to pursue dissolution was made by the Town of Hantsport’s Council, not the Municipality of West Hants. The Municipality was a respectful participant in the dissolution process. During the dissolution hearing the UARB was asked by the Municipality to consider the Electoral Boundary study (Stantec Study) which had been commissioned as part of the dissolution process. The three-member Board determined that there should be a separate hearing held at a later date based on that study.
The Municipality followed the directions of the UARB in the Hantsport Dissolution Decision and Order, and with Council’s support, submitted the Stantec Study which realigned the Municipality and the former Town of Hantsport into nine electoral districts and met the Board’s established voter parity guidelines.
The single member UARB decision to retain the Hantsport community as its own electoral district is not only unfair to the rest of West Hants citizens, but also contradicts the Board’s voter parity standards of each electoral district being within +/- 10% of the average number of electors per district.
In this recent decision, the UARB is instructing the Municipality to alter the results of the Stantec Study and create a -26% variance for the community of Hantsport. There is limited time available to make these changes before the October 2016 Municipal elections. The Municipality is required to arbitrarily realign the Municipality into ten districts; one more than the Stantec Study recommended. This is contrary to the current trend of council sizes in Nova Scotia. It also delays true political integration of Hantsport into the Municipality by perpetuating an artificial distinction based on the former Town boundaries.
Because of tight timelines between now and the election on October 15, Council has instructed staff to prepare the realignment in case the appeal is unsuccessful or too late to be of use for this year’s election, while its legal counsel undertakes the appeal to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.
Warden, Municipality of the District of West Hants
Notice of Approval
Amendment to the Deed Transfer Tax By-Law and Private Roads By-Law
Take Notice that the Amendment to the Deed Transfer Tax By-Law and Private Roads By-Law received Second Reading and Approval by Municipal Council on March 8, 2016. Details of the approvals may be found below and copies of the By-Laws may be found in the Council section of the website.
Hants Senior Games 2016
The Hants Senior Games will provide seniors 55 or better with a terrific opportunity to meet new people in a friendly, competitive setting. These Games are open to all men and women, 55 or better, residing in Hantsport, Windsor or West Hants, or belonging to a seniors club in one of the above areas.
The Games will conclude with a closing ceremony open to ALL seniors with refreshments and presentation of awards.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS APRIL 15, 2016