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Jun 20, 2017
Experience Kings this Canada 150
Municipality of the County of Kings
As part of Canada 150 we have a number of ways we are going to celebrate!

July 1st - join us at Aylesford Lake for a Canada Celebration. July 1st from 11am until 3pm. There will be a DJ, bouncy castle, games, prizes and much more!

Experience Kings Bus Tour - July 15th (cancelled), Wednesday, August 23rd (Seniors 55+) or Saturday, September 16th (new tour added). Tours will meet at 8:45am in the back parking lot behind the Municipal Building (87 Cornwallis Street) and will return between 3-4pm. Cost is $10/seat or $5/child under 12. A delicious lunch is provided by the Morden Community and water and snacks will be provided while you're on the bust. The tour will take you across the County to visit all 5 of our Canada 150 benches. Note: seats will only be reserved once payment is received so don't delay, sign up today!

Photo Contest - we're having a contest! Take a photo from any one of our 5 Canada 150 bench spots and tag your photo #ExperienceKingsNS or @KingsCountyNS on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, between now and Labor day for your chance to win an amazing prize pack.

Canada 150 Benches - speaking of the five spots you won't want to miss exploring this year! Check out our beautiful red Canada 150 benches. You will also find a clue close by which will lead you to the next bench if you want to go on your own tour around the County. Benches can be found at: Aylesford Lake, McMaster Mills, Morden French Cross, the Look-Off, and Veterans Memorial Park in Avonport.

Get our and explore this summer!

If you have any questions or wish to register for our bus tour contact Robyn: (902) 690-6190 or send her an e-mail: rdearman@countyofkings.ca

Jun 12, 2017
INFOGRAPHIC CONTEST
Municipality of the County of Kings
The Municipality of the County of Kings is inviting all Kings County residents to create an original infographic featuring Kings County data from the 2016 Statistics Canada Census. Participants can work alone or in teams of up to three participants.

Your infographic can be on any topic of your choice as long as it features Kings County specific data from CANSIM (Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database), the Census Program or any other StatCan product. The top three entries will be awarded cash prizes of $500 and will be featured online with further exposure opportunities as applicable.

Description of an infographic
An infographic uses a 2D static graphic format to transform information and data into a visual story that is easy to understand.

Submission Requirements
1. Your original infographic in the software it was created in.
2. A pdf copy of your infographic.
3. A 200 to 300 word description of your infographic and its purpose along with appropriate citation of your data source(s). See How to Cite Statistics Canada Products for reference.
4. A copy of proof of age and address or school must be submitted with entry.

Eligibility
1. The infographic must be representative of data specific to Kings County.
2. Participants must be between the ages of 13-30 and reside (or go to school) in the Municipality of the County of Kings or the Town of Berwick, Kentville or Wolfville.
3. Teams can include a maximum of three individuals.
4. Each contestant is limited to only one infographic submission. You cannot submit one yourself and one as part of a team.
5. All correspondence will be done by e-mail: mmorrison@countyofkings.ca.


6. All entries become the property of the Municipality of the County of Kings upon submission and may be edited, modified and used by the County.
7. The data used in your infographic must be current from a 2016 Statistics Canada product and your infographic must be your own original work.
8. The infographic must not infringe upon or violate any laws or any third party rights, including, but not limited to, copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights and must not constitute material that would be considered libeling, defamatory, a privacy violation, tortuous or a contract breach.
9. Contestants must not include any personal information on the infographic.

Deadline: June 30th, 2017 by 4:30pm.

To Submit Entry
1. Go to: www.countyofkings.ca/infographic.aspx
2. Fill in the required information and upload the required documents.
3. Agree to the terms.
4. Click submit!

The winners will be announced by July 14th, 2017.

Evaluation Criteria
A panel of judges from the Municipality will evaluate submissions based on the following:
• Accuracy (of data analysis and citation) - 20pts
• Design (clarity, artistry and originality) - 30pts


Jun 07, 2017
MEDIA RELEASE: New Municipal Complex Site Selected
Municipality of the County of Kings
KINGS COUNTY, NS: After further engagement, Council has decided to continue building the New Municipal Complex on the current Coldbrook site in the Coldbrook Village Park.

After a thorough community engagement process, Council now feels confident to continue the New Municipal Complex process. Throughout the process, criteria arose from the public, staff, and Council of the importance of location. Working from data received on criteria from the public and staff, Council identified their top priorities. A shortlist of site options was also selected by Council. It is important to note that some criteria were not included in the ranking because they were the same across all sites such as: centrally located, staying on budget, lots of onsite parking, etc. Stantec presented the site ranking data in terms of the criteria Council selected at the June 6th, 2017 Council meeting.

Through the engagement process, the idea to separate the Public Works Shop from the Municipal Complex was heard by the public and staff. Staff also suggested that a bigger Public Works space would allow for a consolidation of public works equipment. Council voted to have the Municipal Complex and the Public Works Shop be placed on separate sites. The location for the Public Works Shop is still to be determined.

After reviewing Stantec’s ranking of the four short listed sites, two sites surfaced for debated: the Coldbrook Village Park site and a site on River Street in Kentville. Council voted in favour of continuing to build the New Municipal Complex on the current Coldbrook site in Coldbrook Village Park.

Moving forward, designs will be created to reflect new information brought forward during the community engagement process. An updated timeline will be released as more information becomes available.

QUOTES
“I have great admiration and respect for those who have taken the trouble to actually attend our engagement sessions and provide reasoned and valuable input to help guide our Council. This has been the first of many fulsome exercises in true engagement. Such exercises serve to guide truly democratic processes”. – Mayor Muttart

CONTACT
Peter Muttart
Mayor
(902) 690-6132

Jun 02, 2017
SEWER LINE EXTENSION PAVING GREENWICH
Department of Engineering and Public Works
The County of Kings wishes to advise residents that due to paving construction for the Greenwich Sewer Line Extension, the number one highway in Greenwich by Hennigars is down to one lane and there will be some traffic delays.

The County of Kings apologizes for the inconvenience this may cause.


Municipality of Kings Public Mapping Application (KMAP)
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Upcoming Meeting Schedule
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 3:30 pm
Municipal Complex
87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville

PUBLIC HEARING
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 6:00 pm
Council Chambers, Municipal Complex
87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville

MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 6:00 pm
Council Chambers, Municipal Complex
87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville

PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 1:00 pm
Council Chambers, Municipal Complex
87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville