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Public Hearing - Council Size & Polling Districts

MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF LUNENBURG

Notice Of Public Hearing
Size of Council and Polling District Boundaries

On November 8, 2022, Municipal Council gave Notice of its intent to set the tentative electoral district boundaries and the number of councillors as per the requirements of the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. In determining electoral boundaries, the Municipal Government Act, section 368.4 outlines factors to consider. These are, number of electors, relative parity of voting power, population density, community of interest, and geographic size.

The Council of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg hereby gives notice of its intention to make application to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board to:

• Set the number of Councillors to 10, plus a Mayor; and
• Approve the tentative polling district boundaries.

A Public Hearing regarding the above noted application will be held:

Date: November 30, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Municipal Services Building, 10 Allée Champlain Drive, Cookville, NS

The public can make formal written or oral submissions to Council in support or opposition of the proposed application at this time. Written submissions will be received until 12 noon on Monday, November 28, 2022 and are to be addressed to April Whynot-Lohnes, Municipal Clerk, 10 Allée Champlain Drive, Cookville, NS B4V 9E4 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Information regarding the proposed application is available to view at the Municipal Office at 10 Allée Champlain Drive, Cookville, during normal office hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or online at engage.modl.ca. For further information, contact the Planning Offices at 902-541-1325, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

April Whynot-Lohnes, Municipal Clerk

Proclamation - Municipal Awareness Week

November 13 to 22, 2022  has been proclaimed as Municipal Awareness Week in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg in recognition of the vital role of municipal government and in recognition of all whose efforts support it.

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Flood Risk project stopped

Public Statement from Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson

In response to input from the public, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg has stopped the Flood Risk project. The flood risk map is no longer available.

I want to thank residents for their thoughtful feedback on this issue. Information provided by residents assisted us in our conversations with the Province of Nova Scotia and the engineering firm that conducted the modelling to recognise the need to stop all work on Flood Risk engagement and regulations.

Council has concerns that the mapping areas were painted with too wide a brush, and not with a fine enough level of detail to develop regulations. The Municipality will be sending a letter to the Province stating that the Municipality will not be proceeding with flood risk land-use regulation as part of the MODL2040 project.

On behalf of myself and Council, I apologize for any distress or confusion this may have caused property owners and thank residents for bringing forward their concerns.

Postponed - Nov 8 and 9 Flood Risk engagement events

We are postponing the November 8th and 9th engagement events. Please join the project email list engage.modl.ca/floodrisk (under Stay Informed) on the right side of the screen for the new dates when scheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Proclamation - Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Month

The month of November has been proclaimed as Crohn's & Colitis Awareness month in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.  Canada has one of the highest rates of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the world with the Atlantic Provinces having the highest rates in the country. Currently, there is no cure.

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Wiles Lake Park & Arthur Young Trail Maintenance

Please be advised of the following closures due to essential maintenance work.

  • Wiles Lake Park - Closed from Thursday, October 20th, work expected to be completed by early next week. 
  • Arthur Young Trail - Closed from Friday, October 21st, work expected to be completed by early next week.  We thank you for respecting signage, workers and equipment in or around this trail.

 

Highway 10 construction at Pine Grove

Important notice: The Department of Public Works is undertaking prep work prior to paving Highway 10 in the Pine Grove area. They are removing the asphalt from the bridge deck as the first step, then cold planing the rest of the road before placing new asphalt. Please note there may be stoppages and slowdowns in this area. Unfortunately, no timeline has been provided for this work.

Notice - Special Weather Statement

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Hurricane Fiona for Lunenburg County beginning Friday afternoon.  For more information on the Special Weather Statement, please click on the link - https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns3#630490002079752065202209210506ws1171cwhx 

In preparation for Hurricane Fiona, MODL is closing all parks from Friday afternoon until they are inspected and any hazards resulting from the storm are addressed.  We anticipate re-opening the parks the first of next week once they are deemed safe.

For more information on how to prepare for hurricanes and what you need to shelter in place for 72 hours after a storm, visit our Emergency Management webpage by clicking this link -

https://www.lunenburgremo.ca/hurricanes.html?fbclid=IwAR2F9caP8LgRRCE8G3GOmEt6B_HdWUonOOd33ulBQKnAnBvE5DwmyzRQPk8

Has Your Well Run Dry?

MODL is providing water for drinking and cooking to municipal residents experiencing dry wells through a coupon system and in partnership with local retailers.

Municipal residents can pick up coupons at the Municipal Office at Allée Champlain Drive (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive electronic coupons and exchange them at various retail locations for water.

Only households experiencing a clean water shortage are eligible to receive the coupons.

September 19 Closure

Please note: The Municipal Services Building will be closed on Monday, September 19 in recognition of the National Day of Mourning.

Call for Committee Members: Sawpit Wharf Advisory Committee

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg is seeking volunteers to serve on the Sawpit Wharf Advisory Committee.  Applicants must have a community interest in Sawpit Wharf. 

Terms of appointment are one, two, or three years. 

Please use the links below to see the Committee's Terms of Reference and to fill in an application form.

The deadline to submit your application is Friday, October 14, 2022.  Committee appointments will be made by the Council for the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.

For more information, please contact Tissy Bolivar, Program Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (902) 541-1335.

Special Council Meeting – September 16, 2022

NOTICE

TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF LUNENBURG

Special Council Meeting – September 16, 2022

A Special Council meeting will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022, at 8:00 a.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss Day of Mourning, office closure. 

The Special Council meeting will be held at the Municipal Services Building at 10 Alleé Champlain Drive, Cookville, and is open to the public.  The agenda may be viewed at www.modl.ca.

April Whynot-Lohnes

Municipal Clerk