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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.

 

REMO NOTICES

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

pdf Trails provide a place to exercise, not socialize (March 30, 2020) (148 KB)

Please note that all trails in the Town of Trenton are currently closed including those at Trenton Park & the Smelt Brook Trail.

pdf Waste, recycling and compost collection services continue to be offered in Pictou County (March 29, 2020) (127 KB)

pdf Dr. Strang Letter to Nova Scotians (March 26, 2020) (154 KB)

pdf FAQs to support the Public Health Protection Act Order (March 26, 2020) (159 KB)

pdf Community Resources in Pictou County (137 KB)

Open Fire Ban in Effect

Nova Scotia Lands & Forestry Notice

OPEN FIRE BAN IN EFFECT

March 25, 2020

For full details regarding the burn ban, please review the following notices from Nova Scotia Lands & Forestry:

Town of Trenton Public Notice (COVID-19 Protocols)

TOWN OF TRENTON - PUBLIC NOTICE

Re: Current Town of Trenton Protocols in response to Provincial State of Emergency (COVID-19)
Effective: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

On March 22, the Province of Nova Scotia declared a State of Emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19. We have adjusted our current Town protocols in order to be adhere to proper social distancing and ensure the safety of Town staff and residents. The following are updates regarding each of the Town departments:

1. TOWN HALL

Effective March 24, the Town of Trenton Town Hall (120 Main Street, Trenton NS) is now CLOSED to the general public. Town staff are currently on site working regular hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm).

Payments can be made through online banking and credit card payments over the phone:

ONLINE BANKING:
- Login to your online banking
- Choose to Add Payee
- Select Account Type: Town of Trenton Water or Town of Trenton Taxes
- Use your Municipal Account Number found on your tax bill for online banking. The 8-digit account number needed will be numbers only (12345678) unlike your customer code which has letters & numbers (NAMEA001) - do not use this code for online banking.

CREDIT CARD:
- We can accept Visa and Mastercard payments over the phone. Call the Town Hall at (902)752-5311. Please have your card number, expiration date and security code (located on the back of your card) available.

If you need to contact Town Hall staff, please call (902) 752-5311.

2. PUBLIC WORKS / WATER WORKS

Public Works operators will not be interacting with the public unless proper social distancing protocol is possible. Staff will not be authorized to enter private dwellings. Town staff will be providing extensive cleaning/disinfecting services to the Public Works area including Town owned vehicles. Public Works operators will be required to travel separately whenever possible. Residents and service providers will still be able to reach both departments by telephone and email for appointments:

Director of Public Works
Iain MacIsaac
Tel: (902) 752-6907

Manager of Water Works
Stan Vachal
Tel: (902) 752-1450

For after-hours Public Works emergencies (water line breaks, leaking water meters, etc.), please contact the New Glasgow Regional Police Non-Emergency Line at (902) 752-1941.

3. PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT (Re: Trenton, Stellarton & Westville)

The Planning & Development office located at Trenton Town Hall is now CLOSED to the public until further notice. The Building Official & Planning & Development Officer can still be reached using the contacts below:

Roland Burek
Planning & Development Officer (Interim)
Tel: (902) 759-7990

Emily Lutton
Building Official & Fire Inspector
Tel: (902) 759-1303

Building Inspection Protocol:

Regarding current concerns during COVID-19 social distancing and sanitation recommendations, this protocol for performing building inspections is effective immediately.

- All inspections will be booked a minimum of 2 days out to ensure maximum grouping of inspections and to control and limit defined inspection days.

- All interaction regarding inspections, documentation, booking, review, etc., where and when possible, will be conducted electronically, digitally and/or by phone. All such correspondence to be strictly through devices provided or approved by the Town.

- All inspection sites will be required to be vacated at the time of inspection. If required and only by prearrangement with the inspecting official, a maximum of one (1) other individual may be allowed on site at the time of the inspection. Social distancing procedures as recommended by the Federal and Provincial Health Authority’s shall be observed. On site refers to the physical building being inspected and not necessarily the property where social distancing can be practiced safely.

- Any inspection site that is “occupied” with or without a permit, will have inspections deferred indefinitely. Exceptions in extenuating circumstances may be permitted only by special arrangement through the official.

- The following questions will be asked when arranging for an inspection:

1) Has anyone who has been on site traveled out of the province in the last 14 days?
2) Is there anyone who has been on the site currently in self or imposed isolation?
3) Will the site be empty and if not, who will be there (maximum 1 person).

- An affirmative response to any of the above questions is an automatic indefinite deferral of the inspection. All deferred inspections are to be logged and will take precedent when this protocol is no longer in place.

4. PARKS & RECREATION

The Parks & Recreation office at Trenton Park (119 Park Road, Trenton NS) continues to be closed for the winter season.

Effective immediately, the entirety of Trenton Park (119 Park Road, Trenton, NS) as well as ALL Provincial Parks will be CLOSED to the public until further notice. This includes the closure of the Trenton Park trails, Smelt Brook Park & trail.

All Town of Trenton owned recreational facilities are now closed to the public including the Main Street community centre housing the Steeltown Friendly Group and Albion Boxing Club, all parks and playgrounds, skateboard park, tennis courts, neighboring Main Street field, Scotia Ball Park, and rink.

The Director of Parks & Recreation is available for contact at:

Craig Murray
Director of Parks & Recreation
Tel: (902) 396-9067

5. TRENTON MINOR SPORTS COMMUNITY CENTRE

The Trenton Rink will be closed to the public until further notice. If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact:

Darryl Marcott
Rnik Manager
Tel: (902)752-2382

6. TRENTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

Due to the on-going concerns with the COVID-19 global pandemic, Trenton Fire Department is closed immediately to all non-essential functions and gatherings. Our station is also closed to the general public with exceptions to our members.
These measures are now in place for ensuring that the Town of Trenton residents that we protect, and members of our department are as safe as possible, and to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.

We will still be responding to any emergency as normal.

If you require our assistance or assistance of any other emergency agency, please call 911 immediately. Also, if you are experiencing any flu/cold like symptoms, please let 911 dispatch know so all first respondents can take further precautions.

Thank you for your understanding.

Chief Wayne Allain and Members of Trenton Fire Department

7. NEW GLASGOW REGIONAL POLICE

New Glasgow Regional Police has implemented additional precautionary measures to all officers in order to slow the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19/Coronavirus and ensure the continued health and safety of our citizens, officers and communities.

Officers responding to any calls for service will be wearing personal protection equipment that will include rubber gloves and mask. NGRP Officers will ask the following questions:

- Do you have a fever or symptoms, respiratory infection, cough or have a trouble breathing?
- Have you or someone you have been in contact with recently travelled in the past 14 days to an international or out of province destination?

If you had answered yes to any of these questions, please advise the police officer immediately.

New Glasgow Regional Police building at 225 Park Street New Glasgow has implemented restricting building access to all visitors.

EMERGENCY DIAL: 911

NON-EMERGENCY DIAL: (902) 752-1941

We ask all citizens requiring non-emergency services to make their request by phone at (902) 752-1941.

If you require police record checks or vehicle information call (902) 755-8380.

New Glasgow Regional Police is committed to the health and safety for all persons. We are united in stressing the importance of social distancing in flattening the curve on exposure of COVID-19 within our communities.

We will continue to share updates and information regarding COVID-19 on the Town of Trenton website (www.trenton.ca) and Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/TrentonNS). We’re asking all residents to follow guidelines set by the Government of Nova Scotia and NS Dept. of Health & Wellness by self-isolating and 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 participation and understanding at this time of uncertainty.

Wayne Teasdale
Chief Administrative Officer
Tel: (902) 752-5311
Cell: (902) 759-0105

Building Inspection Protocol

Building Inspection Protocol

Regarding current concerns during COVID-19 social distancing and sanitization recommendations, this protocol for performing building inspections is effective immediately.

- All inspections will be booked a minimum of 2 days out to ensure maximum grouping of inspections and to control and limit defined inspection days.

- All interaction regarding inspections, documentation, booking, review, etc., where and when possible, will be conducted electronically, digitally and/or by phone. All such correspondence to be strictly through devices provided or preapproved by the Town.

- All inspection sites will be required to be vacated at the time of inspection. If required and only by prearrangement with the inspecting official, a maximum of one (1) other individual may be allowed on site at the time of the inspection. Social distancing procedures as recommended by the Federal and Provincial Health Authority’s shall be observed. On site refers to the physical building being inspected and not necessarily the property where social distancing can be practiced safely.

- Any inspection site that is “occupied” with or without a permit, will have inspections deferred indefinitely. Exceptions in extenuating circumstances may be permitted only by special arrangement through the official.

- The following questions will be asked when arranging for an inspection:

1) Has anyone who has been on site traveled out of the province in the last 14 days?

2) Is there anyone who has been on the site currently in self or imposed isolation?

3) Will the site be empty and if not, who will be there (maximum 1 person).

- An affirmative response to any of the above questions is an automatic indefinite deferral of the inspection. All deferred inspections are to be logged and will take precedent when this protocol is no longer in place.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.

Emily Lutton

Building Official & Fire Inspector

Trenton Park Closed

TOWN OF TRENTON URGENT NOTICE

Re: Trenton Park Closed Effective March 22, 2020

Premier Stephen McNeil has declared a Provincial State of Emergency. Effective immediately, Trenton Park (119 Park Road, Trenton, NS) as well as ALL Provincial Parks will be CLOSED to the public until further notice.

 

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) & Provincial State of Emergency Information:

Province of Nova Scotia - Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Alerts & Updates

Province of Nova Scotia - Declaration of Provincial State of Emergency  (PDF 42Kb)

Province of Nova Scotia - Direction of the Minister under a Declared State of Emergency (PDF 32Kb)

CTV News Atlantic - "Nova Scotia declares state of emergency, identifies 7 more cases of COVID-19" (includes video)

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.

Winter Parking Regulations 2019-2020

WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS

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

(a) No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle upon any street in these communities between thehours of 01:00 a.m. and 07:00 a.m. of the same day.

(b) No owner, driver or person having control or custody of any vehicle shall between the1stday of December, 2019 and the 1stday of April, 2020, park or leave unattended by a person authorized tomove 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.

(c) No owner, driver or person having control or custody of any vehicle shall during the period from onehour after any snow storm has commenced to two hours after such snow storm has stopped, park thevehicle if it is unattended by a person authorized to move and capable of operating the same, upon anystreet 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 andimmediately available for professional calls.

2. A motor vehicle parked by a physician or surgeon who is actually engaged in his/her professionaloccupation and reasonably near where he/she is so engaged.

3. A motor vehicle parked by an operator who is actually engaged in discharging his/her duties as a PoliceOfficer or a member of the police or the armed services.

4. A motor vehicle parked by an operator who is actually engaged in discharging his/her duties as amember 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 theresidence 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 apenalty as provided by Section 293 of the Motor Vehicle Act.

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

Your cooperation is essential for the safety of all pedestrians particularly school children and senior citizensduring the winter months.

Chief Eric MacNeil

TRAFFIC AUTHORITY

Town's of New Glasgow & Trenton

Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre

Ice rentals will be available beginning Friday, September 27, 2019 through March 2020. During the off season (April through September) the facility may be rented for various events. The rink has a large stage, sound system, 800 chairs and 70 tables.

The Trenton Rink Annex makes a great rental space complete with private washroom and kitchenette with refrigerator. Set up can be done for everything from business meetings or seminars with large boardroom style tables or presentation style (chairs only or tables), or small social gatherings. For more information regarding rink rentals, please contact:

Darryl Marcott - Rink Manager

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

For more rink information, visit the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre section here.

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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