- Municipal Services
Please be aware that the next Town Council Meeting has been rescheduled to 12:00pm on Tuesday, June 26th instead of its regular evening time.
The meeting will take place as usual in the Old Courthouse. Enter the 2nd Floor doors at the back of Town Hall, at 120 Townsend Street to attend.
The Town of Lunenburg Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the following Town Committees:
Please apply by Wednesday, July 18, 2018.
The Protective Services meeting originally scheduled Thursday June 14, 2018 has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 120 Townsend Street.
In the spirit of World Oceans Day, the Town of Lunenburg would like to outline our voluntary water quality monitoring program for 2018. (There are currently no Federal or Provincial government requirements to test Lunenburg Harbour waters for recreational use beyond the extensive range of testing the Town of Lunenburg does for treated wastewater before it is released.)
As announced in November 2017, we are pleased that respected local environmental research, education and action charity Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation will be conducting the testing on the Town’s behalf this year.
The Lunenburg Academy, 97 Kaulbach Street has recently undergone over $1 M in tenant readiness interior renovations. An inspiring setting to motivate, create, educate, and congregate.
Single offices, office suites, full classrooms are available on the second floor Creative Enterprise Centre. To view floor plans visit our website at: https://www.explorelunenburg.ca/academy.html. Rental rates, beginning at $350 /month plus HST for a single office, include heat, electricity, and parking.
June 7, 2018 – The Town of Lunenburg presented its 1st annual Heritage Recognition Awards winners as part of the Town’s 265th Birthday celebrations today. The Award program is to recognize property owners and developers for outstanding restoration and/or rehabilitation of a building, or well-designed infill development that contributes positively to the streetscape of the Town.
The 2018 Heritage Recognition Award winners included:
• Planning Advisory Committee: Council voted to leave the Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw unchanged, as the PAC feels that the current range of commercial uses is appropriate. Council asked staff for a report re: height restrictions in the Marine zone.
• Council appointed Robin Joost and Susan Sanford as citizens-at-large to the Comprehensive Community Plan Advisory Team.
• There was an update on the Lunenburg Academy exterior renovation; extensive disrepair including wasp damage have been found, and it is estimated that an additional $150,000 will be required to complete Phase 1. Council agreed to allocate that amount from the remaining $170,000 of Provincial grant money to complete the work. Staff have also applied for an additional grant to offset costs.
2018/19 Town Budget
• The 2018/19 Town General, Electric and Water Utilities Operating & Capital Budgets were approved.
Town of Lunenburg Electric Utility Service Arrangementwith Nova Scotia PowerThe Town of Lunenburg is pleased to announce that we have entered into a service agreement with Nova Scotia Power for the operations and maintenance of the Town’s Electric Utility infrastructure. The arrangement is scheduled to begin on June 1, 2018 for a renewable five-year term and will provide a wide range of technical expertise to ensure a reliable and sustainable electricity supply. Lunenburg’s Electric Utility customers will benefit from a collaboration with a proven electric utility service provider, one with whom we have worked in past years on such system needs as poles, wires and substation. The Town will continue to own its Electric Utility and infrastructure, and customers will have continuity in service. All on site work will be carried out by Nova Scotia Power personnel with no change in the cost of electricity as a result of this arrangement.
Customers will receive their regular electricity bills as they always have. Any service requirements (such as connection or disconnection, or calling to report outages) will continue to be accessed by calling the Lunenburg Town Office (902) 634-4410, or our after-hours dispatcher at (902) 527-0150.