Residents invited to discuss flooding challenges in community
Public meeting to be held May 7
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.