Please note that the 10” water main on Falmouth Back Road has now been repaired by the Public Works staff, and the ground/road is now being reinstated in this area. The road will be temporarily repaired until our paving contractor is available to repave the section removed during the water main maintenance. Falmouth water customers are advised that there is a chance that their water may still be discolored until the lines are flushed and cleared completely.
Notice of Approval D-003 Dog By-law
Take Notice that the Dog By-law which outlines the registration, responsibilities, requirements, costs, offences and penalties associated with the keeping of Dogs in the Municipality of the District of West Hants received Second Reading and Approval at a Council Meeting held on Tuesday, the 11th day of July, 2017 A.D.
Those wishing to obtain a copy of the Dog By-law may obtain the same at the Municipal Office, 76 Morison Drive, Wentworth Creek, Hants County, Nova Scotia or may view the Dog By-law below or in the By-law section of this website.
Public Information Meeting - Hantsport Land Use By-law Amendments
Thursday, July 20, 2017 6:00 pm West Hants Municipal Building 76 Morison Drive, Windsor, NS
West Hants Planning Advisory Committee is holding a Public Information Meeting to receive public input on proposed text amendments to the Hantsport Land Use By-law to limit the height of buildings and limit the number of units within a multi-unit dwelling in the Residential Multiple (R-3) Zone.
The staff reports are available at the Planning office, 76 Morison Drive, Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, or at Staff Reports.
06-30-17 Press Release - Arbitration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, June 23, 2017 (Windsor, N.S.) - The Municipality of West Hants and the Windsor Fire Department have received the final report from the arbitrator regarding the contractual issues which led to the breakdown of the relationship.
The arbitrator heard evidence and argument on three issues:
Whether the firefighting trucks and equipment held by the Fire Department but paid by West Hants should be returned; Should the Municipality be reimbursed by the Windsor Fire Department, if there was over-funding; and If the answer to the second question was yes in favour of the Municipality, how much was to be reimbursed?
The arbitrator ruled against the Municipality on the first issue. He ruled in its favour on the second issue for the final five years of service and concluded that the Municipality should recover $517,200. He accepted some of each party's arguments in determining the amount that was to be reimbursed to the Municipality.
West Hants Council and the Windsor Fire Department have accepted the results of the arbitration and there will be no appeal or further legal challenge by either party regarding this long-standing dispute. Both parties are pleased to put the matter behind them and to work positively with each other on future joint initiatives such as the Fire Services Policy Committee. A copy of the full report can be seen here. pdf
2017 Arbitration MWH & WFD
The Windsor Fire Department works alongside other representatives from all fire departments providing emergency services to West Hants with the purpose of creating a Fire Services Policy for the region. The Municipality appreciates the additional experience and knowledge brought to the table by Windsor Fire Department as the work of this committee progresses.