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Employment Opportunity Summer Students 2017

The Municipality of the County of Richmond has openings for Summer Students in the following departments:

  • Department of Recreation, Leisure & Community Relations
  • Department of Public Works

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Concerts by the Sea 2017 - Tender: Sound System/Person

MUNICIPALITY OF THE COUNTY OF RICHMOND
TENDER SOUND SYSTEM/PERSON

For interested parties to submit a bid to supply a Sound System with Sound Person for an outdoor concert series to be held from 6:00-7:30 PM at the following venues:

  • St. Peter’s Marina: July 5, July 19 & August 2
  • Arichat Waterfront Stage: July 13, July 27 & August 10

For more information please contact Carla Martell at 902-226-0586 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline to submit bids is 4:00 pm on June 2nd, 2017.

*Lowest tender not necessarily accepted.

 

Concerts by the Sea 2017 - Expressions of Interest

MUNICIPALITY OF THE COUNTY OF RICHMOND
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Any Richmond County musicians, dancers, entertainers and bands interested in performing for the

“Concerts by the Sea”

From 6:00-7:30 PM at the following venues:

  • St. Peter’s Marina: July 5, July 19 & August 2
  • Arichat Waterfront Stage: July 13, July 27 & August 10

For more information please contact Carla Martell at 902-226-0586 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline to submit expressions of interest is 4:00 pm on June 2nd, 2017.

2017 Heavy Garbage Collection

2017 HEAVY GARBAGE COLLECTION May 1 – May 27, 2017  

Heavy Garbage Collection Program will be carried out in Richmond County from May 1 - May 27, 2017. Please note that this is the only collection scheduled for 2017.

Material must be at the curbside by 8:00 AM, on May 1.  Any material placed after this time may not be collected. Please do not place waste curbside more than a week before your scheduled collection.   

ITEMS ACCEPTED FOR COLLECTION
(List not inclusive)

  • Walk behind lawn mowers;
  • Barbecues (no propane tanks);
  • Snow blowers;
  • Tires without rims (car, light truck, motorcycle, trailer);
  • Bicycles;Lawn Furniture;
  • Furniture;
  • Box springs and mattresses;
  • Appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washer, etc);
  • Hot water heaters;
  • Fixtures (sinks, toilets, bathtubs,etc);
  • Residential renovation  / construction material;
  • Bagged waste must be in clear, transparent, bags;  

*Please place similar items such as metals and loose wood in separate piles at the curbside. Please note that no scavenging of materials at the curbside by third parties is permitted.

*Items placed for heavy collection shall not exceed 75 kg (165 lbs) in weight for any one item or 150 kg. (330 lbs) for all items for any one dwelling unit and no individual item shall measure more than 2.1 meters (7 ft.) in any dimension. 

*Waste that qualifies for curbside collection (municipal solid waste and recyclables) should NOT be placed for Heavy Collection – it should be placed for weekly collection.

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS NOT FOR COLLECTION
(List not inclusive)

  • Waste placed in non-transparent bags;
  • Waste generated outside the Municipality;
  • Household Hazardous Waste (propane tanks, wet cell batteries (car/RV/boat), insecticides, pesticides, household chemicals, paint ** These items may be brought directly to the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility;
  • Commercial Vehicle Tires – **These items should be returned to retailers or brought directly to the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility;
  • Vehicle bodies / large vehicle parts;
  • Electronics and computer related equipment ** May be dropped off at EPRA drop off location, St. Peter’s Bottle Exchange 9395 Hwy 4, St. Peter’s;
  • Paint ** Household paint may be dropped off at the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility;
  • Trees and leaf and yard waste ** May be dropped off at the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility;
  • Hazardous, reactive, septic or pathological waste;
  • Dead animals;
  • Loose broken glass (should be placed in a box or container and labelled “broken glass”);
  • Asbestos containing material (contact Guysborough Waste Management Facility at 902-232-2316);
  • Waste oil (return to retailer or contact the Guysborough Waste Management Facility at 902-232-2316);

Please direct any inquiries regarding the Municipality’s heavy collection to the Public Works Department at 902-226-2400 or the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility at 902-226-2396.

NSUARB Releases Decision Regarding the Municipality's Water Rate Application

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board releases decision and order regarding the Municipality's recent water rate application.

 

Annual Grant Publication 2016-2017

The Municipality of the County of Richmond
The Municipal Government Act requires that a Municipality shall publish annually a list of the organizations and grants or contributions made pursuant to the Municipal Government Act, in a newspaper circulating in the Municipality.  The following are the grants and contributions of the Municipality of Richmond for the fiscal year April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017:
Acadiaville Community Centre Society  $         500.00
Acadiaville Community Centre Society  $      1,000.00
Basin River Inhabitants Historical Society  $      3,500.00
Basin River Inhabitants Historical Society  $      2,000.00
Basin River Inhabitants Historical Society  $      1,000.00
Basin River Inhabitants Historical Society  $      2,000.00
Bonnie Brae Seniors Club  $         820.00
Calvin Presbyterian Church  $      9,870.00
Calvin Presbyterian Church, c/o Loch side Cemetery  $         300.00
Camp Rankin 4H Club  $      2,000.00
Canadian Cancer Society-Relay for Life Arichat  $         289.80
D’Escousse Civic Improvement Society  $    10,000.00
D’Escousse Civic Improvement Society c/o Beautification Committee  $         600.00
District 10 Volunteer Fire Department  $         789.85
Dorothy`s Cat Sanctuary  $      5,000.00
Dr. Kingston memorial Community Health Centre  $      1,485.00
Dr. W.B. Kingston Memorial Community Health Centre  $      1,000.00
East Coast ATV Riders Association, Municipal   $    10,000.00
Festival Acadien de Petit de Grat  $      1,000.00
Fourchu Development Association  $         500.00
Hearts of Isle Madame Disability Society  $      1,800.00
Holy Guardian Angels Parish  $      2,500.00
Isle Madame Historical Society  $      2,000.00
Javrin’s Island Community Centre  $    13,280.00
Javrin’s Island Sports & Recreation  $      2,500.00
Johnston’s Harbour Wharf Association  $      4,850.00
L`Archeveque Wharf Preservation Society  $    10,000.00
L’Ardoise Jolly Club  $      1,500.00
La Picasse  $    10,000.00
La Picasse, Centre Communautaire Cutlurel  $      5,000.00
Le Noir Forge  $      2,500.00
Leeside Society  $      5,000.00
Lennox Passage Yacht Club  $         600.00
Lennox Passage Yacht Club  $         800.00
Lennox Passage Yacht Club  $    20,000.00
Little Anse Hawks Baseball Club  $         250.00
Little Anse Sampsons Cove Social Action Centre  $    15,000.00
Little Anse Sampsons Cove Social Action Centre  $      2,000.00
Loch Lomond Volunteer Fire Department  $         500.00
Loch Lomond Volunteer Fire Department  $         500.00
Loch Side Cemetery  $         300.00
Louisdale Fleur de Lis Seniors Club  $      1,000.00
Louisdale Lions Club  $         600.00
Louisdale Lions Club  $      1,625.00
Louisdale Lions Club  $    15,000.00
MacAskill house Museum  $      2,000.00
Nicholas Denys Museum  $      2,500.00
Oceanview Wildlife Museum  $      2,000.00
Petit de Grat Red Caps Baseball Club  $    12,500.00
Point Tupper Heritage Association  $      2,000.00
Potlotek First Nation  $   11, 137.50 
Regional Occupation Centre  $    12,000.00
Richmond County Early Childhood Education Centre  $    15,000.00
Richmond County Literacy Network  $    10,000.00
River Bourgeois Community Services Society  $         500.00
River Bourgeois Community Services Society  $      5,700.00
River Bourgeois Community Services Society  $      3,000.00
River Bourgeois Community Services Society  $      7,500.00
River Bourgeois Mariner Society  $      2,440.00
River Bourgeois Mariners Society  $         500.00
Riverdale Community Services Society  $      2,500.00
Rocky Bay Irish Club  $    10,000.00
Rocky Bay Irish Club  $      4,000.00
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 47  $      3,947.18
Royal Canadian Legion Isle Madame Branch 150  $      2,000.00
Royal Canadian Legion Isle Madame Branch 150  $         500.00
Sacred Heart Ladies Group  $         450.00
Sacred Heart Ladies Group  $         400.00
Sacred Heart Ladies Group  $         400.00
Sacred Heart Parish  $      1,943.14
Sacred Hearts Ladies Group  $         400.00
Societé Vitalité Isle Madame  $    26,000.00
Société Vitalité Isle Madame  $    12,500.00
South Mountain Arm of Gold Association  $         300.00
St. Anne Community & Nursing Centre  $         600.00
St. Francis de Sales Parish  $    17,094.75
St. Hyacinth Cemetery Committee  $         700.00
St. Hyacinth Cemetery Committee  $         300.00
St. Hyacinth Cemetery Committee  $      1,000.00
St. John the Baptist Catholic Women’s League  $         500.00
St. Joseph’s Parish, c/o Episcopal Corporation of Antigonish  $    11,500.00
St. Louis Parish Baracos Days Festival Committee  $      1,000.00
St. Louis Parish Canada Day Committee  $      1,000.00
St. Louis Parish Catholic Women’s League  $         500.00
St. Louis Parish Roman Catholic Church  $    15,000.00
St. Peter`s Economic Development Organization  $      3,450.00
St. Peter’s & Area Lions Club  $         500.00
St. Peter’s & Area Lions Club  $      4,002.00
St. Peter’s & Area Lions Club  $    15,640.53
St. Peter’s Catholic Church  $         600.00
St. Peter’s Community Club  $         336.00
St. Peter’s Parish Church  $      5,451.95
Université Sainte-Anne  $    10,000.00
Village on the Canal  $         500.00
Village on the Canal Association  $         400.00
Village on the Canal Association  $         500.00
Whiteside Church Preservation Society  $      9,000.00
Total:  $  426,452.70
   

Dog Tags for 2017

For your convenience in purchasing dog tags, the Dog Control Officer will be at the following locations:

  • April 4, 2017 - St. Peter’s Village Grocery, from 9am to 3pm
  • April 11, 2017 - L’Ardoise Community Center, from 9am to 3pm
  • April 18, 2017 - Tara Lynn Center - River Bourgeois Parking Lot, from 9am to 3pm
  • April 25, 2017 - Lower River Community Center Parking Lot, from 9am to 3pm - CANCELLED; please call (902) 226-2400 to arrange for your dog tag.
  • May 2, 2017 - St. George’s Channel Hall Parking Lot, from 9am to 3pm
  • May 9, 2017 - Forchu Community Hall Parking Lot, from 9am to 3pm

**Please note the Dog Control Officer will be off for lunch from 12:00-12:30PM**"

Dog Tag Fees: 

  • $10 for any male, or female dog that is spayed
  • $25 for any unspayed female

Civic Addressing

911

Seconds can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency.  Getting resources where they are needed as quickly as possible is vital.  This is especially true when dealing with 911 emergencies.  However, without clearly posted civic numbers to guide them, emergency responders can sometimes be challenged to locate the address of a 911 call.  Know your 911 civic address and have it clearly posted so that police, firefighters and paramedics can locate you as quickly as possible if an emergency should occur.  

The Eastern District Planning Commission assigns civic addresses and maintains the Nova Scotia Civic Address File for Inverness, Richmond, Victoria and Antigonish Counties.  Please refer to the Civic Addressing By-Laws for Antigonish, Richmond and Victoria Counties for posting, signage and street sign regulations.  

What is a civic address?  
A 911 civic address consists of a civic number, road name and type, community name and county or municipality.   Example:  2357 | Highway 206 | Arichat | Richmond County   Civic addresses are primarily used for 911 emergency services but are also used as mailing addresses, for delivery services and are required in order to receive telephone service.  

How can I get a civic address?  
For new construction, civic addresses are assigned during the building inspection process.  A measurement is taken between a known location and the new structure.  Approximately every 5 metres or 15 feet a number is assigned.  Numbers may be pre-assigned for urban areas or subdivisions.  

For confirmation of your civic address for an existing building call the Civic Address Coordinator at 902-625-5366.
The following information is helpful in requesting a civic address:  

* Property Identification Number
* Provincial Assessment Account Numbers
* A neighbour’s civic address
* Road and Community Name  

Posting Your Civic Address  

* Civic numbers must be in Arabic numerals (12 not XII or Twelve)
* Have at least 48 inches between the bottom of the numbers and the ground
* The colour of the numbers must be reflective and clearly contrast the background.  White numbers on a blue background work best