Administrative Department

The Administration department is responsible for the day to day management of the Municipal Corporation in accordance with the Municipalities Act of Prince Edward Island. The department provides support services to and on behalf of the Kensington Town Council and provides general leadership to support the Town’s operations.

The department is currently made up of three full time employees; the Town Manager who is the Chief Administrative Officer for the Town, the Deputy Administrator whose primary function is related to financial services, and an Administrative Assistant who provides office administration duties for the Town.

Contact:

Geoff Baker, Chief Administrative Officer | townmanager@townofkensington.com

Wendy MacKinnon, Deputy Administrative Officer | mail@townofkensington.com

 

Water and Pollution Control

The Town of Kensington currently operates the Town of Kensington Water and Pollution Control Corporation which is the entity responsible for providing clean water and effective wastewater treatment for the residents of the Town of Kensington. The Water and Pollution Control Corporation is run by a policy making Board of Directors who in turn pass responsibility for day to day management on to Town of Kensington Staff. The manager of the Water and Pollution Control Corporation is the Town’s Chief Administrative Officer. The Town’s operational (public works) staff undertake the day to day operation of the water and sewer utilities. The Corporation meets independently from Town Council and makes decisions on the construction, altering, extending and managing water and sewerage to the residents of the municipality and, with the approval of Council, to residents of areas adjacent to the municipality.

The Town’s sewage collection consists of approximately 10 km of subsurface piping as well as one lift station requiring daily monitoring and maintenance. The treatment system consists of a controls/treatment building which houses mechanical and treatment equipment and two lagoons providing secondary sewage treatment. The lagoons saw significant upgrades in 2002 increasing both the level of treatment as well as the capacity within the lagoons.

The Town’s water chlorination and distribution system consists of four underground wells, a controls/chlorination building and approximately 9 km of subsurface piping. The Town has recently implemented a wellfield protection program, including a 300 foot development buffer zone, to ensure that present and future generations of the community continue to receive water suitable for domestic purposes.

Read more:
PEI Water and Sewer Regulations

Water and Sewer Act

 

Police Department

The mission statement of the Kensington Police Department is to foster a peaceful environment in the Town of Kensington through communication, visibility, prevention and effective enforcement of laws.

The department consists of a Police Chief, Corporal, one full time constable, and one part time constable. The department also employs three full time and two part time communication technicians.

Police Chaplain

The Kensington Police Service currently employs the services of a volunteer Police Chaplain. The Police Chaplain serves to enhance the overall goals, integrity and professionalism of the service. The chaplaincy program is semi-formal program. The Police Chaplain serves members of the Kensington Police Service and, in the course of their duties, clients of the Police Service. He/she may do ‘ride-a-longs’ with officers, offer counselling when requested, pastoral visiting associated with the Police Service, assist officers with death notifications or other traumatic events, assist with Critical Incident Stress Management debriefings and generally provide opportunities for personal and professional health and growth within the Service. The Chaplaincy program demonstrates that policing is more than complaint-driven response by officers and that an integrated approach is being taken in this community. The Police Chaplain is appointed by the Chief of Police and enjoys selected privileges as a non- sworn volunteer member of the Kensington Police Service. Reverend Al Meloche is the current Kensington Police Service Chaplain.

Useful Links:

MADD – East Prince Chapter | www.madd.ca
Crimestoppers | www.peicrimestoppers.com
Missing Children Society of Canada | www.mcsc.ca
CISPEI | www.cisc.gc.ca

Contact: Lewis Sutherland, Police Chief | policechief@townofkensington.com

 

Public Works Department

The Public Works department provides a wide range of services to the community. They are responsible for the daily upkeep, maintenance and cleanliness of the Town. Some of the daily responsibilities include:

  • Grass mowing on all Town owned property.
  • Snow clearing and removal from all sidewalks, boardwalk and other Town owned properties.
  • Maintenance of the EVK Memorial Pool. (in-season)
  • Maintenance of Town owned buildings.
  • Maintenance of town roads including surface infrastructure such as signs.
  • The department is also responsible for operational duties related to the Kensington Water and Pollution Control Corporation. This includes all maintenance of the water chlorination and distribution system and the wastewater collection and treatment system.

The Public Works department is made up of two full time employees; a supervisor and an assistant. The Town’s Public Works supervisor is currently certified as a Level I Wastewater Collection and Treatment Operator as well as a Level I Water Distribution System Operator and the assistant continues to work towards formal certifications.

A seasonal employee is normally brought on during the summer, through government employment programs, to assist with grass mowing and general upkeep.

Contact: Ralph Wadman, Public Works Supervisor | publicworks@townofkensington.com

 

Fire Department

Select the link to download and print a copy of the Volunteer Fire Fighter Application.

Fire protection for the Town of Kensington and surrounding areas is provided by the Kensington Fire Department located 16 Gerald McCarville Drive. The department consists of 31 volunteer fire fighters including a Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief.

For Emergencies call 9-1-1.