News

Review of April 7, 2021 Public Council Meeting

Council of the Municipality of Cumberland met via zoom for a Public Council Meeting on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. The meeting opened with a territorial acknowledgement.

Read more ...

Review of April 6, 2021 Special Council Meeting

Council of the Municipality of Cumberland met via zoom for a special meeting of council on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, with only one agenda item, the hiring of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the municipality.

Read more ...

Council takes stance on Biodiversity Act

Council of the Municipality of Cumberland met via zoom for a Special Public Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The meeting opened with a territorial acknowledgement.

Members of the Cumberland Forestry Advisory Committee presented regarding potential impacts to Cumberland County if the proposed Bill 4- Biodiversity Act is passed.

Council discussed the matter, and it was decided that a letter should be sent to the Province of NS requesting further public and industry engagement. Further, council agreed Mayor Scott will attend Law Amendments Committee regarding Bill-4 on behalf of the municipality.

The Nomination Committee nominated Councillor Houghtaling to sit as a member of an ad hoc committee that will create a Terms of Reference for a proposed Joint Poverty Reduction Advisory Committee.  

The next public council meeting will be April 7, 2021 at 6 p.m. A committee of the whole meeting will be held April 14, 2021 at 6 p.m. Formal minutes of the March 24 meeting will be available within 24 hours of the meeting. A Facebook live recording is available on the municipal Facebook page

Review of March 17, 2021 Public Council Meeting

Council of the Municipality of Cumberland met via zoom for a Public Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. The meeting opened with a territorial acknowledgement.

Read more ...

Results of TAX SALE Tender #TS2021-1

The Municipality of Cumberland would like to thank all of the residents that placed bids and took the time to watch the live stream of the tender opening for the Tax Sale Tender #TS2021-1 scheduled for Tuesday March 16, 2021 at 12 p.m. (noon).  

Due to the large volume of bids we would further like to thank you for your patience while we compiled the data to determine the successful bidders.  This process did take some time to ensure the information is correct.   All successful bidders have been notified. 

Read more ...

March Committee of the Whole review

Committee of the Whole (COW) met via zoom on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. COW meetings allow for council to dig deeper into topics, which then permits council meetings to flow with more understanding of the topics presented. Council now holds COW meetings the second Wednesday of every month, with public council meetings the first and third Wednesdays of every month.

Read more ...

Review of March 3, 2021 Public Council Meeting

Council of the Municipality of Cumberland met via zoom for a Public Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The meeting opened with a territorial acknowledgement.

Read more ...

FAQs on Cumberland Central Landfill

The Towns of Amherst & Oxford and the Municipality of Cumberland currently share ownership of the Cumberland Central Landfill, or as some people know it Little Forks Landfill. Operation of the Cumberland Central Landfill is managed by the Cumberland Joint Services Management Authority (CJSMA). CJSMA answers to a board which is made up of representatives of the towns and municipality.

Read more ...