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Canada Day Fireworks - July 1 at Dusk

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Canada Day Weekend - Operations and Curbside Collection Schedule

Canada Day Weekend - Operations and Curbside Collection Schedule Municipal Administration Building Hours of Operation   The Richmond Municipal Administration Building will be closed on Friday, July 1st.  Solid Waste Management Facility Hours of Operation    July 1st (Friday): Closed  July 2nd (Saturday): Open regular hours (8:30am -4pm)  Solid Waste Curbside Collection Schedule –(Black River Rd., Oban, Seaview, Thibeauville, West Bay and along Bras d'Or Lake to St. Peter's) Curbside collection normally scheduled for Friday, July 1st will be picked up on Saturday July 2nd.   Water and Sewer Emergency Contact   For urgent matters concerning water or sewer service, please call (902) 226-3988.

Notice to Sewer Customers - Rate Increase 2022/2023

Sewer Rate Increase Notice 2022 2023

2022-23 Trail Creation, Rehabilitation and Improvement

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The Municipality of the County of Richmond is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 Multi-Purpose Trail Creation, Rehabilitation and Improvement Fund.

 

The paper application can be found   here  and the fillable form can be found   here .

 

The application must be completed by Friday, July 22 and sent to:

Manager of Recreation

P.O. Box 120
2357 Highway 206,
Arichat, NS
B0E 1A0
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Plan Richmond Project - Public Workshops & Draft Plan link

PROJECT UPDATE: DRAFT DOCUMENT

Tonight - Louisdale Fire Hall at 6pm

July 7 - Online (see below)

We want to hear from you! In case you missed the in-person public workshops, join us for an online workshop on Thursday, July 7th at 6pm. You’ll hear a brief overview of the project and be introduced to the Draft Planning Documents. We will be recording the presentation and posting it to the project website for anyone who can’t attend. If you would like to register for the online session click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lc--tpjwiG9Seh2ZZm-KuOykzM89yrbZu

You can also check out the draft planning documents on the project website (www.planeasternnova.ca/planrichmond) and leave your comments using the online forms, as well as explore the draft zoning map using the online interactive map (https://upland.mysocialpinpoint.ca/plan-richmond). The documents are still drafts and subject to change based on feedback from the community. We hope to hear from you!”

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Broadband Update, June 2, 2022

Richmond County Councillors met with officials from Development NS to discuss the NS Broadband roll out plan for Nova Scotia and Richmond County 2022/2023. Develop NS officials provided a power point presentation including the Broadband role out approach, status update, forecast and Richmond County snap shot. Here is a link to the presentation  22 06 01 INSI Richmond County Update F 1

For more information, visit https://internet.developns.ca where you can search for an update by community. If you have any questions/concerns please contact Develop NS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1-833-422-6591.

 

2022-June-01 Develop NS Broadband Update

 

Kelly Rose - Senior Communications Manager
Kevin Kline - Internet Project Manager
Christian Ryan - Marketing and Comms Officer
Brian Webb - Regional Lead, Project Planning and Delivery

 

Key Points:

  • They've exceeded the 95% goal and looking to finish in December 2023.
  • Bell and others are exceeding the speeds targeted as minimum.
  • HU = Housing Unit
  • East Bay project is complete - listed as complete in Richmond.
  • 93 people will be underserved in Richmond as of end of 2023.
  • Bulk of the work is in the "make ready" stage - clearing brush, poles, permits, etc.
  • Crossing waterways, railroad tracks and 100 series highway can cause delays and change infrastructure requirements, depending on the situation (i.e. higher poles if crossing a navigable waterway).
  • The Service Delivery Agreement for 10 years means that they meet certain technical, customer service, scalability, and pricing criteria (i.e. they need to show that they're scaling to meet customer demand).
  • Hard to fully estimate the amount of time it takes for make-ready work until sites are specifically selected so that detail work can be completed (they can know some of the time required, but not 100% until they get in there).
  • They've changed their page to allow you to search by community.
  • On the maps, if you're in the red zone, the intent is that if you're serviced by commercial power, then you can get coverage (whether you have a civic address or not).
  • One of the strategies has been to avoid any over-build (two providers in one area) - the business case wouldn't make sense for them to invest on their own on that.
  • People on the network not built under this project who are receiving less service than they pay for can lodge a complaint through a federal complaint commission (CCTS).  Kelly will include that in a follow up email.  Seaside has been purchased by Rogers and there are plans to invest to provide faster speeds for these folks.
  • Cell coverage - not currently part of the mandate, but an initial gap analysis was done a while back and Develop is helping to refresh it for 2022.  There's a study happening now to identify gaps and to develop a cost model to increase coverage.
  • Cell calls - if you switch to wifi calling that will help if there's internet signal.
  • Products that Bell will make available here will be the same as what you can get in Halifax.
  • Offered to co-host an in person session in Richmond.  Designed to be drop ins (no formal presentation).  We could maybe combine with strat plan dates?  Amanda will send them.
  • Amanda will ask if we can share presentation on our website.  They agreed!

 

Questions: 

* How / Who will monitor for 10 years?   

Develop NS will have the resources to do this, including fines to be levied.

 

* Is there a risk of covid impacting timelines/supply chain?

They were able to get ahead of the supply chain issues by making large purchases at the beginning of the project.  The size of Bell has made this possible. Biggest issues are local service providers (NSP, engineering, etc).

 

* Can people provide a specific address & get a definitive answer? 

Yes!  The maps they use are right down to the Civic Address.  If there not in a project area, they go on a list of underserved and work will be done on technologies to serve them.  They won’t give us the list of underserved but will let us know about pockets after the next announcement of additional service areas.

 

Press Release Richmond County Budget 2022-23

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Richmond County Property Tax Sale - June 17, 2022

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