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Accepting Applications for Student Summer Positions

Applications for student summer employment with the Municipality of the District of Shelburne Recreation & Parks Department are now available from the Municipal Office and the Recreation & Parks office at 136 Hammond Street, Shelburne and from the website here

We're Moving to One Tax Bill in 2018

After careful consideration, Council of Municipality of the District of Shelburne has decided to return to one tax bill per year, beginning next year in 2018. You will still receive two tax bills in 2017.

For the past number of years, the Municipality has issued two tax bills per year, one in April and one in September. Upon reflection, this process has not been as efficient and cost effective as anticipated, and returning to one tax bill will save our taxpayers up to $15,000 annually, which we can re-invest back into your priority areas.

In order to best serve the residents of the Municipality, property taxes will transition from two tax bills per year to one, as follows:

Tax Bill Date             Due Date

April 1, 2017              May 31, 2017

September 1, 2017   October 31, 2017

April 1, 2018              June 30, 2018

April 1, 2019              June 30, 2019

As noted above, beginning April 1, 2018, a tax bill will be sent out once per year with an extended due date, allowing up to three months for payment.

As always, payments can be made at our office by cheque, cash or debit. Residents can also make arrangements to drop off post-dated cheques, set up pre-payment options with participating online banking providers, or pay by credit card through an external third party credit card company. We cannot accept credit card payments at our office.

Please call our Finance Department at 902-875-3544 ext. 228, if you require more information.

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Spring Metal Collection will take place from April 18 - 28, 2017.  Your collection day for metals will be the same day as your regular collection, within that two week period.  Metal items must be kept separate from your regular collection items.

We are now taking names of groups or organizations wanting to participate in the program.

Warden's 2017-18 Budget Address

March 27, 2017

Today, it is my pleasure on behalf of Council to provide our community with the plans and priorities that the 51st Council of Municipality of the District of Shelburne plans to undertake this upcoming fiscal year and provide our thoughts on where we will endeavour to lead our community during our 4-year mandate.

The 2017-2018 budget will be our first for this new Council and it sets the foundation and groundwork for the investments that our Council believes we need to make over the next four years to help grow and develop our community through wise investments in our programs, services, and infrastructure.

 

View full Budget Address pdf here (288 KB) .

NEED A FAMILY DOCTOR?

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is launching an initiative to discover the actual number of people without a family doctor.

Titled the Need a Family Doctor Project, people are directed to call the 811 Telecare line and provide their name, phone number and postal code.

As the Need a Family Doctor Program progresses, it will allow the health authority to recruit more efficiently and target specific areas of need.

By the summer of 2017, the health authority expects to have recruited 50 doctors.

If you are in need of a family doctor, please call today.

Blue Bags for Recyclables:

There are still a number of residents using clear bags to put their recyclables into for waste collection. While we understand this saves from purchasing different bags; it also leads to confusion for the contractor during collection.

Therefore, there will now be a sticker left behind for anyone using clear bags for recyclables, to let you know your bag was taken this collection; but in future must be in blue bags.

Thank you for your cooperation.