Monthly Archives: November 2019

Sackville hires head-hunting firm to recruit new town manager

Sackville Town Council has hired a big Halifax-based, recruitment firm to search for someone to replace Phil Handrahan, the town’s chief administrative officer whose resignation takes effect in late February. During its meeting Monday night, council passed a motion put … Continue reading

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Sackville treasurer presents 1st draft of 2020 budget with no tax increases and no borrowing for $1.5 million in general capital projects

Sackville’s treasurer has presented an $11.3 million budget for next year that balances the books and maintains public services without tax increases. And, for the first time ever, there is no requirement for borrowing to pay for $1.5 million in general … Continue reading

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Sackville’s mayor apologizes to council, staff and citizens for not correcting false claims

Mayor John Higham took the unusual step Tuesday of apologizing to the citizens of Sackville, municipal councillors and town staff for his failure to correct what he termed fabrications, falsehoods and libellous statements in relation to Phase II of the … Continue reading

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Sackville’s mayor says new Waterfowl Park Rotary Bridge helps tell environmental story

About 50 people gathered today under a sunny, blue sky to watch the official opening of the $50,000 Rotary Bridge project linking Sackville’s 55-acre Waterfowl Park with a 20-acre park extension on land donated by the late Daniel Lund. “Some … Continue reading

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Artistic drawings on Sackville’s Sports Wall of Fame may not be scrapped after all

Sackville Town Council passed a unanimous motion Tuesday night asking for a delay in replacing the charcoal drawings on the Sports Wall of Fame (SWOF) with smaller 8 x 10 inch plaques. The motion by Deputy Mayor Ron Aiken also … Continue reading

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As plans move ahead for Sackville dog park, councillors learn it could cost $80K

At their meeting this week, Sackville councillors learned that the town’s first dog park could cost about $80,000, more than triple the $25,000 available for it in this year’s budget. As a result, town manager Jamie Burke recommended that council … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors set to spend $210K to complete Phase II of Lorne St. flood control project

It looks like Phase Two of the Lorne Street political, financial and environmental roller-coaster ride is nearing its end. Town councillors are expected to approve spending $210,000 next week to complete the $1.9 million project that so far has kept … Continue reading

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