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Sun. 12 May, 2019

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Mon. 13 May, 2019

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Tue. 14 May, 2019

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Wed. 15 May, 2019

A public workshop on small home development in Stewiacke

Wed. 15 May, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Small homes: A third option to buying conventional houses or renting  The average cost of a house in Nova Scotia is $249,000, which usually requires a minimum down payment of $50,000. Nearly three in 10 Nova Scotia residents are renters.   
Many people live in apartments with about the same square footage as a small house. Smaller homes in Stewiacke will allow for apartment-size living space but instead of being in an apartment complex, the house will be on grass.    For those who can’t afford to buy a conventional house, are tired of renting and would like their own land or want to downsize, a small home could be an affordable third option.

The Town of Stewiacke is in the process of determining the potential of a small home development. The province is amending the building code regulations to facilitate the construction of tiny homes (less than 500 square feet) but the Town is hopeful that homes in the 500- to 1,000-square-foot range will be constructed. A  potential concern is the quality of construction of the houses. Small doesn’t have to mean cheap. (See visuals above for examples of small home construction and design.) One way to encourage the development of small homes in Stewiacke is to lower lot size requirements.

For new  subdivisions this would mean more houses on the same amount of new serviced streets.  There would also be an opportunity for land on existing  serviced streets to be developed. Because this land is  already serviced with water, wastewater, storm water services and road maintenance any new lots created due  to a small lot size could be developed with little additional cost to the Town.

Want to learn more about small homes? What: A public workshop on small home  development in Stewiacke When: Wednesday, May 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. Where: Municipal Building at 295 George Street

Thu. 16 May, 2019

Bylaw & Policy Meeting

Thu. 16 May, 2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Fri. 17 May, 2019

Garbage, Compost & 1 Large Item Collection Day

Fri. 17 May, 2019 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Material MUST BE curbside by 7:00 am on your collection day. Each residence is permitted one privacy (non-see through bag) and up to five clear bags of garbage each collection day. Garbage placed in Blue Bags WILL NOT be collected.

Organics are to be placed in the green cart. Plastic and biodegradable plastic are NOT permitted in the green cart.

One large item can be placed curbside

Sat. 18 May, 2019

Benefit for Daniel & Amy MacKenzie

Sat. 18 May, 2019 6:00 pm - Sun. 19 May, 2019 12:00 am

There will be a benefit dance / silent auction for Daniel and Amy MacKenzie.  6 pm to 12 am. At the Stewiacke Community Centre. Entertainment will be provided by No Where Road. There will be a 50/50 and money donation at the door. Silent auction items will be on display from 6 pm to 8 pm, bidding stops at 8 pm and winners will be announced. Come on out and have a good time and help support a good cause.

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