Budget Meeting Dates Update

The Capital Budget meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 12th has been cancelled. Final discussion of the 2018-19 Capital Budget will take place at the Regular Council Meeting of April 16th, 2018.

Budget Meeting Dates

Capital Budget Meetings for the Town of Shelburne are scheduled for the following dates:
Monday April 9th @ 6:30 pm
Tuesday April 10th @ 11:00 am
Thursday April 12th @ 6:30 pm

2018-19 Operating Budget Press Release

Shelburne, NS – The Shelburne Town Council approved an operating budget totaling $5.03 million on April
4th, 2018. The approved residential tax rate of $2.04 per $100 of assessment and approved commercial
tax rate of $3.86 per $100 of assessment remain unchanged. Sewer charges are increasing from $219 to
$240 per unit to finance upgrades to the treatment plant taking place this year. Solid waste charges are
also increasing – based on actual costs – to $251.68 per unit. To reduce the impact of these service charge
increases Council has also approved an increase in the low-income tax exemption program which will now
provide graduated tax relief ranging from $152.93 to $611.73 to qualifying tax payers with household
incomes under $34,464.

In setting the operating budget the Town Council has to confront numerous financial pressures and
balance competing priorities while remaining conscious of residents’ ability to pay. The 2018-19 operating
budget continues the implementation of the Shelburne Town Council Strategic Plan 2017-21 with key
investments including:

For Additional Information Contact:
Dylan Heide, CAO
875-2991 Ext. 5
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2018 19 Operating Budget

  • A continued focus on service delivery and asset management; 2018 will see the establishment
    of a new Asset Management Advisory Committee with Council, staff and public members.
  •  Significant investments in economic development and tourism, implementing Council’s
    Economic Development Strategic Action Plan, Tourism Strategic Action Plan 2017, and Events
    Strategic Plan 2018-2021.
  • Continued investment in trails, parks, playgrounds and other recreational properties.
  • Additional art projects supported by the Town’s public art fund (overseen by the Town’s
    Community Participation & Volunteerism Committee) and a continuing commitment to the
    Guild Hall Summer Arts series of free public performances throughout the summer season.
  • Continued support for public housing and day care services for Town residents.
  • A new façade program for the downtown, supported by the Town’s new Commercial
    Development Support Program which provides tax rebates to businesses renovating or
    developing eligible commercial properties.
  • Up to $45,000 as needed to support the Shelburne County Arena Association with the purchase
    of a new Zamboni; to be matched by the Municipality of the District of Shelburne.
  • A new resident attraction campaign, complementing existing marketing initiatives with efforts
    targeting potential new residents and entrepreneurs.
  • Continuing to build capital reserves necessary for long-term asset management; minimum
    annual capital reserve transfers remain at 50% of amortization.

Update Rural Nova Scotia Health Crisis Working Group

RNSHC Working Group Press Statement

Mar 20 Rural NS Health Crisis Working Group Report

RNSHC Working Group Apr 16 Agenda

Budget Meeting Dates Update

Operating Budget meetings scheduled for March 29th and April 3rd have been cancelled. Final discussion of the 2018-19 Operating Budget will take place at the Regular Council Meeting of April 4th, 2018. Capital Budget meetings to follow beginning the week of April 9th, 2018.

"Art In Parks" Proposals now open

As part of the Town of Shelburne's effort to promote Public Art, the Town is seeking proposals for "Art In Parks" as a focus for 2018.  All eligible projects will be located on Town property and will be wholly owned and maintained by the Town once complete.

For more information visit our "Artists" tab under "Living In Shelburne" or click the link below.

Proposals art in parks

Town of Shelburne Report Card 2018

The Town of Shelburne presents the first annual report card on the state of our community. This report card has been developed to provide a snap-shot view of the Town of Shelburne focusing on the community, population and local economy, to highlight opportunities and potential challenges for the coming year. This will be an annual practice, in accordance with the Town Council’s Strategic Plan, with improvements being made each year. The information presented in the report card was compiled from the federal census, the Town’s annual residents survey 2017, the financial condition indicators compiled by the Nova Scotia Department of Municipal Affairs and other external data sources.

Budget Meeting Dates

The Budget Meetings for the Town of Shelburne are scheduled for the following dates:
Monday March 26th @ 6:30 pm
Tuesday March 27th @ 11:00 am
Thursday March 29th @ 6:30 pm
Tuesday April 3rd @ 11:00 am

Public Hearing: By-Laws

Summer Position - Project Manager (Rain Gardens/Environment)

The Town of Shelburne has partnered with the CLEAN Foundation to offer a 9-week full-time position for a Project Manager focusing on Rain Gardens and Environmental Stewardship.  In order to apply, or for more information, click on the link

Project Manager Rain Gardens and Environmental Stewardship Town of Shelburne

Health Care Discussion

Political representatives, community groups, medical professional and individuals are invited to a regional discussion concerning health care in rural Nova Scotia. Interested parties are encouraged to RSVP to the Town of Shelburne at 902-875-2991 ext. 8.


Information Session for B & B's

Import Replacement Meeting

Import Replacement: Local Prosperity for Rural Atlantic Canada

Monday February 26th, 2018

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Shelburne Fire Hall

Policing Services Public Information Session

Health Care Crisis

Attention residents of Shelburne and rural Nova Scotia, the Town of Shelburne would like to share the attached open letter concerning the current health care crisis in rural Nova Scotia. The Town Council is calling on interested participants from across Nova Scotia to come together for a discussion of the rural health care crisis and what needs to be done to address it, focusing on community-based solutions.

Rural Health Care Crisis Letter Public Media Release

Annual Christmas Lights Contest

The Annual Shelburne Christmas Decorations Contest will be judged this Sunday Dec. 17th (alternate date Dec. 18th if bad weather). There will be winners for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and business exterior. Winners will be announced on Facebook and prizes awarded at the New Year's Levee