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.

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