of the Mersey Heritage Society
Society shall endeavor to undertake activities of an artistic, scientific,
political, or commercial nature to promote the heritage resources of Queens
Society shall endeavor to work with other organizations, such as the Nova
Scotia Archaeology Society, the Queens County Museum, the Nova Scotia Museum,
and local heritage and historical societies to achieve the goals of the Society.
deemed necessary, the Society may retain cultural resource professionals to
aid in the accomplishment of the goals of the Society.
or personal property shall be acquired only as a means to protect that property.
It shall not be the goal of the Society to accumulate real or personal property.
An appropriate means of disposal shall be actively sought for any real or
personal property acquired for the sole purpose of protection. The Nova Scotia
Museum or the Queens County Museum shall be the preferred means of disposal
for such items. Real property that provides income to the Society may be retained
by the Society.
Society shall compile a list of known and potential heritage properties in
Society shall identify and promote built heritage deemed by the Society to
warrant designation as heritage properties under the RQM Heritage By-law.
time to time, a heritage property may be threatened by neglect, demolition,
renovation, re-zoning or sale. At such a time, the Society will evaluate the
risk to the property and consider what actions, if any, are appropriate. The
decision shall be based on the risk, and other factors such as the importance
of the property as a heritage resource. Actions may include any or all of
information to the public regarding the importance of, and risk to,
designation of the site under the RQM Heritage By-law;
to RQM and/or the Government of Nova Scotia for assistance;
of the property; or,
actions deemed appropriate by the Society.
- From time to time, an archaeological
site may be threatened by development, erosion, re-zoning or sale. At such
a time, the Society will evaluate the risk to the site and the importance
of the site as an archaeological resource. Based on these factors, the Society
shall decide what action, if any, is appropriate. Actions may include any
or all of the following:
- providing information to the
general public regarding the importance of, and risk to, the site;
- seek designation of the site
under the Special Places Act;
- appeal to RQM and/or the Government
of Nova Scotia for assistance;
- legal action against the developer;
- acquisition of the property;
- other actions deemed appropriate
by the Society.
- When deemed necessary, the Society
shall solicit assistance from cultural resource professionals to advise the
Society on matters related to archaeological sites.
- All archaeological field work shall
be performed in accordance with the Society's Principles
for Undertaking Archaeological Research .
- The Society shall endeavor to undertake
at least one archaeological assessment, investigation or study each calendar
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