Municipality of the County of Cumberland

• Transfer stations at Pugwash, River Hebert, and Advocate will close March 30, 2020. Residents who normally make use of the transfer stations are asked to retain their materials until it is safe to re-open transfer stations. All by-laws remain in effect and any materials left will be considered illegal dumping.

• All Service Centres and the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre will be closed to the public.

• Payment of tax bills, water and sewer bills, building permits will continue using the following methods: online via paymentus (https://ipn.paymentus.com/rotp/MCC); online via personal banking websites; mailing a cheque to the Upper Nappan Service Centre; using the pre-authorized debit form; dropslot at the Upper Nappan Service Centre.

• Interest charges on the above bills will be deferred.

• Water service disconnections currently scheduled will be postponed.

• Building permits and permits for subdivisions will be accepted via email, or through mail to the Upper Nappan Service Centre only.

• There will be no in-person meetings with municipal staff. Residents are instructed to email or call to make arrangements with finance staff, municipal planners, building inspection officials or others.

• Earlier this month, the Municipality of Cumberland sent out preliminary tax sale notices on past-due accounts with a due date of March 27, 2020. The deadline for those preliminary tax sales notices will be pushed to June 27, 2020.

• The tax sale scheduled for April 28, 2020 will be postponed.

• Water disconnections scheduled for Springhill customers for the week of March 23-26 will be postponed until the end of next quarter.

• The Municipality of Cumberland will be postponing fire inspections indefinitely and required building inspections will be dealt with on an individual basis. Our building officials will still be available to residents electronically and by phone to process applications and ensure that when business returns to normal construction can resume with no delay.