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Municipality of Cumberland makes organizational changes

The Municipality of Cumberland has undergone organizational changes to streamline and reorient the operations of the Municipality.

“The organizational changes being made today will position the Municipality of Cumberland to better address the efficient provision of municipal services and the priorities of council in a financially sustainable way,” said CAO Greg Herrett.

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Low-risk exposure in municipal building - Springhill

The Municipality has been advised of a low-risk potential COVID-19 exposure at the Municipal Building at 43 Main Street in Springhill on May 14.

Municipal offices in the building had been previously closed to the public for a number of weeks due to the ongoing pandemic and with this potential exposure, the municipal offices have been closed until staff working there can be tested. This closure is out of an abundance of caution and there has been no Public Health order to close any section of the building. All staff working in the building since May 14th have been advised to seek a test for COVID-19. As this has been deemed to be a low-risk exposure by Public Health, there is no requirement for these staff members to self isolate. They will be self monitoring for symptoms until May 28th.

Once test results from all potentially impacted personnel have been received, the municipality will reassess the status of the municipal offices in the building.

“The health and safety of our employees is one of our top priorities,” CAO Greg Herrett said. “With that in mind, earlier today we advised all municipal staff in all of our facilities, county wide, that we would provide paid time off to get COVID-19 tests and vaccines. We encourage all employers to do the same, the health of our communities may depend on it.”

Mayor Murray Scott has been in touch with the regional leadership at Public Health to ask that clear lines of communication between Public Health and the community be established immediately with respect to the reported case.

“I have asked that testing be made available in Springhill and have offered the municipality’s assistance with both facilities and volunteers,” Scott said.

 

Review of May 19, 2021 Public Council Meeting

Council of the Municipality of Cumberland met via zoom for a Public Council Meeting on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. The meeting opened with a territorial acknowledgement.

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Review of May 5, 2021 Public Council Meeting

Council of the Municipality of Cumberland met via zoom for a Public Council Meeting on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The meeting opened with a territorial acknowledgement.

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CN Right-of-way Vegetation Control Notice

The Provincial, State and Federal governments have recognized railways as essential service providers. CN remains committed to running our railway safely and playing our role in moving the critical supplies citizens are counting on during these difficult times.

To that end, they have reached out to advise the Municipality of Cumberland of their vegetation control activities in our area between April and October 2021. A regularly updated schedule will be available at www.cn.ca/vegetation

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Review of April 14, 2021 Public Council Meeting

Council of the Municipality of Cumberland met via zoom for a Public Council Meeting on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. The meeting opened with a territorial acknowledgement.

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Job Posting: Campground Attendants, Term

The Municipality of the County of Cumberland is currently accepting resumes for Campground Attendants at the Glooscap Campground located in Parrsboro.

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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.