Budget Information


Warden's 2020-21 Budget Address

June 1, 2020

As we enter into the end of our four-year mandate, I am pleased to outline the continued plans and priorities that the 51st Council of Municipality of the District of Shelburne will undertake in the 2020-21 fiscal year.

Since 2016, we have worked diligently to ensure that strategic decisions have been made to positively impact the growth and well being of our Municipality.

This year, Council has identified the following four key priorities:
1) Access to high speed internet;
2) Investment in health care;
3) New municipal building; and
4) Accessibility

View the complete version of Warden Smith's 2020-2021 Budget Address

View the complete version of the 2020-2021 Budget Summary.

How is your tax dollar spent?

For the 2020 - 2021 Fiscal Year, you can see below how each dollar of your tax payments are spent in comparison to the 2019 - 2020 Fiscal Year.

ExpensesExpenses 2

*Rounded to the nearest dollar

What is included in these expenses?

  Includes Councillors Salary, Travel and Training.
General Government
  Includes Administration & Finance Staffing, Buildings, Legal, Insurance, Auditors, IT, Phone, Tax Sale Expense, Low Income Tax Exemption, and Community Group Exemption.
Protective Services
  Includes Police, Fire, EMO, Ground Search & Rescue, and By-Law Enforcement.
Roads/Streetlights/Wind Turbine
  Includes Roads, Streetlights, and Wind Turbine.
  Includes RMRF, Building and Fire Inspections, Waste Diversion and Management Staffing, Administrative Expense Affiliated with Staffing, Green Carts, Solid Waste Contract, and Landfill Use.
Sewer Treatment
  Includes Staffing, Utility, and Maintenance & Repair.
Recreation & Development
  Includes Maintenance of Recreational Facilities, Recreational Staffing, Recreation Program Expense, Litter Abatement, Health Care, Economic Development, Senior Safety, ICSP Implementation, and Grants to Organizations.
Fiscal Services
  Includes Service Fees (Bank, Payroll, and Pension), Valuation Allowance, Transfers to Reserves, District Grant Fund, and Sou’West Nova Transit.
Transfer to Province of Nova Scotia & Assessment
  Includes Corrections, Public Prosecution, Assessment Services, Regional Library, Regional School Board, Housing Authority, and Area Rate Payments.


Where does the revenue come from?

For the 2020 - 2021 Fiscal Year, you can see below what makes up each dollar of revenue in comparison the the 2019 - 2020 Fiscal Year.


 Revenue chart 3

What is included in the revenues?

  Includes Residential, Commercial. Resource, Area Rate, and Business Property.
Federal & Provincial & Government Agencies
  Includes Grant In Lieu, Crown Timberland, Conservation Property Tax, Farm Property Acreage, and Power Corporation.
Sale of Services
  Includes Sewer Charges, Septage Receiving, Wind Turbine Revenue, Subdivision Approval Fees, Tax Certificates, Rent from Building Tenants, Interest on Taxes, Lock-up Revenue, Fee for Service Revenue from Town of Shelburne and Town of Lockeport, C&D Tipping, Scrap Metal, Building Permits, and Recreation Programs.
Unconditional Transfers from Province
  Includes Municipal Equalization and HST Offset.
Other Transfers
  Includes Transfer from Gas Tax Reserve and Operating Reserve.