Councils move to assume responsibility for management of Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre, work toward model for integrated recreation services

October 4, 2018 – At a special joint meeting between the Town of Bridgewater (TOB) and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL) on Wednesday night, the Councils voted to amend the Lunenburg County Multi-Purpose Centre Corporation (LCMPCC) Agreement.

The amendments will see the two municipal units work together towards an in-house integrated management model for the delivery of all services envisioned by the LCMPCC agreement. The management and administration of the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre (LCLC) will be carried out under the jurisdiction of a management board, which will consist of three elected representatives of TOB Council and three elected representatives of MODL Council.

In the coming weeks, CAOs Kevin Malloy (MODL) and Richard MacLellan (TOB) will develop a detailed implementation plan which will see the LCLC managed through an in-house model operated by MODL, and overseen by the new board.

“We believe that an in-house model will allow the LCLC and our recreation services to work jointly and more efficiently, which will ultimately be better for the taxpayer,” said Bridgewater’s Mayor, David Mitchell. “Integrating the recreation programming of the two municipal units and the LCLC will lead to better outcomes and better access to recreation overall for all the residents of Lunenburg County.”

“This model will give the Councils not only the accountability and responsibility, but also the authority to make decisions that are in the best interest of both municipalities. We appreciate the commitment and contributions that have been made to date from the public board members, and thank them for this service. We look forward to continuing to engage the community on their vision for the LCLC,” said the Municipality’s Mayor, Carolyn Bolivar-Getson.

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For further information please contact:

David Mitchell
Mayor, Town of Bridgewater
902-541-4364

Richard MacLellan
CAO, Town of Bridgewater
902-541-4363

Sarah Kucharski
Communications Officer, MODL
Phone: (902) 541-1328