- Municipal Services
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The Town of Lunenburg Electric Utility wishes to advise all customers of a system-wide power outage on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 2:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. The outage is required to perform substation and general maintenance work.
In the event of rain, this work will be rescheduled to Monday, October 30, 2017 2:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
We regret any inconvenience and appreciate your co-operation.
If you have any questions, please contact the Town of Lunenburg at 902-634-4410.
The Town of Lunenburg Water Utility will be flushing watermains in the entire distribution system. This is required to improve water quality within the distribution system. Please note the following dates when the flushing program will be carried out in your neighbourhood:
• “NEW TOWN” area starting Friday, October 27, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. until
7:00 a.m., Saturday, October 28, 2017; and
• “OLD TOWN” area starting Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m., Sunday, October 29, 2017.
Discoloured water and reduced water pressure may occur during the flushing program. Residents are reminded to close the main water valve prior to flushing to prevent possible damage to appliances and run a cold water tap until water is clear after flushing in your area.
Lunenburg Town Council Meeting Digest
Re: October 10, 2017
General Government Committee: Deputy Mayor Mosher gave notice of motion for revisions to Procedural Policy #80 Commemorative Flag Raising Requests re: the display of special purpose flags at the Town’s UNESCO World Heritge Site memorial near Cumberland Street.
Council approved grant requests for the "Golf for Fishermen’s” charity tournament in benefit of Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, as well as the Canadian Dory Racing Association for boat repair and equipment, the South Shore Players for Community Centre rental, and the Lunenburg County Sport Heritage Society towards a permanent Wall of Fame for local athletes at the LCLC.
Public Works update: the Wastewater Treatment Plant odour control system call for tenders is in progress. Further site tours of existing "biofilter" odour control systems have been arranged for Council and staff to learn more about their long term operation.
Council and staff agreed to host a public information session about wastewater treatment and the Town's ongoing environmental initiatives including odour control, compliance with Federal and Provincial treatment standards, the wastewater and stormwater management, etc. The public is warmly invited to attend this upcoming presentation.
Corporate Services: Council approved a motion to secure a 10-year debenture of $445,200 with the Municipal Finance Corporation to finance upcoming capital projects including the Community Centre Auditorium furnace, sidewalk snow plow, and Lunenburg Academy interior renovations.
Mayor Bailey and Councillors Carnevale and Risser will attend the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities Fall Conference on behalf of the Town. (The detailed Conference Program is in the full Minutes.)
Council approved Special Event permits for the South Shore Mutual Aid Parade of October 11, and the November 25 Christmas by the Sea Festive Market on a portion of King Street.
The television pilot “Locke & Key” is filming at various locations around Lunenburg Oct. 18-19th. Thanks to all who came out!
Cleaner environment for Lunenburg residents and visitors
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, September 29, 2017 - The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are committed to supporting infrastructure projects that ensure Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. Investing in these projects safeguards the health and well-being of residents, protects waterways and preserves local ecosystems, while also laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province.
Bernadette Jordan, Member of Parliament for South Shore—St. Margaret's, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Derek Mombourquette, Nova Scotia Minister of Municipal Affairs; and Rachel Bailey, Mayor of the Town of Luneburg, today announced over $1.1 million in joint funding to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant in Lunenburg. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for this project—$573,500 through the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The Government of Nova Scotia is providing up to $286,750 and the Town of Lunenburg will provide the balance of funding. Click here for full Press Release and more information.
Thank you for your understanding as the important work of replacing aging infrastructure on Lincoln and Pelham Streets continues. We would like to provide you with a further progress report on construction activity and will endeavor to do this every two weeks to keep you informed.
The contractor, J.R. Eisener Contracting Limited, has been working on Pelham Street between Hill Street and Ship Yard Hill Road and has basically completed all of the pipe work for this project.
• The contractor will now begin testing on the newly installed water line on Pelham Street between Hopson Street and Ship Yard Hill Road when this testing is complete all of the temporary water lines will be removed, this will be done with in the next two (2) weeks.
• Placing of gravels and grading will continue on all disturbed areas of the project in order to get ready for curb, sidewalk and asphalt work.
• There is still a few small pipe installations that will take place in the next 2 weeks including an adjustment of a pipe on Lincoln Street.
• Curb and side walk construction will start next week, this will be completed within (2) two weeks.
NOTE: GARBAGE COLLECTION
Put garbage out at the curb as usual and Eiseners Contracting will move it to an area where it can be collected.
Traffic has been detoured around the worksite and access to properties will be restricted or limited until construction is complete.
For additional information about this project - please contact Marc Belliveau, Town Engineer at 902-634-8992 (ext. 2), or Jamie Burgess Assistant Town Engineer at 902-634-8992 (ext.3).
Questions regarding access to your property, temporary water or any other construction related issues – please contact Jack Eisener (902) 476-7770 or Trevor MacDonald (902) 497-3101, J.R. Eisener Contracting Limited.
The Town of Lunenburg is pleased to welcome its newest staff member, Amy Wamboldt MA CMM, who began her role as Deputy CAO on September 5th.
Amy joins us from the Town of Bridgewater, where she served as the Strategic Initiatives Coordinator for the past 11 years. Amy brings to the Town experience in policy, research services, organizational development, and government administration.
Amy holds a designation as a Certified Municipal Manager, and is a Level II graduate of Dalhousie’s National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration, as well as a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts from Saint Mary’s University. Amy has served as a board member for the Association of Municipal Administrators and the Women in Local Government committee. Amy is from the South Shore and currently resides in the Mahone Bay area with her husband Jeff, and three children.