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Nov 24, 2016
Citizen Appointee Needed: Race Relations and Anti-Discrimination Committee
Municipality of the County of Kings
WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

We are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Citizen of the County of Kings
to serve on the Race Relations and Anti-Discrimination Committee

The vision of the Race Relations and Anti-Discrimination Committee is to determine where and how racism, discrimination and exclusion are manifest in the Municipality of the County of Kings; to recommend policies, programs and practices designed to eliminate racism, discrimination and exclusion; to monitor the effects of recommendations and to report on changes. To view our Action Plan for Ending Racism and Discrimination, please visit: www.countyofkings.ca/residents/relations.aspx.

To ensure recognition of the diversity within the County, we are actively seeking applications from racially visible persons, persons with disabilities, members of other traditionally under-represented groups, and citizens with an interest in advancing anti-discrimination programs generally.

A Maximum of Three Appointees; Open to Residents of the Municipality of the County of Kings (who reside outside the Towns of Berwick, Kentville and Wolfville)
Term ends November 30, 2019 (unless Council directs otherwise)

Appointed citizen members are required to attend monthly meetings and community functions. Honorariums are paid quarterly. If you are interested in being considered for the above position, please apply by sending a cover letter and completing the application form on the Municipality’s website under the heading Residents/Citizen Appointments. If you have any questions or would like the form e-mailed to you please contact Lisa Amon by e-mail or 902-690-6191.

Please submit your application form and cover letter prior to 4:30 pm,
Monday, December 5, 2016 to:
Lisa Amon by e-mail: lamon@countyofkings.ca

Oct 24, 2016
"Let Them Play" - Kings County Receives Provincial Innovation Award
Municipality of the County of Kings

KINGS COUNTY, NS: On Wednesday, September 28, the Kings County Recreation Group was presented with the 2016 Recreation Nova Scotia Innovation Award for its “Let Them Play” Project.

The project was a collaborative undertaking involving seven recreation departments, who were all struggling to find and support after school program leaders for the twenty-two Kings County schools. With funding from the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board, the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, Sport Nova Scotia, the Municipality of the County of Kings, and a RBC Learn to Play Community Grant, the group developed and implemented a mentorship program that saw two half time leadership mentors hired to support the many programs and leaders.

The impact of the mentorship program was felt immediately. By having ongoing contact with the many programs, the mentors were able to assess the needs of each program and, where additional training needs were identified, prepare and deliver the required support. At programs that needed little support, the mentors were able to observe and document best practices that could be shared with other programs and leaders. The result was a more consistent higher level of program quality. The work of the “Let Them Play” Project has been documented and shared widely in the recreation, active living, sport, health, and education sectors in Nova Scotia and across Canada.

The project continues with a focus on cultivating outdoor play and was recently awarded a second $25,000 RBC Learn to Play Grant.

“We know that quality after school programs contribute to healthy childhood development and social inclusion; important social determinants of health. Using an equity approach and appreciating that different communities require varying levels of support, the “Let Them Play” Project continues to address gaps through the development of quality after school programs, training and mentoring for program leaders, development of resources and tools, and promotion of outdoor play”
- Erin Todd, Healthy School Communities Consultant for the Annapolis Valley.

CONTACT
STEVE RAFTERY
Active Living Coordinator
(902) 690-6153
Toll Free: 1-888-337-2999

Oct 18, 2016
Official Election Results
Municipality of the County of Kings
Click the Green Link above for a PDF of the Official Election Results.

David Poole
Returning Officer
(902) 698-9960
election@countyofkings.ca
Toll Free: 1-888-337-2999

Sep 06, 2016
Municipal Complex Milestones
Municipality of the County of Kings
KINGS COUNTY, NS: the current Municipal Building’s lease will expire in October 2017 and the Municipality needs to move forward with the New Municipal Complex.

Work on the Municipal Complex began early in 2009 when the Department of Justice requested that the Municipality participate in a joint space study to redevelop the existing Municipal Complex facility. Since then, many options have been explored and evaluated. Council authorized the Warden and CAO to execute the Agreement of Purchase and Sale to sell the Municipal Complex to the province of Nova Scotia in 2015. The agreement provided a one-year lease with a one-time option for a six month extension. The one-time six-month extension was exercised later in 2015 when Council canceled the first RFP due to the bids being significantly over budget. The lease and its extension will expire in October 2017.

To help the public better understand the process undergone thus far we are providing a list of the Project’s Milestones including estimated future dates. You can find the list of Municipal Complex Milestones attached in the preceding pages.

Warden Brothers – “Our commitment to the residents of this County is to be as transparent as possible. By providing this information we hope that residents will see that Council’s decisions have followed a well thought out process”.


Municipality of Kings Public Mapping Application (KMAP)
Training Videos:           Click here to open KMap
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Upcoming Meeting Schedule
PUBLIC HEARING
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 6:00 pm
Public Hearing
File 16-12 LUB Map amendment 1499 Bridge Street, Kingston
File 16-10 LUB Text amendment in the Light Industrial Commercial (M1) Zone
Council Chambers, Municipal Complex
87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville

MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 6:00 pm
Council Chambers, Municipal Complex
87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville

FIRE SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, December 15, 2016 7:00 pm
Council Chambers, Municipal Complex
87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 9:00 am
Council Chambers, Municipal Complex
87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville

 
New Municipal Complex
Stantec Consulting is working with the Municipality of the County of Kings to design a new Municipal Complex to house the County's Council Chamber, municipal offices, and public works garage. Click the image below for more details.