Municipality of the County of Inverness

Notice of Approval: By-Law 51: Vending By-Law

NOTICE OF APPROVAL

By-Law Adoption for the

Municipality of the County of Inverness

 

Please take notice that the Council of the Municipality

of the County of Inverness has approved and adopted:

By-Law No. 51:

VENDING BY-LAW

The purpose of By-Law No. 51: VENDING BY-LAW is to regulate the sale, or offering for sale, of food, beverages, goods or merchandise not in an enclosed permanent structure, whether on Municipal property or private property within the Municipality.

This By-Law has repealed and replaced By-Law 15: Auctioneers, Pedlars, Hawkers, and Traders of Goods.

Second Reading and adoption was given to By-Law No. 51: VENDING BY-LAW at the Regular Meeting of Council on November 4, 2021.

A copy of By-Law No. 51: VENDING BY-LAW may be read online by downloading it here: By-Law 51 – Vending By-Law or at the office of the Municipality of the County of Inverness, 375 Main St., Port Hood, NS.

If you have any further questions, please call 902-787-3500.

Fall 2021 Heavy Garbage Schedule

Garbage Collection Routes

Please note changes this season:

Week of November 1 – Central Inverness

Communities and areas surrounding: Dunvegan, Inverness, Strathlorne, Mabou, Port Hood, Judique North, Shore Rd, West Mabou, Colindale, Black River, Mabou Harbour, Glencoe Station, Mabou Ridge, East and West Lake Ainslie, Whycocomagh, Little Narrows Road

Your collection will be on your regular collection day.

 

 Week of November 8 – North Inverness
Communities and areas surrounding: Pleasant Bay, Margaree, Scottsville, Chéticamp Island, Chéticamp, Grand Étang, St-Joseph-du-Moine, Belle Cote

Your collection will be on your regular collection day.

 

Week of November 15 – South Inverness

Communities and areas surrounding: Highway 19 Judique North to Port Hastings, Port Hastings, Hillsdale, Highway 105 Port Hastings to Cleveland, North and South Side River Denys, Crandall Rd, Marble Mountain, Orangedale, Iona, Alba, Portage Rd.

 

Please note: There will be no recycling pickup during your heavy garbage week.

Important reminders:

  • Items small enough for regular collection should not be placed with heavy garbage.
  • Streets and roads will only be visited
  • No more than 20 ITEMS per household. For example, an item could be a bag, box or appliance.
  • Collectors ARE NOT responsible for cleaning up small debris that may remain following collection.
  • Items must be left curbside no more than 10 feet from the road.
  • It is recommended doors on a refrigerator and a deep freezer be removed and placed next to the refrigerator or deep freezer curbside.
  • Residents ARE RESPONSIBLE for removing all items not accepted for heavy garbage collection from the curb.
  • Material such as mattresses, couches, chairs need to be covered.
  • Staff will not remove items from trailers or trucks.
  • Please DO NOT keep important or valuable items not intended for collection near your heavy garbage pile.  Items mistakenly taken during this collection are not the responsibility of the Municipality.

Items Not for Heavy Collection:

  • Any single item weighing greater than seventy-five (75lbs) pounds. 
  • Vehicle tires or automobile parts. Used tires must be returned to a tire retailer for disposal.
  • Televisions, computers, and other electronics must be returned to Strathlorne Recycling.
  • Paint is to be disposed of at the ENVIRO-DEPOT.
  • Clothing not accepted.
  • Leaf or yard waste.
  • Fishing rope, netting and traps.
  • Material will not be picked up if it is wet and/or dangerous.
  • Construction & demolition materials like siding, windows, gyprock, shingles, etc.

Volunteer Recognition 2021: Bill Murphy

Congratulations, Bill Murphy!

The Tartan Garden Society of Judique wishes to nominate William (Bill) Murphy as their Volunteer of the Year.

Since moving to Judique with his wife Mildred Lynn, Bill soon became the driving force behind the revitalization of the Tartan Gardens, spearheading the vegetable gardens. Many gardeners working together produced a bumper crop, much of which was donated to various community residents.

To help bolster spirits last summer, Bill organized the Tartan Gardens Bubble Day. From construction of a walk-through maze to helping plan children’s events and a sunset fireworks display, Bill was instrumental in making this event a reality.

Bill became involved with “Better Internet for Inverness County” as the resident expert for technical advice on internet and cell phone infrastructure. He committed hundreds of hours to the group’s successful lobby efforts.
It is our pleasure to nominate Bill as a real example of what one good volunteer can accomplish in a very short time!
Congratulations, Bill.

Volunteer Opportunity: Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Municipality of the County of Inverness is seeking one (1) member of the public to serve on the Municipality’s newly formed Accessibility Advisory Committee.

The purpose of the Municipality’s Accessibility Advisory Committee is to provide advice to Council on identifying, preventing, and eliminating accessibility barriers to people with disabilities in municipal programs, services, initiatives, and facilities.

The Accessibility Advisory Committee will play a pivotal role in helping the Municipality become an accessible community and meet its obligations under the Accessibility Act.

Volunteer Qualifications:

  1. One (1) member of the public must be appointed to the Accessibility Advisory Committee, for a term of three (3) years;
  2. Must be at least 18 years of age;
  3. Must be a resident of the Municipality of the County of Inverness for at least the last six (6) months before making an application and must continue to be a resident of the Municipality throughout the term of the appointment;
  4. Must not be ineligible for an appointment pursuant to the Municipality’s Public Appointment Policy;
  5. All members of the Accessibility Advisory Committee shall serve without pay; and
  6. The Accessibility Advisory Committee must meet at least six (6) times per year, or otherwise as needed to fulfill its duties.

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, November 19th, 2021 at 4:00 pm.

To apply, visit https://invernesscounty.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Accessibility-Advisory-Committee-Application-Form-Oct-2021.pdf

If you have any questions, please call 902-787-3501.

Public Sale of Surplus Equipment by Tender

The Municipality of the County of Inverness invites tender bids for the following items:

Lot No. Vehicle/Equipment Location
1 JCB Backhoe IES Facility
2 Dynaweld Float IES Facility
3 Pallet of Solid Waste Packer Parts IES Facility
4 Pallet of Solid Waste Packer Parts IES Facility
5 Bridgewall Stove IES Facility
6 Fisher Salt/Sand Spreader IES Facility
7 Bobcat Wood Chipper IES Facility
8 Skid Steer Solid Tires IES Facility
9 Utility Dump Trailer #1 Transfer Station
10 Utility Dump Trailer #2 Transfer Station
11 Utility Trailer #3 Transfer Station
12 GMC Top Kick Truck with 5th Wheel Transfer Station
13 John Deere Tractor with Dump Trailer Transfer Station
14 Bush Hog Transfer Station
15 Set of Forks Transfer Station
16 MAC Walking Floor Trailer (53 ft) Transfer Station
17 International Dump Truck Transfer Station

 

  • Lots 1 – 8 may be viewed at the IES Facility, located at 15109 Highway 19, Inverness, NS.
  • Lots 9 -17 may be viewed at the Municipal Transfer Station located at 420 West Lake Ainslie Rd., Inverness, NS.
  • Viewing may take place between the hours of 9am and 3pm weekdays between Oct. 12th to Oct. 27th, 2021
  • All items are sold without warranty in ‘as-is’ condition. All bids must be submitted on an official Tender Form, which may be obtained by contacting Aaron MacDonald, Procurement Specialist at the contact information below.
  • Tenders Forms must be submitted no later than 2:00pm AST, Thursday, October 28th, 2021. Late Tenders will not be accepted.

Contact:
Aaron MacDonald
Procurement Specialist
aaron.macdonald@invernesscounty.ca
902-787-3518

Councillor Alfred Poirier Announces Retirement

PORT HOOD, N.S. – Councillor Alfred Poirier announced his upcoming retirement from Municipal Council, which will take effect on December 31, 2021. The announcement took place at the Regular Municipality of the County of Inverness Council Meeting held yesterday in Port Hood.

“I am proud of the work I have accomplished in the past 9 years,” said Poirier. “I fought for projects like the new library opening soon in Chéticamp, improved emergency services in Pleasant Bay and Meat Cove, and the expansion of the Foyer Père Fiset, among many others.”

Councillor Poirier was first elected in 2012 as the representative for District 1 which covers the areas of Chéticamp, Pleasant Bay and Meat Cove. Mr. Poirier also served as the Deputy Warden from 2016 to 2020.

“After much discussion with my family, I believe it’s time for me to retire,” he said.

“Councillor Poirier has worked tirelessly in service of his community for 9 years, not to mention his dedication to his volunteer work and his family,” said Warden Laurie Cranton. “Municipal Council and staff wish him all the best in his retirement.”

A special election will be called for District 1, with additional details to follow.

Volunteer Recognition 2021: Richard MacIsaac

Congratulations, Richard Mac Isaac!
The Creignish Recreation Center is happy to nominate Richard MacIsaac as their Volunteer of the Year. Richard is a constant, reliable member of our community, serving on multiple committees over the past 25 years.
He is current President of the Creignish Recreation Center, in addition to serving on the board. He served as President of the Creignish Hall Council on several occasions; stepping back in when council found themselves without a president. Richard is an active member of Stella Maris Parish, always ready to assist whenever called upon by parishioners or the late Fr. Hughie to fix issues around the church or Glebe. Richard was also one of the founding members of the Creignish playground committee.
Those that have has the pleasure of interacting and volunteering with Richard know that he does it with dignity and more than a bit of humor. He freely lends his time while working full time at Port Hawkesbury Pulp and Paper and raising four beautiful children with his wife Tracey.
Congratulations, Richard!

Volunteer Opportunity: Joint Police Advisory Board

Joint Police Advisory Board for the Municipality of the County of Inverness, the Town of Mulgrave, and the Town of Port Hawkesbury

The Municipality of the County of Inverness is seeking one (1) member of the public to serve on the Joint Police Advisory Board for the Municipality of the County of Inverness, the Town of Mulgrave, and the Town of Port Hawkesbury, (the “Joint Police Advisory Board”). The appointment shall be for a term of 4 (four) years.

The purpose of the Joint Police Advisory Board is to provide advice to the Councils of the Municipality of the County of Inverness, the Town of Mulgrave, and the Town of Port Hawkesbury in relation to the enforcement of law, the maintenance of law and order, and the prevention of crime in their respective municipal units.

Volunteer Qualifications:

  • Resident of the Municipality of the County of Inverness for at least the last six (6) months before making an application and must continue to be a resident of the Municipality throughout the term of the appointment (Note: Councillors and employees of the Municipality of the County of Inverness, the Town of Mulgrave, or the Town of Port Hawkesbury are ineligible);
  • Considerable knowledge of community issues and an understanding of policing values and governance;
  • Good character;
  • At least 18 years of age;
  • Consent to criminal and background checks (Note: an applicant will be ineligible if criminal and background checks show that the applicant has been convicted of any criminal offence or has been or is the subject of a disciplinary proceeding in any jurisdiction that, in the opinion of the Council of the Municipality of the County of Inverness, would reasonably be expected to have a negative impact on their acting as a member of the Joint Police Advisory Board);
  • Willingness to:
  • make the commitment of time and effort required to carry out responsibilities of the Joint Police Advisory Board; and
  • take the oath of office or affirmation and abide by the code of conduct required by the Police Act and its regulations;
  • All members of the Board shall serve without pay; and
  • Members must not be ineligible for an appointment pursuant to the Municipality’s Public Appointment Policy.

Applications will be received until Friday, October 1, 2021 at 4pm.

To submit this application:

Mail to:

Municipality of the County of Inverness

c/o Debbie Nicholson, Joint Police Advisory Board

P.O. Box 179

Port Hood, Nova Scotia

B0E 2W0

Volunteer Recognition 2021: Warren MacIntyre

Congratulations, Warren MacIntyre!
Plato once said … “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
Warren MacIntyre’s music and passion for music, has and continues to do just that! St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Whycocomagh is proud to recognize the community volunteer efforts of this talented musician.
In his younger years, Warren was a member of the popular Inverness County group, Corporate Sound. Leaving the community for several years to pursue a career in broadcasting in many places in Atlantic Canada, Warren then returned to his roots. Our church and community have certainly benefited from his return, with his friendship, musical talents, and abilities. From singing in the church choir, to singing, playing guitar and piano at funerals, weddings, concerts, festivals, dances, benefit events, restaurants or wherever he is needed, Warren unselfishly shares his time and talents in the community and far beyond. This past year, Warren took an active role in providing music for the church’s drive-in and indoor worship services.
We appreciate and sincerely thank Warren, for sharing his friendship, volunteer efforts and talents with us!

Municipal Water/Wastewater Operator Recognized with Prestigious Award

PORT HOOD, N.S. – Providing clean, safe drinking water is a critical aspect for protecting public health, and it takes a team of dedicated operations staff to meet water quality standards and regulatory requirements. As a hard-working member of the Municipal team that provides this service, Water/Wastewater Operator Mark Copley has been presented with the Operational Excellence Award for Drinking Water Operations. The accolade, awarded annually by the Maritime Provinces Water & Wastewater Association (MPWWA), was presented to Mr. Copley ‘In Recognition of Dedication to Operational Decision-Making, Assistance to Co-Workers and Community Involvement’.

Municipal Council presented the plaque from the Maritime Provinces Water & Wastewater Association to Mr. Copley during the September 2nd Regular Council Meeting as well as congratulated him on his achievements.

As a Municipal team member since July 2012 and a Senior Water/Wastewater Operator since October 2020, Mr. Copley has been involved with operating water treatment facilities throughout the County in Chéticamp, Inverness, Mabou, Port Hood, Judique, Port Hastings and Whycocomagh. He monitors the operation of all treatment facilities, both on-site and remotely as required to ensure proper operations, performs water quality tests, submits samples to accredited labs as required and works with management to address facility maintenance and treatment needs. His experience and ability to effectively transfer knowledge to other co-workers is invaluable and helps ensure the safety and cleanliness of drinking water across the Municipality. Along with his commitment to his work in service of Inverness County residents, Mr. Copley is also an active volunteer in the community of Inverness.

“[Mr. Copley] regularly provides valuable input with management regarding major decisions related to drinking water facility operations, and he’s a well-liked and valuable citizen throughout the County,” said Alan Benninger, regional representative for the MPWWA. “Operators like Mark work hard behind the scenes in their communities and he is very worthy of this award.”

“Council is proud of the hard work and dedication Mark has shown in his role. This recognition is well-deserved,” said Warden Laurie Cranton.

The MPWWA is an operator-based organization with over 850 members who are dedicated in their efforts to provide the communities they serve with drinking water and wastewater services that are protective of public health and the environment.