Town Council Meeting - January 15, 2019

The next Council Meeting is Tuesday, January 15 at 12:00 p.m. The public is welcome!  

Highlights of the Agenda: 

• Draft Wastewater Treatment Plant & Collection System Study Report from Dave Trudel and Sarah Ensslin, CBCL Engineering. 

The full Agenda package, including supporting documents, is on the Town website here.

Town Council Meeting Digest - January 8, 2019

Public Presentations

• South Shore Public Libraries Board: The move of the Lunenburg Library to Lunenburg Academy has changed library service in the Town. Library circulation, visits, programs and attendance have all gone up significantly since the move – and new memberships are up 205.6%!

• Splash Pad Proposal: A large group attended to support the Lunenburg Community Development Group’s detailed proposal to convert the 250th Anniversary Park to a water park. Council was positive about the proposal and asked Town staff to provide a feasibility study.

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Lunenburg's Provincial Volunteer Representative

Do you know someone who lives in the Town of Lunenburg that deserves recognition for their outstanding volunteering?         

Each year, every municipality in Nova Scotia nominates an individual from their community to represent volunteers in that community at the Provincial Volunteer Awards ceremony in Halifax on April 1, 2019. 

You are encouraged to nominate a worthy Lunenburg representative for this year’s award! The nomination form can be downloaded pdf here (506 KB) . For more information, please contact the Recreation Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-634-4006.

The deadline for nominations is: January 31, 2019.


2018 Long Service Awards



The Town of Lunenburg recognizes the long service of its talented staff in 2018:

  • Brian Church, Public Works Department - 35 Years Service
  • Malcolm Smith, Recreation Department - 35 Years Service
  • Craig Croft, Public Works Department - 15 Years Service
  • John Lohnes, Public Works Department - 10 Years Service

Thank you for your dedicated services to the community!

Town of Lunenburg - Winter Parking Advisory 

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Please help us keep Town streets free of ice and snow by ensuring your vehicle is parked off-street during winter storm and snow removal operations. The Public Works Department can do the job more efficiently if your vehicles are not left on the street during this time. 

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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:

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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

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)