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.
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
District Welcomes Off Highway Vehicle Pilot Project
District Welcomes Off Highway Vehicle Pilot Project - press release 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.
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:
Press Release re Donation to LaHave River Straight Pipe Project
PACE (Clean Energy Upgrades) Financing
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
A combined total of $550,000 in financing is now available to residents in 4 municipalities for Clean Energy Upgrades to homes.
The Municipality of District of Lunenburg, Municipality of District of Shelburne, Municipality of District of Digby, and the Town of Bridgewater have partnered with Clean Foundation and the Province of Nova Scotia to provide Clean Energy Financing, also known as Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing.
The financing allows homeowners to install clean energy upgrades such as insulation, energy efficient windows and doors, as well as high efficiency heat pumps and solar panels as part of the program. A Home Energy Assessment determines what upgrades a home is eligible for. The municipalities are offering a low lending rate (4%) for the upgrades. Residents will benefit from the Clean Energy Financing program by eliminating the large upfront cost of upgrades, and the ability to spread installment payments over a period of 10 years, repayable through charges attached to their property. Should the home sell, the remaining payments become the obligation of the new home owner. Lump sum payments can be made at any time without penalty. The financing is available on a first-come-first-served basis for the remainder of 2016 and into early 2017.
Through the Clean Energy Financing program, the four municipalities are leading the way in energy efficiency in the province. This program helps residents to reduce the long term costs associated with energy especially heating and cooling as these are a home’s largest energy costs.
Any homeowner in these 4 municipalities can contact Clean Foundation for more information or to receive an application: www.CleanEnergyFinancing.ca or by calling toll-free to 1-844-727-7818.