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Town Council Meeting Digest - May 8, 2018

Committee Recommendations

• General Government Committee: The committee gave a ‘notice of motion’ regarding a revised Expense and Hospitality Claims policy. Council also approve the Committee’s recommended list of 2018/19 Town grants. 

Unfinished Business

• Council appointed the following members of the Comprehensive Community Plan Advisory Team to draft the request for proposals terms of reference: Councillor Risser, Graham Fisher (Senior Planner, Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations). 

Council determined that the Planning Advisory Committee will select their representative at their May 14 meeting, and that the Planning Development Manager will provide recommendations for citizen representatives at the May 22 Council meeting.

• Noise Bylaw: the mediator, Jim Musgrave, presented on proposed facilitated discussion sessions to address public concerns. Council approved moving forward with these sessions.

• Draft 2018/19 Town Budget: the Finance Director reviewed the proposed budget updates to meet the goal of no more than a 1% tax rate change.  

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Important Update: Town of Lunenburg Electric Utility Service Arrangement with Nova Scotia Power

 

Important Update: Town of Lunenburg Electric Utility Service Arrangement with Nova Scotia Power

The 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.

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The Waterfront Docker

Here is the Lunenburg section of the new Waterfront Development Corporation newsletter "The Waterfront Docker" – the links to the full stories are below!

 

WATERFRONT HAPPENINGS - LUNENBURG 

Zwicker & Co. Opportunity

https://my-waterfront.ca/2018/03/13/15746/ 

Picton Castle: Final World Voyage and a Look at the Bosun School

https://my-waterfront.ca/2018/04/30/final-world-voyage-for-picton-castle-bosun-school/ 

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

http://my-waterfront.ca/event/new-season-at-fisheries-museum-of-the-atlantic/ 

Sailing for Cancer

http://my-waterfront.ca/2018/04/05/sailing-for-cancer-in-lunenburg/

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Compost Site Now Open

Public Notice Compost Site Open

Public Tips: Pests

New Tenant for Lunenburg Academy

The Lunenburg Academy Foundation and Town of Lunenburg are pleased to welcome Nevermore Press, the newest tenant to Lunenburg Academy. 

Nevermore Press is a small publishing company specializing in fiction and creative nonfiction from Nova Scotian and Atlantic Canadian writers. Established by Publisher/Editor Ernest Hadley and his wife, Assistant Editor Anne Mullins. They come to Lunenburg after living in Truro, MA, at the tip of Cape Cod for many years; they had been frequent visitors to Nova Scotia prior to their move here. "We're excited to be a part of the restoration of this historic building and look forward to being part of the community as well," Hadley said.

Please welcome Nevermore Press - and its owners - to Lunenburg!

Security Online

With the recent reports of Facebook’s involvement with data mining, we’d like to remind residents about the importance of online security on the world’s largest social media platform. Privacy settings should be re-checked regularly to confirm system updates have not changed your preferences. 

Links: 

-A segment from CBC Mainstreet this past week about Facebook: https://goo.gl/P4Ga2D 

-A Consumer Reports article with instructions on Facebook privacy settings: https://goo.gl/YoQdag 

-A Wired (magazine) article also on Facebook privacy settings: https://goo.gl/7b44Qe 

-Facebook’s own Help Centre on “Basic Privacy Settings and Tools": https://goo.gl/xxUxu1

-General online safety tips from Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers: https://goo.gl/kgkAkg

Safe surfing!