Public Announcement

The Province of Nova Scotia requires all municipalities in Nova Scotia, including the Town of Shelburne, to conduct a municipal boundary review. In our case, community members will have the opportunity to offer their input on the number of elected officials, to ensure appropriate representation for its citizens or if they believe a change should be made.


The population of the Town of Shelburne during the 2021 Canada Census was 1,644 (down 99 from the 2016 Census). The Town of Shelburne Council consists of an elected Mayor and four at-large, elected Town Council members. “At large” means that Council members represent the entire community and not any specific division or section of the town.

Town Council members in the Town of Shelburne are paid a taxed salary of $13,507 per year for their service. The Deputy Mayor (rotated between each Council member, each for a one-year term) receives a taxed salary of $15,758 per year. The Mayor receives a taxed salary of $22,511 per year. In addition to twice-monthly Town Council meetings, there are presently approximately 13 committees requiring 23 Town Council representation positions, with each Town Councillor generally serving between four and seven committees.

How You Can Provide Your Input

As part of the public engagement process around the Municipal Boundary Review, you are invited to participate in an online survey. As well, you may submit written comments by regular mail to the Town of Shelburne by regular mail at PO Box 670 or drop them off at Town Hall, located at 168 Water Street in Shelburne. You may also participate by attending the regular meeting of the Town of Shelburne on Monday, July 18, or Monday, September 19, and providing verbal remarks during the time specifically allotted for members of the

Finally, there will be an open-house event at the Town of Shelburne Community Centre at 63 King Street in Shelburne, on Tuesday, September 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. All are welcome and staff will be on-site to receive comments and answer questions related to the Municipal Boundary Review