Monday, February 24, 2020, Council Meeting

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Municipal By-Election – District 6 - Revisions to the Preliminary List of Electors

List of Electors by election2020

Municipality Meeting with Bell Canada Regarding Internet Project

Exciting and long awaited news was announced last week for residents and businesses in the Municipality of the District of Shelburne. At least 95% of the Municipality will have access to the best high-speed internet that is available across Canada. “We know people have been anxiously awaiting this news. They want to know if they are part of the 95% and when they will get access. The Municipality is meeting with Bell Canada representatives regarding this project very shortly and we will be sharing maps showing where access will be provided as well as anticipated timelines. We ask residents to continue to be patient as we work through this process,” stated Warden Penny Smith.
The Municipality is also continuing to work with Bell Canada to seek solutions to ensure internet access is available to all residents and businesses.

Information regarding this project will be posted on our website and social media. Please visit the Municipality’s website at or our Facebook page regularly for updates.


The Municipality of the District of Shelburne agrees to meet with Towns’ and Provincial Officials

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne agreed to meet with the Town of Shelburne, the Town of Lockeport and Nova Scotia Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing, provided that the Province will bring new information concerning funding that would be available to address the concerns the Municipality has regarding the significant costs involved in maintaining and upgrading Town infrastructure. A motion supporting a meeting was passed at a Special Council meeting held on February 10, 2020.

“As we have stated all along, the Municipality strongly believes the Province needs to make a financial commitment to address infrastructure challenges faced by the Towns, as they have done with other municipal units that have merged or dissolved. For Council to decide on a way forward, we need to investigate all options, including the pros and cons of each before making a decision that will have a direct impact on the future of our residents for years to come. At this point in time, we are not in a place where we can make a determination on what we believe may be the best way forward; however, we are open to explore the options with the Towns, the Province and our community, provided that the Province is prepared to be a key financial contributor ”, stated Warden Penny Smith.

The Municipality has requested from the Town of Shelburne and the Town of Lockeport a list of their infrastructure, including current maintenance costs and future capital costs. They are also gathering information from municipal units that have been part of the dissolution process and those that have amalgamated or consolidated.


High-speed Internet coming to homes and businesses
in the Municipality of the District of Shelburne

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For Municipal By-Election – District 6

TAKE NOTICE that the undersigned will accept nominations for the following office in the Municipality of Shelburne for which an election will be held on the
4th day of April, 2020:


NOMINATIONS for Councillor shall be filed at the office of the Returning Officer, Municipal Administration Building, 136 Hammond Street, 1st floor, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., on Nomination Day which is Tuesday, March 10, 2020, or by appointment during office hours in the five (5) business days immediately preceding Nomination Day. The phone number to make an appointment is (902) 875-3544 extension 226, fax (902) 875-1278. Every nomination paper for Councillor in the Municipality of the District of Shelburne shall be accompanied by a deposit of Two Hundred ($200.00) Dollars.

DATED at Shelburne, Nova Scotia, this 7th day of February, 2020.

Erin Hartley
Returning Officer
Municipality of the District of Shelburne

For information please call 902-875-3544 ext. 226 or fax 902-875-1278.

Monday, February 10, 2020, Committee of the Whole Meeting

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Press Release New Deputy Warden

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne is happy to announce that Councillor John Roscoe has been appointed as the Municipality’s new Deputy Warden. This appointment is a result of the resignation of the former Deputy Warden, David Levy.

“I am looking forward to working with John in his new role as Deputy Warden. I know he is committed to the residents and will work hard on their behalf” says Warden Penny Smith.
Deputy Warden Roscoe is no stranger to residents in the Municipality, having been elected to Shelburne Municipal Council in 1994 for District 5 (East Jordan, Jordan Falls, Woodlawn Drive and Jordan Branch). He previously served as Deputy Warden from 2004-2012. He assumed his new role as of January 27, 2020 and will continue in this role until the Fall election in October 2020.
The Deputy Warden assumes the role of the Warden in the absence of the Warden.