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Mar 15, 2017
New Municipal Complex Process
Municipality of the County of Kings
KINGS COUNTY, NS: The engagement process for the New Municipal Complex has been outlined in the timeline below.

The building currently housing the Municipal offices on Cornwallis Street in Kentville has been sold and we are looking for new quarters. Council has determined that the previous consultation process with its staff and citizens was incomplete. To ensure proper consultation, Council has decided to restart the discussion process.

Council would like to hear your thoughts and recommendations regarding location criteria and various building elements. The first consultation will be held on March 30th at 6:30pm at the Waterville Fire Hall. In aligning with the Municipality’s Community Engagement Strategy, passed August 2nd, 2016, the consultation will be conducted using a facilitated World Café style, which will allow large group dialogue as well as small group discussion in a café setting.

For those who are unable to attend the consultation, our online engagement tool, PlaceSpeak, will be made available starting at 9:00am March 21st until 4:00pm March 31st to receive feedback. To join the conversation click the PlaceSpeak icon on our website at: www.countyofkings.ca

Each of the 3 consultation stages will provide opportunities for the public and staff to provide feedback. Public input will also be gathered online at PlaceSpeak prior to each consultation and the day following each consultation to ensure all who wish to provide feedback have the opportunity to join the conversation.

QUOTES
“Your Council is charged with making decisions that affect the future of your community. It is our hope that you will take this opportunity to join the conversation about the Municipal Complex" - Mayor Muttart

CONTACT
Mayor Peter Muttart
(902) 690-6132
Toll Free: 1-888-337-2999

Mar 06, 2017
PLACESPEAK: Engagement Tool Launched
Municipality of the County of Kings
KINGS COUNTY, NS: The Municipality of the County of Kings has launched its new engagement tool PlaceSpeak in an effort to better communicate and receive feedback from the public.

On August 2nd, 2016, Council adopted a Community Engagement Policy and accepted the Community Engagement Strategy. This strategy will guide staff and Council to conduct engagement in a manner that enhances communication and decision making. This strategy also serves as an education tool for the public to understand how the Municipality will set out to engage the public and improve its engagement.

The online engagement tool is a way to reduce barriers, increase transparency and facilitate two-way communication. The hope is that through this tool we can make better decisions, save time and resources, build stronger relationships, and better inform residents of projects going on in their communities.

Want to be notified or consulted about projects that affect you? You can receive notifications about changes in your community, provide feedback based on where you live or work, and you can influence decisions in a meaningful way.

To check out our online engagement tool visit: www.countyofkings.ca and click the PlaceSpeak icon on the right to join the conversation. Residents are encouraged to log in to ensure they are notified of new topics as they are made available.

QUOTES
“We hope to use this tool to better engage residents when it comes to things like the New Municipal Complex, the draft Land Use Bylaw and Municipal Planning Strategy, Recreation Needs Assessment and so much more!” – Mayor Muttart

CONTACT
Rick Ramsay
CAO
(902) 690-6131
Toll Free: 1-888-337-2999

Mar 02, 2017
MUNICIPAL COMPLEX UPDATE

KINGS COUNTY, NS: The Municipality of the County of Kings is seeking public input in regards to the new Municipal Complex.

Our current building on Cornwallis Street in Kentville has been sold and we are looking for new quarters. Council has determined that the previous consultation process with its staff and citizens was incomplete. To ensure proper consultation, Council has decided to restart the consultation process.

Council would like to hear your thoughts and recommendations regarding all facets of the plan, including, among others, your views, visions and recommendations with respect to:
• Purpose of Building – Should this be a single purpose project (not a “Complex”, but a suite of offices) or should it be multi-purpose (a “Complex”)?
• Partners – If the building is to be multi-purpose, are there any potential capital partners wanting to participate (libraries, wellness activity areas, etc.)?
• Location – The current plan is to locate the Public Works building on the same site (separate building) as the offices. Property has been acquired and site-work has been completed in Coldbrook. Is this the best location or are there others that should be considered?
• Amenities – Maximize available amenities to staff, council and the public for access, space and functionality.

Please give these matters serious thought so you are ready to provide us with your input when the time comes. Written proposals for partnerships can be sent to, Rick Ramsay, CAO, at rramsay@countyofkings.ca.

Dates will soon be announced for two public consultation sessions. These will be advertised on our website, social media, the radio, and local papers.

CONTACT
Peter Muttart
Mayor
(902) 690-6132

Feb 23, 2017
NEED HELP FILING YOUR TAXES?
Municipality of the County of Kings
You may be able to get help at a free tax preparation clinic near you!

Are you eligible for help?
You may be eligible if you have a modest income and a simple tax situation.

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Upcoming Meeting Schedule
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:00 am
Capital Budget review, deliberations & recommendation for adoption by Council
Council Chambers, Municipal Complex
87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville

MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 6:00 pm
Council Chambers, Municipal Complex
87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
Monday, April 10, 2017 10:00 am
Council Chambers, Municipal Complex
87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville

PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 1:00 pm
Council Chambers, Municipal Complex
87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville