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District 3
(Preston - Lawrencetown - Chezzetcook) 

Preston-Lawrencetown-Chezzetcook

District Profile

Total Population, 2006 Census: 19,657

Issue: Tax Reform

Average municipal tax comparison for single family homes

Source: HRM. HRM Note: Amounts exclude Low Income Rebates. Final adjustments are not included to treat mobile homes as multi-unit; and for the 2009 changes in the Transit Tax structure. Not all area rates are included in the "Current Tax".

DistrictAverage Property 2009 (taxable)Current Tax (2007)Draft Tax Model (2007)Change in taxes
3 District 3 (Preston - Lawrencetown - Chezzetcook)136,3509141,08819.00%
3 - "Urban" part of District121,5389571,28434.20%
3 - "Rural" part of District138,7869061,05616.60%

Source: HRM. HRM Note: Amounts exclude Low Income Rebates. Final adjustments are not included to treat mobile homes as multi-unit; and for the 2009 changes in the Transit Tax structure. Not all area rates are included in the "Current Tax".

Current Councillor

David Hendsbee Read his report card.

Elections Data

2008 Results

Spencer Colley
1,936 votes / 39.57%

David Hendsbee
2,957 votes / 60.43% Holds!

Voter turnout: 35.03%

2008 School Board elections

(School Board District 1 - North Preston to Ecum Secum)
Steve Brine 50.33%

Susan Myers-Levy

2004 Elections

David Hendsbee 4,217 (71.58%)
Dexter Power 1,244 (21.12%)
David Hill 430 (7.30%)

Voter Turnout: 43.93%

81.98% voted for Peter Kelly in 2004
-17.91 % Change in 2008

2003 By-election

Yvonne Atwell 13.53%
David Hendsbee 62.05%
David Hill 3.5%
Kathy Mitchell 20.68%

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Should council use the yet-to-be-finalized Centre Plan when debating new developments?

  • No, it doesn’t exist yet and is still likely to change
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  • Maybe, it really depends on what’s being proposed by the developer
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