Category Archives: Services

Food Bank Community Dinner, Oct. 1, 2017

Canning Area Community Food Bank Dinner

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Water and Road Upgrades in Canning Village

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The Village and Municipality of the County of Kings have awarded a joint construction contract for the replacement of water and sewer along Queen Street, Seminary Avenue, Bigelow Street, Elm Street, and Pleasant Street to Howard Little Excavating Ltd. Construction is scheduled to begin in June or early July, and is expected to last until the end of August. Hours of work will generally be from 7 am to 7 pm. While construction is ongoing, the work area will be closed to traffic during work hours, except for emergency vehicles, construction traffic and local traffic. Temporary water services will be installed to each home prior to construction. During this contract, the asphalt will be completely removed from the streets. The Department of Transportation (DTIR) will be paving the streets in the fall under a separate contract, cost shared three ways by DTIR, the Village and the Municipality.

The Village and Municipality encourage open communication during the construction project, particularly in areas adjacent to your property. On site personnel will make every effort to keep residents informed and advised of scheduled interruptions whenever possible. Stantec Consulting Ltd. will provide on-site inspection services during construction. Stantec’s Project Manager will be Andy Noble, who can be reached at (902) 468-7777 orAndy.Noble@stantec.com. If you have any questions during construction, please do not hesitate to contact Andy. For other questions regarding the project, feel free to contact Tim Bouter, Supervisor of Engineering Services for the Municipality. He can be reached at (902) 690-2219 or tbouter@countyofkings.ca.

Planned Power Outage, May 16 From 10 – 2

Nova Scotia Power is planning a power outage in Canning on Friday May 16, 2014, from 10 AM – 2 PM to do work repairs on the lines/transformers in the area encompassed by North Avenue, and Queen, First, Elm,  Seminary, and Pleasant Streets.  Other parts of Main Street may be affected.

[Communiqué from the Village of Canning]

 

Main Street Project Update

As you may have noticed, the second phase of the Main Street project is currently under way with the replacement of the water /sewer laterals to the businesses and reinstallation of the sidewalks. We ask the public to be patient as there will be traffic disruptions, as well as possible water service disruption.

Mid Valley Construction is working hard to minimize the inconvenience to residents. Work is going quickly and is to be expected to be completed by mid-June.

We thank you in advance for your patience and support.

[Communiqué from the Village of Canning]

Municipality of Kings takes taxation discussion online

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KINGS COUNTY, Nova Scotia

Taxpayers want to know how their money is spent and the Municipality of Kings has the answers. A series of public focus groups on municipal taxation are scheduled for around the region, but residents who may not be able to attend a meeting will now be able to watch the full taxation presentation online.

“The presentation includes a general explanation of assessments, tax bills and services funded by taxes,” says Manager of Finance Kim Durling.

Durling says the video, which is available on YouTube (http://youtu.be/5Rl-PZt2FPc), is a tool to start open discussion on what parts of the current system are working and allow for residents to propose opportunities for improvement.

“We want residents who view the video, or come out to the public sessions, to follow up through an online survey,” says Durling. “It takes about 10 minutes and we hope to get input regarding priorities and what are fair taxes and fees for services.”

Upcoming public sessions include Thursday January 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the Kingston Fire Hall, Wednesday February 5th at 6:30 p.m. at the Louis Millett Complex in New Minas and Thursday February 6th at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Centre in Port Williams.

 

CONTACT

Julia Kirkey
Communications Specialist
Municipality of the County of Kings
jkirkey@county.kings.ns.ca
p: (902) 690-6133
m: (902) 698-9235