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Mayor Risser issues an update on the last Friday of every month. Note: If you'd like to have this emailed to you directly, please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Current Issue

JUNE 2022

June is seeing progress ramp up on development and capital projects, updates to by-laws, and events.

1. Surplus Property: Council have decided to put the old Annex building at 17 Tannery Road up for sale, which most recently was occupied by NSCC. Proceeds from the sale of surplus property are placed in the Town’s capital reserve for reinvestment in future capital projects for the community. For more information, visit:

2. Wastewater System: The tender for the Bluenose Drive sewer line rehabilitation was awarded to Eastern Trenchless at the June 14th Council Meeting; we are pleased to have this important work going ahead. The June 28th Meeting will be deciding on tender awards for the installment of flood control infrastructure and upgraded blowers in the treatment plant. For more information on these, staff reports can be found in the respective agenda packages:

3. Development: The Heritage certificate of appropriateness was approved for the proposed new Kings Hotel on the site of the original at 94 Pelham Street, currently a parking lot. This exciting new potential build in the heart of the Heritage Conservation District will enliven the streetscape for residents as well as accommodate visitors to our town. For more information:

4. By-laws: Both the new Street Encroachment By-law and amended Noise By-law were approved and will be in effect as of June 29, 2022. The former includes provisions for accessibility and for sidewalk extensions to businesses; the latter sets evening quiet hours at 11pm and bans private fireworks within Town limits. For more on these, visit the June 14th agenda package:

5. The HeartLand Tour will pass through Lunenburg on July 14th. The tour was founded by cardiologists from the QEII to raise awareness of heart health, and to promote an active lifestyle and active transportation. It runs from Halifax to Yarmouth for a week, and includes an off-road segment for walkers on our Back Harbour Trail. For more, visit: or contact Recreation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I’d also like to thank Lisa Dagley, Finance Director, for stepping in as Acting CAO this month while we await the arrival of our new permanent CAO Jamie Doyle on July 4th. Thank you.

Mayor Matt Risser
Town of Lunenburg