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Municipality of the District of Chester

Municipal Awareness Week

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Municipal Awareness Week is from October 20 to 26. Show the love by sharing a picture of your favourite community in the Municipality of Chester on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ChesterMunicipality) or tag us on Twitter (@chestermun). Use the hashtag #municipalawareness. We will share your photo in our Photo Gallery as well as the NS Department of Municipal Affairs (www.facebook.com/nsmunicipalaffairs and @dma_ns).

Notice of Second Reading

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Chester Municipal Council held First Reading of an amendment to By-Law #74 - Tax Exemption for Charitable, Non-Profit Organizations, Municipal Water Utilities and Licensed Day Cares By-Lawon October 16, 2014. The amendment includes the addition of Chester Art Centre (Account 03477304) to Schedule A.

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A New CAO has been Hired

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Council interviewed and approved hiring Tammy Wilson for the soon-to-be vacant CAO position. Her first day is Monday, November 3. Although we are sad to see Erin leave, we look forward to this new experience. Click here to view the full media release.

Special Collection Schedule for October

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Special Collection is scheduled between October 13 and 24 on your regular collection day. Read on for some guidelines and rules to remember:

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Universal Sewer Rates - UPDATED

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You may have received a letter from the Municipality about the recent changes to the Municipal Sewer By-Law. Council adopted a new method of charging for sewer services, and it will be applied universally to users of all six municipal sewer systems.

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Request for Printing and Distribution Services

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The Municipality of Chester is requesting proposals from qualified interested parties for printing and distribution services for a three year period from November 2014 to June 30, 2017. Sealed submissions must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 marked "Printing & Distribution Services RFP (T-2014-002)"

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RFP for Business-Industrial Park Study

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We are seeking submissions for a feasibility study for a business/industrial park development in the Municipality of the District of Chester. Sealed submissions must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014 marked "Request for Proposal – T-2014-015 – RFP – Preparation of Business/Industrial Park Feasibility Study."

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Council Meeting Changes

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The Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for November 6 has been CANCELLED.

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Opportunities for Municipal Community Groups

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It's not always easy to volunteer for a non-profit community group. Working long hours to fundraise money for projects, planning events and offering programs for everyone to enjoy, filling out paperwork, upgrading facilities, providing a much-needed service. It's of the Municipality's opinion that community groups need as much support as they can get!

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