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Development Opportunity in Old Town

The Town of Lunenburg owns the former Fire Hall and Electric Utility building located at 40 Duke Street and 107 Cumberland Street in Lunenburg (the “Property”). The Town has initiated this Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) to determine if there is a private sector interest in developing and/or purchasing this Property. 

Any private sector developer who ultimately wishes to develop the Property must participate in this REOI process in order to qualify to later participate in the RFP process which will ultimately determine who will develop the Property. 

The deadline for submission is August 31, 2020 before 2:00 p.m. 

Click here for a copy of the pdf 2020 REOI Old Fire Hall and Electric Utility Building (604 KB) and pdf Schedule A (296 KB) documents.

For information about the REOI process please contact: 

     Katie MacMillan, Business Coordinator

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Pride Flag Raising in Lunenburg 2020

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Join us on Friday to raise the Pride flag in the Town of Lunenburg. It will be different without the BBQ and community, but this important flag raising will be live-streamed.

Friday, July 17, 2020

12:00 p.m.

YouTube Live channel: https://bit.ly/2UN0woH

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97796802542

Post photos of your Pride flag on our Facebook event page here!

For more information about the meaning and history of LGBTQ+ Pride, see "read more".

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Parking on Montague Street

A co-initiative with the Lunenburg Board of Trade​ sees some of the parking spots on the water side of Montague Street (between King and Duke) blocked off during the summer months. This is to allow better space for social distancing outside the numerous restaurants on the street.

Public Works staff did a lovely job blocking the spaces with re-used materials like planters and cut-down former telephone poles with rope to mimic the look of a marine dock. Thank you to our staff for your creativity!

See the photos below.

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Finance Office CLOSED on Monday, July 13th

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Finance Office at Town Hall will not be open to the public on Monday, July 13, 2020. Our apologies for the inconvenience.  

For inquires, the Finance Department can be reached at 902-634-4410, ext. 221. Thank you.

COVID-19 Property Tax Financing Program

TOL Covid 19 Property Tax Financing Program

Town Council Meeting ONLINE - July 9, 2020

The Special Council Meeting Minutes for Thursday, July 9th on the wastewater treatment system is available on the Town website here.

The YouTube Live video archive of the online meeting can be found here: https://bit.ly/2UN0woH

Thank you to all who attended or viewed.

Monthly Garbage Collection Calendar - July 2020

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For more information, visit our Garbage Collection page.

 

Canada Day in Lunenburg 2020 - ONLINE

Happy Canada Day, Lunenburg!

If you missed it, our Canada Day celebration LIVE broadcast featured:

  • A Mi'kmaq blessing from Melissa Labrador
  • Musical performances from young artists at LAMP, Alice Patrick, John Barr & Steve Chapin, Micheal Hermiston & Janice Rogers, and John McGee
  • Greetings from members of our community
  • Messages from the Mayor and Town Council, The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, MLA Suzanne Lohnes-Croft

See the link on YouTube to watch this heartwarming tribute to what makes Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada a great place to be. (Apologies for the Town Crier technical glitch near the top!)

To read the Mayor and Town Crier's messages, see below.

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Proposed Approval of Alternative Voting Bylaw

Due to the challenges of holding an election during a pandemic, on June 23, 2020, Lunenburg Town Council gave first reading of an Alternative Voting Bylaw. The purpose of the bylaw is to provide that during Municipal and CSAP Elections, voting may take place by telephone or via the internet (or a combination of both). Under the proposed bylaw, voting by telephone and/or internet shall be permitted on days fixed by Resolution of Council and Council may by resolution provide that voting by telephone and by personal computing device shall be the only means of voting for an election.

The proposed bylaw enables the Town to allow voting by telephone and/or by internet on a number of days, which may be easier and safer for electors during a pandemic.

Council intends to consider and to give second and final reading of the proposed Alternative Voting Bylaw at the Council meeting to be held on Tuesday the 28th day of July 2020 at 2:00 pm. At the July 28th meeting, the Town Solicitor will be recommending amendments concerning spoiled ballots and rejected ballots, before second reading of the bylaw.

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Town of Lunenburg Bylaw Amendments

Notice of Changes to Town of Lunenburg Parking Meter, Hack and Trolley and Street Encroachment for Building Access Bylaws can be viewed below:

Parking Meter Bylaw

Hack and Trolley Bylaw Bylaw

Street Encroachment for Building Access Bylaw