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General Information

Masks are now Required in all Town of Sussex Facilities.

This Notice to all patrons who enter Town of Sussex owned buildings currently open to the Public is in response to the Changes to the Mandatory Order announced today by Premier Higgs, effective midnight tonight, October 08, 2020.
Masks will become mandatory in most indoor places and will include:

• public spaces where the public and employees interact (retail businesses, malls, service centres, places of worship, restaurants and bars except while eating, etc.) and organized indoor gatherings in public spaces (e.g. weddings, funerals, etc.);

• common areas like lobbies, elevators and hallways, and public shared spaces including those in private sector and government workspaces; and

• public transportation.

Continuous mask use is still required in seated venues with one metre physical distancing.

Previously existing mask policies continue to apply in hospitals, health care settings, public schools and early childhood learning facilities.

As approved by the Pandemic Task Force, children under two are exempt from wearing masks, as well as those with a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask.

Sussex Town Hall Drop Off Tax Clinic

The Town of Sussex is pleased to assist the great work done by the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program during the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide a modified drop-off tax clinic at Sussex Town Hall. For those in need of this important program, the following information is provided to assist.

Community Advisory – Public Gatherings on Town-owned lands

Pursuant to the Mandatory Emergency Order of the Province of New Brunswick, the Town of Sussex is issuing additional requirements for persons and groups wishing to use park spaces and out of door spaces owned and operated by the Town of Sussex.

Given the current pandemic situation and the significant sacrifice by our community residents over the past number of months to contain COVID-19, the Town will not entertain any application nor permit any parade, march, or procession through the streets of the Town of Sussex for the foreseeable future. Out of door gatherings, on Town owned lands, will require strict adherence to the Town’s COVID-19 Operational Plan and the conditions set by Sussex Council. Our policy and application form to request the use of Town spaces can be found at the following link:

Special Event Application Form

Community Advisory – Town of Sussex Parks and Outdoor Spaces (UPDATE)

Pursuant to the announcement by the Province of New Brunswick on June 4th, 2020 the Town is pleased to advise that the following recreational facilities are now available for public use effective immediately subject to the conditions outlined in the state of emergency mandatory order.

  • Basketball court in Princess Louise Park
  • Ball Fields in Princess Louise Park (available to user groups who have submitted copies of Operational Plans to the Town and have approved timeslots)

A friendly reminder to all users of Town’s Parks and Community Services facilities. The following Park requirements are necessary for safety practices and for the enjoyment of all:

  • All patrons are required to bring their own hand sanitizer. The Town will “promote” good hand hygiene practices and the Town will require all patrons using these facilities.
  • All Patrons are required to practice physical distancing when using these facilities.
  • Please be patient with fellow park users.
  • Enjoy responsible outdoor fitness and park use.
  • All patrons are then required to follow the Operational Plan of the Town of Sussex, the strict direction of the Town of Sussex employees, Public Safety Officials, and the Town’s RCMP Detachment.
  • Signage of the best practices will be posted by the Town advising patrons of the requirements to use these Town Facilities.

Community Advisory – Town of Sussex Parks and Outdoor Spaces (UPDATE)

Pursuant to the announcement by Premier Higgs on today’s date, May 28th, 2020 the easing of the restrictions listed below have now been delayed to a later date.

  • Outdoor gatherings of 50 people or fewer with physical distancing are not permitted. Religious services of 50 people or fewer can no longer take place indoors with physical distancing.
  • Elective surgeries and other non-emergency health-care services will remain at Yellow at Phase 1.
  • Low-contact team sports cannot be played.
  • The following will continue to remain closed:
    • Swimming pools, saunas and waterparks
    • Gyms, yoga and dance studios
    • Rinks and indoor recreational facilities
    • Pool halls and bowling alleys

Accordingly the Town of Sussex will now delay the planned reopening of the Basketball Court and its immediate facilities to remain compliant with the provincial directive. All municipal facilities which were previously opened under the phased re-opening plan will remain open.

A friendly reminder to all users of Town’s Parks and Community Services facilities. The following Park requirements are necessary for safety practices and for the enjoyment of all:

  • All patrons are required to bring their own hand sanitizer. The Town will “promote” good hand hygiene practices and the Town will require all patrons using these facilities.
  • All Patrons are required to practice physical distancing when using these facilities.
  • Please be patient with fellow park users.
  • Enjoy responsible outdoor fitness and park use.
  • All patrons are then required to follow the Operational Plan of the Town of Sussex, the strict direction of the Town of Sussex employees, Public Safety Officials, and the Town’s RCMP Detachment.
  • Signage of the best practices will be posted by the Town advising patrons of the requirements to use these Town Facilities.

Community Advisory – Town of Sussex parks and outdoor spaces

Under Phase 3 (Yellow) announcement by Premier Higgs, May 22nd, 2020:


Under the Current public health alert level, May 22, 2020, New Brunswick has moved to the Yellow level. During this time, Public Health measures and guidelines must still be followed, and to that end the following schedule has been approved by the Town’s EOC for a phased re-opening of the Town’s Parks and Community Services facilities. The following Park requirements are necessary for safety practices and for the enjoyment of all:

  • All patrons are required to bring their own hand sanitizer. The Town will “promote” good hand hygiene practices and the Town will require all patrons using these facilities.
  • All Patrons are required to practice physical distancing when using these facilities.
  • Please be patient with fellow park users.
  • Enjoy responsible outdoor fitness and park use.
  • All patrons are then required to follow the Operational Plan of the Town of Sussex, the strict direction of the Town of Sussex employees, Public Safety Officials, and the Town’s RCMP Detachment.
  • Signage of the best practices will be posted by the Town advising patrons of the requirements to use these Town Facilities.

Park Facility Schedule: May 22 to May 29, 2020:

  • Effective Friday, May 22, 2020 public access to the Town’s Leonard’s Gate Facility is now permitted.
  • Effective Friday, May 22, 2020 public access to the Town’s Tennis Courts are now permitted.
  • Effective Friday May 22, 2020, 4:00 PM local time public access to the Skate park will now be permitted with an access limit of five (5) patrons at any one time.
  • Effective Friday May 22, 2020, 4:00 PM local time public access to six (6) Park locations with Playground Play Structures (O’Connell, Malone, Oak, Pearson, Barbour’s, Sunnyside Drive Parks), with the exception of the new O’Connell Park Kiwanis Comfort Station and the Splash Pad, will now be permitted.
  • Effective Friday May 22, 2020, 4:00 PM local time public access to Bark Park, will now be permitted.
  • Effective Friday May 29, 2020 public access to the Basketball Court the facility will be permitted.
  • To Be Determined; the Town is currently working with Sussex Minor Baseball and Sussex Softball to review and approve an Operational Plan for the Town’s Baseball fields. This field facilities will remain closed to the Public until further notice.

Community Advisory – Town Hall Office Re-opening

The Town Office will be reopening to the public beginning Thursday, May 21, 2020. The Town Hall office will resume normal hours Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm, however specific protection measures have been established with our reopening to assist keeping our staff and our visitors safe. Please be patient with our safety changes in order to make your visit as safe as possible.

We ask that visitors to the office respect the physical barriers we have put in place as well as floor markings and signage to promote social distancing and respiratory hygiene. We will begin our Phase opening our visitor area is current restricted to three (3) visitors. Access to the second floor offices remain restricted from public visits. Please contact the front desk to arrange a meeting on the ground floor. We want to thank you for your continued patience.

We ask residents to please not visit Town Hall if:

  • You are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, or fever), or been in close contact with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19; or you have travelled outside of New Brunswick in the last 14 days or been in close contact with someone who has.

If you are not comfortable visiting the office in person we can also provide assistance with most services by phone.

If you have any questions before your visit, please contact the Town Office at 432-4540 for assistance.

Postponing of Free Drop off Waste Day

The Town has received notification from RSC 8 that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they have decided to postpone Free Drop-Off Day that was scheduled for May 16th at the Transfer Station. They have yet to decide on a rescheduled date for this event. This cancellation was necessary to promote social distancing and help protect their staff and the public.

Cancellation of Household Hazardous Waste Day

The Town has received notification from RSC 8 that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ECO 360 has made the difficult decision to cancel Household Hazardous Waste Day that was scheduled for May 9th at the Transfer Station. This cancellation was necessary to promote social distancing and help protect their staff and the public.

Student Summer Employment

The Town of Sussex is currently accepting applications for student summer employment. Interested applicants are encouraged to read the details for each position to ensure they qualify; and submit their application before March 31st. Submissions will be accepted after this date, however preference will be given to those submitted before this date.

Application and Details
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