- Published: Saturday, 11 August 2018 17:11
Letter from Mayor Allen to Hon Scott Brison - Our Hockey Heritage & Plan 'B'
Mayor Allen wrote the following letter to Hon. Scott Brison and Warden Abe Zebian with respect to our Hockey Heritage and Plan B (Aug. 11, 2018) 20180811 letter to Minister Scott Brison re Plan B and Hockey Heritage
- Published: Tuesday, 07 August 2018 17:27
NEWS RELEASE - Windsor, August 07, 2018
For interviews or more information, contact:
Anna Allen, Mayor
Office: (902) 798.6673
Cell: (902) 798.2059
Long Pond Heritage Arena
On Tuesday evening (Aug. 7, 2018), at a Special meeting of Council, The Windsor Town Council voted to advise Minister Chuck Porter that given recent funding shortfalls, the Town is unable to build the project for $9 Million dollars and accommodate some of the critical aspects of it such as a walking track or hockey heritage space. The Town is thus withdrawing its $12.5 million project for a hockey arena to be located at the Long Pond site where hockey had its beginnings.
The Council has further directed the CAO to identify how the Town’s $1 Million dollars could now be used to support our hockey heritage goals.
A business case had been advanced to provincial and federal government on how this project would invest in our community’s hockey heritage and the economic and social benefits that would accrue to both Windsor and West Hants. Unfortunately, that dream will have to wait for another day.
“My biggest regret through all of this is that our community has lost out on one of the most valuable opportunities it’s ever been presented with. Despite our 20 year old claim to be the “Birthplace of Hockey” I don’t believe any project would be successful amidst the negative campaign being mounted by a select group of people” said Mayor Anna Allen.
Town Council will now be channelling its energy and focus on amalgamation and developing the best governance structure for our community.
- Published: Thursday, 19 July 2018 16:04
Smoking May Cost you More starting Aug. 1, 2018
Be sure to familiarize yourself with the Provincial legislation and local bylaw with respect to smoking, as enforcement for both will become more active.
- Published: Wednesday, 27 June 2018 10:11
Waterfront Development in Windsor (Presentation)
At the June 12, 2018 Committee of the Whole meeting, a presentation was made by Parsons Green Development Limited pertaining to waterfront development Combined Windsor Waterfront Parson Green Dev Presentation .
At the June 26th Town Council meeting, Windsor Council made the following motion:
MOVED AND SECONDED THAT STAFF MOVE FROM THE EXISTING MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) TO A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (MOA) WITH PARSONS GREEN DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED AND THAT THE MOA INCLUDE A CONCEPT DESIGN, PURCHASE TERMS, AND OTHER TERMS THAT THE PARTIES MAY AGREE TO, CONSISTENT WITH THE EXISTING MOU. AND,
THAT STAFF BEGIN NECESSARY MUNICIPAL PLANNING STRATEGY (MPS) AND LAND USE BYLAW (LUB) AMENDMENTS TO CREATE AN INVESTMENT-READY WINDSOR WATERFRONT AREA. MOTION CARRIED
NOTE: no changes to any Planning documents have yet occurred and there will be opportunity for public information, consultations, input, and public hearings.
- Published: Tuesday, 08 May 2018 08:43
Financial Condition of NS Towns, Municipalities & Regions
The 2017 report of municipal indicators is now available for all town, municipalities & regions in NS.
Check https://novascotia.ca/dma/finance/indicators.asp for details and see how your town is doing and/or compares to others.
- Published: Tuesday, 01 May 2018 12:16
We Want Your Input!
Help Shape Our / Your Community to be Stronger & Healthier!
- MARK YOUR CALENDARS & ATTEND
- PROVIDE INPUT / EXCHANGE IDEAS
- Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (Environmental)
- Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (Social & Cultural)
- Tuesday, September 18, 2018 (Economic)
All are 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.
WHERE: Windsor Council Chambers, 100 King St, Windsor, NS (2nd Floor via elevator or stairs).
Healthy snacks will be provided!
WHY: Update Windsor’s Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP).
We want and need your input & participation!
WHAT: The ICSP is an active (on-going), long-term plan, developed in consultation with YOU back in 2009 & 2010 that identifies goals and actions for OUR community in the four foundations of sustainability:
• Environmental (e.g., long-term energy planning, solid waste management, climate change adaptation, and biodiversity and wildlife habitat preservation);
• Cultural (e.g., festivals and events, institutional and heritage buildings);
• Social (e.g., accessibility, affordable housing, transit, parks and recreation, public safety, emergency measures); and,
• Economic (e.g., community economic development (CED), tourism, downtown districts, commercial/industrial districts).
Over the years, the Town has tracked progress, and have had some other “priority” sessions with the public. However, now is time for another review and we would like your input. For more info & to view the existing ICSP, visit our Sustainable Communities page on our website.