Town Council Meeting Digest - May 14, 2019

Public Presentations

  • The Western Regional Housing Authority presented on their role in managing public housing.
  • The Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage reviewed the Provincial Library funding formula proposal, taking effect next year (2020/21).
  • Public Health reviewed the impact of corporate sponsorship on children and health. Council will discuss possible amendments to the Town policy at their next General Government Committee.
  • The Lilydale RCMP reviewed their Jan-Mar 2019 quarterly policing report.

*Note: All these presentations are available in the full Agenda package. 


  • Citizens for Public Transportation are conducting a market survey for a feasibility study. Council agreed to make surveys available at Town Hall.
  • *Note: Project Lunenburg’s next workshop is on Transportation – What small changes or big moves would improve how people get around in Lunenburg? The workshop is being held on Wednesday, May 22nd from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Fire Hall.
  • Council approved the General Government Committee’s recommended list of 2019/20 community grants, pending approval of the overall Town Budget. 

Unfinished Business

  • Corporate Services: Council requested a Finance presentation at the May 28 Council Meeting at 5:15 p.m. about the Draft 2019/20 Town Budgets and proposed property tax and sewer rates. The public is encouraged to attend to learn more and ask questions.
  •  The Town has issued a request for Expressions of Interest for a café in Lunenburg Academy. View it on our website under Municipal Services/Purchasing at:

New Business

  • Special event permit requests for Muffin Run 5km road race (May 19th) and Golden Retriever Gathering (July 20th) were both approved by Council.
  • Public Works: There will be a Special Council Meeting on May 23rd at 12:00 p.m. for CBCL Engineering to present their final Wastewater Treatment Plant study report. Another date will be scheduled for their Wastewater Collection System study report.
  • Council approved a capital project to move the macerator unit in the Wastewater Treatment Plant to improve its operation.
  • Council also approved a UV optimization study in the plant to be conducted by Dr. Graham Gagnon and the Centre for Water Resource Studies at Dalhousie University.
  • The lease for Travel Lunenburg Ltd.’s office space at Lunenburg Academy was renewed.

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

Thanks to all who came out!