Town News

April 9, 2024 Council Highlights

The Council Highlights for the April 9, 2024 meeting are now available: https://townoflunenburg.ca/council-highlights.html

Composting Site Now Open

The Town of Lunenburg operates a FREE municipal compost site on Starr Street. The site is available to Town of Lunenburg residents only. Residents are welcome to dispose of leaves, tree limbs and garden waste at this site. (Any other compostables should go in your green bin.) The site is open today, April 05 and will be open every Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The site will close for the year in Nov/Dec dependent on weather and compost site conditions.

The entrance is located right next to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

 

Tree Clearing on Tannery Road

Tree clearing will begin on Monday, April 08 for the new Tannery Road sidewalk. Traffic control measures will be in place for the work. Motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians travelling through the area should obey signage and use caution.

tannery rd

Mayor's Monthly Update March, 2024

Good news for one of the banes of our existence! We are actively working to enhance safety at the Lilydale 4-way stop. Council directed staff to contact the Department of Transportation to explore improvements to ensure everyone's well-being on our roads.

On Monday, March 25, we had the pleasure of an informal visit from Canadian Heritage Minister, the Honourable Pascale St. Onge. The Minister was in Halifax to attend the Junos and had some extra time and wanted to see our charming heritage town. The Deputy Mayor, senior staff and I had a wonderful chat with the Minister. It was a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our rich cultural heritage, discuss important issues we are facing, and strengthen our ties with the broader Canadian community.

A huge round of applause to Donelda Richard for her outstanding service! Named Lunenburg Volunteer of the Year, Donelda's tireless efforts with Lunenburg Doc Fest and the Royal Canadian Legion and Fisherman’s Memorial epitomize the spirit of volunteerism that makes our town shine. Donelda will represent Lunenburg at the upcoming 2024 Provincial Volunteer Awards.

A warm welcome to our newest employee - Shania MacLeod.  Shania joins the Town as By-law Enforcement Officer. Shania has Special Constable status  which means she can issue parking tickets, have vehicles towed and enforce all our by-laws.  She will also help educate the public on our by-laws. Make sure you keep some change in the car for the meters! If you would like to brush up on the by-laws, please click here.

On a bittersweet note, we bid farewell to a valued town leader and friend, CAO Jamie Doyle, who is leaving his position with the town to explore a new opportunity. We thank Jamie for his dedicated service, good humour, and commitment to Lunenburg’s success as a town. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

Stay tuned for next month. We’ll be presenting the budget at the April 23 Council meeting. Check our website and social media for updates and how you can provide input. Have a great holiday weekend everyone. Have fun at the Burg Classic – and behave yourselves!

Jamie Myra, Mayor

Town of Lunenburg

2024/25 Draft Operating Budget

Town of Lunenburg 2024/25 Operating Budget 

 

There will be a presentation of the Draft 2024/25 Operating Budget.

The Operating Budget covers the day-to-day expenses required to deliver services to residents and businesses.

Please join us to learn more.  Public input is welcome in person at the meeting or by writing in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

Lunenburg Town Hall (Please use 120 Townsend Street entrance).

Town of Lunenburg Statement March 27

The Town of Lunenburg wishes to release this statement:

Jamie Doyle, Chief Administrative Officer has tendered his resignation effective May 10, 2024.

After much reflection and deliberation with my family, I am resigning from my role as Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Lunenburg. I will be relocating back to Alberta in early Spring. My last day will be May 10, 2024.

"I want to thank Mayor Myra and the entire Council for the opportunity. Please know, this decision was not made lightly and is not a reflection on the performance of this Council. The work this Council and organization have done and will continue to move forward is monumental and will shape the future of Lunenburg for decades to come."

Jamie Doyle, CAO

"The Town of Lunenburg has been extremely fortunate to benefit from CAO Doyle's experience and vision during his tenure with the Town. I have enjoyed working with him immensely during my time as Mayor.  Not only do I consider him a talented collegue but also a friend.  I'm very sad to see him go but I understand he needs to do what is best for his family.  I wish him the very best in his next chapter."

Jamie Myra, Mayor