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The Town of Stellarton is Currently looking for nominations for our annual Volunteer Recognition and awards night. If you know of a person who volunteers for an organization in Stellarton or a Stellarton resident that volunteers anywhere. Please help give them the credit and thanks they deserve. Nominate them today!

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Town of Stellarton Tax Sale

TOWN OF STELLARTON

TAX SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that the following properties located in the Town of Stellarton are liable to be sold for arrears of taxes and rates due to the Town of Stellarton as described below and will be sold, under the terms of the Municipal Government Act, Part VI, for arrears of rates and taxes, interest and expenses.

Said properties will be sold at Public Auction on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. – Stellarton Town Hall, Council Chambers, 250 Foord Street, Stellarton, Nova Scotia   BOK 1SO.

TAKE NOTICE that Tax Sales do not in all circumstances clear up defects of title. A Tax Deed conveys only the interest of the Assessed Owner, whatever that interest may be. If you are intending to clear up defects in the title to your property by way of a Tax Sale, you are advised to obtain a legal opinion as to whether or not this can be done.

FURTHER, the Town of Stellarton makes no representations with respect to the location of the boundaries of or the size of the property which you are buying. You are advised to obtain an opinion from a duly qualified Nova Scotia Land Surveyor with respect to such matters. You are also advised that the recoverable costs of a Tax Sale can be considerable. Except for redemption provisions, all sales are final.

THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY THE TAXES, INTEREST AND EXPENSES DUE ON THE DAY OF THE SALE BY CERTIFIED CHEQUE, CASH, MONEY ORDER OR LAWYERS TRUST CHEQUE. THE REMAINING BALANCE, IF ANY, MUST BE PAID WITHIN THREE (3) WORKING DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT HST WILL BE CALCULATED AND COLLECTED WHEN APPLICABLE AND THAT TOTALS SHOWN ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

IF TAXES OUTSTANDING ARE MORE THAN SIX YEARS IN ARREARS AT THE TIME OF THE SALE, THE ORIGINAL OWNER DOES NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM THE PROPERTY.

PROPERTIES SIX YEARS OR LESS HAVE THE RIGHT OF REDEMPTION UP TO SIX MONTHS AFTER THE TAX SALE.

The Town of Stellarton makes no representations or warranties to any Purchaser regarding the fitness, geographical or environmental suitability of the land(s) offered for sale for any particular use and does not certify the legal title, legal description or boundaries and the lands offered for sale are being sold on an

“AS IS” BASIS ONLY.

Further information about these properties is available by contacting the undersigned at 902-752-3481 at the Stellarton Town Office, 250 Foord Street, Stellarton, Nova Scotia BOK 1SO.

TAX SALE PROPERTIES

TOWN OF STELLARTON

 

  1. 3136833 Nova Scotia Ltd. $2,743.52

          142 Hudson Street

         Account #: 03422925

 

  1. 3243270 Nova Scotia Ltd. LAND                         $158,898.22

           Lawrence Boulevard                   

           Account #: 10268435                  NOT REDEEMABLE

           HST is applicable on purchase price

 

  1. 3243270 Nova Scotia Ltd. LAND                         $128,499.18

          Lawrence Boulevard                   

          Account #: 10268443                   NOT REDEEMABLE

          HST is applicable on purchase price

 

  1. Best, Margaret & Clarence Arthur                   $3,244.02

          147 Hudson Street

          Account #: 00310719

 

  1. DeSalvo, Helen Est. LAND                                     $6,593.57

           25 Bunker Hill

           Account #: 05009081      NOT REDEEMABLE           

           HST is applicable on purchase price

 

  1. Gialousakis, Giorgio & Christina Alexis               $5,161.29

           85 Acadia Avenue

           Account #: 00077402

 

  1. Kellock, Winnifred              $5,151.45

           129 River Street

          Account #: 02324784

 

  1. MacNeil, Joseph & Verena LAND                         $13,703.90

          102 River Street

          Account #: 02939312      NOT REDEEMABLE

          HST is applicable on purchase price

 

  1. Moran-Ross, Tracy Ross, Craig Nelson            $19,796.00

           280 Foord Street

          Account #: 04136411

 

  1. Rogerson, Jane Elizabeth           $5,159.13

          106 Rundle Street

          Account #: 04061071

 

  1. Saulnier, Donald Bernard $6,680.39

           304 South Foord Street

           Account #: 03057763

 

  1. Scott, Darren Wayne Scott, Gavin Michael         $7,989.71

           12 MacLean Street

           Account #: 04189582

 

 

  1. Turnbull, Vickie Cheryl $4,036.67

          60 Cambey Avenue

          Account #: 02103648

 

Joyce Eaton

Town Clerk Treasurer

Town of Stellarton

 

 

Planning & Development and By-law Enforcement Officer

 

 

Planning & Development and By-law Enforcement Officer 

The Town of Trenton requires an energetic, motivated and career-minded Planning & Development and By-law Enforcement Officer, to be responsible for the efficient design and development of Trenton, Stellarton and Westville neighbourhood design projects and ensure compliance with planning and property related by-laws. Working independently or alongside other planners and designers, the Planning & Development Officer will participate in every aspect of the planning process, including public consultation, using developed communication and presentation skills. The Planner will also work with other professional disciplines, approval agencies and municipal authorities to deliver high quality services to the communities of Trenton, Stellarton, and Westville. This individual will also be tasked with the preparation of planning reports, internal and external communications related to the projects, as well as the preparation of major research projects, background or issues papers and is responsible for the collection and analysis of related environmental, heritage, population, housing, transportation land use and economic data. The Planner/Development Officer will build strong client and consultant relationships, exploring opportunities for new business. Other duties may be assigned as necessary. 

The successful candidate will have completed a diploma in Planning and Development or a recognized certificate in the field of Planning and Development. 

Letters of application, along with a detailed resume, may be submitted in confidence to the address below, marked “APPLICATION – PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT OFFICER”. Deadline for applications is: 4:15 PM, December 19, 2017. 

A copy of the job description may be obtained from the websites or Town Offices of Stellarton, Trenton, or Westville. 

The Town of Trenton is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants who apply; only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Brian W White, CPA, CA 

Chief Administrative Officer 

Town of Trenton 

PO Box 328 

Trenton, NS B0K 1X0 

Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities E-Bulletin Sept-Oct 2017

Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities

E-NEWS BULLETIN

September-October 2017

Vol 13 #5

NOTE:  If you are using your cell phone to view the E-News Bulletin: when you’ve completed reading an article, you will need to scroll to the bottom of the page, and select the next article of interest.

In this issue:

•          President's Activities

•          UNSM Board Report—October 5, 2017

Partnership Framework and Provincial Government – The Board heard a presentation from AMA and the Department of Municipal Affairs about possible areas of joint work. Further discussion will be held.   In the meantime, UNSM Executive will seek a meeting with the Premier and the Minister to discuss future assistance. 

UNSM President and Vice-President Terms - The Board agreed to look at extending the terms of President and Vice-President from one to two-year terms and to have these positions elected at large, similar to most municipal associations across the country.   Reasons to move to the two-year term include the need for more time to build relationships with the province, to maintain focus on top priorities, and to increase influence at the FCM Board level.  Staff will report on the implications of this change, and the Board will consult with the membership. 

 

President Compensation – The Board reviewed the time commitments required of the President and agreed to increase the President’s annual compensation from $6000 to $12,000, to be increased annually by CPI. The President’s compensation has remained the same since 2005. The increase reflects the significant number of days and hours per year required to fulfill the role – at a minimum the President is required to attend meetings on average one day a week.

 

FCM Municipal Guide to Cannabis Legalization Project – FCM has asked municipal associations to contribute financially to the development of a guide book which will benefit all municipalities.  UNSM Board agreed to contribute $2000 to this project.

Resolutions Process – Letter from District of Barrington The District of Barrington wrote to the President requesting all municipal councils vote on proposed resolutions, instead of individuals at the annual general meeting.   This would allow all councils to have a say, as some cannot send people to the AGM.  The Board saw merit in this idea, and would like to discuss this further with the membership.  However, given the timing, it is not possible to change the process at this point for this AGM.

UNSM Dues Formula The Board agreed to maintain the existing formula for UNSM dues.  At the December Board meeting, the Board will be asked to approve the 2018 UNSM Budget, after which the invoice for dues will be sent to municipalities.

Request for Municipality to Waive Permit Fees Associated with Provincial Accessibility Programs – The province has introduced two new programs to assist community groups and businesses improve accessibility.  The Accessibility Directorate requested municipalities waive municipal permits for those with approved projects under the programs. As this is an individual council decision limited to those who receive approval under these specific programs, the UNSM Board agreed to encourage municipalities to consider the waiving of fees.

Monthly Board Report to the Membership – The Board discussed opportunities to inform councils of the work being undertaken by the Board. It was agreed a Board report would be written and sent to each council, encouraging the inclusion of the report as an information item on a council agenda.  Should a council have questions or concerns, UNSM would offer to meet with them

]Amendments to Resolutions Policy At this time no further changes are being made to the Resolutions Policy, however UNSM will invite feedback on the process following the AGM, and is committed to improving the process.

Solid Waste Review and EPR The Board agreed to invite the Chairs of the Solid Waste Committees to meet in December to discuss the solid waste review and EPR.

]Pugwash Conference on Climate Change This conference was recently held, and Warden Timothy Habinski was in attendance as was Debbie Nielson.  The Board agreed to circulate the media release issued after the conference to UNSM members.

Areas for Further Exploration – Board members raised the issues of interest arbitration and the need for legislation to recognize ability to pay as a legitimate concern.  The need to reach out to First Nations and to understand the Truth and Reconciliation report was also identified.  Staff will explore.

•    Upcoming Workshops/Events

November 1-3, 2017 –  Nova Scotia Heritage Conference – Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax.  For more information, including how to register, visit: http://nsheritage.ca/

November 7th & 8th, 2017 –  Atlantic Urban Forest Collective, Crown Plaza, Fredericton, NB.  For more information, visit: https://atlanticurbanforests.wordpress.com/events/ 

November 7-10 - UNSM Fall Conference - Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax.  Click here for more information.  Click here for On-Line Registration.

•    Provincial Issues

]Provincial Budget Highlights

Amendment to the Municipal Government Act and Halifax Charter

12 Month Notice:  WCB Costs

Joint Municipal/Provincial Cannabis Committee

•   FCM

Sustainable Communities Conference

New Transport Canada Funding for Adaptation for Automated Vehicle

FCM’s Women Scholarships

GMF Annual Report Highlights Progress on Sustainability

•   Other Announcements

The Clean Foundation Announces Internship Subsidies Now Available

A New Resource for Reducing GHG Emissions in Large Buildings

Phone: (902) 423-8331

Fax: (902) 425-5592

www.unsm.ca