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Winter Parking Regulations 2022-2023

Public Notice - Winter Parking Regulations 2022/2023

Whereas due to the congestion on the streets and highways in the communities of New Glasgow and Trenton caused by vehicular and pedestrian traffic and the limitation on the free use of the streets liable to be caused by the presence of snow and ice thereon and notwithstanding that certain traffic signs have been erected in these communities prohibiting or permitting vehicles to park or stand upon any street during the hours stated thereon: 

  1. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle upon any street in these communities between the hours of 01:00 m. and 07:00 a.m. of the same day.
  2. No owner, driver or person having control or custody of any vehicle shall between the1st day of December 2022 and the 1stday of April 2023, park or leave unattended by a person authorized to move and capable of operating the same upon any street in the above manner as to hinder, inconvenience or prevent removal or snow or ice from such highway or street.
  3. No owner, driver or person having control or custody of any vehicle shall during the period from one hour after any snowstorm has commenced to two hours after such snowstorm has stopped, park the vehicle if it is unattended by a person authorized to move and capable of operating the same, upon any street in these communities.

Nothing in the foregoing shall apply to:

  1. A motor vehicle of a physician or surgeon parked reasonably near his/her office or residence and immediately available for professional calls.
  2. A motor vehicle parked by a physician or surgeon who is engaged in his/her professional occupation and reasonably near where he/she is so engaged.
  3. A motor vehicle parked by an operator who is engaged in discharging his/her duties as a Police Officer or a member of the police or the armed services.
  4. A motor vehicle parked by an operator who is engaged in discharging his/her duties as a member of a Fire Department.
  5. A commercial vehicle parked by an operator for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise.
  6. A motor vehicle belonging to a public utility company or corporation parked reasonably near the residence of an operator and immediately available for emergency calls.

It shall be an offence for any person to fail to comply with these regulations and such person will be liable to a penalty as provided by Section 293 of the Motor Vehicle Act. In addition, under section 139 of the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act, tickets can be issued and vehicles can be towed any time, day or night, if they are parked in a way that interferes with snow clearing.

No person shall remove or permit to be removed snow or ice from a property onto a public street, sidewalk, or other public place.

Businesses are reminded that it is your responsibility to remove all snow and ice from the sidewalk abutting their property including the street corner.

Chief Stephen Chisholm
TRAFFIC AUTHORITY
Town of New Glasgow & Trenton

Holiday Food Drive 2022

Town of Trenton
Holiday Food Drive 2022

This holiday season the Town of Trenton will once again be collecting non-perishable food items,toiletries & baby items to donate to the Pictou County Food Bank East. The last day to donatewill be December 14, 2022. 

Donations will be accepted at the Trenton Rink (75 Park Rd.) during operational hours or at Town Hall (120 Main St.) during public office hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. 

Consider dropping off your donation in reusable bags which are always needed.

Some of the high demand items include:
  • Soup & Stew
  • Canned Meat & Fish
  • Canned Fruit & Vegetables
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Cereal
  • Baby Food

All items collected will be donated to the Pictou County Food Bank East.

Thank you for your support!

Pictou County Food Bank East

Located at 410 Granville Street, New Glasgow.

Food Bank Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday8:30am to 11:30am. 

The Pictou County Food Bank East serves hundreds of families throughout Pictou County each month, including those from the Town of Trenton. Some households require regular monthly supplementary assistance whereas others need assistance only once. Food banks are not a solution to poverty but are a necessity for many. This includes seniors, single parents, the working poor, the disabled, and some on social assistance. 40% of people helped are children. The food bank is a not-for-profit agency that receives no government funding for its day-to-day operations, relying on generous donors to help provide food for those in need. 

For more information about the Food Bank,visit their website at www.pcfoodbank.ca,follow the Food Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pictoucountyeastfoodbank or contact 902-755-2906.  

Hurricane Fiona Updates

HURRICANE FIONA SUPPORT

PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA
Nova Scotians who have been severely impacted by hurricane Fiona will receive financial support from the Government of Nova Scotia. Visit this website for more details: https://novascotia.ca/hurricane-fiona-support/ 

RED CROSS
information for registering for direct assistance with Red Cross:
Phone: 1-800-863-6582 between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. ADT
Online: www.redcross.ca/hurricanefiona 

 

FIONA DEBRIS COLLECTION
PUBLIC WORKS NOTICE (10/18/2022)

The Town of Trenton Public Works Dept. began curbside debris collection three weeks ago with Glass Street. As of today (October 17), Public Works is now clearing debris on Duke Street. We expect to complete one full sweep of the Town by Friday, October 28, 2022.

October 28 will be the final day for collection as work required prior to the winter season is fast approaching. For this reason, we cannot complete a second sweep of the Town. 

If you can transport your debris, there are two locations available for drop off: 

  • Pictou County Solid Waste (PCSW) located at 220 Landfill Road, Mount William will continue to waive tipping fees for tree debris until at least Monday, October 31, 2022.
  • E&R Langille Contracting at their Langille Yard Road location (NOT Little Harbour Road) will also accept tree debris free of charge.

Regarding Leaf Pick Up: 

PCSW Town Leaf Pickup is scheduled in Trenton for Friday, November 18, 2022.For more info, visit: www.pcwastemgmt.com 

We knew Town clean-up would be a lengthy process, and our small crew has been working hard to complete debris collection. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we all do our best to clean up the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona. 

 

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS & EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Hurricane Fiona is expected to hit Atlantic Canada on September 23rd and 24th bringing heavy rainfall and strong winds.

For the latest updates and to learn more on how to prepare, here are important links & contacts: 

HURRICANE TRACK

WEATHER ALERTS FOR PICTOU COUNTY

REMO PICTOU COUNTY (Regional Emergency Management Organization Pictou County)
REMO Facebook Page
REMO Website

Town of Trenton Public Works
Main Line: 902-752-6907

Trenton Fire Department
TFD Facebook Page
pdf TFD Hurricane Safety Checklist (309 KB)

New Glasgow Regional Police
Non-Emergency Line: 902-752-1941
NGRP Facebook Page

Emergency Preparedness Information & Alerts in Nova Scotia:
Nova Scotia Alerts Website

NS Emergency Management Office (EMO):
EMO Website
EMO Facebook

EMERGENCY NUMBERS:

  • 911 - This is for emergencies only. If someone's health, safety or property is threatened and help is needed right away, call 9-1-1.
    • Emergencies include:
    • Fire
    • Serious Accident
    • Crime in Progress
    • Emergency Medical Situation
    • Poisoning.
  • 811 - for health information and advice when you have a health concern or question.
  • 511 - for information about provincial roads in Nova Scotia.
  • 211 - for community and social services.

OTHER IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • Power Outage: 1-877-428-6004
  • Bell Aliant Outage: 611 or 1-800-663-2600
  • Eastlink Outage: 1-888-345-1111
  • Drinking Water Safety: 1-877-936-8476
  • Food Safety: 1-877-252-FOOD (3663)
  • Forest Fires: 1-800-565-2224
  • Poaching: 1-800-565-2224
  • Wildlife - Emergency Situations: 1-800-565-2224
  • Environmental Emergencies (such as oil spills and gas leaks): 1-800-565-1633
  • Emergency Management Office: 1-866-424-5620

Viola's Place Homeless Shelter
Viola's Place Website
Viola's Place Facebook Page

Notice(09/23/2022): "Viola’s Place will remain open for shelter and safety while Hurricane Fiona passes over us. Thank you so much to our incredible volunteers and staff who pulled together to ensure that we have 24 hour support in place during this time. Be Safe everyone".

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Nova Scotians are encouraged to be ready to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency.

Being prepared means: 

  • Knowing the risks
  • Develpoing a plan
  • Preparing a kit 

As you get storm ready, ensure you have enough food and water for 72 hours as well as first aid supplies, gas in your car, batteries for flashlights and radios, and that prescriptions are filled. Basic Emergency Kit

POWER OUTAGES

Safety tips on what to do before, during, and after a power outage.

Nova Scotia Power
NSP Facebook Page
How to report an outage:
Visit: outagemap.nspower.ca
Call: 1-877-428-6004

Damaged meter mast? Please contact a certified electrician to make repairs before crews can safely restore your power. 

FLOODING

Heavy rainfall is expected in parts of the province with Hurricane Fiona and may result in flooding. Is your home and property prepared?

NS Utility & Review Board Notice of Public Hearing

NOVA SCOTIA UTILITY AND REVIEW BOARD
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

*Notice amended 09/20/2022 to add evening session as requested by the Town of Trenton, see below.

THE TOWN OF TRENTON, on behalf of its WATER UTILITY has applied for approval of amendments to its Schedule of Rates and Charges for Water and Water Services and amendments to its Schedule of Rules and Regulations

This matter will be considered in a public hearing as follows:

Hearing Starts:
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
10:30 AM

*Evening Session:
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
6:00 PM

Hearing Location:
Trenton Annex
75 Park Road
Trenton, Nova Scotia

Depending on the circumstances, this public hearing may be held by GoToWebinar video conferencing.

Board Hearings are open to the public, and you may participate as follows:

  • You may speak at the hearing. You must notify the Board by Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

  • You may make written comments by sending a letter to the Clerk of the Board at P.O. Box 1692, Unit “M”, Halifax, NS B3J 3S3, or by email at: , or by fax at (902) 424-3919 by Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

  • You may request formal standing as an Intervener, subject to Board approval. This will allow you to present evidence or cross-examine witnesses. Your request must be received by the Board by Monday, September 19, 2022, and a copy of your written evidence by Wednesday, November 2, 2022.

Additional information about the matter is as follows:

For residential customers (5/8” meters), the current average quarterly water bill is $64.20, and it is proposed to increase to $141.60 (a 121% increase) in 2023/24; $165.47 (a 17% increase) in 2024/25; and $199.40 (a 21% increase) in 2025/26.

For all other metered services, the Utility is requesting amendments ranging from 0% to 148% in 2023/24; 0% to 22.4% in 2024/25; and 0% to 22% in 2025/26.

For unmetered customers the current average quarterly water bill based upon quarterly consumption of 272 cubic meters is $99.42, and it is proposed to increase to $213.41 (a 115% increase) in 2023/24; $252.04 (a 18% increase) in 2024/25; and $306.39 (a 22% increase) in 2025/26.

The wholesale rate for Pictou County, currently $543/quarter plus $1.02 per cubic metre is proposed to be amended to $1,766/quarter (a 225% increase) plus $1.88 per cubic metre (a 84% increase) for 2023/24; $3,278/quarter (a 86% increase) plus $1.98 per cubic metre (a 5% increase) for 2024/25; and $4,192/quarter (a 28% increase) plus $2.38 per cubic metre (a 20% increase) for 2025/26.

Amendments are proposed to the public fire protection charge paid by the Town of Trenton and Pictou County. The current annual fire protection charge is $136,672, and it is proposed to increase to $286,764 (a 110% increase) in 2023/24; increase to $332,507 (a 16% increase) in 2024/25; and to $372,930 (a 12% increase) in 2025/26. The total public fire protection charge is allocated between the Town and the Pictou County based on available water flow for fire.

Upon reviewing the Application, the Board, in its Decision, may determine that the proposed amendments should be as requested, higher, or lower.

A copy of the Application and any timetable applying to this matter may be viewed on the Board’s website at https://nsuarb.novascotia.ca/, by clicking on "Matters & Evidence", and in the "Go To Files and Documents”, enter Matter No. M10706.

NS Property Tax Rebate for Seniors 2022

Apply for the Property Tax Rebate for Seniors to help with the cost of your municipal residential property taxes. The program provides eligible homeowners with a rebate of 50% of the municipal residential property taxes they paid for the 2021 tax year, up to a maximum of $800.

All of the amounts listed on your tax bill are eligible to be included in the rebate calculation, except amounts for commercial property, resource property (non-residential land or forest) and municipal exemption or rebate (example: the Town’s Low Income Tax Exemption).

To qualify for the rebate, you need to be 65 or older in 2022, pay your 2021 municipal residential property taxes in full, lived at the property as your primary residence in 2021, receive or are eligible to receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) or the Allowance from Service Canada.

If you are not already receiving the GIS or the Allowance, you can check with Service Canada to see if you’re eligible.

For full program details, please visit the Provincial site:

NS Property Tax Rebate for Seniors

You require a Municipal Property Tax Sheet completed by the Town of Trenton prior to submitting your application. To have a form completed, please contact the Town Administration Office (120 Main Street) during public office hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Phone: 902-752-5311

All applications must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2022.

2022-2023 Budget & Tax Rate

TOWN OF TRENTON NOTICE

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
2022-2023 Budget & Tax Rate

At the Town Council meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, Council approved, accepted, and adopted the General Operating Budget of the Town of Trenton for the fiscal year from April 01, 2022 to March 31, 2023, in the amount of $4,680,027.

With extra consideration and reflection by Council, we have approved the Town’s Residential and Resource property tax rate for this fiscal year will increase $0.05 to be set at $2.04 per $100 of assessment.

All other tax rates will remain unchanged from the previous fiscal as follows:

  • Commercial property tax rate to stay at $4.10 per $100 of assessment
  • Solid Waste (garbage collection) annual user fee rate of $146.00 per dwelling unit
  • Fire protection rate at $0.0725 per $100 of assessment

Dependent on property assessments, this may cause property owners to see an increase in their final tax bills, set to be issued in September 2022.

Council did not come to this decision lightly, and exhausted various scenarios ending with this necessary change. We would like to thank residents for their understanding and know we will continue to put the future of our Town at the forefront of our decision making.

Respectfully,

Mayor Donald Hussher & Town Council

 

Related Documents:

Outstanding Trenton Residents

Do you know someone who always goes out of their way to make your day a little brighter?

How about a volunteer making adifference in our community?

Do you think someone should be acknowledged for their great accomplishments?

WE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT!

We always love recognizing our Trenton businesses and supporting local. Now we want to recognize the people from Trenton! In 2022, we hope to celebrate a Trenton resident each month in the TrentonTalk newsletter as a way to promote people in our community for good deeds, volunteer service, an employee or neighbor who went out of their way, etc. This will be an on-going selection process with Town Administration choosing a new outstanding resident each month to highlight. 

The Nomination process is now closed.

OUTSTANDING TRENTON RESIDENTS!

THANK YOU TRENTON!

December 2022 marks the end of our Outstanding Trenton Resident celebrations. It was a great year recognizing so many outstanding people from our community for their good deeds, volunteer service, & generally making our Town a better place to live! We know there are many more outstanding people living in our community who were not mentioned this year. While nominations are now closed, we ask that you continue to tell your neighbours, family & friends how they are making your life and our Town better each and every day. Thank you Trenton! 

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

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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