Lunenburg Town Council Digest November 14, 2017

Public Presentations

  • The Lunenburg Board of Trade requested an extension to their Campground lease for a period of 10 years rather than a yearly renewal. They outlined their business case on the importance of the campground to the sustainability of the LBOT, and reviewed planned site upgrades if the lease is granted. Council discussed the request, and tabled it for the Council’s Strategic Planning workshops next week, as part of a land use discussion.
  • Trot in Time Buggy Rides: Basil Oickle presented issues arising from his horse parking spots on Bluenose Drive. They are requesting a fifth parking spot and that an additional 10’ in front of the horse parking be available to them for a fee. Council asked staff to provide background for consideration at a future Council meeting.
  • Elijah Ernst is purchasing Trot in Time, and requested a guaranteed number of Hack & Trolley licenses. Council asked staff to also review the Hack & Trolley Bylaw and report back on any considerations.
  • NSCAD: The newest Residency Program participants – Helah Cooper, Merle Harley, and Gillian Maradyn-Jowsey – were welcomed to the community by Town Council. The Residents invited members of the public to visit their studio at the old Fire Hall, Duke Street.

REMINDER: Lunenburg, Bridgewater, Mahone Bay, Chester and Municipality of the District of Lunenburg Councils are conducting joint “Talk to Council” public events for Municipal Awareness Week. Please meet your Councillors at these sessions:

a) Thursday, November 23, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Lunenburg Farmer’s Market in the Community Centre
b) Friday, November 24, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre (LCLC) in Bridgewater

Unfinished Business 

  • Corprate Services: Municipal Affairs Strategic Plan workshops are scheduled for Council on November 21 & 22.
  • Corporate Services: Council approved the “Declaration of Friendship and Cooperation” letter to Lüneburg, Germany, indicating an intention to explore cultural, arts and educational exchanges
  • Councillors Bachman and McGee were appointed to a Joint Committee overseeing the development of shared inter-municipal Lunenburg County building and fire inspection services.

New Business

  • Corporate Services: Pat Garrison of the Mi’kmaw Heritage Research & Restoration Association applied to have a Mi’kmaw flag permanently displayed to the UNESCO Memorial site near Cumberland Street. Council asked staff to obtain information on flag protocol, location options and costs for discussion at the upcoming General Government Committee meeting.
  • Citizen appointments to Town Committees and Board were considered and reappointments were made (if citizens wish to serve another year) until new appointment opportunities are advertised at the end of next year.
  • Deputy Mayor Peter Mosher was nominated and appointed to serve another one-year term as Deputy Mayor for the Town.
  • The South Shore Genealogical Society’s request to sublease the Lunenburg Academy’s 3rd floor concert hall for two upcoming non-profit events was approved.
  • Public Works: The Region 6 Solid Waste-Resource Management Inter-municipal agreement revisions were approved.
  • The Wastewater Treatment Plant’s September water and wastewater treatment test results were reviewed, noting Provincial and Federal standards were again met for the month.
  • The success of the November 9 Lunenburg Harbour water quality and wastewater treatment public information session was noted, with details of the Lunenburg Harbour Health stakeholder initiative announced.
  • Council approved the installation of a check valve in the storm water line nearest the waterfront to reduce odours venting through catch basins, as well as two odour-filtering manhole covers.

Thanks to all who came out!