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Although most transportation-related assets are the responsibility of the provincial government, the Municipality also shares in some of this responsibility. The Municipality is responsible for:
The Municipality owns and maintains a number of roads. They are:
|Foxwood Drive||Mill Cove||2|
|Lake Road||Mill Cove||2|
|Landing Drive West||East River||1|
|Parkwood Drive||Mill Cove||2|
All other roads are either owned by the Province (green, reflective sign) or privately (white sign with black lettering). If you live on a Municipal Road, and have a maintenance or repair issue, please contact the Engineering & Public Works Department at 902-275-1312. If you live on a road owned by the Province, contact the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal at 902-543-4121. If your road is privately owned, it is not a municipal or provincial responsibility. You need to determine who the owner is or if there is a home owners association.
From time to time, residents request that the Municipality collect a "maintenance area rate" from all the residents living on that road. We collect the rate on their behalf and then remit it back to an association or person responsible on an annual basis. In this case, a petition must be submitted to the Municipality. All petition inquiries should be directed to the Finance Department at 902-275-3554.
In some cases, residents would prefer that the Municipality assume responsibility of their private road. Before that can happen, the road must meet municipal specifications. Also, our Private Street Improvement & Maintenance By-Law (#72) outlines the criteria for the Municipality to assume responsibility for a private road. All inquiries should be directed to the Public Works Department at 902-275-1312.
Municipal Specifications refer to municipal standards required for the construction of the following systems:
In order for the Municipality to assume responsibility for existing, private systems, the systems must meet these specifications. Click here to view a copy of the Municipal Specifications.