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Rink Under New Management

For Immediate Release

Re: Trenton Parks & Recreation Dept. to manage Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre  

We announced last week that Darryl Marcott was appointed the new Superintendent of the Public Works Department. As he was previously the Rink Manager, his change of positions left a major hole to fill at the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre.

Town Council was quickly able to determine the appropriate course of action to fill this role. We are pleased to announce Trenton Parks and Recreation will take control of the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre, effective immediately, with Director Craig Murray assuming the increased responsibility of Rink Manager. Craig joined the Town in February 2020, and with his expertise and knowledge of recreation we are sure he will take on the extra challenges with ease. 

Craig and his staff have already relocated to the rink office (75 Park Road) as revitalization construction began at the Trenton Park office (119 Park Road) last week and is expected to continue through late fall. During the winter months, the Parks & Recreation staff will continue working at the rink office with plans in place to relocate back next spring coinciding with the exciting reopening of Trenton Park! 

We wish Craig all the best in his new role at the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre and look forward to this new direction for the Trenton Parks & Recreation Department! 

Respectfully,

Mayor Donald Hussher & Trenton Town Council

pdf Official Announcement (106 KB)

Public Hearing Notice Re: 52-58 Dickie Street

Town of Trenton Public Hearing Notice

Re: Proposed Development Agreement on Dickie Street

Public Notice is hereby given that Trenton Town Council will hold a Public Hearing to receive public oral and written submissions on an application by Atlantic Edge Properties Inc to enter into a development agreement to construct an eight (8) unit residential dwelling at 52-58 Dickie Street.

The subject property is situated in the Residential Designation, Pictou County Inter-municipal Planning Strategy, Generalized Future Land Use Map. This designation permits multiple residential uses by development agreement. Details regarding the application may be examined at the Town Office (120 Main Street, Trenton) prior to the Public Hearing, during public office hours - Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm (excluding holidays). 

The First Public Hearing is to be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, beginning at 5:30 pm at the Trenton Rink (75 Park Road, Trenton).

The Second & FInal Public Hearing is to be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, beginning at 5:30 pm at the Trenton Rink (75 Park Road, Trenton).

Seating will be limited to allow for proper physical distancing protocols as set by the Province. To register your seat prior to the meeting, you must complete the pdf Town Meeting Attendance Application and Self-Declaration Form  (2.05 MB) and receive an approval from the Town to attend. Forms can be found on the Town website (www.trenton.ca) or picked up from Town Hall during public office hours. If approval is granted, you will be required to adhere to COVID-19 protocols during the meeting including use of face masks and physical distancing. Hand sanitizer will be provided. (Full details can be found on the Town Meeting Registration page here)

Further Information may be obtained from Town Hall - contact Marilou Sutherland, Interim CAO at 902-752-5311 or Roland Burek, MCIP, LPP, Acting Town Planner at 902-752-4476, or by email at .

Public Works welcomes new Superintendent

For Immediate Release

Re: Public Works Welcomes New Superintendent

Please join us in welcoming our new Superintendent of the Public Works Department – Darryl Marcott. After much consideration and consultation with Town Council, Darryl has accepted this new position with the Town of Trenton, effective immediately. 

This is not an entirely new role for Darryl as he has previously stepped in to fill this vacancy on multiple occasions. Most recently covering the supervision of the Public Works Department while continuing the efforts of Rink Manager since May 17 of this year.

Darryl is a long-serving Trenton employee having been with the Town for the past 28 years. He has been an integral part of the senior management team since 2011 when he took on the role of Rink Manager at the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre.

We look forward to continuing our working relationship with Darryl in this new capacity and wish him all the best on this new adventure with the Town of Trenton!

Respectfully,

Mayor Donald Hussher & Trenton Town Council

pdf Official Announcement 07-16-2021 (106 KB)

Trenton welcomes new CAO

For Immediate Release

Re: Trenton welcomes new CAO

Please join me in extending a warm welcome for the newest addition to the Town of Trenton team: Alanna MacDonald, who will serve as the Town’s next Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), effective August 09, 2021.

Alanna brings over 16 years of experience working in municipal government ensuring the interests of the community and citizens are a priority. She completed the National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (Level 1 and II) through Dalhousie University which concentrates on municipal government and the contribution to the development, best practices, and policies of local government. 

Most recently serving as the Revenue Manager for the Town of New Glasgow, Alanna already has well-developed relationships with other units in Pictou County and the Property Valuation Services Corporation. She has previously served as secretary for the Association of Municipal Tax Collectors of Nova Scotia, a committee member for the Working on Wellness Committee in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Public Health Authority, a committee member for the UNSM Wellness Sub Committee and Chair of the Town of New Glasgow Wellness Committee organizing wellness initiatives for employees of the Town of New Glasgow. 

We searched for someone who could facilitate the continued growth and revitalization of our community. With her extensive knowledge and experience, we are confident Alanna will excel in her new leadership role in Trenton and help guide our community positively forward through the challenges and opportunities in the years ahead.  

Respectfully,

Mayor Donald Hussher & Trenton Town Council

pdf Official Announcement 07-13-2021 (109 KB)

Back Row (from left): Councilor Steven Cotter, Councilor VJ Earle, Deputy Mayor Heather Head & Councilor Nicole LeBlanc

Front Row (from left): Mayor Donald Hussher & CAO Alanna MacDonald

Public Notice: Town Hall Reopening (Eff: 06/02/2021)

TOWN OF TRENTON UPDATE
Re: Administration Office Reopening


Effective Wednesday, June 02, 2021 –
The Town of Trenton Administration Office (120 Main Street) will reopen for public office hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm). Reminder that masks and physical distancing protocols are still required for anyone entering Town Hall.

We would like to thank residents for their patience and understanding during the recent office closure. We ask that you continue doing your part in keeping our community safe by following all Provincial protocols and staying informed about Covid-19 by visiting:

OFFICE PROTOCOLS

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

  • Face masks are currently required for entry to Town Hall. 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.
  • 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.


Looking to make a payment but don't want to enter Town Hall?

There are several methods available when you cannot enter Town Hall to make a payment.
 
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.
 
Mailed Cheques:
Cheques can be made out to "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 (Visa or MasterCard):
The Town now accepts Visa and Mastercard and can do so over the phone by calling Town Hall at 902-752-5311. You must have your card number, expiration date and security code (located on the back of your card) available.

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

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

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.

REMO Pictou County Notices

REMO - Regional Emergency Management Organization Pictou County

REMO Pictou County is made up of representatives from six local municipal units who are working collaboratively under a provincial approved emergency management plan to deliver essential services to all Pictou County residents during emergency situations.

Please visit the REMO Pictou County Facebook Page for current updates & notices.

 

PUBLIC NOTICES

Return to Restrictions to Reduce Spread of COVID-19 (February 26, 2021)

pdf FAQ - Testing (February 19, 2021) (147 KB)

pdf FAQ - Travel (February 19, 2021) (206 KB)

pdf FAQ - Restrictions Easing - Gathering Limits (February 17, 2021) (216 KB)

pdf Government of Canada connects Canadians with mental wellness supports during COVID-19 (April 16, 2020) (54 KB)

image NS Health Authority - Mental Health and Addictions: Program Update (April 15, 2020) (328 KB)

pdf Shop Responsibly: Province urges everyone to use common sense when shopping for groceries or essential items (April 07, 2020) (279 KB)

pdf Hefty fines will be issued for people who don’t heed social distancing rules (March 31, 2020) (175 KB)

pdf Nova Scotia Health Authority - Coping with COVID-19 (181 KB)

pdf Precautionary measures for taxi & community transportation operations (March 31, 2020) (122 KB)

pdf Be Aware of Scams related to COVID-19 Crisis (March 31, 2020) (106 KB)

pdf Community Resources in Pictou County (137 KB)

 

Resources for Awareness

Province of Nova Scotia - COVID-19 News Releases

Province of Nova Scotia - COVID-19 Exposure Notices

Government of Canada Resources

Proper Hand Washing

Employers and Community Groups Fact Sheet

Individuals and Families Fact Sheet

Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Information on How to Self Isolate

Information on Social Distancing

Practice Social Distancing

Social Distancing Best Practices

Trenton Park Redevelopment Initiative Update

TRENTON PARK REDEVELOPMENT WORK REACHES EARLY MILESTONE

Trenton, NS – The redevelopment of Trenton Park has reached a major milestone, in awarding the design work phase to Glenn Group Landscape Architects and Park Planners.

The successful contract notification took place in February 14, after a public tendering process, through the Town of Trenton in the amount of $216,140.00 plus applicable taxes.

“We’re thrilled to see this incredible project for the community officially underway with the beginning of formal design plans. We know that people are really excited to see the work start in the park, and the design phase is a big milestone for this redevelopment project,” said Mayor Shannon MacInnis. “We will be working closely with our project manager and council as this redevelopment project comes to fruition and look forward to what this will add and bring to our community.”  

The project has seen support from all levels of government, with $2.2 million from the federal government, $1.2 million from the province of Nova Scotia, and $254,518 from the Town of Trenton, Town of New Glasgow, Town of Pictou, the County of Pictou, the Town of Stellarton and community.

“We are thrilled to have this company selected and start the formal plans for the project,” said John Charlton, Project Manager overseeing the redevelopment project. “Park users may start to see activity on-site as early as this spring, and we’re working towards final completion of the project in summer of 2021.” 

Once complete this universally accessible, high-quality parkland will serve as a signature destination within our community offering residents a wealth of outdoor recreation activities and opportunities.  Redevelopment plans include many new additions to the park including a large and exciting playground, seating, signage, shade shelters, refurbished pool, picnic areas, splash pad, fenced dog park, washrooms, trail remediation, and additional, upgraded parking facilities. Once restored and modernized, Trenton Park will provide a safer, accessible, and more welcoming environment to ensure the widest use possible and participation by people of all ages.

The fundraising and redevelopment project was initiated by the Hemlock Group, a volunteer group of engaged citizens looking to create an outdoor recreation space for all of Pictou County and beyond.

For more information on the plans, click here to visit the Hemlock Group website.

Housing Nova Scotia

Housing Nova Scotia (NS)

Are you aware that Housing Nova Scotia offers programs throughout Nova Scotia which help keep low and modest income homeowners in their own homes, and in the communities they’re helped to build, for as long as they can? Their goal is to help eligible families, seniors and persons with disabilities make their homes safer and more accessible.

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