Tax Sale
Notice is hereby given that the following properties will be sold at PUBLIC AUCTION by the Treasurer of the Municipality of the County of Cumberland on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 10:00am unless, before the date of the tax sale, the total amounts as indicated are paid in full.

The Tax Sale will be held at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre located at 6 Main Street, Springhill, Nova Scotia.

Bidder registration will begin at 9:00am and the sale will start at 10:00am.

Environmental Disaster Is Canada's New Normal.
Are We Ready?
As parts of the country flood-again-an unprecedented audit reveals serious flaws in our climate change policy
The Walrus speaks to Regional Emergency Management Coordinator, Mike Johnson about flood risks in Cumberland County.
Hot Topic - Heat Stress
JOHSC "Hot Topic" Bulletin 18-07
While having fun in the longer days and hotter weather of summer, we often forget the effects of heat on our bodies. So too at work, excessive heat can have a detrimental and even deadly effect, especially for those who labor outdoors. This months Hot Topic speaks about heat stress and how to help stay safe. Most importantly, stay hydrated and educate yourself as to the symptoms of heat stress. Be aware and look out for each other, but most importantly stay safe.
New and Updated Solid Waste By-Law
Solid Waste By-Law
On April 5, 2018 the Municipality of Cumberland By-Law 18-02 (Solid Waste By-Law) came into effect. All former Solid Waste By-Laws were repealed, including those of Springhill and Parrsboro, partially to accommodate the switch to dual stream recycling.

This new Solid Waste By-Law also includes significant changes including, but not limited, to:
Section 35 - Burning Solid Waste - new section added.
Section 37 - Maximum illegal dumping fine increased to $10,000.00.
Section 40 - Cleanup and other remedial costs of illegal dumping will now be added to any fine imposed by the Court. - new section added.

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Low Income Tax Exemption 
Low Income Application now available
The Municipality of Cumberland Income Exemption provides assistance to homeowners to help pay their residential property taxes.  Qualified applicants will receive a credit which is applied directly to their tax account
To qualify:
  • The ratepayer must own and occupy the assessed property as their principal residence
  • Annual income from all sources for the 2017 calendar year for all household members must be equal to or less than $20, 803
  • The Municipality requires a copy of the prior year's Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment for all household members prior to approving an application
The exemption value:
  • When the total household income is less than $18,373 the exemption shall be $314.
  • When the total household income is between $18,374 and $20,803 the exemption shall be $217.
Please Note: Hosehold income is based on line 150 of the income tax Notice of Assessment
The complete Low Income Tax Exemption Policy and application form are available now.
Council Session Dates 
Please note the Municipality will not be holding Council Sessions during the month of August.

The next Council Session will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at approximately 6:30pm.

Procurement Opportunities
Discover current procurement opportunities with the Municipality
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland regularly advertises requests for proposals (RFPs) and tenders for a variety of projects and initiatives. This information is also posted on the Provincial Procurement Site. You may access this site by visiting  NS Provincial Procurement Website .

To find out more about procurement opportunities with the Municipality, please visit our website.

Grant Opportunities
Community Health Boards (CHBs) across the province are now accepting applications for wellness funds
Wellness Funds are available to non-profit community groups/organizations who have projects that address CHB community health plan priorities and use a population health-based approach in addressing the social determinants of health including healthy child development, education and literacy, poverty and food security, social support networks, coping skills, improved personal health and more. 
No project is too small as grants range anywhere from $250-$3,000. Funding is intended for new and innovative projects or enhancements to existing programs that meet an identified community need.

We encourage you to connect with your local CHB Coordinator to discuss your application - we are here to help!

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2018 Aviva Community Fund
This year, we're making it easier than ever to win funding with one central theme to align your ideas to. And on top of that - we're awarding more prizes! 160 in total to be exact, so your chances are better than ever.

You'll need to submit your entry into one of our two idea categories:
*Small Ideas category ( 50 prizes of $10,000)
* Big Ideas category (3  prizes of $100,000 and  7 consolation prizes of $15,000)

In honour of 10 years of giving, we have added a new and exciting way for you to make an impact in your community. On August 13, 2018 and running for 10 straight business days, charities can apply for a $1,000 prize to host a #BetterTogether event in celebration of communities coming together. There are 100 prizes in total and we will announce 10 winners each day starting September 4, 2018!

Submit your idea from August 28, 2018 to September 18, 2018.

Lace 'Em Up Foundation
We are pleased to inform you that Jumpstart has once again partnered with Lace 'Em Up Foundation. This is an opportunity that will allow families to request up to an additional $1,000 for hockey registration fees from Lace 'Em Up Foundation for next season, above and beyond Jumpstart support.

Note: Applications are not directed to Jumpstart, and as such, Jumpstart is unable to verify receipt of applications, speak to adjudication decisions, and/or confirm/track payments by Lace 'Em Up Foundation.

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GoodLife Kids Foundation
For kids with special needs, the path to getting active isn't always as simple as joining the local sports team or signing up for lessons around the corner. Our Grant Program provides funding to support ongoing physical activity opportunities for children with special needs. Grants improve community access and help to remove some of the barriers preventing children from living active lives.
We are currently accepting applications from organizations providing physical activity programs for children with intellectual disabilities and/or autism.

Eligible Canadian organizations can apply for grants of up to $10,000 to support physical activity programming for kids with special needs.

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Kraft Heinz Project play
Now in its 10 th year, Kraft Heinz Project Play has awarded over $2.6 million dollars to 77 communities across Canada, because a better future begins with building better places to play.

The Grand Prize winner will receive $250,000 towards a recreational facility upgrade and the three remaining finalists will each receive $25,000.

Nominations open on August 7, 2018 at 9:00AM ET. Visit their site to nominate your community for a chance to win  $250,000 towards building a better place to play!

Happenings in Cumberland County
Maggie's Place - Summer 2018

Find the link to their newsletter here.
July and August calendars are below.

CJSMA's Solid Waste App!
Never forget your garbage day again!
The Cumberland Central Landfill has made it even easier for residents to stay connected with waste management collection and programs.
Download the free Solid Waste Mobile App by searching for Cumberland County Solid Waste in the App Store. Use your mobile phone to view collection schedules, receive collection reminders and  service alerts for any interruptions to waste collection such as cancellations due to weather. Residents can also sign up online by visiting .
Wondering what goes where? Visit to use the new Waste Wizard and search our  database of over 300 items for disposal options.

CJSMA also provides sorting guides, information about upcoming Household Hazardous Waste events, FAQs, and information about provincial solid waste programs available to residents.

For more information about Solid Waste Collection Schedules and Routes in your community, please visit 
Cumberland Joint Services Management Authority.
Have you Changed your Mailing Address? 
Change of Address Form

To notify the Municipality of a change in your mailing address please fill out our Request for Change of Address form.

Forms can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to our office.

Calling for Submissions for Next Month's Newsletter!
Send us information about your community events and programs!

If you know of an upcoming  program or event in your community that you would like to see included in our municipal monthly newsletters, please contact us .
Bill Payments

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