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Richmond County Response to NSFM and AMA regarding spread of COVID-19

Richmond County Response to NSFM and AMA 2

Coronavirus (COVID 19) Preparedness and Intervention Measures

THE MUNICIPALITY OF THE COUNTY OF RICHMOND
Coronavirus (COVID 19) Preparedness and Intervention Measures

A special Emergency Meeting of Richmond Municipal Council was held on Monday, March 16, 2020. As part of a collective effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the health and wellness of residents and employees being the main priority, the municipality will take the following actions:

• The Richmond Arena facility will be closed for the season effective immediately.

• The Municipality of Richmond County Administration Office will close to the public effective March 17, 2020 at 8:30 AM.

 Residents looking to make payments on water/sewer/tax bills/tipping fees can do so via online payment or by mail.

 If visits to the Municipal administrative offices are required, please contact the office to make an appointment at 902-226-2400.

 All municipal committee meetings are being postponed and council meetings will only be held for essential items

• The Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility and curbside collection schedule will remain unchanged at this time, however the Municipality continues to monitor the situation and will re-evaluate as required.

RFP Insurance Services Proposal

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2020 Dog Tags

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Richmond County Strategic Plan & Survey Results

The Richmond County Strategic Plan which was approved at Regular Council on January 28, 2019 and Survey Results can be viewed by clicking HERE.  (scroll to the bottom)

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