- Published: Tuesday, 01 September 2015 11:38
Special Windsor Town Council Meeting - Cancelled - Appeal Withdrawn
Please note that the special town council meeting to be held at 7pm on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Windsor Council Chambers, 100 King St., Windsor has been cancelled.
This meeting was to address one issue: A variance appeal hearing related to a building variance granted at 14 Underwood Drive, Windsor.
This meeting is cancelled as the appeal has been withdrawn.
- Published: Tuesday, 25 August 2015 15:31
Public Hearing RE. Proposed Policy to Close a Portion of Underwood Drive
Windsor Town Council will be holding a Public Hearing with respect to a proposed policy to close a portion of Underwood Drive.
Location: Hants County War Memorial Community Centre (aka Windsor Community Centre), 78 Thomas St., Windsor, NS
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
This public hearing follows previous discussion related to this matter held at a Special Town Council Meeting on July 7, 2015. Those meeting minutes are available by clicking 07072015 SPECIAL Town Council Meeting Minutes
Specific information related to the September 22nd public hearing is available at the Windsor Town Office, 100 King Street, Windsor, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays) starting Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 or by clicking Underwood Drive Cul de Sac
WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS from the public in-favour or opposed to the proposed policy may be submitted to the Municipal Clerk, Shelleena Thornton no later than NOON Friday, September 18, 2015 in the following ways:
• Drop-off: ATTN: Shelleena Thornton, Municipal Clerk, 100 King Street, Windsor, NS;
• By snail mail: ATTN: Shelleena Thornton, Municipal Clerk, PO Box 158, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0.
VERBAL PRESENTATIONS may also be given at/during the public hearing.
NEED MORE INFO? Contact CAO Louis Coutinho at 902-798-6675.
- Published: Thursday, 20 August 2015 14:40
Special Windsor Town Council Meeting
A special town council meeting will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Windsor Council Chambers, 100 King St., Windsor.
This meeting will address one issue: A variance appeal hearing related to a building variance granted at 14 Underwood Drive, Windsor.
More information will be posted here the Friday before the meeting so please check back then.
- Published: Friday, 14 August 2015 10:58
STOP THE RUMOURS! - These are the Facts about WFD in Relation to Windsor and West Hants:
Is the Windsor Fire Department (WFD) a Town of Windsor fire services department?
No, it is not! The Windsor Fire Department Society is an independent fire fighting company that has a partnership arrangement with the Town of Windsor. In its inception back in the 1880s, the Windsor Fire Department Society used to be called the Avon Fire Company. (Perception is that because WFD has the name “Windsor” in it AND because the department is located in the same building as the municipal town office, that the WFD is a Town of Windsor entity. It is NOT the case.)
Does the Town of Windsor have anything to do with the WFD contract services with the Municipality of West Hants?
No, it does not and the Town has been very careful not to get drawn into their negotiations as the WFD has business arrangements with both municipalities, albeit, the arrangement with West Hants is quite different as negotiated by previous administrations and West Hants councils. West Hants chose a “contract” style arrangement; Windsor has had an arrangement akin to being a business partner and operating like a department. These are two very separate and distinct arrangements. We value that partnership.
Does the Windsor Fire Department Fire Chief report to the Town’s CAO?
Yes, the WFD Chief and the Fleet Mechanic are both employees of the Town as well as the WFD Society. The CAO addresses the Town’s fire and service concerns with the Chief only for matters within the Town of Windsor. The WFD Executive manage the contract with the District of the Municipality of West Hants. The WFD Executive includes the Fire Chief. Again, West Hants has a contract with WFD for fire fighting services; it pays for the fire fighting services and so the Fire Chief is accountable to BOTH municipalities.
Does the CAO of Windsor control the WFD Fire Chief?
No, the Windsor CAO holds the Fire Chief accountable for services to the Town. The Windsor CAO has no influence or say over other contractual matters that the WFD Society is engaged in. As mentioned above, the Fire Chief is accountable to the WFD Executive and to West Hants by upholding the contract.
Was the Town of Windsor involved at all in the recent negotiations between the Windsor Fire Department Society and the District of the Municipality of West Hants?
None at all! The Town of Windsor does not even know what the contractual arrangement details are and the Town made it clear from the very start that it would NOT be involved. The Town identified this position to West Hants, the WFD and to then Minister of Municipal Affairs, Mark Furey.
Why does the Town have a paid Fire Chief?
Previous Councils (2005) had made a decision that it was in the Town’s best interest to ensure competency was a basis for being a fire chief. Risk management and public safety are paramount, and thus, the importance of a competent fire department and executive team. It was in the Town’s best interest to have a paid fire chief whose work was solely dedicated for that purpose.
Has the Town ever told WFD to stop providing fire protection service to West Hants?
Never! The Town has always supported a strong regional fire service model that is fair to WFD and to the citizens of both Windsor and West Hants. Any service arrangement is SOLELY between the WFD Society and West Hants. It has nothing to do with the Town of Windsor.
- Published: Wednesday, 12 August 2015 11:29
** UPDATED/REVISED ** Highway 101 Ramp Closure Notice - Town of Windsor: Exit 6 Westbound Ramp Closure
The on and off ramps at Exit 6 on the westbound lanes of Highway 101 will be closed from sunrise August 22, 2015 to Sunset August 23, 2015 while crews install sewer pipes. In addition the Westbound on-ramp of exit 6 will be closed between August 17, 2015 through September 21, 2015 to allow crews to restore the ramps. Highway 101 Eastbound ramps into and out of Downtown Windsor will continue to be operational.
If you have any questions, please contact Todd Richard at 902-798-6681.
- Published: Friday, 22 May 2015 09:11
Windsor's New Wastewater Treatment Facility Construction Notice