SACKVILLE, N.B. – Town councillor Shawn Mesheau said he is pleased to see discussions beginning to emerge over the possibility of finding a new full-time home for the farmers’ market and other events that close down Bridge Street.
Mesheau said it’s his understanding that the provincial government is the body that is supposed to authorize the shutdown of Bridge Street and he questioned whether that’s happening.
“It’s a provincially-designated highway and the province needs to approve that closure,” he said during town council’s regular meeting earlier this month.
Sackville’s chief administrative officer Phil Handrahan said he has had discussions with provincial government representatives, who are aware of the number of activities and events that happen on Bridge Street.
“They are accepting of it . . . but they are recognizing there are some concerns,” he said. “And it is something that needs to be addressed.”
Handhrahan said there may well come a time when the town, and all the organizations involved in the Bridge Street events, has to start looking at other locales for such activities.
“For now we’re fine. But we will need to start looking at alternate locations.”