News

Property tax help for those impacted by COVID-19

The Municipality of Cumberland now offers a one-time property tax installment payment program for residential and commercial properties negatively affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

“We are in an unprecedented pandemic and we needed to be compassionate to the situation,” said Warden Al Gillis. “When you have your financial situation drastically changed due to global forces you cannot control or even imagine, you need your government to help you.”

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Mechanic Street Park construction to begin

Construction of the Mechanic Street Park in Springhill will begin this month and is expected to take approximately three weeks to complete.

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Committee of the Whole Public Meeting Monday, June 8th

There will be a Committee of the Whole Public Meeting Monday, June 8th at 6 p.m. for reviewing grants. This will be streamed on our Facebook page.

Council approves balanced budget without tax increase

Municipal Council voted in favour of a $29.8 million operating budget for 2020/2021 at the May 20, 2020 Public Council Meeting. Council had met for two committee of the whole meetings prior to approving the budget to ensure no increase to either the residential or commercial tax rate, while ensuring essential municipal programs and services are maintained.

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Hydrant Flow Testing - Springhill

Public Works staff will be conducting a hydrant flow test in the area surrounding the old Springhill town hall building the afternoon of Tuesday May 19, 2020.  

Residents may experience low water pressure and discoloration for a short period of time. If this occurs, please run your cold water for a few minutes until the water clears.  

Thank you for your understanding.

Open Committee of the Whole Budget Meeting

There will be an Open Committee of the Whole Budget Meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday May 13, 2020

Building Condition Assessment for 4030 Eastern Ave Parrsboro

The final building condition assessment for 4030 Eastern Ave (the former Parrsboro Town Hall) has been completed. 
If you have feedback on this report, please email

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Public Hearings May 20

The Municipality of Cumberland will be holding Public Hearings on the follwing topics:

  • Public Sewer By-Law
  • Local Improvement By-Law
  • Livestock Control By-Law

Date of Public Hearings: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Public Hearings are open to the public and ensure residents have an opportunity to provide Council their comments and concerns regarding the by-laws. During the COVID-19 pandemic Council is holding virtual meetings.

For methods on how to particpate please read more

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