Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Demolition Order Issued For Cherry Hill Property

A demolition order has been approved for an eyesore in Cherry Hill. The Municipality of Lunenburg has given the thumbs up to demolishing an old house and storage building at 7640 Highway 331. The two have been deemed in a state of non-repair and no longer suitable for use. Mayor Don Downe says it was an easy decision for council to make.

The property owner, Teman Conrad, has abandoned the house and now lives in San Antonio, Florida. A 30 day order has been issued to Conrad to demolish the buildings. If not, an administrator with MODL will carry out the work and could proceed to lay charges under the Municipal Government Act.

Unknowns Surround Proposed New Bodies Replacing RDA's

The head of a regional development agency on the South Shore is raising questions over the new economic structure pitched in Nova Scotia. An independent panel has proposed to create six Regional Enterprise Networks to replace the province's 12 regional development authorities. Executive Director of the Lunenburg-Queens RDA, Andrew Button admits the panel had a difficult task which produced some bold recommendations. However, he feels the report contains a lot of grey areas.

Button says the precise makeup of the new bodies and governance model is also unknown. The Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities has been tasked to work with stakeholders to consider the recommendations and look at ways to best implement the report.

Queens: Food Bank Dealing With Spike In Usage

As the holiday season approaches  Queens County food bank is feeling the pressure. The organization has helped over four thousand people this year, which represents an increase in usage of about 150 families. Craig Condon, treasurer for the food bank says they're reaching out to area schools for help.

Condon says, they are still looking for donations heading into the Christmas season. Donations can be dropped off at local grocery stores in Queens.