Our Strategic Planning Process is well underway with a number of draft goals and objectives.
If you were able to attend the session held at the Brooklyn Civic Center on Thursday, September 14th, you would've had the opportunity to see these posters which outline the goals and objectives.
They were a great tool to prompt discussion surrounding how you, as residents, businesses and community stakeholders in West Hants, feel we should move the Municipality forward.
Please take a moment to fill out the survey available here or at one of the following locations: Municipal Office locations (Hantsport & Morison Drive), Isabel & Roy Jodrey Memorial Library, Windsor Regional Library and the Town of Windsor Office to help shape the future of West Hants.
Public Information Meetings
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:00 p.m. West Hants Municipal Building 76 Morison Drive, Windsor, Nova Scotia
TOPIC: Land Use By-law Amendments
The West Hants Planning Advisory Committee is holding two (2) Public Information Meetings to receive public input on the following matters:
Hantsport Land Use By-law Amendment: Addition of Museums to the Commercial (C) Zone.
West Hants Land Use By-law: Text Amendment to allow aquaponic industries in the Hamlet Industrial (M-2) Zone; and Map Amendment to amend 1989 Wentworth Road, Hamlet of Newport Station; PID # 45403946 from the Rural Residential (R4) Zone to the Hamlet Industrial (M-2) Zone.
Green Carts are Coming to West Hants
Curbside collection of organics is coming to West Hants joining the 45 other municipal units in the Province that provide the service.
Since November 1998, organics have been banned from landfills. The expansion to include green cart collection for all areas serviced in West Hants would increase diversion potential 18% above the back-yard composting program currently being used in the region.
Green carts – FAQ
• Are there options on the size of the cart? It is expected there will be a couple of cart sizes available to choose from. A standard size will be provided with a smaller one available for those that would like it.
• Do I have to take a cart if I don’t want it? Each property will be provided a cart which will stay with the property. You may choose not to use it, and as long as there are no organics in your garbage or recyclables, your other materials will still be collected.
• Can I still backyard compost? Yes. It is your choice to either backyard compost or place it in the cart for collection.
• What goes in a green cart? All food waste is organic and can be placed in the cart including meat, bones, fish, dairy etc. that cannot go in a backyard composter. Soiled paper, paper towels/napkins and pizza boxes also go in the cart. Small amounts of leaf and yard waste will also be accepted. Clean corrugated cardboard (two flat sides with a wavy layer in between) still goes for recycling rather than in the cart.
• When will the collection start and how often will it be emptied? Starting April 1, 2018 with the roll out of the carts taking several weeks. The carts will be emptied every two weeks and placed out on garbage day.
• I have a long driveway and it will be difficult to get the cart from my house to the road. What can I do about this? This concern has been expressed in every area where carts have been provided. Once receiving a cart, many residents find they are easier to manage than they thought. Some suggestions are to leave the cart close to the road and carry materials to it or opt for a smaller cart.
• Can I use compostable bags to put my organics in and help keep the cart clean? Compostable plastic bags will not be accepted. Paper bags, boxboard (e.g. cereal boxes) and newspaper are all good ways to package organics to make it easier to get it to the cart and keep it clean. People may choose to keep their scraps in the freezer and only put them in the cart when it is collection day.
REMO - Falmouth Event September 3, 2017
On September 3, 2017 the soil under a property in Falmouth gave way causing the home's floor to drop. The Windsor-West Hants Regional Emergency Management Organization was alerted to assist in evaluating the extent of this event. The Question and Answer document below provides information on frequently asked questions about this event.