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2018-19 Capital Budget Press Release


Shelburne, NS – The Shelburne Town Council approved an ambitious five-year capital budget with 2018-
19 including 34 new capital projects totaling $4.8 million on April 16th, 2018, supported by a projected
$2.87 million in external funding (60%). An additional $665,000 in capital spending for 2018-19 will be
financed from the Town's capital reserves, to which the Council has been steadily contributing in recent
operating budgets.


2018-19 follows on a busy 2017-18 which saw the Town undertake an additional 23 capital projects at a
projected cost of $4.34 million, supported by a projected $2.44 million in external funding (56.3%); an
additional $224,709 in financing for 2017-18 was drawn from the Town’s capital reserves. All but 3 of
these 2017-18 projects are now successfully completed, with the remainder to be completed by
September, 2018.


Key investments in the 2018-19 capital budget include:


 A commitment to completing the major $2.8 million Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrades
project this year, to prepare our sewer system to meet future requirements;


 A new Shelburne Family Centre. Building on Shelburne’s status as the only community in
Southwest Nova Scotia with a growing population of young families the Town proposes a new
community facility consolidating supportive services for families of all ages under one roof;


 Continued investment in parks, trails and greenspaces including support for proposed Graham’s
Park Skatepark project;


 A contribution of up to $50,000 to the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club Sailing Academy in support
of legacy upgrades to the youth sailing program, in preparation for hosting the International
Albacore Championship, August 24th to 30th, 2019;


 Road paving projects throughout town including the seal coating of Falls Lane and Water Street,
following on prior widening projects, along with a commitment to improve downtown parking;


 Tourism initiatives including improved banners and visitors signage as well as a new public wifi
network in the downtown;


 New Christmas decorations for town streets as requested by residents;


 Major investment in Shelburne Marine Terminal to attract new business and support the local
economy for Town and area residents.


The complete 2018-19 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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