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Jul 26, 2017
SEWER CONSTRUCTION: Rafuse Road
Department of Engineering and Public Works
KINGS COUNTY, NS: The Municipality of the County of Kings Department of Engineering and Public Works is advising pedestrians and drivers of upcoming sewer replacement construction along Rafuse Road between Hwy #1 and Maple St, Waterville.

Work will begin early August and is scheduled to be complete by October 27, 2017. Traffic control will be in place at certain times during construction. Rafuse Road will be closed to all but local traffic during construction.

The Municipality of the County of Kings apologizes for the inconvenience.

CONTACT
Tim Bouter
Supervisor of Engineering Services
(O) 902-690-2219
Toll Free: 1-888-337-2999
tbouter@countyofkings.ca

Jul 25, 2017
MEDIA RELEASE: Kings 2050 MPS and LUB Adoption Consultations Scheduled
Municipality of the County of Kings
KINGS 2050 MPS & LUB Adoption
Consultations Scheduled

KINGS COUNTY, NS: The Municipality of the County of Kings wishes to advise residents of the plan for community engagement for the MPS and LUB adoption.

The MUNICIPAL PLANNING STRATEGY (MPS) outlines the vision for the future of the Municipality and provides broad policy direction through goals and objectives. It sets out specific policies to guide the development of the Municipality and achieve the vision. The vision has been developed through extensive consultation with the general public, stakeholder groups, Planning Advisory Committee and Council. The MPS is informed by research conducted by staff into objective data related to the topics contained within.

The LAND USE BYLAW (LUB) is a companion document to the MPS. It carries out the intent and implements the policies set out in the MPS through land use controls. The LUB provides regulations for the use of land and development of buildings within the Municipality. It regulates the type, location and intensity of land use and buildings and outlines the process for applying for permits to develop property.

Over the past several years, Municipal Staff, along with regional partners, have undertaken an extensive consultation and community engagement process to gather feedback related to the future of Kings County. Much of the feedback received has been included in the Municipality’s draft MPS and LUB as part of the third and final stage of Kings 2050.

As a resident, business owner or landowner in the Municipality of the County of Kings, changes to the LUB could affect your development options and the development regulations applied to your property (i.e. building height, setbacks and parking regulations). Our vision has been determined; however, we want your input on the policies and guidelines that help us achieve our vision.

How You Can Get Involved:
The Municipality of the County of Kings is in the final stages of Kings 2050: the adoption of new planning documents. As part of the adoption process, the Planning Advisory Committee will be holding Public Participation Meetings in September. In advance of these meetings we want to hear your thoughts about the documents so we can better tailor the discussion at these meetings. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to share your concerns on PlaceSpeak should you not be able to attend the meetings in person.

1. Have your say online until 4:30pm, September 15th, 2017 at www.placespeak.com
2. Attend one of our Public Participation Meetings to learn more or have your say in person:

WATERVILLE FIRE HALL
1415 County Home Road, Cambridge
September 11th, 2017

LOUIS MILLET COMMUNITY COMPLEX
9489 Commercial Street, New Minas
September 13th, 2017

KINGSTON DISTRICT FIRE HALL
570 Sparky Street, Kingston
September 14th, 2017

All three Public Participation Meetings will be set up in an Open House format open from 2:00pm-4:00pm and again from 6:00pm-9:00pm. You are encouraged to drop in and learn more, discuss changes with Municipal Staff, and leave your public comments. A facilitated Town Hall meeting will take place each evening (7:30pm – 8:30pm) for those who wish to share comments verbally in a public setting.

CONTACT
Laura Mosher
Supervisor of Planning
(902) 690-6102
Toll Free: 1-888-337-2999

Jul 21, 2017
MEDIA RELEASE: Chief Administration Officer Appointed
Municipality of the County of Kings
KINGS COUNTY, NS: Mayor Peter Muttart, on behalf of Council, is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Conrod, CPA, CMA to the position of Chief Administrative Officer for the Municipality of the County of Kings.

Mr. Conrod will begin his duties as CAO on Monday, September 11th, 2017. Interim CAO, Richard Ramsay will remain at the office until mid September.

Mr. Conrod comes to the Municipality of the County of Kings from the Town of Pictou, where he has been the Chief Administrative Officer for the last 10 years. He brings experience and education in the areas of recreation, accounting, business and facilitation.

QUOTES
“I am both excited and honoured to be joining Kings’ Administration and am looking forward to working for the Mayor and Council.” – CAO Scott Conrod

“Mr. Conrod is an Administrator recognized by his peers for his competence and ability. It will be a pleasure having him join the Municipality of the County of Kings at this time of renewed opportunity and vision as we enter into a new era of expansion and cooperation with our citizens and our municipal and provincial partners.” – Mayor Muttart

“We are grateful to Richard Ramsay for having navigated our Municipality as our Interim CAO and are thankful that he consented to take time from his consulting practice to do so. He is departing with our strong endorsement of his abilities in the municipal management and consultation field.” – Mayor Muttart

CONTACT
PETER MUTTART
MAYOR
(902) 690-6132
Toll Free: 1-888-337-2999

Jul 20, 2017
MEDIA RELEASE Wolfville Setting the Stage, Kings 2050 Regional Cooperation
Municipality of the County of Kings
KINGS COUNTY, NS: Wolfville’s Town Council has solidified and reaffirmed their commitment to regional cooperation for the greater public interest.

In late June, the Mayors and CAOs of Kings County (Municipality of Kings and Towns of Wolfville, Kentville, and Berwick) met and decided that the next logical step in the Kings 2050 Regional Process would be to have all four municipalities endorse the four Statements of Regional Interest.

The Town of Wolfville adopted the Statements of Regional Interest proposed in the Kings 2050 Regional Approach Report as follows:

1. Settlement: To ensure an effective, efficient, equitable and focused pattern of development that will support planned residential growth in response to the needs of the public.
2. Economic Development: To encourage the development of the Kings regional economy for the benefit of all communities and residents.
3. Municipal Facilities: To ensure the efficient provision of culture, recreation and other facilities required to serve and enhance the lives of all residents in the Kings region.
4. Environmental Protection: To ensure the protection and enhancement of valued features of the natural environment in the Kings region.

Having all Councils (Kings, Wolfville, Kentville and Berwick) endorse the Statements of Regional Interest is the first step to moving forward in the Kings 2050 Regional Process.

QUOTES
“It is clear that there is a mutual intent for collaboration and cooperation among our Municipalities (Towns and County) going forward. Each of our communities is, to a very considerable degree, dependent upon the other and we would each be poorer for not recognizing that fact. Thank-you Wolfville, for being the first to commit to moving forward”. – Mayor Peter Muttart

CONTACT
PETER MUTTART
MAYOR
(902) 690-6132
Toll Free: 1-888-337-2999


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Upcoming Meeting Schedule
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Thursday, July 27, 2017 9:00 am
Orchards Room
Municipal Complex
87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville

MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 6:00 pm
Council Chambers, Municipal Complex
87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville

REGIONAL SEWER COMMITTEE
Thursday, August 24, 2017 10:00am
Vineyards Room, Municipal Complex
87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville