Government

Awards

Welcome to the Town of Trenton's Tender Awards Page. Listed below are the recent awards from tenders, quotations and proposals the Town of Trenton has requested. Awards will remain on this page for approximately three months after the award date.

Awarded Tenders

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To view our current procurement opportunities, please visit our Tenders page.

To request further information, please contact:

Town Administration Office
120 Main Street, Trenton NS
Busines hours: Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Tel: (902) 752-5311

Tenders & Requests for Proposals

This page is used to provide interested groups/individuals the ability to identify tenders and other procurement opportunities issued by the Town of Trenton.

All Town of Trenton tender opportunities can also be found on the Nova Scotia Tender Notices website.

The Town of Trenton reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals, in whole or in part, received as a result of a tender request, and to negotiate in any manner necessary to best serve the interest of the Town of Trenton.

Current Tender / RFP Opportunities

Document TitleStatusDescriptionPostedDeadline
pdf Trenton Park Revitalization Project: Consulting Services (2.50 MB) Closed Request for Consulting Services (Licensed Multidisciplinary Firm: Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture) Nov. 22/19 Dec. 20/19
pdf Bulk Salt Hauling - 2019/2020 (72 KB) Closed Request for Quotation: Bulk Salt Hauling 2019/2020 Nov. 22/19 Dec. 05/19

All Town of Trenton tenders close at 2:00 pm local time.

Tender closings are automatically delayed one business day if the Town Administration Office is delayed in opening or closed for the day.

Requesting Documents

When requesting documents, please request by title, include your company name, address, phone number, contact name, and fax number (if applicable).

You may request copies of the official big documents by contacting:

Town Administration Office
120 Main Street, Trenton NS
Busines hours: Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Tel: (902) 752-5311

Awards

To see the list of recently awarded tenders, please visit our Awards page. Proponent names and pricing submitted to the Town for tenders/RFPs are part of public record and will be available for disclosure to the public.

Property Taxes

The Town of Trenton invoices property tax bills to all property owners twice each year. The tax year covers the fiscal period of April 1st to March 31st.

Interim Tax Bill

The first (or interim) tax bill will be sent out by mail in early spring. The interim tax bill is based on 50 per cent of the current year’s estimated taxes, which is the current year’s assessment of your property value sent out by PVSC in January.

Final Tax Bill

The second and final bill will be sent out by mail in the fall. The final tax bill is calculated using the current assessment with the current year’s rates, less the amount you already paid from the interim bill.

Current Tax Rates (2019/20) & Property Assessments

Tax calculations are based on the taxable assessed value of the property multiplied by the applicable tax rate.

Residential - $1.62*
Commercial - $4.10*
*for every $100 of assessed value

The taxable assessed value is determined by the Property Valuation Services Corporation. Property owners can obtain detailed information on their property by accessing their "My Property Report" at www.pvsc.ca. You will need to enter your Assessment Account Number (AAN) and PIN access number found on the upper right-hand corner of your assessment notice. For more information, you can contact PVSC at 1-800-380-7775.

Payment Options

There are several options for owners to pay their Property Taxes in Trenton:

  • In-person at Town Hall (120 Main Street, Trenton) during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm). We accept cash, cheques, debit & credit (Visa or Mastercard; we don't accept American Express at this time).
  • Online Banking - 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.
  • At your local bank branch - Bring your tax bill to your local bank branch for payment. 
  • Direct Payment Plans - To set up a direct payment plan, please contact Town Hall at 902-752-5311.

Late Payments

The total amounts billed must be paid by the due date to avoid interest charges. Interest will accumulate at 1.25% per month to all outstanding taxes following the due date.

Mortgage Payment Details (if applicable)

If your taxes are paid by a mortgage company, the tax bills will be mailed to both the property owner and the mortgage company. You will see a notice on your bill stating: "DO NOT PAY. Taxes are paid by your mortgage company".

Understanding Your Tax Bill

The information below will help property owners understand the information on the tax bill.

Understanding Your Final Tax Bill

Become a Member of Council

Residents of Trenton, like all Nova Scotians, will choose their Municipal representatives on October 17, 2020. In addition to choosing a Mayor for the Town, voters will elect four (4) Councillors, each elected for a four-year term. Trenton voters elect the Mayor and Councillors, while the Deputy Mayor is selected and appointed through a Council motion annually. Councillors do not represent a specific district or ward, but rather each serves the Town as a whole.

Qualifications to Run for Council

In order to run for council (or mayor), you must:

  • Be 18 years of age at the time of nomination;
  • Be a Canadian citizen,
  • Be ordinarily resident in the Town of Trenton for six months preceding October 17, 2020

Qualifications to Vote

In order to vote, persons must:

  • Be 18 years or older on October 27, 2020
  • Be a Canadian citizen on October 27,2020
  • Have been ordinarily resident in Nova Scotia since July 17, 2020

Additional Information for Prospective Candidates

LocalDecisions.ca - In the Spring of 2016, Springtide teamed up with the Department of Municipal Affairs to deliver three full-day campaign schools. Many of the sessions were captured on video and posted online at LocalDecisions.ca

More information for voters about Canadian Democracy: https://www.springtide.ngo/video/series/three-minute-citizen/

Resources from Nova Scotia Municipal Affairs: https://novascotia.ca/dma/government/elections.asp

Staff Directory

  Administration Office (Town Hall)
                     
  Civic Address   120 Main Street, Trenton, NS 
  Mailing Address   P.O. Box 328, Trenton, NS B0K 1X0
  General Inquiries   Tel: (902) 752-5311    
      Fax: (902) 752-0090    
                
      Chief Administrative Officer Wayne Teasdale  
      Deputy Clerk Marilou Sutherland  
         Communications Coordinator/Website Robyn Meyer  
           
  Trenton Town Council    
          
  Mailing Address   P.O. Box 328, Trenton, NS B0K 1X0
  General Inquiries   Tel: (902) 752-5311    
      Fax: (902) 752-0090    
           
      Mayor Shannon MacInnis  
        Tel: 902-759-0301  
             
      Deputy Mayor Alec Dove  
      Councilor Don Hussher  
      Councilor VJ Earle  
      Councilor Steven Stewart  
                
  Planning & Development Dept.
          
  Civic Address   120 Main Street, Trenton, NS 
  Mailing Address   P.O. Box 328, Trenton, NS, B0K 1X0 
  General Inquiries   Tel: (902) 752-5311    
      Fax: (902) 752-0090    
               
      Planning & Development Officer    Roland Burek (Interim)  
      Tel: 902-752-4476          
                
      Building & Fire Inspector Emily Lutton  
        Tel: 902-752-5209   
             
  Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre
            
  Civic Address   75 Park Road, Trenton, NS
  Mailing Address   P.O. Box 328, Trenton, NS B0K 1X0 
  General Inquiries   Tel: (902) 752-2382    
      Fax: (902) 752-4269    
             
      Rink Manager Darryl Marcott  
             
  Trenton Parks & Recreation
           
  Civic Address   119 Park Road, Trenton, NS (Seasonal)  
  Mailing Address   P.O. Box 328, Trenton, NS B0K 1X0    
  General Inquiries   Tel: (902) 752-5311    
      Fax: (902) 752-0090    
           
      Recreation Coordinator Craig Murray  
           
  Public Works Dept.
        
  Civic Address    21 Glass Street, Trenton, NS 
  Mailing Address   P.O. Box 328, Trenton, NS B0K 1X0
  General Inquiries   Tel: (902) 752-6907    
      Fax: (902) 752-0090    
             
      Director of Public Works Iain MacIsaac  
             
  Water Treatment Services
        
  Civic Address   31 Acadia Street, Trenton, NS
  Mailing Address   P.O. Box 328, Trenton, NS B0K 1X0 
  General Inquiries   Tel: (902) 752-1450    
      Fax: (902) 752-0090    
           
      Water Treatment Supervisor      Stan Vachal  
           
  Trenton Fire Dept.
        
  Civic Address   122 Main Street, Trenton, NS
  Mailing Address   P.O. Box 1200, Trenton, NS B0K 1X1 
  Emergency   Dial 911    
  General Inquiries   Tel: (902) 752-2993    
        Fax: (902) 752-0090    
           
      Fire Chief Wayne Allain  
              
  New Glasgow Regional Police
        
  Address       225 Park Street, New Glasgow, NS B2H 5B7 
  Emergency   Dial 911    
  General Inquiries   Tel: (902) 755-8353    
      Fax: (902) 755-6882    
           
      Chief of Police Stephen Chisholm  

FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I be receiving my tax bill in the mail?

Rent property taxes levied by the Town of Trenton are billed in installments as follows: 50% of the last period's taxes are billed on April 1st of each year and due on the last business day in May. The remainder of the current year tax levy is billed on September 1st and due on the last business day of October.

When will I be receiving my next water bill?

Water bills are sent quarterly (December, March, June, September). The Town recently undertook installation of water meters throughout the Town. If you have any questions, please call the Town Office at 902-752-5311.

Why do I (as a resident and taxpayer) need to pay for water that has been treated?

The Town of Trenton is committed to drinking water safety, and has been for years. The Town uses a multiple-barrier approach to water treatment and system management. The first barrier is "Keeping Clean Water Clean." This is acheived by protecting the sources from contamination.

The next main line of defence - "Making it Safe"- involves various steps to remove natural or man-made impurities. This is acheived by using adequate treatment methods to remove the impurities, including disinfection to inactivate micro-organisms, and effective operation of the treatment facility and distribution system. Chlorine is an effective disinfectant and is used to ensure confidence at the tap.

The final step in an effective multiple-barrier drinking water protection strategy is "Proving it's Safe." The Town continually monitors the water quality and takes swift, corrective action when deficiencies are identified.

When is the next Council meeting and how can I be placed on the agenda?

Council meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month. At the end of each meeting, the floor will be open to anyone who wishes to speak. For more information, please visit the Council Meetings page listed under the Town Hall section.

Can water bills and taxes be paid on-line or by telephone banking?

Yes, all water bills and taxes can be paid on-line or by telephone banking. Please call Town Hall for details at 902-752- 5311.

How do I find out who owns a particular piece of land?

You can contact the Planning & Development Dept.

Why doesn't the Town plow out senior's driveways?

The Town does not plow out senior's driveways because of insurance and liability issues.

Council Meetings

Trenton Town Council meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month in the Council Chambers.

(Second floor of the Administration Building - 120 Main Street, Trenton) 

2020 Meeting Schedule

Town CouncilCommittee of the Whole
January 14 January 27
February 18 * February 24
March 10 March 30
April 14 April 27
May 12 May 25
June 09 June 29
July 14 July - No Meeting
August - No Meeting August 31
Septmeber 08 Septmeber 28
October 13 October 26
November 10 November 30
December 08 December - No Meeting

* Due to inclement weather, the February 11 meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

 

Meeting Hours

Town Council meetings begin at 7:00pm except for the July meeting which begins at 4:30pm.

Committee of the Whole meetings begin at 7:00pm (year-round).

The public is welcome to attend both meetings.

In the event of a holiday or cancellation, please call Town Hall at 902-752-5311 for information on alternate dates/times.

Town Council

Trenton Town Council

Front Left: Mayor Shannon MacInnis & Chief Administrative Officer Wayne Teasdale
Back Left: Councillor VJ Earle, Councillor Don Hussher, Deputy Mayor Alec Dove & Councillor Steven Stewart

Your Town Council consists of a Mayor, and four (4) Town Councillors, each elected for a four-year term. Trenton voters elect the Mayor and Councillors, while the Deputy Mayor is selected and appointed through a Council motion annually. Councillors do not represent a specific district or ward, but rather each serves the Town as a whole.

Meet Your Mayor & Council

Mayor Shannon MacInnis

Mayor Shannon MacInnis

Year Elected to Mayor: 2016

Shannon MacInnis and his wife Kim have raised three children in Trenton. He owns and operates his own business in the Town of New Glasgow. This is Shannon’s second time serving as Mayor (2005-2008). He has spent his time volunteering with various groups in Trenton including coaching basketball, baseball and hockey at local schools, and the local Steve Nash Youth Basketball program. Shannon was the 2005 recipient of the Town of Trenton Volunteer of the Year award.

Councillor V J Earle

Councillor VJ Earle

Year Elected to Mayor: 2016

VJ Earle is a long-time resident of the Town of Trenton where he raised five children with his wife Wendy. He retired from Michelin after 35 years. VJ has been involved in his community by volunteering his time. He is well known for organizing the Joe Earle Victoria Day Road Races for many years. He has also volunteered coaching Minor Ball, Minor Hockey, and ladies softball. He has also helped with ball tournaments and March Break Hockey Tournaments.

 

Councillor Don Husser

Councillor Don Hussher

Year Elected to Mayor: 2005

Don Hussher is the Chief of Police for the Towns of Westville and Stellarton, he has over 43 years of Police Service. After 15 honorable years of military service he retired with the commissioned rank of Captain. He was posted with the Black Watch Royal Highlanders of Canada and the Canadian Airborne Regiment. Don has over 50 years of active community volunteer work. He has over 26 years' service with the Boy Scouts of Canada. He was founder and Director of both the Westville and New Glasgow Police Ventures/Rovers. He has 10 years leadership service with the Royal Canadian Army Cadets, 26 years volunteer service with crime prevention, 5 years leadership with boys and girls clubs of Canada and 27 years working with seniors. He was the founder of the Seniors Watch Program. He holds the Duke of Edinburgh Leadership Award, the Canadian Forces Decoration, the Police Exemplary Service Medal, several community meritorious service and volunteer awards. He was appointed to the Order of Merit of Police Forces in 2002. He is married to Pat (Fraser).

 

Councillor Alex Dove

Deputy Mayor Alec Dove

Year Elected to Mayor: 2016

Alec Dove lives on Diamond Street in Trenton with his wife Bonnie. They have two children. Alec works as the Leading Power Plant Technician (Chemical) at the Trenton Generating Station. He has been a member of the Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow for 26 years and currently sits on the Board of the Pictou County Sport Heritage Hall of Fame as treasurer. Alec is also a committee member of the JOHSC renewal for Nova Scotia Power and the Chair of the Good Neighbor Program at The Trenton Generating Station. Alec is now serving his third term as a councillor for the Town of Trenton.

 

Deputy Mayor Steven Stewart

Councillor Steven Stewart

Year Elected to Mayor: 2016

Steven Stewart lives on Oak Street with his wife Ann where they raised one child together. He works as an equipment operator and construction inspector with Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR). He holds a background in public works, fire and emergency service. Steven is a member of the Occupational Health & Safety committee for TIR Nova Scotia. He also sits on the Human Rights Committee for CUPE Nova Scotia and also CUPE Local 1867. He is also an Executive Board Member of CUPE Local 1867 NS Highway Workers and President of Unit 6 Local 1867.

 

Interested in becoming a Member of Council?

Government

Municipal Information

Town Hall

Welcome to the Town of Trenton Administration Office (Town Hall) located at 120 Main Street, Trenton.

Town Hall - Office Hours

Monday through Friday (excluding holidays - see list below)
8:30am to 4:30pm

Phone: (902) 752-5311
Fax: (902) 752-0090

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 328
Trenton, Nova Scotia
B0K 1X0

2019 Holiday Office Closures

Town Hall will be CLOSED on the following dates, reopening on the first business day following each holiday. We apologize for any inconvenice.

HolidayDate Closed
 New Years Day  January 01, 2019
 Heritage Day  February 18, 2019
 Good Friday  April 19, 2019
 Easter Monday  April 22, 2019 
 Victoria Day  May 20, 2019 
 Canada Day  July 01, 2019
 Natal Day  August 05, 2019
 Labour Day  September 02, 2019     
 Thanksgiving Day  October 14, 2019
 Remembrance Day      November 11, 2019