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SeeClickFix Tips & FAQs

Please read this important information to understand how SeeClickFix is meant to be used and how to report emergency or other, larger scale issues.

What can I expect from using this system?
SeeClickFix is an easy way for residents to report concerns directly to the town and have department staff follow up to resolve the issue. Please always include a detailed address, description, and photo (if possible) to give as much information to staff as possible so they can investigate and determine the best way to address your concerns. The more detail you can offer, the quicker the issue is resolved. You are also encouraged to enter your email address on reports in order to get automated updates on the status of your issue as staff work to resolve it. When asked, also provide your phone number so we can follow up if needed (your number is not shared publicly). This system is best suited to respond to service requests like potholes, street lights, trees, garbage, etc. that can be assigned to staff and addressed in a timely manner. Issues requiring immediate attention or those dealing with public safety should be reported directly to our Operational Services Department. This method of reporting issues is not monitored 24/7. Requests placed over weekends or holidays may not be addressed until the following official business day. For public works emergencies such as water leaks, snow and ice, during the week, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., you can call the Public Works office at 902-742-9423 for assistance. For after-hours emergencies, please call 1-833-460-8709.
What types of things should I report using this system?
This system is best suited to respond to service requests like potholes, street lights, trees, garbage, etc. that can be assigned to staff and addressed in a timely manner. Start a report with the address of the issue and you will then see a drop-down menu with all of the possible categories of issues you can report using this system. Issues threatening public safety or requiring immediate attention should always be reported directly to our Operational Services Department at 902-742-9423 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. For after-hours emergencies, please call 1-833-460-8709. If you have an emergency, please call 911.
What should I NOT use this system for?
Issues threatening public safety or things needing immediate attention like downed wires, tree limbs, flooding, water main breaks, etc. should be reported directly to our Operational Services Department Things that require long-term planning, a larger discussion, a community process, or involve multiple departments or non-Town of Yarmouth entities should be directed to the appropriate department by phone call or email as these issues are not easily "fixable" in the same way a pothole, streetlight, etc. are.
What if I submitted a request but haven't received a response?
The town receives several requests per day, and departments do their best to respond in a timely manner. If you submitted a request and it hasn't been resolved or there has been no communication to you about what to expect in several days, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a staff member will look up your request and connect with staff to get an update for you.

 

Waste

The Town of Yarmouth is accepting applications for a full-time permanent Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. 

Text Version of Accessibility Video/Slideshow

Slide 1

This slide is the introduction that features the logos of the accessibility advisory committee and the Town of Yarmouth. The text reads:  THANK YOU! From the Town of Yarmouth Accessibility Advisory Committee.

Slide 2

This slide features a photo of a group of individuals on Central Street in Yarmouth, in front of the Shanty Café and Store Next Door. The text beneath the image reads: YACRO SOCIAL ENTERPRISES - changing lives  - one job at a time!

Slide 3

This slide has the YACRO logo at the top and the following text: The Yarmouth Association for Community Residential Options (YACRO) was established in 1991 as a non for profit agency supporting adults and children who have disabilities. We offer programs in the area of small option homes, independent living supports, three social enterprise locations, respite support, and recreational opportunities. Check out our website for more detailed information. www.yacro.com

Slide 4

This slide features the Kaye Nickerson Adult Service Centre logo and the following text: The Kaye Nickerson Centre is a sheltered vocational training centre which offers hands-on work experience for worker trainees in a structured environment tailored to individual special needs. This facility serves as a link to inclusion of persons with mental challenges, physical challenges, and/or mental illnesses into community-based employment.

Slide 5

This slide is a continuation of the Kaye Nickerson Centre showing a photo collage of handcrafted wood products made by members at the centre. The photos include images of a wooden chest, a rocking chair, a regular wooden chair, a two seat chair, wooden pallets, and three individuals building wooden pallets.

Slide 6

This slide features the Yarmouth Life Skills logo at the top and the following text: Helping people with disabilities live and work with dignity - Yarmouth Life Skills for Disabled Adults develops and delivers day program services for post school age adults with intellectual and accompanying physical disabilities.

Slide 7

This slide features the Autism Nova Scotia logo at the top and the following text: Understanding, Acceptance, Inclusion - The South West Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia officially began with a group of dedicated parents in 2009. Autism Nova Scotia is a community-based organization that builds understanding, acceptance, and inclusion for individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families through leadership, advocacy, training and programming across the lifespan. 

Slide 8

This slide features the HOPE Dial-A-Ride logo at the top and the following text: HOPE Dial-A-Ride offers accessible door-to-door transportation services for residents of the town of Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, and the Municipality of Argyle. Whether for medical appointments, personal errands, business meetings, social/recreational functions, or educational opportunities, we're here for you.

Slide 9

This slide features the Nova Scotia Works/Nouvelle-Ecosse Au Travail logo as well as the Southwest Employment Services logo and the following text:  Southwest Employment Services strives to work in partnership with the community to create innovative approaches for youth, parents, job seekers, including those with barriers, to integrate themselves in to the labour market, and for employers who need to recruit, manage, and retain employees.

Slide 10

This slide features the Mountains and Meadows logo at the top and the following text: Harbourside Lodge - Harbourside Lodge is a licensed Adult Residential Center situated at the water's edge with a breathtaking view of the Yarmouth Harbour. We serve 32 adults with development disabilities and mental health obstacles. We opened our doors and have been meeting the challenge since January 1975, while providing a home-like environment and encouraging independence.

Slide 11

This slide has a colourful graphic that is a collage representing various individuals with disabilities, including persons in regular and motorized wheelchairs and those with visually impairments. The text reads:  The Split Rock Learning Centre works with youth in the Yarmouth community by offering a drop in twice a week and a full time case worker out of the Cotton Mill community centre. The SRLC programs offer training in a wide variety of areas including youth leadership, community development, entrepreneurship, trades skills, sustainable landscaping, gardening and personal growth.

Fire Hall Rentals

A Great Community Space for Any Event

For many years, the upstairs of the Yarmouth Fire Hall was a popular gathering space. From weddings to fundraisers to community dances, the fire hall offered an excellent space for a variety of events. After the space became unusable for a period of time, the Town of Yarmouth made an investment and undertook a major renovation in 2020. After nearly six months of extenisve work, the hall once again became a bright, welcoming and functional space. Every surface including the ceilings were fully refurbished. Major washroom upgrades were carried out including a fully accessible, barrier-free washroom with an adult change table. The hall also now offers a beautifully renovated kitchen and bar along with a new HVAC system.

A Benefit to Our Volunteers

20201030 141920Rentals are managed by department volunteers. Funds raised through rentals directly support the volunteers by allowing for the purchase of equipment and tools they need to protect the community and keep us all safe. When you rent the hall, you are helping to continue a long tradition of supporting our incredibly valuable volunteers.

The hall is true multi-purpose community centre and is now available for rentals. The space is ideal for:

  • Weddings and receptions of any kind
  • Dances, including live entertainment 
  • Conventions
  • Fundraising events
  • Craft/Retail shows

The space offers a number of amenities including:

  • Large, clean and fully accessible washrooms
  • A large kitchen with all appliances to prepare food for large numbers of people
  • A fully operational bar space with cooler
  • A large stage for live music or other types of entertainment
  • Elevator for improved accessibility
  • Back-up generator for power outages
  • Plenty of on-site parking

To inquire about pricing and to make reservations, please contact:

Gail Fitzgerald, President, Ladies Auxiliary
(902)-740- 5868              

Stewart Deveau, President, Yarmouth Fire Department Volunteers
(902)-748-5005

“For so many years the upper floor at the hall was a big part of who we are, especially when it comes to the volunteers. They relied on it for all kinds of fundraising and community events. When it became unusable, they lost some of their place within the organization and didn’t have a home. This renovation is big as it brings back a place that was special for them and the entire department.”  - Yarmouth Fire Chief Mike Deveau

 

 

Backyard Fire Permit

Apply for a Backyard Fire Permit

245927871 6918461411501074 7147640210726411593 nOn October 14th, 2021, Council approved the "Open-Air Burning Bylaw". The bylaw allows property owners to apply for a permit to have backyard fires when the proper conditions are met. The bylaw comes into effect on October 27th and applications are available for those seeking a permit.

To apply for a permit, please follow these steps:

1. Download, print and complete the form by hand, or by filling in and submitting by email/online. A copy of the PDF form is below.

2. Complete the Plot Plan to show the location of the fire pit. Please show all distances from the proposed fire pit to your home, deck, garage and to any trees (including overhead), hedges or shrubs. Minimum distance is 15 feet (4.6 metres)

3. Take a photograph of the completed fire pit in its location and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or attach it to your application.

4. If you print and fill in by hand, please bring the completed application to Yarmouth Town Hall, 400 Main Street. Online submissions can be signed at time of site visit.

5. Pay the $50 permit fee at Town Hall when you drop off the application, or after you submit the form on-line.

6. Within 3-5 days an official from the Yarmouth Fire Department will contact you to arrange a site visit to finalize your permit application and receive final signatures.

Before you apply, it is recommended that you read the bylaw to ensure your property is appropriate. You MUST be the property owner to apply. A copy of the bylaw can be found by clicking here.

 

Recreational Burn Permit Application Form

Please note: if you wish to submit this application online, you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader or another PDF application installed. You may download Acrobat for free here.

After clicking the link to the permit below, click the download button in the top right corner of your browser. Choose where to save the application, then open the file from that location. To submit the form through email, fill in details and then click the "Email Application Now" button at the bottom of the application. A window will pop up, click continue.

If you wish to complete by hand, simply download the PDF file and print.

 Recreational Burn Permit Application

 

FAQs

Q: Do I need to be the property owner for the civic address I'm applying for?

A: Yes, you must be the property owner.

Q: Do I need a permit to use my propane fire pit?

A: No, this permit is for the burning of seasoned wood (not waste) in approved fire pits with a screen arrestor. You do not need a permit for propane appliances.

Q: Can I locate the fire pit anywhere on my property? 

A: The fire pit must be located in your back yard. It also needs to be a minimum of 15 feet (4.6 meters)  away from your house, deck, out buildings, trees, and other combustibles.

Q: Are there days I cannot burn? How will I know if there is a ban on burning?

A: No burning will be allowed when Environment Canada or Nova Scotia Environment have issued an Air Quality Advisory applicable to the area, or when it's foggy. The Fire Chief or Nova Scotia Lands and Forestry may declare a burn restriction such as a Fire Ban or No-Burn Day against outdoor burning when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous. Daily notifications are posted at approximately 2 pm whether a burn restriction is in effect through the Town of Yarmouth's community notifications app "Alertable", on the Town of Yarmouth website home page (Twitter feed area on the home page), and the Town of Yarmouth Twitter page.  Also, No burning is allowed when wind speeds are 20km/h or higher.

Q: Can I burn at any hour I want? What restrictions are in place for burn times?

A: Open-air burning must not be started any earlier than 7:00pm Monday to Friday, and not earlier than 2:00pm on weekends or holidays, or such other time as determined by the Fire Chief, and be extinguished by 12:00am (midnight).

Q: How long is my permit good for?

A: Permits issued expire on December 31st and must be renewed annually. (Please note: permits issued for the remainder of 2021 will not expire until December 31st, 2022)

Lead Water Service Lateral FAQs

Q: How does the Town of Yarmouth Water Utility decide whose lead service lines get replaced each year?

A: One of our top priorities is to identify and remove any lead water service laterals delivering water to homes on streets as we undertake water main replacement projects. The long-term goal is to remove all remaining lead laterals in the Town of Yarmouth. However, this involves establishing a full inventory of existing laterals and the creation of a comprehensive program for their removal.  Until that time, lead laterals will be identified, removed, and replaced during water infrastructure replacement projects such as the Parade Street Sewer Project (summer, 2021).

Q: What if I want to replace my private side of the lead line sooner?

A: Please contact a qualified plumber and notify the Town of Yarmouth of your intentions to remove the lateral.

Q: Can I test my drinking water for lead? 

A: Yes. Water tests an be completed at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. 

Q: How can I reduce lead in my drinking water if I know I have a lead service or lead plumbing?

A: To help minimize exposure of lead from your tap water it is recommened to use a certified filter for water you are consuming until the source of lead has been removed. There are several types of filters for removing lead from water, including a pitcher-style filter available at local retailers. The following practices are also reccomened to help reduce lead exposure at the tap:

1. If you have an aerator/strainer on your drinking water tap, clean it on a regular basis
2. Flush your tap for a few minutes before consuming water if the tap has not been used for a long period of time

Q: Aside from lead water service laterals, what other sources of lead in drinking water should I know of?

A: Some probable sources of lead in your tap water could be:

1. Older copper plumbing in your home that contains solder containing lead
2. Lead piping that is supplying your water
3. Brass fittings in your homes plumbing

Removing/Upgrading these sources could help in reducing your risk of exposure to lead in drinking water at your tap.

Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood

Contacts

Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
  (902) 742-6244

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