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April 30, 2018 / For Immediate Release

BRIDGEWATER, NOVA SCOTIA – Today, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg broke ground on the first straight pipe replacement in the LaHave Straight Pipe Replacement Program. This project marks an important upgrade to the regional wastewater network, improving water quality in the LaHave River, and contributing to a cleaner environment in the District of Lunenburg.

“The Government of Canada is committed to maintaining clean waterways and a healthy environment across the country,” said Bernadette Jordan, Member of Parliament for South Shore - St. Margaret's, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “I am proud to see the LaHave Straight Pipe Replacement project underway. Together with our partners we are protecting the long-term health of the community for generations to come.”

The LaHave Straight Pipe Replacement Program is a green infrastructure solution that allows residents to have access to reliable water and wastewater services while safeguarding the health and well-being of the local waterway and ecosystem. Work involves removing up to 600 straight pipes that are currently discharging sewage into the LaHave River and replacing them with septic systems.

“The province is proud to collaborate with all levels of government to help restore the beautiful LaHave River to a healthy ecosystem,” said MLA Suzanne Lohnes-Croft on behalf of Municipal Affairs Minister Derek Mombourquette. “This is a great step to building a stronger, healthier place to live here and in Nova Scotia.”

“I am so pleased to see the work commence on the very first replacement,” said Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson. “We have received replacement applications for more than 114 homeowners with straight pipes to date. Through our funding partnership with the Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, and homeowners, we expect to replace between 75 and 100 straight pipes this year alone. We are well on our way to making the Lower LaHave River straight pipe free by 2023.”

This project is jointly funded by the Department of Infrastructure Canada, the Nova Scotia Department of Environment, and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.

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MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF LUNENBURG

PUBLIC NOTICE

JULY & AUGUST MEETING SCHEDULE

 The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg’s Council meeting schedule for the months of July and August is as follows:

  • Finance Committee – July 3, 2018- commencing 9:00 a.m.
  • Council – July 10 & 24 and August 28, 2018 – commencing 9:00 a.m.
  • Policy & Strategy Committee – July 17, 2018 – commencing 9:00 a.m.

The public is cordially invited to attend these meetings.

Sherry Conrad

Municipal Clerk

The Fire and Emergency Service Providers of Lunenburg Municipality invite the public to attend their Annual Rate Payers Meeting.  The meeting schedule is available here.

These meetings will provide you with the needed information in order to VOTE on your fire tax rate for 2018/2019. FireDepartments are now required to provide their budget documents at least one week in advance of their scheduled meeting; therefore, please contact the name next to your fire service provider to find out if any changes are proposed to your fire rate and where you can get a copy of the proposed budget.

In order to vote at your ratepayer meeting your name must appear on your tax bill notice and you must be a ratepayer within the fire district area where the meeting is held.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada wishes to advise the public to exercise caution when boating April 16 through June 10, 2018 on LaHave River.

On the water:

Scientific equipment, including a rotary screw trap (or smolt wheel) attached to an overhead cable, will be operating in LaHave River to catch Atlantic salmon smolts for assessment purposes. This equipment is identified by warning signs and safety markers. Boaters are advised to watch for the equipment and markers at the below location, especially at night or during conditions that reduce visibility, and to stay clear of the equipment:

LaHave River – Cemetery Pool about 130m below New Germany Lake

Lat. 44°32’48.2”N, Long. 64°43’48.7”W

The rotary screw trap will be in the river from April 16 to June 10, 2018.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Alex Levy
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Bedford Institute of Oceanography
1 Challenger Drive, PO Box 1006
Dartmouth NS B2Y 4A2
Tel: 902-478-7837
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Fisheries and Oceans Canada wishes to advise the public to exercise caution when boating April 16 through June 10, 2018 on LaHave River.

On the water:

Scientific equipment, including a rotary screw trap (or smolt wheel) attached to an overhead cable, will be operating in LaHave River to catch Atlantic salmon smolts for assessment purposes. This equipment is identified by warning signs and safety markers. Boaters are advised to watch for the equipment and markers at the below location, especially at night or during conditions that reduce visibility, and to stay clear of the equipment:

LaHave River – Cemetery Pool about 130m below New Germany Lake

Lat. 44°32’48.2”N, Long. 64°43’48.7”W

The rotary screw trap will be in the river from April 16 to June 10, 2018.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Alex Levy
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Bedford Institute of Oceanography
1 Challenger Drive, PO Box 1006
Dartmouth NS B2Y 4A2
Tel: 902-478-7837
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

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On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Council will decide the future of the Administration Building at 210 Aberdeen Road. You can read the report in the Council agenda, available here. Alternatively, you can visit our 210 Aberdeen page, which also contains extensive information about this issue.

Council meetings take place at 9:00 a.m. in Council Chambers at 210 Aberdeen Road, and include an opportunity for Public Input at the beginning of the meeting.

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Background

Since our last Subdivision By-Law Review 18 years ago, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg has undergone many changes. Considerable growth has occurred at the edges of the three towns the Municipality surrounds.

We are undertaking a review of the Subdivision By-Law and Infrastructure Design Standards as an opportunity to address current shortcomings and ready the Municipality for the future. We intend to develop a new By-Law that will encourage responsible development and continue to make our Municipality attractive to both residents and economic development.

The Process

The review of the Subdivision By-Law has been ongoing. Throughout the process there has been opportunities for the public to provide input. As the discussion continues there will continue to be opportunities for the public to provide input into the decision-making process.

To date the input opportunities include:

  • Developers stakeholders focus group
  • Two round tables events in July, 2018
  • Private road residents focus group
  • Two open houses
  • Online and paper survey
  • PAC meeting specific to the survey’s results, which included public comment received through that format.
  • Fire Service providers were asked to provide input and identified issues with providing service on roads in MODL.
  • Written submissions throughout process
  • Five PAC meetings since a draft document was prepared (January 11, January 25, February 15, April 12, April 26, May 24)
  • One-on-one feedback to Councillors and PAC members

Next Steps

A revised Subdivision By-Law will be presented to Council on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 in Council Chambers. 

 

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