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If you have questions about your property, permits, zoning, or starting a business in Kentville come see us!  We would love to help!  


Kirsten Harrison: Planning Technician & Assistant Development Officer
Development Permits, Sign Permits, Civic Addressing, Mapping

Lindsay Young: Community & Economic Development Coordinator
Business Support, Marketing & Promotions, Communications, Tourism, Special Event & Community Project Support

Beverly Gentleman: Director of Planning and Development
Land Use Planning, Municipal Planning Strategy, Zoning, General Planning 

Kentville Business Park News

The Kentville Business Park is home to over 90 different wonderful businesses.  Robinsons Cannabis is one of the newer operations in the Park, located at the top of the newly built Rockwell Drive extension.  

Robinsons Cannabis participated in the "Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up" campaign on April 25th. Their team collected 20 bags of litter totaling over 350 pounds in the vicinity of the Robinsons facility!  A big thanks to Robinsons for their efforts.  You can learn more about Robinsons Cannabis by clicking the photo above, and you can learn more about the Great Nova Scotia Pick me up HERE.   


News From KBC

Notes from Town Council
The next meeting of Council Advisory Committee is May 13th, at 6:00 pm at Town Hall.
The next meeting of Town Council is May 27th, at 7:00 pm at Town Hall. 

All meetings of Council are open to the public. Meeting minutes and agendas can be found on the Kentville website. Visit the minutes and agendas page here.  Meetings are also live streamed on the Town of Kentville's Facebook page, and those videos are also available on the website the day after the meeting.

Your Town Council wants to hear from you!  Email  or view more Council info on the Kentville website here
A Governance Minute: 
PVSC - Property Assessment – Budget – Tax Rate

What is the link between PVSC and your property assessment, the budget and the tax rate?
Let’s start with Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC) is the independent, not-for-profit, municipally funded assessment authority for Nova Scotia.  Created in 2007, PVSC is responsible for providing valuation and related property and information services to Nova Scotia municipalities, property owners and the Province of Nova Scotia.  Using mass appraisal to determine valuations for more than 600,000 properties in Nova Scotia.  Providing an annual assessment roll to municipalities and administering the property assessment appeal process.
PVSC determines the value of your property.  Property values are based on the real estate market as of January 1st one year prior to the current assessment year.  PVSC also takes into account the physical state of the property, which captures new construction, renovations, demolitions and a property’s change in use.  The total of this information results in the Uniform Assessment for the Municipality.
The budget is the cost of doing business in the municipality and includes services such as provincial fixed services (education, justice and housing), governance, staff, garbage pick-up, transit, snow removal, water and sewer, new roads and repairs, infrastructure, grants to organizations and police and fire services.  The cost of these services is calculated and results in a budget value.  Municipal governments in Nova Scotia must operate with a balanced budget we cannot operate in a deficit.  using the value of our uniform assessment
The Municipalities use assessments to calculate property taxes.  The expenditures less the revenue from other source (not taxation) less the mandatory payment to the province (just shy of $2M), provides us with the tax levy.  Divided by the net taxable assessment provides us with tax rate.


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