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Lunenburg Council Approves Operating Budget, Mayor Resigns, and Blockhouse Hill Development Discussed

By Evan Taylor May 10, 2023 | 1:55 PM

The Town of Lunenburg. Photo: Town of Lunenburg.

In a recent meeting, the Lunenburg Town Council made significant decisions regarding the town’s operations, witnessed the official resignation of Mayor Risser, and engaged in discussions about the potential development of Blockhouse Hill.

Council Unanimously Approves 2023/24 Operating Budget

Council members unanimously approved the 2023/24 Operating Budget, totaling $9,902,620. The Water Operating Budget was also set at $1,718,500. These budgets represent increases of 13.8% and 8.38% respectively. For further details on the budget, interested individuals can refer to the provided budget highlights.

Mayor Risser Officially Resigns, Deputy Mayor Assumes Interim Role

Mayor Risser, who previously announced his intention to step down in April, officially resigned as the Mayor for the Town of Lunenburg during the meeting. As per the Municipal Government Act, the resignation becomes effective upon the delivery of the resignation letter to staff and its presentation at the Council meeting. Deputy Mayor Peter Mosher will now serve as the Chair of Council meetings until a new mayor is elected through a special election. Details regarding the upcoming special election will be announced during the first Council meeting in June.

Friends of Blockhouse Hill Present Opposition to Potential Development

During the meeting, the Council received a presentation from the Friends of Blockhouse Hill, a local volunteer group formed in opposition to the potential development of Blockhouse Hill. Earlier this year, the Town initiated a Request for Proposal (RFP) for designs related to the development. The RFP closed on March 31, and currently, staff members are reviewing the seven submissions received. Once conceptual land use designs are finalized, they will be made available for public feedback. It is important to note that the land is not currently listed for sale. However, if it is sold in the future, the developer will be required to engage in a public consultation process to determine the nature of the development.


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