60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 3X9
Tel: 902-543-4651 Fax: 902-543-6876

Spring Watermain Flushing Schedule 2017

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Customers are advised that watermains will be flushed during the period of April 29 – May 18, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m., and in accordance with the schedule below. Some loss of pressure and discolouration of the water may be experienced during the flushing; we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Customers are reminded that domestic hot water tanks should be flushed annually, and main water valves in basements should be turned off when flushing is being undertaken in their area. If you have any questions, please contact the Engineering Department at (902) 541-4370.

Date Area

(A) April 29, 30, May 2, 3, All streets on the west side of LaHave River, north of Dufferin Street, but not including Dufferin Street.

(B) May 4, 6 All streets between Dufferin Street and Jubilee Road, including Dufferin Street, but not including Jubilee Road.

(C) May 7, 9 All streets south of, and including, Jubilee Road, and west to, but not including Desbrisay Drive.

(D) May 10, 11, 16 East side of LaHave River starting at Chapel Hill Road, flushing all streets westerly to LaHave Street.

(E) May 17 “Pressure zone” on east side of Lahave River, which includes Winter Street, Winburn Avenue above Glen Sarty Drive, Pine Grove Road, New Pine Grove Road, Highway 10 between Highway 103 and Champlain Drive.

(F) May 18 “Pressure zone” Dufferin Street Booster Station on west side of Lahave River which includes Pinecrest Subdivisions (DesBrisay, Olympiad, Sunset, Pinecrest, Cherry), Westmount Heights Subdivision (Atlantic, Westmount, Centennial, MicMac) and the upper end of Jubilee Road (from Desbrisay Dr. to Route 3).

NOTE: Due to weather and water conditions, there may be some deviation from the above schedule.

Larry Feener, P. Eng.
Town Engineer / Traffic Authority

SEEKING NEW MEMBERS FOR COMMITTEES/COMMISSION

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WE WANT YOU!
Here is your chance to get involved adn give back to your community!

The Town of Bridgewater is seeking individuals interested in volunteering for one or more of the following committees/commission:

Heritage Advisory Committee
- Seeking 1 Citizen Representative
The HAC advises the Town on issues such as the designation of buildings, streetscapes, and areas within the Town as Heritage Properties, and advised the Town on applications to alter substantially or demolish a Heritage Property.

Public Service Commission of Bridgewater (water utility)
- Seeking  1 Citizen Representative
The PSC is a water utility under the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Act whose main objective is to supply the Town of Bridgewater with a sufficient and safe supply of water for drinking and everyday living.

NEW!!! Youth Engagement Advisory Committee
- Seeking 9 youth between the ages of 12 - 25
The YEAC will guide Council on local youth issues and on polciies that impact youth an dplay a key role in the development and implementation of events and activities for youth in the Town.

For an pdf application click here.
(49 KB)

Deadline for applications is 4:00 PM on February 28, 2017.

Applications can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or dropped of at the main office (60 Pleasant Street) to the attention of Amanda SHUPE, Executive Assistant to CAO.

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Downtown Planning Advisory Committee Vacancies

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The Downtown Planning Advisory Committee (DPAC) is seeking volunteers to fill two Stakeholder vacancies.

The committee generally meets on a monthly basis and is tasked with making recommendations to Bridgewater Town Council regarding the implementation of Bridgewater's Downtown and Waterfront Master Plan and additional initiatives that may be beneficial to the further development and growth of both commercial and residential aspects of the downtown.

The deadline for application is Thursday, November 10.

To download an application click here.

To learn more about DPAC and review the Terms of Reference for the committee, click here.

The 2016 Canadian Census

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The 2016 Census is coming!

Canada’s next census is being conducted this month.

Early in May, census packages will be delivered to households in Bridgewater and right across Canada, providing residents with the information they need to complete their questionnaire online or on paper.

Completed questionnaires will provide valuable information that will be used by all levels of government to make decisions about your neighbourhood and community. Information obtained through the census is needed to plan services such as child care, schooling, family services, housing, public transportation and skills training for employment.

Every person, young and old, must be included in the 2016 Census.

For more information about the 2016 Census, visit www.census.gc.ca.

Facade Public Info Open House

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There will be an Information Meeting held on Thursday, May 5, regarding the Town of Bridgewater’s newly announced commitment to the creation of a Façade Improvement Program.

The meeting will take place beginning at 8 a.m. and run until 10 a.m. in the Committee Room of Town Hall, located on the second floor at 60 Pleasant Street in Bridgewater.

Recently, Bridgewater Town Council endorsed the concept of a Bridgewater Façade Improvement program, designed to augment buildings in the King Street Architectural Control Area, located in the community’s downtown core.

Pending Council’s official budget approval for the project in May, the program will be administered and overseen through the formation of a Façade Improvement Society. The Society’s Board of Directors will be responsible for reviewing applications and selecting the projects that best fit the objectives of the program.

Anyone with questions about the Façade Improvement Program or an interest in serving on the Society’s Board of Directors is encouraged to attend the meeting.

Looking for Representative Volunteer & Family Volunteer nominations

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Invitation to Serve on PRC Advisory Committee & (Ad Hoc) Off Leash Dog Park Committee

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The Town of Bridgewater is inviting applications for the PRC Advisory Committee and its Ad Hoc Off Leash Dog Park Committee.

The PRC Advisory Committee promotes the opportunity for recreation and culture among residents of the town in cooperation with volunteer community organizations and to assist in consultation on matters affecting recreational facilities, programs, and services, etc.  The Committee is seeking 1 citizen/resident representative.    Deadline for application for this Committee is Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 4:00 p.m.

The Ad Hoc Off Leash Dog Park Committee is a temporary, special advisory committee responsible for advising the PRC Advisory Committee, through the PRC Director) on policies, design, phasing, communications, and fundraising plans for the future Off Leash Dog Park.  The Committee is seeking 1 stakeholder and 2 resident representativesDeadline for applications for this Committee is Friday, November 28, 2014 @ 4:00 p.m.  The Terms of Reference for this committee can be viewed by pdf clicking here (319 KB) .

To download an application form for the above pdf click here (65 KB) .  Forward completed applications to: Amanda Shupe, Administrative Assistant to CAO via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can drop it off to the main office, 60 Pleasant Street.

We welcome our citizens to become involved in order to improve our community.

 

 

Dominion Street Infastructure Upgrade

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DOMINION STREET WATER & STREET INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT
IMPORTANT PROJECT UPDATE:


The Dominion Street water/street upgrade project will begin Tuesday, 2 September. During construction Dominion St. WILL BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC FROM HIGH STREET TO GLENRIDGE AVENUE. This street closure is estimated to be in effect for approximately eight (8) weeks. During this time, businesses and residents within the construction area will remain open and accessible at all times. Motorists should seek alternative routes whenever possible.


Further details about this project will be made posted on the Town's website as they are available.

Important Notice re: Change to Water Accounts

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At the September 8, 2011 meeting of the Public Service Commission of Bridgewater, in accordance with the rules and regulations as approved by the NS Utility & Review Board, a motion was made "that no new accounts in the names of tenants be opened and all new accounts in the name of tenants be converted to accounts in the names of the owners of the properties by March 31, 2013".

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M.A.P. - The MUNICIPAL ALCOHOL PROJECT

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The M.A.P. refers to the Municipal Alcohol Project.  It is an innovative project designed to understand and illuminate alcohol related harms in three Nova Scotia municipalities who have offered to participate in the study.  The Town of Bridgewater is one of the three municipalities.  The Project was undertaken with assistant from the Town of Bridgewater, Town of Antigonish, Town of Wolfville, District Health Authorities 1,3, & 7, and the Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness.  2 reports are now available for viewing.  One contains an overview of entire results, the second is specific to the Town of Bridgewater.  To take a look at the FINAL REPORT click HERE and to view the TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER'S REPORT click HERE.

NOTICE TO ELECTORS: Clarification on how many you can vote for...

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Town of Bridgewater electors:

The Town of Bridgewater has 6 members of Council to elect.  You as an elector DO NOT have to vote for 6.  

You have the option to vote for 1, or 2, or 3,or 4, or 5, or 6.  

***In other words, you as an elector can vote for 1 UP TO 6.




Amanda Shupe, Returning Officer