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COVID-19 Update: Friday, January 14, 2022 Update Report #02– 2:00 PM.

The Town’s Emergency Operations Group (EOG) met yesterday, January 13th, 2022 at 2:45 PM local time on a virtual online platform. The Province has advised of changes in Covid-19 levels / restrictions for New Brunswick beginning Friday January 14th, 2022 at 11:59 pm local time.

ACTIVATION STATUS:
The Town’s EOC will remain at Level 1 Status – Enhanced Monitoring to focus on providing emergency services and winter maintenance service to Town residents.

The Town’s EOC Group has introduced its schedule of regular meetings utilizing a virtual platform to minimize close contact during these meetings.

This Virtual EOG meeting highlighted the following:

  • Our Health Zone is in need of everyone’s active participation in all Public Health measures to reduce contacts and maintain physical distancing.
  • Evidence of extensive and rapid acceleration of cases that prompted implementation of the Town’s operational methods were necessary. Beginning of Saturday January 15th further changes to operations will begin.
  • The province’s Winter Action Plan / Level restrictions that have been provided by the Province news release on Thursday January 13th, 2022.
  • Escalating case counts in our Health Zone, in our community, in our corporation requires operational changes.
  • The number of service providers and close contact professionals currently experiencing some level of isolation continues. Given this reality municipal operations have experienced similar impacts.

The Town will announce the following changes to Municipal Operations:

  • The Town has implemented a split shift of municipal works operations to minimize contact between staff members and their assigned teams.
  • Town Administration offices, and visitation to Town Hall will require an appointment to review and provide service during the month of January. The Town will advise residents of the changes in upcoming communication on how to request service, to set up an appointment, and to provide information on options for payments to the Town.
  • Operational changes necessary to maintain emergency readiness of the Town’s Volunteer Fire Department and active operational changes have been implemented by the Chief and Officers of the Sussex Fire Department.
  • The Town will continue to maintain limited-service contacts within the community to lessen impact between staff and our service patrons when requested onsite or inhouse visits for the protection of the residents and staff.
  • Town Administration has completed the purchase and installing VPN services on two (2) laptops to provide the necessary tools to be operational from any location in the greater Sussex area. Eight (8) staff are now having the capability of working remotely. A rotation of remote work will begin Monday January 17th, 2022.
  • The Town’s EOG group has recommended to Sussex Council changes to the operations of the 8th Hussars Sport’s Centre beginning at the activation of the Level provincial restrictions.
  • The Town continues symptomatic testing of Town staff, as necessary.
  • The Town will move to a virtual meeting platform for the January 2022 and will reassess the February meeting cycle for committee and Council meetings scheduled later in February 2022.
  • As of today’s date, Friday January 14th, 2022; the Town continues encourage individuals and families to take time to exercise and be outdoors, but please do so responsibly. Our trails, open parks remain open for use as we believe that they are a great resource for remaining physically and mentally well. To assist in providing an enhanced trails experience the Town has secured grooming services for 2022 and we thank our service provider in providing this community opportunity to our trails users.
  • The Town advises that if residents do choose to use our trails and facilities that they be mindful of the Level 3 Winter Plan requirement of wearing a mask while using the Town’s Trails when distancing is not possible and maintaining appropriate distances between yourselves and others and also keeping control of your pets. Please observe the Town’s leash requirements and do not let pets run free for the safety of your fellow trail users.
  • With the approval of Town Council, the Town will be promoting a single-family bubble skating experience of a vaccination approved entry of a single family bubble to the ice surface for a 45 minute rental. The Town’s community services department will begin online booking of rental opportunities on a fee for rental basis in the amount of $50 per 45-minute ice time. We hope this will provide families an opportunity for physical activity in a controlled safe environment regulated in accordance with provincial restrictions. You can make the request for ice time at the following link: https://sussex.ca/ice-rental-request-submission-form/
  • The Town encourages responsible physical activity and advise the public to wear a mask while on our trails when physical distancing cannot be maintained, stay spaced, stay safe and always stay healthy and help each other as we all work through this provincial emergency.

Next EOC meeting is scheduled for 3:00 PM local time, Wednesday January 19th, 2022. It is our intent, unless otherwise warranted, to provide the next Public Update report on Wednesday January 19th, 2022 at 3:30 PM. Additional considerations will likely result given the fluidity of the current situation.

COVID-19 Update: Monday, January 3rd, 2022 Update Report #01 – 3:00 PM.

The Town’s Emergency Operations Group (EOG) met today at 3:00 PM local time on a virtual online. The Province has advised changes in Covid-19 levels / restrictions as well as testing scheduled for New Brunswick beginning at 11:59 pm January 04th, 2022 local time.

ACTIVATION STATUS:

The Town’s EOC has recommended to Sussex Town Council that the Town move to Level 1 Status – Enhanced Monitoring to focus on providing emergency services and winter maintenance service to Town residents.

The Town’s EOC Group has reintroduced its schedule of regular meetings utilizing a virtual platform to minimize close contact during these meetings.

This Virtual EOG meeting highlighted the following:

  • Our Health Zone is in a delicate state / situation that could be described as in a combustive state, and the need of everyone’s active participation in all Public Health measures are needed to reduce contacts and maintain physical distancing.
  • Evidence of extensive and rapid acceleration of cases that prompted consideration to review the Town’s operational methods were necessary at this time.
  • The province’s Winter Action Plan / Level restrictions that have been provided by the Province news release on Friday December 31, 2021.
  • Escalating case counts in a very short time in our Health Zone, in our community requires operational changes.
  • The number of service providers and close contact professionals currently experiencing some level of isolation. Given this reality municipal operations could experience similar impacts.

The Town will announce the following changes to upcoming events:

  • The Town Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) will move to Level 1 Status – Enhanced Monitoring effective January 04th, 2022 beginning at 8:00 am.
  • The Town will implement a split shift of municipal works operations to minimize contact between staff members and their assigned teams. Town Administration will hold a meeting at 7:30 am January 04th, 2022 to discuss two shifts daily from 6:00am – 2:30pm and 1:30pm to 10:00 pm, alternating weekly with CUPE Local 2163 agreement related to the shift changes as outlined in the Town’s collective bargaining agreement with our outside workers. It is highly likely this new method can begin Wednesday January 05th, 2022 beginning at 6:00am.
  • Operational changes necessary to maintain emergency readiness of the Town’s Volunteer Fire Department is being actively assessed by the Chief and Officers of the Sussex Fire Department.
  • Maintaining limited-service contacts within the community to lessen impact between staff and our service patrons when requested onsite or inhouse visits for the protection of the residents and staff.
  • Town Administration will complete the purchase and installing VPN services on two (2) laptops to provide the necessary tools to be operational from any location in the greater Sussex area.   
  • The Town’s EOG group has assessed changes to the operations of the 8th Hussars Sport’s Centre. It is believed no changes will be implemented but this status will be reviewed continually.
  • The Town will begin and maintain symptomatic testing of Town staff as necessary.
  • The Town has received its first shipment of N95 masks and additional PPE for municipal operations.
  • The Town will move to a virtual meeting platform for the January 2022 and will reassess the February meeting cycle for committee and Council meetings scheduled later in February 2022.

Next EOC meeting is scheduled for 3:00 PM local time, Wednesday January 05th, 2022. It is our intent, unless otherwise warranted, to provide the next Public Update report on Wednesday January 05th, 2022 at 3:30 PM. Additional considerations will likely result given the fluidity of the current situation.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Summary Of A By-Law To Amend Schedule “A” Of A By-Law To Regulate Water, Sanitary And Storm Sewer Systems, By-Law 1203-10-10

The Town of Sussex intends to read a summary of the proposed By-law to Amend Schedule “A” of a By-law to Regulate Water, Sanitary and Storm Sewer Systems, By-law #1203-10-10 rather than reading the by-law in its entirety. The purpose of this by-law is to provide for water and sanitary sewer rates and storm sewer and standard charges in the Town of Sussex.

SUMMARY OF A BY-LAW TO AMEND SCHEDULE “A” OF A BY-LAW TO REGULATE WATER, SANITARY AND STORM SEWER SYSTEMS, BY-LAW 1203-10-10


A. The by-law is titled A By-law to Amend Schedule “A” of a By-law to Regulate Water, Sanitary and Storm Sewer Systems, By-law #1203-10-10 Schedule “A” Water, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer Rate Charges


B. The purpose of this by-law is to provide for water and sanitary sewer rates and storm sewer and standard charges in the Town of Sussex.


C. The sections of the by-law are:

1.0 EFFECTIVE DATE
2.0 CONVERSION FACTORS
3.0 WATER RATES
4.0 METER TESTING
5.0 PRIVATE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS & HYDRANT CONNECTIONS
6.0 SANITARY SEWER RATES
7.0 NON-METERED WATER & WASTEWATER USER UNIT TABLES
8.0 STANDARD CHARGES
9.0 PLURAL OR FEMININE TERMS
10.0 VALIDITY
11.0 BY-LAW REPEALED

The proposed by-law may be examined at the office of the Clerk between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Town Office, located at 524 Main Street, Sussex NB.

Tara Olesen, Town Clerk

UPDATED *** Notice Regarding Public Skating at the 8th Hussars Sports Centre *** UPDATED

On Monday, December 13th the Province announced new measures which impacted operations at the 8th Hussars Sports Centre, among many other venues.


Since this time, staff have been seeking clarification from the Province concerning public skating, particularly as it relates to youth under 12.


Regretfully this clarification was not received until after we had posted our own advisory just before the end of the business day December 17th.


The clarification received references article 33 of the revised mandatory order which states:


33. Organized sport for children under age 12 is prohibited, as are all other organized activities for children under 12 gathering together other than in facilities covered by the Early Childhood Services Act. Exception: family gatherings that are otherwise consistent with this order are permitted.


In light of this we must inform our users that the following measures will be in place for public skating at the 8th Hussars Sports Centre for the foreseeable future:


– Public skating will be available to participants 12+ who must provide proof of vaccination and age for entry,

– Masks must be worn at all times in the building, including on the ice surface.

– Outside food and drink is not permitted.

– Venue capacity will be limited to 50% with a 2m physical distance maintained at all times

Public skating times are as follows:
December 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 from 12 to 3pm.

We sincerely apologize for the confusion this has caused.

Read&Play Program July 27th

This program is in partnership with the Sussex Regional library and the Town of Sussex. It will consist of readings from some popular and exciting books and then some old fashion fun games for participants. The program will take place at the Sussex Rotary Amphitheatre from 1:30 – 2:30 pm and will be cancelled in the event of rain. Please wear a community mask and bring a water bottle in the event the sun is hot. Dress is athletic so no flip flops.

Please select a valid form.

Read&Play Program July 20th

This program is in partnership with the Sussex Regional library and the Town of Sussex. It will consist of readings from some popular and exciting books and then some old fashion fun games for participants. The program will take place at the Sussex Rotary Amphitheatre from 1:30 – 2:30 pm and will be cancelled in the event of rain. Please wear a community mask and bring a water bottle in the event the sun is hot. Dress is athletic so no flip flops.

Please select a valid form.

Read&Play Program July 13th

This program is in partnership with the Sussex Regional library and the Town of Sussex. It will consist of readings from some popular and exciting books and then some old fashion fun games for participants. The program will take place at the Sussex Rotary Amphitheatre from 1:30 – 2:30 pm and will be cancelled in the event of rain. Please wear a community mask and bring a water bottle in the event the sun is hot. Dress is athletic so no flip flops.

Please select a valid form.

Construction Notice

Trail users. Please be advised that contractors will be completing repairs to the trails system beginning today. The section from Leonard Drive to behind the RCMP Station will be closed until further notice. Please access the trail via the Leonard Drive entrance near the RCMP station and be mindful of the equipment as you make use of this space.