Tantramar Report: Sackville town council weighs in on local governance reform

A map of the Tantramar region of southeast New Brunswick, showing municipal boundaries.
People who live in areas outside the shaded areas don’t have elected local representation. Map: screencap from GeoNB map viewer
Erica Butler - CHMA - SackvilleNB | 22-07-2021

Thursday on Tantramar Report:

Sackville town council has approved its input to the province’s municipal reform process, and it calls for county-style governments for local service districts, but no forced amalgamations. 

EOS Eco Energy has posted the job of Climate Change Coordinator for the Town of Sackville. EOS says it’s looking for “a dynamic individual” to work out of its Sackville office for a six-month period on implementation of the town’s adaptation and emissions reduction action plans. 

EOS and the town of Sackville are collaborating on another project underway now at town hall: the expansion of the green roof. EOS says thanks to federal Eco Action funding, the expanded roof will create a community green space, help save energy, and reduce stormwater runoff.

In COVID-19 news, the provincial rate for second dose vaccinations reached 60 per cent on Wednesday, as no new cases were reported. There are seven active cases left in the province, with six of those in Zone 1.

Mel’s Tea Room is open again for in person dining. The bridge street landmark has been open for takeout only for many months, due to COVID-19 restrictions and renovations. The news will be welcome to Sackville area diners, who are mourning the recent permanent closure of Napul’e Pizza across the street.