- Published: Friday, 16 January 2015 12:03
Interested in Volunteering for the Police Advisory Board or Dykeland Lodge Board?
Citizens of Windsor may apply to serve on the following committees currently seeking volunteer members:
POLICE ADVISORY BOARD - 1 vacancy for a two-year term
(starts June 1, 2015 and ends March 31, 2017).
Approved applicants will require a Criminal Record Check (CRC).
Police Adv Board Functions
Police Advisory Board Application Form 2015
DYKELAND LODGE BOARD - 1 vacancy for a three-year term
(starts June 1, 2015 and ends March 31, 2018).
Approved applicants will require a Criminal Record Check (CRC).
Dykeland Lodge Board Bylaws & Terms of Reference 2013
Dykeland Lodge Board Application Form 2015
Applications and Terms of Reference for each committee are available by clicking on the applicable links or at the Town Office, 100 King Street, Windsor, Monday – Friday (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), excluding statutory holidays.
** APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 12 NOON ON THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015 **
- Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2015 08:49
NS Utility & Review Board - Notice of Public Hearing
Town of Windsor Water Utility
The TOWN OF WINDSOR has made an application to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, on behalf of its Water Utility for approval of amendments to its Schedule of Rates and Charges for Water and Water Services and its Schedule of Rules and Regulations. Specific details of the application are set out below.
Hearing: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Place: Town of Windsor Council Chambers
100 King Street
ALL PERSONS are entitled to attend the hearing.
ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK at the hearing but not wishing to cross-examine witnesses may do so at the hearing. Presentations will follow the order in which interested parties notify the Board of their intention to appear. Such notification is to be given to the Board on or before Friday, May 15, 2015.
ANYONE WISHING TO HAVE FORMAL STANDING to present evidence or cross-examine witnesses should file such intention with the Board by no later than Friday, April 17, 2015 and a copy of their written evidence by no later than Monday, May 4, 2015.
- For a 5/8 meter, residential customer, the average current quarterly water bill is $125.38, and it is proposed to decrease to $124.27, (a 0.9% decrease) in 2015/16; then increase to $126.27, (a 1.6% increase) in 2016/17; and $129.60, (a 2.6% increase) in 2017/18.
- For all other metered services, the Utility is requesting amendments ranging from -0.5% to 2.5% in 2015/16; 3.1% to 3.3% in 2016/17; and 2.7% to 3.1% in 2017/18.
- Wholesale quarterly rates for the Municipality of the District of West Hants, currently $21,789 with a consumption rate of $3.28 per 1,000 gallons are proposed to be amended to $32,462.19 plus a consumption charge of $3.32 per 1,000 gallons in 2015/16; $32,711.31 plus a consumption charge of $3.40 per 1,000 gallons in 2016/17; and $33,148.62 plus a consumption charge of $3.50 per 1,000 gallons in 2017/18.
The annual fire protection charge paid by the Town of Windsor and the Municipality of the District of West Hants, currently $421,500 is proposed to increase to $433,067 (a 2.7% increase) for 2015/16; $454,058 (a 4.8% increase) in 2016/17; and $456,597 (a 0.6% increase) in 2017/18. The fire protection charge is apportioned between the Town and the Municipality at 67.3% and 32.7%, respectively.
Upon reviewing the Application, the Board, in its decision, may determine that the proposed amendments should be as requested, or higher, or lower.
A copy of the application may be viewed at the offices of the Board, Summit Place, 1601 Lower Water Street, 3rd Floor, Halifax, NS. or on the Board’s website at http://nsuarb.novascotia.ca/ , Matter No. M06739; or by clicking on Windsor NSURB Water Rate Application 2015 ; or at the office of Town of Windsor, 100 King Street, Windsor, NS.
- Published: Monday, 23 March 2015 16:26
Notice of Estimated Meter Readings - Town of Windsor
Dear Town of Windsor Water Utility Customer
Due to the amount of snow experienced recently we regret to inform you that meter readings planned for the month of March, our fiscal year, will now be estimated based on historical data instead of collected in the field. Electronic readings will take place this June and therefore bills based on accurate consumptions to date will be adjusted at that time. If you have any questions, please contact the Town of Windsor Administration Office at 902-798-2275.
The Town of Windsor Water Utility apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
- Published: Monday, 23 March 2015 07:53
Windsor Recreation Spring 2015 Programs
It may not look like Spring outside, but it is with Windsor Recreation. The Spring 2015 recreation program brochure is now available and there's something for everyone!
REGISTRATION STARTS TODAY (Mar. 23, 2015) and takes place at the Windsor Town Office located at 100 King Street 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday and continues until the start date of each program. Payment options include cash, cheque and debit.
Please register in advance as decisions to cancel a program due to insufficient registration will take place 3 – 4 days before the program begins.
Click here to download the registration form, then print it off, complete it and bring it into the Town Office to register (or drop it off with your payment at the Windsor Town Office drop-off slot after hours).
For registration info call the Town Office at 902-798-2275.
For program info call Dianne Levy at 902-798-1162.
Get out & register today!
- Published: Thursday, 05 March 2015 16:12
Public Hearing - Municipal Planning Strategy Amendment
Wentworth Road - West Zoning
The Windsor Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to receive input and comment from the public concerning a potential amendment to the Town of Windsor Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS). The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Town of Windsor Council Chambers.
The Town is considering the future designation and zoning of the residential area on the south side of Wentworth Road, west of Morison Drive. The current designation and zoning of the area is for residential use. Allowance for commercial use of the area is being considered.
Members of the public are invited to attend this meeting and make written or oral representation concerning this application.
Staff reports on this matter may be obtained by contacting the Town of Windsor Planning Department, 100 King Street, Windsor, N.S. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by calling (902) 798-6689. These documents may also be found by clicking Staff Report MPS Amendment-Oct-2014 and Staff Report MPS Amendment-Jan-2015.
- Published: Thursday, 19 February 2015 14:12
Wanna Know the Goods about Town Meetings?
All of our meetings are open to the public and listed on the "events calendar" of our website for the current month. Agendas to the meetings are usually posted no later than the Friday BEFORE the scheduled meeting. Sometimes meeting dates have to be changed but we do our best to ensure they're updated on our calendar.
Committee of the Whole (COTW) Meetings (Usually the 2nd Tuesday of each month)
These meetings are essentially the meat & potatoes of matters. Committee members (essentially council with staff present) have in-depth discussions related to matters BEFORE making a committee recommendation. Based on those discussions, staff may be directed to do further research, (that research may be brought forth at another COTW meeting or taken directly to the Town Council meeting). Those recommendations are typically for "official" approval.
As well - typically public input & presentations are arranged to be given at this meeting (because as mentioned above, this is where most in-depth discussion (Q & As) occur). If you'd like to speak to a matter already on the agenda, please call the Clerk at 902-798-1355 no later than the day before the meeting. If you'd like to give a presentation on a matter that you want added to the agenda, please call the Clerk at least two weeks before the scheduled meeting and have a copy of your presentation to the Clerk one week before your presentation.
Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) Meetings (Usually the 2nd Wednesday of each month)
Matters at this meeting relate to planning, land-use, and development. This committee cannot make final decisions on matters, but rather, they make recommendations to be raised at the council meeting.
Strategy & Policy Committee Meetings (Usually the 3rd Tuesday of each month)
Matters at this meeting are typically just that, strategy & policy related and more often than not, relate to long-term thinking/planning. This committee cannot make final decisions on matters, but rather, they make recommendations to be raised at the council meeting.
Town Council Meetings (aka Council meetings) (Usually the 4th Tuesday of each month)
As noted above, matters typically on the council meeting agenda were also on the COTW agenda and discussed more in-depth. By the time those matters get to this meeting, the recommendation from COTW just needs official council approval The Town Council meeting is also referred to as a business meeting and the only meeting where financial decisions can be made (although budget discussions are held at COTW).
In some cases, a special meeting of council may be called to deal with urgent matters (matters that may not necessarily be able to wait until the next scheduled meeting).
Joint Council Meetings (includes the Councils of the Town of Windsor, Municipality of West Hants, and Town of Hantsport - as well as CAOs) (Usually the last Thursday of every 2nd month & meeting location rotates among each unit)
These meetings are held to discuss matters & opportunities that affect the area as a region. It provides opportunity for each of the councils and CAOs to get together more formally to share ideas and have more in-depth discussions collectively.
The Town also has other committees which meet. Some every second month; others quarterly. These committees include:
- Police Advisory Board
- Waterfront Development Committee
- Watershed Advisory Committee
- Affordable Housing Committee
Do you want to contact someone at the Town Office related to these agendas, get more information on items on the agendas, or perhaps be added to an agenda?
For Committee of the Whole, Strategy & Policy, Town Council - Contact the Clerk at 902-798-1355
For the Planning Advisory Committee, Police Advisory Board, Watershed Advisory, or Affordable Housing - Contact the Planning Dept. Administrative Assistant at 902-798-6689
For the Waterfront Development Committee - Contact the Recording Secretary at 902-798-6606