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Update on the Public Sewer By-law Process

In June 2019, council asked staff to streamline all existing Sewer By-laws into a common document. Over the summer of 2019 staff worked to compare and compile the 6 existing by-laws into one. Care was taken to look at the best practices of neighbouring and similar municipalities, and to consider the most common approach in the existing documents.

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Sewer By-law Changes

Changes are being made to the sewer by-law in the Municipality of Cumberland. These changes are to create an even and fair approach to billing and administration of sewer services throughout the county.
Four public meetings will be held to present the proposed changes to the public prior to council giving the by-law first reading.
Join us:
November 14th 5:30 p.m. Pugwash Village Hall
November 18th 5:30 p.m. Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre
November 20th 5:30 p.m. Parrsboro Firehall
November 21st 5:30 p.m. Joggins Fossil Institute

Five new solar projects announced in the Cumberland region

Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Karen Casey announced approval from the Solar for Community Buildings Program for three new projects in Cumberland and two in Amherst. The Solar for Community Buildings Program enables eligible community groups and organizations to generate solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity on their roofs or properties and sell it to their utility under a 20-year contract.

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Springhill Christmas Parade

The Springhill Christmas Parade is open for applications!

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Tax Sale - November 28, 2019

Notice is hereby given that the following properties will be sold at PUBLIC AUCTION by the Treasurer of the Municipality of the County of Cumberland on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 10 a.m. unless, before the date of the tax sale, the total amounts as indicated are paid in full.  The Tax Sale will be held at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Center located at 6 Main Street, Springhill, Nova Scotia. 

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Tax Sale - December 5, 2019

Notice is hereby given that the following properties will be sold at PUBLIC AUCTION by the Treasurer of the Municipality of the County of Cumberland on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10 a.m. unless, before the date of the tax sale, the total amounts as indicated are paid in full.  The Tax Sale will be held at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Center located at 6 Main Street, Springhill, Nova Scotia. 

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Tax Sale - December 10, 2019

Notice is hereby given that the following properties will be sold at PUBLIC AUCTION by the Treasurer of the Municipality of the County of Cumberland on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 10 a.m. unless, before the date of the tax sale, the total amounts as indicated are paid in full.  The Tax Sale will be held at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Center located at 6 Main Street, Springhill, Nova Scotia. 

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Update on Parrsboro Sewage Rate

In June of this year, Municipal Council committed to the residents of Parrsboro, to have staff undertake eleven steps to improve upon the drastic year-over-year increase in an area sewage rate charge. The following is an update on the status of those eleven steps.

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