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Upcoming Council & Committee Meetings

TAKE NOTICE that the following Council meetings will be held both in-person and virtually:

 Presentation Meetings (held on an as needed basis)

  • August 2, 2022  
  • September 6, 2022

 Council Committee Meetings

  • August 11, 2022
  • September 15, 2022

 Council Meetings

  • August 25, 2022
  • September 29, 2022

 Anyone wishing to attend these meetings virtually, please contact the Administration Office at 902-897-3184 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dated July 27, 2022
Rob Simonds
Chief Administrative Officer

Tender Notice - Truro Heights Road Sewer Upgrade

pdf Tender Notice - Truro Heights Sewer Upgrade (107 KB)  - Closing Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 3pm

Request for Proposals: Supply and Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Municipality of Colchester requires the services of a qualified electrical contractor and/or EV technician to supply and install six Level 2 EV charging stations at six locations across Colchester County. 

Project ID:                    MOC-EV-2022

RFP Issued:                  June 30, 2022

Addendum Issued:       July 24, 2022

Updated Deadline:       August 5, 2022

 

pdf View the RFP document for the Supply and Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (300 KB)

pdf View the ADDENDUM document for the Supply and Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (9.50 MB)

View the NS Tenders page. 

 

All questions related to this RFP should be directed to:

Joanna Burris, Sustainability Planner

Municipality of the County of Colchester

1 Church Street, Truro, NS, B2N 3Z5

Phone: (902) 897-3170

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Salmon River Elementary School Engagement Update

The former Salmon River Elementary School property was acquired by the County after the school closed in 2008 and a request for proposals was conducted in 2009 with none received. The school was demolished in 2017 and the site has been vacant for several years with some local recreational use. In 2021, the Municipality began to do some light maintenance of the property. In Fall of 2021 municipal staff began an engagement process to gather residents' thoughts on the future of this property. As a next step, staff will complete a more detailed analysis and recommendation for Council based on the information and input gathered to date

Read about our engagement process and results! 

Supporting Documents 

Virtual Public Engagement Responses 

In-Person Public Engagement Responses 

Design Concepts 

Survey Results 

Public Auction - Disposal of Surplus Equipment

The Municipality of Colchester held a public auction to dispose of surplus equipment on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Bids were reviewed and successful bidders contacted. 

Bidders are reminded to pick up their items on Wednesday, June 29th between 2pm and 6pm at 15 Ventura Drive, Debert. Bank draft or cash will be accepted as payment.

ALL EQUIPMENT WILL BE SOLD “AS-IS” AND THE MUNICIPALITY IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE OPERATIONAL CONDITION OF THE EQUIPMENT AT TIME OF SALE.

 

Colchester unites with municipalities from across Canada to drive recovery

Several Council members from the Municipality of Colchester recently attended the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Annual Conference in Regina, Saskatchewan. Themed Together for Recovery, the conference allowed thousands of municipal leaders from across the country to gear up for recovery and focus on building stronger, more inclusive, and resilient communities—together. During the conference Colchester’s Deputy Mayor, Geoff Stewart was elected as 2nd Vice President on FCM’s Board of Directors and Mayor, Christine Blair was re-elected as one of four Nova Scotia representatives on the Board and will become the new Atlantic Caucus Chair.

“After two years of working tirelessly on the frontlines to support Canadians during the pandemic, there’s still much work to do to tackle our country’s greatest challenges, like the housing crisis and protecting our communities from climate extremes. We must also resolve the RCMP retroactive pay municipalities are now faced with,” said Stewart. “Municipal leaders were loud and clear in Regina: we’re eager to continue working with our federal partners to take these issues head on, because when our orders of government work together, we move this country forward.”

In his role as 2nd Vice President and FCM Board member, Stewart will help set policy priorities that reflect the concerns of municipal governments and affiliate members from coast to coast to coast.

“If we want to get this recovery moving, we need to be in touch with what is happening every day in our communities and make sure that local issues are brought to Ottawa,” said Stewart. “We know that our country’s recovery starts in our communities—where people live, work, and raise families—and as frontline governments, we understand the challenges people face in their daily lives. That makes us key to Canada’s recovery and we’re coming back home from this conference energized and eager to work with our federal and provincial partners to get the job done.”

“Our Council values being involved in the conversation at the national level, and we benefit greatly learning from and networking with our fellow Canadian municipal leaders,” said Blair. “We look forward to contributing to work that we know will not only benefit Colchester County, Nova Scotia, but municipalities all over the Country.”

Over four days, more than 2,200 participants took part in Canada’s fullest gathering of municipal leaders since 2019, where they had the opportunity to connect with their federal counterparts through a series of keynote addresses and meetings featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities Dominic LeBlanc, Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Communities Andrew Scheer, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Attendees also prepared for the coming recovery through a trade show and numerous workshops focused on crucial municipal issues like housing affordability and rural growth—among others.

Delegates also passed resolutions calling for national action on four issues reflecting their local community needs: modernizing the Canada Community Building Fund; addressing period poverty in Canada; implementing the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Committee relating to missing children and unmarked graves; and streamlining support for those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.