Latest News and Public Notices
Finance Committee Meeting - Cancellation
Please be advised that the Finance Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 7, 2020 has been cancelled.
Volunteer Opportunity: Miller Point Peace Park Advisory Committee
The Municipality is seeking applications from interested community members to serve on the Miller Point Peace Park Advisory Committee.
The Miller Point Peace Park Advisory Committee consists of volunteers from the community who are interested in providing input on the operations and policies related to the Park. Residents of the Municipality can make application to fill upcoming positions on the Committee. Positions are appointed by Council. Application may be made by written submission.
Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 10, 2020.
Volunteer Opportunity: Sherbrooke Lake Park Stewardship Committee
The District’s of Lunenburg and Chester are seeking residents/property owners from both Districts to join the Sherbrooke Lake Park Stewardship Committee. The purpose of this Committee is to provide advice to the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg on the water quality monitoring program at Sherbrooke Lake.
Deadline to apply is January 10, 2020
For further information and to submit applications contact:
Volunteer Opportunity: Citizen Appointment to the Board of the Western Regional Housing Authority
MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF LUNENBURG CITIZEN APPOINTMENT TO BOARD OF WESTERN REGIONAL HOUSING AUTHORITY
The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg is seeking one (1) citizen from the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg to recommend to the Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing to serve as the Municipality’s representative on the Board of the Western Regional Housing Authority.
The purpose of the Board is to oversee the management of public housing with respect to Applicant/Tennant matters in accordance with the policies and procedures established by the Minister. The representative is required to sit on the Board for a three-year term and must demonstrate their ability to be impartial, fair, objective and courteous when dealing with applicants and tenant-related issues. The Board meets once a year, however, local standing committees meet bi-monthly.
Please submit a letter of interest expressing your desire to sit on this Board outlining your skills and experience that would contribute to the success of this Board to the undersigned. Letters will be received until 4pm on December 20, 2019.
Sherry Conrad, Municipal Clerk
Municipality of the District of Lunenburg
210 Aberdeen Road
Bridgewater, NS, B4V 4G8
Meeting cancellation and holiday hours
NOTICE TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE UNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF LUNENBURG
MEETING CANCELLATION AND HOLIDAY HOURS
The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg will not be holding a Council meeting on Tuesday, December 24, 2019.
The Municipal Administration Building will be closed from 3:00 p.m. on December 23, 2019 to January 1, 2020.
By-law to Repeal the Land-Leased Community By-law
NOTICE OF INTENTION
A By-law to Repeal the Land-Leased Community By-law
Please take notice that on September 24, 2019, Municipal Council gave its notice of intention to repeal the Land-Leased Community By-law. Council will consider second and final reading on October 22, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chamber at 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
This By-law repeals the existing Land-Leased Community By-law. The purpose of Land-Leased Community By-law was to ensure public health and safety from high density development in a rural area; therefore, higher standards on infrastructures are imposed in such communities.
While the intention was to promote affordable housing by allowing higher density, those wanting to use manufactured homes as a cheaper alternative to site-built homes were also restricted. The By-law also fails to reflect the current real estate market, as no application was received since 1977. Council intends to repeal the Land-Leased Community By-law as it is not meeting its intention.
Your Government, Your Ideas 2019
Join the Mayor, Councillors and staff to learn about the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg's accomplishments and plans for the upcoming year. Each event will include a presentation from the Mayor, a Q&A session, and small group discussions about the Municipality's strategic priorities for 2020/2021.
If you cannot attend a meeting, please submit your thoughts via our survey before November 12, 2019: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019YGYI
Tuesday, October 1
Lunenburg & District Fire Hall
25 Medway St, Lunenburg
Wednesday, October 2
Monday, October 7
Tri-District Fire Rescue Station 1
3785 NS-325, Newcombville
Monday, October 28
West Dublin Hall
10 Huey Lake Rd, LaHave
Tuesday, October 29
Blockhouse Fire Hall
510 NS-325, Blockhouse
Tuesday, November 12
Barss Corner Community Hall
891 Barss Corner Rd, Barss Corner
Have Your Say: Private Road Maintenance
Currently, the Municipality cannot and does not mandate property owners to improve or maintain private roads. Problems arise when an emergency occurs. In certain cases, fire trucks and Emergency Health Service ambulances cannot safely arrive at their destinations due to substandard road conditions on private roads – this can stem from certain road materials, narrow right-of-way width, steep slope, sharp corners, and hanging tree branches, to list a few common concerns. According to several local emergency service operators, a large number of private roads cannot accommodate fire trucks passing each other at reasonable speed.
The Subdivision By-law (created in 2018) addresses minimum standards for the construction of new private roads, but not for the maintenance of private roads.
Council wants to hear from residents about their thoughts on private roads and the implementation of minimum standards for private road maintenance. Those interested in giving their input are cordially invited to attend one of the following four Public Drop-In Sessions:
New Germany Legion, September 19, 2 to 3pm
New Germany Legion, September 19, 6:30 to 7:30pm
Lunenburg Fire Hall, September 24, 2 to 3pm
Lunenburg Fire Hall, September 24, 6:30 to 7:30pm
Administration Building, 210 Aberdeen Road, October 8, 2 to 3pm
Administration Building, 210 Aberdeen Road, October 8, 6:30 to 7:30pm
The Municipality thrives when residents have their voices heard. As those who live, work and play in our region, residents know the most about issues and challenges facing their community.
Volunteers Needed: Police Advisory Board Citizen Appointments
POLICE ADVISORY BOARD CITIZEN APPOINTMENTS
The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg is seeking citizens from the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg to become members 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 are two vacancies – one 2-year term and one 3-year term.
Letters of application will be received from residents of the Municipality by the undersigned until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30th, 2019. Letters of application should include a brief biography of the individual and information on skills or assets that will be useful to the Board. An applicant must supply three professional and/or volunteer related references. All applicants must consent to criminal and background checks.
Alex Dumaresq, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
Municipality of the District of Lunenburg
210 Aberdeen Road
Bridgewater NS B4V 4G8