Village holds residential rate at 30 cents per $100 assessment
Pugwash is holding the line on village taxes.
The Pugwash village commission approved a $231,499 budget that holds the line on the village rate at 30 cents per $100 taxable assessment for residential properties and 37 cents per $100 assessment for commercial properties.
In total, 173,062 of the budget is coming through the tax rate. The remaining money will come from project revenue from all sources ($10,000), the library grant ($8,200), rental income for the old fire hall ($3,033), rental income from the village hall ($4,000), lease revenue of $1,662, recreation grants of $3,771, a VIC grant of $1,521, $3,000 in visitor information funding, $500 in merchandise sales, $3,700 in other government grants, $600 in general government grants, $3,000 for HarbourFest fireworks, CAP site wages recovery ($4,300), wages recovery Communities in Bloom ($3,000), HST and Nova Scotia HST offset ($8,000) and interest earned ($150).
On the expense side, general government is forecast to cost $89,240, transportation services will cost $13,995, environmental health services is budgeted at $40,950, environmental development services is budgeted at $20,310, recreation and cultural services is expected to cost $44,044 and capital investments $23,000.
The commission is holding it annual meeting on Wednesday, May 31 at 7 p.m. at the village hall.
There will also be an election on June 3 to fill two seats on the commission. The three-year terms have expired for com- missioners Christie Blackie and Carl Purdy.
Blackie recently stepped down as commission chairwoman with vice-chairman Charlie Gould becoming the new chairman of the commission. Bill Martin was recently named the vice-chairman, replacing Gould.