No 2019-20 property tax changes in Village of Bible Hill

The Village of Bible Hill has approved its 2019-2020 operating and capital budget and set property taxes for the year.

For the third consecutive year, the residential rate is remaining at $0.70, limited-service residential tax rate at $0.525, and the commercial tax rate at $0.87 per $100 of assessment.

The budget is set to invest $3,571,250 in service delivery and capital infrastructure investments in Bible Hill over the coming year.

The largest capital project is around 750 metres of concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter and new water main on Pictou Road in the area of Main Street and Vimy Road.

The village says other significant projects in 2019-20 include adding an elevator within the Village Hall and Fire Hall, investments in fire station improvements and fire-fighting equipment, dugouts and playground equipment improvements at Bible Hill Recreation Park, and the monument refacing at Holy Well Park, which was originally unveiled during Canada’s centennial.

Pedestrian safety is also included, with plans to add new crosswalk lighting at six locations, including at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus and Jennifer Drive at Pictou Road.