Thursday, February 25, 2010

Architects Report on LCLC Ready

The architects report on the proposed Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre will be publicly unveiled today. Councils for the the Town of Bridgewater and Municipality of the District of Lunenburg will hold a joint meeting at 12:30 to receive and discuss the report. The initial concept for the 31.5 million dollar facility to be built on York Street included two ice surfaces, an aquatic centre and public library. Today's meeting which is open to the public is set for 12:30 in Council Chambers of Bridgewater Town Hall, 60 Pleasant Street.

Roundabout Landscaping

Town Council has been asked for its input on landscaping the inner circle of a proposed roundabout at North Street and Aberdeen Road.The design engineers explained it's an important part of the project and offers a show opportunity. The area will not be accessible to the public and will act as a visual buffer from allowing the travelling public to see the traffic on the other side of the roundabout. Also, the area will act as a safety barrier to prevent traffic from accidentally driving through the centre creating an accident. Mayor Carroll Publicover says it's important for the area to look attractive and be well maintained as it will be one of the main entrances into the Town.

Wilsons Gas Bar in Lunenburg

Another hurdle has been cleared in the proposal for a gas bar on Falkland Street in Lunenburg. Wilsons Fuel Company is planning to re-develop the existing location to include a Gas Stop Bar, convenience store and fast-food drive through restaurant. Mayor Laurence Mawhinney says the Town commissioned a traffic study of the area before proceeding to amend the Land Use By-law to permit the development.
The traffic study determined access management would be better for the site as there are currently no restrictions. The public hearing will be held in the Lunenburg Court House, 6 p.m., March 23rd.

Assessment Appeal

Lunenburg Town Council is appealing the assessment of the new Provincial building on Green Street .The building was officially opened July 25th, 2008 with a final price tag of 6.6 million dollars. The estimated cost of the building when it was announced in August 2004 was 2 million dollars. Mayor Laurence Mawhinney says Council is appealing the assessment this year because it does not reflect construction value. The building currently houses the regional offices of the Departments of Natural Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, Emergency Management and Health Promotion and Protection and

School Board By-election

The South Shore Regional School Board has set April 17th the date of a by-election. The District 9 seat is vacant following the passing of former Board member Wanda Bezanson who lost her battle with cancer earlier this month. Bezanson was a dedicated Board member for 19 years and served as Chair for 6 years. The deadline for nominations is March 23rd, with an advance polling date set for April 9th.

Bowl for Kids Sake

It will be a fun filled weekend at the Bowl for Kids Sake event for the South Shore. The Big Brothers, Big Sisters organization is hosting the 25th annual event to raise money for the program. Executive Director, Sandra Murray says it's a very exciting event for the area. For more information on Big Brothers, Big Sisters and on how you can become involved visit