At their May 23 meeting, Council approved the 2013/14 Operating and Capital Budgets. This year, many of the projects fall in line with the Municipality's newly-adopted Strategic Plan. To view the budget in its entirety, please click here.
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Asbestos Cell Relocation
The Municipality wishes to tender for work at the Kaizer Meadow Environmental Management Centre that generally includes construction of an access road adjacent to the existing active asbestos disposal area, relocation of buried asbestos from abandoned asbestos disposal are to active asbestos disposal area, proper burial of relocated asbestos and site stabilization.
By-Law Amendment Notice
At their April 4 meeting, Municipal Council gave First Reading of amendments to the Tax Exemption for Charitable, Non-Profit Organizations, Municipal Water Utilities, and Licensed Day Cares By-Law #74.
"A couple of years ago, I realised that the professional military in various countries were taking an interest in climate change. They had grasped that the first and biggest impact of global warming, for human beings, is on the food supply – and as more and more people scrambled for less and less food, there was going to a growing demand for their services. So I set out on what turned into a two-year tour of the climate-change world, interviewing the scientists, the generals, the diplomats and the politicians. This is what I knew at the end that I didn't know at the start..."
Evening Council Meetings
What better way to get an update on current, local affairs than to attend a Council meeting. Usually, Council meets the second and last Thursdays of each month in the morning, but residents who can't attend during daytime hours are limited. To provide more convenient access to everyone, Council will have their last meeting of the month in the evening to see if public engagement increases. Evening meetings are on a six-month trial basis.
Weekly Compost Collection in Chester
The weekly collection of compost carts in the Village of Chester begins June 11, starting with Week A and ends September 10 (Week B). This project is initiated and paid for by the Village of Chester Commission; please contact them with operational concerns during the weeks opposite your regular municipal collection. You can reach the Commission Office by calling (902) 275-4482 or email www.villageofchester.org
Council Votes "Yes" to Development Agreement
On March 14, Council voted 6-1 to enter into a development agreement with Minas Basin Pulp & Power, Oxford Foods, and Nova Scotia Power which will allow the partners to proceed with the South Canoe Wind Energy Project. The project is proposed for the New Russell area. More information will follow. To view some of the previous documents and presentations concerning the project, please click here to access our Document Library. Please note that some documents, due to their size, were uploaded to Google Drive instead of posted in our Document Library. To view links to all documents and presentations, please navigate to the previous article posted on our website's frontpage: please click here.