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Meeting Cancellation Notice
MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE
TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE
MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF LUNENBURG
The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg will not be holding a Council meeting on December 26, 2017 and has cancelled its regularly scheduled Audit & Finance Committee meeting for Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Subdivision By-Law Review
Since our last Subdivision By-law Review 18 years ago, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg has undergone many changes. Considerable growth has occurred at the edges of the three towns the Municipality surrounds.
We are undertaking a review of the Subdivision By-law and Infrastructure Design Standards as an opportunity to address current shortcomings and ready the Municipality for the future.
We held two open houses for the public on November 1, 2017, and will present the findings from our engagement at an upcoming Council meeting.
Saw Pit Wharf Closure
Starting as early as Monday, November 6, 2017, part of Saw Pit Wharf Park will be closed for use. A boat ramp is being installed on the right-hand side of the wharf (the same side as the rock wall and picnic area). The upper parking lot will be closed as well.
We anticipate the work will be completed by mid-December. The driveway to the wharf will remain accessible during construction.
If you have any questions, please call Trudy Payne, Director of Recreation Services at 902-541-1333.
Internet in the District - see the new map
Looking to sign up for the Sweetland project? Visit www.novascotiahighspeedinternet.com and click on the Sign Up button.
Access to high-speed internet is of critical importance to the Municipality, and a key priority for our Council. Large sections of the Municipality do not have access to reliable high-speed internet service.
We have created a map to identify key internet infrastructure within the Municipality. 2017 Internet Map
Orange designates no high-speed internet
Blue designates Bell Fibre
Green designates Eastlink Fibre/coaxial
In December 2016, the CRTC made a ruling that high speed internet is a basic service, just like the telephone. Reliable internet access is now a basic need, whether you are a student, a small business operator, or a resident trying to access government services. Access to high-speed internet is of critical importance to the District, and a key priority for our Council. Large sections of the municipality do not have access to reliable high speed internet service. This is affecting our citizens’ quality of life, and is preventing new residents from moving to our communities.
The District has taken advantage of opportunities to improve services:
- Applied for and received $75,000 from the provincial government for a pilot project to construct a fixed wireless internet service in the Sweetland area.NCS Networks will operate the fixed wireless service.
- The federal government announced a $500 million Connect to Innovate fund to support internet projects across the country. The District submitted a joint application with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) which would see the municipality invest up to $246,800 in internet infrastructure, if approved by the federal government.
- The District also provided letters of support for two additional project applications made by other ISPs.
The District’s 2017/18 budget also includes an investment in a long term strategy on how best to expand access to reliable high-speed internet.
- The plan will take into consideration the provincial government’s “Middle-Mile Strategy,” which is expected to be released in 2017.
- The plan will build on the knowledge and partnerships the District has developed in pursuing the short-term opportunities.
- Community members have been very active on this issue, and the municipality will continue to engage citizens on this important issue.
Your Government, Your Ideas meeting dates announced
Join the Mayor, Councillors and staff to learn about the Municipality’s accomplishments and plans for the upcoming year.
Each event will include a presentation from the Mayor, a Q&A session, and small group discussions about the Municipality’s
strategic priorities for 2018/2019.
|Mon., October 16||6:30-8:30 p.m.||Big Tancook Recreational Centre|
|Thurs., November 2||6:30-8:30 p.m.||Barss Corner Community Hall|
|Tues., November 14||6:30-8:30 p.m.||Dayspring Fire Hall|
|Tues., November 21||6:30-8:30 p.m.||Oakhill Fire Hall|
|Mon., November 27||6:30-8:30 p.m.||Italy Cross Fire Hall|
|Wed., November 29||6:30-8:30 p.m.||Wileville Fire Hall|
Refreshments will be provided. If you cannot attend a meeting and would like to submit your ideas, please complete the Your Government, Your Ideas survey.
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF LUNENBURG RE: LAHAVE RIVER WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT BYLAW
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF LUNENBURG
RE: PROPOSED LAHAVE RIVER WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT BY-LAW
Please be advised that on July 25, 2017 Municipal Council conducted First Reading of a new by-law respecting the LaHave River Wastewater Management District. If adopted, the By-law will apply to all properties and property owners within the geographic boundaries of the Wastewater Management District established in the proposed By-law. It will solely identify and assist in the elimination of straight pipes on the LaHave River through the design, construction, installation, connection, use, operation and maintenance of On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems within the LaHave River Wastewater Management District in the interests of public health and safety and environmental protection.
A Municipal Council meeting has been called for 9:00 a.m. on August 22, 2017. Notice is hereby given that Municipal Council will be considering Second Reading of the proposed By-law at the Council meeting scheduled for August 22, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., in the Municipal Administration Building, 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater, NS.
A copy of the proposed By-law is available at the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg Office, 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater, during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except holidays. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Municipal Clerk at 541-1323.
Rural Schools Community Meetings
On Wednesday, July 19 and Monday, July 24, 2017 the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg held community consultations on the issue of rural school closures.
On September, 2017, the Policy & Strategy Committee were presented with an Engagement Report , and made a motion that staff should pursue formal meetings with both the School Board and the Education Minister to further discuss the issue of rural school closures.