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Lead Testing Information

The Municipality of Cumberland operates three water utilities – Parrsboro, Pugwash and Springhill. Health Canada and the Nova Scotia Department of Environment have regulations regarding the quality of drinking water and the tests to ensure the quality is maintained. Results in the Parrsboro Water Utility have determined that there are incidences of increased lead concentration in some of the samples.

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Municipality of Cumberland Council wraps up 2020

Council of the Municipality of Cumberland met via zoom for their final meeting of 2020 on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

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Call for Citizen Appointments to Committees of Council

Make a difference in your community by volunteering to be a citizen representative on one of the following committees.

Audit Committee (3 positions)
Border Entrance Committee (2 positions)
Cumberland Energy Authority (2 positions)
Cumberland RCMP Management Advisory Committee (3 positions)

Source Water Protection Committees
North Tyndal (1 position)
Pugwash Water (3 positions)
McAloney Lake (1 position)
McElmon Brook (1 position)
Leaminton Brook (1 position)

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Parrsboro Wastewater Project Update

At the December 2, 2020 meeting of Council, the following decisions were made concerning the Local Improvement Charge for the Parrsboro Wastewater Collection System Expansion and Collection Project.

• Defer the billing and collection of the local improvement charge for Parrsboro Wastewater until the annual tax billing in May 2021
• To begin the process to amend the Local Improvement By-law to allow for a monthly payment option.

What this means for ratepayers on the Parrsboro Wastewater system:

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Winter Parking Restrictions 2020-2021

 

Parking is restricted on Municipal streets in the community of Parrsboro between midnight and 7 a.m. or at any other time that could interfere with snow clearing operations by Public Works employees. Vehicles left unattended on during these times may be ticketed and/or towed at owners cost and risk.

Also, please remember that snow from private residences cannot be pushed out into a Municipal street or across a Municipal street for disposal, by either a resident or private contractor removing snow for a resident or business.

These temporary regulations shall be in full force and effect from November 30, 2020 until April 15, 2021.

 

Parking is restricted on Municipal streets in the community of Springhill between midnight and 6 a.m. or at any other time that could interfere with snow clearing operations by Public Works employees. Vehicles left unattended on during these times may be ticketed and/or towed at owners cost and risk.

Also, please remember that snow from private residences cannot be pushed out into a Municipal street or across a Municipal street for disposal, by either a resident or private contractor removing snow for a resident or business.

These temporary regulations shall be in full force and effect from November 1, 2020 until May 1, 2021.

Flags at half mast Dec 6th

Flags will be at half mast on December 6th to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. 

To learn more about this day, please visit https://cfc-swc.gc.ca/commemoration/vaw-vff/remembrance-commemoration-en.html

Springhill Water Conservation Order Lifted

The Springhill Water Utility is ending the mandatory water conservation restrictions for all residents and businesses supplied by the Springhill Water Utility effective November 16, 2020 at 2 p.m.

Leamington Brook, which supplies the Springhill Water Utility, has recharged sufficiently since the prolonged hot, dry weather this summer.

We thank the Springhill Water Utility Customers for their understanding and cooperation.

Cumberland Parade of Lights

We are excited to announce a way to celebrate the holiday season together, while socially distancing! The Cumberland Parade of Lights provides an interactive map that allows individual residents, businesses, and organizations to highlight their decorations for everyone to enjoy.

To register your display as part of the map please use this link.

The online map is available here.