Our Rothesay

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This is a weekly information movement I have developed to promote our town, Rothesay, to residents, visitors, and others.  I hope you will find this informative and I hope that you will share with others.

If there is something you always wanted to know about Rothesay, let me know and I will see if I can find the answer for you and we can share it with others as well.

2016 POSTS

Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #26.

Rothesay Council is supported by many Committees of Council and also participates in decision-making in the greater Saint John region through various Boards and Commissions.

Openings sometimes come up. Rothesay residents are invited to participate in the local decision-making process by offering to serve on Rothesay Committees or as a Rothesay representative on regional Boards and Commissions.

More information can be found at:

http://ow.ly/10eMSi

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Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #25.

It is awesome to see what has been accomplished in Rothesay over the past four years. This is a list of the most noteworthy projects.

Looking forward four years, what would you like to see accomplished?

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Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #24.

Have you been to the library recently? If not, you might be surprised by the many broad-based programs they offer.

You should check out their programs at:

https://www.facebook.com/kennebpl/

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Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #23.

The Kennebecasis Regional Police Force maintains a current warrants page on their website:

http://www.kennebecasisregionalpolice.com/?page_id=206

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Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #22.

Licensing your pet is simple and free!

Drop by Town Hall, fill out the necessary paperwork, and get a license for your pet.

More information can be found online at:

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Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #21.

Did you know the KVFD offers Kennebecasis Valley residents a FREE home fire safety inspection program?

The HomeSafe Inspection Program is a proven method of fire prevention that is designed to reduce the loss of life, injury, and damage from fire.

To learn more about the program, please visit KVFire’s website:

http://www.kvfire.ca/wordpress/home-safety-check/

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Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #20.

Did you know that the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force has an Autisim Registry and Alzheimer’s Wandering Registry?

You can find out more information about these registries on the KRPF website at:

Week 20

Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #19.

Ever wonder what they are ice fishing for?

They are fishing for smelt around the Renforth Wharf and they are fishing for hake out in the middle of the river.

Week 19

Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #18.

We are diverting tonnes and tonnes recyclables from the landfill!

There were 9 pick-ups in 2015.  On average, 4 tonnes of plastics and 12.8 tonnes of paper were collected during each pick-up.

Overall, in the past four months, Rothesay residents diverted 36.2 tonnes of plastics and 114.9 tonnes of paper from Crane Mountain Landfill.

Well done!

Week 18

Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #17.

Although our tax rate went up a penny this year, Rothesay residents still enjoy one of the lowest municipal taxes in NB.

Our tax rate has been relatively stable in light of the sharp decline in the annual assessment increases.  In 2008-2010, the assessment increases were so great that the Town was able to reduce the tax rate for residents.

Week 17

Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #16.

On 14 December 2015, Rothesay Council passed the 2016 Budget.  Here is a breakdown of the spending budget.

Similar to last year, the majority of our budget is spent on protective services (fire and police), transportation (snow clearing and new asphalt), and general government (wages for employees).

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2015 POSTS

Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #15.

Clearing our roads of snow and ice costs a great deal each year.

Here is a graph showing the costs and days per year with snow for the past few years.

Week 15

Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #14.

Did you know that we have 8 schools?

Rothesay Netherwood School began in 1877 and Rothesay Park School celebrated 100 years in 2015!

Week 14

Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #12.

Rothesay has a community garden at Scribner Park, we have a tree arboretum at the Bi-Centennial Ballfield, the Rothesay Common outdoor rink will open this winter, and the dog park in Wells will open in 2016.

Week 12

Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #11.

We have many recreation sites throughout the Town.  Here are just some of those sites.

Rothesay has 5 ballfields:  Fitzgerald; Bi-Centennial; Scribner; Fairvale; and Wells.

We have 5 tennis courts:  Renforth Tennis Courts (2); Wells Tennis Courts (2); and Jordan Miller Court.

There are 4 fields in the Town:  Arthur Miller Fields (2); Wells; and Rothesay High School.

And we have 1 arena:  Rothesay Arena.

Week 11

Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #10.

We have many recreation sites throughout the Town.  Here are just some of those sites.

Rothesay has 12 playgrounds:  Renforth; Wells; Rothesay Common; Highland Drive; Islay Drive; Dobbin; Monaco; Donlyn; Rothesay Elementary School; Ultimate Dreamland; Jordan Miller; and Scribner.

We have 6 parks:  Renforth Rotary; East Riverside-Kingshurst; Steele-Kennedy; Wells; Jordan Miller; and the Rothesay Common.

There are 5 trails:  Bi-Centennial; Hillside; Steele-Kennedy; East Riverside-Kingshurst; and Wells.

And Rothesay has 2 beaches:  Renforth; and K-Park.

Week 10

Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #9.

This graph shows the average monthly tonnage (2009 through 2014) of solid waste and compost collected in Rothesay.

With the addition of curbside recycling, we should see the values for solid waste decline.

Week 9

Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #8.

Wonder where the money was spent this year on roads?  In 2015, 77% of the funding for road work was completed East of the McKay Highway.

This Council recognized the importance of no longer using chipseal on Town streets.  The work East of the McKay illustrates money that is being used to upgrade the road network from chipseal to either microseal or asphalt.

Microseal can be applied over the existing road surface, but in the case of asphalt, the bed of the road must be rebuilt before the asphalt can be applied.

Week 8

Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #7.

Ever wonder how Rothesay’s taxes compare to other surrounding communities?

Well, Rothesay residents actually enjoy one of the lowest municipal taxes in NB and have for several years….

The 2015 municipal tax rates for surrounding communities were: Rothesay – $1.20; Quispamsis – $1.2485; Hampton – $1.25; Grand Bay-Westfield – $1.37; and Saint John – $1.785.

Week 7

Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #6.

Here is a breakdown of the spending within the Town for 2015.

The majority of our budget is spent on protective services (fire and police), transportation (snow clearing and new asphalt), and general government (wages for employees).

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Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #5.

In NB, the Province levies property taxes to pay for healthcare, education, infrastructure, and other services that benefit all New Brunswickers.  The Province assesses the value of your property annually….

Municipalities like Rothesay collect property taxes to provide local services such as fire and police protection, roads, recreation, water and sewer, and other services that benefit residents of the community. Each year, municipalities set a tax rate.

The amount you pay is determined by multiplying your property assessment by your tax rate.

The majority of the money collected goes to the Province, not the municipality.

Week 5

Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #4.

The 2011 Census showed that the population of women (51%) in Rothesay slightly outnumbered men (49%).  The age bracket with the largest number of individuals was 45 to 49.  Surprisingly, our Generation Xers (1965 to 1984) outnumbered our Baby Boomers (1946 to 1964).

It is also interesting to note that the age bracket with the second largest number of individuals was 15 to 19, which indicates that we have a healthy number of Millennials (1984 to 2004) in our community.

Week 4

Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #3.

In 1998, five communities amalgamated to form present day Rothesay.  The Town’s crest signifies the coming together of those communities.

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Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #2.

Here are the numbers of infrastructure kilometers if you are driving, biking, walking/running, or hiking in Rothesay.

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Get to know OUR Rothesay, Week #1.

This is a weekly information movement I have developed to promote our town, Rothesay, to residents, visitors, and others.  I hope you will find this informative and I hope that you will share with others.

If there is something you always wanted to know about Rothesay, let me know and I will see if I can find the answer for you and we can share it with others as well.

Week 1

 

 

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