Public Information Meeting - 6pm Wed, July 28, 2021
This meeting will be held to receive public input on a proposed rezoning on PID 45288750, Highway 14 in Vaughan to permit tourist accommodations and a variety of commercial uses.
This meeting can be viewed live on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RMWindsorWestHants
2021-22 Residential Property Tax Assistance Program
Deadline to apply is July 30, 2021
Struggling to pay your property taxes? Applications are now available for the 2021-22 Residential Property Tax Assistance Program. Qualified applicants receive a rebate in the form of a credit applied to their tax account.
Each year, Council sets the exemption rate per Section 69 of the Municipal Government Act, and as outlined in our Residential Property Tax Assistance Policy.
If household taxable income does not exceed $25,300 for 2020, taxpayers may be eligible for a credit. This credit can be up to 50% of the current year's property taxes but there is a maximum amount based on community, as follows:
• West Hants $113.34
• Community of Hantsport $157.87
• Community of Windsor $ $202.40
Submit CRA Notices of Assessment as proof of income for all residing in your household. Remember that taxable income is less than total income. Factor in deductions such as childcare, RRSP contributions, and union dues. You may qualify and not know it!
Click pdf here (446 KB) to download the application or call us at 902-798-8391 to request a form.
Council Sets 2021 - 2022 Tax Rate
The 2021-2022 Property Tax Rates have been set by Council. Please see the below tables for the new Residential, Resource and Commercial rates by area. For more detailed 2021-22 Budget Information, click here.
We're gearing up for a Special Election!
Why: A Council member resignation was received by Council on May 25, 2021.
Who & Where: Councillor, District 9 - Falmouth
When: Ordinary Polling Day is Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 but the advance poll starts on Thursday, Aug. 19th.
How: This special election will be using alternative voting (internet or telephone).
More details will follow in the next week and the "Elections" page will continue to be updated so please keep checking for information.
Nominations will be accepted for the office of Municipal Councillor for District 9 (Falmouth) for which a Special Election will be held August 28, 2021.
Nominations may be filed at:
Office of the Returning Officer, 76 Morison Drive, Windsor, NS
Nomination Day, Tuesday, August 3 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment during office hours (Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding statutory holidays), in the seven business days preceding Nomination Day (July 22-30).
Nomination forms are available at the Municipal Office, 76 Morison Drive, Windsor, NS.
Qualifications to Run for Council
• you must be 18 years of age at the time of nomination
• you must be a Canadian citizen
• you must have been ordinarily resident in West Hants Regional Municipality for 6 months preceding nomination day (by February 3, 2021), and continue to so reside
• you must have obtained a certificate that, as of nomination day, the charges that are liens on your property and the taxes due to the municipality have been fully paid or all instalments or interim payments that are due as of nomination day have been paid
• you are not disqualified under the Municipal Elections Act.
Revisions to the Preliminary List of Electors
The preliminary list of electors has been prepared for use during the Special Election. Electors may find out if they are on the list of electors or make additions or corrections to the list by:
Mail: Revising Officer, PO Box 3000, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 (to be received before 4:30 p.m. on July 16, 2021).
You will be asked for your name, your address and your date of birth.
Information & Documentation related to this Special Election
- pdf District 9 Map (391 KB)
- pdf District 9 Street Names (21 KB)
- pdf Staff recommendation report dated June 15, 2021 (470 KB)
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