The Town of Wolfville has the following surplus equipment for sale on an “As Is, Where Is” basis with no warranty given or implied.
2012 Kubota RTV 1100
There is a minimum bid of $6,000.00 for purchase of this product.
2014 Kubota RTV X1100C
There is a minimum bid of $10,000.00 for purchase of this product.
Equipment can be viewed at the Town of Wolfville, Public Works located at 200 Dykeland Street, Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.
Sealed bids are to be submitted to Town Hall, 359 Main Street, Wolfville and will be accepted until by 2:00pm, March 27, 2017
All submissions must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “WOL009-2017 Surplus Equipment Sale”
Successful bidders will be notified.
Do you like to play cards, board games or still active walking, running, biking or playing sports? The Nova Scotia 55+ Games with a motto of Fun, Fitness and Friendship is scheduled for September 13-16, 2017 in Lunenburg County. The 25 events and sports are: 5-k run, 45’s, badminton, cribbage, candlepin bowling, contract bridge and duplicate bridge, curling and stick curling, darts, golf, horseshoes, men’s and women’s hockey, floor shuffleboard, mountain biking, pickleball, 8-ball pool, women’s soccer, skip bo, swimming, scrabble, tennis, washer toss and track and field. Please visit our website at www.2017ns55plusgames.ca or check out or Facebook page at ns 55+ games 2017 for information on how to sign up and join in.
The games will be hosted in Lunenburg County from September 13-16, 2017. The 25 sports and activities are offered to challenge the minds and bodies of our 55+ residents. The activities and sports include: 5-k run, 45’s, badminton, cribbage, candlepin bowling, contract bridge and duplicate bridge, curling and stick curling, darts, golf, horseshoes, men’s and women’s hockey, floor shuffleboard, mountain biking, pickleball, 8-ball pool, women’s soccer, skip bo, swimming, scrabble, tennis, washer toss and track and field. Registration will run from April 3 to July 28, so please check out our website www.2017ns55plusgames.ca and/or our Facebook site ns 55+ games 2017 to get all the details. Looking forward to seeing you in September!
The Town of Wolfville will be accepting tenders for one (1) new Portable Emergency Diesel Generator.
Tenders must be received by 2:00 p.m., local time, Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
Tenders will be opened publicly at this time. All tenders must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “WOL024-2016 Comfort Centre Generator”
The Town reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, not necessarily accept the lowest tender, or accept any tender which it may consider to be in its best interests.
The Town of Wolfville also reserves the right to waive formality, informality, technicality on any tender.
Beginning at 9:00 AM Wednesday, February 15, 2017 and continuing to approximately 4:00 PM, there will be a scheduled water interruption affecting the residents on Gaspereau Avenue (from Fowler Street to Pleasant Street), also affecting residents of Fowler Street and Iona Road.
The interruption is necessaryto repair a watermain break.
Residents are advised to stockpile the necessary water needed during the interruption prior to 8:00 AM Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
Full details may be viewed on the Notice to Residents (click link)
The Community Partnership Program Grant is available to community groups that organize or operate programs/events in the Town of Wolfville. It aims to enhance the vibrancy of our Town by supporting organizations whose programs and/or events benefit the community by promoting active living and exploration of the past to enrich the lives of community members.
Applications must be received by March 31st, 2017. Late applications will be disqualified. The maximum amount available through this program is $2000.00per fiscal year.
To view the application form click here .
The Town’s Budget Process is underway! As per the Town’s Standard Operating Procedure adopted in 2015, the first Council meeting to discuss the next fiscal budget begins at the regularly scheduled November Committee of the Whole (COW).
The 2017/18 Budget process began on November 1, 2016 with a goal of approving a balanced budget on March 21, 2017 at the regularly scheduled Town Council meeting.
Use the menu below to navigate each meeting to view agenda packages, presentations and key changes. November 1, 2016, Committee of the Whole.
The following information was presented for discussion:
As noted for assessments, provincial CAPPED Assessment Program tied to October over October comparison (expected to = 1.4%). Average COLA to end of September = 1.3%
Capital Budget Information
The first draft of the CIP included the following projects in Year 1 (201718):
Not included in the list above is general equipment/upgrades and engineering costs that are consistent year over year. You can view the complete draft CIP in the agenda package from November 1, 2016. (see link below)
No formal motion is made at this stage. Rather staff is seeking consensus from members of Council on overall budget goals as they move towards the 1st Draft Version 2017/18 Operating and Capital Budgets (Town and Water Utility)
Staff updated Council on changes to the draft 10-Year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) based on discussions that took place at the November 1 COW and new information that has been presented to Council regarding future capacity of the Sewer Treatment Plant. The following information points were discussed:
As with November 1, no formal motion is made at this stage. Staff is continuing to seek consensus from Council.
The Special COW in January is the first time the draft Operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year is presented to Council. Below is a highlight of information presented:
Impact on taxpayer if the rate is left unchanged:
All ratepayers (residential & commercial)
Operating Expenditures up $247,400 overall and include:
Items not yet included in the first draft:
No formal motion is made at this stage. Staff is continuing to seek consensus from Council.
Based on the direction from Council at the January 24th COW and adjusted budget estimates, the budget shortfall has gone from $102,300 down to $22,600. As staff continues to review their budget estimates, there may be room to get closer to break even without substantial decision points. This becomes less likely if decisions are made to add further expenditures to the budget.
Changes made to reduce the shortfall include:
Recap of other budget notes/highlights:
NOT Included in V2:
In terms of the Capital Budget, it has remained essentially unchanged with the exception of the street lights proposed at Main/Gaspereau. Council direction coming out of January Special COW was to see what funding impact would occur by moving the project tentatively to Year 2. This change is now reflected in the draft CIP. The management team discussed this change after COW, and a couple of issues were identified that would speak to the lights fitting better in Year 3 vs. Year 2.
The Water Utility Budget has been included in this draft. As discussed in past years, this budget has few, if any, decision points for COW/Council. The Capital Budget format has been changed to be more consistent with the format used by the Town Capital Fund, and to fit more closely with the requirements of the UARB template. The key needed at this stage continues to be a Rate Study review that takes into consideration the impacts on the Water Utility of water consumption trends and future capital requirements.
No formal motion is made at this stage. Staff continues to seek direction to reach a balanced budget.
The Operational Plan provides many details on what staff expects to complete over the next year, as well as goals for the succeeding three years. In terms of budget dollars it is important to recall the following for 2017/18:
Equally important to remember are the items not included in the draft budget at this stage:
Key Points to Consider/Highlight
Links: March 7 Agenda Package , March 7 Minutes*
*Minutes are approved at the next Committee of the Whole meeting
The Fourth Annual Acadia Student Research & Innovation Conference gives participants the opportunity to showcase their research to members of the university and community. It acts as a celebration of the work in academia of Acadia students and highlights student achievement in all fields.
You are invited to attend a panel event where housing related issues will be discussed, particularly related to affordable housing, age friendly community design, regulation of boarding house and how we accommodate all in our communities. This interactive panel is composed of experts who will be discussing these key topic and will be taking questions from the public.
Housing is one of the top of mind issues for residents. Come out and be a part of the discussion.
We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP here.
Where: Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons, 26 Crowell Drive, Acadia University Campus, Wolfville, NS
When: Thursday, January 19th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Town of Wolfville will be closing Municipal Buildings at 12:00pm, Thursday, December 22, 2016
Have a safe and Happy Holiday Season