Low Income Property Tax Exemption

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:

  • Maximum exemption increased to $600 (was $550 in 2016) per property
  • Household Income Threshold increased to $26,400 (was $26,100 in 2016)

Questions and completed applications can be directed to Annette Demings at (902) 542-3294 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Mona Parsons Sculpture Unveiling

mona

Wolfville's Emergency Volunteer Group

Volunteer to Help in an EmergencyEmergencyVolunteer

Public Awareness and Support are Critical elements in Emergency Planning.  

The most immediate help after a disaster is from people nearby when the event occurs.  That means it is your work colleagues, neighbours, friends, family and members of the community who are the ones who will be giving or needing help.

Are you interested in helping your community and playing a critical role during major events, emergencies and disasters?  Join the Town of Wolfville’s Emergency Volunteer Group and show you care for our Town and region.  

As a volunteer, you will

  • Work with the public
  • Prepare for and respond to emergencies
  • Provide leadership
  • Provide essential services at a Comfort/Reception Centre during an emergency or disaster

Qualifications:

The Wolfville Emergency Volunteer Group welcomes your application if you:

  • Live or work in the Town of Wolfville
  • Are over 18 years of age
  • Speak English fluently
  • Have good communication skills
  • Enjoy helping people
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Are in good health

Commitment:

  • At the time of a real event, you would make the decision to assist or not to assist, and decide the amount of time that you could give.

Training Opportunity:

  • The Incident Command System (ICS)-Level 100 training will be provided for all volunteers (free online training)

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Ability to help your family, neighbours, workmates and community in an emergency
  • Learn new skills
  • Enjoy new challenges
  • Meet new people in your community and across town
  • Help prepare a resilient community that’s ready for an emergency

Becoming a Volunteer:

If you have any questions, or wish to become an Emergency Volunteer, please provide the following information to the Town of Wolfville’s Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Email Subject:  Wolfville's Emergency Volunteer Group

  • First Name – Last Name
  • Contact Information (Address / Telephone (Primary Number) / Email)

Note:  All personal information will be retained by the EMC and not distributed to other organizations

You will be contacted if your help is needed.  This will depend on: the needs of affected areas (which may take time to assess); volunteer availability, location and skills required. We encourage you, if safe, to help your family, friends, neighbours, and groups you are already connected with.  

Thank you for your interest in volunteering to help the Town of Wolfville’s emergency response and recovery efforts

Proclamation - Lyme Disease Awareness Month (May 2017)

Mayor Jeff Cantwell has proclaimed May 2017 as "Lyme Disease Awareness Month" in the Town of Wolfville

Lyme Disease Awareness Month is a campaign which promotes preventive measures which can be taken against Lyme Disease.  You can view the Proclamation on Wolfville's Proclamation Website (click link)

If you are interested in learning more about Lyme Disease, please visit the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation Website

2017-2021 Operational Plan - Town of Wolfville

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)

Operational Plan

Tender Call - Sylvan Drive & Sunset Terrace Reconstruction

Town of Wolfville Tender WOL002-2017 Sylvan Drive & Sunset Terrace Roads and Services Reconstruction  

Sealed Tenders clearly marked “WOL002-2017 Sylvan Drive & Sunset Terrace Reconstruction” and addressed to the Town of Wolfville, N.S., will be received at the Town Office, 359 Main Street, up to 2:00 p.m., local time, on April 24th, 2017.  Documents can be obtained by emailing: Karen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The project is located in the Town of Wolfville. The work involves the reconstruction of approximately 300 lineal meters of street, including, but not limited to, concrete curbs/gutters, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water, base gravels, asphalt surfaces and reinstatement of disturbed areas. The work also includes environmental protection and reconnection to the existing system where shown on the project drawings.

Spring Clean-Up 2017

Mark your Calendars!

The Valley Waste Resource Management Spring Clean-Up for Wolfville will occur on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017.

Specific details of “What Goes” and “What Doesn’t” along with Clean up Rules can be found on Valley Waste Resource Management's Website (click link)  or call Valley Waste at 902-679-1325 or 1-877-927-8300 toll free

Clean-Up Rules:

  • No more than 20 items will be collected from any one stop. An item is a single object, a bag or a securely tied bundle measuring no more than 1.2 metres in length
  • Bagged garbage must be in clear transparent bags
  • No more than 2 of any one appliance type (e.g. fridge, stove, water tank, etc.) will be collected at any one stop
  • Items not collected during Clean–up are the responsibility of the resident and must be removed from roadside when the clean-up is finished
  • Lumber or loose items must be bagged or tied securely in bundles no longer than 1.2 metres (4 feet). Nails should be bent over or removed for safety reasons
  • Any one furniture or appliance item must weigh no more than 91kgs (200 lbs.) other items must weigh no more than 34kgs (75lbs.)
  • Fridges, freezers and air conditioners cannot be collected until CFC’s have been removed and a sticker applied to the unit. The Eastern Management Centre at 100 Donald Hiltz Rd. in the Kentville Industrial Park, and the Western Management Centre at 343 Elliot Road near Lawrencetown at Exit 19 on Highway 101 will accept and service refrigeration units for a $20 fee.

4a. Spring Clean Up graphic

Maple Avenue Compost Site

Garbage, Recycling & Compost Collection

Maple Avenue Compost Site will open Saturday, April 22, 2017, hours of operation 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The site is open every Saturday starting in April until November 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The Town manages a compost site located at Maple Avenue. Drop off leaves and yard waste and/or pick up a high organic content of compost that can be used as a soil amendment (up to a ½  ton truck per trip, smaller cars can do two drop offs.

Depending on the availability residents of the Town of Wolfville are permitted to pick up a maximum of one half ton truck load of compost or wood chips per Saturday.Residents picking up materials from the Compost Site will be required to leave their name, address and phone number with the facility attendant.

Materials accepted for drop off at the Compost Site include leaves, miscellaneous vegetative materials, brush and limbs no larger than 3” in diameter, grass clippings, sod and uncontaminated soil.

All materials must be clean and free of garbage, household compost, plastic bags or other contaminants. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to dispose of any plastic bags, tarps, boxes, etc., used to transport materials to the site in the refuse barrel provided.

Items not accepted: tree stumps, rocks and other wood products, No food waste from green bins and NO PUMPKINS in the fall

 

Kings 55+ Games 2017

May 15-25, 2017

Games and Events Throughout Kings County

Schedule

Registration Form

Wolfville Event: Tennis

Wolfville Recreation Centre - Tuesday, May 23rd @2pm

Important Notice Re: Spring Wednesday After School Programs

Due to low enrollment in our Science program (Wednesdays), we will now be offering our popular Art program on Wednesdays this spring, and extending the deadline for registration until April 13th! Please forward registration forms to our Community Development office, and call 902-670-0131 if you have any questions!

Annapolis Valley Music Festival

April 17th - 23rd

Acadia University

Stars of the Festival Concerts

Sunday, April 23rd

2pm - Afternoon Concert, Festival Theatre

7pm - Evening Concert, Denton Hall

www.avmf.ca

2017 Soccer Season starts in May

Please register by April 20th

Online registration is now available at:

www.sns-wolfvillesc.goalline.ca

In-Person registration will take place at the following locations and times:

April 5th at Gaspereau Elementary School from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
April 6th at Wolfville Elementary School from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
You may also mail registration forms to: Wolfville Soccer Club, PO Box 2340, Wolfville, N.S., B4P 2N5.

To download the registration form please click on the link below:

WSC Registration Form

2017/18 Built Heritage Development Fund

 

logo

 

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

Conservation Advice and Conservation Work Grants

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.  

Tax Rebate

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