60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 3X9
Tel: 902-543-4651 Fax: 902-543-6876
Emergency After Hours Tel: 902-543-5142

SPRING WATERMAIN FLUSHING SCHEDULE 2021

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Customers are advised that watermains will be flushed during the period of
May 1 – May 19, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight), 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) May 1, 2, 4, 5 All streets on the west side of LaHave River, north of Dufferin Street, but not including Dufferin Street.

(B) May 6, 7 All streets between Dufferin Street and Jubilee Road, including Dufferin Street, but not including Jubilee Road.

(C) May 11, 12 All streets south of, and including, Jubilee Road, and west to, but not including Desbrisay Drive.

(D) May 13, 15, 16 East side of LaHave River starting at Chapel Hill Road, flushing all streets westerly to LaHave Street.

(E) May 18 “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 19 “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 storage conditions, there may be some deviation from the above schedule.

 

Audrey Buchanan, P. Eng.
Environmental Services Manager

Notice of Meeting -- December 21, 2020

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The public is advised that immediately prior to the December 21, 2020, Discussion Session, Council for the Town of Bridgewater will be holding an in-camera meeting (under Municipal Government Act Section 22(2)(e) contract negotiations), followed by a Special Council meeting if required.

Seeking members for NEW Anti-Racism Task Force Committee & 1 citizen rep for vacancy on Museum Commission

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NEW!!  ANTI-RACISM TASK FORCE COMMITTEE
The Anti-Racism Task Force is a NEW committee of the Town of Bridgewater whose vision is to eliminate racism and prejudice in all of its forms within the Town. As a new Committee, nine (9) interested individuals who live, work or play in the Town of Bridgewater are required. The applications will be reviewed and appointments will be made by resolution of Council. The task force will serve in an advisory capacity to Town Council in local race issues that impact those who live, work or play in the Town of Bridgewater. The task force aims to promote a town free of racism and discrimination by:

- Advising Town Council on best practices for developing and implementing policies, plans, services, and facilities that eliminate racism and discrimination;

- Monitoring and reporting to Town Council racist and discriminatory practices in the community;

- Acting as a liaison between community members and town Council on issues of racism and discrimination in the community; and

- Developing an action plan for Town Council to approve for addressing racism and discrimination, as well as promoting diversity and equal opportunity within the Town of Bridgewater.

If you wish to learn more about eligibility requirements, click here and find a link to the Anti-Racism Task Force Committee terms of reference at the bottom of the page..

BRIDGEWATER MUSEUM COMMISSION - SEEKING 1 CITIZEN REPRESENTATIVE TO FILL VACANCY
The successful candidate would be appointed by resolution of Council. The objective of the Bridgewater Museum Commission is to operate, manage, and maintain one or more museums within the town, including the DesBrisay Museum. Their aim is to develop and operate educational and cultural programs, as well as, preserve and present artifacts, information, etc. which are of a historical, natural and/or cultural significance to the Town of Bridgewater and the surrounding County of Lunenburg. For a review of the Act of Incorporation for the Bridgewater Museum Commission, click here.


HOW TO APPLY
If either of the above opportunities, or any other committee/commission is of interest, click here and complete and send the form as indicated.

 

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES FOR TAXIS & COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS

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Precautionary measures for taxi & community transportation operations.

Keep yourself and your passengers protected
To keep yourself and passengers protected, you can take the following steps:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Ask passengers to sit in the back to create physical distance.
• Avoid handling money, or chits if possible.
• Have tissues and hand sanitizer available for your passengers if possible.
• Ensure air system is not set to recirculate.
• Dispose of all waste in a small waste bag, tie it and dispose of it in regular garbage

Disinfect your vehicle regularly
• Plan to clean and disinfect your vehicle as often as possible—especially after you drop off passengers who appear to be sick and after every medical passenger. Pay close attention to surfaces that are touched often by passengers.
• Use a disinfectant that is pre-approved by the Health Canada for use against novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This information can be found at the link below.

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/disinfectants/covid-19/list.html

• Wash hands thoroughly after cleaning vehicle.

Special precautions for drivers transporting patients to health care facilities
Transporting known or suspected COVID-19 patients in enclosed vehicles would be considered to be at a higher risk for exposure. If you are transporting medical customers, take the following precautions:
• Be sure to have alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol content and use it often.
• Confirm the passenger has been in contact with 811 and their arrival is expected.
• Ensure the patron is wearing the mask provided by the Nova Scotia Health Authority
• Seat the passenger as far as possible from the driver. If a van is available this would be preferred.
• After transport ensure your vehicle is cleaned and disinfected prior to transporting other patrons.

GRANTS ISSUED for period April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019

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The TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER wishes to advise its residents, as required by Section 65 of the Municipal Government Act, that the following grants were issued for the year April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.

 

Art Happening................................................................................... $  5,200.00
Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation................................................ $  6,250.00 ($5,000 cash; $1,250 in-kind)
Bluenose Shuffleboard Club ............................................................ $      500.00
Bridgewater & Area Interchurch Food Bank .................................... $   3,000.00
Bridgewater Curling Club ................................................................. $   2,000.00
Bridgewater Elementary School Playground ................................... $ 36,442.00
Lunenburg County 4H Club ............................................................. $   1,500.00
Michelin Social & Athletic Club ........................................................ $   5,000.00
Second Story Women's Centre ....................................................... $       250.00
Senior Wheels Association .............................................................. $   3,500.00
South Shore Fieldhouse Society ..................................................... $ 14,915.00
YMCA of Southwest Nova Scotia .................................................... $   3,000.00

                                                                                  TOTAL:           $ 81,557.00

 

GRANT APPLICATION FORMS FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS 2020-2021

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If you are a member of an organization and wish to apply for a grant from the Town of Bridgewater, please click this link to take you to the policy with attached forms grants application .  There are 4 deadlines for grant requests (May 1, 2020; August 1, 2020; November 1, 2020; and February 1, 2021).

 

2019/20 Proposed Budget

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The Town of Bridgewater's 2019/20 proposed budget is now ready for viewing.  pdf Please click here to open the document. (4.89 MB)

Volunteer Recognition -- 2020

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The Town of Bridgewater is seeking nominations for Representative, Family and Corporate Volunteer Awards.  Deadline is February 7, 2020.

For complete information, including application/nomination forms, please visit: https://www.bridgewater.ca/town-services/parks-recreation-a-culture/volunteer-recognition.

RFP2018-09 Sale of Property at 93 Dominion Street

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RFP2018-09
Sale of Property at 93 Dominion Street
PID 60029758

The Town of Bridgewater is offering for sale, the land and building at 93 Dominion Street, Bridgewater, NS. The PID is 60029758.

Proposal packages will be available from the Town of Bridgewater’s Finance Department located at 60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, NS or via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Technical questions and viewing requests may be directed to Graham Hopkins, Inspections and Facilities Manager at 902-541-4370 or via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sealed proposals must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 and clearly marked “RFP2018-09 –

Sale of Property at 93 Dominion Street” to the following address:
Town of Bridgewater
Attn: Annalise Wentzell, Purchasing Coordinator
60 Pleasant Street
Bridgewater, NS B4V 3X9

The highest or any proposal will not necessarily be accepted.

Town of Bridgewater Legistlative Advertising

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PUBLIC NOTICE – TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER LEGISLATIVE ADVERTISING

The Town of Bridgewater has recently changed providers for print advertising related to legislative changes, public meetings, and other items that the Town is required to advertise in print media under the Municipal Government Act.

Going forward, the public may find such required advertising published in SaltWire Network print productions, including the South Shore Breaker and/or The Chronicle Herald.

Thank you for your attention to this matter and we invite you to share this message.

Sale of Surplus Equipment -- Tender#18-11F

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TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER -- TENDER #18-11F

SALE OF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT

FOR THE COMPLETE DOWNLOADABLE PDF, PLEASE CLICK HERE

The Town of Bridgewater has identified the following surplus items:

Viewable at the Fire Department - 81 Dominion Street:

During the Hours of 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

  • • Unifire Positive Pressure Ventilation Fan, with 20" blade
  • • Sharp Photocopier
  • • Cordless Drill, portable ground lights & impact rapid charger
  • • Assortment of portable radios
  • • Scanner
  • • Fuji film camera
  • • Canon IP1500 printer

Viewable at the Public Works Garage - 134 St Phillips Street:

During the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (please see PW Forman)

  • • five (5) vehicles
  • • an assortment of grade rings, couplings, etc

Viewable at the Water Treatment Plant - 50 Century Drive:

Please contact Nicholas Denaro at 902-521-6088 for viewing arrangements

  • • 1 Armstrong Pump (New) - 318 GPM at 143 feet TDH, Model #4X X8 4280 series, SR #770317
  • • 1 used 5’ aluminum storage box
  • • Various power boxes
  • • US Filter Polyblend model #SP60101157
  • • New wallmount computer storage unit

Viewable at the Bridgewater Town Hall - 60 Pleasant Street:

During the Hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

  • • 1 Car Cover
  • • Hand sanitizer drip trays
  • • 3 blackberry smart phones
  • • 1 flip phone
  • • 1 iPhone Otterbox Defender case

For a complete list of items for sale, please see the Tender document for submission which is available at the Town Office, 60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, NS or on-line at www.bridgewater.ca . Please note that minimum bids may apply and are noted on the Tender Submission Document.

Sealed tenders must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, December 13th, 2018 and be clearly marked “Tender #18-11F - Surplus Equipment” to the following address:

Town of Bridgewater

Attn: Annalise Wentzell, Purchasing Coordinator 60 Pleasant Street

Bridgewater, NS B4V 3X9

Items are being sold “as is, where is”. The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO GROUPS/ORGANIZATIONS CONSIDERING APPLYING FOR TOWN GRANT

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This is a notice to all groups and/or organizations considering applying for grants from the Town of Bridgewater for the remaining 2018/19 fiscal year.

As of August 13, 2018 all funds in the town’s 2018/2019 Grants to Organizations account have been expended.


Effective immediately, there will be no further acceptance of applications for grants for the remainder of this fiscal year (to March 31, 2019).