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PUBLIC NOTICE – HEARING OF OBJECTIONS ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT # 1350-10-37

The Town Of Sussex proposes to amend the Town of Sussex Zoning By-Law, By-law #1350-10.

The proposed by-law amendment may be inspected by interested citizens during the hours of 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, at Town Office, 524 Main Street, Sussex.

Written objections to the proposed by-law amendment will be received by the undersigned at the Town Office until 5:00 PM on Monday, August 17, 2020.

A hearing of objections will be held in the Council Chambers of the Town Of Sussex located at 524 Main Street on Monday, August 17, 2020, at 6:30 PM, to hear these written objections. Any persons wishing to speak for or against these written objections may do so at that time.

The purpose of the proposed by-law amendment is to change the designation of a portion of the lands bearing PID #00269837 & PID #30169122 and having civic addresses of 37 and 47 Lansdowne Avenue North from Single and Two Family Residential “R2” to Multiple Family Residential “R4” with terms and conditions.

Paul Maguire, Town Clerk/Treasurer

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.

Movies in the park July 22nd

The Town of Sussex would like to announce that there will be a movie July 22nd starting at dusk (8:30 pm). The movie playing will be: “The Fox and the Hound”. In regards to Covid-19 extra safety measures are in place for our events. If you are planning on attending the Movie in the Park on July 22nd please register your family, if your plans have changed please let us know as space is limited and we can register a family in your spot. 

If you or anyone in your family bubble experience any symptoms leading up to the movie we would ask you to stay home.

Registration is part one and must include everyone attending the movie, see the add participant block of the registration to add your family members. Part two is signing in at the park and ensuring that all the names we have registered for your family are onsite.

If you have any questions please call 432-4573 or email recreation@sussex.ca

Movie in the park Registration

Add participant

You understand that you are required to bring a community mask for everyone in your family bubble that will be attending the Aug 5th movie in the park. Community mask will be needed when social distancing cannot be maintained outside of your assigned spot. *
I understand that it is the responsibility of the persons in your bubble to bring hand sanitizer if they require it. *

Kiwanis Comfort Station Ribbon Cutting

Kiwanis Comfort Station Ribbon Cutting – Saturday July 4th the official ribbon cutting ceremony took place for the Kiwanis Comfort station located in O’Connell Park in Sussex. This project was identified during campaigning for the 2012 Town of Sussex municipal election. Many families identified that having a place to get shelter from weather, change for the splash pad and having accessible washrooms was important to their families. The Town of Sussex partnering with the Province of NB, the Kiwanis club of Sussex and JDI, made the New Kiwanis Comfort station come to life. The structure is roomy, inviting and a safe place for all families to spend time. Cutting the ribbon are: Mayor Marc Thorne, Bruce Northrup MLA and past president for the Sussex Kiwanis Club Dave Bean. Also in attendance were Robert Fawcett with JDI, members of Kiwanis, Kelly Peters of Polyline Designs, CAO Scott Hatcher, Community Service Director Jason Thorne and Community Service Officer Roberta Craft.

Movie in the Park – Postponed until July 15th

On a trial basis the Town of Sussex would like to announce that there will be a movie July 15th starting at dusk (8:30 pm). The movie playing will be Open Season. In regards to Covid-19 extra safety measures are in place for our events. If you are planning on attending the Movie in the Park on July 15th please register your family.  If you or anyone in your family bubble experience any symptoms leading up to the movie we would ask you to stay home.

Registration is part one and must include everyone attending the movie, see the add participant block of the registration to add your family members. Part two is signing in at the park and ensuring that all the names we have registered for your family are onsite.

If you have any questions please call 432-4573 or email recreation@sussex.ca

Movie in the park Registration

Add participant

You understand that you are required to bring a community mask for everyone in your family bubble that will be attending the Aug 5th movie in the park. Community mask will be needed when social distancing cannot be maintained outside of your assigned spot. *
I understand that it is the responsibility of the persons in your bubble to bring hand sanitizer if they require it. *

Community Advisory – COVID-19 Update #36 – Friday, July 3rd, 2020

The Town’s EOC Group met today at 11:00 AM local time on a virtual online platform, rescheduled to Friday as a result of the Canada Day Holiday. Our meeting scheduled have been reduced to a Wednesday meeting schedule unless the situation warrants further meetings.

ACTIVATION STATUS:
The EOC remains at a Level 1 Status –Enhanced Monitoring, unchanged.

The Town’s EOC Group has reduced its schedule of regular meetings utilizing a virtual platform to minimize close contact during the meetings. These meetings will continue on Wednesday’s for the foreseeable future and will be reported internally. Beginning the week of May 04th, 2020 our public updates will be provided on Wednesday’s only unless other developments warrant additional advisories.

A previously scheduled teleconference with the District Medical Officer of Health for Tuesday June 30th, 2020 has been postponed to a future date. The next teleconference with the District Medical Officer of Health is currently being reviewed for a reduced frequency schedule and will be rescheduled in the near future.

ACTION ITEMS – ISSUES ADDRESSED AT TODAY’S MEETING:
Under Phase 3 (Yellow) announcement by Premier Higgs, May 22nd, 2020, and subsequent reductions in restrictions / amendments to the Mandatory Emergency Order:
Under Phase 3 (Yellow), several activities and openings are now permitted, subject to maintaining physical distancing measures, general guidelines from Public Health and the Guidelines for New Brunswick Workplaces issued by WorkSafe NB.
Under the Current public health alert level, May 22, 2020, all of New Brunswick has now moved to an adjusted Yellow level. During this time, Public Health measures and guidelines must still be followed.
In the announcement and revised Mandatory Order the following are now allowed:
• The Atlantic Bubble began on today’s date.
OTHER ACTION ITEMS – ISSUES AT TODAY’S MEETING:
To provide recognition of the significant contributions by the Sussex Kiwanis Club and the Province of New Brunswick a ribbon cutting ceremony is being planned on Saturday July 04th, 2020 and a virtual recording of this opening will be posted online following the ceremonial opening for public view.

  • A review of signage of the best practices will be posted by the Town at all facilities advising patrons of the requirements to use these Town Facilities consistent with a regional approach of municipal playgrounds. The Town will “promote” good hand hygiene practices and the Town will require all patrons using these facilities bring the necessary hand sanitizer with them prior to arrival at these facilities, physical distancing and patience to the fellow park users.
  • Public access to the Sussex Fire Station, Sussex Works Garage, Jubilee Hall, and 8th Hussars Sports Centre remain restricted until further notice. There is no immediate plans to change this status as a mitigation measure under Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the Government Recovery Plan.
  • The Town has developed and posted online guidelines and an approval process for the general use by family groups, community events, corporate entities wishing to gather on Town owned lands / out of door facilities to establish the requirements of any user or occupier of the lands and / or facilities to abide by and follow such reasonable steps as to limit / prevent gatherings of people more than fifty (50) people whereby a person, group or entity where the gathering implies common intent or purpose associated with socializing, celebration, ceremony, or entertainment for use of Town lands or out of doors facilities.
  • Town Hall has opened with a strict Operational Plan requiring physical distancing practice for the patrons visiting the Town Hall Facility on Thursday May 21st, 2020.

While the facilities are occupied by staff to maintain critical and essential infrastructure throughout the Town contact with The town can be accessed by telephone at our main telephone line (506) 432-4540 during regular business hours and 24/7 though the Town’s answering service at the same telephone number. Our focus of maintaining the operations of the Town’s water, wastewater, and transportation systems remain our priority and our Town is working to bringing other services into operation moving forward. The Town appreciates everyone’s patience with these necessary measures.

The Town will continue to request Town residents respect the direction and the above noted closures necessary under this provincial Emergency for the safety of everyone.

  • Given the Phase 3 announcements the Town continues to review the Plan for the Jubilee Hall and the final stages of development by the senior’s stakeholders group.
  • As of today’s date Friday July 03rd, 2020; the Town continues encourage individuals and families to take time to exercise and be outdoors, but please do so responsibly. Our trails, parks and put of door facilities remain open for use as we believe that they are a great resource for remaining physically and mentally well. The Town advises that if residents do choose to use our trails and facilities that they be mindful of 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.

The Town encourages responsible physical activity, and advise the public to stay spaced, stay safe and always stay healthy as we all work through this provincial emergency.

  • The EOC Group reviewed with each department any operational issues experienced during our essential service operation.
  • The Town will conduct its committee meetings in person for our meeting schedule the scheduled week of July 13th, 2020. Our fourth Council meeting will be streamed live online on a virtual feed at 7:00 PM local time on Monday July 20th, 2020.
  • The Town continues to assess the Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the New Brunswick Recovery Plan and will provide more specific detail when available. The provincial news conferences will now only be conducted Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week unless the situation warrants otherwise.

Next EOC meeting is scheduled for 2:00 PM local time Wednesday July 15th, 2020. It is our intent, unless otherwise warranted, to provide the next Public Update report on Wednesday July 15th, 2020 at 3:30 PM.

New Brunswick’s Recovery Plan

Community Advisory – COVID-19 Update #35 – Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

The Town’s EOC Group met today at 11:00 AM local time on a virtual online platform. Our meetings have been reduced to a Wednesday meeting schedule unless the situation warrants further meetings.

ACTIVATION STATUS:
The EOC remains at a Level 1 Status –Enhanced Monitoring, unchanged.

The Town’s EOC Group has reduced its schedule of regular meetings utilizing a virtual platform to minimize close contact during the meetings. These meetings will continue on Wednesday’s for the foreseeable future and will be reported internally. Beginning the week of May 04th, 2020 our public updates will be provided on Wednesday’s only unless other developments warrant additional advisories.

Next teleconference with the District Medical Officer of Health is currently being reviewed for a reduced frequency schedule. The next teleconference will be scheduled following an internal review of frequency by Public Safety.


ACTION ITEMS – ISSUES ADDRESSED AT TODAY’S MEETING:
Under Phase 3 (Yellow) announcement by Premier Higgs, May 22nd, 2020:
Under Phase 3 (Yellow – Week 1), several activities and openings are now permitted, subject to maintaining physical distancing measures, general guidelines from Public Health and the Guidelines for New Brunswick Workplaces issued by WorkSafe NB.
Under the Current public health alert level, May 22, 2020, New Brunswick has moved to an adjusted Yellow level. Attached is the May 29, 2020 version of the Emergency Order issued by the Province of New Brunswick. During this time, Public Health measures and guidelines must still be followed.
In the announcement revised Order the following are now allowed:
• Your household bubble can be extended to close friends and family.
• Non-regulated health professionals and businesses can open, including acupuncturists and naturopaths.
• Personal services businesses can open, including: barbers, hair stylists, spas, estheticians, manicurists, pedicurists, and tattoo artists.
Restrictions, beginning on Friday, June 05th, 2020, New Brunswick has loosened additional restrictions under the Yellow level. At that time, the following are now permitted:
• Outdoor gatherings of 50 people or fewer with physical distancing. Religious services of 50 people or fewer can take place indoors with physical distancing.
• Elective surgeries and other non-emergency health-care services will increase.
• Low-contact team sports can be played.
• The following will be allowed to open:
o Swimming pools, saunas and waterparks
o Gyms, yoga and dance studios
o Rinks and indoor recreational facilities
o Pool halls and bowling alleys
Beginning on Friday, June 19, 2020, overnight camps will be able to open.
OTHER ACTION ITEMS – ISSUES AT TODAY’S MEETING:
– The Town’s O’Connell Splash Pad is currently operational with minor deficiencies still to be addressed.

To provide recognition of the significant contributions by the Sussex Kiwanis Club and the Province of New Brunswick a ribbon cutting ceremony is being planned for the near future.

– A review of signage of the best practices will be posted by the Town at all facilities advising patrons of the requirements to use these Town Facilities consistent with a regional approach of municipal playgrounds. The Town will “promote” good hand hygiene practices and the Town will require all patrons using these facilities bring the necessary hand sanitizer with them prior to arrival at these facilities, respect physical distancing and show patience to the fellow park users.

– Public access to the Sussex Fire Station, Sussex Works Garage, Jubilee Hall, and 8th Hussars Sports Centre remains restricted until further notice. There is no immediate plans to change this status as a mitigation measure under Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the Government Recovery Plan.

– The Town has developed and posted online guidelines and an approval process for the general use by family groups, community events, corporate entities wishing to gather on Town owned lands / out of door facilities to establish the requirements of any user or occupier of the lands and / or facilities to abide by and follow such reasonable steps as to limit / prevent gatherings of people more than fifty (50) people whereby a person, group or entity where the gathering implies common intent or purpose associated with socializing, celebration, ceremony, or entertainment for use of Town lands or out of doors facilities.

– Town Hall has opened with a strict Operational Plan requiring physical distancing practice for the patrons visiting the Town Hall Facility on Thursday May 21st, 2020.

While the facilities are occupied by staff to maintain critical and essential infrastructure throughout the Town contact with The Town can be accessed by telephone at our main telephone line (506) 432-4540 during regular business hours and 24/7 though the Town’s answering service at the same telephone number. Our focus of maintaining the operations of the Town’s water, wastewater, and transportation systems remain our priority and our Town is working to bringing other services into operation moving forward. The Town appreciates everyone’s patience with these necessary measures.

The Town will continue to request that residents respect the direction and the above noted closures necessary under this provincial Emergency for the safety of everyone.

– The 8th Hussar’s Military Museum and Stiles Collection, have scheduled their seasonal opening for Tuesday June 23rd, 2020 under their current operational plan.

– Given the Phase 2 and now Phase 3 announcements the Town continues to review the Plan for the Jubilee Hall and the final stages of development by the senior’s stakeholders group.

– The Sussex Regional Library has developed an Operational Plan and has begun operations internally.

– As of today’s date Wednesday June 18th, 2020; the Town continues encourage individuals and families to take time to exercise and be outdoors, but please do so responsibly. Our trails, parks and out of door facilities remain open for use as we believe that they are a great resource for remaining physically and mentally well. The Town advises that if residents do choose to use our trails and facilities that they be mindful of 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.

The Town encourages responsible physical activity, and advises the public to stay spaced, stay safe and always stay healthy as we all work through this provincial emergency.

– The EOC Group reviewed with each department any operational issues experienced during our essential service operation. Now in day ninety-two (92) of our operational changes.

– The Town has conducted its committee meetings in person for our meeting schedule the week of June 08th, 2020. The third Council meeting was streamed live online on a virtual feed at 7:00 PM local time on Monday June 15th, 2020.

– The Town continues to assess the Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the New Brunswick Recovery Plan and will provide more specific detail when available. The provincial news conferences will now only be conducted Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week unless the situation warrants otherwise.


Next EOC meeting is scheduled for 2:00 PM local time Wednesday June 24th, 2020. It is our intent, unless otherwise warranted, to provide the next Public Update report on Wednesday June 24th, 2020 at 3:30 PM.

New Brunswick’s Recovery Plan

Comfort Station and Splashpad Operational

The Town is pleased to advise the park-going public that the splashpad and new Kiwanis Comfort Station in O’Connell Park are now open for the public to access from 9:00am to 9:00pm daily.

Stonedust walkways have been established approaching the new building as we work to complete the remaining landscaping in the park space. We appreciate your support in staying out of the areas which are taped off for future work.

A formal ribbon cutting ceremony, respecting the current COVID-19 measures, will be conducted at a later date with our funding partners, the Kiwanis Club of Sussex, and the Province of New Brunswick.

Please enjoy this wonderful new addition to our community.

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