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TOWN OF LOCKEPORT

NOTICE

TO PROPERTY OWNERS/OCCUPANTS  

Re: ILLEGAL BURNING WITHIN TOWN LIMITS

Please be advised that Provincial Legislation and Town By-Laws outline the regulations for burning within the Town of Lockeport.  Reports have been received at the Town Office of offences occurring.  We are obligated to report such offences to the Nova Scotia Department of Environment, which may result in substantial penalties.  In an effort to prevent this from happening, as well as looking out for the health and wellbeing of our residents, we are providing you with access to the information pertaining to the regulations as follows:

http://nslegislature.ca/legc/statutes/environment.pdf

http://www.novascotia.ca/just/regulations/regs/envairqt.htm

http://www.lockeport.ns.ca/docs/Open%20Air%20Burning%20By-Law.pdf

Solid Waste Management

Anyone wishing copies of the information can obtain such by visiting the Town Office at 26 North Street, Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please note, it is considered an offence for a person to carry out, cause, permit or be responsible for the burning of a designated material without prior written authorization from the Minister or an Administrator of the Nova Scotia Department of Environment.  Designated materials are outlined in the Environment Act as follows:

  1. Tires
  2. Waste dangerous goods as defined in the Dangerous Goods Management Regulations
  3. Used oil as defined in the Used Oil Regulations
  4. Railway ties or other wood treated with wood preservative
  5. Material containing rubber or plastic
  6. Asphalt shingles

To report illegal burning of designated material the Department of Environment phone number is 1-800-565-1633.

As outlined in the Town of Lockeport’s Open Air Fire By-Law, the only open burning permitted within the Town is for the cooking of food in acceptable fire pits, acceptable fireplaces or certified portable barbecuing appliances.

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April 27, 2017

The Town Council of the Town of Lockeport has been examining the condition of the trestles for some time now.  In 2013, the engineer company ABLE Inc. did a study and determined that “the bridges are adequate for pedestrian traffic; however, to maintain that status, the missing pile situation must be monitored for further deterioration, especially after any storms, surges, or ice events.”

Since this study, the Town has done some repairs and resurfacing; however, the condition has deteriorated significantly over this past winter.  The tides have been higher and we have experienced an increase in storm surges.  More recently we have discovered undermining and erosion on the ocean side of the rail bed.  Sink holes have appeared.

This presents a significant safety issue for those using this important walking trail.  We do regret the inconvenience in shutting down this walk-way but Council’s duty is to address the safety of this trail. 

Two engineers will be arriving the week of May 1st to give us a preliminary assessment and advice.  Council will move on this advice and keep you informed. 

The enclosed photos will give you some idea of the deterioration and erosion. 

Please be patient and do not take unnecessary risks.

Mayor George R. Harding

58 supporting timbers splitting and armour stone washing away 042517    57 embankment undermined 042517

56 rotting and falling away supporting timbers 042517    55 rotting and falling away supporting timbers 042517

52 supporting bed eroding away 042517    39 2017 rail base

38 2017 horizontal split timbers    37 2017 horizontal split timbers

54 erosion and undermining 042517    51 armour stone falling away and undermining 042517

42 2017 beside rail exposed    41 2017 beside rail exposed

35 2017 Bridge 1 washout    47 supporting timbers rotting away 042517

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

DUE TO UNSAFE CONDITIONS, IT HAS BECOME NECESSARY TO CLOSE OFF ACCESS TO THE LOCKEPORT TRAIN TRESTLE WALKING TRAIL.

 

COUNCIL REGRETS HAVING TO MAKE THIS DECISION; HOWEVER, WE MUST LOOK OUT FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS.

Mayor and Council

Town of Lockeport 

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NOTICE

TOWN OF LOCKEPORT COMMITTEE VACANCIES 

We are looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on three Town Committees as follows:

Economic Development/Planning Advisory Committee – Two Vacancies – Open to Lockeport Residents and Business Owners

If you are interested in participating as a volunteer on an advisory committee that addresses Economic Development within the Town as well as overseeing and making recommendations to the Municipal Planning Strategy and the Land Use By-Law, you are invited to submit an expression of interest to Council to be considered.  Please include in your submission your qualifications and experience that you would be bringing to the Committee.

The Lockeport Economic Development/Planning Advisory Committee meets the third Monday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in Council Chambers.

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Lockeport & Area July 1st Committee – Unlimited membership and volunteers from outside the Town are welcome.

This Committee is a sub-committee of the Lockeport Recreation Committee.  It meets on an as-needed basis at a time that is convenient for all members. 

If you are interested in working with this group to organize the annual event please submit your expression of interest. 

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All expressions of interest are to be submitted to the Town Office at 26 North Street, PO Box 189, Lockeport NS  B0T 1L0 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Grant Request Applications

Community organizations wishing to be considered for a grant from the Town of Lockeport must apply in writing, completing the attached application form and submitting it to the Town Clerk/Treasurer no later than April 30th of each year.

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Town Office Hours- Monday to Friday

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Phone (902) 656-2216

Fax (902) 656-2935

P.O. Box 189 - 26 North Street
Lockeport
Nova Scotia, Canada

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