Budget Meeting Dates Update
Created: Tuesday, 10 April 2018 15:50
The Capital Budget meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 12th has been cancelled. Final discussion of the 2018-19 Capital Budget will take place at the Regular Council Meeting of April 16th, 2018.
Budget Meeting Dates
Created: Friday, 06 April 2018 16:49
Capital Budget Meetings for the Town of Shelburne are scheduled for the following dates:
Monday April 9th @ 6:30 pm
Tuesday April 10th @ 11:00 am
Thursday April 12th @ 6:30 pm
2018-19 Operating Budget Press Release
Created: Friday, 06 April 2018 16:09
Shelburne, NS – The Shelburne Town Council approved an operating budget totaling $5.03 million on April
4th, 2018. The approved residential tax rate of $2.04 per $100 of assessment and approved commercial
tax rate of $3.86 per $100 of assessment remain unchanged. Sewer charges are increasing from $219 to
$240 per unit to finance upgrades to the treatment plant taking place this year. Solid waste charges are
also increasing – based on actual costs – to $251.68 per unit. To reduce the impact of these service charge
increases Council has also approved an increase in the low-income tax exemption program which will now
provide graduated tax relief ranging from $152.93 to $611.73 to qualifying tax payers with household
incomes under $34,464.
In setting the operating budget the Town Council has to confront numerous financial pressures and
balance competing priorities while remaining conscious of residents’ ability to pay. The 2018-19 operating
budget continues the implementation of the Shelburne Town Council Strategic Plan 2017-21 with key
For Additional Information Contact:
Dylan Heide, CAO
875-2991 Ext. 5
2018 19 Operating Budget
A continued focus on service delivery and asset management; 2018 will see the establishment
of a new Asset Management Advisory Committee with Council, staff and public members.
- Significant investments in economic development and tourism, implementing Council’s
Economic Development Strategic Action Plan, Tourism Strategic Action Plan 2017, and Events
Strategic Plan 2018-2021.
- Continued investment in trails, parks, playgrounds and other recreational properties.
- Additional art projects supported by the Town’s public art fund (overseen by the Town’s
Community Participation & Volunteerism Committee) and a continuing commitment to the
Guild Hall Summer Arts series of free public performances throughout the summer season.
- Continued support for public housing and day care services for Town residents.
- A new façade program for the downtown, supported by the Town’s new Commercial
Development Support Program which provides tax rebates to businesses renovating or
developing eligible commercial properties.
- Up to $45,000 as needed to support the Shelburne County Arena Association with the purchase
of a new Zamboni; to be matched by the Municipality of the District of Shelburne.
- A new resident attraction campaign, complementing existing marketing initiatives with efforts
targeting potential new residents and entrepreneurs.
- Continuing to build capital reserves necessary for long-term asset management; minimum
annual capital reserve transfers remain at 50% of amortization.
Budget Meeting Dates Update
Created: Tuesday, 27 March 2018 16:42
Operating Budget meetings scheduled for March 29th and April 3rd have been cancelled. Final discussion of the 2018-19 Operating Budget will take place at the Regular Council Meeting of April 4th, 2018. Capital Budget meetings to follow beginning the week of April 9th, 2018.
"Art In Parks" Proposals now open
Created: Thursday, 15 March 2018 14:45
As part of the Town of Shelburne's effort to promote Public Art, the Town is seeking proposals for "Art In Parks" as a focus for 2018. All eligible projects will be located on Town property and will be wholly owned and maintained by the Town once complete.
For more information visit our "Artists" tab under "Living In Shelburne" or click the link below.
Proposals art in parks
Town of Shelburne Report Card 2018
Created: Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:50
The Town of Shelburne presents the first annual report card on the state of our community. This report card has been developed to provide a snap-shot view of the Town of Shelburne focusing on the community, population and local economy, to highlight opportunities and potential challenges for the coming year. This will be an annual practice, in accordance with the Town Council’s Strategic Plan, with improvements being made each year. The information presented in the report card was compiled from the federal census, the Town’s annual residents survey 2017, the financial condition indicators compiled by the Nova Scotia Department of Municipal Affairs and other external data sources.
Budget Meeting Dates
Created: Friday, 09 March 2018 14:55
The Budget Meetings for the Town of Shelburne are scheduled for the following dates:
Monday March 26th @ 6:30 pm
Tuesday March 27th @ 11:00 am
Thursday March 29th @ 6:30 pm
Tuesday April 3rd @ 11:00 am
Public Hearing: By-Laws
Created: Monday, 05 March 2018 10:02