We Need Your Help to Get the Lead Out!
Nothing is more important to our Water Utilities than providing our customers with safe, affordable and reliable water.
Part of this is keeping your household safe from lead. While we treat and test the water to ensure that it is lead-free when it leaves the treatment facility and travels through the water mains, some older homes in our community have lead in service lines, household plumbing materials and faucets.
As you may be aware, Health Canada recently decreased the maximum acceptable concentration of lead in drinking water. As a result, the Municipality is offering a FREE lead sampling program for Water Utility customers.
We are looking for volunteers in each of our water utilities (Three Mile Plains, Windsor, Falmouth and Hantsport) to participate in this program to help in determining lead levels in our community’s homes.
Ideally, the homes we test would be those built before 1985 with lead plumbing and/or with copper pipes with lead soldering and brass fixtures. *Should we receive more than 20 volunteers per area, we will select homes with the highest risk potential.
We will be collecting samples to create a “profile” of our system's lead levels through the summer months. Residences that participate in the program will be provided with sample bottles and full sampling instructions. The instructions are straightforward. Basically, all you will have to do is collect samples on a day that you have not run a tap for six hours, like when you first wake up or when you get home from work, fill the bottles and let us know when they're ready to be picked up. Once we receive the results of the tests, we will share them.
If you'd be interested in being considered for the FREE lead sampling program, please fill out the Lead Sampling Submission Form found here.
More information on lead in pipes and plumbing can be found here. Let's work together to get the lead out!
Council Meeting - 6pm July 27th
The regular meeting of WHRM Council will be held in Council Chambers, 76 Morison Drive and has four seats available for public attendance. COVID protocols will be followed which includes social-distancing and face masks.
This meeting will also be conducted via Zoom for staff and presenters and Facebook livestreamed on our Municipal page.
Agenda can be viewed here.
2021-22 Residential Property Tax Assistance Program
Deadline to apply is July 30, 2021
Struggling to pay your property taxes? Applications are now available for the 2021-22 Residential Property Tax Assistance Program. Qualified applicants receive a rebate in the form of a credit applied to their tax account.
Each year, Council sets the exemption rate per Section 69 of the Municipal Government Act, and as outlined in our Residential Property Tax Assistance Policy.
If household taxable income does not exceed $25,300 for 2020, taxpayers may be eligible for a credit. This credit can be up to 50% of the current year's property taxes but there is a maximum amount based on community, as follows:
• West Hants $113.34
• Community of Hantsport $157.87
• Community of Windsor $ $202.40
Submit CRA Notices of Assessment as proof of income for all residing in your household. Remember that taxable income is less than total income. Factor in deductions such as childcare, RRSP contributions, and union dues. You may qualify and not know it!
Click pdf here (446 KB) to download the application or call us at 902-798-8391 to request a form.
Three Virtual Public Hearings – 6pm July 27, 2021
#1) 101 Three Mile Plains Cross Rd
#2) 20 Empire Lane
On June 22, 2021 Council gave notice of its intent to enter into development agreement which would allow an automotive repair shop at 101 Three Mile Plains Cross Rd, as well as to enter into an amended development agreement which would allow an additional three (3) dwelling units within the existing building at 20 Empire Lane.
These two virtual Public Hearings start at 6pm July 27th and conclude at 6pm September 28, 2021. They can be viewed live on the Municipal Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RMWindsorWestHants
Comments & questions should be directed by 12:00 noon on Monday September 20, 2021.
For more information on the proposed amendment please review the staff reports at https://www.westhants.ca/staff-reports.html
#3) Mobile Canteen Vending By-law
*NOTE* Council approved fees in accordance with Table 2, Option 3.
A virtual meeting will be held on July 27th to provide more information. It will be available on the Municipal Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RMWindsorWestHants
Comments & questions should be directed by 12:00 noon Monday July 26, 2021.
For all three public hearings, all comments, questions and input can be submitted to Sara Poirier, Planner by their respective deadlines:
- Phone 902-798-8391 ext. 117
- Mail 76 Morison Drive, PO Box 3000, Windsor NS B0N 2T0
- Drop box Regional office at 76 Morison Drive
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