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Town Council Meeting - March 26, 2019

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The next Council Meeting is being held on Tuesday, March 26th at 5:15 p.m. The public is welcome!

Highlights of the Agenda  

Presentations
  • Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society regarding electrical service outlet panels.
  • 3-H ABCO Holdings regarding a proposed purchase of Federal Lunenburg Harbour sea bed property. 

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Town Council Meeting Digest - March 12, 2019

Public Presentations

• Dr. Jennifer Cram, the new Medical Officer of Health for the Nova Scotia Health Authority Western Zone, presented on Lyme Disease prevention initiatives. She noted that 80% of Lyme cases in Nova Scotia originate in this zone.

Dr. Todd Hatchette of the Infectious Diseases Expert Group, introduced an upcoming federally funded Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network, which will launch with a sentinel site here in Lunenburg. For more information, please see the full Minutes package.The Town will host an information session with Dr. Hatchette on the research project when the launch date is closer. 

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Project Lunenburg - Update from the Project Team

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Visit the Project Lunenburg comprehensive community plan project website for the latest from the project team on March 14, 2019: http://bit.ly/2T7LTrZ

 

Recreation: Free Skates at the Lunenburg Arena

Monday, March 18 from 6pm-7pm - Sponsored by MLA Suzanne Lohnes-Croft

Tuesday, March 19 from 1pm-2pm (Parents & Tots only) - Sponsored by the Town of Lunenburg

Tuesday, March 19 from 2pm-4pm - Sponsored by Riverport Lion's Club

Tuesday, March 26 from 1pm-2pm (Parents & Tots only) - Sponsored by the Town of Lunenburg

Sunday, March 31 from 1:40pm-2:40pm - Sponsored by the Burg Classic Charity Hockey Tournament

RECREATION Upcoming Free Skates

Project Lunenburg's Launch a Hit with Community

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A community open house was held the evening of Wednesday, February 28th to kick off Project Lunenburg, a process for creating and implementing a comprehensive community plan. 

Initiated by the Town of Lunenburg, Project Lunenburg is about bringing people together to set the direction for the years to come. The process is overseen by a steering committee of Council members, staff, citizen representatives, and Develop Nova Scotia. UPLAND Planning + Design are the consultants guiding the work. 

UPLAND facilitor Erica Brook commented, “The whole UPLAND team was blown away by the turnout and enthusiasm at the launch event! We’re looking forward to more great conversations and taking a closer look at specific matters.” 

Wednesday night’s launch saw approximately 200 residents stream through over three hours at the Lunenburg & District Fire Hall, where they contributed ideas on everything from housing to culture on “dotmocracy” easels, a giant map of the town, and at speakers’ corners.  

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Lunenburg's Volunteer of the Year 2019

Cheryl Lamerson is recognized for her work with Lunenburg Community Consignment, the South Shore Genealogical Society, the Lunenburg Heritage Society, the Lunenburg & Area Garden Club, the Lunenburg Welcome Committee, the Lunenburg Comprehensive Community Plan Steering Committee, and Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, although she has touched many other events and organizations.

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Grant Application Deadline for 2019/20 is March 31st

The Town is currently in full financial planning mode for the 2019/20 Town Budget. 

Any organizations wishing to be considered for community grants in fiscal 2019/20 must submit applications no later than March 31, 2019. Applications will be considered based on need and as funds permit.

A grant application form can be downloaded pdf here (13 KB) .

Nominations Open for Heritage Recognition Awards

The Town of Lunenburg is accepting nominations for the annual Heritage Awards: Certificates of Recognition for outstanding restoration and/or rehabilitation work, as well as well-designed infill developments that contribute positively to the streetscape.

The deadline for nominations is March 4th, 2019.

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Lunenburg Academy Foundation AGM Notice

Lunenburg Academy Foundation Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Members:

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Lunenburg Academy Foundation is called for and will be held on the 4th day of April, 2019, at the Lunenburg Academy, Room 206, (97 Kaulbach Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, B0J 2C0) at 6:30 pm. 

The Foundation's primary objective is the preservation and restoration of the Lunenburg Academy building.

For more information, visit www.lunenburgacademyfoundation.com.

 

Lunenburg Community Centre - Structural Roof Repairs

The Lunenburg Community Centre at 15 Green Street is about to undergo structural roof upgrades in response to the Town’s Municipal Climate Change Action Plan. The plan identified the need to reinforce the Community Centre’s lower roof for potential increase in snow loads. The work will be completed by Rikjak Construction of Lunenburg, and will take place February 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019.

The roof structure of the front addition of the building is being reinforced (i.e., the weight room, lobby, janitor’s room and washrooms). The contractor will be removing the ceiling covering, rafters’ reinforcement, and replacing the ceiling. 

Access during construction:

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