Office Closure - April long weekend

Please be advised that Town offices will be closed on Friday, April 19 as well as Monday, April 22nd.

Offices will reopen on Tuesday, April 23 at 8:30 am.

Thank you

RCMP Advisory Board Vacancy

The Town of Wolfville has a vacant seat that requires an appointment by the Department of Justice.

To apply: follow this link and be sure to apply to the Police (RCMP) Advisory Board Opportunity

Requirements for consideration:

Residence in the municipality served by the board; or considerable interest in serving on the advisory board; of a good character; willingness to make a commitment of time and effort to carry out advisory board responsibilities. The Town's board meets quarterly on a set schedule.

Must take an oath of Office or affirmation.Must consent to criminal and background checks. A record of conviction will not necessarily result in ineligibility, taking all circumstances into account.

Applicants should have experience with, or a willingness to learn about, working with diverse communities and vulnerable populations.

RFP - Rooftop Solar PV System Design & Installation

Request for Proposals

ROOFTOP SOLAR PV SYSTEM DESIGN & INSTALLATION

The Town of Wolfville will be accepting proposals for the design and installation of a rooftop grid-tie solar photovoltaic system for the Public Works & Community Development building located at 200 Dykeland Street in Wolfville.

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.

Proposals will be received until 4:00 pm, local time, April 30th, 2019.Proposals can be submitted in-person or by email and should be clearly marked:“WOL017-2019 – ROOFTOP SOLAR PV SYSTEM DESIGN & INSTALLTION

Town of Wolfville

359 Main StreetWolfville,

Nova Scotia B4P 1A1

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Emergency Preparedness

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Employment Opportunity: Environmental Educator

The Town of Wolfville, in partnership with Mud Creek Rotary, is piloting a summer initiative in the area of environment education and engagement. As such, the Town is inviting applications for one (1) summer position with the Parks and Recreation Department to lead this exciting teaching and learning opportunity. The applicant will be developing, promoting and leading several environmental education initiatives and community engagement programs. Primary to this will be the facilitation of a number of new summer day camps - themed in developing environmental awareness and literacies. Applicants must be highly motivated, demonstrate a commitment to environmental education, have the ability to work independently as well as work within a team environment. The successful candidate:

• will work closely with the Parks and Recreation staff
• will have experience leading and facilitating environmental learning  opportunities
• will have an environmental based education and understanding and  adherence to risk management best practices
• will have demonstrated experience working with youth and program  development
• will have a valid driver’s license and follow all applicable Provincial  and Town Occupational Health & Safety Policies and Procedures
• will also be required to provide current Criminal and Child Abuse  Registry checks

This position is for 16 weeks, beginning early May. Letters of application and resumes for this position may be submitted by mail or in person to:

Town of Wolfville
359 Main Street, Wolfville NS, B4P 1A1

or e-mailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(subject line Summer Employment – Environmental Educator)

Applications close April 15th, 2019 at 4:00 pm. All applicants are thanked for their interest, however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
For more information on the Town of Wolfville visit our website at www.wolfville.ca

Job Opportunity - Summer Soccer Coordinator

Wolfville Soccer Club is hiring for Summer 2019.

Click Here to find out how to apply!

Coyote Sightings

Keeping you informed:  please be aware a coyote was spotted on the trail/dykes near Cherry Lane in Wolfville. 
The Department of Natural Resources have been advised. 

Here is a link to general info provided by the Department of Natural Resources.
https://novascotia.ca/natr/wildlife/nuisance/coyotes-faq.asp. 

If you see a coyote you can submit a ‘sighting form’ found here: 
https://novascotia.ca/natr/wildlife/living-with-wildlife/coyote-sighting-form.asp.

Contact Dept Natural Resources 1-800-565-2224 if you have concerns.

Approved 2019/20 Budget and Operations Plan

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2019

Wolfville Council Approves 2019/20 Budget and Operations Plan

Wolfville, NS – At the March 19, 2019, Town Council Meeting Wolfville's Council approved an operating budget totalling $10.7 million for the fiscal year 2019/20, with a capital investment plan of $4.15 million.

Mayor, Jeff Cantwell, confirmed ‘I am very happy that, once again, we have been able to pass a budget for the new fiscal year while being able to continue our strategic initiatives with minimum effect on the tax rate for residents.’

Director of Financial Services, Mike MacLean, advised ‘On average, the property tax bill for residents will increase by 1.76%, which is below the cost of living adjustment. We will also have the highest level of property tax exemption for low income residents in the Valley, and are very pleased that we are able to offer that exemption, all within a balanced budget.’

The approved residential tax rate has increased by ½ cent to $1.465 per $100 of assessment which means, for 86% of residential properties, on average tax bills will increase less than the cost of living. Similarly, the Commercial Tax rate has increased by ½ cent per $100 to $3.575; while the Business Development Area Rate has been reduced by 2 cents, good news for local businesses.

The Town’s Operating budget will continue to enhance Council priorities for the community. In 2019/20 the Town will:

• Hire a Climate Change & Energy Coordinator to increase its focus on environmental initiatives
• Continue to Partner with the Town of Kentville and Berwick and the County of Kings to complete a Regional Recreation Needs Assessment
• Continue to build on the partnership with Acadia University and Acadia Students Union to promote community harmony
• Provide Grants to Organizations in the value of $178,900 through the Strategic Partnership Program, Community Partnership Program and other grants approved by Council
• Complete the amendments to the Town’s Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw
• Develop a Party Registration Bylaw
• Conduct a community engagement exercise to help better define the Town’s recreational needs and values
• Increase the Low Income Tax Exemption to $650, for those households not exceeding an income threshold of $27,413
• Start to operationalize the priorities identified in the Town’s Accessibility Plan.

The 2019/20 Capital Budget continues Council’s focus on improving the basic street infrastructure as well as community areas, amenities and protecting our shoreline. Streets included for infrastructure renewal are Seaview Avenue, Westwood (Main to Irving Centre), and Gaspereau – Willow (up to Civic 94).
Capital investment over the next two fiscal years in the amount of $850,000 will turn the East End gateway to the Town into a welcoming and enjoyable space for visitors and residents alike. Upgrades will include a new Visitor Information Centre, upgrades to Willow Park, and upgrades to the Harvest Moon Trail Head that will all serve to announce and articulate the arrival into Wolfville’s vibrant Downtown core.


The complete 2019/20 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
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OR

Mike MacLean, Director of Financial Services
902-670-2388
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Public Hearing - MPS & LUB Amendments - March 18, 2019

The postponed Public Hearing of March 4th, regarding the MPS and LUB amendments, will now be taking place on March 18, 2019.

It will still be held at Acadia University in the KCIC auditorium at 32 University Avenue at 6:30 pm.

The Agenda will be posted here when available.

Spring Afterschool Registration Now Open

Check out our programs running at the Wolfville Rec Centre every school day, Afterschool!

 Click Here to find out how to register.

Public Hearing Postponed and will be Rescheduled

IMPORTANT: Due to the inclement weather, the Public Hearing originally scheduled for this evening is being postponed and we will be rescheduling as soon as we can.

Thank you for your patience.

Have Your Say on Recreation in the Valley

As you may or may not know, the Kings County region is undergoing a Recreation Needs Assessment.

The Towns of Berwick, Kentville, and Wolfville, and the Municipality of the County of Kings, have hired Stantec/Trace to lead us in the work.

Part of the consultation is a survey that is open to the public to provide input that will inform the final report.

The link to the survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/kingscommunityrecneeds

Please take a couple of minutes to help us gather some important data!

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Apple Blossom Festival - 2019 Call for Candidates

Apple Blossom Festival Call for Candidates 2019

The Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival Leadership Competition strives to promote and develop leadership among the young people of the Annapolis Valley. The 87th Apple Blossom Festival will be held from May 22nd to 28th, 2019.

Are you interested in becoming the Leadership Candidate for Wolfville in 2019? Have you graduated high school, are between the ages of 19 and 23 in 2018 and resided permanently in the Town of Wolfville for a minimum of one year?

For more details, the Festival agreement can be found at http://appleblossom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/85th-Leadership-Candidate-Agreement-2017-1.pdf

To apply, please e-mail your resume and biography to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application Deadline: February 28th, 2019