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Open Public Forum Re: Mountain Biking Trails

TOWN OF TRENTON
OPEN PUBLIC FORUM NOTICE

Concerning the proposed construction of mountain biking trails at Trenton Park.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
First Session to Begin at 5:30pm
Upstairs at Trenton Civic Building (120 Main Street)
Please Note: Pre-Registration is Required

Background

In July 2020, the Town of Trenton approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mountain Bike Trail Builders of PictouCounty (MTBPC). The MTBPC entered this agreement with an interest in promoting opportunities for multi-use outdoorrecreation trails used for mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing, walking dogs and by those just looking to enjoy nature. Bothparties have agreed to work cooperatively on the maintenance of existing trails and development of new trails in Trenton Park.The MOU is available for viewing at Town Hall (120 Main St.) during public office hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.

A summary of the trail work proposed includes:

• brush and debris removal from all Category 3 trails
• reroute section to remedy environmental issues
• support Town staff in completing trail maintenance to fix environmental issues on Category 2 trails
• construction of a connector and outside loop for phase one of trail expansion.

The proposed trail work will be completed by qualified trail builders covered under insurance provided through the MTBPC. All participants will also be required to undergo training to learn safe work practices, expected trail construction standards and willonly be allowed to use tools they are both trained and deemed qualified to use.

The Town has not entered into this agreement lightly and has been working with the MTBPC to ensure this is the right decisionfor Trenton Park. The Park currently has trails that are both impassable and dangerous to the public and cause areas of concernto the Town. This agreement with the MTBPC offers the Town the opportunity to improve the use of the Park rather than lettingit be neglected. The MTBPC are offering to volunteer their time and expertise to make this extensive work possible for TrentonPark at no expense to the Town.

Larger copy of the map found on the public notice can be viewed online here:

pdf Trail Maintenance and Construction by MTBPC 2020 (1.52 MB)

Concerns Expressed

We have received concerns from several citizens over the number and width of these trails and what this may do to theecosystem. These citizens feel new trails are not required and will open up the park too much; taking away from the nature parkit was intended to be. There were also concerns expressed that it appears the width of the trails could allow access to all terrainvehicles and be a temptation for them.

Town Council has heard presentations from both the MTBPC and the concerned citizens. Prior to making a finaldecision, Council wishes to hold this open public forum to hear from more of the public regarding this matter.

Meeting Registration & COVID Protocols

To accommodate proper physical distancing protocols, seating for the public will be limited to 18 people in attendance per halfhour session. To register your seat prior to the meeting, you must complete the pdf Town Meeting Attendance Application & Self-Declaration Form (2.05 MB) available by clicking the link or hard-copy picked up at Town Hall. An approval notice from the Town of Trenton isrequired for access to Town meetings. If approval is granted, you will be required to adhere to the following protocols:

• Face masks must be worn when entering/exiting Town Hall, in the hallways, stairway and travelling to/from your seat. Once seated, you are permitted to remove your mask.
• Please respect physical distancing precautions: seating has been placed to allow for 6 feet distance.
• Hand sanitizer will be available for use at Town Hall. Please use before and after the meeting.

Submit Feedback

This Public Notice was mailed to Trenton residents & included a form for feedback that can be found here:

pdf Public Forum Notice 04-27-2021 (490 KB)

To accommodate those unable to attend the public meeting, please submit your opinions, questions or concerns to Town Hall by Monday, April 26, 2021 at 4:00pm. You can also send your feedback by email to: or call 902-752-5311.

Proposed By-law No.2021-01 - Cross Connection Control

TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Trenton intends to adopt a Cross Connection Control By-law No. 2021-01 at the Town Council meeting to be held at the Town Hall on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. 

The purpose of this by-law is to protect the public drinking water system from cross connections and provide continuing cross connection control program to prevent contamination of the public drinking water system.

Proposed By-law No.2021-01 can be viewed here:

pdf CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL BY-LAW NO.2021-01 (137 KB)

Please submit any concerns to:

Town of Trenton
C/o: Town Council
P.O. Box 328
Trenton, NS B0K 1X0  

Employment Opportunity - Public Works Labourer 2021

The Town of Trenton Public Works Department is currently seeking applications for a Public Works Labourer (Summer Student): 

pdf Job Description - Public Works Labourer (135 KB)

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume by mail or e-mail to:

Town of Trenton
Attn: Iain MacIsaac
P.O. Box 328
Trenton, NS B0K 1X0

E-mail:

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, April 23, 2021 at 4:00PM.

The Town of Trenton is an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employment Opportunity - Special Events Coordinator 2021

The Friends of Trenton Park Society in partnership with Trenton Parks & Recreation is currently seeking applications for a Special Events Coordinator (Summer Student):

pdf Job Description - Special Events Coordinator (206 KB)

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume by mail or e-mail to:

Trenton Parks & Recreation
Attn: Craig Murray
P.O. Box 328
Trenton, NS B0K 1X0

E-mail:

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, April 23, 2021 at 4:00PM.

The Town of Trenton is an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employment Opportunity - Day Camp Leader 2021

Trenton Parks & Recreation is currently seeking applications for a Summer Day Camp Leader (Summer Student):

pdf Job Description - Day Camp Leader (196 KB)

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume by mail or e-mail to:

Trenton Parks & Recreation
Attn: Craig Murray
P.O. Box 328
Trenton, NS B0K 1X0

E-mail:  

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, April 23, 2021 at 4:00PM.

The Town of Trenton is an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Welcome Home to Pictou County Guide

The “Welcome Home to Pictou County Guide: A community guide to the place we call home” was created through a partnership between Healthy Pictou County, the Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores Tourism Association (DEANS), the Pictou County Regional Enterprise Network (REN), and the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce. It was also designed and printed locally by Advocate Printing. Funding was received from the Province of Nova Scotia for a large portion of this project, and we are excited to have it completed.

This guide is a wonderful piece for people considering our area, those new to the area, and even those who grew up in Pictou County. Take a look, you might just find something new!

Stop by the local Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library branches to view a hard copy of the guide they will have on reference or visit the Healthy Pictou County website for more information and to view the electronic version (also available below). Any questions or details on ordering your own print run, please email Nicole LeBlanc.

Welcome Home to Pictou County Guide: a community guide to the place we call home

Mountain Biking Trail Work Approved for Trenton Park

TOWN OF TRENTON – PUBLIC NOTICE

Re: Mountain Biking Trail Work Approved for Trenton Park

In July 2020, the Town of Trenton approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mountain Bike Trail Builders of Pictou County (MTBPC). The MTBPC entered this agreement with an interest in promoting opportunities for multi-use outdoor recreation trails used for mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing, walking dogs and by those just looking to enjoy nature. Both parties have agreed to work cooperatively on the maintenance of existing trails and the development of new trails within Trenton Park.

A summary of the trail work proposed includes:

  • brush and debris removal from all Category 3 trails
  • reroute section to remedy environmental issues
  • support Town staff in completing trail maintenance to fix environmental issues on Category 2 trails
  • construction of a connector and outside loop for phase one of trail expansion.

For the safety of the public, if you come across trail work being done by the MTBPC at Trenton Park please do not interfere as the work has been approved. All participants in this trail work will be required to undergo training to learn safe work practices, expected trail construction standards and will only be allowed to use tools they are both trained and deemed qualified to use.

The Town has not entered into this agreement lightly and has been working with the MTBPC to ensure this is the right decision for Trenton Park. The Park currently has trails that are both impassable and dangerous to the public and cause areas of concern to the Town. This agreement with the MTBPC offers the Town the opportunity to improve the use of the Park rather than letting it be neglected. We are both excited to see this trail work beginning and thankful for the MTBPC for volunteering their time and expertise to make this extensive work possible for Trenton Park at no expense to the Town.

Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre Reopening Plan 2020

It’s official - the rink will be opening for the 2020-2021 season! Although things will look a bit differently this year as we follow protocols for COVID-19, we are excited to get you back on the ice this year. Ice rentals will be available beginning Wednesday, November 04, 2020.

Reopening Plans 2020

pdf Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre Reopening Plan 2020 (395 KB)

For more information regarding rink rentals, please contact:

Darryl Marcott - Rink Manager

Tel: (902) 752-2382
Fax: (902) 752-4269

Visit the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre section here for full rink details.

Town Meeting Registration

Effective September 08, 2020 - Upcoming Town Council and Committee of the Whole meetings will be open to the public.

To accommodate proper physical distancing protocols, seating for the public will be limited.

Application & Self-Declaration Form

To register your seat prior to the meetings, you must complete the pdf Town Meeting Attendance Application & Self-Declaration Form (2.05 MB) and receive an approval from the Town to attend.

The application form (above) can be completed and sent to  or you can pick up a copy at Town Hall (120 Main Street) during public office hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm).

Meeting Protocols

An approval notice from the Town of Trenton is required for access to Town meetings. If approval is granted, you will be required to adhere to the following protocols:

  • Face masks must be worn when entering/exiting Town Hall, in the hallways, stairway & travelling to/from your seat. Once seated, you are permitted to remove your mask.
  • Please respect physical distancing precautions: seating has been placed to allow for 6 feet distance.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for use at Town Hall in the lobby as well as the Council Chambers. Please use before and after the meeting.

Meeting Schedule

Visit the Council Meetings page for full meeting schedule including any updates or cancellations.

Town of Trenton Public Notice: Re-opening of Town Hall

Update Effective: Monday, August 24, 2020

The Town of Trenton Town Hall re-opened to the public effective Monday, June 01, 2020 with adjustments to adhere to proper social distancing protocols and ensure the safety of Town staff and residents. Effective, August 24, 2020, the public office hours have been extended:

PUBLIC OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday - 9:00am to 4:00pm

While Town staff are currently on site working regular hours (Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:30pm), the office will be open to the public between 9:00am to 4:00pm for payment purposes ONLY. For any questions or concerns, please contact the Town Hall by calling 902-752-5311 or review the Staff Directory.

OFFICE PROTOCOLS

The following protocols will be enforced for anyone entering Town Hall. No exceptions permitted.

  • Face masks will be REQUIRED for entry to Town Hall effective July 31, 2020. Anyone entering without a face covering will be denied service.
  • Only TWO (2) residents will be allowed in Town Hall at a time. This includes members from the same household. Whenever possible, please select ONE (1) family member to enter the Town Hall.
  • The doors will be unlocked during the public office hours. During this time you may use the automatic door opener to enter the building to reduce touching of the door handles.
  • Once inside the office, you may approach the front counter. If there is already a resident at the counter, please adhere to proper social distancing by waiting at the designated spot for your turn. Staff will disinfect all surfaces after each resident. 
  • For your own safety & that of Town Staff, we recommend both gloves and a face mask to be worn when entering Town Hall.
  • If your business will require a signature, we recommend that you bring your own pen to use. We will have pens readily available.
  • If you need to use the debit/credit machine, use the tap option whenever possible.
  • An automatic hand sanitizer dispenser is located to the left of the front counter inside Town Hall. We recommend you use this, as necessary.
  • The public washroom is currently unavailable.
  • Access to the Planning & Development Department, located upstairs at Town Hall, will be by appointment ONLY. No walk-ins will be permitted. Please call ahead to set up an appointment.

OTHER PAYMENT OPTIONS

There are still payment options available without the need to enter Town Hall. We ask that if any of these options are possible for you, please consider not coming to Town Hall.  

Online Banking

  • Login to your online banking account
  • Choose to Add Payee / Add Bill / Add Bill Payment (option provided will depend on your banking institution)
  • Select Account Type: Town of Trenton Water or Town of Trenton Taxes (if you cannot find the account with these specific names, try searching the word Trenton & select the correct account from the populated list)
  • For water payments, use your Utilicode Number found on your water bill. Your account number is 8-digit numbers only (12345678). You do not need to include the decimal (.00) at the end of Utilicode.
  • For tax payments, use your Municipal Account Number found on your tax bill. Your account number is 8-digit numbers only (12345678).
  • You will also notice a customer code on your bills which has letters & numbers (NAMEA001) - do not use this customer code for online banking.

Bank Payments

Your water & tax bills can be paid at your banking institution. Just take your bill to your bank (or have your account number available and the amount you wish to pay), and they will transfer the payment from your account to the Town.

Cheques or Money Orders

Payments should be made out to the “Town of Trenton” and mailed to:

Town of Trenton
P.O. Box 328
Trenton, NS B0K 1X0

State your Utilicode for water or Municipal Account Number for taxes on the front of your cheque or include the bill stub (bottom portion of your bill). If you require a receipt, ensure you have checked off “Request Receipt” on the bill stub.

Credit Card

The Town now accepts Visa and Mastercard and can do so over the phone. You must have your card number, expiration date and security code (located on the back of your card) available. For the safety and security of residents' personal information, your credit card information will only be taken from staff in the Town Hall and will be destroyed after the approved payment has been taken. Your card information is not kept on file. If you require a receipt, one can be sent to you following the payment.

If you require assistance in finding your account number or balance, please contact Town Hall at 902-752-5311 during regular business hours.   

We will continue to share updates and information regarding COVID-19 on the Town website and Facebook page. We are asking all residents to follow guidelines set by the Government of Nova Scotia and NS Dept. of Health & Wellness by following proper social distancing, be cautious of what information you share and be weary of unfounded claims on social media. The most accurate and up-to-date information regarding Covid-19 can be found online from the Province of Nova Scotia at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus. We appreciate your continued participation and understanding. 

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