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Planning Advisory Committee Committee Meeting - May 13

Public Meeting Notice: Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

A special meeting of the Municipality’s Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) is scheduled for Thursday, May 13, 2021, starting at 7:00 p.m. via Facebook Page Live Video – https://www.facebook.com/MODLns/.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the following matters:

(1) MODL2040 Community Survey “What We Heard” Report,
(2) Any other planning matters.

All Planning Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public and the public are encouraged to attend virtually until further notice. If you wish to join the meeting via telephone, please register with municipal staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and an access code will be provided to you.

For further information, please contact Jeff Merrill, Director of Planning & Development Services at 902-541-1340.

Office Closure Update

As a reminder, the MODL Municipal Services Building closed to the public until further notice. Services are still available remotely.

If you need assistance, please call our main telephone line at (902) 543-8181 or visit our Contact Us page at modl.ca/contact.html to locate contact information for the person you need to contact. Emails and calls will be returned promptly.

Tax payments
Tax payments can be submitted online, via telephone banking, by mail, in person at your bank, or by dropping a cheque off in our drop box at the Municipal Services Building. Please do not deposit cash in the drop box. For assistance with paying your taxes or to receive a receipt, please call (902) 541-1329.

Council and Committee Meetings
All Council and Committee Meetings will be held virtually, with recordings available after the meeting at modl.ca.

Planning and Building Inspections
Planning and Building Inspections will continue offering services remotely. Visit modl.ca/building.html and use the menu on the left to locate the forms you need. You can submit these forms by email, fax, mail, or the building’s drop box.

Need assistance? Our Building, Planning and Fire Inspection staff can be reached by calling (902) 541-1325 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Emails and calls will be returned promptly.

Recreation Program
All recreation classes and programs are paused for two weeks. Parks and trails that have been opened for the season are still available for use. Please continue to enjoy spaces in your community safely.

 

2021/22 Budget Meetings

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg will be holding the following Special Council meetings to deal with the proposed 2021-22 MODL Budget:

• Tuesday, May 4, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. – review draft 2021-22 Operating and Capital Budget
• Tuesday, May 11, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. – presentation of proposed 2021-22 Municipal Budget

The public does not have access to these meetings in-person while they are in session, but they will be livestreamed via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/MODLns. The audio recording of the meetings will be posted on the webpage within 24 hours of the meetings. The agendas will be posted on our agenda page.

Finance Meeting Cancellation

 The Finance Committee meeting scheduled for May 4, 2021 has been cancelled. A Special Council meeting has been scheduled in its place.

Proclamation - Lyme Awareness Disease Month

PROCLAMATION

Lyme Disease Awareness Month - MAY 2021

WHEREAS Lyme disease is a serious illness caused by the bite of a black-legged tick infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi: and

WHEREAS black-legged ticks carrying a variety of diseases or illnesses can now be found in all parts of Nova Scotia; and

WHEREAS awareness, education and practicing preventative measures, such as daily tick checks and proper tick removal, can help reduce your chances of contracting tick borne diseases;

THEREFORE, be it resolved that I, Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, on behalf of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, do hereby proclaim May 2021 as “Lyme Disease Awareness Month”.

Date Change: Planning Advisory Committee Meeting

The Planning Advisory Committee meeting date has changed. The meeting, originally scheduled for April 22, will now take place on Thursday, April 29, starting at 7:00 p.m. via Facebook Page Live Video.

A regular meeting of the Municipality’s Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) is scheduled for Thursday, April 29, 2021, starting at 7:00 p.m. via Facebook Page Live Video. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the following matters:

(1) The Villas at Osprey Ridge (By-laws 005C and 006C: Amendments to Lunenburg Municipal Industrial Zone Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law)

(2) MODL2040 Update

(3) Any other planning matters.

All Planning Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public and the public are encouraged to attend. If you wish to join the meeting via telephone, please register with municipal staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and an access code will be provided to you. For further information, please contact Jeff Merrill, Director of Planning & Development Services at 902-541-1340.

Notice of Special Meetings - April 20, 2021

Two Special Meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

Special Council Meeting

A Special Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to hold an appeal regarding a variance approval for a property located at 90 Eisenhauer Road in Oakland.  The public does not have access to this meeting while it is in session, but the recording of the meeting will be posted on the webpage within 24 hours of the meeting. The agenda can be found on MODL’s webpage.

Click pdf NOTICE (114 KB) for full version of the Special Council meeting.

Special Finance Committee Meeting

A Special Finance Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to review the draft 2021-22 Capital Budget.  The public does not have access to this meeting while it is in session, but the recording of the meeting will be posted on the webpage within 24 hours of the meeting. The agenda can be found on MODL’s webpage.

Click pdf NOTICE (112 KB) for full version of the Special Finance Committee meeting.

Proposed Bill 4 - Biodiversity Act Letter to Minister

Council heard from concerned citizens of the Province’s proposed Bill 4 – Biodiversity Act and agreed to write to the Minister with these concerns.  A copy of the letter can be found by clicking pdf 2021-03-23 Letter to Province (1.12 MB) .

Public Notice: 2021 Annual Rate Payer Meetings Waived

Due to COVD-19 and restrictions on gatherings, MODL Council has again waived the requirement for the 2021 Annual Ratepayer meetings if your fire tax remains unchanged or is lower than the previous year. Any ratepayer meetings taking place shall follow current Health Department Guidelines. A copy of each fire department’s budget is available by contacting the listed person for any given fire department.

View the pdf 2021 Public Notice (481 KB) to find information for your local fire department.

Holiday Closure - Good Friday and Easter Monday

The Municipal Services Building will be closed on Good Friday (April 2) and Easter Monday (April 5). We will reopen on Tuesday, April 6. 

Proclamation - Purple Day for Epilepsy

In an effort to raise awareness for Epilepsy, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg has proclaimed March 26, 2021 as PURPLE DAY.

To view the full proclamation, click on pdf PROCLAMATION (349 KB) .

 

Notice of Special Council Meeting – January 19, 2021

A Special Council meeting will be held immediately following the Policy & Strategy Committee meeting on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the procedure for the 2021 Tax Sale. The public does not have access to this meeting while it is in session, but the recording of the meeting will be posted on the webpage within 24 hours of the meeting. The agenda will be posted here when available.

Sherry Conrad
Municipal Clerk