Holiday Waste Collection - Canada Day, July 1st
There will be no waste collection services during the Canada Day holiday, Friday July 1st. 🍁 Instead, collections will occur on Saturday, July 2nd.
Collection Areas affected: Windsor Area & Area 3
If you experience issues with your alternate collection date this Saturday (i.e. missed bags, a missed stop, delays, etc.), please call the GFL dispatch number for assistance, at 902-798-0910.
Did you know? Residents can sign up to receive notifications regarding upcoming holiday collections to a desired email, cell, or even landline! Visit https://westhants.ca/waste-app.html
For more information about waste services in West Hants, browse the waste management section of our website here: https://westhants.ca/waste-and-recycling.html
2022-2023 Property Tax Rates Set by Council
The 2022-2023 Property Tax Rates have been set by Council. These rates are for the taxation year of April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023 and are applied per $100 of your property's taxable assessment value. Tax bills are issued in July, and due September 1, 2022. More detailed 2022-2023 Budget information can be found here.
Please see the below tables for the new Residential, Resource, and Commercial rates, by area.
Property assessments are sent by Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC) in January of each year. If you have any questions about your assessment or have not yet received your assessment contact PVSC directly at 1-800-380-7775 or visit their website PVSC.ca.
NS Partnership Opportunity Announcement
The Nova Scotia Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing has announced the availability of vacant Provincially-owned land for residential developers in Nova Scotia, including several parcels near Tremain Crescent in Windsor. The Province has advised that proposals will be accepted for development of affordable housing on these lands until August 31, 2022.
It is up to the Province to accept or refuse any proposal. Proposals for Tremain Crescent must meet the requirements of the Windsor Land Use By-law. Until the Province advises WHRM of specific proposals, WHRM will not know the specifics of any proposals, or whether a Land Use By-law amendment or development agreement is needed. Any required amendment or development agreement will follow the required public process.
2022-23 Residential Property Tax Assistance Program
Deadline to apply is June 30, 2022
Struggling to pay your property taxes? Applications are now available for the 2022-23 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 $26,337.30 for 2021, 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 $117.99
• Community of Hantsport $164.34
• Community of Windsor $ $210.70
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 here to download the application or call us at 902-798-8391 to request a form.
Our Brand ~ Our Story
A brand represents who we are, what we stand for, and how people and stakeholders experience us. It is why people want to live here, work here, build a business, invest, do business with us, and visit. It is also our commitment to a guaranteed experience.
Over the past nine months, our Branding Leadership team consisting of community participants and staff have worked with branding & marketing consultant Prime Creative to create a community brand for West Hants Regional Municipality. Their experiences, expertise and enthusiasm paired with a review of the past few years' community engagements, data and great conversation have brought us to where we are now…our new brand.
Why does the Municipality have different by-laws?
We understand it is confusing and assure you, we are working on it. For a quick explanation, please watch the one-minute video.
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