A new committee has been added to the Town of Mahone Bay's roster, the Climate & Environment Advisory Committee.
The purpose of this committee is to provide leadership and guidance on climate change mitigation, adaptation, and environmental stewardship initiatives. The committee provides feedback and engages in community outreach on issues and projects related to environmental sustainability within the Town.
The committee will consist of two members of Council, Councillor Carver and Councillor Wilson have been appointed, the Town's Climate and Energy Program Manager, the Town's CAO and up to five public members as appointed by council. This may include residents of Mahone Bay, members of communities abutting the Town or members of academic or non-profit organizations with an environmental mandate. To read the committee's Terms of Reference or to apply to join, visit the committee's page of the Town website, https://www.townofmahonebay.ca/committees.html
You can find more information about your 2022 property assessment online. Log into your My Property Report at www.pvsc.ca with the Assessment Account Number (AAN) and PIN on your 2022 Property Assessment Notice.
Remember to review your 2022 Property Assessment Notice and contact PVSC if you have questions. Assessors are available Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm at 1-800-380-7775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Water/Wastewater System Operator is accountable to the Water/Wastewater System Manager and is responsible to assist the Manager with the efficient and effective operation of Water/Wastewater systems and equipment.
Along with the Manager, this position is responsible for construction, maintenance and repair of utility assets including treatment facilities, distribution/collection systems, hydrants, fleet, etc..
The position will work closely with all Town Departments in the delivery of water/wastewater services.
• Minimum of one year’s experience in utility operations, or a suitable combination of education and experience is required
• Degree and/or diploma in related field is preferred
• Must possess or be willing to obtain Provincial Operator Certificates for both Water and Wastewater Systems at the Operator in Training (OIT) level or above
• Experience in mechanical, pipe fitting or electronics would be considered an asset
• Experience in laboratory analysis techniques would be considered an asset
• Knowledge of utility operations would be considered an asset
• Knowledge of design, construction and operation of water and wastewater treatment systems would be considered an asset
• Basic chemistry and biological applications of water/waste water treatment would be considered an asset
• Valid Nova Scotian driver’s license (and good driving and safety record)
• Have or be prepared to achieve training and/or certification for:
o Standard First Aid
o Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
o Temporary Workplace Signing
o Traffic Control Person
o Confined Space Entry
o Occupational Health and Safety Acts and Regulations
• Possess working knowledge of a SCADA system preferred
• Experience with fieldwork/GIS software preferred
• Computer skills suitable for the preparation of reports, spreadsheets and correspondence associated with the position
• Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
• Quality-consciousness and exceptional attention to detail
• Demonstrated ability to commit to a team-oriented task or project and be able to work independently
• Must be able to:
o work outdoors in all weather conditions for extended periods;
o lift 50 pounds (chemical bags, manhole covers);
o shovel snow;
o assist another operator move pump parts 75 to 100 pounds;
o work in confined areas;
o work on knees for extended periods;
o stand for extended periods;
o move 45 gallons drums on a dolly;
o push/pull a pallet jack to move chemicals;
o work on a ladder; and
o other physical tasks as required.
Summary of Principle Duties and Functions
• Coordinates with other staff to:
o provide connection and disconnection services;
o repair water/wastewater equipment and facilities damaged by storms or other causes;
o manage the construction / installation of new services;
o manage vehicle safety/compliance;
o install, set or remove meters associated with routine customer changes;
o support meter reading, billing and collection services
• Addresses all work orders and concerns and maintains appropriate records as required of the position
• Assists with maintenance programs and repairs to utility equipment vehicles and infrastructure at the direction of the Manager
• Performs required chemical, physical, microscopic and biological analysis on a daily basis at the Water Treatment and Sewage Treatment plants and such other locations as determined from time to time
• Carries out Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment process changes/adjustments based upon interpretation of lab data and an assessment of physical observation (trouble shooting)
• Maintains and repairs Water System and Wastewater System equipment and performs preventative maintenance. Includes but not limited to micro-filtration skids, pumps, sewage lift stations & pumps, lagoon aerator equipment, water distribution pipes, sewage collection pipes, etc.
• Maintains, operates and calibrates Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Plants control and instrumentation, including programmable logic control (PLC) and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, as required
• Operates and maintains all treatment equipment including various chemical feed systems; coordinate chemical supply and delivery
• Maintains and complies with standard practices, policy and procedural manuals for the Water System and Wastewater System and associated plant operation and maintenance
• Assists other Town departments, as may be required
• Maintains current knowledge of trends and practices in the utility industry through peer association, attendance at seminars, study, review of literature, and proposed regulations
• Assists in ensuring that all Fire Protection Systems are maintained in accordance with applicable standards at the direction of the Manager
• Any other duties as assigned by the Manager
• For serving as Overall Direct Responsible Charge (ODRC) for the utility under relevant legislation and regulations where this responsibility may be delegated by the Manager
• To operate in accordance with all by-laws, policies, procedures and practices
• For the productive and efficient use of time and equipment
• To maintain a positive image for the Town with the public at all times in the workplace
• For liaison with town staff as well as Federal and Provincial Departments, consultants, contractors and the general public
• To become familiar with and adhere to Occupational Health & Safety policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
Send your cover letter and resume to Dylan Heide, CAO at email@example.com
The Town office will be closed to the public until noon today, Wednesday, December 22nd, due to a staff shortage.
We are available by phone at 902-624-8327 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Town office will be closed to the public as of 1pm today, Monday, December 20th, due to a staff shortage.
We are available by phone at 902-624-8327 or by email at email@example.com
Mahone Bay, NS – The Town of Mahone Bay will be installing eight Electric Vehicle Chargers, or EV Chargers, before the end of the year, welcoming Electric Vehicle users to spend time in Mahone Bay and to share in their green energy.
“Electric Vehicles are becoming more common and will continue to increase in popularity,” said Mayor David Devenne. “With the installation of these EV Chargers, Mahone Bay will become a stopping spot for drivers looking for a place to charge their vehicle while enjoying the sights and local amenities.”
Martha Horsman, Town of Mahone Bay Climate and Energy Program Manager, noted that using a charger that draws power from the Mahone Bay Electric Utility provides an incredible opportunity for Electric Vehicle drivers to benefit from Mahone Bay’s green energy, “The Mahone Bay Electric Utility gets 84% of its power from non-emitting sources, which greatly increases the environmental benefits of driving an Electric.”
Funding from the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, offered through Natural Resources Canada, will cover 50% of the total cost of the budgeted $70,000 for installing the EV chargers in Mahone Bay. The EV Chargers will be installed on Clairmont Street, Main Street, Town Hall, the new Fire Station, the Civic Marina, and the Mahone Bay Centre. Customers can activate the chargers using an RFID card or the FLO mobile app.
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