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Oct 09, 2015
Kings County Launches Governance and District Boundary Survey
Municipality of the County of Kings
The Municipality has recently engaged Stantec Consulting Limited to conduct a study of council size and electoral district boundaries. The study is required by the Nova Scotia Municipal Government Act, which requires all municipalities to review their council arrangements every eight years. The study being conducted will address the number of Councillors required to serve the residents of Kings County and whether County Council should continue to be led by a Warden selected by Councillors from the elected members of Council or a Mayor elected at large by all voters in the Municipality of the County of Kings.

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Oct 01, 2015
The Time Is Right – Regional Governance Study For Kings
Municipality of the County of Kings
At today’s Municipal Council meeting Warden Diana Brothers introduced a motion to develop terms of reference for a regional governance study. The motion instructs the Warden and CAO to begin discussions with the Towns of Berwick, Kentville, and Wolfville for the development of terms of reference for the study.

Kings County included $25,000 toward the study in the 2015-16 budget and Council will now move forward with this work. The County had previously committed to the study but Council agreed to wait until the recommendations from the Provincial Municipal Fiscal Review were released and analyzed.

To understand the best options available for possible governance reforms, the County and three Towns must work together on the study. Warden Brothers will be engaging Mayors Clarke, Corkum, and Cantwell to request their participation. The first step is to draft terms of reference for the study and it is proposed that this work be undertaken by the Chief Administrative Officers for the four municipal units. The Kings County CAO will report to Municipal Council on progress each month and will present draft terms of reference to Council for review and consideration within ninety days.

Warden Brothers was pleased that County Council supported moving forward with the terms of reference for a governance study. “I have been an advocate of this study for many years and it is encouraging to see it moving forward now that the time is right.”

Sep 30, 2015
Heavy Rainfall Warning for Kings
Protective and Emergency Services
A cold front will move over New Brunswick tonight and remain stationary for the next 24 to 36 hours. Rain will begin over northern Nova Scotia Wednesday afternoon and spread southward. The rain will intensify Wednesday evening giving heavy downpours Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. Rainfall amounts of 50 to 90 millimetres can be expected over the Valley stretching north to the Minas Basin. The rain will ease in intensity on Thursday and move eastward as the cold front moves towards Newfoundland. [Environment Canada]

While there is some uncertainty with respect to the exact timing and location of the highest rainfall, several models indicate total amounts in excess of 100 millimetres are possible for parts of the province. Therefore rainfall warnings may be extended.

The Kings REMO wishes to advise:

Where rainfall exceeds 50 mm
• There is a risk of localized flooding and possibly flash flooding in the heavy downpours with this rainfall event.
• Use caution if you are travelling during these intense and heavy downpours as hydroplaning could be a hazard.
• Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads at catch basins and drainage ditches.

Where rainfall approaches or exceeds 90 mm
• Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible, flooding roads and low lying properties.
• Watch for and expect washouts near rivers and creeks where they pass under roads through culverts and small wood bridge structures.
• Watch for and expect roadside ditches to undergo extreme erosion of the gravel shoulders and partial collapse of parts of the road surface causing local roads to become dangerous or impassable in extreme cases.

When water over a road exceeds 12 inches depth, small cars may float and become trapped in fast moving water. DO NOT attempt crossing flooded roadways.

Monitor local media and Environment Canada for updates to this potentially serious rain event.


Sep 15, 2015
Nomination Open for Special Election in Polling District 2
Municipality of the County of Kings
The undersigned will accept nominations for the Office of Councillor in Polling District 2 (Starrs Point, Chipman Corner, Port Williams) for which an election will be held on the 24th day of October, 2015. A nomination for the office of councillor shall be filed at the office of the Returning Officer, 87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on nomination day, which is September 29th, 2015, or by appointment during office hours in the 5 business days preceding nomination day.

TAKE NOTICE that the preliminary list of electors has been prepared for use during the Special Election in Polling District 2 of the Municipality of the County of Kings, to be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015.
AND TAKE NOTICE that electors may inquire of the Revising Officer at Kings County Municipal Building to check whether their name is on the list of electors.
AND TAKE NOTICE that the Revising Officer may make additions or corrections to the lists upon application by telephone, fax, mail, or in person. Please telephone
902-690-6101 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or send by fax to
902-678-9279, or by mail to: Revising Officer, PO Box 100, Kentville, NS B4N 3W3.

Dated at Kentville, Nova Scotia, this 15th day of September, 2015
Pat Martin, Returning Officer

Sep 14, 2015
Registration For Kings County Swimming Lessons Moves Online
Municipality of the County of Kings
The Municipality of the County of Kings is pleased to advise that swim lesson registration will be open online on September 21st, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. The swim registration can be accessed by visiting www.countyofkings.ca and clicking on the link directly below the main page image banner. Registration is on a first come – first served basis and residents are encouraged to access the system as soon as it is active.

Kings County offers swimming lessons to over 300 individuals each year at the Nova Scotia Youth Facility Pool located on County Home Road in Waterville.

Nichole Gilbert, Coordinator of Recreation Services
(902) 690-6124 (o)

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