Development & Building Permit Services

Building and development services can still be reached for inspection requests, to submit permit applications or make general inquiries while the Town of Wolfville buildings are closed to the public.

If you would like to submit a building or development permit application please complete a Building & Development Permit Application Form and submit it via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with any supporting documentation.

Would you like to schedule a building inspection? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have a question about building or development in the Town of Wolfville please call 902-542-0368 or review our Contact Us page.

Re-Opening of Harvest Moon Trail

Update on Parks and Trail ClosuresThe Town has received confirmation that municipalities can make decisions related to the closure of their trail systems.In light of this, we have made the decision to re-open the Harvest Moon Trail to the public. All other Town trails and parks will remain closed.We ask that people please respect the social distancing guidelines currently in place. We will actively monitor the Harvest Moon Trail and will have to revisit this decision if these guidelines are not followed.Thank you to all who have been engaged on this issue over the past few days!

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Equipment Purchase - Woodchipper

The Town of Wolfville will be accepting quotes for one (1) new 7” capacity disc type woodchipper. RFQ documents may be acquired electronically by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

All quotations are to be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and must be received no later than 2:30 pm local time, Thursday, April 2, 2020 at the above mentioned email with a subject line “RFQ WOL004-2020 – Woodchipper,

Submissions must include a completed and signed tender form.  

Due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid19 virus tender will not be opened publicly.

Direction of Minister Under a Declared State of Emergency

Effective immediately all municipal parks are closed under the Provincial State of Emergency. This includes Reservoir Park, the Harvest Moon Trail and all other municipal trails and parks.

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RFQ - 2020 Traffic Line Markings

Request for Quotation  

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The Town of Wolfville will be accepting quotations for traffic line markings. 

Specifications are available electronically from Karen Outerleys at the Town of Wolfville, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All quotations are to be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and must be received no later than 3:30 pm local time at the above mentioned email with a subject line “RFQ WOL008-2020 – Traffic Line Markings” Submissions must include a completed and signed tender form.  

Due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid19 virus the tender will not be opened publicly..

COVID-19 Impacts on Municipal Sewer

With the rapidly rising use of sanitizing and disposable wipes amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Residents are reminded of the importance of NOT flushing wipes of any sort- including those labelled “Flushable” or “Biodegradable”.

With the increased use of disposable wipes we want to be preemptive in ensuring the systems continue to run effectively. Even “biodegradable wipes can block pump stations and the only way to clear the obstruction is to physically handle the pump and remove the sewer debris by hand.

This unnecessary action puts you and your home at risk of a sewer backup. Also, it is an avoidable and unpleasant use of our staff resources.

We ask that you please do your part and keep wipes of all sorts out of the sewer system.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Equipment Purchase - 4WD Backhoe Loader

2020 4WD Backhoe Loader with Hydraulic Thumb 

The Town of Wolfville will be accepting bids for one (1) 2020 4WD Backhoe Loader as specified.

Specifications are available electronically from Karen Outerleys by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

All bids are to be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and must be received no later than 2:30 pm local time April 9, 2020

Due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid19 virus tender will not be opened publicly.

 

Press Release: Wolfville considering temporary changes to bill due dates for Water and Property Taxes

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2020

 

Wolfville considering temporary changes to bill due dates for Water and Property Taxes:

 With Council’s approval of the budget for the upcoming year, the Town has started looking into options that may be required to assist taxpayers in the coming months.

Bills will be coming out for both Water (end of March) and Property taxes (end of April). Typically, these invoices are due 30 days later. Senior Management will review options with Council that may include extending due dates, waiving interest on arrears for a period of time, and possible temporary reduction in interim tax bills (eg. 25%) as the Town and community begin to experience the economic impact of the COVID health protocols required by the province.

 

For Additional Information Contact:

Erin Beaudin, CAO - 902-599-2380 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

OR

Mike MacLean, Director of Financial Services - 902-670-2388 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Press Release: Operations Plan & Budget 2020/21

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2020

Wolfville Council Approves 2020/21 Budget and Operations Plan

Wolfville, NS – Last night’s Council meeting was very different to the normal monthly Council Meetings. With concerns for people’s health and wellness of paramount importance, only essential attendees were there, people were spread out as much as possible in Council Chambers and the essential business was handled as efficiently as possible. That said, at the March 17, 2020, Town Council Meeting Wolfville's Council approved an operating budget totalling $11.2 million for the fiscal year 2020/21, with a capital investment plan of $6.32 million.

Mayor Cantwell commented:

We, Council and the Senior Management Team, are fortunate, once again, to have had early discussions and three “Draft” versions of our Annual Budget vetted through Committee of the Whole already and the direction by Committee of the Whole to staff, that we are agreed and comfortable with a minimal tax increase of 0.9% for 84% of residential properties, (as opposed to COLA of 1.6%) while paying particular attention to the requests of our public. For example, sidewalks, trails, parking and the like. This is a relief with our new fiscal year about to get underway”.

Mike MacLean, Director of Finance commented that

This year’s budget successfully continues Council’s direction over the past few years to ensure tax increases stay within the cost of living adjustment. Senior Management, through the direction of the Office of the CAO, will enter the upcoming year with a clear mandate on a number of priorities as well as the budgetary flexibility to address Town services during the COVID-19 pandemic”.

The Town’s Operating budget will continue to enhance Council priorities for the community.

In 2020/21 the Town will:


• Increase the Low Income Tax Exemption to $730, for those households not exceeding an income threshold of $28,000
• Continue to operationalize the priorities identified in the Town’s Accessibility Plan
• A further increase to the Grants to Organizations to cover additional one-time grant requests from outside organizations – a $100,000 increase over the last two budget years
• Dollars added to provide cost sharing to Acadia University for a Community Liaison position (dependent upon the University including the position in their upcoming budget)
• An additional $100,000 to the annual street maintenance budget
• Additions to the budget to improve winter maintenance of sidewalks, crosswalks and possibly bus shelters
• Major upgrades to the sanitary sewer treatment plan
• Budget dollars have been included to cover the second year of a two-year project to develop data and strategies around climate change

The 2020/21 Capital Budget is focused on the essential upgrading of the Town’s Sewer Treatment Plant. Dollars have also been approved to carry out upgrades at the Cenotaph Monument and the surrounding Post Office space, Reservoir Park, Evangeline Park and work will continue at the East End Gateway.

The complete 2020/21 Budget and Operations Plan will be available on the Town of Wolfville's website at www.wolfville.ca.

For Additional Information Contact:

Erin Beaudin, CAO - 902-599-2380  
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Or

Mike MacLean, Director of Financial Service - 902-670-2388

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

RFQ - Asphalt Supply 2020-2021

TOWN OF WOLFVILLE/ACADIA UNIVERSITY

REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS

ASPHALT SUPPLY 2020/2021

Interested contractors are invited to bid on the supply and placement of asphalt within the Town of Wolfville during the 2020/2021 fiscal year

Quantities average approximately 2100 tonne per year. 

Specifications are available electronically from Karen Outerleys at the Town of Wolfville,by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Quotations will be received at Town Hall, 359 Main Street, Wolfville until 2:30 pm, Thursday, April 9th, 2020.

All quotations are to be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid19 virus tender will not be opened publicly.

Coronavirus and the Town of Wolfville

Coronavirus and the Town of Wolfville - Press release issued this afternoon:

 

Wolfville, NS – The Town of Wolfville is continuing to take steps to reduce the risks as much as possible for residents and staff.  Senior staff are collaborating with other Municipalities in the region to ensure consistency where possible. 

We will be re-evaluating on a continuous basis as new information becomes available.

Effective 4:30 pm on Monday, March 16th:

Please follow our website at www.wolfville.ca and on social media for future updates.    

 

For Additional Information Contact: 

Erin Beaudin, CAO , 902 542-9822, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

Mayor Jeff Cantwell,  902 599-2380, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

Changes to Programming

Our previously scheduled programming over March Break has been postponed.

We hope to reschedule these activities as soon as possible.

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COVID-19 Statement

Message from the Mayor's Office:

With all that has been taking place respecting Covid-19 (Corona virus) I want to assure everyone the town Leadership Team has been closely following the Provincial Medical Officer and their continuing setting of policy and protocols for dealing with this unprecedented pandemic.

Safe handling of your various services and programs has, and will continue to be foremost in staff’s mind when considering how these will be delivered. We must continue to make every attempt at containment and mitigation of the effects of the spreading of this virus to ensure all of our citizens, especially our most vulnerable, are not unwittingly put in an unsafe situation.

We will continue to keep you apprised of any updates and/or changes to our program and service delivery through various Town social media platforms, ie: twitter; facebook; instagram and our website <www.wolfville.ca>.

Jeff Cantwell

Mayor

Town of Wolfville

Update: Previously scheduled programming has been postponed for the time being.  We hope to reschedule many of these activities as soon as possible.

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