Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Boundary Changes for MODL

Some changes are in store for voters in the Municipality of Lunenburg before heading to the polls next October. Council is looking at various options for District boundarys 7, 8 and 9 and will be seeking public feedback. A web survey will also be conducted before Council gives it's approval to any changes. The Municipal Government Act requires Council have regard for relative voter parity, community of interest, number of electors, geographic size and population density.  The number of councillors will remain the same, at 12 plus a mayor.

Solar Thermal Energy Information Session

Shelburne residents will get a chance to hear about the benefits of solar energy installations at an information session at the Shelburne Community Centre on 63 King Street on October 25 at 6:30pm. The session will present information for both commercial and residential settings. In 2010 the Town of Shelburne partnered with Nova Scotia Power and Scotia Renewables to install a solar hot water system at Heritage Hall, on John Street. This was a demonstration project to showcase the region's potential for the utilization of solar energy technologies. The Heritage Hall will be one of the participants at the session. Residents in the area, such as Emily and Guy Tipton have two systems on their house. A system mounted on the roof of their house provides domestic hot water and in-floor heating. A solar air system on the side of their house provides forced-air heat. 
          There will be opportunity to ask questions directly to the building owners about installation, costs, financial incentives available and savings. Representatives from Nova Scotia Power, Efficiency Nova Scotia and Doctor Solar will also be providing information on programs and incentives to people interested in both commercial and residential installations. For more information on the Solar Energy Information Session in Shelburne contact the Town Office at 902-875-2991.