Latest News and Public Notices
Rural Schools Community Meetings
On Wednesday, July 19 and Monday, July 24, 2017 the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg held community consultations on the issue of rural school closures.
On September, 2017, the Policy & Strategy Committee were presented with an Engagement Report , and made a motion that staff should pursue formal meetings with both the School Board and the Education Minister to further discuss the issue of rural school closures.
Municipal Matters Summer 2017 issue now available
The summer 2017 issue of Municipal Matters is now available. Read updates on the Administration Building, Miller Point Peace Park, the Internet Strategy and more. Be sure to fill out the survey to be entered to win a $50 gift card to the LCLC.
Lyme Disease Information
Lyme Disease Information presented to Council can be found at the following link, under "2017 Minutes, Agendas and Recordings", and then under "Policy & Strategy 05/16/17": http://www.modl.ca/municipal-council/agendas-and-minutes/policy-strategy-committee
Council and CAO Expense Reports Now Available Online
April 28, 2017 / For Immediate Release
BRIDGEWATER, NOVA SCOTIA - The District of Lunenburg is now publishing Council and CAO expense reports online at www.modl.ca as part of the District’s commitment to open and transparent government.
“Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill has discussed plans to introduce a bill that would ensure all Nova Scotia municipal councils and CAOs post their expenses online, and we decided that instituting this policy now made the most sense,” says Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson.
Quarterly Council and CAO expense reports will be available at the end of the month following each quarter at: http://www.modl.ca/municipal-council/meet-the-council/expense-reports.
Director of Finance/Treasurer
Check Before You Burn
During the wildfire risk season (March 15 to October 15) all domestic brush burning and campfires must adhere to daily Nova Scotia burning restrictions.
The Department of Natural Resource's Burn Safe Map is updated daily at 2:00 p.m.
To check the map, and for other related information, please click on the following link: https://novascotia.ca/BurnSafe/
Second Saturday Run Club
Interested in running? Don’t know how to start? Join others in this fun supportive group. All ages and abilities welcome, with the goal of working up to a 5K run in the fall. Move from walking, to jogging to running!
Runners will gather the 2nd Saturday monthly, at 9:00 am, at various locations. Running tips will be provided for the first 5 to 10 minutes by an experienced runner. Participants are invited for a brief social at a nearby shop following each run.
- May 13 – meet at the Riverport Community Centre, for a run along lower LaHave Road. We’ll watch the Osprey Fun Run!
- June 10 – meet at the Mahone Bay Waterfront, for a run along the Adventure Trail
- July 8 – meet at the YMCA, for a run along the Y’s Halloween Fun Run route
- August 12 – meet at the LCLC, for a run on the Centennial and LaHave River Trails
- September 9 – meet at Tim’s in Lunenburg for a run on the Back Harbour Trais
- October 14 – meet at Crescent Beach for a run on the LaHave Islands
- November 11 – meet near 720 LaHave Street for a run along the Centennial and LaHave River Trail. You’ll have time to get to a Remembrance Day service or loop your run to the service at Veterans Memorial Park!
District Welcomes Off Highway Vehicle Pilot Project
District Welcomes Off Highway Vehicle Pilot Project - press release available here
Canada 150 Grant
The Municipality is continuing to accept Canada 150 Grant applications from community organizations in MODL.
Applicants are eligible for 75% of event costs up to a maximum of $1,000.
Events must be completed by December 31, 2017.
Please review the criteria and application form available here.
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.