Why should I become a Village Commissioner?
- Published: April 6, 2018, 3:48 pm
If you care about the area that you live or work in and the issues facing local people, you could be a Commissioner. There are many reasons why people decide to become a Commissioner. They include:
- wanting to make a difference and be involved in shaping the future of the local community
- being concerned about your local area and wanting to ensure that the community gets the right services
- wanting to represent the views of local people and ensure that community interests are taken into account
- wanting to contribute your business or professional skills, or
- concerns about one particular issue.
Whatever needs changing in your neighbourhood (state of the local park, the need for more activities for young people, improving services for older people, making the roads safer or ensuring that local businesses can thrive) you could be just the person to change it by becoming a Village Commissioner. No other role gives you a chance to make such a huge difference to quality of life for people in your local area.
2018 Notice of Nomination Period
- Published: April 6, 2018, 3:45 pm
One Commissioner for three (3) year term
Nominations for the office of Commissioner will be accepted from (and including) May 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, and 17, 2018 between the hours of eight thirty (8:30 am) o’clock in the forenoon and four thirty (4:30 pm) in the afternoon.
All nominations shall be in writing on the nomination paper form and shall be filed with the Returning Officer at the Village Office. The Village Office is located at 67 Pictou Road, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia (902-893-8083).
Requirements for a Village Commissioner:
1). No person is qualified to serve as a village commissioner unless the person is an elector. a)An elector who is a council member is not qualified to serve as a village commissioner.
2). Every village commissioner shall take and subscribe the oath of office prescribed by the Municipal Government Act in the manner prescribed by that Act before entering upon the duties of village commissioner.
3). A village commissioner whose term of office has expired is eligible for reelection. (Municipal Government Act, Section 407)
An “elector” means a person resident within the Village entitled to vote at a municipal election, who will have resided in the Village for at least six months immediately prior to the Village election. (Municipal Government Act, Section 403)
a). is of the full age of eighteen years on the first advance polling day;
b). is a Canadian citizen on the first advance polling day;
c). has been ordinarily resident in the Province for a period of six months immediately preceding the first advance polling day; and d)is ordinarily resident in the municipality or in an area annexed to the municipality and has been so since immediately before the first advance polling day, is entitled to be registered on the list of electors and to vote. (Municipal Election Act, Section 14).
Nomination paper forms, copies of by-laws, and further information are available from the Returning Officer.
Summer Employment Opportunities
- Published: February 12, 2018, 2:01 pm
The Village of Bible Hill is looking for 3 summer day camp counsellors and a day camp supervisor.
Please see the attached job descriptions.
pdf Camp Supervisor 2018 (43 KB) - deadline to apply is April 9, 2018.
pdf Camp Counsellor 2018 (34 KB) - deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.
2018 Bible Hill Volunteer Awards
- Published: February 26, 2018, 10:53 am
The Village of Bible Hill recognizes that community spirit is built and maintained by volunteers and we would like to recognize and appreciate the many contributions made by them. If your group or organization has a worthy volunteer, please complete the following form and submit it to the Village of Bible Hill by Sunday, March 4th 2018. The individual’s volunteer commitment(s) can be in any field, ie: hospital service, schools, recreation, service club etc.
The Village of Bible Hill would like to thank all groups, clubs and community organizations that participate in this worthwhile annual project. Please fill out their name and phone number and email address along with a summary of the nominee’s volunteer work. Each community/individual may nominate more than one (1) person for each category and may nominate in as many categories as fit. You may be contacted to provide some addition information about your nominee. This year’s Volunteer Awards Ceremony will include a banquet dinner for all award recipients and guests.
Summer Maintenance Position
- Published: February 9, 2018, 9:57 am
The Village of Bible Hill is hiring a summer maintenance worker. Must have been a student in the 2017-18 and returning in 2018-19. Deadline to apply is March 5, 2018.