Repairs to the Old Burying Ground wall will commence on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017. The plan is to remove the wall one section at a time and store the stones on site avoiding the gravesites.
As part of the reconstruction two trees behind the western section of the wall will be removed. These trees will not survive the reconstruction and their roots are at least partially responsible for the deterioration of the wall. New trees will be planted in the area but a safe distance from the wall once work is completed.
Construction is expected to take 8 weeks and this section of the sidewalk will be closed to pedestrian traffic to allow the contractor room to work and protect the public.
The contractor is well aware of the historical significance of the site and will make every effort to respect the property and not disturb any of the gravesites.
The public can access the burying ground during construction from Clock Park.
Effective as of April 1st, 2017, the province has adopted changes to the National Building Code, which includes increasing the maximum height of wooden residential buildings from four to six storeys.
For more on these changes and the National Building Code click here.
The Town of Wolfville is proud to be the Headline Sponsor for the 1st Annual Country Music Benefit Concert for No Time for That Anti-Bullying Society on Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 7pm at the Wolfville Farmers' Market in Wolfville. Tickets available online at www.notimeforthattour.com/nova-scotia
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A commemerative statue of Mona Parsons was unveiled this past Friday, May 5th, 2017 at the Post Office Grounds - 407 Main Street - in Wolfville. Pictured below Mayor Jeff Cantwell, left, biographer Hill Lehr and sculptor Nistal Prem de Boer.
Photograph courtesy of Wendy Elliott.
The Town’s Low Income Property Tax Exemption amount and threshold are set by Town Council in accordance with Policy 140-003. For 2017/18:
How to Apply:
If you received an exemption in 2016 you should receive an application form with your property tax bill in May 2017.
Applications can be picked up at Town Hall, 359 Main Street or downloaded from the Town's Website (click link)
Applications should be submitted to Annette Demings at Town Hall by July 31, 2017.
The Town of Wolfville's 2017-2021 Operational Plan, dated April 1, 2017, was approved by Town Council at the March 21, 2017 Town Council Meeting (Motion 54-03-17)
View complete details of the Operational Plan on the Town's Website (Click Link)
April 17th - 23rd
Sunday, April 23rd
2pm - Afternoon Concert, Festival Theatre
7pm - Evening Concert, Denton Hall
To better serve our heritage stakeholders, program guidelines and application forms for the 2017-18 Heritage Grants under the Heritage Development Fund (Built Heritage) are now available at: http://cch.novascotia.ca/exploring-our-past/heritage-property/what-kind-financial-support-can-i-receive-conserve-my
Owners of a registered municipal heritage property (including those located within an approved municipal heritage conservation district) may apply for a conservation advice grant to support 50% of the costs to prepare the conservation advice report to a maximum of $3,000.
Only registered municipal heritage properties used either for religious worship or community, non-profit purposes are eligible, may apply for a conservation work grant to support up to 50% of the eligible conservation work costs to a maximum of $7,500 every two years. Please review the revised program guidelines to ensure the scope of proposed work can be considered.
In addition to the grants described above, Service Nova Scotia continues to offer a Provincial Tax Rebate (under the Sales Tax Act). This program provides heritage property owners a full rebate of the provincial sales tax paid for eligible materials used for the repair, improvement or restoration of the exterior of a heritage property. An overview of this rebate program, including the application form, can be found at: http://cch.novascotia.ca/exploring-our-past/heritage-property/what-kind-financial-support-can-i-receive-conserve-my
Should you have any questions on these incentives, or would like to obtain an application form and guideline document, please contact the office of the Heritage Property Program and Strategic Development Initiative Coordinator at 902-424-5647.
Heritage Property Program: http://cch.novascotia.ca/exploring-our-past/heritage-property
Strategic Development Initiative http://cch.novascotia.ca/investing-in-our-future/strategic-development-initiative
Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/pages/standards-normes.aspx
The Town of Wolfville invites interested parties to submit a proposal for: Municipal Planning Strategy Amendments Research & Administration
Closing Date: March 24th, 2017 (4:30pm)