Warden Gillis' statement

A special council meeting was held April 22, 2020 where Warden Gillis provided a statement regarding the tragedy which occurred in Nova Scotia on April 18th and 19th, 2020, which was followed by a moment of silence for the victims.

Click 'read more' below  for the Warden's statement. 

Important phone numbers for all residents in this time of grief:

  • Mental Health Support 1 888 429 8167
  • Kids Help Line 1 800 668 6868
  • Morneau Shepell 1 844 751 2133

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Flags at half mast

All Municipality of Cumberland flags will be lowered to half staff in honour of RCMP Cst. Heidi Stevenson, who lost her life in the line of duty this weekend. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and colleagues as well as those of the many other victims of the tragedy in Colchester County.

Staffing/Service Levels Impacts

Municipal Council has been continuously monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 in- regards to temporary impacts to our service levels. Due to the uncertainty regarding the duration of our current global situation, the Municipality will be making temporary adjustments to its staffing requirements.

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Municipality of Cumberland approves capital budget for 20/21

Municipal Council approved a $4.5M capital budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year during a teleconference meeting April 1, 2020.

“We recognize we need to plan for the future for our residents, while being mindful of current world events, “explained Warden Allison Gillis. “This year’s capital budget is more modest than previous years, due largely to the current global pandemic. Our Council does not wish to place a financial burden on our residents, but we do want our residents to know we are diligently working on capital projects to better serve our communities.”

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Victoria Day Holiday Hours 2020

In recognition of Victoria Day, staff will be observing holiday time on  Monday, May 18, 2020. 

Staff will resume work, from home Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

For emergencies with public sewer, water or bylaw enforcement, during this time please call (902) 667-2358

Planned street closures for demolition in Springhill

There will be a planned road closure in Springhill in the area of Mason’s Hall at 1 Elm St. (road and sidewalk), for demolition and the near-side sidewalk on Main St. in the same area starting on March 30, 2020.

This will be in effect for 2 weeks.

Efficiency upgrade financing available

The Municipality of Cumberland and the Town of Amherst have teamed up with the Clean Foundation to offer qualified homeowners low-interest financing for energy-efficiency upgrades to their homes.

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Job Posting: Community Asset & Project Officer

The Municipality of the County of Cumberland is currently accepting resumes for the position of Community Asset & Project Officer.

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