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Citizen Appointment Opening - Police Advisory Board

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg is seeking citizens, resident of the Municipality, to become a member of the Police Advisory Board and assist Council in working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to develop a vision on how policing services are to be delivered to the citizens of the Municipality. 

The Police Advisory Board is established under the Authority of the Nova Scotia Police Act and consists of three (3) elected Municipal Council representatives, three (3) citizen appointments and one (1) member appointed by the Minister of Justice. 

There is one (1) vacancy for a 3-year term appointment.

Letters of application will be received from residents of the Municipality by the undersigned until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 29th, 2021.  

Letters of application should include a brief biography of the individual and information on skills or assets that will be useful to the Board.  Applicants must supply three professional and/or volunteer related references and a criminal background check.  

Please send applications to:  Alex Dumaresq, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Allée Champlain Drive, Cookville NS B4V 9E4 or Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Proclamation - Energy Efficiency Day

October 6 has been proclaimed as "Energy Efficiency Day", to support MODL's clean energy goals and move toward more energy efficiency now and in the future.  

Click pdf Proclamation (36 KB) pdf (202 KB) to view the full proclamation.

Office closure: September 30

The Municipal Services Building will be closed to the public on Thursday, September 30, and the flags will be lowered out of respect, in observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Dayspring & District Fire Protection Commission Ratepayers Meeting

Dayspring and District Fire Protection Commission will hold their Ratepayers Meeting on Monday 4 October 7:00 pm at the Fire Hall.

Questions? Contact Don Davison at 902-527-1290

Employment Opportunity - Scale Operator/Labourer

On behalf of the Municipal Joint Services Board, the Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Centre (LRCRC) serves residents and businesses in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and the Towns of Bridgewater and Mahone Bay.

The Scale Operator/ General Labourer (SOGL) primary responsibility is to operate the scales and take accurate measurements, complete financial transactions, and provide high quality customer service while working as a team with other Scale Operators and facility staff. The SOGL will work within most areas of the LRCRC: scale house, administrative building, landfill transfer station, blue bag tipping floor, cardboard tipping floor, mixed construction and demolition waste piles, and public waste bin drop off area.

  pdf Read the job description and apply today (221 KB) .

Proclamation - Emancipation Day

August 1 has been proclaimed as "Emancipation Day", commemorating the anniversary date of 1834 when the British parliament abolished slavery across its empire, freeing enslaved people of African descent throughout the British colonies.  

Click pdf Proclamation (202 KB) to view the full proclamation.

Members Needed - Miller Point Peace Park Advisory Committee

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg is seeking volunteers to serve on the Miller Point Peace Park Advisory Committee.  Applicants must have a community interest in park.  Terms of appointment are for three years.

To fill out an application please pdf use this link (.pdf (104 KB) ) and pdf use this link (.pdf (72 KB) ) for the Committee's Terms of Reference.

This position will remain advertised until filled.

Committee appointments will be made by the Council for the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.

For more information, please contact Tissy Bolivar, Program Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (902) 541-1335.

Emergency Assistance Fund for Community Organizations

We recognize that local groups and community organizations continue to have expenses to maintain important community halls and facilities. At the same time, they have not been able to host planned fundraising events and activities. The inability to hold these fundraising events and activities has resulted in significant financial hardship.

The Municipality has established this Emergency Assistance Fund to assist local groups and organizations in addressing the financial hardship caused by ongoing maintenance costs and the inability to host planned fundraising events and activities during the Covid-related public health restrictions.

pdf Guidelines (166 KB)

pdf Application Form (968 KB)

MODL Seeking Audit Committee Member At Large

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg is seeking expressions of interest from individuals to serve as a member of the Audit Committee. For more information, pdf click here. (456 KB)


Planning Advisory Committee Committee Meeting - May 13

Public Meeting Notice: Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

A special meeting of the Municipality’s Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) is scheduled for Thursday, May 13, 2021, starting at 7:00 p.m. via Facebook Page Live Video –

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the following matters:

(1) MODL2040 Community Survey “What We Heard” Report,
(2) Any other planning matters.

All Planning Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public and the public are encouraged to attend virtually until further notice. 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.

Office Closure Update

As a reminder, the MODL Municipal Services Building closed to the public until further notice. Services are still available remotely.

If you need assistance, please call our main telephone line at (902) 543-8181 or visit our Contact Us page at to locate contact information for the person you need to contact. Emails and calls will be returned promptly.

Tax payments
Tax payments can be submitted online, via telephone banking, by mail, in person at your bank, or by dropping a cheque off in our drop box at the Municipal Services Building. Please do not deposit cash in the drop box. For assistance with paying your taxes or to receive a receipt, please call (902) 541-1329.

Council and Committee Meetings
All Council and Committee Meetings will be held virtually, with recordings available after the meeting at

Planning and Building Inspections
Planning and Building Inspections will continue offering services remotely. Visit and use the menu on the left to locate the forms you need. You can submit these forms by email, fax, mail, or the building’s drop box.

Need assistance? Our Building, Planning and Fire Inspection staff can be reached by calling (902) 541-1325 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Emails and calls will be returned promptly.

Recreation Program
All recreation classes and programs are paused. Parks and trails that have been opened for the season are still available for use. Please continue to enjoy spaces in your community safely.


2021/22 Budget Meetings

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg will be holding the following Special Council meetings to deal with the proposed 2021-22 MODL Budget:

• Tuesday, May 4, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. – review draft 2021-22 Operating and Capital Budget
• Tuesday, May 11, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. – presentation of proposed 2021-22 Municipal Budget

The public does not have access to these meetings in-person while they are in session, but they will be livestreamed via Facebook Live at The audio recording of the meetings will be posted on the webpage within 24 hours of the meetings. The agendas will be posted on our agenda page.