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TAKE NOTICE THAT Council of Region of Queens Municipality, on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. in Council Chambers of the Municipal Administration Building, 249 White Point Road, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, will hold a Public Hearing respecting Council’s intention to sell municipal property to a nonprofit organization for less than market value.  (S. 51 (3) of Municipal Government Act).

The property, identified as PID# 70110903 and known as the South Shore Regional Airport, is located off Airport Road in Greenfield.  The purpose of this sale is to facilitate the ongoing activities of the Nova Scotia Drag Racers Association. The appraised fair market value of the property is $565,000.

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Any interested persons who wish to speak on this matter are invited to attend and make their opinions known to Council.  Written submissions will be presented at the Hearing, and must be delivered to the Municipal Office at least two (2) days prior to the time of the Hearing.

Dated: November 23, 2022                                                              

Mike MacLeod

Director of Planning and Development

November 24, 2022:  We're happy to share the Queens 2022 Wishbook - your local holiday gift guide! It's online NOW and in Queens County businesses soon. Filled with unique gift ideas, events taking place in the community, and much more, the 2022 Wishbook showcases local businesses, community organizations, and the spirit of Queens County.

As the holiday season approaches, and you flip through the Wishbook, you'll find all you need for the holidays can be found close to home.

See the online flip book here: https://anyflip.com/iuzjx/hkhh/

#ShopEatEnjoyLocal

 insta wishbook coming soon

NOVA SCOTIA UTILITY AND REVIEW BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING RE NUMBER OF COUNCILLORS
AND ALTERING OF BOUNDARIES

THE REGION OF QUEENS MUNICIPALITY has made application to the Board under section 369 of the Municipal Government Act to confirm the number of councillors and alter the boundaries of all electoral districts. This matter will be considered in a public hearing as follows:
Hearing starts: Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 10:30 AM
Place: Council Chambers, Region of Queens Municipality
249 White Point Road, Liverpool, Nova Scotia

  • You may speak at the hearing. You must notify the Board by Friday, January 6, 2023, to register.
  • You may make written comments by sending a letter to the Clerk of the Board at P.O. Box 1692, Unit “M”, Halifax, NS B3J 3S3, or by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by fax at (902) 424-3919 by Friday, January 6, 202

Additional information about the matter is as follows:

  • A copy of the application is available for inspection during regular business hours at the Municipal Office, 249 White Point Road, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, and at the offices of the Board, Summit Place, 3rd Floor, 1601 Lower Water Street, Halifax Nova Scotia, or on the Board’s website at www.nsuarb.novascotia.ca, by clicking on “Matters & Evidence”, “Go To Files & Documents”, and in the “Go Directly to Matter” search box insert Matter ID M10849.
  • To assist the Board in using correct forms of address and pronouns in our hearings and decisions, we invite all parties, lawyers, and all other participants to share their pronouns and titles with the Board and each other if they are comfortable doing so. There is no requirement to provide this information.

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Nov. 1, 2022: At the October 11, 2022 Regular Council meeting, Region of Queens Municipality Councillor Jack Fancy was selected to be Deputy Mayor by majority vote of members of Council.  Deputy Mayor performs all duties of the Mayor when the Mayor is unable to do so. The term of office for Deputy Mayor is two years, and Councillor Fancy will serve as Deputy Mayor from November 1, 2022 until October 31, 2024.

Councillor Fancy is currently serving his third term on Council as Councillor for District 5, having first been elected in 2012.  Over his years on Council, he has represented Council as a member of the South Shore Housing, Planning Advisory Committee, Heritage Advisory Committee, Queens Place Committee, Region 6 Solid Waste Steering Committee,  and others.

Thank you to Councillor Kevin Muise who served as Deputy Mayor for a two year term from 2020 – 2022. 

Congratulations Councillor Fancy!

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UPDATE: November 1, 2022  - Partial Temporary Closure of Legion St., Liverpool
Effective the morning of Tuesday, November 1, 2022, Legion Street, Liverpool, NS will be reduced to one lane, and will be, in effect, temporarily a one-way street.  Traffic flow will be from Main St. to Henry Hensey Dr.,  and traffic will not be able to access Legion Street from Henry Hensey Dr. travelling to Main St.  Signage will be in place noting detours. 

This temporary partial street closure is in effect to enable work to progress on the Main Street Infrastructure Renewal Project.  We apologize for any inconvenience that is caused while this necessary work takes place.

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UPDATE: October 5, 2022 - Temporary Water Disruption Overnight in Liverpool

As part of the Main Street Infrastructure Renewal project currently taking place in Liverpool, NS, there will be a temporary water disruption for those properties near the intersection of Main Street and Summer Street while crews work to install a water valve in the intersection.  Water will be turned off at approximately 3:00 am tomorrow morning and is expected to be restored by early morning when the work is completed.  Work is being completed in the late night hours to minimize disruption to users of the system as water in the area will be turned off.

Properties in the work area, as well as surrounding areas, may experience discoloured water once the repair has been completed and are asked to flush their cold water tap until the water clears.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused while this necessary work takes place.

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UPDATE: September 15, 2022- Temporary Street Closure and Water Disruption Continues on September 15, 2022

The water valve work that is taking place as part of the Main Street Infrastructure Upgrade project in Liverpool will be continuing today. Temporary street closures and water disruptions will continue today, Thursday, September 15, 2022, as outlined below:

Street Closure- Main St. between Legion St. and Old Bridge St. will be closed to through traffic to facilitate water valve work. Detours will be in place.

Water Disruption- Main St. between Summer St. and Jubilee St. as well as surrounding areas may experience a disruption in water service throughout the day to facilitate valve work as part of the Main St. Infrastructure Upgrade.

We thank you for your patience as we complete this necessary work.

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UPDATE: September 13, 2022 - Temporary Street Closure and Water Disruption

Please note the following temporary street closure and water disruption in effect in Liverpool on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

Street Closure- Main St. between Legion St. and Old Bridge St. will be closed to through traffic to facilitate water valve work. Detours will be in place.

Water Disruption- Main St. between Summer St. and Jubilee St. as well as surrounding areas may experience a disruption in water service throughout the day to facilitate valve work as part of the Main St. Infrastructure Upgrade.

We thank you for your patience as we complete this necessary work.

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UPDATE:  September 2, 2022  Main Street Closure

Main Street will be closed to through traffic beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2022 as crews start the Main Street phase of the project. During this phase traffic and pedestrian access will be limited on Main Street between McLeod and Legion Streets.  Main Street will remain closed for the remainder of the project.

Traffic control and detours will be in place throughout the project.

We appreciate your patience as we complete this important work.

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UPDATE:  September 2, 2022  Municipal Water Disruption

Water Utility Customers along Main Street between the McLeod and Legion Streets as well as Weir Lane and surrounding areas will experience water disruption Tuesday, September 6, 2022 as crews install temporary water lines. The installation of temporary lines will maintain service as the new water main is installed.

We appreciate your patience as we complete this important work.

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UPDATE: August 9, 2022, 3:46 p.m.

Henry Hensey Dr will be closed to through traffic as sanitary and storm water connections are made. Henry Hensey Dr will reopen once work is complete.

Traffic control and detours will be in place throughout the project.

We appreciate your patience as we complete this important work.

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August 9, 2022; Liverpool, NS:  BEGINNING AUGUST 9TH, 2022 construction will commence in the areas of Main St between McLeod and Legion St as the Region of Queens begins the Main Street Rehabilitation Project.

The scope of the project will include the replacement of century old water and sewer lines as well as the installation of a new storm sewer and complete road rebuild along Main St. Additionally, the sewer main that connects Main St. to the existing pumping station on Henry Hensey Dr. will be upgraded. The project will start August 9th and continue to late autumn.

Residents and the general public can expect dust, noise as well as road and sidewalk disruptions. Traffic control and detours will be in place throughout the project.

Questions regarding the project can be directed to Garrett Chetwynd, E.I.T., Assistant Director of Engineering & Public Works (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 920-354-7157).

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August 24, 2022: Earlier this year, Region of Queens Municipality began work on the inventory of all municipal assets as part of an asset management program. The software used for the collection of assets is a web-based geographic information system (GIS) called ArcGIS. The software has many capabilities including a number that will help simplify reporting and making requests to Region of Queens' Engineering & Public Works Department.

Starting today, users will be able to report non-emergency requests related to parks & trails, transportation services, winter maintenance, water utility, sanitary and storm sewer through use of the Citizen Reporter. The tool will allow users to submit details of a particular request directly to the Engineering & Public Works Department. Once received the requests will be reviewed and triaged based on priority. Users can check back on the Citizen Reporter to review the status of their request as well as other requests throughout the Region of Queens Municipality.

In addition to the Citizen Reporter, digital versions of Curb Cut and Traffic Disruption Permit Applications have been added to the website as well as a map to view current approved Traffic Disruptions within the jurisdiction of the Liverpool Traffic Authority.

The previously mentioned tools are available for use at https://www.regionofqueens.com/municipal-services/works.

Citizen Reporter for lobby monitor

October 28, 2022:  Please note, Boardwalk 2 is  open to access the beach.  Construction is ongoing on the project.

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October 27, 2022: As part of ongoing upgrades at Beach Meadows Beach, Boardwalk #2 will be temporarily closed.

Construction of the new change facility in Beach Meadows has begun. Beach Meadows Beach is a Municipally owned beach, and over the past two years, a number of upgrades have been made to ensure the beach is accessible to all.  The current project is permitted by Department of Lands and Forestry for construction.

We apologise for any inconvenience the closure of Boardwalk 2 may cause.  While Boardwalk 2 is closed, the public is reminded that Boardwalk 4 is also an accessible boardwalk, ending with an elevated viewing platform overlooking the beach.

REGION OF QUEENS MUNICIPALITY

NOTICE OF PASSING

IN THE MATTER OF the MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT ACT being Chapter 18 of the Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1998.

TAKE NOTICE THAT on October 11, 2022, Council of Region of Queens Municipality approved an administrative policy regarding entering into a development agreement with Samantha Corner and Robie Leigh Murphy. The agreement will allow for the establishment of an automobile repair shop on properties located at 16 Edward Street in Milton.

An aggrieved person may appeal the decision of Council, within fourteen (14) days of the publication of this notice, to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.

Date:   October 19, 2022                                  

Mike MacLeod                       

Director of Planning and Development

October 19, 2022: Please note that, effective today, the Old Burial Ground, located at 293 Main Street, Liverpool (and also accessed from Church Street), will be closed to the public for grounds maintenance.

This closure is expected to be in effect for a few weeks.

October 6, 2022: Region of Queens Municipality is pleased that work is underway on upgrades at municipally owned Beach Meadows Beach. A well is currently being drilled, and in the future, upgrades will include outdoor showers, washrooms and change rooms, all of which will be accessible. These will be built near the road, adjacent to the parking area near Boardwalk 2.

It is exciting to see these upgrades being made which will enhance the enjoyment and use of Beach Meadows Beach by all.
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September 27, 2022: With the recent storm and the approach of fall, and winter winds and strong surf, the MOBI Mat at Beach Meadows Beach has been removed for the season. Remember the accessible boardwalks get everyone close to the beach to experience the beauty of the ocean and feel the salt air.

Accessibility:

  • Boardwalk 2 provides access right to the sand, and there is a bench at the end to sit on and observe the beach. In late Spring/early summer until early autumn, the MOBI Mat is in place at the end of Boardwalk 2 to enable access to the hard sand. During the off season, the MOBI mat is removed.
  • Boardwalk 4 provides access to a viewing deck overlooking the beach all year long, with a bench in place to observe the beach. The platform at the end has stairs down to the beach sand.
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August 24, 2022; Liverpool, NS:  The lobby at Queens Place Emera Centre was filled with well-wishers, friends, family and neighbours of the inaugural inductees attending the Olympic Wall unveiling event on August 24, 2022. Queens County’s Olympic Wall is a space created to recognize the accomplishments of high performance athletes, coaches and officials from the community who have participated in World Olympic and World Special Olympic Games. There were seven people inducted at the unveiling ceremony: Jamie Belong, Betty Ann Daury, Owen Hamlin, Jenna Martin, Sarah Mitton, Alexander Shankel, and Ben Theriau.

“Our seven Olympic Wall inductees inspire others with their achievement, their hard work, devotion to being the best, and their love of their sport,”  said Darlene Norman, Mayor of Region of Queens Municipality.  “The Olympic Wall at Queens Place has two important purposes. It will showcase the  outstanding, world class achievements of the inductees in attending the World Olympic and World Special Olympic Games.  As equally important is the inspiration it will give  others who take part in sport as an athlete, official, coach or volunteer to give it their all, to push their personal limits, and to know that even though they are from a small community, they too can work hard and compete with the top athletes from across the world. It is possible!”

The Olympic Wall is on display in the lobby of Queens Place Emera Centre, 50 Queens Place Drive, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, and is available to visit during business hours, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  There is also information about Queens County’s Olympic Wall online at: https://www.queensplace.ca/facilities/lobby.

Inaaugural Inductees

Pictured, left to right:  Owen Hamlin, Alexander Shankel, Sarah Mitton, Jenna Martin-Evans, Ben Theriau, Jamie Belong, and Betty Ann Daury In front of the Olympic Wall. (photo by LAROCQUE PHOTOGRAPHY)

Seven Inductees Unveiled

The seventh Inductee plaque being unveiled at the Olympic Wall ceremony.  Standing on the left is Sarah Mitton, andseated beside her is Ben Theriau and Jenna Martin-Evans.  In the front row, is Alexander Shankel (partially obscured), Betty Ann Daury, Jamie Belong, and Owen Hamlin.  Speaking at the podium is Bruce Raimey, President and CEO of Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame. (photo by LAROCQUE PHOTOGRAPHY)