Old Burying Grounds - Wall Repairs

Old Burying Ground on Main Street

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.

NS Adopts Changes to National Building Code

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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.

Country Music Benefit Concert in Wolfville on May 13

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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Check Out Wolfville's Summer Day Camps at Acadia!

Click Here: Summer Camps

Mona Parsons Sculpture Unveiled

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.

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Photograph courtesy of Wendy Elliott.

More on  Mona Parsons here

 

Consultation on Potentially Re-locating the RCMP Offices

RCMP Relocation Consultation

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

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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

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

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

2017/18 Built Heritage Development Fund

 

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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

Employment Opportunity: Programming & Events Assistant

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