To meet in person with Planning & Development staff, please call in advance (902-798-8391 ext. 115) to book an appointment.

Sara Poirier, Director of Planning and Development

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As Director, Sara is responsible for the overall management of the Department which provides planning, development control, building inspection, civic addressing, by-law enforcement and GIS services.

Mark Fredericks, Senior Planner

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Alex Dunphy, Planner

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The Planners assist with research, development and implementation of planning policy. They prepare material and make recommendations regarding the review of the Municipal Planning Strategy, Land Use By-law and Subdivision By-law and make recommendations regarding applications for development agreements and amendments to planning documents. They respond to public inquiries regarding planning processes and planning matters in general.

Becky Dauphinee, Administrative Assistant

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Becky Dauphinee is the first contact for most inquiries in the Planning and Development Department. She provides assistance to all Department staff, answers zoning, property information and general planning inquiries, and assists the public with applications for development permits, building permits and subdivision applications and redirects inquiries as required.

Doug MacInnis, Development Officer

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Doug is responsible for administering development agreements and the Land Use and Subdivision By-laws, as well as answering inquiries on zoning and property information, interpretation of the by-laws and planning matters in general. He is responsible for issuing development permits as required by the Land Use By-law.

Chris Burns, Development Officer

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Christina (Chris) Merry, Development Technician

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Tim Leslie, Building and Fire Inspection Services

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Tim Leslie is responsible for managing the work of the building and fire officials and by-law officers. He also administers and enforces the provisions of the Nova Scotia Building Code Act and Regulations, the Building Code Act By-law, and the Nova Scotia Fire Safety Act and Regulations, and provides building and fire inspection services.

Tina McKay, Building & Fire Official

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Adam Sullivan, Building & Fire Official

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Don Burns, Building & Fire Official

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The Building / Fire Officials assist the Senior Building and Fire Official in providing building and fire inspection services, processing applications, and issuing permits.

Tracy Babineau, Planning Technician/Civic Addressing Coordinator

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Tracy Babineau provides technical support to staff on planning matters and mapping. The Planning Technician supplies information to the public regarding property information, civic addressing and zoning, and is responsible for maintaining the Geographic Information System (GIS).

Hartley Atwell, Geographic Information Systems Technician

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Hartley Atwell is responsible for providing GIS support to all departments, committees and Council. Along with the creation/customizing of maps, she also gathers research, analyses data using GPS and works with the Planning Technician overseeing municipal geographic data and developing, using and maintaining the GIS database.

By-law Enforcement Division

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The By-law Enforcement Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the by-laws in effect in the Region.

John Ogilvie, Climate Action Coordinator

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Vanessa Lake, Planning Assistant

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