New Restroom Facility to be Built at Highland Park

    Some more information regarding the construction in 2021 of a new restroom facility for the Village of Salisbury’s Highland Park:
    In order to service the water demands for both this new restroom facility and the adjacent splash pad (for which the mechanisms are contained in the building), two new wells had to be developed at Highland Park this year. This was necessary due to the states of failure of two wells that had been developed there at the time of the splash pad’s original installation, which was done with the intention that the wells drilled in 2016 would complement an existing older well at the site. However, one of those 2016 wells had completely collapsed, while there were numerous deficiencies associated with the other. Neither could be serviced or repaired.
    The ongoing development this year of the two new wells at the park, along with the planned installation of a new submerged holding tank for the splash pad, in addition to the construction of the restroom facility, will prevent the Village from operating the existing restroom and splash pad this season until the new projects are finalized by the fall.
    With regards to the old restroom, the reason for such unusual operation times in the past was due to both water supply and the building’s form of construction. It was unheated and uninsulated, so the entire facility had to be winterized in the fall and commissioned once again in early summer. The Village could not activate the water supply at the restroom and splash pad until it could be absolutely certain that freezing temperatures were behind us.
    As for the new restroom building (see conceptual image above), its design will implement an access control system which will automatically permit and prevent entry to the restroom areas based on hours of operation. The facility is designed to be as vandal resistant as possible.
    This project is funded in large part through the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) program, supported by a municipal contribution as well as previous local fundraising efforts.
    In the meantime, arrangements have been made to have a porta-potty brought to Highland Park on June 11th.

Update on Highland Park Splash Pad (June 7, 2021)

Regarding the Village of Salisbury’s Highland Park:
Due to the pending replacement of the Highland Park washroom facility this year, and the related connection and commissioning of new wells to service both that washroom and the adjacent splash pad, the splash pad will not be in operation until such time the washroom project is completed.

Salisbury Volunteer Firefighters Presented with 15-Year Pins

Two members of Salisbury Fire Rescue have been presented with the New Brunswick Fire Services Long Service Certificates and 15-Year Pins in recognition of their volunteer dedication to the community. On behalf of Fire Marshal Michael Lewis, Salisbury Mayor Terry Keating recently made the presentations to Firefighter Stephen Stevens and Lieutenant Curtis O’Blenis.

COVID-19: The Path to Green (May 28, 2021)

Light at the end of the tunnel, it appears! The New Brunswick government has announced it's "Path to Green;" that is, the path toward the Green level of its coronavirus recovery plan. It includes three phases to slowly loosen restrictions with the respective target dates tied to vaccination rates and COVID-19 case-counts. More information HERE.
*** June 7, 2021 UPDATE HERE ***

Meantime, it was announced earlier that New Brunswick Public Health had expanded the coronavirus vaccine eligibility to include children aged 12-17. More information on that HERE.

PUBLIC NOTICE of By-Law No. 51-2 Approval

Please be advised that the Village of Salisbury Zoning By-law Amendment No. 51-2, which amends the Zoning Map to zone the properties identified as PID#s 70263751 and 00819185 as residential, was approved by Council on April 26th, 2021 and registered in the Westmorland Registry Office on May 10th, 2021, as Registry Number 41263170.

Municipal Election Results

(Wednesday, May 26, 2021)
    The results of the municipal elections throughout the province have been published online by Elections New Brunswick (results here). The Village of Salisbury wishes to genuinely thank each candidate for offering, and congratulates the mayor-elect and councillors-elect.

It's Not Too Late to Complete Your Census Questionnaire

CompleteYourCensus1    The 2021 Census of Population day was May 11th, but the online portal is still open and Statistics Canada is still accepting questionnaires online and on paper. The census enumerates the entire Canadian population and over 15 million households are expected to complete the census this year. Please complete your questionnaire if you haven’t already.
    Census information is vital for planning programs and services at the national, provincial, territorial and local levels. Governments use census data to make informed decisions about things like roads, public transportation, schools, daycare centres, retirement residences and health services. The benefits to your community increase with every completed questionnaire.

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