Bad­deck to host as­so­ci­a­tion of vil­lages meet­ing this month

The Victoria Standard - - Local News -

The Bad­deck Vil­lage Com­mis­sion is host­ing an an­nual gath­er­ing of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Nova Sco­tia Vil­lages in Bad­deck on Septem­ber 15 and 16. .

“We are pleased to wel­come com­mis­sion­ers and clerks from around the prov­ince to the an­nual meet­ing. “Get­ting to­gether is a chance for us to not only gather and speak as one voice on im­por­tant is­sues, but also an op­por­tu­nity to hear about what chal­lenges other vil­lages have faced and how they met those chal­lenges. It is a real learn­ing op­por­tu­nity for us all,” said Bad­deck Vil­lage Com­mis­sion chair Brian Mor­ri­son.

The As­so­ci­a­tion of Nova Sco­tia Vil­lages formed in 2005. Its pur­pose is to have one voice on is­sues of com­mon in­ter­est. Fif­teen Nova Sco­tia vil­lages are mem­bers. The Bad­deck Vil­lage Com­mis­sion last hosted the group in 2011.

“Bad­deck in Septem­ber is great. Our restau­rants and at­trac­tions are open. The weather is great for hik­ing, golf­ing and sail­ing. We are re­ally pleased to show all that Bad­deck of­fers in the au­tumn to the del­e­gates,” said Mor­ri­son.

The 2-day con­fer­ence in­cludes pre­sen­ta­tions from the pro­vin­cial Depart­ment of Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs, round ta­ble dis­cus­sions, work­shops and the de­liv­ery of a key­note ad­dress by Sen­a­tor Dan Christ­mas of Mem­ber­tou. Del­e­gates are also in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in other of­fer­ings in­clud­ing a sail on the Amoeba – an iconic Bad­deck sail­ing ves­sel.

The Bad­deck Vil­lage Com­mis­sion over­sees the wa­ter util­ity and sewer ser­vices for the 695 res­i­dents of the Vil­lage of Bad­deck and sur­round­ing area. The Com­mis­sion also op­er­ates the only com­mu­nity wharf in Bad­deck, tends to the side­walks and are the own­ers of Kid­ston Is­land.

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