2023 Annual Report

During its regular meeting on June 27 at the ‘Salle du Citoyens’ in Kedgwick, the Restigouche Regional Service Commission tabled its Annual Report for the 2023 calendar year. Key highlights of the different divisions were presented.

2023 was a very busy year with the addition of five new mandates while ensuring that existing services continued to meet the expectations of members and citizens, and respecting budgets. These new services are: Tourism, Economic Development, Community Development and Transportation, Public Safety and Cost Sharing of Recreational Facilities.

The board of directors elected its officers, namely Mr. Brad Mann (president of the Restigouche Rural District advisory council) was re-elected as president/chairman of the board of directors, Mr. Jean-Guy Levesque (mayor, Campbellton Regional Community) as 1st vice-president and Mr. Mario Pelletier (mayor of Village Bois-Joli) as 2nd vice-president. Mr. Normand Pelletier (mayor of the town of Heron Bay) was also named president of the finance committee and the CEO, Betty Ann Fortin, will act as corporate secretary.

Brad Mann, president of the Restigouche RSC says

« It is my pleasure to undertake another term as President of the Board of Directors. We have a good team around the table and we work in a collaborative manner, together for our region. »

The key highlights of each division were presented as well as the financial statements for the year 2023. The full annual report is available in French and English on our website at www.restigouche.ca under the Regional Service Commission tab in the reports and news section.

2023 Annual Report

Building Inspector-Development Officer

The Restigouche RSC is located in northern New Brunswick and serves the municipalities of Kedgwick Rural Community, Campbellton Regional Community, Town of Heron Bay and Village of Bois-Joli, including the Restigouche Rural District.

For more information on the region, visit www.restigouche.ca

Under the supervision of the Director of Planning Services, the Development Officer/Building Inspector performs a variety of tasks, such as reviewing construction plans, issuing building permits, inspecting buildings, and enforcing various municipal and provincial bylaws. This role involves working closely with the general public, municipal and provincial employees, and the construction industry. This position requires the use of computers for data entry and report writing/presentations.

Summary of Responsibilities:

The development officer/building inspector is responsible for the enforcement of building by-laws and regulations, which mainly includes the issuance of building permits and the inspection of work. He/she must also see to the application of the various municipal by-laws and provincial regulations which are under the jurisdiction of the Restigouche RSC as well as provincial Community planning and/or local governance Act and all other tasks as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Leadership, a sense of responsibility, and initiative.
  • Interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and demonstrate a calm demeanor in responding to inquiries.
  • Ability to initiate, develop, and implement work and projects strategically.
  • Ability to interpret plans, specifications, and technical reports.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Methodical thinking, organizational skills, observation skills, prioritization, and attention to detail.
  • Analytical and synthesis skills, logical thinking, and good judgment to solve problems and make informed and independent decisions.
  • Excellent understanding of the project management process and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and adapt quickly to changes and emergencies.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude towards the interests of the municipality and the community in general.
  • Must be fluently bilingual (verbal, comprehension, written)

Required Qualifications:

  • Hold a college diploma in civil engineering technology (CET), building technology, architecture, construction, trades, or a related field. An equivalent combination of education/experience may be considered.
  • Have a very good knowledge of the National Building Code.
  • Be qualified and certified, or in the process of being certified by the New Brunswick Building Officials Association (NBBOA).
  • Hold a valid driver’s licence and have a car at his or her disposal. The RSC provides a rate per km.
  • Five (5) years experience in a related field.

Salary: Depending on qualifications and the current salary scale. The Restigouche RSC offers a range of competitive benefits, including clothing, life, medical and dental insurance, and a RRSP contribution.

Work Schedule: Thirty-five (35) hours per week over five days. This position may involve working outside regular office hours from time to time.

Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter no later than July 5th, 2024, through one of the following methods:

 

By regular mail, email, or in person:

Commission de services régionaux Restigouche Regional Service Commission

Division urbanisme – Planning Division

68A rue Water Street, Campbellton, NB  E3N 1B1

info@commissionrestigouche.ca

Building Inspector-Development Officer

The Restigouche RSC is located in northern New Brunswick and serves the municipalities of Kedgwick Rural Community, Campbellton Regional Community, Town of Heron Bay and Village of Bois-Joli, including the Restigouche Rural District.

For more information on the region, visit www.restigouche.ca

Under the supervision of the Director of Planning Services, the Development Officer/Building Inspector performs a variety of tasks, such as reviewing construction plans, issuing building permits, inspecting buildings, and enforcing various municipal and provincial bylaws. This role involves working closely with the general public, municipal and provincial employees, and the construction industry. This position requires the use of computers for data entry and report writing/presentations.

Summary of Responsibilities:

The development officer/building inspector is responsible for the enforcement of building by-laws and regulations, which mainly includes the issuance of building permits and the inspection of work. He/she must also see to the application of the various municipal by-laws and provincial regulations which are under the jurisdiction of the Restigouche RSC as well as provincial Community planning and/or local governance Act and all other tasks as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Leadership, a sense of responsibility, and initiative.
  • Interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and demonstrate a calm demeanor in responding to inquiries.
  • Ability to initiate, develop, and implement work and projects strategically.
  • Ability to interpret plans, specifications, and technical reports.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Methodical thinking, organizational skills, observation skills, prioritization, and attention to detail.
  • Analytical and synthesis skills, logical thinking, and good judgment to solve problems and make informed and independent decisions.
  • Excellent understanding of the project management process and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and adapt quickly to changes and emergencies.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude towards the interests of the municipality and the community in general.
  • Must be fluently bilingual (verbal, comprehension, written)

Required Qualifications:

  • Hold a college diploma in civil engineering technology (CET), building technology, architecture, construction, trades, or a related field. An equivalent combination of education/experience may be considered.
  • Have a very good knowledge of the National Building Code.
  • Be qualified and certified, or in the process of being certified by the New Brunswick Building Officials Association (NBBOA).
  • Hold a valid driver’s licence and have a car at his or her disposal. The RSC provides a rate per km.

Salary: Depending on qualifications and the current salary scale. The Restigouche RSC offers a range of competitive benefits, including clothing, life, medical and dental insurance, and a RRSP contribution.

Work Schedule: Thirty-five (35) hours per week over five days. This position may involve working outside regular office hours from time to time.

Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter no later than April 12, 2024, through one of the following methods:

 

By regular mail, email, or in person:

 

Commission de services régionaux Restigouche Regional Service Commission

Division urbanisme – Planning Division

68A rue Water Street,

Campbellton, NB  E3N 1B1

info@commissionrestigouche.ca

Economic Development Coordinator welcoming & retention

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Economic Development Coordinator

(welcoming & retention)

The Restigouche Regional Service Commission is seeking to hire a full-time Economic Development Coordinator to work under the supervision of the RSC’s Director of Economic Development.  The EDC will coordinate the region’s economic strategies & activities related to the welcoming and retention of newcomers to the region.

  • For more information regarding the Restigouche Regional Service Commission, visit restigouche.ca

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

As the Economic Development Coordinator (welcoming & retention), you will support the Director of Economic Development and will perform a variety of duties, including:

  • Participate to meetings of various committees
  • Participate to the implementation of the attraction & retention of human resources for the region
  • Support the Director of Economic Development and collaborate with RSC co-workers that could be involved in the welcoming and community integration of newcomers.
    • Liaise with various stakeholders, including the Restigouche Multicultural Association, organizations and departments involved with the integration of newcomers, as well as municipal administrators, municipal councils, rural district, provincial government departments, service delivery agencies, etc.
  • Coordinate the activities of the welcoming and community integration committee.
  • Other tasks and actions that could be identified to achieve the objectives for the optimal economic development of the region.

 EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

The ideal candidate for this position will have a postsecondary education in business administration, public administration, or a related discipline. This person will have relevant knowledge and experience in organizational administration. The person will have acquired experience in project management and development. An equivalent combination of Education/Experience may be considered. A very good knowledge of French and English, both verbal and written will be required.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Exceptional communication skills, verbal and in writing, ability to be tactful and diplomatic. Comfortable communicating via social media/networks
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task as deadlines and priorities change.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams), as well as developing presentations and communication material.
  • Ability to work flexible and non-flexible hours.
  • Have a reliable vehicle and a valid driver’s license.

Total compensation for this position will be competitive and commensurate with the qualities and experience of the successful candidate and includes health benefits. The salary range is $48,000 to $57,000. The usual work week is 35 hours Monday to Friday, however, meetings and events may take place outside of regular office hours from time to time.

Please send your resume and cover letter electronically, in PDF format, by email to info@commissionrestigouche.ca, please indicate subject: Economic Development Coordinator.

  • Applications will be accepted until April 2nd 2024.

We thank all those who apply; only those who have been selected for the next stage will be contacted.

Meeting with the Honorable Blaine Higgs, Premier of New Brunswick

CAMPBELLTON, NB: The Chairman and the mayors of the Restigouche Regional Service Commission traveled to Fredericton on December 13th to meet with the Premier of New Brunswick, the Honorable Blaine Higgs, and other key ministers (DTI, Education, Healthcare, Local Government).

During this meeting, members discussed several topics related to Routes 11 and 17.
− From a winter monitoring and maintenance point of view, the Premier was particularly concerned for the safety of our citizens. We have reached an agreement with the Department similar to last year’s to ensure safe roads for our citizens.
− We also shared information on the need for additional wildlife fencing requirements as well as maintenance of existing fencing.
− We identified two sections of Route 11 that are in dire need of paving, one between the Eel River Industrial Park exit and the Charlo exit and the other between the Campbellton and Atholville exits. The Department has agreed to undertake an internal examination to see if these sections can be prioritized for 2024 and 2025.

 

Healthcare was also a topic of discussion particularly the need for a pilot project for a daycare for healthcare workers.
− The Premier and ministers appeared quite interested in the pilot project proposal. We will continue to work closely with Vitalité to see this project move forward.

The chair of the RSC, Brad Mann expressed that

“The Premier was very receptive to our concerns for all of our files. We left the meeting with the feeling that the message was received and we look forward to having these issues dealt with.”

Collecte de déchets ménagers dangereux

Campbellton, NB: La Commission de services régionaux Restigouche offrira une collecte de déchets ménagers dangereux le samedi 4 novembre de 10h00 à 14h00 à la Station de transfert Restigouche, 7 promenade Centennial à Campbellton.

Cet événement offre aux résidents l’occasion de se débarrasser SANS FRAIS de leurs déchets ménagers dangereux. Ceux-ci incluent une variété de produits tels que les fluides automobiles, la peinture, les engrais, les produits pour piscine, les produits de nettoyage, les produits antiparasitaires, etc.

Cet événement est rendu possible grâce à une contribution du Fonds en fiducie pour l’environnement du N.-B. puisqu’il contribue à protéger l’environnement contre les produits corrosifs et toxiques.

De plus, pendant l’événement, d’autres déchets peuvent être déposés à la Station de Transfert moyennant des frais, tels que :

– Les gros déchets tels que les meubles, etc. à 122 $/tonne

– Appareils électroménagers (sans fréon) à 2 $ chacun

– Appareils électroménagers (avec fréon) @ 40 $ chacun

Les items ci-haut doivent être déchargés par le client.

Pour de plus amples renseignements, visitez www.restigouche.ca ou appelez au (506) 789-2111 / (506) 789-2595

Notice of Appointment

As the Restigouche Regional Service Commission (RRSC) moves forward with the integration of its new mandates and services related to the local governance reform, our services are expanding, and our team is growing.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Restigouche RSC, Betty-Ann Fortin, is pleased to announce the following nomination:

Maryse Arsenault joins the RSC team as Director of Economic Development. Maryse will coordinate the region’s economic and workforce development strategies and activities. She will coordinate an attraction and retention strategy for the region which will include a workshop with community leaders. Participate in the development of an action plan for workforce and population growth.

Her previous experience with business and her community involvement will certainly be an asset in her new role!

maryse@commissionrestigouche.ca

(506) 866-4025

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Maryse as she joins the Restigouche RSC team!

Rencontre avec le Ministre Ames

CAMPBELLTON, N.-B.:  La Commission de services régionaux Restigouche a rencontré le ministre des Transports et de l’Infrasctructure, l’Honorable Richard Ames, le 21 septembre 2023 à Fredericton.

Avec l’hiver qui arrive à nos portes et pour assurer un entretien hivernal accru des routes 11 et 17, lors de la dite rencontre, le Président de la CSR et les maires ont réitéré le besoin de répéter l’entente conclue avec le ministère l’hiver dernier.  Par le même biais, ils ont exprimé le besoin évident d’asphaltage à quelques endroits également sur les routes 11 et 17.

Selon le président de la Commission de services régionaux Restigouche, M. Brad Mann

«Nous avons également profiter de l’occasion pour demander un engagement pour l’installation de clôtures faunique dans la région et d’entreprendre les réparations nécessaires aux clôtures existantes. Le Ministre Ames nous a assuré un suivi dans les plus brefs délais.  Dossier à suivre.»

2022 Annual Report

During the regular meeting on June 22nd held at the Balmoral Community Centre in Bois-Joli, the Restigouche Regional Service Commission tabled its 2022 Annual Report. The highlights of the different divisions were presented. It was a year of change for the RSC with the preparation to establish new mandates as a result of the local governance reform.

The Board of Directors has dealt with several files over the past year. Healthcare has been one of the major concerns, winter road maintenance, and the provincial electoral boundaries to name a few.

In terms of planning, we have seen the issuance of 462 building permits and 23 residential construction starts in 2022.

For 2022, the Transfer Station handled, 15,596 tons of material, namely 14,676 tons of waste and 920 tons of recyclable materials.

The Board of Directors elected its officers, namely Mr. Brad Mann (Chairman of the Restigouche Rural District Advisory Committee) was re-elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Jean-Guy Levesque (mayor, Campbellton Regional Community) as 1st vice-president and Mr. Mario Pelletier (mayor of Village Bois-Joli) as 2nd vice-president. Mr. Normand Pelletier (Mayor of the town of Heron Bay) was also named Chairman of the Finance Committee and the Chief Executive Officer, Betty Ann Fortin will act as Corporate Secretary.

The Restigouche RSC began the year 2023 with the arrival of new mandates: economic development, tourism promotion, community development and transportation, recreational facilities cost sharing and a Public Safety committee.

The RSC is in the process of completing a Regional Strategy.

Annual report available below or on the following link : 2022 Annual Report

 

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Housing Needs in the RRSC Territory

CAMPBELLTON, NB : With the ongoing housing crisis in New Brunswick, the Restigouche Regional Service Commission has commissioned a housing needs report for the area in anticipation of the current decade.

Economist Mr. Richard Saillant reveals in his report that there are several contributing factors to this housing demand, namely: the retirement of baby boomers, employment growth, mortality, young adults leaving the parental home as well as the influx of new residents coming to establish in the territory for reasons of lifestyle or seeking for more affordable housing.
According to Mr. Saillant,

“Over the past few years, the Restigouche region has welcomed a large number of new residents. For the first time in at least twenty years, the region has seen its population increase. This is good news. However, the region is facing a significant housing shortage and the situation is likely to get worse unless bold action is taken to ramp up residential construction. My report concludes that a total of 205 additional housing units per year will be required to meet housing needs on the territory of the Restigouche Regional Service Commission in the years to come. Residential construction activity, currently at around 30 new units per year, is clearly insufficient. The pace will have to be significantly accelerated to allow the Restigouche region to ensure its prosperity and growth in the years to come.”

Mr. Brad Mann, Chairman of the Restigouche Regional Service Commission, states

‘housing will become a critical element relating to the Commission’s new mandates in both community development and within the workforce growth component of economic development.. We proceeded to a study to identify more precisely what the needs are moving forward. We will now work together to find solutions to encourage and increase the pace of residential housing construction’.

The complete report is available on the RSC website at www.restigouche.ca in the ‘Reports & News’ section.

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