Avon Region Active Transportation Plan
The Towns of Windsor & Hantsport and the Municipality of West Hants are pleased to support the creation of the Avon Region Active Transportation Plan. In order for this to be successful we want YOU to be a part of the process! Watch for details on consultations to be held in early October, including a bike ride, walk, public meeting and on-line survey.
Photo: Kathy Aldous, Municipality of West Hants Active Living Coordinator, Troy Burgess, Engineering Technician, Town of Windsor (standing) Steffen Kaubler and Bruce Mans of Upland Urban Planning and Design Studio (seated) signing the contract for the Avon Region Active Transportation Plan.
Special Council Meeting - September 22, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
A Special Council meeting will be held on Monday September 22, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. for an in camera session for legal and negotiation purposes.
Hantsport Governance Study
Governance Study Boundary Review Identifies Needed Changes
West Hants, August 19, 2014: A presentation to West Hants Council by Stantec, the consulting firm hired to review the arrangements for municipal council representation in the event The Town of Hantsport joins with West Hants, should the Town dissolve, revealed significant issues with the voter balance between 5 of 9 electoral districts within the Municipality of West Hants.
According to John Heseltine of Stantec, the Utility and Review Board considers a variance of 10% (+/-) from the overall average of the municipality’s districts as an appropriate balance. Some of West Hants districts exceed the variance significantly as can been seen in the presentation Hantsport Governance Study (3.28 MB)
The Municipality of West Hants is required this year to undertake a boundary review for approval by Council and submission to the URB by the spring of 2015. Whether or not the Town of Hantsport choses to partner with West Hants, we will be likely be required to significantly adjust our current district structures. The work the consultant has done provides valuable and useful information for Council, staff and the citizens of West Hants in our own boundary review process.
The Municipality of the District of West Hants would encourage its citizens to review the presentation and attend the August 26th meeting where the consultant will be giving his revised boundary proposal (emphasis on West Hants). The meeting will be held at the Windsor Community Centre, 78 Thomas St, Windsor from 6:30 to 8:00pm.
Senior Safety Academy - Four Sessions Free
Hantsport Fire Hall - September 2, September 9, September 16 & September 23
Water Conservation Rebate Program
Want to save money on your water invoice now and for years to come?
The Three Mile Plains/Wentworth and Falmouth Water Utilities are pleased to offer their customers a rebate on their next water invoice if they install a Low-flow showerhead and/or toilet.
By removing older fixtures and installing low-flow options, you reduce your water consumption. Lower water consumption helps the environment and saves you money without changing your daily habits. For more information, see the attached brochure and application below.
Tender Pound Keeping Services - Deadline for submission is 2:00 p.m. on, August 25, 2014
The Municipality of the District of West Hants and the Town of Windsor require pound keeping services consisting of boarding and feeding of dogs, as well as the collecting, remitting to the Municipality, the applicable storage and impoundment fees for an average of 6 dogs per month.
Director of Finance and Administration
Permanent Full Time Job Posting
The Municipality of West Hants, a growing and vibrant community located just 30 minutes from the provincial centre, is seeking an experienced professional for the position of Director of Finance and Administration.
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Finance and Administration has overall management and direction of the financial affairs for the municipality and provides strategic advice to the CAO and Council. The Director will lead a team of staff who administer and deliver customer service, finance and accounting services for the municipality.
Upon appointment by the CAO, the Director of Finance and Administration will perform the duties of the Treasurer of the Municipality as required under the Municipal Government Act.
The preferred candidate will hold post secondary qualifications in commerce or related business field, an accounting designation and a minimum of five years accounting related experience, three in a supervisory capacity. Municipal experience will be considered an asset.
Accounting, financial statement preparation, financial controlling, strategic planning and budgeting are key technical requirements. The successful candidate should also possess strong inter-personal and excellent communication skills.
The Municipality of West Hants offers a competitive compensation package. A complete copy of the job description can be obtained at the Municipal Office or Director of Finance Job Description (467.38 kB)
Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment and handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Nova Scotia.
Qualified applicants are invited to summit their CV or resume with cover letter, to the attention of the undersigned, no later than Monday, August 11, 2014 at 4:30pm
Cathie Osborne, CGA
Municipality of West Hants
PO Box 3000, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0
New Water Utilities Rates and Regulations
As of July 1, 2014 the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has approved new schedules of rates, as well as a new schedule of rules and regulation for the Falmouth Water Utility and the Three Mile Plains-Wentworth Water Utility.
New water rates will be affective July 1, 2014; April 1, 2015 and April 1, 2016.
The schedules can be viewed by clicking on the Public Works link or on the following:
Master Budget 2014
Please be Advised that the Council meeting scheduled for July 2nd at 7:00 has been cancelled.
Municipality of West Hants & Windsor Fire Department Agreement
The Municipality of West Hants and the Windsor Fire Department have reached an agreement that will prevent a fire service interruption. The Windsor Fire Department membership had passed a motion to suspend service on June 30th if an agreement had not been reached.
Interim payments, accepted by both parties, will be made by West Hants to the Windsor Fire Department to secure service through upcoming mediation. Planning is underway for the next phase of discussions.
Both parties are pleased with the outcome of negotiations that have taken place this week. They would like to thank staff for their tireless efforts and the community for its support and understanding.
Bulk Water Station - Token Cost Increase
Please be advised, effective July 1, 2014 the cost of a token for the Bulk Water Station will be $7.50.
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