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Municipal Election Update

Municipal Elections throughout the province will be held on Saturday October 15th, 2016, with advance polls being held on Saturday October 8th, and Tuesday October 11th.

The following are the candidates that have been nominated to run in each district:

Dist 1

George El-Jakl - acclaimed

Dist 2

Murray Atkinson

Cecil Swimm

Dist 3

Joel Goreham

Shawn Hatfield

Dist 4

Eddie Nickerson

Cecil O'Donnell

Dist 5

Jody Crook

Tricia Newell

School Board

Andrea Huskilson-Townsend

Candidates have until the end of September 14th, 2016 to withdraw or change particulars.

September 14 Update - Water Issues

Water Issues Update for Barrington Municipality

To date we have had approximately 200 homes call to let us know that they are without water, and the weather doesn’t look like it will help us much in the near future.

If your well is dry please let the Municipal office know so that we can get a very clear picture of how many are affected by this exceptionally dry summer, and what further actions may need to be taken.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (902) 637-2015

ATTENTION:

A number of people are now receiving help by having the Fire Departments fill up fish boxes.

This water must not be used for anything but flushing toilets. The Municipality or the Fire Departments can not guarantee the purity of the water being delivered.

Please take advantage of the services that are currently being provided by the Municipality.

Washing Machines

The Municipality has set up four washing machines on drilled well water sources. Three are located at the Ground Search and Rescue Building and are available from 5-9pm each evening, and a fourth is located at the arena and available when the arena is open.

Water Delivery

Fire Departments have offered assistance to fill large containers at people’s homes. This water is not treated, and could only be used for flushing toilets or possibly washing clothes. Home owner is responsible for obtaining large tanks/ fish boxes. If you are interested in having water delivered to a large container please contact the Municipal Office (902 637-2015).

Fish Boxes

A number of companies have offered the temporary use of fish boxes for placing at a person’s home to have filled by fire departments. Please contact the Municipal Office if you wish to be added to the list to receive an available fish box. Those families completely out of water will be given priority.

Showers at Arena

The showers are available at the Arena for public use when the arena is open.

Drinking Water

The Municipality has a supply of drinking water at the Ground Search and Rescue Building

(3329 Hwy 3) to be given to residents. Pick up times will be 5-9pm.

Water Fill Stations

There are taps by the RV Dumping Station at the Sherose Island Rec Complex where residents can fill buckets. This water is NOT TREATED, and should only be used for flushing toilets/ washing clothes.

There are also hoses or water fill stations available outside at Island Barrington Fire Department, Barrington/ Port Latour Fire Department, and Port Clyde Fire Department.

Compiling list of those with Issues

Please continue to let us know what your situation is like, and if there are other ways the Municipality or someone else may be able to help. This is a very caring community and there are those that have offered to help. Please also remember to check on your neighbours, especially those living alone or most vulnerable.

We know that nothing will solve this issue like steady rain, but it is our hope that these fixes will help to some degree.

Barrington Municipal Council

For further info contact:

Rob Frost

Chief Administrative Officer

Municipality of the District of Barrington

902 637-2015

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September 14, 2016

RFP - McGray Avenue Boardwalk

The Municipality of the District of Barrington

Request for Proposal Number MoDB-1611

McGray Avenue – Boardwalk

Sealed Tenders addressed to:

Rob Frost

Chief Administrative Officer

Municipality of the District of Barrington

PO Box 100

Hwy 2447

Barrington, NS

B0W 1E0

marked Tender No. MoDB-1611 “McGray Avenue – Boardwalk" will be received until 2:00pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Tenders will be opened publically at 2:15pm on Wednesday September 21st, 2016.

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September 9 Update - Water Issues

Water Issues in Barrington Municipality - 2016

As more days pass without any amount of rain the Municipality of the District of Barrington has added additional resources and options for those that are affected by a lack of water.
If your well is dry please let the Municipal office know so that we can get a very clear picture of how many are affected by this exceptionally dry summer, and what further actions may need to be taken.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (902) 637-2015

The following assistance is now in place:

Washing Machines
Washing Machines available at Ground Search and Rescue (3329 Highway 3, Barrington Passage)

- Hours of operation are 5-9pm

- Up to 2 loads per household per evening

- Show up to get your name on the list for a time

- Call between 5-9pm at 902 637 1677 to check about availability

- This is cold water wash only

- 1 washing machine is available at the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena for public use when the arena is open. Call 902 637-2760 to check hours of operation.

Water Delivery
Fire Departments have offered assistance to fill large containers at people’s homes. This water is not treated, and could only be used for flushing toilets or possibly washing clothes. Home owner is responsible for obtaining large tanks/ fish boxes. If you are interested in having water delivered to a large container please contact the Municipal Office (902 637-2015).

Fish Boxes
A number of companies have offered the temporary use of fish boxes for placing at a person’s home to have filled by fire departments. Please contact the Municipal Office if you wish to be added to the list to receive an available fish box. Those families completely out of water will be given priority.

Showers at Arena
The showers are available at the Arena for public use when the arena is open.

Drinking Water
The Municipality has a supply of drinking water at the Ground Search and Rescue Building
(3329 Hwy 3) to be given to residents. Pick up times will be 5-9pm.

Water Fill Stations
There are taps by the RV Dumping Station at the Sherose Island Rec Complex where residents can fill buckets. This water is NOT TREATED, and should only be used for flushing toilets/ washing clothes.

There are also hoses or water fill stations available outside at Island Barrington Fire Department, Barrington/ Port Latour Fire Department, and Port Clyde Fire Department.

Compiling list of those with Issues
Please continue to let us know what your situation is like, and if there are other ways the Municipality or someone else may be able to help. This is a very caring community and there are those that have offered to help. Please also remember to check on your neighbours, especially those living alone or most vulnerable.

We know that nothing will solve this issue like steady rain, but it is our hope that these fixes will help to some degree.

Barrington Municipal Council

For further info contact:
Rob Frost
Chief Administrative Officer
Municipality of the District of Barrington
902 637-2015
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

September 6 Update - Water Assistance

Water Issues in Barrington Municipality

As more days pass without any amount of rain the Municipality of the District of Barrington has added additional resources and options for those that are affected by a lack of water.
If your well is dry please let the Municipal office know so that we can get a very clear picture of how many are affected by this exceptionally dry summer, and what further actions may need to be taken.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (902) 637-2015
The following assistance is now in place:

Washing Machines

Washing Machines available at Ground Search and Rescue (3329 Highway 3, Barrington Passage)

- Hours of operation are 5-9pm

- Up to 2 loads per household per evening

- Show up to get your name on the list for a time

- Call between 5-9pm at 902 637 1677 to check about availability

- This is cold water wash only

Water Delivery

Fire Departments have offered assistance to fill large containers at people’s homes. This water is not treated, and could only be used for flushing toilets or possibly washing clothes. Home owner is responsible for obtaining large tanks/ fish boxes. If you are interested in having water delivered to a large container please contact the Municipal Office (902 637-2015).

Fish Boxes
A number of companies have offered the temporary use of fish boxes for placing at a person’s home to have filled by fire departments. Please contact the Municipal Office if you wish to be added to the list to receive an available fish box. Those families completely out of water will be given priority.

Showers at Arena
The showers are available at the Arena for public use when the arena is open.

Drinking Water
The Municipality has a supply of drinking water at the Ground Search and Rescue Building
(3329 Hwy 3) to be given to residents. Pick up times will be 5-9pm.

Water Fill Stations
There are taps by the RV Dumping Station at the Sherose Island Rec Complex where residents can fill buckets. This water is NOT TREATED, and should only be used for flushing toilets/ washing clothes.

There are also hoses or water fill stations available outside at Island Barrington Fire Department, Barrington/ Port Latour Fire Department, and Port Clyde Fire Department.

Compiling list of those with Issues
Please continue to let us know what your situation is like, and if there are other ways the Municipality or someone else may be able to help. This is a very caring community and there are those that have offered to help. Please also remember to check on your neighbours, especially those living alone or most vulnerable.

We know that nothing will solve this issue like steady rain, but it is our hope that these fixes will help to some degree.

Barrington Municipal Council

For further info contact:
Rob Frost
Chief Administrative Officer
Municipality of the District of Barrington
902 637-2015
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.