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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

 

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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

 

 

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MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF LUNENBURG

Osprey Village Secondary Planning Strategy & Land Use By-law 

Proposed Amendments

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, on May 8, 2019 Council gave notice of its intention to adopt amendments to the Ospreyv Village Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law.  The proposed amendments clarify that a municipal adminstration building is a muncipal service that can be in any zone and that no development permit is required.

The PUBLIC HEARING, to be held by Council at 9:00am on May 23, 2019, at Council Chambers, 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater, is an opportunity for residents to make formal written or oral submissions to Council regarding the proposed amendments.

Written submissions regarding the proposed amendments will be received by the Municpal Office until 8:30am, May 22, 2019.  Written submissions shall be addressed to Ms. Sherry Conrad, Municipal Clerk, at 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater, NS B4V 4G8 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Copies of the proposed amendments are available at the Municipal Office (210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater) and HERE

For further information contact Jeff Merrill, Director of Planning & Development Services at 902-541-1340 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sherry Conrad, Municipal Clerk

Please be advised that the Finance Committee meeting regularly scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2019 has been cancelled.

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg will be holding a Special Council meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider proposed amendments to the Osprey Village Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law.

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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

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg will be holding a Special Finance Committee meeting immediately following the Policy & Strategy Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 to review the draft 2019/20 Municipal Budget.

A Special Finance Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at9:00 a.m. for a final review of the draft 2019/20 Municipal Budget.

A Special Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to present the proposed 2019/20 Municipal Budget.

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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

NOTICE

TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE

MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF LUNENBURG                                                            

Re Approval of Amendments to the

By-law Respecting the LaHave River Wastewater Management District

Please be advised that on February 12, 2019, Municipal Council approved the By-law to Amend the By-law Respecting the LaHave River Wastewater Management District.  The By-law amended the By-law Respecting the LaHave River Wastewater Management District to create a formal appeal process and to deal with two housekeeping items.

The amendments to the By-law become effective on the publishing date of this notice.

A copy of the By-law, which is now in effect, is available at the Municipal Administration Office, 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday and on the Municipal Website at www.modl.ca, municipal-services/administration/by-laws.  Further information may be obtained by contacting the Municipal Clerk at 902-541-1323.

Sherry Conrad

Municipal Clerk