Latest News and Public Notices

HEMFORD FOREST Public Visioning Workshop

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg will host a public workshop at the Hemford Fire Hall (2121 Highway 208, Hemford, NS) for residents and property owners in Hemford Forest Plan Area on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

The workshop is an opportunity to come up with a vision for Hemford Forest in terms of land use planning, and to have your say in land use issues raised in the community. The result of this meeting will aid staff and the Area Advisory Committee members to develop the first Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law for the Plan Area.

If you are a local resident or property owner within the subdivision, you are encouraged to attend this meeting, and discuss with staff, and other citizens, the potential impacts associated with land use planning in your community. For further information, please contact Byung Jun Kang at (902) 530-3480, or via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to make a difference in your community? Why not consider serving as a member of the newly formed Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee for Lunenburg County.

The Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee provides advice to the municipal councils in Lunenburg County on identifying, preventing and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in municipal programs, services, initiatives and facilities.  The committee plays a pivotal role in helping the municipalities to become barrier-free communities that complies with Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act (2017).

At least one half of the members of the advisory committee must have a disability or represent an organization that represents people with disabilities. 

Disability includes a physical, mental, intellectual, learning, or sensory impairment—including an episodic disability—that, in interaction with a barrier, hinders an individual’s full and effective participation in society.

Applications are available on each of the Municipalities websites or can be picked up at the District of Chester, District of Lunenburg, Town of Bridgewater, Town of Mahone Bay and the Town of Lunenburg’s offices.  The deadline for applications is June 28, 2019 Your completed application may be submitted by mail, in person, or by email to:

                         Address:             Municipality of the District of Lunenburg,

                         ATTN:                 Trudy Payne, 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater NS B4V 4G8            

                         E-mail:               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                         Subject line:       Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee Volunteer

For more information about the Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee, refer to the Terms of Reference posted on each Municipalities website; or contact Trudy Payne at 902-541-1333; or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please   click here  for a copy of the Application Form.

Please click here for a copy of the Terms of Reference for the Committee.

Mayor Bolivar-Getson, on behalf of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, proclaimed June 7, 2019 as "German Heritage Day".

 

See Proclamation.

The Municipality of the Distict of Lunenburg will be holding a Special Council meeting on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to award tenders 2019-05-002 Municipal Services Buidling, Cookville and 2019-01-002 Municipal Public Road Maintenance Grading & Dust Supression.

                                                              Sherry Conrad

                                                              Municipal Clerk 

 

See Notice here

Osprey Village Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT on May 23, 2019, Council of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg approved amendments to the Osprey Village Secondary Planning Strategy and Land-Use By-law. The amendments clarify that a municipal administration building is a municipal service that can be in any zone and that no development permit is required. The amendments were reviewed by the Department of Municipal Affairs and are effective by the date of this Notice.

Copies of the amendments are available from the planning office, at 210 Aberdeen Road, in Bridgewater, during normal office hours (8:30AM to 4:30PM) or can be accessed HERE.

For further information, please contact the Planning Department by phone at (902) 541-1325, or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sherry Conrad, Municipal Clerk

The Special Council meeting scheduled for Friday, May 24, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. to award Tender #2019-05-002 Municipal Services Building, Cookville has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Sherry Conrad

Municipal Clerk

 

See Notice.

TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF LUNENBURG

re Rescheduling of June 4, 2019 Finance Committee Meeting

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg will be rescheduling its June 4, 2019 Finance Committee meeting to Tuesday, June 11, 2019. The meeting will commence at the close of the regularly scheduled Council meeting.

Sherry Conrad

Municipal Clerk

 

 

See Notice

April 9, 2019 – At a special joint meeting between the Town of Bridgewater (TOB) and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL) on April 9, the Councils declined the funding request of the South Shore Field House Society (which operates the HB Studios Sports Centre), and instead directed their respective CAOs to prepare a report on alternative models for the sustainable operation of the fieldhouse facility.

“As the public is aware, HB Studios Sports Centre is struggling right now under the weight of its debts,” said Bridgewater Mayor David Mitchell. “Both the Town and the Municipality recognize the importance of this regional facility – it is one of just a handful of year-round indoor turf facilities in the entire province. It not only serves soccer players and a variety of other athletes of all ages from Lunenburg and Queens counties, but it’s also an asset that draws people in from other parts of Nova Scotia and has a positive economic impact on our region.”

The South Shore Field House Society opened HB Studios Sports Centre in 2006. At that time, both municipal units agreed to each contribute a combined $620,000 in operating funds over 10 years. During this time, the Society was unable to pay off the capital debt from the construction of the facility. Today, the Society’s debt stands at more than $400,000.

Though the facility is the only indoor sports field in the area and boasts a diverse user group, the cost to run such a facility is high. In 2018/2019, the municipalities contributed $32,000 from MODL and $25,000 from TOB. This spring, the Society requested that the municipalities each commit to contributing more than $40,000 per year for a period of five years to help alleviate the Society’s debt and cash-flow issues.

After careful consideration of this most recent request, the Councils agreed that in order to balance the needs and requests of community groups with fiscal responsibility and accountability, the current funding request cannot be supported. Instead, the CAOs will work with the Society and other stakeholders to develop alternatives for Council consideration that would allow the facility to operate in a fiscally sustainable manner. 

“Our Council is very interested in working with the Town of Bridgewater, and continuing a dialogue with stakeholders, including the Society, to explore other options for the future sustainable operation of the facility,” said the Municipality’s Mayor, Carolyn Bolivar-Getson. “Our goal is to ensure that fieldhouse remains part of our region’s vibrant recreational offerings. Our Councils firmly believe that there is a path forward and it must be a true collaborative effort with all local municipalities helping to share the load.”

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For further information please contact:

David Mitchell
Mayor, Town of Bridgewater
902-541-4364

Tammy Wilson
CAO, Town of Bridgewater
902-541-4363

Sarah Kucharski
Communications Officer, MODL

Phone: (902) 541-1328

2019 Fire Tax Rate Payers Meeting Dates

Municipal user fees are increasing by 5% on April 1. The changes are expected to generate approximately $5,000 in increased revenues for the Municipality.

Bylaw Amendment, Planning Strategy
Amendment

$525 + Advertising

Development Agreement

$525 + Advertising

Development Permit

$26

Final Plan of Subdivision

$105 + each lot after two lots $26

Fire Inspection Fees

$210

Map Book

$25

Map Reproduction Fee

$11

Map Reproduction Fee

/Sq Ft $0.55

Planning Documents

$11

Private Road Maintenance & Improvement
Charge

5%

Property Record Certificate

$58

Variance

$79

Zoning Certificate

$53

Ballfields

$21 per hour + HST

Ballfield League

$19 per hour + HST

MARC Rental Fee

$11 per hour + HST

MARC Residence Fee

$5 per person + HST per night

Dog Tag - Replacement

$1

Fax (per page)

$0.60

NSF Cheques

$15

Photocopies - B & W (per page)

$0.15

Photocopies - Colour (per page)

$0.30

Tax Certificate

$42

Tax Sale Admin Fee

$160

Verbal Tax Information

$11

Sewer Permit Fee

$120