Town Council Digest - October 22, 2019

Public Presentations

  • ABCO Industries request to remove ABCO properties from the Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS)’s Architectural Control Areas to expand their current manufacturing space and work force, and the current rules restrict their expansion plans. Council referred the request to the Planning Advisory Committee.The Development & Planning Manager provided explanatory remarks on the request and the process for an MPS amendment (see full Minutes). 

Committee Recommendations

  • Heritage: Council approved the recommendation to issue a Heritage Permit for a heat pump to be installed at 112-118 Lincoln Street. Unfinished Business
  • Water Utility: Request from MODL residents on Masons Beach Road for Town water service. Council directed the proponent to hire an engineering consultant to determine if there is an adequate supply of Town water in the water main for an additional lateral line without disrupting existing customers.
  • WWTP: The Town’s Provincial funding application for upgraded UV disinfection equipment was unsuccessful, but will continue to be pursued.
  • The replacement UV lights for the ones damaged in Hurricane Dorian have arrived for installation. *Now installed.

New Business

  • Municipal Election 2020 e-voting report, which was unable to recommend a reliable alternative at this time. Council agreed that the Town of Lunenburg will continue to use paper-only balloting for the 2020 municipal election.
  • Corporate Services: Council approved the Finance proposal to secure a 15-year term debenture with the Municipal Finance Corporation for permanent financing of 2018/19 Capital Projects.
  • The leases of the Lunenburg Tennis Club at Victoria Park and of Travel Lunenburg at Lunenburg Academy were renewed.

The full Minutes package – including the Development/Planning Manager’s explanatory remarks regarding an ABCO Industries request – is available on the Town website here.

Thanks to all who came out!