April 25 Town Council Meeting Digest

2017/18 Town Budget

The draft Operating budget was reviewed and discussed. There are two remaining public consultations regarding the draft budget at the Town Hall on:

• Tuesday. May 2 at 12:00 p.m. – Water and Electric Utility budgets to be reviewed at this time

• Thursday, May 4 at 5:15 p.m.

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Sewer Billing Change

Sewer charges are now being billed semi-annually on your tax bill. You will no longer receive quarterly sewer bills. The rate remains unchanged. Through the Town’s Pre-authorized Debit (PAD) Program there are a variety of payment options available. Please see the link below for the form to be completed or call the Lunenburg Town Hall at 902-634-4410, extension 227 for more information or for assistance with your pdf PAD application (21 KB)



Mayor Rachel Bailey and some fellow Councillors will be available for conversation at the following dates, times and locations:

Wednesday, May 17th

  • The Bicycle Lunchbox, 7B Hall Street, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • No 9 Coffee Bar, 135 Montague Street, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Lunenburg Seaport, 15 Lincoln Street, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 18th

  • The Farmers’ Market, 19 Green Street, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Tim Hortons, 134 Victoria Road, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Notice of Public Consultation Meetings: 2017/18 Draft Budgets

The Lunenburg Town Council is hosting three public consultation meetings to consider the Town’s draft Operating and Capital 2017/18 budgets:

• Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 5:15 p.m.
• Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
• Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:15 p.m.

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Compost Site Now Open

The compost site is now open for the disposal of limbs, leaves and yard waste. The site is only available for use by Town of Lunenburg residents. The entrance to the compost site is located near the electrical sub-station on Starr Street. The site is open from mid April until late November on Saturday mornings (8:00 am until 12:00 pm).

Please contact the Public Works Department at 902-634-8992 if you have any questions about the use of the compost site.

Spring Clean Up - May 2, 4 and 5


All clean up items must be placed curbside prior to 6:00 a.m. on your regular collection day during the week of May 1st, 2017. Items may be left behind if they exceed a total weight of 150 kg per household with no individual item/package to exceed 50 kg in weight or over 1.5 m in any dimension unless noted otherwise in this notice. Please place clean up items in a separate pile from your regular household waste.

Ethel Black is honoured at the Provincial Ceremony in Halifax

side by side

L-R: John James Grant, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, Ethel Black and Premier Stephen McNeil

Front Row L-R: Ethel Black, Heather Hyson, Kendall Black

Back Row L-R: Mayor Rachel Bailey and Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, MLA 

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Correction Notice: Upcoming Events

Please note the following corrections in the Upcoming Events section of the Recreation Department's Spring Program Guide.

  • Paint Sea on Site - July 22 & 23
  • Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival - August 10-13
  • Fishers' Memorial Service - September 10

2017 Lunenburg Visitors' Guide Now Available Online 

Hard copies will also be available at Town Hall later this week.

Municipal Finance Public Information Session


We are pleased to share with you the following public presentations made at this March 30 Lunenburg Town Hall event:

Municipal Finance Overview

Municipal Auditing

Financial Condition Indicators of NS Municipalities