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Explore Lunenburg – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, National Historic District, winner of the Communities in Bloom most beautiful small town in Canada, Prettiest Painted Places in Canada, Port City of the Year and Society of American Travel Writers’ awards. Picturesque Lunenburg lies nestled along the scenic shores of southern Nova Scotia one hour from Halifax and the international airport. Experience our way of life and work amidst historic architecture, attractions and amenities. For more information, please contact us at 902-634-4410.
For further information on the Santa Claus Parade & Pilgrimage with Lighting of the Trees go to http://www.lunenburgheritagechristmas.com/
Keeping streets that are icy and/or snow-covered, free of parked vehicles, is essential. This enables safe road maintenance and provides continual access for emergency vehicles.
The Motor Vehicle Act, prohibits motorists from parking on a street that has not been fully cleared of snow or is subject to icing conditions. Vehicles will be ticketed and/or towed from the street whenever the RCMP and/or the Lunenburg Public Works Department determine that plowing or salting of streets is necessary and vehicles are obstructing this work.
The cooperation of all drivers is appreciated. For more information, please contact the RCMP Lunenburg Office at 634-8674.
Bromly Myra was recognized by Lunenburg Town Council, at their November 10, 2015 meeting, for her exemplary citizenship, primarily through her leadership with the War Amps program.
Rev. Dr. Laurence Mawhinney was presented the Ken Simpson Memorial Award for outstanding public service and leadership among Nova Scotia municipal elected officials during the UNSM Annual Conference on November 6, 2015.
You can now pay all your Town Bills through the Town’s pdf Pre-authorized debit service (125 KB). Authorization forms are available for pdf Taxes and Sewer (22 KB) and pdf Electric and Water Bills (21 KB).
The current MGA is a consolidation of the Municipal Act, Towns Act, Village Service Act, Municipal Affairs Act, Municipal Boundaries and Representation Act, Deed Transfer Tax Act, sections of the Assessment Act and the Planning Act.
The MGA recognized municipalities as a responsible order of government, accountable to the people and provided councils with broad authority to provide good government within the jurisdiction given to them. It also acknowledged the vital importance of maintaining a good working relationship between provincial and municipal orders of government. The new legislation was intended to be broader, less restrictive and more user friendly then the legislation it replaced. The MGA provides municipalities with more authority in areas such as bylaw powers, area rating provisions, planning tools, off site charges and capital reserve account withdrawals.
The Municipal Government Act continues to be an important piece of legislation but it is not the modern, practical legal framework it once was. It requires substantive changes if municipalities are to respond to the serious economic and demographic challenges outlined in the One Nova Scotia Report. The One Nova Scotia Commission has issued a call to action and challenged government to initiate a review of current municipal governance and service structures by the end of 2015.
Given the pressing economic and demographic challenges that municipalities are currently confronting, the Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA), the Association of Municipal Administrators of Nova Scotia (AMANS) and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities (UNSM) believe the time is right to move forward with a comprehensive review of this legislation. The review is expected to take at least three years to complete. The project will be divided into two phases, with the first phase expected to have an end date of March 2017 and the second phase with an end date of October 2017.