Stellarton passes 2018-19 budget

The Town of Stellarton has decided not to change its residential and commercial tax rates.

The residential tax rate will remain at $1.82 per $100 of assessment, and the commercial tax rate at $4.15.

According to New Glasgow's The News, the Town of Stellarton has a total operating budget of $7,755,973 for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

The budget includes $345,000 to repave streets including Pineview Crescent, Juniper Street, Allan Avenue, Bridge Avenue, MacKenzie Lane, Celtic Court, Poplar Crescent, Poplar Street and Grant Street and the basketball courts.

Money has also been set aside for work on the roof of the town's library, replacement of the library boiler and a study and design for the public works building.