JUNE 2018
Tax Sale
Notice is hereby given that the  properties listed at the link below will be sold at PUBLIC AUCTION by the Treasurer of the Municipality of the County of Cumberland on Thursday June 21, 2018 and Friday June 22, 2018 as stated below unless, before the date of the tax sale, the total amounts as indicated are paid in full. 
Please note a change in location for the tax sale due to the large volume of accounts. The Tax Sale will be held at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre located at 6 Main Street, Springhill, Nova Scotia.

Job Posting - Sustainable Communities Marketing Officer
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Cumberland County Municipal Budget 2018-19
Budget 2018-19
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland approved its Operations budget in the amount of $29.47 million and its Capital budget in the amount of $9.99 million on May 24, 2018. Council also approved a 5 Year Capital Investment Plan which totals approximately $14.8 million.
As taxpayers, you place your trust in our municipal employees to provide you high quality, efficient services and programs. We do this by managing the budget and identifying future challenges and taking the incentive to prepare now. As a result, we had to increase the residential and commercial tax rates by 13 cents in order to ensure future sustainability.
This increase not only provides funding for programs and services, but also allows the Municipality to undertake capital projects and helps to establish operations reserves.

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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 
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland Council will meet  during the month of June on the following date:

June 6, 2018 at approximately 6:00pm

June 20, 2018 at approximately 6:00pm

The Council Sessions will be held at the Upper Nappan Service Centre Council Chambers. 

All are welcome to attend!
3rd Annual Cumberland Energy Symposium Update

3rd Annual Energy Symposium Update
The 3rd Annual Cumberland Energy Symposium was held Thursday, May 24th, 2018, at the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Centre in Springhill. The Symposium saw 70+ participants, that were made up of residents, volunteers, and members from the Municipality of the County of Cumberland. Organizations such as the Centre for Local Prosperity, NSCC, Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Education, Atlantica Centre for Energy, the Clean Foundation, and more, were all present.

Questions were posed, discussions were generated, and the passion was fierce. We hope everyone enjoyed the 3rd Annual Cumberland Energy Symposium. Whether you were captured by the documentary "Climate Change and the Human Prospect", you took part in the panel discussion, or you made connections at our networking events, we hope you walked away having learned something. Don't forget to keep the climate change conversation going!

Thank you to everyone who attended- we hope to see you next year!!

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Upcoming Public Open Houses
Fundy 55+ Games
Welcome Summer Students!
Springhill Summer Students
From left to right
Alex Crowe - Summer Sport Coordinator
Brad Henwood- Summer Supervisor
Adam Henwood- Outdoor Adventure Leader
Dan King- Outdoor Adventure Leader
Stephanie McCormick- Outdoor Adventure Leader
Kennedy MacDonald- Outdoor Adventure Leader

Parrsboro Summer Students
From left to right:
Nicholas Leopold - Sports Coordinator 
Maxwell Hoar -  Sports Coordinator 
Rhianna Odlin - Outdoor Adventure Supervisor
Rebecca Moore - Outdoor Adventure Leader

Missing:  Avery Harrison - Outdoor Adventure Leader
               Kristi-Anne Fulton.-  Outdoor Adventure Leaders

Tantramar Dykes and Sea Level Rise
Walrus Magazine Interviews local representatives on 
sea level rise and the Tantramar Marsh Dykes.
During the month of April, Anne Casselman, an independent writer, contacted several Municipal representatives from the Town and County to acquire information on what consequences sea level rise over topping the dyke poses to the region and the entire country.  Walrus Magazine, a Canadian general interest magazine, will have this article printed in one of their summer issues.  

Read the full article
Grant Opportunities
Diversity and Community Capacity Fund
The Diversity and Community Capacity Fund invests in diversity promotion and social equity activities as well as the capacity-building efforts of organizations that represent traditionally marginalized groups. 

Program Goals 
* build the capacity of organizations that represent traditionally marginalized groups; 
* support diversity promotion and social equity activities; and 
* integrate diversity and social equity perspectives and programming within community-based organizations

Application Deadline: June 15

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TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
Eligible projects include:
  • Schoolyard greening and outdoor classrooms
  •  Park revitalization & restoration work
  •  Butterfly gardens & pollinator programs
  •  Community gardens
  •  Natural playgrounds (natural play elements only)
  •  Citizen science projects in public green spaces
  •  Bioblitzes
  •  Trail building and restoration
  •  Neighbourhood park programming
  •  Recycling/composting programs
  •  In-class/indoor and outdoor environmental education programming
Submission deadline: July 15, 2018

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The New Horizons for Seniors Program 
The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) supports projects that are designed by and for seniors. It is designed to help seniors improve the quality of life in their communities by participating in social activities and leading active lives. Eligible applicants may receive up to $25,000 in the form of a grant under the Community-based Projects Component and up to $5,000 in the form of a grant under the Small grants Initiative Pilot. Projects must address one or more of the program's five objectives
The Department also has introduced the following three national-level priorities inspired by the desire to solicit applications designed by seniors, for seniors:
  1. Projects that would benefit vulnerable seniors populations;
  2. Projects focusing on the diversity of Canada's seniors; and,
  3. Projects that would use volunteerism to increase an organization's capacity.
NEW PILOT- Small grants Initiative
This year, NHSP is testing new ways to expand support to seniors organizations that have projects for their vulnerable population including those that have not received funding in the last five years (since 2012-2013 Call for proposals). These organizations can apply for the s mall grants up to $5,000 per project or for the Community-based funding of up to $25,000 (but not for both). In the context of Small grants Initiative, priority will be given to projects for seniors and meet at least one of the three national priorities.
Under the Small grants Initiative, three sub-streams are proposed:
  1. IT equipment upgrade: to purchase computers or tablets;
  2. Capital assets for current or new activities; and,
  3. Projects that increase volunteerism, mentoring, and social inclusion.
Deadline extended to June 22, 2018 (11:59PM Pacific Time)

Apply for funding for community-based projects (up to $25,000)
Jumpstart Parasport Fund
The Jumpstart Parasport Fund is a joint program between Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the Canadian Paralympic Committee with the goal to create greater opportunities for sport and play for children with disabilities.  In 2017, 35 organizations across Canada were selected to receive a grant through the Parasport Jumpstart Fund, with programs focused on fundamentals, developing new parasport programming, and expanding existing parasport programs.
The application period will close on June 25, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET. Exceptions to the deadline cannot be made. Keep in mind that applications received by email will not be considered.

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Culture Innovation Fund
The Culture Innovation Fund invests in initiatives and projects carried out by organizations, partnerships, and collaborations working to use creativity and our diverse culture to address social issues and opportunities within communities.
The fund also supports initiatives intended to strengthen the role of Nova Scotia's museums and libraries.

When you submit your proposal to the Culture Innovation Fund, you will need to demonstrate how your project(s) will achieve any of the following:
  • Further the objectives of Nova Scotia's Culture Action Plan: Creativity and Community.
  • Foster creativity, diversity, and cultural expression.
  • Enhance the well-being of Nova Scotians and our communities in various ways, including
    • social (co-operation and networking, relationships of trust, collaboration, etc.)
    • human (skills, knowledge, employability, health, etc.)
    • economic (finances, business growth, new markets, etc.)
    • physical (community assets, transportation, environment, etc.)
  • Create change for the better using culture: its creation, expression, sharing, and celebration.
  • Enhance the role of museums and libraries.
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Glooscap Campground and RV

Open for the Season
Glooscap Campground and RV is located on the beautiful Bay of Fundy in picturesque Parrsboro. From here, you can discover miles of hiking trails, numerous beaches, and spectacular scenery. Parrsboro is also a convenient base for short trips along the Bay of Fundy and through the Annapolis Valley region, taking in such sights as the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Joggins Fossil Cliffs, the Anne Murray Centre in Springhill, the lighthouse at Cape d'Or, and Cape Chignecto Provincial Park.

Our campground offers 46 overnight sites, either unserviced or with electrical and water hook-up, as well as 31 seasonal sites. There's lots of room for slideouts. We are an open and wooded campground and provide the following guest amenities: pit toilets, washrooms, pay showers, a disposal station, wood, ice, a rec hall with free Wi-Fi, a playground, and a sand beach. Activities include fishing and hiking, and golf is nearby. Pets are welcome, but they must be kept on a leash and owners must clean up after them

Location:      1380 Two Island Road, Parrsboro, B0M 1S0

Contact:      John Best
Symposium for Maritime  Amateur Radio Techs

S.M.A.R.T. 2018 is now in the history books
On Saturday, April 29th organizers and volunteers arrived at the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre in Springhill NS and transformed the Centre into a ham radio venue for 133 hams.

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Traffic Safety Act Engagement
The provincial government is seeking public input on how the rules of the road should be modified.  The Traffic Safety Act is designed to make the roads safe for all users - drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.  The deadline for input is June 8th. 

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Happenings in Cumberland County
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 www.cjsma.ns.ca .
Wondering what goes where? Visit www.cjsma.ns.ca 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 .
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