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Monthly Garbage Collection Calendar - July 2020

Monthly Garbage Calendar 07 Jul 2020

For more information, visit our Garbage Collection page.

 

Canada Day in Lunenburg 2020 - ONLINE

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Happy Canada Day, Lunenburg!

If you missed it, our Canada Day celebration LIVE broadcast featured:

  • A Mi'kmaq blessing from Melissa Labrador
  • Musical performances from young artists at LAMP, Alice Patrick, John Barr & Steve Chapin, Micheal Hermiston & Janice Rogers, and John McGee
  • Greetings from members of our community
  • Messages from the Mayor and Town Council, The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, MLA Suzanne Lohnes-Croft

See the link on YouTube to watch this heartwarming tribute to what makes Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada a great place to be. (Apologies for the Town Crier technical glitch near the top!)

To read the Mayor and Town Crier's messages, see below.

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Project Lunenburg - Draft Plan Priorities

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Building from the community feedback on the Draft Comprehensive Community Plan so far, we will focus on some of the key priorities that are emerging, such as short-term rentals, community housing models, and wastewater treatment.

Wednesday, July 8th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

TO ACCESS THE ONLINE EVENT: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FSfeOizJRjmq07ogNGhBIw

You will be asked to register so that we are able to keep track of how many people attend. Participants are not required to have a camera or microphone.

For more information, including an overview video of the draft CCP, please visit www.projectlunenburg.ca.

Proposed Approval of Alternative Voting Bylaw

Due to the challenges of holding an election during a pandemic, on June 23, 2020, Lunenburg Town Council gave first reading of an Alternative Voting Bylaw. The purpose of the bylaw is to provide that during Municipal and CSAP Elections, voting may take place by telephone or via the internet (or a combination of both). Under the proposed bylaw, voting by telephone and/or internet shall be permitted on days fixed by Resolution of Council and Council may by resolution provide that voting by telephone and by personal computing device shall be the only means of voting for an election.

The proposed bylaw enables the Town to allow voting by telephone and/or by internet on a number of days, which may be easier and safer for electors during a pandemic.

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Let's Talk Accessibility - SURVEY

Accessibility survey

The municipalities in Lunenburg County are creating an Accessibility Plan to improve accessibility in our region. We want to hear from you!

If you are a person with a disability, family member or caretaker of someone with a disability, or an organization that represent people with disabilities, please complete our Let's Talk Accessibility SURVEY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AccessibleLunenburgCounty

Your feedback is important and will help to develop standards for accessibility for all of Lunenburg County. The deadline is July 8, 2020.

Would you like assistance completing the survey? Call us at (902) 530-2088.

For more information, visit Accessible Lunenburg County, or the Town website's Accessibility page.

Town of Lunenburg Bylaw Amendments

Notice of Changes to Town of Lunenburg Parking Meter, Hack and Trolley and Street Encroachment for Building Access Bylaws can be viewed below:

Parking Meter Bylaw

Hack and Trolley Bylaw Bylaw

Street Encroachment for Building Access Bylaw

Councillor Joseph Carnevale, 1949-2020

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Flags are being flown at half-mast in honour of sitting Councillor Joseph Carnevale, who sadly passed away yesterday.

Our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, particularly his wife Anne and daughter, Aisling. His colleagues at Town Hall join you in feeling his loss.

Councillor Carnevale was in his first term on Council, and his commitment to continuing his duties and role in the community as much as he could, despite his difficult cancer treatments, was inspirational. His particular interests in affordable housing and accessibility demonstrated his kindness.

His online obituary from Sweeny Funeral home is here: https://www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca/book-of-memories/4245932/Carnevale-Joseph-/index.php

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

For Mayor Bailey's remarks on his passing at the June 23, 2020 Council Meeting, please see below.

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Project Lunenburg - Draft CCP for Public Review

Draft Comprehensive Community Plan Review

The Draft Comprehensive Community Plan is ready for public feedback, and Project Lunenburg needs your help to prioritize actions, policies, or other initiatives that will move Lunenburg toward its goals in the next five years.

Video Overview

This video presents the theme areas of the Draft Comprehensive Community Plan and provides an overview of the document’s policy directives.

Access the video here: https://youtu.be/Xm8FlqiPLzQ

Draft CCP Document

The Draft Plan document and accompanying engagement opportunities is available on Monday, June 22nd.

Access the document here: https://www.projectlunenburg.ca/participate

Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Town Hall Finance Counter Re-opening - Business Hours

Beginning the week of June 15th, the Finance payment counter at Town Hall will be open for payment transactions only. All other Town Hall services will continue to be conducted by email/phone.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Due to social distancing, there will be a limit of one customer at a time in the building. We encourage the use of non-medical masks. Please be patient with us! This is new for us too, but together we can make this experience comfortable. 

For your safety, we recommend that you continue to use online/telephone phone banking and the external dropbox whenever possible. 

Accessible curbside payments are available for customers paying by cash or cheque by appointment. Contact Wendy Mills at 902-634-4410, ext. 221 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

NOTE: Public washrooms in Town Hall will not be available at this time. The public washroom on Bluenose Drive is open daily from 8am-9pm.

New COVID-19 Property Tax Financing Program

Covid property tax financing program

Town of Lunenburg Council has approved a COVID-19 Property Tax Financing Program to aid residents and businesses that have been financially impacted by COVID-19.  

This program will enable eligible taxpayers to pay their 2020/21 property taxes over a 30-month period at an interest rate of 1.35%. Please note the deadline to apply is Friday, July 31, 2020

The program is for residential and commercial properties. The owners must have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19.

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