Beginning at 1:00pm on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018, the Town of Wolfville will hold a Public Participation Meeting in the Council Chambers of Town Hall – 359 Main Street – to discuss possible amendments to the Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and Land Use By-Law (LUB). These amendments would establish clear parameters for the craft beverage industry in the Town of Wolfville.
The Town has been conducting a comprehensive review of its planning documents (MPS & LUB) and establishing parameters for the craft beverage industry (e.g. breweries, cideries, etc.) is a part of this work. The purpose of the meeting is to receive feedback on potential amendments to the planning documents related to this land use. Potential amendments will be presented at the meeting and feedback sought. The proposed amendments will be available as part of the Planning Advisory Committee Agenda Package, which is expected to be available on the Town website (www.wolfville.ca/planning-advisory-committee.html) by 4:30pm on Friday, December 7th.
The Planning Advisory Committee will provide a recommendation to Committee of the Whole (Council) on the amendments and Council will ultimately decide whether to amend the planning documents after a Public Hearing is held. If you cannot attend this meeting, feedback can be submitted in writing and will be included for PAC and Council consideration.
You may also ask to be added to the e-mailing list for these amendments so that we can keep you informed as the process moves forward.
Beginning with the Night of Lights on November 30th, Wolfville Glows this holiday season!
Throughout the holiday season you'll be able to enjoy some wonderful community events and many of our local businesses will be offering specials on their products and services. Please take a moment to read through the flyer below to see how you can enjoy this magical time of year as Wolfville Glows!
Please be aware that the Town of Wolfville is posting Council and CAO expenses on our website.
To ensure that the public has access to accurate information and to promote transparency, all municipalities are now required to post expense summaries for members of Council and the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) on their websites. We are pleased to advise that with immediate effect, the Town of Wolfville Council and CAO expenses for the period from April 1st through to the September 30th, 2018 are available at wolfville.ca/council-and-cao-expenses.html
Join us for a Holiday Celebration, Carol Singing, Festive Treats and the lighting of the Town Christmas Tree!
At 6:30pm, walk along with Santa and Mrs. Clause from Robie Tufts Nature Centre as we sing some favourite carols throughout town, ending up at Clock Park for the Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Santa and Mrs. Clause will stick around to hear what the children want for Christmas, and we'll have our Fire Pits ready to warm your hands.
Annapolis Valley Honour Choir will be on hand at Clock Park to provide some more carols and cheer.
There will be Hot Chocolate, Warm Apple Cider and Cookies to be had for a free will donation in support of the Wolfville Tritons Swim Club.
Please be advised that Valley Waste Resource Management stopped the special collection of leaves a number of years ago, therefore residents are responsible for the disposal of their leaves.
Leaves can be taken to the Maple Avenue Compost Site, Saturday, November 17th and November 24th between the hours of 12 pm to 4 pm.
Bags of Leaves must not be left outside the gate at the Maple Avenue Compost Site.
Valley Waste Resource Management will accept leaves at their Management Center in Kentville or leaves can be placed in your Green Cart each collection week.
Bring your creations down to Willow Park on November 1st between 4pm and 6pm, and we'll put it on display with the rest. Then, we'll take care of disposing of all pumpkins!
We will have tea lights for illuminating all Jack-O-Lanterns! Display will last until 8pm.
Wolfville Historical Society will have a cash BBQ on site.
This is a "rain-or-shine" event.
Notice to Residents Maple Avenue Compost Site Season Closure
The Wolfville Parks Department wishes to advise residents that the Maple Avenue Compost Site will close at 4pm November 24th, 2018 for the season.
The site typically reopens Mid-April. (opening date varies depending on the weather conditions and the condition of the yard).
Check our website for updates: h ttp://www.wolfville.ca/maple-avenue-compost-site.html
If you currently have the Town of Wolfville set up as a Payee, to pay yourWater/Sewer bill, you may find that when you try to pay your bill this month we are no longer on your list of payees.
If so, you need to go to Add a Payee and type in the word Wolfville.
You will see two options: Town of Wolfville Taxes and Town of Wolfville Water.
Select Town of Wolfville Water and type in your 8 digit water account number (without the decimal point). Then you can go ahead and make your payment.
The Town of Wolfville would like to inform residents that October 11-14 is Acadia’s annual Homecoming Weekend!
Furthermore, The Town would like to advise residents that the RCMP have additional resources available for this busy weekend in Wolfville. If you observe activities over the weekend that are concerning or become disruptive, please contact the RCMP during regular office hours at 902-542-3817 or after-hours at 1-800-803-7267. As always, call 911 in an emergency.
Deadline: Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at 4:00PM
The Town of Wolfville and the Annapolis Valley Regional Library (AVRL) are investigating options for expanding and improving library facilities in Wolfville. This will be a comprehensive planning process that will determine the need for additional library space, opportunities to provide the required space at the existing library or a new location, program and service improvements, possible partnerships, costs and funding strategies. It is anticipated the study will take 6 - 8 months to complete.
The study will be managed by a Working Committee of Town and Library staff and volunteers with expertise in library planning. This Committee will report to Town Council and the AVRL Board, who are responsible for making all decisions with respect to the project. At key points in the planning process, public meetings will be held for community input. In addition to these public meetings, a Review Group will be established to comment on findings and directions emerging from the planning process.
Review Group membership will be by invitation. Approximately 12-15 individuals will be asked to sit on the Review Group . These individuals will be chosen to represent a cross-section of Wolfville and county residents and a variety of interests in the community. Members do not have to be users of the existing library or have any particular expertise in library planning.
The members of the Review Group will have the following duties.
• Meet with the Working Committee at key points in the study process. We anticipate 3 to 4 meetings over the 6-8 month planning period. Meetings will be held in the evening and last 2 – 3 hours.
• Consider background material provided by the Committee prior to each meeting. This material will describe research undertaken by the Committee and possible options for the library’s development. This material will be available at least 2 weeks prior to the Review Group meeting. Review Group members should expect to spend a few hours reading and considering this material. An agenda for the Review Group meeting and questions to consider prior to the session will be provided.
• Participate in Review Group meetings facilitated by the Working Committee to provide input to the planning process.
Review Group input is for the benefit of the Working Committee. We anticipate hearing a variety of perspectives that will inform the Working Committee’s analysis. There is no expectation of consensus and the Group will not be asked to provide direction as a group. The Group’s responsibilities do not include making formal recommendations to Town Council, the AVRL Board or the Working Committee.
The input of the Review Group will be summarized and documented as part of the planning process.
If you wish to be considered for the working group, please complete the online form by visiting the AVRL website here.
Forms must be completed by 4:00 pm on Friday, November 2nd, 2018.