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MAY 23, 2017 LUNENBURG TOWN COUNCIL MEETING DIGEST

Special Election

It was agreed that a special election to fill the Council vacancy of former Councillor Brian Davis will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 with advance polls on July 20 & 25.

The Returning Officer, Pat Burke, will be posting additional information about the election including voters list, nominations for Council, etc. Please see the Town website www.explorelunenburg.ca and local media for more information, or contact Pat at (902) 634-8354.

RCMP Public Presentation

The RCMP’s quarterly report outlined their activities January-March.

• A recent public information session was held about the dangers of illicit Fentanyl, a potent opioid, has been found in Lunenburg County. RCMP have arrested the dealer and are working to eradicate the supply.

• A variety of community policing initiatives have been undertaken to address IT fraud, school safety, summer special events, and other activities.

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Lyme Disease Awareness Month - May 2017

PROCLAMATION

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 Rachel Bailey, on behalf of the Town of Lunenburg, do hereby proclaim May 2017 as “Lyme Disease Awareness Month”.

Dated at Nova Scotia this 1st day of May, 2017.

Mayor Rachel Bailey

Visit the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation for more information https://canlyme.com.

Town of Lunenburg Hires Full Time Heritage Manager

The Town of Lunenburg is pleased to announce the hiring of a full-time Heritage Manager, Arthur MacDonald, MCIP, who will start work on June 21, 2017. Bill Plaskett, who filled this position on a part-time basis since August 2014 will be retiring.

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“Fighting Fraud Together!” Top 10 Scams & Frauds Lunenburg County Seniors’ Safety Program

“Fighting Fraud Together!” 

Downtown Parking Enforcement Reminder

Parking Ticket

The Corps of Commissionaires members will be enforcing downtown parking again this Spring until December.  When parked at a parking meter please pay to avoid being ticketed. There are also many non-metered, free parking spaces downtown that can be viewed on the Town’s parking map. Motorists are reminded that tickets can be issued for additional parking violations such as blocking driveways, parking on a sidewalk, parking too close to an intersection, etc. Please help make Lunenburg safe for drivers and pedestrians by observing these Motor Vehicle Act requirements. Thank you!

Lunenburg Electric Utility Customer Notice

We will be issuing a 2016 Fuel Credit with your May electric bills.

As a municipal electric utility the Lunenburg Electric Utility purchases power from Nova Scotia Power at a bulk discounted rate. This allows the Lunenburg Electric Utility to provide power to our customers at prices below that of Nova Scotia Power.

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Infrastructure Projects 2017 Updates

We are pleased to share the following project updates regarding water and sewer main replacement work on Lincoln, Pelham and Brook Streets:

Brook and Tupper Streets Sewer Upgrades Project

Lincoln and Pelham Streets Sewer and Watermain Upgrades Project

Employment Opportunity – Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resume to be considered as the Town’s Deputy CAO by June 8, 2017. For more information visit the Town of Lunenburg's Employment Section.

Sewer Billing Change

Sewer charges are now being billed semi-annually on your tax bill. You will no longer receive quarterly sewer bills. The rate remains unchanged. Through the Town’s Pre-authorized Debit (PAD) Program there are a variety of payment options available. Please see the link below for the form to be completed or call the Lunenburg Town Hall at 902-634-4410, extension 227 for more information or for assistance with your pdf PAD application (21 KB)

Compost Site Now Open

The compost site is now open for the disposal of limbs, leaves and yard waste. The site is only available for use by Town of Lunenburg residents. The entrance to the compost site is located near the electrical sub-station on Starr Street. The site is open from mid April until late November on Saturday mornings (8:00 am until 12:00 pm).

Please contact the Public Works Department at 902-634-8992 if you have any questions about the use of the compost site.