- Published: Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:41
Special Meeting of Windsor Town Council
A special meeting of council will be held at 6:15pm on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in Windsor Council Chambers, 100 King St., Windsor (2nd Floor) to deal with one matter - to appoint a Building Official. All meetings are open to the public.
- Published: Tuesday, 24 February 2015 10:00
REMINDER - Grant Applications Now Being Accepted until March 1, 2015
Each year during budget discussions, Windsor Town Council reviews applications from local community non-profit / charitable organizations seeking a grant. To learn if you qualify and/or to download the application form, click on the following links:
** NOTE ** ALL applications MUST be filled in completely and ALL necessary information provided in order to be considered. DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:30 PM on MARCH 1, 2015.
You may drop off, mail or e-mail applications to:
Town of Windsor
Attention Shelleena Thornton
PO Box 158, 100 King Street
Windsor, NS B0N 2T0
- 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
- Published: Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:01
Important Social Media Announcement
** The Town of Windsor currently has a website and Facebook page as tools to try & communicate information. We are considering setting up a Twitter account as well (will advise when that is done). It is important to recognize that we do not have the resources to man these pages 24/7-365 (as much as we’d like to); therefore, it makes it extremely difficult & time-consuming to respond to every enquiry (again, as much as we’d love to). Please do not solely rely on getting replies through social media (we are not ignoring you), and should you ever have any questions, please contact the Town Office at 902-798-2275 (Mon-Fri 8:30 – 4:30). And if you have a Town-related public works emergency (water, sewer, or streets & sidewalks) after-hours, call 902-798-7080 **
- Published: Tuesday, 10 February 2015 08:09
Heritage Banquet 2015
- Published: Friday, 06 February 2015 14:58
Parking on the Streets in Inclement Weather
The RCMP and Windsor Fire Department would like to remind drivers of the following issue:
After several days of heavy snow fall in the area the driving portion of the road has been narrowed due to the increasing snow banks.
It is the drivers responsibility to make sure that when parking their vehicles on the street that sufficient room is left for emergency vehicle to safely pass.
Vehicles that do not leave sufficient room may force emergency vehicles to take longer and less direct routes to emergencies.
Any vehicle found to be blocking or failing to leave sufficient room for vehicles to pass will be ticketed and towed as this can cause potential loss of property or life due to a delayed or re routed response.
The Windsor District RCMP and the Windsor File Department would like to thank you for your cooperation.