Tag Archives: Michael Beal

Sackville mayor asks province for $60k to avoid property tax hike

Sackville Town Council has delayed passing the 2018 municipal budget until January after asking the provincial minister of local government for nearly $60,000 to cover its financial shortfall. It means that the town will defer any property tax increases until council … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors OK tax hike in 2018 budget

During a special budget meeting Wednesday night, Sackville councillors directed town staff to prepare a 2018 budget with property tax increases that would affect both homeowners and businesses. If, as seems certain, council approves the increases on December 11, the … Continue reading

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Sackville town managers decently paid, but no one’s getting rich

A New Wark Times analysis of senior staff salaries shows that the town of Sackville (pop. 5,331) appears to be getting good value for its tax money and that salaries here are roughly comparable to two other similarly sized towns, Shediac (pop. … Continue reading

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Revenues up, expenses down, auditor gives thumbs up to Sackville’s finances

The Town of Sackville appears to be in sound financial shape according to the independent auditing firm Stevenson and Partners. Auditor Andrew Boudreau told councillors at Monday’s meeting that the town’s revenues were above expectations in 2016 while expenses were below … Continue reading

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Sackville water rates to rise in new town budget

Sackville Town Council approved a budget last night that will impose substantial increases in water and sewer rates over the next five years. The largest single group of water users will see their bills increase by $36.40 every year until … Continue reading

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Sackville treasurer defends cost of running new town hall

Sackville’s treasurer has released a report showing that the new town hall appears to be much more expensive to run than the three old buildings it replaced. Michael Beal’s figures reveal that the average annual cost of oil, natural gas … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors vote to tighten security at town hall

By a narrow vote of four to three, Sackville council has approved the installation of a $7,800 glass and metal barrier around the front desk at the new town hall. Councillors Ron Aiken, Bill Evans and Megan Mitton voted for … Continue reading

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