Town Council Meeting Digest - March 12, 2019

Public Presentations

• Dr. Jennifer Cram, the new Medical Officer of Health for the Nova Scotia Health Authority Western Zone, presented on Lyme Disease prevention initiatives. She noted that 80% of Lyme cases in Nova Scotia originate in this zone.

Dr. Todd Hatchette of the Infectious Diseases Expert Group, introduced an upcoming federally funded Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network, which will launch with a sentinel site here in Lunenburg. For more information, please see the full Minutes package.The Town will host an information session with Dr. Hatchette on the research project when the launch date is closer. 


• Active Transportation: Bicycle Nova Scotia is conducting bicycle route development and improvement study in Lunenburg between now and August.

Unfinished Business

• Corporate Services: Council continued their review of Draft 2019/20 Town Budget. Items for discussion included the UNESCO Gateway Project, community grants, sewer and tax rates, and library municipal contributions, and audio-visual improvements to the Council Chamber.

Council agreed to go ahead with a public committee to review Council remuneration, recruitment, and orientation. The committee terms of reference are not yet final.

Council approved an increase in liability insurance required for Hack and Trolley licensing, beginning in 2020/21.

• Public Works: Council agreed to go ahead with the proposed Splash Pad project, contingent on community funding, with a view to construction in 2020/21.

• Electric: Council approved the proposed NSURARB net metering program application to accommodate two-way metering for customers generating their own solar power.

New Business

• Corporate Services: The budget variance report to January 31, 2019 was reviewed.

Council approved the submission of an ACOA funding application to improve accessibility at the Lunenburg Academy. 

The full Minutes package is available on the Town website here:

Thanks to those who came out!