Recent Sewer Odour

As a resident or visitor to Wolfville, you may have noticed intermittent sewer smells during the past month. Some of the odours can be attributed to the annual spreading of manure on our surrounding agricultural fields, but there have also been intermittent sewer smells coming from the sewer treatment plant (located on the north-east side of town along the dykes).

Over the past year, extensive upgrades have been completed at the plant in order to improve treatment levels and the quality of effluent being discharged. In order to complete the upgrades, the aeration system for the lagoons had to be turned off over the winter and early spring. The aeration system was switched back on in May, and although the dissolved oxygen levels in the lagoons are now improving, it has also led to increased odours as the biological process restarts to the way the plant is designed.

The odours are improving and are expected to dissipate over the coming weeks. Staff continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis, while making the necessary changes to transition out of this phase as quickly as possible.

The Town understands that this situation is impacting people's lives, and apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Media release

COW Meeting Tuesday May 4th - 8.30 am

On Tuesday May 4th there will be a Committee of the Whole Meeting at 8.30 am, immediately followed by a Special Town Council Meeting.

Both meetings are via Zoom.

Listen and watch live on the Town's Facebook page (please note that Facebook comments are not monitored during the meeting)

If you want to speak during public input sessions at Committee of the Whole and/or Special Town Council email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a zoom link that will give you access to speak.

Do you qualify for the low-income Property Tax Exemption?

Is your total income less than $30,000 per year (the total income includes the income of all members of the same family residing in the house)?

and

you own and live in the house?

Application Forms can be found here: Application Form

You will be required to provide a copy of your 2020 Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency showing line 150 - Total income (for each person).

Deadline for applications to be subitted to Town Hall is July 30, 2021

If you qualify, the $750 Property Tax Exemption will be deducted from your Final Tax Bill in September 2021.

Contact 902-542-3294 if you have questions.

Proclamation: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia May 17 2021

At the April 20th Town Council meeting Mayor Donovan proclaimed May 17th as the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia:

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Proclamation: Emergency Preparedness Week 2021

At the April 20th Town Council Meeting Mayor Donovan proclaimed May 2 - 8, 2021 as Emergency Preparedness Week:

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Proclamation: Lyme Disease Awareness Month - May 2021

At the April 20th Town Council meeting Mayor Donovan proclaimed May 2021 as Lyme Disease Awareness Month.

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Town buildings closed to the public with exceptions - see details below:

The Town of Wolfville is committed to the safety of our community during these challenging times. To keep our staff and residents safe, we will be implementing the following precautionary measures starting Tuesday, April 27th:

All office locations will be closed to the public.

Members of the public can call for service or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be served. We will revisit this decision in two weeks time and continue to communicate with the public in this regard.

All Council and committee meetings will be virtual, only for the month of May.

The Compost site will remain open to the public.

All existing bookings of less than 10 people at the Rec Centre will be honoured. We will not be taking new bookings at this time. The Afterschool program will continue to be offered, as long as schools remain open.

 

Job Posting - Manager of Public Works

The Town is seeking a Manager of Public Works.  Click below for the job advertisement:

Manager of Public Works

Full Job Description is below:

 Job Description Manager of Public Works

Applications by May 7th.

Town Council meeting April 20th - 6.30 pm via Zoom

There is a Town Council Mtg Tues April 20th  - 6.30 pm via Zoom for the public and staff, with Council in person.

Listen and watch live on the Town's Facebook page (please note that Facebook comments are not monitored during the meeting).

To speak during public input session email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a zoom link that will give you access to speak.

Thanks.

Special Joint Town Council Meeting- April 19th 1:30 p.m.

MUNICIPALITY OF THE COUNTY OF KINGS - NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

(To be Convened Virtually) Monday April 19, 2021 – 1:30 p.m 

1.  Call to Order 

2.  Retire to Private Session in accordance with s.22 (2) (f) Municipal Government Act (solicitor-client privilege)

3.  Return to Public Session

4.  Motions from Private Session as applicable

5.  Adjournment

Maple Avenue Compost Site 2021 Season

Yard Waste & Compost Site

Maple Avenue Compost Site will open Saturday, April 17, 2021, (weather permitting and the condition of the yard)

The site is open every Saturday 12:00pm to 4:00pm until November.

The Town manages a compost site located at Maple Avenue. Drop off leaves and yard waste and/or pick up a high organic content of compost that can be used as a soil amendment (up to a ½  ton truck per trip, smaller cars can do two drop offs.

Depending on the availability residents of the Town of Wolfville are permitted to pick up a maximum of one half ton truck load of compost or wood chips per Saturday.Residents picking up materials from the Compost Site will be required to leave their name, address and phone number with the facility attendant.

Materials accepted for drop off at the Compost Site include leaves, miscellaneous vegetative materials, brush and limbs no larger than 3” in diameter, grass clippings, sod and uncontaminated soil.

All materials must be clean and free of garbage, household compost, plastic bags or other contaminants. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to dispose of any plastic bags, tarps, boxes, etc., used to transport materials to the site in the refuse barrel provided.

Items not accepted: tree stumps, rocks and other wood products, No food waste from green bins and NO PUMPKINS in the fall

 

Council Retreat - April 9th - 10 am - 4 pm

Council and Staff are having a retreat at the Old Orchard Inn from 10 am to 4 pm on Friday April 9th, 2021.

Members of the Public are welcome to attend and listen in but need to book a place in advance where possible by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that numbers can be monitored for COVID health regulations.

Thank you.