Latest News and Public Notices
Notice - Repeal of Temporary Events By-law
Please be advised that on March 14, 2017, Municipal Council gave First Reading to the Repeal of the Temporary Event By-law. If approved, it will abolish the existing Temporary Event By-law. The existing By-law is outdated, and the Regional Emergency Measures Organization is reviewing procedures for mass gathering events.
Notice is hereby given that Municipal Council will be considering Second Reading of the Repeal of the Temporary Event By-law at its regularly scheduled meeting on April 11, 2017, which commences at 9:00 a.m. in the Municipal Administration Building, 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater.
A copy of the Temporary Event By-law is available at the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg Office, 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater, during normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, except holidays or online at http://www.modl.ca/document-library/municipal-by-laws/61-temporary-event-by-law/file.
Further information may be obtained by contacting Sherry Conrad, Municipal Clerk, at 541-1323.
Special Audit & Finance Meeting Notice
NOTICE TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE
MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF LUNENBURG
The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg will be holding a Special Audit and Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 immediately following its regular Council meeting.
The public is cordially invited to attend.
Spring Weight Restrictions and Waste Collection 2017
Residents of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg are advised that spring weight restrictions will take effect on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:00 noon until further notice.
Residents on posted, weight restricted roads are asked to bring their waste to the nearest open road by 7:00 am on scheduled waste collection days.
For information about which roads have been restricted, contact the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal in Hebbville at (902) 543-4121 or visit their website https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20170223002
For information about where to place your waste during restricted periods, call the waste hotline at 1-855-530-3324.
Spring Weight Restrictions for Municipal Roads
The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg is issuing this notice in order to advise the motoring public that due to current weather conditions, the Municipal Engineering Department will be placing spring weight restrictions on all gravel Municipal roads, effective as of February 24, 2017 12:00 pm noon until further notice, or unless otherwise advised. The maximum vehicle and axle weights permitted are as follows:
- Maximum single axle weight of 6,500 kg except single drive school and passenger buses, public utility service trucks, and fire fighting trucks;
- Maximum tandem or triple axle weight of 12,000 kg per axle grouping;
- Maximum tridem or tridem equivalent axle weight of 18,000 kg per axle grouping;
- Maximum gross vehicle weight of 12,000 kg for single drive school and passenger buses, public utility service trucks, and fire fighting trucks that exceed 6,500 kg on a single axle.
Exemptions are as follows:
- Public utility service trucks while responding to emergency situations, where an emergency situation includes the restoration of services or the establishment of new services to occupied buildings.
- Fire fighting trucks while responding to emergency situations, where an emergency situation includes attending actual fires, medical crises, motor vehicles accidents, and assisting in fire investigations.
- Trucks hauling bulk milk and solid waste (garbage haulers) are permitted to haul 80% of normal axle loads, steering axles are permitted to carry registered weight to a maximum of 6,500 kg.
For more information please visit the Department of Transportation's website:
Tax Sale Surplus
Attention: Interest holders in any property sold at Municipal Tax Sale in the last 20 years
When a property is sold at tax sale for more than the taxes, interest and expenses owing with respect to the property, a tax sale surplus is created. The Municipality is obligated to hold this surplus in trust for 20 years. After 20 years, the surplus is transferred to the Municipality’s Capital Reserve.
Any person having an interest in a property at the time of the tax sale can apply to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia for an order directing the payment of all, or part, of the balance to that person. An application can be made to the Court at any time after the period of redemption has expired and before the expiry of twenty years from the date of the sale.
Inquiries can be made at the Municipal Office at 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater as to whether a surplus exists for a property sold in tax sale or by phone (902) 541-1329. An assessment account number is required.
NOTICE - Special Council Meeting
A special Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
This meeting is being held due to the cancellation of the February 14, 2017 regular Council meeting.
The regularly scheduled Policy & Strategy Committee meeting on February 21, 2017 will be held following the Special Council Meeting.
All public are invited to attend.
MODL Recognizes Volunteers in the Community
Each year the Municipality has the opportunity to have a volunteer recognized at the Provincial Volunteer Ceremony held in Halifax. It is a wonderful opportunity to have a volunteer represent all the great volunteers we are fortunate to have in our Municipality. This year the event will take place on April 18, 2017 at the Westin Hotel, Halifax.
Please note the deadline to submit nominations for the Provincial Volunteer Award is February 3, 2017. All volunteers nominated will be recognized at the Municipal Volunteer Reception.
The Municipality also hosts our own Volunteer Reception to recognize the time, talents, energy and commitment that so many volunteers give to their communities. Community organizations are invited to nominate two representatives to attend the MODL ceremony in April. Date TBD. We will notify all volunteers and their respective organizations once a location and date has been determined. Refreshments will be provided. Please note the deadline to submit nominations for the Municipal Volunteer Award is April 3, 2017.
To nominate for either award, please fill out the application.
Volunteers are the heart of the community and Council is honoured to officially recognize volunteers at this event.
January 17, 2017 - Policy & Strategy Committee Meetings - Cancelled
The January 17, 2017, Policy & Strategy Committee Meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held on February 21, 2017.
Lunenburg County Multisport Project
For information on the Multisport program please follow the link below:
For information on the part-time Multisport Program Coordinator job posting please follow the link below: