Town of Digby

Public Hearing

Proposed Development Agreement and Housekeeping Amendments to the

Land Use By-law

Notice is hereby given that the Digby Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on June 6, 2016 to receive comments from the public concerning the following:

Approval of a Development Agreement with Southwest Development (2006) Ltd. To permit the development of a 16-unit apartment building at 100 Montague Row (PID 30229637);

An amendment to the permitted uses in the Commercial General (CG) Zone (Part 7.4.1) to permit residential uses accessory to a permitted commercial use;

An amendment to the definition of “Lounge” to be redefined as “Licensed Establishment” (Part 3) and the inclusion of “Licensed Establishment” as a permitted use in the Commercial Downtown (CD) Zone (Part 7.3.1), the Commercial General (CG) Zone (Part 7.4.1), the Commercial Resort (CR) Zone (Part 7.5.1), the Institutional (INS) Zone (Part and the Public Open Space (OS) Zone (Part 8.2.1).

Information relating the proposed development agreement and the housekeeping amendment to the Land Use By-law can be obtained from the Town Office.

The Public Hearing will be held on June 6, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers at the Town Hall, 147 First Avenue. All members of the community are invited to attend.

E. Tom Ossinger, CAO

Town of Digby


The Town of Digby Low Income Property Tax Rebate

Town of Digby

Low Income PropertyTax Exemption


Under authority in section 69 of Municipal Government Act it is the policy of the Town of Digby to grant a tax exemption on residential taxes to low income property owners.

Low-income property owners may be granted a yearly tax reduction of $250.00 subject to the following conditions:

1. Legal title to the property resides with the taxpayer.

2. Exemption shall not be granted to any account showing arrears.

3. The taxpayer is a resident of the property.

4. An application form must be completed and processed for each year.

5. The maximum taxable household income shall not exceed. $22,000.00 As all low income residents are eligible for the GST Rebate, a Federal Income Tax Return must be filed annually. Documentation for proof of income is required for all persons living in the household. A copy of each of their Income Tax Returns (NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT) is to be attached to the application.  (T4 SLIPS ALONE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED).

6. Deadline for completed applications to be received is May 31, 2016


Welcome to the Town of Digby

Discover Digby- Home of the World Famous Digby Scallops

Digby, with a population of 2,152, overlooks the picturesque Annapolis Basin. The main industries of the area are fishing and tourism.

The Town of Digby has been an active fishing community throughout the years and is famous for the delicious scallops harvested from our local waters. With our waterfront location on the shores of the Annapolis Basin, the area offers clear, crisp air and, of course, spectacular viewing of the incredible tides (27ft. to 32 ft.) in our harbour.

Digby is central to many activities, including historic sites, some of the best whale watching in North America, lovely parks, hiking trails, and our own local championship golf course Digby Pines which was designed by Stanley Thompson.

Digby is a sister community to Saint John, New Brunswick. A ferry service has joined these two locations on opposite sides of the Bay of Fundy for over 200 consecutive years.

Located in Digby are a variety of accommodations, cafes, restaurants, shops, and a full service marina for our yachting visitors, including the services of an active shipyard for major repairs if needed. We also offer a wide variety of services and facilities in keeping with the role of Shire Town of Digby County.

Digby is located near Route 101, a major highway, and is close to the Digby Annapolis Regional Airport which is the highest Airport in Nova Scotia.It also offers the only year round ferry service connecting Nova Scotia to New Brunswick. Digby, in partnership with the neighbouring Municipality, has created an Industrial Park offering entrepreneurial visitors a great place to start a new business or expand an existing venture.

We welcome you to come and enjoy our mild climate, friendly atmosphere, and old-fashioned maritime hospitality in a lovely and relaxing setting.