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Mayor's Monthly Update - April 2021

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The latest Mayor's Monthly Update is available! See what Town Council and staff have been working on in April from Mayor Risser.

You can download the PDF pdf here (134 KB) or click "Read More" for a text version.

This month has been tough for us all, with a third wave of Covid-19 now in Nova Scotia. I encourage all Lunenburgers to follow Public Health directives for the current two-week lockdown.

Now, let’s look at what Lunenburg Town Council and staff have been working on in April: 

  1. Project Lunenburg: Our new community planning documents are coming: the new Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS), Land Use Bylaw, and Subdivision Bylaw will be online by May 8th at https://www.projectlunenburg.ca/. These documents are the result of extensive public engagement and will regulate future development in Lunenburg. There will be a public presentation on May 13th and public information meeting on May 26th, both held on Zoom. 
  2. The Town has signed a three-year lease with the Lunenburg Board of Trade for the campground site on Blockhouse Hill. The lease allows the LBOT time to transition while the Town plans for the future repurposing of the campground land, as directed by the Project Lunenburg CCP. Thanks to the LBOT for their good partnership. 
  3. Council has been diligently reviewing each section of the Draft 2021/22 Town Budget this month, and working closely with Town staff to integrate Project Lunenburg CCP projects with day-to-day municipal operations. The Electric and Water Utility Operating & Capital Budgets were approved at the April 27, 2021 Council Meeting. 
  4. The 2020/21 Lunenburg Arena ice season came to an end on April 23rd. It was a challenging year, and we want to thank all the users for following the evolving pandemic protocols and Recreation staff for their hard work in keeping the facility safe for users. Next season we can look forward to having a new ice resurfacer for the rink! 
  5. Council received a progress update on the Wastewater Treatment Plant project this week that primarily focused on a Building Condition Assessment Report and projected maintenance needs over the next 25 years. To read it, see Schedule “B” of the Council Meeting Minutes available on the Town website: http://bit.ly/34EtCLoT.

The next progress report is expected at the end of May. If anyone would like to receive these reports directly via email, please send a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Until next month, take care and be kind to each other. 

Mayor Matt Risser

Town of Lunenburg