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Parks and Recreation


that the Council of the Town of Kentville on Wednesday November 21, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers, 354 Main Street, Kentville Nova Scotia, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on Councils intention to:

change the proposed zone on PID’s # 55247878 and 55472658 from One and Two Unit Dwelling (R-2) to Single Unit Dwelling (R-1) as part of the Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use-Bylaw review.

AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that any interested person(s) who wish to speak on this matter is invited to attend and present either an oral or written submission to Town Council on or before this public hearing.

A copy of the proposed amendment may be examined by any interested person(s) at the office of the Planning and Development Director located at Town Hall, 354 Main Street, Kentville Nova Scotia during regular business hours, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 P.M.

~ KBC Is Here For You ~
The Kentville Business Community (KBC) is here to represent the collective interests of the downtown businesses that call Kentville their home.

KBC works with and for the business community, acting in both an economic development role as well as an advocacy role.  It is the mandate of KBC to stimulate economic growth, capitalize upon and develop opportunities, and address business concerns.  The organization is governed by a Board of Directors who are drawn from the business community. 

KBC's vision is for Kentville to be the vibrant, diverse business and professional centre of the Valley.  To do so, it must rely on an involved and energized community that works together for the betterment of the Town.  We encourage all businesses to utilize the support offered by KBC.  Together, we can continue creating a bright and prosperous future for Kentville.

Board of Directors, Kentville Business Community

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Notes from Town Council 
The next meeting of Town Council is November 26th, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Town Hall.
The next meeting of Council Advisory Committee is December 10th, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Town Hall. 

All meetings of Council are open to the public. Meeting minutes and agendas can be found on the Kentville website. Visit the minutes and agendas page here.  Meetings are also live streamed on the Town of Kentville's Facebook page, and those videos are also available on the website the day after the meeting.

Your Town Council wants to hear from you!  Email  or view more Council info on the Kentville website here
Governance Minute
Council Advisory Committee (CAC)  -  How It Works

What is the purpose of the CAC?
CAC is the working meeting of council where staff, citizens and/or members of council present new information to Council.  Staff reports provide an update on the monthly activity and typically provide recommendations to be considered by the CAC.   Citizens or groups typically provide presentations to CAC and/or make a request of the Town.  A member of council may provide a report to CAC on a topic of interest or policy change.  In all cases the CAC will consider the information.  For most issues, the CAC is the first step.

When is the CAC held?
All CAC meetings are open to the public and available on Facebook Live from the Town of Kentville website, even if you are not a Facebook user.  Kentville’s Town Council Advisory Committee (CAC) meets on the second Monday of every month at 6:00PM in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, 354 Main Street.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Agenda and meeting packages are posted to the Town of Kentville website on Friday before the meeting.

How can I speak on an issue before Council?
You can speak to any issue – either by requesting a presentation or at the end of the meeting during Public Comments.

How can I bring a new idea to council?
You may submit your own ideas or projects to get the ball rolling by requesting a presentation time at the CAC meeting.  You will be provided 10 minutes to make your presentation to council.  To request a presentation time at CAC, you can e-mail and you must submit a copy of your presentation for inclusion with meeting package.

What happens to the ideas presented at CAC?
New ideas presented by citizens or members of council are debated/discussed and if considered for further action are sent to staff for review, research and recommendation.  Staff recommendations are debated/discussed and the decisions of the CAC are compiled as a report, which is submitted to the next town council meeting for final resolution.

How are ideas debated or discussed at CAC?
The council is bound by meeting process referred to as Robert’s Rules of Order.  For consideration and discussion of information from a report or presentation, the council will make a motion and if seconded will be provided with the opportunity to discuss/debate the topic and present their views or the views of their constituents.  If the motion is not seconded the topic dies on the floor.  Each member of the CAC is provided with the opportunity to speak.  The speaking time may be specified.  No member may speak a second time until all members have had the opportunity to speak.  Once discussion/debate is complete there is a call for the question.  A vote is conducted, all those in favour, all those opposed and the motion passes or fails.  The motion at the CAC is rarely a decision point, but rather an opportunity to debate.  The decision is made at council meetings, after information gathering.
The CAC meeting is an important step in the decision making process.


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