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Shelburne Town Council Approves 2015-16 Capital Budget

Shelburne, NS – The Shelburne Town Council approved a three-year capital budget with 2015-16 projects totaling $4.87 million on May 7th, 2015. The top priority in this budget is public infrastructure with over $3 million directed at renewing and upgrading buildings, roads, culverts and sidewalks. More than 20% of the Town's capital spending for 2015-16 will be directed at community and economic development projects including improved signage, a new guild hall and a new public park on the old King Street school lands supported by a generous donation from the Huskilson family.

Funding for the 30 capital projects included in the 2015-16 capital budget includes $2.6 million in external support from the federal and provincial governments; Council has approved the Town's contribution to projects contingent on external financing however these projects may not proceed if projected federal and provincial support does not materialize. An additional $756,500 in capital spending for 2015-16 will be financed from the Town's capital reserves, to which the Council has been steadily contributing in recent operating budgets.

Key infrastructure investments in the 2015-16 capital budget include:

  • A $2.7 million project to construct a sidewalk along Hammond Street from George Street towards Roseway Hospital, resurface the road, and upgrade culverts and other existing infrastructure, for which the Town has applied for two-thirds matching funding from the federal and provincial budgets under the New Building Canada Fund.
  • Much needed improvements to culverts throughout Town in accordance with the Town's Municipal Climate Change Action Plan priorities.
  • Significant improvements to visitor signage both leading to and within the Town of Shelburne and a new guild hall/Shelburne Farmers Market facility on the Historic Waterfront with matching external funding anticipated.
  • A new public park with splash pad and skate park components financed by a generous donation from the Huskilson family (with anticipated matching external funding from other levels of government).
  • New equipment purchases including a new Public Works tractor and a new vehicle for the Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department which have now been received.
  • Needed water and wastewater projects financed from the Town's dedicated water and wastewater reserves.

The complete 2015-16 Town Budget – operating and capital – will soon be available on the Town of Shelburne website at www.town.shelburne.ns.ca.

For additional information contact:

Dylan Heide, CAO
875-2991 Ext. 5
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Ambulance Fee Assistance Program

Please download the Ambulance Fee Assistance Program (Brochure and Form) .

Public Notice - Controlled Burn Exercise

A controlled burn training exercise is planned for Thursday, May 14th, 2015  at the Town Dump.

2015/16 Low Income Property Tax Exemption & Application

For full description and application form please download Low Income Tax and Application May 2015 .

Water Plant Operator Job Opportunity

Water Plant Operator - Final Description

Morvan Road Landfill Summer Hours in Effect as of April 18th, 2015

The Morvan Road Landfill will now be open every Saturday until winter hours come back into effect.

Please contact the Town Office with any questions 902 875 2991.

Shelburne Town Council Approves 2015-16 Operating Budget

Shelburne, NS – The Shelburne Town Council approved an operating budget totaling $3.69 million on April 14th, 2015. The approved residential tax rate of $2.04 per $100 of assessment and the approved commercial tax rate of $3.86 per $100 of assessment remain unchanged from last year. Sewer charges will be held at $198 per unit and the new solid waste charge is now fully implemented – covering 100% of solid waste services provided by the Town – increasing to $209 per unit for total budgeted revenues of $209,208. The Council has also approved an increase in the new low-income tax exemption program which was introduced in last year’s budget, with the minimum household income necessary to qualify for the program increasing to $25,000; the program provides up to $100 of tax relief to qualifying tax payers.

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Tax Sale By Way Of Tender - April 13, 2015

Tax Sale by Tender April 2015

Town-wide Yard Sale - June 6th, 2015

For informatin download Town Wide Yard Sale 2015 .

Job Posting - Manager Of Community & Economic Development - Permanent Full Time

Please click the link below for full job description.Applications to be submitted no later than April 16th, 2015 at 4:00p.m.

2015 - 2016 Budget Meetings Schedule

  • Operating Budget Presentation - Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Operating Budget Discussion - Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 - 12:00 p.m.
  • Operating Discussion/Capital Presentation - Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Capital Discussion - Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Water Presentation/Discussion - Thursday, April 16th, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.

Part-time Position - Founders' Days Coordinator - Application Extension

Applications will now be accepted until April 9th, 2015 at 4:30 p.m

Founders Days Position Extension

Request for Tenders - New Tractor

The Town of Shelburne is seeking proposals for the supply of a new tractor for the Public Works Department. This tractor will be used for roadside brush cutting and as a sidewalk plough in the winter months.

The following specifications are required:

  • 4 Wheel Drive Cab with Heater/AC
  • Front Loader with Skid Steer Style Q/A
  • 3 sets Rear Remotes
  • 3 Point Hitch
  • Hydrostatic Drive (3 range)
  • 62 inch min width (with option expandable to 65 inch or more with offset mower attachment depending on manufacture spec)
  • Rear wheel weights/tires weighted for offset mower Agri Tires
  • Minimum 33 PTO Horsepower

Equipped with: Minimum 55 inch offset flail mower to cut grass and heavy vegetation along shoulders and ditches along roads in town. 

Please state warranty. FOB Shelburne.

Submission Deadline Extended

Proposals are to be directed to:

Dylan Heide, Town of Shelburne CAO,

no later than 4:00 PM on April 10th, 2015
phone: 902-875-2991 Ext. 5
Fax: 902- 875-3932
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Complete tender document available on request.

Notice Of Public Hearing - Re: Number Of Councillors

The Town of Shelburne has made applcation to the NS Utility and Review Board to confirm the number of Councillors to be elected in October 2016. The public hearing has been scheduled for the followng:

Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Town Council Chambers
168 Water Street
Shelburne, NS

All welcome to attend. Comments can also be submitted to the NS Utility and Review Board no later than Monday, April 20, 2015.

Please contact the Town Office for any further information 902-875-2991.

Graduate to Opportunity Program

Dear Business Owner,

Are you growing your business? Expanding your workforce? Looking for new energy and creative ideas to help drive innovation and growth?

Last month, our government launched the Graduate to Opportunity program. This program offers employers like you the chance to hire recent graduates by providing salary support for the first two years of employment.

You qualify for this program if:

  • You have fewer than 100 employees, or are a social enterprise, not-for-profit or registered charity
  • You are willing to pay at least $30,000 annually. Government will pay 25 percent of the salary in year 1, and 12.5 per cent in Year 2

You can hire anyone who has completed a post-secondary program within the last year and will live and work in Nova Scotia.

Visit novascotia.ca/econ/gto/, call 1-800-424-5418, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more.

If you know of a business, or recent graduate that can benefit from this program, please forward this letter to them.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Honourable Michel P. Samson
Minister, Economic and Rural Development and Tourism
Province of Nova Scotia

Part-time Position - Founders' Days Coordinator

For information download Founders' Day Coordinator .

Application deadline Wednesday, March 25, 2015.