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Notice - Special Joint Meeting

Please see attached notice regarding a Special Joint meeting with Colchester County Council and the Commission of the Village of Bible Hill.

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RFP - 80 Ventura Drive, Debert - Closing Friday, February 10 at 12:00 noon

The Municipality of Colchester will consider accepting proposals from proponents for the purchase of 80 Ventura Drive, in Debert, NS. If an appropriate proposal is put forward, the Municipality will dispose of the property in accordance with the Municipal Government Act (MGA).

The Municipal Council’s objective is for economic development and growth and advancement of the Debert Business Park (DBP). DBP is a key economic driver within Colchester County. Debert is home to over fifty businesses, ranging in sector from manufacturing and fabrication to distribution and hospitality. DBP offers the region’s best access to markets, transportation networks, infrastructure, and available commercial and industrial land. The Municipality of Colchester has prioritized the growth of DBP and is focused on attracting new business development and business expansion. All new developments are required to be commercial or light industrial in nature and are held to specific Debert growth standards, focused on regentrifying the formerly known “Canadian Forces Station Debert”.

The sale of this property is expected to achieve these goals. Therefore, a proponent must submit a proposal that highlights the intended use of the property and how their development plan aligns with the growth plan for Debert Business Park. Proposals must be specific to commercial or industrial uses and development of new business or business expansion.

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RFP - 15 Ventura Drive, Debert - Closing Friday, February 10 at 12:00 noon

The Municipality of Colchester will consider accepting proposals from proponents for the purchase of 15 Ventura Drive, in Debert, NS. If an appropriate proposal is put forward, the Municipality will dispose of the property in accordance with the Municipal Government Act (MGA).

The Municipal Council’s objective is for economic development and growth and advancement of the Debert Business Park (DBP). DBP is a key economic driver within Colchester County. Debert is home to over fifty businesses, ranging in sector from manufacturing and fabrication to distribution and hospitality. DBP offers the region’s best access to markets, transportation networks, infrastructure, and available commercial and industrial land. The Municipality of Colchester has prioritized the growth of DBP and is focused on attracting new business development and business expansion. All new developments are required to be commercial or light industrial in nature and are held to specific Debert growth standards, focused on regentrifying the formerly known “Canadian Forces Station Debert”.

The sale of this property is expected to achieve these goals. Therefore, a proponent must submit a proposal that highlights the intended use of the property and how their development plan aligns with the growth plan for Debert Business Park. Proposals must be specific to commercial or industrial uses and development of new business or business expansion.

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Notice - Upcoming Council & Committee Meetings 2023

TAKE NOTICE that the following Council meetings will be held both in-person and virtually:

  • Presentation Meetings (held on an as needed basis)
    January 3, 2023 
    February 7, 2023
    March 7, 2023
  • Council Committee Meetings
    January 12, 2023
    February 9, 2023
    March 16, 2023
  • Council Meetings
    January 26, 2023
    February 23, 2023
    March 30, 2023

Anyone wishing to attend these meetings virtually, please contact the Administration Office at 902-897-3184 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dated December 30, 2022

Rob Simonds

Chief Administrative Officer

Colchester Celebrates Completion of Post-Fiona Tree & Yard Debris Collection

The Municipality of Colchester is celebrating the completion of its extensive post-Fiona Tree and Yard Debris Collection program eight weeks after it began. The program successfully served all residents throughout the Municipality whose material was curbside at their regular collection location by the October 11, 2022, start date.

“Following the overwhelming devastation left by Hurricane Fiona, Council recognized the need to respond quickly to help residents. Tipping fees for Fiona-related tree and yard debris were first waived at our Colchester Solid Waste Facilities in Kemptown. Then planning for a special collection program quickly got underway,” recalls Colchester County Mayor, Christine Blair. “Although an unexpected and unbudgeted expense, Council was fortunate to be able to support the program.”

“The first challenge was identifying a collection approach that could accommodate the sheer size and volume of debris that residents were dealing with,” explains Colchester’s Director of Solid Waste, Phillip Redden. “Then the task of sourcing adequate equipment, operators, and in some cases traffic control services, amidst labour shortages and circumstances where other public and private entities were competing for the same resources, was the next hurtle to overcome.”

Employing as many local assets as were available, the collection team used the same “turn by turn” route-mapping technology as is used for regular garbage, recycling, and compost collection to ensure no one would be missed. In all, 1400 truckloads totalling over 1850 tonnes of material was collected, adding to the 933 tonnes of material that had been brought to the Kemptown facility by residents themselves.

The Municipality’s contribution to Fiona clean-up efforts is anticipated to reach approximately $500,000. However, staff are hopeful that a portion of these funds may be recovered through Federal emergency assistance programs.

“In addition to our special collection program, we were also very fortunate in Colchester to have had neighbours helping one another, and teams from Christian Aid Ministries Rapid Response Services and the Department of Natural Resources assisting homeowners with their individual clean-ups. We have come a very long way since Fiona arrived on September 24,” says Mayor Blair. “I also want to acknowledge the volunteer services of our fire brigades, first responders, Colchester Ground Search and Rescue, our regional Emergency Management team, and all Colchester staff involved for the tremendous amount of work they did in the aftermath of Fiona.”

Residents who continue to require support may call 211 or visit the following website to determine what Provincial program options remain available: https://novascotia.ca/hurricane-fiona-support.

 

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Boil Water Advisory Update - Lower Truro Bottle Filling Station (Spring)

Effective Friday, December 9, 2022 at 1:45pm, the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted. The UV light has been repaired and is now operational. We appreciated your patience during this time.