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Friday, 17 April 2015 15:01


Morvan Road Landfill Summer Hours in Effect as of
April 18th, 2015

The Morvan Road Landfill will now be open every Saturday until winter hours come back into effect.

Please contact the Town Office with any questions 902 875 2991.

Friday, 17 April 2015 13:32

Employment Opportunity
Water Plant Operator

The Town of Shelburne is seeking applications from qualified experienced individuals for the position of Water Plant Operator.
Duties of the position include: 
Water quality testing and laboratory work
Mixing and administering chemicals
Maintaining water treatment plant property, facilities and equipment
Maintaining water reservoir and water meter reading
Flushing water mains and hydrants as required
Assisting in preparation of operating and capital budgets for the utility 
Completing reporting requirements for Utility
Assisting Waste Water Plant Operator and Public Works Department
Other duties as directed

The ideal candidate will have:
Water Treatment Operator certification
Experience in operating a water treatment plant or similar system
The ability to work independently with little supervision
Supervisory Experience

Applicants are invited to submit their resume in person (168 Water Street, Shelburne), by mail (P.O. Box 670, Shelburne NS, B0T 1W0) email
( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or fax ((902) 875-3932), no later than 4:00 PM on May 14th, 2015.

For a more detailed job description or with other questions about the position, please contact Sarah Whiteway (Town of Shelburne, Manager of HR & Admin) at (902) 875-2991 Ext 4. 
Hours of work, benefits, and wages are pursuant to the current collective agreement.
Only those applicants receiving an interview will be contacted.

Thursday, 16 April 2015 10:45


Shelburne Town Council Approves 2015-16 Operating Budget


Shelburne, NS – The Shelburne Town Council approved an operating budget totaling $3.69 million on April 14th, 2015. The approved residential tax rate of $2.04 per $100 of assessment and the approved commercial tax rate of $3.86 per $100 of assessment remain unchanged from last year. Sewer charges will be held at $198 per unit and the new solid waste charge is now fully implemented – covering 100% of solid waste services provided by the Town – increasing to $209 per unit for total budgeted revenues of $209,208. The Council has also approved an increase in the new low-income tax exemption program which was introduced in last year’s budget, with the minimum household income necessary to qualify for the program increasing to $25,000; the program provides up to $100 of tax relief to qualifying tax payers.


The Town faces numerous financial pressures, but the Council remains conscious of residents’ ability to pay for the increasing costs of municipal services; police services for example – representing almost 18% of the Town’s entire operating budget – are expected to rise by over 12% from 2014-15 levels. Additionally, this year Nova Scotia’s Provincial budget – released on April 9th, 2015 – froze equalization payments to the Town while increasing appropriations for Education, Housing and Justice, resulting in the Town retaining just 5% of $359,645 in provincial operating assistance in 2015-16.


The operating budget continues Council priorities for the community with key investments including:


-          Providing over $215,000 in tax exemptions, subsidies and grants to support community groups and organizations.

-          Strengthening the Town’s Community & Economic Development Department which provides planning and development services, economic development, tourism and promotion, and festivals and events coordination for the Town and nearby municipal units.

-          Reviewing and updating the Town’s Municipal Planning Strategy and Land-Use By-law to minimize red tape and encourage economic growth.

-          Additional resources for tourism promotion and marketing, building on the successful launch of the new tourism website, serving eastern Shelburne County.

-          Continued participation in the South Shore Regional Enterprise Network which is expected to be up and running this year.

-          Support for the proposed Shelburne medical clinic project.

-          Increased funding for capital reserves; $77,670 budgeted for 2015-16, a 9% increase from 2014-15. Capital reserves are essential to supporting infrastructure rehabilitation and upgrades.


The Town’s three-year capital budget for 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 is anticipated in May, 2015. The complete 2015-16 Town Budget – operating and capital – will then be made available on the Town of Shelburne website at


For Additional Information Contact:

Dylan Heide, CAO

875-2991 Ext. 5

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Thursday, 09 April 2015 18:49

APRIL 13, 2015
Please click link below for information

 Tax Sale by Tender April 2015

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 11:01

JUNE 6TH, 2015

Please click link below for details
Town Wide Yard Sale 2015

Friday, 27 March 2015 10:11


Operating Budget Presentation - Tuesday, March 31st, 2015  - 6:30 p.m.
Operating Budget Discussion -  Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 - 12:00 p.m.
Operating Discussion/Capital Presentation - Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.
Capital Discussion - Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.
Water Presentation/Discussion - Thursday, April 16th, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.


Thursday, 26 March 2015 12:07

Applications will now be accepted until April 9th, 2015 at 4:30 p.m

Please click the link below for more information 

 Founders Days Position Extension

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 09:31


Request for Tenders
New Tractor

The Town of Shelburne is seeking proposals for

the supply of a new tractor for the Public Works

Department. This tractor will be used for roadside

brush cutting and as a sidewalk plough in the

winter months.


The following specifications are required:


4 Wheel Drive

Cab with Heater/AC

Front Loader with Skid Steer Style Q/A

3 sets Rear Remotes

3 Point Hitch

Hydrostatic Drive (3 range)

62 inch min width (with option expandable to 65

inch or more with offset mower attachment

depending on manufacture spec)

Rear wheel weights/tires weighted for offset mower

Agri Tires

Minimum 33 PTO Horsepower


Equipped with:

Minimum 55 inch offset flail mower to cut grass and

heavy vegetation along shoulders and ditches along

roads in town.


Please state warranty. FOB Shelburne.



Proposals are to be directed to Dylan Heide, Town

of Shelburne CAO, no later than 4:00 PM on April

10th, 2015; phone: 902-875-2991 Ext. 5; Fax: 902-

875-3932; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Complete tender document available on request.


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