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Ro th e s a y, N B R O T H E S AY R E A D E R V O LU M E 9 , I S SU E 1 MAYOR’S MESSAGE M a r ch 2 0 0 8 The 2007 – 08 winter season is coming to a close and we can look forward to a gradual warming INSIDE THIS ISSUE: trend. Our Works Department did a great job in keeping the Town streets and sidewalks open de- spite one of our worst winters in many years. Animal Control 2 As the snow disappears, citizens can expect to see work on pot holes and a general cleanup of Canada Day Events 1 streets and grounds. We have budgeted approximately one and a half million dollars for work on roads this year which will involve paving, chip seal and improved drainage. KV Fire Dept. 2 In addition to roads, there are a number of major projects that will be completed this summer. The KV Library 4 final restoration phase of the Renforth Wharf will begin shortly and is expected to be completed by Mayor’s Message 1 mid August in time for the ever popular Dragon Boat Festival. Recreation Activities 4 Early summer will also see the completion of the Arthur Miller (artificial turf) fields – a major initiative in recreation. These world class fields will be the first of their kind in the Greater Saint John area. Rothesay Regional The date of an official opening ceremony will be announced later when all residents, young and old, Police Dept 3 will be invited to see this joint venture by the Town and Mr. Miller. Physical activity is the key to a healthy life style – a sound mind in a sound body. Spring Clean-up 2 The Rothesay water system has received a significant upgrade during the past few months by the 70 Hampton Road installation of state of the art equipment to enhance water flow to citizens in Rothesay East. Our En- Rothesay, N.B. E2E 5L5 gineers are investigating all options with respect to improving the water quality to Rothesay West i.e. Kennebecasis Park and Hastings Cove. As you know, Rothesay presently has a long term agree- ment to purchase water from the City of Saint John for this area of our town. Phone: (506)848-6600 Fax: (506)848-6677 Municipalities represent the level of government closest to the people. All New Brunswick municipali- Information: 847-INFO (4636) ties will go to the polls on May 12, 2008 to elect their Mayors, members of Council and representa- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org tives to the local School Boards. I urge all Rothesay residents to exercise their democratic right on May 12th. Election polls will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with advance polls open on May 3rd and May 5th also from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The local press will point out the locations of the poll- ing stations. We’re on the WEB! Have a great summer and please help save the planet: use the Blue boxes. You may also want to save your body by a regular exercise routine. www.rothesay.ca Mayor W. J. (Bill) Bishop Saint John Transit Commission advises that they are very pleased with the re- sponse to ComeX in the Rothesay/Quispamsis area. Currently, the service has about 180 trips per day with the ultimate goal being 300 trips per day. The Commis- sion was expecting the usage to be around 150 trips per day after the first six months. They are very pleased with the fact that many of the riders use the service Mayor & Council Contacts 847-2703 847-8607 848-6662 847-4922 847-8846 847-3028 849-3945 214-0102 847-5429 on a daily basis. The Commission asks us to remind students who use the ComeX service to be aware that these buses are not school buses and other traffic is not required to stop for the ComeX buses. The safest way to leave the bus is to go to the rear of the bus • Councillor P.Gallagher Jette after exiting to ensure that you have a clear vision of oncoming traffic and only cross the road at • Councillor Scott Cochrane • Councillor Norma Mullett • Deputy Mayor Bill Artiss • Councillor Terry Kilfoil • Councillor Tom Young crosswalks. • Mayor William Bishop • Councillor Paul Barry Canada Day in Rothesay! Enjoy live entertainment on the beautiful Rothesay Common. Performers include Kid Sing, Darrell Grant and Tony Cox. Inflatable games, children’s activities, and lots of fun! Join us at 12 noon on the Common to celebrate Canada’s 141st birthday! Rain location—Rothesay Arena. Page 2 Rothesay Reader A MESSAGE FROM THE KENNEBECASIS VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Its finally spring and our thoughts turn to the outdoors. We are always anxious to clean up our property after a long winter. If you have branches and twigs that you want to dispose of it’s best to bundle them up and put them out for the scheduled Organic Pick-up. If you are thinking of burning them remember there are strict guidelines you must follow. You may only have an open fire for the purpose of obtaining warmth or cooking food (i.e.. campfire). To have any other type of fire you must be a minimum of 150 meters from any neighboring homes and you cannot have a pile larger than 3 meters in diameter by 2 meters high. The only material you are allowed to burn in any outside fire is untreated wood. Before lighting any fire contact the Kennebecasis Valley Fire Department at 848-6601 or 848-6602 for permission. ANIMAL CONTROL The 2008 Cat and Dog Licenses are now available to purchase at the Town Office. The cost for a spayed female or male is $5.00 and $10.00 for an unspayed female. The Town requires proof of an up-to-date Rabies Vaccination Certificate. If your Veterinary Clinic’s protocol does not require a Rabies Vaccination yearly, please request a letter from your Veterinarian informing the Town of this protocol. Do I Need a Building Permit? A permit is required for projects such as: Constructing a new house or accessory building (garage or storage • Demolishing or relocating a building barn) In addition to the issuance of a building permit, your project may also Adding to or repairing an existing building, including constructing or require other Town permits which are to subject to Rothesay By- removing interior walls laws. If you are planning any project and have questions, please con- Building a deck, enclosing a porch tact the Rothesay Town Hall at 848-6600 and Development Services Constructing a retaining wall over 4 feet or any fence construction staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding Constructing any type of swimming pool with a depth of the need for permits. water greater than 0.6 meters Replacing windows, siding “Remember Ask Questions, Get a Permit, Get it in Writing and Check References” LATIN LINE DANCING FOR ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS Saint John Kennebecasis Valley Newcomers Club TUESDAY EVENINGS The Saint John Kennebecasis Valley Newcomers Club would like to invite all Learn ball room dance steps through line dances! Dance to women to join this national organization. We get together for Lunch, Morning great music in a fun atmosphere. The best part is you don’t coffee, Bridge, Mahjong, Walking, Book Club, Moms & Tots and Family Outings, need a partner! Sponsored by the Rothesay Recreation De- etc. For further information please call Sue at 633-8513 or send an e-mail to partment. Space is limited. Please call Lorraine or Peter email@example.com. Milburn at 849-0442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Get in touch…meet other “newcomers” to the Saint John area CLEAN-UP WEEK ONCE ONLY PICK-UP ALL ITEMS MUST BE AT THE CURBSIDE May 5th BY 7:00 a.m. Items must be tied in manageable bundles, weighing no more than 50 lbs. Junked car parts and batteries, white goods (appliances), paints/ solvents and similar items will NOT be picked up. Tires can be dropped off at any retail outlet. For further information on the disposal of non- conforming items, please call the Fundy Regional Solid Waste Hotline at 738-1212. ORGANIC PICK-UP ALL ITEMS MUST BE AT THE CURBSIDE May 12th BY 7:00 a.m. This clean-up will be for the collection of leaves, and yard waste for composting. Leaves, grass clipping, and bundled twigs that are no longer than 4 ft in length and less than 50 lbs. should be placed curbside. Residents are encouraged to use decomposable bags, non-waxed card- board cartons or garbage cans that can be emptied into the trucks. PLEASE DO NOT USE YOUR COMPOST CARTS FOR THIS PICK-UP Page 3 R o th e sa y R e a d e r Rothesay Presents Concert in the Common 2008 The following performers will showcase their talents at the Rothesay Common as part of the 2008 Concert in the Common Series. Take your evening walk, bring your blanket/chair, and enjoy free outdoor music every Thursday evening beginning on July 10, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. If the weather is inclement, the concerts will be held at Rothesay High School. Thursday July 10th Jay Semko (Folk/Country/Canadiana) Thursday July 17th Drumlin (Traditional/Modern) Thursday July 24th Thom Swift (Blues) Thursday July 31st Alfie Zappacosta (Jazz) Thursday Aug 7th Mike Stevens & Raymond McLain (Bluegrass, Blues, Old Time Country) Thursday Aug 14th Isaac and Blewett (Acoustic Blues) Thursday Aug 21st Heckman and Downes (Roots/Rock) ** Thursday Aug 28th St. Mary’s Band (Big Band Style) *note 6:45pm start time ROTHESAY REGIONAL POLICE FORCE VICTIM SERVICES Victim Services for victims of CRIME. • Emotional support and assistance to victim/witnesses in a crisis • Referral for trauma counseling • General case progress information to victim/witnesses • Information of court proceedings for a better understanding of the criminal justice process • Referral for victim impact statement prior to accused sentencing • Victim services has an extensive supply of pamphlets related to different crimes, victims rights and resource material If you are a victim/witness of crime, please do not hesitate to contact the Victim Services Co-ordinator at 847-6300. Information on Court prepa- ration support and victim compensation should be directed to the Department of Public Safety, Provincial Victim Services at 658-3742. New Brunswick Municipal Elections – May 12, 2008 The next Municipal and District Education Council Elections will be held in New Brunswick on Monday, May 12, 2008. Additional information can be obtained online at http://www.gnb.ca/elections/ Below is a quick guide to special dates for municipal elections: Nominations Close: April 11, 2008 2:00 p.m. Deadline for withdrawal of nomination: April 14, 2008 5:00 p.m. Special Ballots Available: April 15 to May 12, 2008 Advance Poll Day 1: May 3, 2008 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Advance Poll Day 2: May 5, 2008 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Election Day: May 12, 2008 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Declaration of winning candidates: May 14, 2008 Deadline for recount applications: May 22, 2008 Summer Employment Summer employment positions available with the Town. Visit the Town website www.rothesay.ca, select Town Hall/Employment for further information. Jordan Miller Beach Due to the low usage, Rothesay is considering not providing lifeguard supervision at Jordan Miller Beach this summer. If you have questions or concerns, please e-mail CharlesJensen@rothesay.ca Interac, cash or cheque are accepted at the Town office for payment of Water & Sewage invoices, Cat & Dog Licenses, Recreation programs, and any permits from the Development Services Department - i.e. Building Permits, Planning Advisory Application Forms. Page 4 Rothesay Reader RECREATION ACTIVITIES Job Opportunity • Parents are able to register their child(ren) for the Rothesay Recreation Department Summer Day Camp Pro- 2 School Crossing gram starting on April 21, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. CHILDREN MUST BE SIX YEARS OF AGE ON THE MONDAY Guards OF THE WEEK THEY BEGIN CAMP. To make the process easier registration forms are available on the This position is paid a Rothesay website at www.rothesay.ca. You can download the form, fill it out and bring it with you. wage of $13.50 per work- • Please note Day Camp fees will remain at $80.00 per week per child and Playground Program will remain ing day. $3 per 3 hour session per child. Hours of work: • Rothesay Recreation and KV3C Family Play Group for ages 0-5 at the Bill McGuire Centre every Tuesday Mon. to Fri. (school days) morning from 9:45 am—11:30 am. 7:35am-8:10am • Attention Scrapbookers! Are you looking for a day out with the ladies? Have some fun with plenty of laughs 2:15pm-3pm and share ideas. Join us in the community room at the Rothesay Arena every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. till A security check will be 3:00 p.m. Pack a lunch and stay for the day. done on all interested ap- plicants. ROTHESAY ARENA Please contact Charles Jensen at 848-6606 if in- Rothesay Arena has extended their ICE SEASON from April 1st to May 17th. There are a limited num- terested and for further ber of weekday evening and weekend times still available. If interested call the Arena at 847-6363. details. P.R.O. Kids Positive Recreation Opportunities for Kids Healthy Children and Youth – Healthy Communities Working Together Now available to residents of Rothesay! P.R.O. Kids is a phenomenal program which raises funds to allow children and youth who, due to financial limitations, would otherwise be unable to participate in registered art, culture, recreation and sport activities. This program allows more and more Kennebecasis children to experience the many benefits of recreation, which include: Public Library · Increased school performance; · Development of personal skills such as teamwork, accepting adult authority, regulating anger, forming new friend- ships, and learning basic life skills; 1 Landing Court, · Reduced costs in the areas of social services, justice and policing; Quispamsis, NB · Generates a sense of value and pride in one’s self and a sense of “belonging” in the community. E2E 4R2 For additional information or to request an application, please contact PRO Kids Manager, Julie Pugsley Information for a Phone: 642-PLAY/7529 e-mail: email@example.com Lifetime! ● Family Drop-in ● Monthly Art Displays ● Family Story time & Ba- Canadian Tire Jump Start Program bies in the Library The Canadian Tire Corporation has launched a national initiative called Jump Start. With the new ● Free Internet Access Jump Start program Canadian Tire has chosen to focus their charitable efforts on helping young and Tutorials people to increase their physical activity levels. Rothesay is pleased to be a member of the ● Student & Adult Book Greater Saint John Canadian Tire Jump Start Chapter and twice a year (May and September) will Clubs be allocating funds to assist children in need to register for sport or recreation programs. ● Special Programs & Rothesay needs your help in identifying young people in our community who wish to participate in More sport and recreational activities but who do not have the means to do so. The process is easy and Call today for library ser- will be done in the strictest of confidence. The referring school, community group, parent should vices & programs contact Charles Jensen who will then submit the information to the local Chapter at their semi an- nual meetings. Upon approval from the local Chapter the municipality will then forward a cheque to Over 40,000 books, the community organization to pay for the child’s registration. The way we see it, the answer to magazines, “Can I play?” should always be “Yes.” newspapers, compact discs, CD-ROMs, For questions or to make a referral please contact Charles Jensen 848-6606 or by email at audio books, CharlesJensen@rothesay.ca DVDs and videos for you to borrow. TEL: 849-5314 ARTHUR MILLER FIELDS FAX: 849-5318 Are you interested in booking time at the Arthur Miller Fields? Please forward your request by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to CharlesJensen@rothesay.ca for an information package. For those accessing the http://www.kvlibrary.org fields, please use parking lots at the Rothesay Arena, Rothesay Elementary School (after school hours) and the on-site entrance off the Hampton Road.
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