Latest News and Public Notices

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg will be holding the following meetings in its Council Chambers, 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater, in regard to the review and approval of the Municipality’s 2020/21 Municipal Budget:


•    Finance Committee meeting – Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. – review of draft 2020/21 Capital Budget

•    Finance Committee meeting – Tuesday, April 7, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. – review of draft 2020/21 Operating Budget

•    Special Finance Committee meeting – Tuesday, April 14, 2020 immediately following the Council meeting - review the draft 2020/21 Municipal Budget

•    Finance Committee meeting – Tuesday, May 5, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. – final review of draft 2020/21 Municipal Budget

•    Special Council meeting – Tuesday, May 12, 2020 – 6:00 p.m. - presentation of the proposed 2020/21 Municipal Budget

 

Sherry Conrad

Municipal Clerk

 

Click for link to NOTICE.

Summer Employment Deadlines

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  March 6th, 2020

Please click here for the Summer Recreation Manager job description.

Please click here for the PR Manager job description.

Please click here for the Special Events Manager job description.

Please click here for the Sports / Camp Manager job description.

Please click here for the Aquatics Manager job description.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  May 1st, 2020

Please click here for the Program Leader job description.

Please click here for the Swim Instructor job description.

NOTICE OF SECOND READING

TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF LUNENBURG

Re: Repeal and Replacement of the Solid Waste Collection & Disposal By-law

On January 28, 2020, Municipal Council gave notice of its intention to repeal the existing Solid Waste Collection & Disposal By-law that was adopted by Council on February 19, 2014 and amended on June 24, 2014 and to replace it with a new By-law and conducted and approved First Reading.

See NOTICE OF SECOND READING for more information. 

See A BY-LAW RESPECTING SOLID WASTE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL for a copy of the proposed By-law.

2020 01 31 Sales Sheet 210 Aberdeen Rd

 

Properties with taxes owing for three years or more are subject to tax sale. The tax sale list that was published in the South Shore Breaker newspaper with information as of January 29, 2020 is available here:    2020 Tax Sale List  (updated Feb 25).  For more information, or for updates to the listing contact:  Joanne Sampson, Property Tax Administrator, at 902-541-1329 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The current tax sale is scheduled for March 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., and will be held in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg Council Chambers, 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater, NS.

Registration is required by completing this registration form .  If possible, please return the completed registration forms prior to March 2, so that a bidder number can be issued upon your arrival.

The tax sale is a public, open auction with bidding beginning at taxes and expenses owing, including any additional legal and advertising fees.

 

 

Online Tax Assessment Lookup

Find your tax assessment using Nova Scotia's Online Property Assessment Information website. Visit their website.

 

 

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

 

Due to the rain forecast, the opening of River Ridge Common day park has been moved to this Saturday, July 13th at 2pm. Join us!

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