Res­i­dents in­vited to dis­cuss flood­ing chal­lenges in com­mu­nity

Public meet­ing to be held May 7

Sackville Tribune - - NEWS - BY KATIE TOWER STAFF RE­PORTER

SACKVILLE, N.B. – The chal­lenges Sackville faces with flood­ing, both salt­wa­ter and fresh­wa­ter flood­ing, will be top on the agenda dur­ing an up­com­ing public meet­ing.

Hosted by town staff, Mount Al­li­son uni­ver­sity re­searchers, EOS Eco-En­ergy and the Southeast Re­gional Ser­vice Com­mis­sion, the meet­ing is be­ing held as part of the mu­nic­i­pal plan re­view. It is sched­uled for May 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Vogue Cinema in down­town Sackville

The event, said Coun. Mar­garet Tusz-King, will be a chance for town staff to present the fresh­wa­ter flood­ing ob­ser­va­tions that were made by the public works and en­gi­neer­ing depart­ment fol­low­ing the De­cem­ber floods.

“We’ll dis­cuss the ar­eas of town that are prone to flood­ing and why,” she said.

It will also be an op­por­tu­nity to dis­cuss sea level rise, the state of the ex­ist­ing dyke in­fra­struc­ture, EMO plans and the town flood­plains. It will also pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on what in­di­vid­u­als can do to pre­pare for a flood­ing event.

Tusz-King said or­ga­niz­ers have reached out to CN of­fi­cials to at­tend the event and has also in­vited rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment, par­tic­u­larly the Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion and the Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture.

Coun. Mar­garet

Tusz-King

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