SCHOOL REVIEW PROCESS UPDATE
Courtesy the BHS Monthly Newsletter
The first of three public meetings examining the Park View and Bridgewater families of schools will be held on February 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Bridgewater Junior Senior High School. The purpose of this meeting will be to present objectives and draft scenarios to the general public.
A School Options Committee with membership from School Advisory Councils and community members will present their ideas and receive public feedback.
The scenarios may include changing grade configurations at some schools and potential catchment area changes for other schools.
Recommendations for review documents and school review information can be found on the South Shore Regional School Board website.
The governing board will make final decisions on the School Options Committee recommendations on the Park View and Bridgewater schools at a board meeting in the spring of 2016.
The Town of Bridgewater has started preparing its budget for the 2016/17 year. The Town invites input from the public on its expenditures for public services. Budget approval is tentatively scheduled for May 9, 2016.
Please provide your comments and suggestions to:
Dawn Keizer, MBA, CA
Director of Finance
Or provide feedback to us through the Town of Bridgewater Facebook page.
Waste collection is cancelled for today, January 13, 2016, because of the overnight snowfall and has been rescheduled in both towns and the municipality for this coming Saturday.
The community recycling centre will be closed until 12 noon today. The site may reopen at noon, depending upon the road conditions. Please listen to CKBW for updated information as the morning progresses.
CBC's Feed Nova Scotia Day is reaching out across the province in a bigger way this year:
"On Friday, December 11th, we will be at the Bridgewater Sobeys with volunteers collecting donations for the annual Feed Nova Scotia fundraiser. We're hoping you can join us!"
A welcoming invitation from the Town of Bridgewater to food trucks near and far!
To learn more about the Town's Vending By-Law, click here.
The Town of Bridgewater is seeking a representative from a stakeholder group in Bridgewater to participate on the Town's Downtown Plan Advisory Committee (DPAC). The purpose of this committee is to advise Town Council on the development and management of an implementation strategy for Bridgewater's Downtown & Waterfront Master Plan Final Report, which can be viewed by clicking here.
The Town is seeking one representative from a stakeholder group of Bridgewater to serve on the Downtown Plan Advisory Committee for the next three years.
The Town of Bridgewater is pleased to share the online edition of its quartlerly newsletter, The Bridge!
Join us in the March 2015 issue, as we tackle questions about snow removal, and provide information on the Bridgewater Community Garden Network's plams for 2015, the new municipal planning documents, the Town's annual budget process and so much more!
To get your digital copy of The Bridge, just click here.
Established August 20th, 2014 as a partnership between the provincial government and municipalities in all of Lunenburg County, eastern Shelburne County and the Region of Queens Municipality, the new entity is intended to connect economic development partners, support business growth and retention and provide regional leadership on economic development priorities.
On October 27th, 2014 the REN's Liaison and Oversight Committee chose District of Chester Warden, Allen Webber, as its Chair and immediately set about its first task, establishing an inaugural Board of Directors with extensive business experience who will be responsible for developing a regional economic development strategy and for recruiting and managing the entity's CEO.
The Board of Directors will be made up of private sector representation and elected officials. Directors should be passionate about growing their economy and willing to invest their time and talent into creating and building a brand new organization.
The South Shore REN is specifically seeking candidates for the Board of Directors, with combined skills and experience in business, industry, corporate governance, financial stewardship, strategic planning, communications, partnership development, stakeholder relations, and expertise in law, accounting, economic development and entrepreneurship.
Recruitment packages and applications will be distributed by the municipal partners; the deadline for receipt of applications is January 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm.
Nova Scotians who need help with home heating costs can now apply for the province's heating rebate program.
The 2014-15 Heating Assistance Rebate Program, launched on Thursday (October 30th), offers a rebate of up to 200 dollars to eligible applicants who heat their home with oil, natural gas, wood, wood pellets, propane, electricity or coal.
To qualify, applicants must be a household with a net annual income of 42-thousand dollars or less or a single person earning 27-thousand dollars or less annually.
Applications are available at Access Nova Scotia centres, MLA offices, Department of Community Services' offices, online at www.homeheatinghelp.ca, or by calling 1-800-670-4357.
****Please note that this rebate program is not administered by the Town of Bridgewater. This notice has been posted on our website for informational purposes only. For further informaiton, or to apply, please contact Service Nova Scotia at the website or phone number listed above*****
By the end of 2014, all municipal councils within the province of Nova Scotia are required to conduct a study on the number of Councillors elected. The ideal size of Bridgewater's Town's Council will depend on a number of factors, and we look to our community members to help us through this process.
Please expresses your opinion by completing this Size of Council Citizen Survey.
Liverpool, August 20, 2014:
The Mayors and Wardens of the South Shore units, including 5 in the County of Lunenburg, the Region of Queens Municipality, and 3 in the County of Shelburne have approved the document which is the foundation for the formation of a Regional Enterprise Network (REN) to be called from this point on the South Shore Regional Enterprise Network (REN). Please click on the attached for the full/complete Media Release. pdf South Shore Units Move to Create Regional Enterprise Network (97 KB)