Street Closure - Starting Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Main Street from John Street to Cumberland Street will be closed to traffic for an extended period of time beginning Wednesday, March 22, 2017, due to the construction of the Cliff and Brown Streets Sewer Separation Project and the Main Street bumpouts.

Applications Invited for Citizen Representatives on Committees

The Town of Yarmouth appoints citizens to a variety of Citizen Advisory Committees and Boards. Individuals interested in serving on any of the following should submit their expression of interest by completing an application form identifying the committee or board he/she would like to be appointed to and providing relevant background information to assist Council in understanding the assets he/she would bring to the committee or board. Application forms are available at the Town Office, 400 Main Street, Yarmouth, N. S. B5A 1G2 or by clicking here pdf Application Form for Citizen Appointments to Committees (14 KB) . Completed applications can be mailed to the address above or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, at 4 p.m.

· Communities in Bloom Advisory Committee

· Heritage Advisory Committee

· Yarmouth Recreation Committee

· Planning Advisory Committee

· Police Advisory Board

· Mariners Centre Management Board

· Yarmouth Waterfront Development Corporation

· Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Tourism Association

Notice of a Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that Yarmouth Town Council intends to consider, and if deemed advisable, 

  1. Amend the Land Use By-law to update and fix errors in Urban Design Standards and to enter into a Development Agreement with 313 Main Street to allow the facade changes which were completed without a Development Permit as outlined in the Planner's report.
  2. Amend the Land Use By-law to permit the use of a Portable Open Air Cinema (Theatre) in the CI-4 Zone at 5 Hardscratch Road.  The use of the equipment and concession stand will require a Special Occasion permit at the time, but will call for a change in the definition of "Special Occasion" in the Land Use By-law in order to allow this. This change is recommended, as outlined in the Planner's report.

Copies of the proposed amendments may be inspected by any interested persons at the office of the Town Clerk, 400 Main Street, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday exclusive of holidays. The Planning report may be viewed on-line at .

Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall to receive all written or oral submissions concerning the proposed amendments. Any written submissions should be filed with the Town Clerk at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the meeting. Please note that any written submissions will become a public document.

Public Participation February 7th

Planning Department - Update

The Town of Yarmouth is considering an amendment to their planning documents that will increase the number of group dwelling units per lot, and permit approval by the Site Plan Approval process or Development Agreement for up to eight (8) dwelling units.

The amendment also proposes some additional conditions with respect to the Residential Area "Statement of Community Interest", priority consideration for pedestrian and bicycle traffic and the location of parking.

Key Issues:

The definition of Group Dwelling is "Group Dwelling means two (2) or more buildings each containing one (1) or more dwelling units located on a lot." Design considerations for apartment buildings often include more than one (1) building on a lot in order to take advantage of topography or to present a design that reduces building mass which visually improves integration of the project into an existing developed area (two (2) or three (3) smaller buildings are often visually an improvement over one (1) larger building). The current Land Use By-Law limits the number of units to six (6) which is sufficient for a low density single or two-family development but which is limiting for apartments. Raising the limit to a higher number will allow for apartment buildings.


It is proposed that Council amend the Municipal Planning strategy and the Land Use By-Law to permit up to eight (8) units in total where the approval is by the Site Planning process. Where the total number of units exceeds eight (8) or the number of buildings exceeds four (4) the approval process is by Development Agreement. The approval process folowed must be by mutual agreement so this does not prevent the Development Officer from requiring that the approval for a proposal that is lower than these limits proceed by Development Agreement.

Want to learn more about this amendment?

Visit the Town's Planning Department, 3rd floor of Town Hall or read the report on the Town website.

Do you have something to say?

This amendment is being considered by the Town's Planning Advisory Committee through a Public Participation meeting on February 7th @ 7:00 pm in Town Council Chambers. We hope all interested will attend.

If you are unable to attend the meeting you may share your thoughts online at the following survey.




Tax Sale November 29, 2016

Image Tax Sale November 29, 2016 (241 KB)

Yarmouth Town Council has agreed to accept the following prices as minimum bids on these properties:
55 Highway 304 ($52,229.75 outstanding) - $1,500 Minimum Bid
351 Main Street ($83,177.00 outstanding) - $10,000 Minimum Bid


Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood


Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

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