Environmental Leadership Summit
Thanks to the Deep Roots Music Cooperative, we've got a great lineup scheduled for Wolfville's third Summer Concert Series at Waterfront Park!
Great music, beautiful atmosphere, every Sunday from 2-4pm.
The Town of Wolfville is offering 2 FREE Mountain Bike clinics at Reservoir Park to get you started on our Trails and Bike Park.
Don't have a bike, but want to try? We have some available, just email us to ask!
The Town of Wolfville has an employment opportunity for a Part-Time Visitor Information Centre Counsellor for up to twelve weeks this summer.
Sealed Tenders clearly marked “WOL006-2019 Seaview Avenue 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 Thursday, May 9th, 2019.
The project is located in the Town of Wolfville. The work involves the reconstruction of approximately 180 lineal meters of street, including, but not limited to, concrete curbs/gutters, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water, base gravels, asphalt surfaces, concrete sidewalk on one side of the street and reinstatement of disturbed areas. The work also includes environmental protection and reconnection to the existing system where shown on the project drawings.
Please be advised that Town offices will be closed on Friday, April 19 as well as Monday, April 22nd.
Offices will reopen on Tuesday, April 23 at 8:30 am.
The Town of Wolfville has a vacant seat that requires an appointment by the Department of Justice.
To apply: follow this link and be sure to apply to the Police (RCMP) Advisory Board Opportunity
Requirements for consideration:
Residence in the municipality served by the board; or considerable interest in serving on the advisory board; of a good character; willingness to make a commitment of time and effort to carry out advisory board responsibilities. The Town's board meets quarterly on a set schedule.
Must take an oath of Office or affirmation.Must consent to criminal and background checks. A record of conviction will not necessarily result in ineligibility, taking all circumstances into account.
Applicants should have experience with, or a willingness to learn about, working with diverse communities and vulnerable populations.
Keeping you informed: please be aware a coyote was spotted on the trail/dykes near Cherry Lane in Wolfville.
The Department of Natural Resources have been advised.
Here is a link to general info provided by the Department of Natural Resources.
If you see a coyote you can submit a ‘sighting form’ found here:
Contact Dept Natural Resources 1-800-565-2224 if you have concerns.
Wolfville Council Approves 2019/20 Budget and Operations Plan
Wolfville, NS – At the March 19, 2019, Town Council Meeting Wolfville's Council approved an operating budget totalling $10.7 million for the fiscal year 2019/20, with a capital investment plan of $4.15 million.
Mayor, Jeff Cantwell, confirmed ‘I am very happy that, once again, we have been able to pass a budget for the new fiscal year while being able to continue our strategic initiatives with minimum effect on the tax rate for residents.’
Director of Financial Services, Mike MacLean, advised ‘On average, the property tax bill for residents will increase by 1.76%, which is below the cost of living adjustment. We will also have the highest level of property tax exemption for low income residents in the Valley, and are very pleased that we are able to offer that exemption, all within a balanced budget.’
The approved residential tax rate has increased by ½ cent to $1.465 per $100 of assessment which means, for 86% of residential properties, on average tax bills will increase less than the cost of living. Similarly, the Commercial Tax rate has increased by ½ cent per $100 to $3.575; while the Business Development Area Rate has been reduced by 2 cents, good news for local businesses.
The Town’s Operating budget will continue to enhance Council priorities for the community. In 2019/20 the Town will:
• Hire a Climate Change & Energy Coordinator to increase its focus on environmental initiatives
• Continue to Partner with the Town of Kentville and Berwick and the County of Kings to complete a Regional Recreation Needs Assessment
• Continue to build on the partnership with Acadia University and Acadia Students Union to promote community harmony
• Provide Grants to Organizations in the value of $178,900 through the Strategic Partnership Program, Community Partnership Program and other grants approved by Council
• Complete the amendments to the Town’s Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw
• Develop a Party Registration Bylaw
• Conduct a community engagement exercise to help better define the Town’s recreational needs and values
• Increase the Low Income Tax Exemption to $650, for those households not exceeding an income threshold of $27,413
• Start to operationalize the priorities identified in the Town’s Accessibility Plan.
The 2019/20 Capital Budget continues Council’s focus on improving the basic street infrastructure as well as community areas, amenities and protecting our shoreline. Streets included for infrastructure renewal are Seaview Avenue, Westwood (Main to Irving Centre), and Gaspereau – Willow (up to Civic 94).
Capital investment over the next two fiscal years in the amount of $850,000 will turn the East End gateway to the Town into a welcoming and enjoyable space for visitors and residents alike. Upgrades will include a new Visitor Information Centre, upgrades to Willow Park, and upgrades to the Harvest Moon Trail Head that will all serve to announce and articulate the arrival into Wolfville’s vibrant Downtown core.
The complete 2019/20 Budget and Operations Plan will be available on the Town of Wolfville's website at www.wolfville.ca.
For Additional Information Contact:
Erin Beaudin, CAO
Mike MacLean, Director of Financial Services
The postponed Public Hearing of March 4th, regarding the MPS and LUB amendments, will now be taking place on March 18, 2019.
It will still be held at Acadia University in the KCIC auditorium at 32 University Avenue at 6:30 pm.
The Agenda will be posted here when available.