???? NOTICE OF SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
A Special Meeting of Bridgewater Town Council will take place on Monday, June 5, 2023, at 6 p.m. at Town Hall (60 Pleasant Street) in Bridgewater.
The agenda package will be posted online at www.bridgewater.ca/agenda by the afternoon of Friday, June 2.
Homeowners in certain parts of Bridgewater may receive a letter from NSCC student Grant Penney regarding tree sampling for the emerald ash borer (a jewel beetle native to north-eastern Asia) in Bridgewater as part of his Natural Resources Environmental Technologies program. He is looking to collect a total of 100 samples from 50 trees (two per tree).
The Town of Bridgewater is aware of the initiative, and we encourage homeowners who receive a letter about the project to touch base with the student directly for additional details about what the sampling involves and what the project seeks to accomplish. Participation in the program is voluntary and there is no obligation for property owners who are contacted to participate.
???? PUBLIC NOTICE -- BUDGET MEETING
Bridgewater Town Council continues its series of budget meetings on Monday, April 3, 2023, at 6 p.m. at Town Hall in Council Chambers, located at 60 Pleasant Street in Bridgewater. As usual with our regular and budget meetings of Town Council, this meeting is open to the public and will also be livestreamed on the Town of Bridgewater's Facebook page.
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>>> Regarding two-part development application for 421 LaHave Street
There is an upcoming public meeting on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. to learn about a two-part development application that Town Council is considering.
The application is for a proposed development agreement to permit an expansion to the existing South Shore Centre at 421 LaHave Street. There would be changes to the existing commercial space, as well as the addition of 262 residential units through building additions of varying heights; these additions would result in a building composed of sections varying between one and eight storeys.
The other part of the application is to amend the Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) to increase the maximum height of buildings located on corner lots in the LaHave Commercial (C2) Zone. The current height permission for corner lots is six storeys; the amendment would be required to accommodate the proposed development at 421 LaHave Street.
Bridgewater Town Council is considering selling 0.6 Ha of land along Glen Allan Drive in Bridgewater, known as Lot 102 (PID 60658580) with an estimated value of $235,000, for less than market value to the South Shore Open Doors Association (SSODA) to be used as affordable housing.
A Public Hearing on the land sale will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2023, in Council Chambers at Town Hall, located at 60 Pleasant Street in Bridgewater.
? NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
THE TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER has made application to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board under Section 369 of the Municipal Government Act to confirm the number of councillors to be elected. This matter will be considered in a public hearing as follows:
Hearing starts: Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at 11:00 AM
Place: Council Chambers, 60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, NS
Additional information about the matter is as follows:
A copy of the application is available for inspection during regular business hours at the Bridgewater Town Office, 60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, and at the offices of the Board, Summit Place, 3rd Floor, 1601 Lower Water Street, Halifax Nova Scotia or on the Board’s website at https://nsuarb.novascotia.ca/, by clicking on "Cases & Evidence", Find Cases by Case Number" and insert in "Search Term" Matter ID M10904.
To assist the Board in using correct forms of address and pronouns in our hearings and decisions, we invite all parties, lawyers, and all other participants to share their pronouns and titles with the Board and each other if they are comfortable doing so. There is no requirement to provide this information.
The Town of Bridgewater is seeking interested individuals, with a willingness to offer his/her/their time, knowledge, and suggestions/ideas, to serve on various committees of the Town. The committees currently seeking citizen, youth, and/or stakeholder representation are as follows:
To learn more about each of the Committees and their roles, please visit the Committee section of the Town of Bridgewater’s website: https://www.bridgewater.ca/town-council/committees-of-council. If you are interested in applying you may apply through the website by visiting https://www.bridgewater.ca/town-council/committees-of-council/apply-to-serve.
Energize Bridgewater is a community-wide initiative transitioning Bridgewater to a clean and affordable energy economy. This Committee will provide oversight for the Energize Bridgewater Program. This includes championing and advisiing the Town on energy sustainability, affordability and accessibility. Bridgewater is on a path to make energy affordable, accessible, and sustainable for all residents. We need people on this Committee who want to share their voice on how Bridgewater can achieve this future. This is a community-wide led initiative and Committee members will have a direct role in shaping several of Bridgewater’s projects.
Committee members will play a key role in advisiing the Town on its Energy Poverty Reduction Program and promoting engagement of stakeholders and residents. The Committee meets once every 2 months. The Committee includes a diverse range of voices to make sure the needs of all Bridgewater’s residents are met by the Energize Bridgewater Program. The Committee is made up of residents impacted by energy poverty, and representatives from the social services, energy, transportation, financial, and housing sectors. The Committee is recruiting for:
1 Resident member - Priority given to residents of Bridgewater who self-identify as: youth (under 35 years of age), senior (65 yars of age or over), members of minority groups includiing the indigenous community, and those who have lived experience of energy poverty.
2 Stakeholders - Business and organization representatives are sought for each of the following sectors:
For more information on this Committee and how to apply, visit www.energizebridgewater.ca. Applications can be picked up in the main lobby at the Town Office, 60 Pleasant Street or by clicking pdf here (529 KB) .
There will be a Special Meeting of Bridgewater Town Council on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.
As usual, the agenda for the meeting is scheduled to be released to the public the Friday before the meeting and will be available online at www.bridgewater.ca/agenda.
The meeting will be livestreamed via the Town's Facebook page.
? PUBLIC NOTICE
>>> Change of date for upcoming meeting of Town Council
The public is advised that the next regular meeting of Bridgewater Town Council, normally scheduled for Monday, June 27, has been changed to Tuesday, June 28, 2022.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at Town Hall, located at 60 Pleasant Street in Bridgewater. As usual, the meeting will be livestreamed via the Town's Facebook page and subsequently posted on our YouTube channel archive.
NOTICE >>> PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION BRIDGEWATER
SPRING WATERMAIN FLUSHING SCHEDULE 2022
Customers are advised that watermains will be flushed during the period of April 30 to May 14, 2022, between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight in accordance with the schedule by zone shared below.
WHAT TO EXPECT
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.
SCHEDULE BY ZONE
(A) April 30, May 1, 3
All streets on the west side of LaHave River, north of Dufferin Street, but not including Dufferin Street.
(B) May 4
All streets between Dufferin Street and Jubilee Road, including Dufferin Street, but not including Jubilee Road.
(C) May 5
All streets south of, and including, Jubilee Road, and west to, but not including Desbrisay Drive.
(D) May 7, 10, 11
East side of LaHave River starting at Chapel Hill Road, flushing all streets westerly to LaHave Street.
(E) May 12
“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 14
“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.
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The Town of Bridgewater wishes to advise its residents, as required by Section 65 (c) of the Municipal Government Act, that the following grants were issued for the year April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021:
GRANTS TO ORGANIZATIONS
Bridgewater Curling Club >>> $1,500
Bridgewater Tennis Club >>> $20,000
LC Judo Club >>> $450
Park View Parents Group >>> $1,500
Royal Canadian Legion >>> $550
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul >>> $1,500
South Shore Fieldhouse Society >>> $3,530
VON Lunenburg >>> $1,000
YMCA of Southwest Nova Scotia >>> $3,000
FACADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Matthew Battiste >>> $5,000
Whisk Realty Ltd. >>> $5,000
Black Seal Properties (two properties) >>> $10,000
Robert Keevill >>> $5,000
The Ark/LCASC >>> $1,718
TOTAL >>> $59,748
TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER
TAX SALE NO. 2021-01
PLEASE NOTE: The tax sale scheduled for June 7, 2021, has been postponed and is now scheduled to take place on July 12, 2021, at 10 a.m.
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given in accordance with the Municipal Government Act of Nova Scotia that the following properties, situated within the boundaries of the Town of Bridgewater, are liable to be sold for arrears of taxes due to the Town of Bridgewater as described below. Unless such taxes and all allowable interest and expenses are sooner paid, I shall proceed to sell the property at Public Auction, Council Chambers, Town Hall, 60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia on the 12th day of July 2021 at 10:00 in the forenoon. (Amounts shown include taxes, interest, and expenses to May 5, 2021. Additional interest and sale expenses will accumulate to the date of the sale).
Assessment Account# 03658201
Assessed To: Parker, Shirley A.
Description: 210 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, Land, Dwelling, Garage
Amount Owing: $10,528.56
Assessment Account# 00141283
Assessed To: Hanley-Lunn, Shannon Dawn
Description: 505 York Street, Bridgewater, Lot IP-8B, Service
Amount Owing: $45,798.43
More detailed descriptions of the above property may be viewed at the Town of Bridgewater, Finance Department; however, we do not guarantee the accuracy of the property description. It is advisable to consult with a lawyer and/or surveyor before purchasing a property.
Terms of Sale: Taxes and rates, interest and expenses shall be paid immediately at the time of sale by cash, money order, bank draft, certified cheque or lawyer’s trust cheque. Failing immediate payment, the auction shall be considered live and shall continue with the previous bid. The balance of the purchase price, if any, to be paid within three days of the sale by one of the same methods as above. Where the balance of the purchase price is not paid within the three business days, the property shall be advertised and put up for future sale.
Kim Hopkins, CPA, CA
Director of Finance
Town of Bridgewater