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Latest News and Public Notices

Building Closure - Tuesday, February 16

The Municipal Services building will be closed Tuesday, February 16 due to inclement weather. Staff will be working remotely - please visit our Contact Us page for phone numbers and email addresses. 

Citizen Appointment Opening

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg is looking for a volunteer to serve on the following:

Fire and Emergency Services Committee – (1 vacancy) a 3-year term

The Fire & Emergency Services Committee provides an advisory and consultative role to Council respecting fire and emergency services and programs.  Applicants for this vacancy may not be a member of, or the spouse of a member of Council, a Fire Department, Fire Commission or an Auxiliary of a Fire Department.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity and are resident of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, please forward a letter of application outlining your skills and why you would like to serve.  This vacancy will remain advertised until filled.

Applications should be sent to the undersigned:

Alex Dumaresq, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

Municipality of the District of Lunenburg

10 Allee Champlain Drive, Cookville, NS B4V 9E4

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Building Closure - Monday, February 8

The Municipal Services building will be closed Monday, February 8 due to inclement weather. Staff will be working remotely - please visit our Contact Us page for phone numbers and email addresses. 

Building Closure - February 2

The Municipal Services building will be closed today due to inclement weather. Staff will be working remotely to meet your service needs, and can be contacted by phone or email. For a complete contact list, please visit https://www.modl.ca/contact.html

Municipal Services Building Closure - January 22

The Municipal Services building will be closed today due to inclement weather. Staff will be working remotely to meet your service needs, and can be contacted by phone or email. For a complete contact list, please visit https://www.modl.ca/contact.html

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

 

Thursday, December 17 Municipal Services Building Closure

In anticipation of today's weather event, the Municipal Services building will be closed today. Staff will be working remotely - please visit our Contact Us page for phone numbers and email addresses. 

Water Quality Monitoring Expert Volunteer Needed

The Sherbrooke Lake Stewardship Committee oversees the implementation of the water quality monitoring program at Sherbrooke Lake to aid in the evidence-based decisions concerning the development of the properties acquired by MODL for public use.

MODL is seeking applications from interested community members to serve on the Sherbrooke Lake Stewardship Committee.  The vacancy is for an on-going volunteer member with professional knowledge of the techniques of water quality monitoring.

This vacancy will be advertised until filled.

pdf Application Form (358 KB)

pdf Terms of Reference (141 KB)

For further information and to submit applications contact:

Bill Schurman, Director of Recreation Services

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902-541-1333

Planning Advisory Committee Seeks New Members

The Municipality is seeking expressions of interest from individuals to serve as a member of the Municipality’s Planning Advisory Committee. This is an exciting opportunity for those people who would like to actively participate in the MODL2040 project, where we plan the entire Municipality for the next 20 years – visit https://www.modl.ca/municipal-planning-strategy.html for more information.

PAC also advises Municipal Council on land use planning issues, which include zoning, complex development applications, and municipal heritage properties. Meetings are normally conducted on the fourth Thursday of every month, starting at 7:00 p.m. Members-at-large of the PAC receive an honorarium per meeting plus travel expense.

One (1) member-at-large appointment is open between January 2021 to November 2021, and two (2) member-at-large appointments are open between January 2021 to November 2022, both with the possibility of reappointment.

To apply, pdf complete the Application Form (147 KB) . Please submit your form by Monday, January 4, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. by:

1. sending an e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or
2. mailing the form to 10 Allée Champlain Drive, Cookville, NS, B4V 9E4.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this appointment. If selected, the first meeting of the PAC will be on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Proclamation - Municipal Awareness Week

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Notice of Public Engagement: Hemford Forest

Notice of Public Engagement: Adoption of the Hemford Forest Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law

The Municipality would like to invite everyone in Hemford Forest to have your say on a proposed plan and By-law for the community.

After a vision exercise and 18 months of discussion, the Hemford Forest Area Advisory Committee is looking for feedback on the draft plan and By-law. Municipality is offering a few different ways to have your say, including:

1. E-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2. Post in the online forum at https://engage.modl.ca/ (click “Hemford Forest Plan Adoption”)
3. Attend an in-person session scheduled for November 19, 2020 at 3-4 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. at Hemford & District Fire Hall, 2121 Highway 208, Hemford, NS

Please book a 15-minute slot by calling (902) 541-1351 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 17, 2020.

Each slot is limited to 6 people. A mask is mandatory upon entry.

Any members of the public may read the proposed by-law anytime by visiting https://engage.modl.ca/hemford-forest-planning, requesting an electronic copy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or picking up a paper copy at an in-person session on November 19, 2020. For more information, please contact the Planning & Development Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Council & Finance Committee Meetings

The regularly scheduled Finance Committee meeting of November 3, 2020 has been cancelled.

There will be a special Council meeting held at 9:00 a.m. on November 3, 2020 to swear in the new Council. This meeting is not open to the public, but the recording of the meeting will be posted on the webpage within 24 hours of the meeting.

Council’s regular meeting schedule will begin on November 10, 2020.