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Petite Riviere Flood Risk Open House
PETITE RIVIERE FLOOD RISK ASSESSMENT & MITIGATION
Are you interested in providing your input on the topic of Petie Riviere Flood Risk Assessment and Mitigation?
The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and CBCL Limited would like to invite you to join them at a Public and Stakeholder Engagement Open House.
Date: November 26, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Hebbville Fire Hall, 205 Century Drive, Hebbville NS
Council in the Community - November 19
As part of Municipal Awareness Week, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg is holding its Tuesday, November 19 Policy & Strategy Committee meeting in the community. Join us at the Conquerall Bank Fire Hall at 7pm on Tuesday, November 19 to learn about issues that matter to you.
SAWPIT WHARF NOTICE - WHARF USAGE
Please be advised that due to the impending storm there are to be no boats tied to the wharf.
Further information will be posted after the storm.
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
River Ridge Common event - Saturday, July 13 at 2pm
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!
News release: Councils plan to work together on sustainable operation of HB Studios Sports Centre
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.”
For further information please contact:
Mayor, Town of Bridgewater
CAO, Town of Bridgewater
Communications Officer, MODL
Phone: (902) 541-1328