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Pugwash Water Bill Update

The first water bill for Pugwash Water Utility customers went out in the mail last week. We’ve heard from a few customers that there’s a technical issue when adding a new payee for online banking. We’ve contacted our bank, and they are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Thanks to the keen customers who brought this issue to our attention. Contact our office 667-2313 for an alternative online payment option until the issue is resolved.

Committee of the Whole Review April 14, 2021

Committee of the Whole (COW) met via zoom on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Council now holds COW meetings the second Wednesday of every month with delegations, presentations and petitions a major focus of these meetings.

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Springhill Road Closure - April 12, 2021

Springhill Public Works is planning a street closure on Main Street Springhill between McFarlane street and Church street, for Monday April 12th. Detour signs will be posted, Trucks and large vehicles will be required to take the Lisgar street detour route. Work will start in the morning and is expected to take approximately 8 hours to complete.

Flags at half-mast April 9, 2021

The Municipality of the County of Cumberland has lowered all flags to half-mast in solemn recognition of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 

Review of Parrsboro Wastewater Project COW Q&A April 8 2021

.Council of the Municipality of Cumberland met via zoom for a special committee of the whole on Thursday, April 8, 2021. The meeting opened with a territorial acknowledgement.

The councillor representing district 8, Carrie Goodwin asked questions submitted by the public regarding the Parrsboro wastewater treatment project . Questions submitted by the residents of district 8 centered around project decisions, funding for the project, the tendering, the local improvement charge and sewer rate and also and perhaps most importantly, moving forward.

Supporting documents for this meeting include:

The next public council meeting will be April 21, 2021 at 6 p.m. A committee of the whole meeting will be held April 14, 2021 at 6 p.m. Formal minutes of the April 8 meeting will be available within 24 hours of the meeting. A Facebook live recording is available on the municipal Facebook page

Review of April 7, 2021 Public Council Meeting

Council of the Municipality of Cumberland met via zoom for a Public Council Meeting on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. The meeting opened with a territorial acknowledgement.

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Review of April 6, 2021 Special Council Meeting

Council of the Municipality of Cumberland met via zoom for a special meeting of council on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, with only one agenda item, the hiring of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the municipality.

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Council takes stance on Biodiversity Act

Council of the Municipality of Cumberland met via zoom for a Special Public Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The meeting opened with a territorial acknowledgement.

Members of the Cumberland Forestry Advisory Committee presented regarding potential impacts to Cumberland County if the proposed Bill 4- Biodiversity Act is passed.

Council discussed the matter, and it was decided that a letter should be sent to the Province of NS requesting further public and industry engagement. Further, council agreed Mayor Scott will attend Law Amendments Committee regarding Bill-4 on behalf of the municipality.

The Nomination Committee nominated Councillor Houghtaling to sit as a member of an ad hoc committee that will create a Terms of Reference for a proposed Joint Poverty Reduction Advisory Committee.  

The next public council meeting will be April 7, 2021 at 6 p.m. A committee of the whole meeting will be held April 14, 2021 at 6 p.m. Formal minutes of the March 24 meeting will be available within 24 hours of the meeting. A Facebook live recording is available on the municipal Facebook page