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Latest News and Public Notices

Date Change: Planning Advisory Committee Meeting

The Planning Advisory Committee meeting date has changed. The meeting, originally scheduled for April 22, will now take place on Thursday, April 29, starting at 7:00 p.m. via Facebook Page Live Video.

A regular meeting of the Municipality’s Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) is scheduled for Thursday, April 29, 2021, starting at 7:00 p.m. via Facebook Page Live Video. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the following matters:

(1) The Villas at Osprey Ridge (By-laws 005C and 006C: Amendments to Lunenburg Municipal Industrial Zone Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law)

(2) MODL2040 Update

(3) Any other planning matters.

All Planning Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public and the public are encouraged to attend. If you wish to join the meeting via telephone, please register with municipal staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and an access code will be provided to you. For further information, please contact Jeff Merrill, Director of Planning & Development Services at 902-541-1340.

Notice of Special Meetings - April 20, 2021

Two Special Meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

Special Council Meeting

A Special Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to hold an appeal regarding a variance approval for a property located at 90 Eisenhauer Road in Oakland.  The public does not have access to this meeting while it is in session, but the recording of the meeting will be posted on the webpage within 24 hours of the meeting. The agenda can be found on MODL’s webpage.

Click pdf NOTICE (114 KB) for full version of the Special Council meeting.

Special Finance Committee Meeting

A Special Finance Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to review the draft 2021-22 Capital Budget.  The public does not have access to this meeting while it is in session, but the recording of the meeting will be posted on the webpage within 24 hours of the meeting. The agenda can be found on MODL’s webpage.

Click pdf NOTICE (112 KB) for full version of the Special Finance Committee meeting.

Proposed Bill 4 - Biodiversity Act Letter to Minister

Council heard from concerned citizens of the Province’s proposed Bill 4 – Biodiversity Act and agreed to write to the Minister with these concerns.  A copy of the letter can be found by clicking pdf 2021-03-23 Letter to Province (1.12 MB) .

Public Notice: 2021 Annual Rate Payer Meetings Waived

Due to COVD-19 and restrictions on gatherings, MODL Council has again waived the requirement for the 2021 Annual Ratepayer meetings if your fire tax remains unchanged or is lower than the previous year. Any ratepayer meetings taking place shall follow current Health Department Guidelines. A copy of each fire department’s budget is available by contacting the listed person for any given fire department.

View the pdf 2021 Public Notice (481 KB) to find information for your local fire department.

Holiday Closure - Good Friday and Easter Monday

The Municipal Services Building will be closed on Good Friday (April 2) and Easter Monday (April 5). We will reopen on Tuesday, April 6. 

Proclamation - Purple Day for Epilepsy

In an effort to raise awareness for Epilepsy, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg has proclaimed March 26, 2021 as PURPLE DAY.

To view the full proclamation, click on pdf PROCLAMATION (349 KB) .

 

Notice of Special Council Meeting – January 19, 2021

A Special Council meeting will be held immediately following the Policy & Strategy Committee meeting on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the procedure for the 2021 Tax Sale. The public does not have access to this meeting while it is in session, but the recording of the meeting will be posted on the webpage within 24 hours of the meeting. The agenda will be posted here when available.

Sherry Conrad
Municipal Clerk

 

Thursday, December 17 Municipal Services Building Closure

In anticipation of today's weather event, the Municipal Services building will be closed today. Staff will be working remotely - please visit our Contact Us page for phone numbers and email addresses. 

Water Quality Monitoring Expert Volunteer Needed

The Sherbrooke Lake Stewardship Committee oversees the implementation of the water quality monitoring program at Sherbrooke Lake to aid in the evidence-based decisions concerning the development of the properties acquired by MODL for public use.

MODL is seeking applications from interested community members to serve on the Sherbrooke Lake Stewardship Committee.  The vacancy is for an on-going volunteer member with professional knowledge of the techniques of water quality monitoring.

This vacancy will be advertised until filled.

pdf Application Form (358 KB)

pdf Terms of Reference (141 KB)

For further information and to submit applications contact:

Bill Schurman, Director of Recreation Services

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

902-541-1333

Planning Advisory Committee Seeks New Members

The Municipality is seeking expressions of interest from individuals to serve as a member of the Municipality’s Planning Advisory Committee. This is an exciting opportunity for those people who would like to actively participate in the MODL2040 project, where we plan the entire Municipality for the next 20 years – visit https://www.modl.ca/municipal-planning-strategy.html for more information.

PAC also advises Municipal Council on land use planning issues, which include zoning, complex development applications, and municipal heritage properties. Meetings are normally conducted on the fourth Thursday of every month, starting at 7:00 p.m. Members-at-large of the PAC receive an honorarium per meeting plus travel expense.

One (1) member-at-large appointment is open between January 2021 to November 2021, and two (2) member-at-large appointments are open between January 2021 to November 2022, both with the possibility of reappointment.

To apply, pdf complete the Application Form (147 KB) . Please submit your form by Monday, January 4, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. by:

1. sending an e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or
2. mailing the form to 10 Allée Champlain Drive, Cookville, NS, B4V 9E4.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this appointment. If selected, the first meeting of the PAC will be on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Proclamation - Municipal Awareness Week

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Notice of Public Engagement: Hemford Forest

Notice of Public Engagement: Adoption of the Hemford Forest Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law

The Municipality would like to invite everyone in Hemford Forest to have your say on a proposed plan and By-law for the community.

After a vision exercise and 18 months of discussion, the Hemford Forest Area Advisory Committee is looking for feedback on the draft plan and By-law. Municipality is offering a few different ways to have your say, including:

1. E-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2. Post in the online forum at https://engage.modl.ca/ (click “Hemford Forest Plan Adoption”)
3. Attend an in-person session scheduled for November 19, 2020 at 3-4 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. at Hemford & District Fire Hall, 2121 Highway 208, Hemford, NS

Please book a 15-minute slot by calling (902) 541-1351 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 17, 2020.

Each slot is limited to 6 people. A mask is mandatory upon entry.

Any members of the public may read the proposed by-law anytime by visiting https://engage.modl.ca/hemford-forest-planning, requesting an electronic copy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or picking up a paper copy at an in-person session on November 19, 2020. For more information, please contact the Planning & Development Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..