Mayor's Monthly Update - June 2021
This update finds us able to be out and about and welcoming visitors back to Town as the Atlantic Bubble re-opens and we approach Reopening Phase 3 in Nova Scotia. Let’s hope we can keep it this way and enjoy the summer.
Now, let’s look at what Council and staff have been working on this month.
- Project Lunenburg: The next major piece of Project Lunenburg is here: the new Draft Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS), Land Use and Subdivision Bylaws received First Reading on June 22nd. A Public Hearing has been scheduled for July 27th, which may be followed by Second Reading. Stop by Town Hall to see a viewing copy of the documents, or visit: https://www.projectlunenburg.ca/participate.
- The Annual Work Plan was approved by Council on June 8th. This document is a roadmap of the municipality’s priorities for the 2021/22 fiscal year. It aligns with the 2021/22 Town Budget, and incorporates many CCP action items as well as essential core services the Town provides. Take a look here: https://explorelunenburg.ca/strategic-plan.html.
- A second Quarterly Report was presented to Council on June 22nd. These reports focus on CCP action items and track the status of each project as we work through the fiscal year. You are invited to follow along – these can be found on the same website link as #2 above.
- Community grants totalling $16,865 were approved on June 8th to charitable, cultural, and recreation programs in Lunenburg. Council believes it is important to invest in community-driven initiatives to help strengthen our social fabric. Thank you to the recipients for your work.
- The installation of a Pride rainbow walkway was also approved on June 8th. Members of Council will be doing the painting themselves on the walkways between Cumberland and Townsend Streets (between Town Hall and the Heritage Bandstand) in support of 2SLGBTQ+ people’s human rights, dignity, equality, and safety.
Mayor Matt Risser
Town of Lunenburg