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Strategic Plan Status Report 2016-2018

 

A Strategic Plan was developed in Spring 2014. This report addresses progress from Fall 2016 (election of current Council) to Fall 2018.

It's a good glimpse into the big picture work Council and staff do, alongside day-to-day tasks.

For the progress report and the Strategic Plan itself, please visit this page: www.explorelunenburg.ca/strategic-plan

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Lunenburg Chooses Partner for CCP Project

The Town of Lunenburg selected UPLAND Planning + Design Inc. as its consultant partner on the Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) Project at the December 11th Council Meeting. 

“This Project will involve a forward thinking, proactive approach to creating a shared vision and setting the foundation for decisions that will shape our future,” said Dawn Sutherland, Lunenburg’s Manager of Planning and Development. “It will be based upon extensive community participation and will have long lasting benefits for decades to come.” 

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Lunenburg Town Council Meeting Digest - December 11, 2018

 

Public Presentations

• Bernice Williams presented on the “Taming the Octopus” project, which aims to enhance communication and collaboration between groups that serve older adults in the region. For example, people may be unaware of a service that exists.

Lunenburg will assist the research by making their project templates available at Town Hall to the end of January. More information to come! 

Unfinished Business

• In light of January 1 Federal income tax changes for municipal Councillors removing a previous tax-exempt portion to offset operating and other official costs, Council approved an equivalent increase to maintain current honourarium levels.

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Lunenburg Recreation - Employment Opportunity

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM COORDINATOR (PART-TIME)

The After School Program Coordinator will plan and implement quality after school programs for elementary/junior high students at Bluenose Academy on two days/week (Mondays and Tuesdays). The ideal candidate will have recreation programming experience, strong leadership skills, and is an organized and capable team member. 

Job description available pdf here (252 KB) . Only successful applicants will be contacted. 

Please email a resume and cover letter by 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 20, 2018 to:

Kelly Cunningham, Recreation Director, Town of Lunenburg

In person: Town Hall, 119 Cumberland Street, Lunenburg, NS 

By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Wastewater & Harbour Water Quality Public Meeting

Thanks to all who attended the Public Information Session held on Wednesday, November 28 at the Lunenburg and District Fire Hall.

It was a very interesting evening, with updates from Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation on their summer Front Harbour water testing, CBCL Engineering on the Wastewater Treatment Plant and collection system review they are doing, the Lunenburg Harbour Health Advisory Group on their mandate and broad community membership, and the Dalhousie University Centre for Water Resource Studies. Coastal Action and CBCL in particular have been busy gathering data for months and their final reports, along with the newly-operational Biofilter odour control system, will be a great help to Town Council in determining the best way forward to further improve our treatment operations and harbour health.

Special thanks to the presenters (below) for sharing their expertise with the Town and our residents.

A link to the presentations for viewing or downloading can be found here.

There were a few questions received via our question box, and answers to those will be published ASAP. If you have one you'd still like to ask, please send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

(Left photo credit: Ed Halverson, CKBW)

 

Welcome to Lunenburg 2018

Last night’s Newcomers Reception welcomed over 30 new neighbours from across Nova Scotia, Canada, and the world! We’re delighted that people from all over can find their homes in our beautiful town. 

Mayor Rachel Bailey, MP Bernadette Jordan, and MODL Deputy Mayor Cathy Moore addressed our new residents; Cheryl Lamerson of the Welcome Committee gave a short history talk; and Councillors Croft, Buchanan, and Risser helped “initiate” guests into local food culture with a tasting of Lunenburg pudding, sauerkraut and Solomon Gundy. 

Thanks to all those who came out!

Biofilter Update 8

The Lunenburg Waste Water Treatment Plant's odour reduction "Biofilter" system is now operational and working well.

Progress Update for Electricity Customers – November 7, 2018

In recent weeks, Nova Scotia Power representatives have presented at Town Council and, together with Town officials, have met with a number of customers to provide an update on actions that have been taken to improve electricity service reliability.  

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) has reviewed recent outages that affected the Town and determined that Nova Scotia Power’s response to the outages was timely and adequate, and reasonable steps are being taken to reduce the risk of future outages. The UARB Decision Letter on this matter can be viewed in full at uarb.novascotia.ca/fmi/webd/UARB15 (Search M08887, then select Other Documents).  

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Lunenburg Waterfront Opportunity

Have a business idea for the historic Zwicker & Co. building on Lunenburg’s working waterfront?

Waterfront Development is seeking interest from operators interested in occupying space at the Zwicker building as a tenant of part or all of the Zwicker building. 

For more information, see the following link: my-waterfront.ca/2018/03/13/15746

 

Get to Know… PRO Kids and Darwin Event Group

 

Darwin Event Group presented a cheque for $2,726 to Town Council on October 23, 2018 to help initiate the upcoming PRO Kids program in the Town of Lunenburg. How did this happen? 

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