Town News

Town Facilities - Oct 10, 2022

1. Town Offices will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving holiday on Monday, October 10th.

2. Recreation Facilities will be OPEN this Monday, October 10th! There are lots of drop-in activities happening for the whole family at the Lunenburg Arena and Community Centre.

Arena:

Adult skate @ 11:15am-12:45pm ($4)
50+ Hockey @ 1pm-2pm ($10)
Public Skate @ 3pm-4:30pm ($3/youth & $4/adult)
Drop-In Hockey @ 9pm-10pm ($12)

Community Centre:

Walking in the morning @ 8am-9am
Senior Fitness @ 9:30am-10:15am ($3)
Pickleball @ 11:30am-1:30pm ($3)

For Recreation rentals, please contact the Lunenburg Arena at (902)-634-8744.

Town Council Meeting - Schedule Notice

The Town of Lunenburg wishes to note that there will be no Council Meeting on October 11, 2022. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on October 25, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber and online.

Thank you.

Mi'kmaq Flag Raising - Oct 3, 2022

It was a beautiful day yesterday for the Town's 5th annual Mi'kmaq Grand Council Flag raising. If you weren't able to make it out, a video is now posted to the Town's YouTube page.

The flag was raised in honour of Mi'kmaq History Month, Treaty Day, and the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation.

Mayor Matt Risser was joined by Indigenous Rights lawyer Houston Barnaby and Elder Todd Labrador, his daughter Melissa Labrador, and her children (direct descendants of the original Labrador family in what became Lunenburg).

https://youtu.be/IDtKkkmv5TI

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Nova Scotia Housing Needs Assessment

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Housing Needs Survey - Your Help is Needed

Housing is a complex issue, and the housing needs of Nova Scotians are diverse. 

The Nova Scotia Government is conducting a study of housing needs in all 49 municipalities to get a more specific picture of needs across the province. Please participate in the survey linked below. The more people who contribute, the better the data will be!

Public Works Notice: Duke & Prince Streets Reconstructions

UPDATE: Please note that next week, Duke Street will be open with a gravel surface while the crew excavates on Prince Street.

Crews will be working Saturday and Monday this coming long weekend.

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Lunenburg Public Works wishes to notify the public that street reconstruction on Duke and Prince Streets begins the week of October 3rd and will last for about three weeks.

Residents should use caution and follow traffic signage and instruction when travelling through these areas for your safety. There will be limited access to these streets at times during the work period; detours and signage will be in place.

If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at 902-634-8992.

Thank you for your cooperation as the Town continues these important infrastructure upgrades. A map of the work zones is below. 

 

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Mayor's Monthly Update - Sep 2022

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"Fall has announced its arrival loudly this month with Fiona. We are grateful to have escaped lightly compared to other parts of the Province. Thank you to Lunenburg residents, businesses, and Town staff for your diligence on emergency preparedness."

To read Mayor Risser's message for September 2022, click here: https://townoflunenburg.ca/mayors-monthly-update.html
Download the PDF pdf here (128 KB) .

Note: If you'd like to have this emailed to you directly, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FACT SHEET 2: Potential Sale of Lands - Upper King Street

An update on the progress of this investigation project re: housing is below. The first Fact Sheet was shared with the public in May 2022, pdf here (720 KB) .

Sep 26, 2022 – The Town of Lunenburg is investigating the possibility of divesting ownership of Upper King Street PIDs 60057387, 60057379, 60057395, 60579687 and 60057460 into private ownership for private uses, i.e., housing. A map of the lots is available below.

A Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued in June to obtain potential housing development design scenarios for Medium Density Residential and Higher Density Residential for the lots at Upper King Street. Seven responses were received and ranked by the RFP selection criteria, and the top three interviewed by a selection committee.

At the Council Meeting of September 13, 2022, the project was awarded to ZZAP Consulting Inc.

What is the project meant to accomplish?

This project is intended to help get the highest and best use for the Town. This includes best use of the lands in keeping with the Town’s Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP), including affordable/accessible housing, as well as highest sale value.

The project will provide potential developers with a plan that considers density, zoning, solutions to engineering challenges, servicing of the properties, etc.

 

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Town Council Meeting - Sep 27, 2022

The Council Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, September 27, 2022 are available on the Town website here: https://townoflunenburg.ca/council-meetings-2022.html

The YouTube Live video archive of the meeting can be found here: https://bit.ly/YouTubeTOL

Thank you to all who attend/view.

Public Works Notice: Bluenose Drive Sewer Rehabilitation

The Public Works department advises that work on the Bluenose Drive Sewer Line Rehabilitation project begins the week of September 26, 2022, and will take approx. one (1) week. The work site is along Bluenose Drive from Rum Row to the lift station; please see the map below. This project is providing an important upgrade to the Town’s existing infrastructure.

Traffic control measures will be in place for the work. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians travelling through the area should obey signage and use caution.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have questions, please call Public Works at 902-634-8992.

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Water Utility Notice: Tannery Road Watermain Replacement

Work on the Tannery Road Watermain Replacement project begins the week of Sep 12, 2022. The project work will take approx. six (6) weeks.

The work site is along Tannery Road from Green Street near the Tennis Courts to the Knickle Road intersection; please see map below.

Traffic control measures will be in place for the work. Other construction safety measures such as fencing, barricades and flagging will be in place. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians travelling through the area should obey signage and use caution.

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Approval of Amended Taxi By-law

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Lunenburg Council during a regular Council Meeting on August 9, 2022, approved the amendment of By-law 59 – Taxi. The amended Taxi By-law becomes effective as of the date of the publishing of this notice in the Lighthouse Now/Progress Bulletin (August 17, 2022).

The amendments are contained in the by-law's "Schedule A: Rates for Taxi Drivers". It may be viewed on the Town’s website at https://townoflunenburg.ca/bylaws.html or by visiting the Town Hall at 119 Cumberland Street, Lunenburg, NS.

For further information and questions concerning the amended Taxi By-law, please contact Heather McCallum, Assistant Municipal Clerk at 902-634-4410 x 240 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

FACT SHEET: Municipal Boundary Review

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The Town of Lunenburg is conducting a review of the number of Councillors (not including Mayor), electoral boundaries, and polling districts. Resident feedback on these topics is an integral part of the Town’s review.

A background report was presented to Council on August 9, 2022. The Boundary Review is required by the Government of Nova Scotia for all municipalities every eight years. The process is managed by the Nova Scotia Utility & Review Board.

This Fact Sheet outlines the questions underlying the Boundary Review, and the opportunities for public consultation.

Public Consultation

We are seeking feedback from residents of the Town of Lunenburg ONLY, aged 16 or older.

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Approval of Amended Noise By-law

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Lunenburg Council during a regular Council meeting of June 14th, 2022, approved the amendment of By-law 58 – Noise. The amended Noise By-law becomes effective as of the date of the publishing of this notice (Lighthouse Now/Progress Bulleting issue of June 29th, 2022). The new By-law may be viewed on the Town’s website at https://townoflunenburg.ca/bylaws.html or by visiting the Town Hall at 119 Cumberland Street, Lunenburg, NS.

Please note the following changes:

1. Private fireworks and other pyrotechnics are BANNED within Town limits at all times.
2. Evening quiet hours are in effect at 11:00 p.m.
3. Violations of the bylaw are summary offence tickets offences and will be enforced by the RCMP on a complaint-driven basis.

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Approval of New Street Encroachment By-law

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Lunenburg Council during a regular Council meeting of June 14th, 2022, approved the rescinding of By-law 65 – A By-law Respecting Street Encroachment for Building Access and substituted therefore a new Street Encroachment By-law. The new Street Encroachment By-law becomes effective as of the date of the publishing of this notice (Lighthouse Now/Progress Bulletin issue of June 29th, 2022). The new By-law may be viewed on the Town’s Website at https://townoflunenburg.ca/bylaws.html or by visiting the Town Hall at 119 Cumberland Street, Lunenburg, NS.

For further information and questions concerning the new Street Encroachment By-law, please contact Arthur MacDonald, Heritage Manager at 902-634-4410 x 234, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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FACT SHEET: Potential Sale of Lands - 17 Tannery Road

June 22, 2022 – The Town of Lunenburg intends to divest ownership of 17 Tannery Road, the Old New Town School referred to as the Annex. The building had most recently been leased by NSCC, who have vacated the property.

While the property is not located in the Heritage Conservation District or World Heritage Site, the building itself (built in 1883) is a registered municipal heritage property. The designation would continue to apply to any future owner of the Annex.

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