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Town of Berwick


Nova Scotia's Apple Capital

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Town of Berwick


Nova Scotia's Apple Capital

 

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Annapolis Valley, Berwick is the little town with a lot to offer.

Berwick is safe, affordable and boasts an excellent quality of life. It is home to a range of diverse shops, restaurants, farmers' markets and is only minutes away from the Annapolis Valley's two community college campuses and Acadia University.
Come to visit or stay and see why Berwick is Nova Scotia's fastest growing town!

*Based on 2006 Census data

 
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TOWN OF BERWICK WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS Effective December 1, 2017

Regulations made by the Traffic Authority for The Town of Berwick Pursuant to Section 202(2) of the Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.N.S., 1989 Chapter 293

WHEREAS due to the congestion of the streets and highways in the Town of Berwick, County of Kings, caused by vehicular and pedestrian traffic and the limitations caused by the presence of snow and ice thereon, I am of the opinion that special conditions exist and I do so declare.

THEREFORE under the authority of Section 202(2) of the Motor Vehicle Act, as Traffic Authority for the Town of Berwick, I make the following temporary regulations:

  1. These Regulations may be cited as the Winter Parking Regulations, for and in the Town of Berwick.
  2. (1) Notwithstanding that certain traffic signs have been erected in the Town of Berwick, prohibiting or permitting the parking or leaving standing of vehicles upon sections of the highway during the hours stated thereon,

(a) no person shall park a motor vehicle upon any highway or street in the Town of Berwick between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.

(b) at any other time, no person shall park a motor vehicle upon any highway or street in the Town of Berwick in such a manner as to hinder, inconvenience or prevent proper removal of snow or ice from such highway or street;

(c) during the period from one hour after any snow storm has commenced to two hours after the storm has stopped, no person shall park a motor vehicle upon any highway or street of the Town of Berwick.

(2) The provisions of Subsection (1) shall not apply to:

(a) the motor vehicle of a physician or surgeon parked reasonably near his or her office or residence and immediately available for professional calls;

(b) motor vehicles parked by a physician or surgeon who is actually engaged in his or her professional occupation and reasonably near where he or she is so engaged;

(c) motor vehicles parked by an operator who is actually engaged in discharging their duties as a Police Constable for a Municipal, Provincial or Federal police force and includes Canadian Armed Forces;

(d) motor vehicles parked by an operator who is actually engaged in discharging their duties as a member of a Fire Department;

(e) commercial vehicles parked by an operator for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise.

  1. The owner or person having control or custody of a motor vehicle which has been parked contrary to these regulations shall not leave it parked upon any highway or street in the Town of Berwick.
  2. It shall be an offence for any person to fail to comply with these Regulations and such person shall be liable to a penalty as provided by Section 292 of the Motor Vehicle Act.
  3. These Regulations shall be in full force and effect from the 1st day of December, A.D., 2017 up to and including the 15th day of April, A.D., 2018.

    Sgt. Jamie Greene, RCMP Traffic Authority for the Town of Berwick


Proposed Amendment to the Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law Alternative Lot Standards, Orchard Street

The Berwick Town Council passed First Reading on December 12, 2017 and will now hold a Public Hearing concerning possible amendments to the Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw. This is regarding a request to consider the establishment of alternative lot standards for lands on the south side of Orchard Street between Commercial Street and the lands of the Western Kings Memorial Health Centre. The Public Hearing will be held on January 9, 2018, beginning at 6:30pm in the Council Chambers.

Don Regan CAO


Proposed Amendment to the Land Use By-law

Permitted Use in the Agricultural and Commercial/Industrial Enterprise Zones

Notice is hereby given that the Berwick Town Council will hold a Public Hearing concerning the inclusion of “Agricultural Related Industry” as a permitted use in the Agricultural (A1) and Commercial/Industrial Enterprise (C2) Zone.

Information relating to the proposed amendment can be obtained from the Town Office. The Public Hearing will be held on January 9, 2018, beginning at 6:30pm in the Council Chambers.

Don Regan CAO


Town of Berwick ~ Sale of Surplus Equipment ~ November 2017
 

The Town of Berwick and its Electric Utility have the following surplus equipment for sale:

  1. One Altec AM650 material handing 50 foot double bucket truck on a 1999 International 4900 chassis.

  2. One 2006 Chev Venture van

  3. One 80 kW propane fueled 220 volt standby generator. Can be connected single phase or three phase

  4. One 1000 amp 208 volt 3 phase automatic transfer switch

  5. One 1200 amp 600 volt entrance switch

  6. One 800 amp 120/208 volt breaker panel

  7. One 20,000 pound hydraulic winch with +/- 2000 feet ½ inch cable, originally truck bed mounted

  8. One Trackless MT sidewalk machine

  9. One pole trailer

  10. One Epoke tow along sand/salt spreader (pintle hitch)

All items “as is”. Sealed bids will be received at the Berwick Town Hall until 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 21, 2017.   Envelopes should clearly indicate items bid for.  The highest or any bid may not be accepted on any particular item.                                     

Contact Joey Foley 670 0471 or Keith Cole 670 6707 to view any of the items.

Don Regan

CAO, Berwick


To all RATEPAYERS of the BERWICK ELECTRIC COMMISSION:

During calendar 2016, Nova Scotia Power Incorporated over-recovered its cost of fuel and imported energy.  Since the normal balancing mechanism was in abeyance for that year, Nova Scotia Power rebated the over recovery directly to all its customers, including BEC.  BEC is passing the rebate on to its customers, based on the amount of energy each purchased during 2016. The rebates are credited directly to current accounts, will be mailed to those for whom we have forwarding addresses when the rebate is $10.00 or more.


Public Information Meeting

The Town of Berwick has acquired lands generally bounded by Orchard Street and Spartan Avenue, formerly lands of West Point Homes Limited (PIDs 55243836, 55380844, 08131120).  These lands are proposed to be rezoned to enable their use and development for public recreation purposes.

The Town’s Planning Advisory Committee will be holding an information and consultation meeting to discuss the proposed rezoning.

The meeting will provide information about the development of the property as a green space recreational area which would include such entities as a bike skills park, walking trail and more.  Town staff will discuss details about the proposed development including the type of facilities that are planned and the phasing of the development.

The meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, 236 Commercial Street on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 6:30pm.


IMPORTANT NEWS FOR BERWICK ENERGY PARTNERS

Thank you to all Berwick Energy Partners that are currently signed up to participate in the Direct Load Control and PACE programs. To show our appreciation, we have entered all current Berwick Energy Partners into a draw for a gift voucher on September 1st, 2017. There will be two more draws that will include both new and existing Berwick Energy Partners. These draws will take place on December 1st and March 1st to mark the kick off and completion of this year’s Direct Load Control program. All gift vouchers will be from local businesses that call the Town of Berwick home.

If you haven’t signed up but are looking to get involved it’s easy! For more information on how to become a Berwick Energy Partner, CLICK HERE.

Those who have already signed up for the Direct Load Control program can expect installations to take place from September through November. A representative from AMG Energy will be in contact to arrange timing for installation.

For further information, call AMG Energy at 902.542.5223 or send an e-mail to dlc@amginc.ca The good folks at AMG Energy will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.


Berwick Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law Amendment: Public Hearing Re: Rezoning of 136 Orchard Street, PID 55237150

The Berwick Town Council passed First Reading on October 10, 2017 and will now hold a Public Hearing concerning possible amendments to the Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw. This is regarding a proposed rezoning application at 136 Orchard Street.  The Public Hearing will be held on November 14, 2017, beginning at 6:30pm in the Council Chambers.

Don Regan, CAO
Town of Berwick


The Town of Berwick has installed an new IVR (Interactive Voice Response) phone system for the new Berwick Town Hall. The one number to call is 902-538-8068 to reach any of the Town Hall staff. Please listen carefully to the options and enter the number for whom you would like reach. Each department has an extension, which is the last four digits for the phone number you would previously called. You can also press # at any time to reach the Billing Clerk. The phone system and numbers for Public Works and the Berwick Electric Commission have not changed. Thank you in advance for your patience during this transition.
Visit the CONTACT US page for list of extensions

Power Outage Line: 902-538-4744


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Experience Berwick


Experience Berwick


Heartland of Nova Scotia Wine

The Annapolis Valley is home to a rich landscape of wineries. Nova Scotia's unique climate lends itself to the production of a variety of grapes. Since the 1600s, Nova Scotia has cultivated vineyards and was one of the first places in North America to do so.
Before you leave, be sure to sample Nova Scotia's signature wine, Tidal Bay. Click here to learn more. 

First-Rate Dining

 

Whether you desire gourmet dining or a quick bite to eat, Berwick has something for your taste. Be sure to check our business directory for a list of restaurants in the area and treat your taste buds today.
Sample some Berwick cuisine for yourself. You may find a new favourite dish!
Click here to learn more.

Day Trip or Extended Stay

 

Are you visiting from out of town? Are you a local looking for a weekend getaway? Berwick has something for everyone. Stay in one of our comfortable B&Bs or if you prefer an outdoor adventure, one of the nearby campsites. Wherever you choose to stay in Berwick, you will be treated with unbeatable hospitality.
Click here to learn more.

 
 
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Living in Berwick


Discover Life in Berwick &
Why You Should Move to Berwick

Living in Berwick


Discover Life in Berwick &
Why You Should Move to Berwick