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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 YouTube Live video archive of the Special Council Meeting for Thursday, July 9th on upgrades to the wastewater treatment system can be found here: https://bit.ly/2UN0woH.

The minutes will be posted as soon as possible.

Thank you to all who attended.

Monthly Garbage Collection Calendar - July 2020

Monthly Garbage Calendar 07 Jul 2020

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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Let's Talk Accessibility - SURVEY

Accessibility survey

The municipalities in Lunenburg County are creating an Accessibility Plan to improve accessibility in our region. We want to hear from you!

If you are a person with a disability, family member or caretaker of someone with a disability, or an organization that represent people with disabilities, please complete our Let's Talk Accessibility SURVEY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AccessibleLunenburgCounty

Your feedback is important and will help to develop standards for accessibility for all of Lunenburg County. The deadline is July 8, 2020.

Would you like assistance completing the survey? Call us at (902) 530-2088.

For more information, visit Accessible Lunenburg County, or the Town website's Accessibility page.

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

Councillor Joseph Carnevale, 1949-2020

Joseph Carnevale for website

 

Flags are being flown at half-mast in honour of sitting Councillor Joseph Carnevale, who sadly passed away yesterday.

Our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, particularly his wife Anne and daughter, Aisling. His colleagues at Town Hall join you in feeling his loss.

Councillor Carnevale was in his first term on Council, and his commitment to continuing his duties and role in the community as much as he could, despite his difficult cancer treatments, was inspirational. His particular interests in affordable housing and accessibility demonstrated his kindness.

His online obituary from Sweeny Funeral home is here: https://www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca/book-of-memories/4245932/Carnevale-Joseph-/index.php

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

For Mayor Bailey's remarks on his passing at the June 23, 2020 Council Meeting, please see below.

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Town Hall Finance Counter Re-opening - Business Hours

Beginning the week of June 15th, the Finance payment counter at Town Hall will be open for payment transactions only. All other Town Hall services will continue to be conducted by email/phone.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Due to social distancing, there will be a limit of one customer at a time in the building. We encourage the use of non-medical masks. Please be patient with us! This is new for us too, but together we can make this experience comfortable. 

For your safety, we recommend that you continue to use online/telephone phone banking and the external dropbox whenever possible. 

Accessible curbside payments are available for customers paying by cash or cheque by appointment. Contact Wendy Mills at 902-634-4410, ext. 221 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

NOTE: Public washrooms in Town Hall will not be available at this time. The public washroom on Bluenose Drive is open daily from 8am-9pm.