MEETING: St. Mary’s Municipal Council
Special Council Meeting
DATE: Thursday, September 28th, 2023
PURPOSE: Special Council
TIME: 4:00 pm
PLACE: St. Mary’s Municipal Office
Council Chambers, Sherbrooke, NS
- Call to Order
- Roll Call
- Approval of the Agenda
- Other Matters of Business
- Final council approval for the CMHC Housing Accelerator Fund
- Award Pavement Contractor for completion of Water Main Repair
- Award Bidder to prepare Transfer Station Specifications.
- Council Support of Grand Council Flag raising for Truth and Reconciliation Day and the month of October
- Council Support for Every Child Matters Banner Placement
Special Event: Grand Council flag-raising
Council and Public are able to attend the Raising of the Mi'kmaq Grand Council Flag on the Flagpole located on Highway #7 (near the municipal building) in honour of Truth & Reconciliation.
Sherbrooke Village 5th Annual Fright Night – October 31st 5-8:30pm
We are excited to host our 5th Annual Fright Night. Rural Trick-or-Treating within the safety of the gated site. It’s an entertaining evening for the young and young at heart.
This year’s $20 donation per door will go to St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital. We look forward to seeing all the creative Trick or Treaters again this year!
For details on how you can participate in this fun event (or to book a porch), contact Amy Simon at (902)318-4387
Anyone that is not up to the task of decorating a door but would still like to donate candy can reach out to Amy Simon to arrange a pickup.
The Municipality of the District of St. Mary's is currently seeking a Before and After Program Leader. Working under the direction of the Community Development & Recreation Director and the BAP Supervisor, the Before and After Care Program Leader will assist with the delivery of the Before and After Care Program at St. Mary’s Education Centre/Academy according to the delivery standards.
For a full job description, visit pdf here (79 KB) .
Community Meeting - You are invited to join The Whale Sanctuary Project for a community meeting on Monday, September 25th at 7:00pm, at the Lions Hall in Sherbrooke. Charles Vinick, Dr. Lori Marino, and additional team members will provide updates on the progress of the Sanctuary and share about the ongoing work at the site. Prior to the meeting, from 6:00-7:00pm, there will be an informal gathering with snacks, coffee, and tea. We look forward to seeing you there, and please bring your questions!
Please Give Us Your Input On Active Transportation
We are excited to announce the official launch of Active St. Mary’s - a project to develop an Active Transportation Plan for the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s. This Plan will aim to enhance the movement of both residents and visitors throughout the Municipality, fostering a healthier and more sustainable community where transportation is not only safe and practical but also an enjoyable experience for all! To learn more about the project and to provide your feedback, please visit our interactive mapping tool at https://upland.mysocialpinpoint.ca/active-stmarys/map#/
Lloyd Hines passed away on Monday, September 11th. Lloyd was a long-time local figure and a strong contributor to local government.
Lloyd began his political career as an elected member of the local school board in 1982. He was elected to the council of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough in 1988 and served as warden from 1997 to 2013. Lloyd was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly as the MLA of Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie in 2013 and again in 2017. Lloyd served as minister of natural resources and minister of transportation and infrastructure renewal during his time as MLA.
Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s Warden Greg Wier says Lloyd’s impact on the region has been substantial, “During his time as MLA, Lloyd always represented his riding with pride. Lloyd was sure to shed light on projects and issues from our area and was able to secure support for many local projects. Lloyd never missed an opportunity to visit our Municipality, always being quick to accept invitations for local events. On behalf of the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s Council and Staff, I send sincere condolences to Lloyd’s family and friends.” In 2020, Lloyd announced $994,000 in funding for the Sherbrooke Village as a part of nearly $230 million dollars in provincial stimulus for local economies during the pandemic.
The Municipality made special storm preparations to delay taking our national flag down ahead of post tropical storm Lee so that we could fly the flag at half mast for the day along with other government institutions in the riding of Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie on the day of Lloyd’s funeral mass on September 15th.
The Municipality offers its lasting appreciation for Lloyd’s many years of dedication to our municipality and our region.