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The Kingstec Campus Learning Centre is a nonprofit organization providing child care and community support to diverse families. The organization provides high quality programing that benefits our community and surrounding areas.

The money raised during this Family event will be used to enhance the outdoor classroom, environment, and equipment at the Centre.  Your donation will help to support a variety of learning experiences.

Family Spaghetti Supper & Silent Auction Fundraiser Kingstec Campus Gym Sat., April 21, 2018
5:00 pm
Tickets $10.00 each (must be purchased in advance) Spaghetti Supper includes salad, roll, dessert & beverage Please contact Monica Slauenwhite  for tickets.
In the News

100 Women make a wish with support

Making a wish come true was the result of the latest gathering of 100 Women who Care Annapolis Valley, as the Annapolis Valley Sub-Chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation was the chosen charity March 29.
The women’s charitable group met for its quarterly event at Kings Riverside Court in Kentville, taking in three five-minute presentations before selecting the Wish Foundation as its fund recipient.
Parks and Recreation

Planning and Development

Building Permits issued March 2018

Notes from Town Council 
The next meeting of Town Council is April 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm. 
The next meeting of Council Advisory Committee is May 14, 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
The Town of Kentville has a policy that council will assist some students with costs associated with their post-secondary school education.  Students from Kentville who meet the  criteria are encouraged to apply for one of the bursaries (up to $1500).  Click image for more info.
Watch April's CAC  Meeting re-cap... cartoon format!

A Governance Minute: Legislation and the Municipality

Municipalities are often described as “creatures of province”; the only powers that they have are those set out in provincial legislation and those implied or necessarily incidental to them.  If a council member does not have a grasp of the basics, they will not understand what the municipality can, cannot, must and must not do.  Although members of council can rely on the CAO to provide information on the legislated requirements of the MGA, it is recommended that all members of council have a brief read through the legislation to understand why we are doing what we are doing.
The Municipal Government Act (MGA) is the most important Act a councillor should be familiar with.  It lays the foundation for how municipalities operate, how municipal councils function, and how citizens can work with their municipalities.  The MGA is the legislative framework in which all municipalities across the Province of Nova Scotia operate.
The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act provides the Government of Nova Scotia’s general policy on access to information and the protection of personal information in the public sector.  It provides for public accountability through a right of access to records under the control of public bodies and mandates how a public body is to collect, use and disclose an individual’s personal information.
These are the two most important pieces of legislation that apply to municipalities.  Understanding the relationships, roles and the responsibilities of an elected official and the associated limitations, is critical to our success as municipal councillors.  Whether newly elected or a returning official, members of council should take every opportunity to learn about their municipality; key issues and legislation affecting the community; and governing processes and procedures.  The conferences held throughout the year provide invaluable information and networking opportunities and are an excellent way to obtain the information to serve effectively.



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