Message from the Mayor

22 November, 2023

 

Hello Rothesay residents, 

As the cool, crisp days of winter approach, anticipation fills the air, and the Town is thrilled to unveil an array of exciting activities for your delight in the coming weeks and months.

Prepare to be enchanted by the 25th Annual KV Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 25, starting at 6 pm at KVHS. Embarking on its usual route along Hampton Road, this year’s parade celebrates a milestone with the theme “A Silver Christmas,” promising a magical spectacle for kids of all ages.

Mark your calendars for the Mayor’s Tree Lighting on Wednesday, December 13, from 7 to 8 pm on the Common, with a storm date on December 14 at the same time. Immerse yourself in the festive ambiance with live music by local talents, indulgent hot chocolate and cookies, heartwarming conversations with neighbors, and a graceful twirl around the Rothesay Common rink. We anticipate the rink’s opening in early December, weather permitting. Once it’s ready, stay updated on the ice schedule through the Rothesay website and enjoy the live webcam views.

Kick off the New Year with the traditional New Year’s Day skate on the Rothesay Common from 12 to 4 pm. It’s a fantastic way to embrace the New Year and jumpstart those physical activity resolutions.

Our heartfelt appreciation goes to the dedicated Staff for the timely resurfacing of Campbell Drive, enhancing the driving experience for all Valley residents before winter arrives.

I am delighted to share the news that Rothesay Council has approved the 2024 Budget, with no increase in the residential tax rate—it remains at $1.19 per hundred dollars of assessment. However, utility rates will see an adjustment, increasing by 4.3% for water and 9.2% for sewer to cover the rising costs of operations.

On behalf of Rothesay Council and Staff, I extend warm wishes for a peaceful and joyous Holiday Season surrounded by loved ones. As we navigate the season, please prioritize safety on the roads, and let us collectively commit to avoiding accidents by refraining from drinking and driving. May accidents have no place in spoiling our festive spirit.

Wishing you all the best, 
 
Dr. Nancy Grant
Mayor of Rothesay

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