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2018/2019 Budget

Council has approved the Municipality’s 2018/2019 Operations budget in the amount of $29.47 million and its 2018/2019 Capital budget in the amount of $9.99 million. Council’s approved 5 Year Capital Investment Plan totals approximately $14.8 million.

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Staff Wear Jerseys to Support Humboldt

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On April 12, 2018, staff at the Municipality wore sports jerseys (or sported yellow and green) in support of Humboldt Broncos.

Tax Reduction and Exemption Policy

The Municipality of Cumberland is now accepting applications for tax reduction or exemption from organizations that pay property taxes and meet the following criteria:

  • property of a named registered Canadian charitable organization, and that is used directly and solely for a charitable purpose; or
  • property of a non-profit community, charitable, fraternal, educational, recreational, religious, cultural or sporting organization if, in the opinion of Council, the organization provides a service that might otherwise be a responsibility of Council.

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Low Income Tax Exemption Application

The Municipality of Cumberland Income Exemption provides assistance to homeowners to help pay their residential property taxes.  Qualified applicants will receive a credit which is applied directly to their tax account.

To Qualify

  • The ratepayer must own and occupy the assessed property as their principal residence
  • Annual income from all sources for the 2017 calendar year for all household members must be equal to or less than $20, 803
  • The Municipality requires a copy of the prior year’s Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment for all household members prior to approving an application

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2018 Employee Recommended Workplace!

The Municipality of the County of Cumberland has been recognized as a 2018 Employee Recommended Workplace! 

The Employee Recommended Workplace Award is newly established by The Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell.  This designation applauds companies and organizations that make the health and wellness of their staff a priority and recognizes excellence in achieving a healthy, engaged and productive workforce. It is the only award of its kind that is based entirely on feedback from employees. 

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Fundy Connect Launch

Media Release: November 16, 2017. For immediate release.

Regional Tour Beginning in Truro to Launch New Fundy Connect Web Space

Cumberland, Colchester, Amherst, Millbrook First Nation, Oxford, Sipekne’katik, Stewiake, Bible Hill and Truro will soon be the latest regions to embark on a provincial initiative to better communicate information about all the things to do and places to see in Fundy.

‘’We are happy to assist communities in the Fundy Region through the provision of one centralized location where residents and visitors alike can check out what’s going on in their community,’’ says Peter McCracken, Regional Manager - Fundy Region, Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, ‘’Fundy Connect is something we have heard communities and municipalities asking for and we are happy to be part of the delivery.

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Parrsboro Website Changes

The website for the former Town of Parrsboro has been discontinued (town.parrsboro.ns.ca). 

All municipal information concerning the Community of Parrsboro can now be found on this website.

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New Deputy Warden Elected - Joe Van Vulpen

Update on the office of Deputy Warden 

The term for serving as Deputy Warden in the Municipality  is  one year. The Deputy Warden election is held annually at the first Council meeting in November. 

At the meeting held November 1, 2017 Councillor Joe Van Vulpen was elected as Deputy Warden for the Municipality of the County of Cumberland.