Message from the Mayor
Created: Friday, 16 April 2021 12:28
Hello to the citizens of the Town of Shelburne! We have turned the corner into 2021 with a positive outlook after experiencing a very challenging 2020. First I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the residents of our Town for their diligence and commitment to dealing with the Pandemic as well as we have. The vaccine roll out is progressing smoothly, and I encourage everyone to get vaccinated when it becomes available - if it’s right for you!
On the financial front, the Town of Shelburne is anticipating a surplus for the fiscal year 2020-2021. Transferring this surplus into the Town’s Reserves will help to ensure our financial stability. The anticipated surplus will bring the Town’s reserves to approximately 70% of the recommended amount after the 2020-2021 budget has been audited.
Good municipal governance requires an operating surplus, and I will emphatically say that financial stability is the number one priority of your new Town Council. A big Thank You goes out to the Town Staff for their constant commitment to achieving this goal. Your council has also chosen to ensure that improvements to child care facilities as a priority, focusing on renovating our current building.
Our Town could not function, if it were not for the numerous and dedicated volunteers. To all, and there are many, a very big Thank You also. The Town is always in need of volunteers for various committees, and if you are interested in participating, or simply enquiring for more information, please contact the Town Office at 902-875-2991.
Our Town has experienced growth, and I would like to personally welcome the numerous new residents to our small and friendly town. I wish you well with your new endeavours, and hope that you will enjoy the slower pace and friendly atmosphere that our beautiful Town offers.
In closing, I would like to mention that the five municipal units of Shelburne County are now meeting on a monthly basis to discuss items of mutual interest to all residents of Shelburne County. In addition, the three municipal units of Eastern Shelburne County are cooperating on several fronts. Again, I thank you all for your support and assure you that your elected council and staff will continue to work hard to bring financial stability to our town to ensure a positive future.