Please be advised of the following important updates regarding the almost completed Main Street Streetscape Redevelopment Project
News & Notices
Winter Parking Regulations - 2020/2021 Winter Season
Please be advised that the following areas a re closed to traffic.
"It is with a heavy heart that the difficult decision to put the 100 Meals Program on hold has been made. With the second wave of Covid upon us, the focus must be fully on health and safety"
Dear Citizens of Yarmouth,
It is with a heavy heart that the difficult decision to put the 100 Meals Program on hold has been made. With the second wave of Covid upon us, the focus must be fully on health and safety. I would rather skip a few meals now so we’re all here to enjoy many more later!
Three years ago the program started in response to community needs. My thought was, if one hot meal a day were provided, a household could put the money that would have been spent on the meal towards something else including heat, power, medication or more food in the cupboards.
The second reason for the program was the social aspect. The 100 Meal Program has encouraged our entire community to come together over a hot meal, make new friends, laugh, and enjoy social time.
The program has been a huge success on both counts – thanks to all who volunteered, donated and came out to enjoy the meals! We will start again when we are able to! In the meantime, I am making a plea to our community and hope we can continue to help each other in the spirit of what the 100 Meals was doing:
First, please reach out to a neighbour, family member, friend or even a stranger. This season is difficult for so many. My gravest concern and the part that breaks my heart most is the loss of human interaction. We need to know someone is there for us. While we can’t gather together, we can call someone to chat, to check up on them, to just say “hello, I’m your ray of sunshine today!” Ask how someone is. Tell stories. Laugh. Please don’t underestimate the power of reaching out. The darkest and coldest days of winter take a toll on our mental health and a phone call and a kind word go a long, long way.
Second, there are a number of ways to ensure tummies are full this season. Please give to the food bank if you are able and reach out to them if you are in need. We are in difficult times and each of us needs support in one way or another, whether it’s food or a kind word.
Some good news… I spoke with Brenda Hattie who, together with a team of volunteers, has provided the Christmas Dinner at the Lion’s Club for 24 years straight and they will be doing this again this year! It will look different but how wonderful that they are able to do this! It will be takeout and delivery only so keep your eye out for more details. Who doesn’t love a hot turkey dinner! Mmmmmm… Thanks Brenda!
Deputy Mayor Steve Berry is also working on a way to get Christmas meal parcels to those in need and as soon as he has more information we will let you know. Thanks Deputy! You might also want to reach out to Councillor Lesser who has been gathering food and other items for those in need! What can we do for YOU? Please ask - this community responds quickly and generously.
There are a quite a number of organizations that can help with your needs as well. It’s just a matter of reaching out. It’s what family is for, and in this Town, we are family.
Look for updates here on my page. We will all miss sitting around the table together, but at least when this is over, we will all still be here if we stay safe.
Much love and respect to each of you. You make Yarmouth the best place on earth. Stay safe and find the joy in the little things! And know your Mayor is praying for you and for our community.
Please be advised that once the current construction project is completed on Main Street, Jenkins Street will become a one-way street heading west from Main Street down to Water Street.
Reporting to the Director of Planning and Development, the Junior Building Official will assist the Senior Buidling Official in reviewing building permits and conducting field inspections on single story accessory buildings and single storey decks for the Town of Yarmouth. He/she will be required to enforce Municipal By-laws in order to ensure a safe and presentable environment for community members and visitors.
The ideal candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:
- High school completion certificate;
- Post Secondary Education in the building trades or a certificate in Engineering Technology;
- Computer proficiency (Word, Excel, specialized database);
- Experience in a municipal setting and/or construction trades would be an asset;
- A valid Class 5 driver's license;
- An understanding of Municipal by-laws;
- Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills;
- Must have the ability to function well with other employees and the general public;
The successful candidate will be required to obtain professional certification as a Nova Scotia Buidling Official and complete By-Law Enforcement Certification in a to be determined amount of time as part of the Town of Yarmouth succession planning process.
- To assist the Sr. Building Official in the enforcement of the building codes and Town By-laws related to building construction, alterations, repairs, and demolitions safely;
- To assist in the enforcement of the Town's Minimum Housing Standard By-law;
- Receive applications and assist in conducting building inspections and issuing permits;
- Maintain accurate records of all permits and inspections and ensure proper follow-up and enforcement;
- Provide assistance to other Town departments and the general public when requested;
- Be familiar with the by-laws of the Town of Yarmouth, ensure public compliance with the by-laws through negotiation, education, issuance of summary offence tickets and/or issuing warnings, orders, notices and letters;
- Identify and respond to complaints regarding violations of any of the Town's By-laws and/or provincial regulations impacting on the peace, quiet and good order of the Town;
- Conduct site assessments and/or inspections for by-law compliance and/or violations; document file information of site assessments and inspections; maintain and monitor files; document work required to remedy violations;
- Assist the Town Planner and/or Sr. Building Inspector in the interpretation and enforcement of by-laws governing their area of responsibility;
- Make necessary inquiries and inspections concerning applications or renewals for vehicle licenses pursuant to the Taxi By-law;
- To identify and prepare written reports on any and all violations of by-laws, as required;
- To, in accordance with provincial guidelines, issue summary offence tickets for violations as appropriate;
- To maintain a good working knowledge of all Town By-laws and Provincial Regulations that impact on the Town's operation;
- To arrange for annual motor vehicle inspections of all taxis licensed to operate within the Town and also to provide periodic inspections of vehicles and drivers on an ad hoc basis;
- Educate and provide information to the public regarding municipal by-laws;
- Issue vendor permits;
- Meet the requirements to be appointed a Special Constable in accordance with provincial regulations;
- Provide information on any of the above to citizens and staff as required;
- To perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time and to maintain good public relations;
- Adhere to all Occupational Health and Safety rules and regulations.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Town of Yarmouth recognizes our employees as our greatest resource in our organization. We are committed to the investment in our people. We seek candidates with knowledge and expertise in their field as well as individuals with a collaborative approach to working with others. We offer diverse career opportunities with competitive salary and benefits packages.
All employment opportunities within the Town of Yarmouth will be posted here as they become available.