Category Archives: NB Municipal Reform

Sackville Treasurer outlines budget priorities in a time of uncertainty

Sackville Treasurer Michael Beal is recommending three main priorities for next year’s municipal budget: (1) Maintaining the same level of town services for residents. (2) Continuing to pay down municipal debt while  pushing ahead with projects such as Phase III … Continue reading

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Tantramar chosen as new name; Dietz worries about cost of regional services

Sackville, Dorchester and surrounding LSDs will be known as Tantramar if the province approves the name chosen by a committee of elected and appointed local officials. In today’s announcement, Robert Corkerton, deputy mayor of Dorchester, said the name Tantramar “has … Continue reading

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Transition committee to choose new municipal name, not local voters

Sackville Mayor Shawn Mesheau says the municipal reform transition committee will meet behind closed doors on Wednesday, May 11th to discuss whether to choose Tantramar Township or Beauséjour Township as the name for the new municipality now known as Entity … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors boycott minister’s closed-door meeting on municipal reform

Sackville town councillors Sabine Dietz and Bill Evans boycotted a meeting today with Daniel Allain, New Brunswick’s minister of local government. Dietz served notice during Monday’s council meeting that she would not be attending. She said she was protesting against … Continue reading

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Tight timeline for new municipal name, Black says

Sackville’s deputy mayor says the province wants to have a name chosen by the end of the month for what’s now known as Entity 40, the new municipality that will include Sackville, Dorchester and surrounding local service districts. “It’s the … Continue reading

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Green MLA questions use of lobbyists, insiders to guide municipal reform

The MLA for Memramcook-Tantramar is questioning why the province is using registered lobbyists who are also political insiders to call the shots on municipal reform. During the legislature’s Question Period on Thursday, Megan Mitton named several provincially appointed transition co-ordinators … Continue reading

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Sackville residents protest against forced amalgamation: ‘This is not democratic, this is authoritarian’

About 14 Sackville residents showed up today for a second rally at town hall to protest against the forced amalgamation of the town with Dorchester and three local service districts. “I’m participating in the rally because I believe in democracy,” … Continue reading

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Sackville mayor’s tie-breaking vote defeats call for delays in municipal reform

Sackville Mayor Shawn Mesheau cast a tie-breaking vote last night to defeat a motion calling for fundamental changes in the process for amalgamating the town with Dorchester and three surrounding local service districts. Among other things, the motion would have formally … Continue reading

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