2016 Municipal and School Board Election
General Information for Electors
1. Polling dates and times are:
Advance Poll October 8, 2016, 12 Noon - 8 p.m.
Advance Poll October 11, 2016, 12 Noon - 8 p.m.
Ordinary Poll October 15, 2016, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
2. Locations of polls have been tentatively booked. Once confirmed after Nomination Day (September 13, 2016), final poll locations will be announced.
4. Voter information cards will be sent out after September 19, 2016 to electors in the districts in which an election is being held. If an election is being held in a district and an elector does not receive a voter information card by September 30, 2016 they should contact the Returning Officer. If an elector receives a voter information card in the wrong name they should also contact the Returning Officer.
Public Hearing and Second Reading P-001 Police Advisory Board By-law
In accordance with Section 168(2) of the Municipal Government Act, notice is hereby given that the Municipal Council of the Municipality of the District of West Hants intends to approve a Police Advisory Board By-law.
The Police Advisory Board By-law will appoint an Advisory Board to provide advice to Municipal Council in relation to enforcement of law, maintenance of law and order, and prevention of crime. The By-law does not exercise jurisdiction relating to complaints, discipline, personnel conduct or internal management of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The By-law identifies: 1. The functions of the Police Advisory Board;
2. The composition and qualifications of members of the Police Advisory Board;
3. The conduct and procedures for meetings of the Police Advisory Board.
Public Hearing and Second Reading of the Police Advisory Board By-law shall occur at a Municipal Council meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office, 76 Morison Drive, Wentworth Creek, Hants County, Nova Scotia.
Water Conservation Advisory
The Town of Windsor Water Utility is advising that due to very dry conditions, lake levels in the Mill Lake Watershed area are lower than normal for this time of year.
Residents, businesses and customers of the Windsor, Three Mile Plains and Wentworth Water Utilities are being encouraged to use conservation measures on their day-to-day water consumption until further notice.
Some of the more immediate measures include:
- Reducing lawn watering and other outside water usage
- Reducing car washing
- Repairing leaking plumbing fixtures
- Decreasing long shower durations
The Water Utilities are relying on voluntary cooperation to avoid reaching a critical situation.
At this time, there is no impact on Falmouth or Hantsport Water Utility customers but we encourage all residents to be good stewards of the environment.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Notice of Approval S-001 Special Events By-law
Take Notice that the Special Events By-law received Second Reading and Approval by Municipal Council on August 9, 2016. Details of the approvals may be found below and copies of the By-law may be found in the Council section of the website.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2016 MUNICIPAL AND SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION
TAKE NOTICE that the Returning Officer will accept nominations for the following offices for which an election will be held on the 15th day of October, 2016. Nominations shall be filed at the office of the Returning Officer between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Nomination Day which is Tuesday, September 13, 2016 or by appointment during office hours in the five business days preceding Nomination Day.
TEN COUNCILLORS (one for each of the polling districts 1-10)
Polling District # 1 Summerville Kempt
Polling District # 2 Avondale – The Burlingtons
Polling District # 3 Brooklyn – Scotch Village
Polling District # 4 St. Croix – Ellershouse – Newport Corner
Polling District # 5 Wentworth – Newport Station – Newport Corner
Polling District # 6 Three Mile Plains
Polling District # 7 Three Mile Plains – Martock
Polling District # 8 Upper Falmouth – Mount Denson
Polling District # 9 Falmouth
Polling District #10 Hantsport
TWO REGIONAL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS (one for each School Board District)
Electoral District #9 Comprising polling districts 7, 8, 9, 10 and Town of Windsor
Electoral District #10 Comprising polling districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board (AVRSB)comprises the following municipal units: Municipalities of the County of Annapolis, County of Kings and the District of West Hants; and Towns of Annapolis Royal, Berwick, Kentville, Middleton, Windsor and Wolfville.
Rhonda Brown, Returning Officer
76 Morison Dr. Windsor, NS
ONE AFRICAN NOVA SCOTIA REPRESENTATIVE (for the AVRSB)
David Poole, Returning Officer (African Nova Scotia)
Municipality of the County of Kings
87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville, NS
ONE CONSEIL SCOLAIRE ACADIAN PROVINCIAL (for the entire school region comprising the same municipal units as noted above)
Carolyn Young, Returning Officer (CSAP)
Municipality of the County of Annapolis
752 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, NS
Travel Bans Lifted
Restrictions on travel and activities within the woods announced last week have been lifted for mainland Nova Scotia. Travel restrictions for Cape Breton were lifted on Aug. 15.
"After plenty of hard work by firefighters and the good fortune of rainfall, we are now able to safely open the woods to travel," said Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines. "I want to thank Nova Scotians again for their co-operation and understanding while these restrictions were in place.
"I realize it has been a challenging week and we are very appreciative of the patience and concern people have demonstrated across the province."
Due to the amount of rainfall, burning restrictions have also been lifted across the province. It is now safe to have a campfire or burn brush. However, all fires must be completely extinguished by 8 a.m. People are able to enjoy the woods and trails, but are encouraged to take necessary precautions, and to check the burning restrictions map athttp://www.novascotia.ca/burnsafe
The section of Trunk 8 near Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co., that has been closed since last week is now open but drivers are advised to be aware of emergency vehicles still along the highway.
The province will continue to provide updates until the remaining wildfires that are being patrolled are out. Updates can be found at http://www.novascotia.ca/nsfire .
West Hants Planning Advisory Committee Meeting - August 18, 2016
Please be advised that the West Hants Planning Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for August 18, 2016 has been cancelled.
Municipal and School Board Election – October 15, 2016
Revision to the Preliminary List of Electors
The preliminary list of electors has been prepared for the upcoming 2016 Municipal and School Board Election based on information as of May 31, 2016.
Electors may make corrections, be added or deleted upon application to the Returning Officer by telephone, fax, email or in person. You will be asked your name, address and birthdate.
Electors may find out if they are on the list of electors between August 8-26, 2016 by:
1. Visiting the Municipal Office, 76 Morison Drive
2. Telephone: 902-798-6908
4. Fax: 902-798-8553
Candidate’s Package for the 2016 Municipal and School Board Elections
If you are considering running for either Municipal Councillor or School Board Representative, the document below will provide information to help your decision, get nominated and run your campaign. Should you have any inquiries please contact the Returning Officer or Assistant Returning Officer by phone or email contained in the Candidate’s Package.
Candidate’s Packages may also be obtained at the West Hants Municipal Office, 76 Morison Drive, Windsor. Please contact the Returning Officer in advance to ensure a copy for you is ready for picked up.
Rhonda Brown, Returning Officer
Parks and Open Space Plan
Parks and open space are public properties that enable recreation and enjoyment. They also protect the environment, and preserve culturally important places. This Parks and Open Space Plan comprehensively reviews community values and the West Hants parks and open space inventory to identify the best possible network to meet the needs of citizens for the next ten years.
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.
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
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.”