Please be advised that the Town’s winter parking ban is about to begin! Town of Saint Andrews By-law 18-01, being a By-law to Regulate Traffic in the Town of Saint Andrews states in Section 10A that “During the period from the 15th day of November in any year to the 31st day of March in the following year, no person shall park any vehicle on any street between the hours of 02:00 a.m. and 07:00 a.m.

Failure to comply with By-law 18-01, Section 10A will result in the ticketing, towing and impounding of the vehicle at the owner’s expense.

Towing fee: $250 plus tax per vehicle applies

Tomas Clark, By-law Enforcement Officer

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Council Appoints Chris Spear as Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Saint Andrews

For immediate Release……

November 13, 2019

Saint Andrews, NB  – The Mayor and Council of the Town of Saint Andrews are pleased to announce that Mr. Chris Spear was appointed the Chief Administrative Officer at the Council Meeting on November 4, 2019.

Mr. Spear started his municipal career with the Town of Saint Andrews in October of 2004 as Treasurer and Deputy-Clerk.  A lifelong resident of Charlotte County, he brings a breadth of experience for the municipality as well as a passion for the people and community of Saint Andrews.

Mr. Spear is a professional Accountant who spent a decade in the local aquaculture industry before accepting the Treasurer’s position in 2004. Over the years, Mr. Spear has been the Acting Chief Administrative Officer, successfully carrying out the duties during staff transitions.

“I look forward to continuing my work, albeit in a new capacity, with Mayor and Council.  I have great faith in our staff and the commitment they bring everyday, and with the relationships I have built throughout the community, I appreciate the passion many of our residents have in advancing Saint Andrews to ensure a thriving and welcoming community.”

Mr. Spear will be responsible for the overall operation of the Town services and financial management.   Council earlier decided to separate the roles of Chief Administrative Officer and Town Clerk and is now recruiting for the positions of Clerk and Senior Administrator and Assistant Treasurer.

“Municipal Governance has become more onerous and complex”, says Mayor Doug Naish. “In the near future, municipalities are likely to assume even more responsibilities to serve their citizens. We need to be ready.”

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Town of Saint Andrews Seeks Municipal Clerk- Senior Administrative Manager

On the shores of Passamaquoddy Bay, everything about our Town is special, including our status as a National Historic District with 300 + Heritage buildings. Saint Andrews is a treasure trove of beautiful architecture, stunning scenery and rich marine life. Today we offer all the features of a thriving modern resort voted by USA Today as the Best Place in Canada to Visit in 2017. A visitor destination since the late 19th century, it is also a major centre of marine science research and education with the Saint Andrews Biological Station, the Huntsman Marine Science Centre and Aquarium and the New Brunswick Community College.

We are looking to hire a motivated and experienced Clerk of the Municipality–Senior Administrative Manager to act as the Clerk of the Municipality and carry out the role of the Clerk as legislated in the Local Governance Act RSNB 2018. You will act as the Secretary to Council and be the primary contact with the public.

To be successful in this role you will have experience in collating and managing records, legal documents, working knowledge of relevant Information Technology, and an understanding of Provincial and Municipal laws and regulations.

Responsibilities of the role include:

• Attending all meetings of Council;
• Collaborating with Council, the CAO and senior management for the creation and implementation of policy and by-laws;
• As secretary to council you are responsible to Council for the proper administration of Council meetings as per the Procedural By-law;
• Communicating effectively with Council, management and staff, other stakeholders and town residents;
• Managing Town records; maintaining official reports, legal documents and reference material;
• Recording, editing and distributing minutes of Council meetings and keeping agreements with external stakeholders, contractors and governments;
• Co-sign with the Mayor and affix the Town Seal to official documents as required;
• Managing Town Information Technology & communication resources;
• Management of the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RTIPPA) process;
• Distributing information to the public, ensuring municipal records, bylaws and policies are accessible in accordance with law;
• Seeking out and applying for new sources of funding;
• Some knowledge of the Local Governance Act.

Requirements of the role:

• A post-secondary degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field is considered an asset;
• Previous experience as a Municipal Clerk-Senior Administrative Manager is considered an asset;
• Previous experience working with an elected Council or Board is preferred;
• Previous experience managing staff is considered an asset;
• Experience managing administrative matters such as payments, permits, records management, information technology and funding applications;
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with others;
• Strong research skills;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Demonstrate precision and attention to detail in day to day activities;
• Excellent time management skills, organizational skills and the ability to work with tight deadlines;
• Intermediate to advanced computer skills and knowledge of software applications.

Interested candidates should apply to on or before November 29, 2019. The Town of Saint Andrews appreciates all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected to continue in the selection process will be contacted.

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Town of Saint Andrews Seeks Assistant Treasurer

Full-time, Permanent

On the shores of Passamaquoddy Bay, everything about our Town is special, including our status as a National Historic District with 300 + Heritage buildings. Saint Andrews is a treasure trove of beautiful architecture, stunning scenery and rich marine life. Today we offer all the features of a thriving modern resort voted by USA Today as the Best Place in Canada to Visit in 2017. A visitor destination since the late 19th century, it is also a major centre of marine science research and education with the Saint Andrews Biological Station, the Huntsman Marine Science Centre and Aquarium and the New Brunswick Community College.

The Assistant Treasurer is appointed by the town council and is an officer of the Board of Directors. The Assistant Treasurer is primarily responsible for managing the revenue and cash flow of the towns banking, collections, receipts, reporting and investment or disbursement of municipal funds.


  • Under the guidance of the CAO/Treasurer, leads, directs and administers the general/financial management and day‐to‐day operation of the Towns finances;
  • Be the primary staff member who assures the integrity of financial practices, and associated billing, collection, record‐keeping, reporting, banking, investment and reserves fund administration;
  • Develops, recommends and if approved, implements short and longer‐term financial strategies to address financial objectives of the Town;
  • Leads and coordinates the preparation of corporate operating and capital budgets and forecasts, and overall budget presentation to Council; and oversees and monitors the administration of approved budgets;
  • Develops, recommends and if approved, implements and reviews corporate and departmental policies and procedures respecting accounting, purchasing, cash‐handling, and other internal financial procedures to meet appropriate account principles and practices;
  • Leads the preparation of year‐end financial statements and reporting requirements for the Municipality;
  • Administers the corporate insurance portfolio including assessing risk and insurance needs, researching and obtaining required insurance and recommending appropriate deductibles, and overseeing claims processing/management;
  • Ensures the implementation of the corporate procurement policy and procedures in accordance with the Procurement Policy and relevant Provincial Acts;
  • Supervises and/or oversees the duties of departmental staff including staff development, performance management/review, coaching/mentoring, health and safety, discipline, and termination recommendation;
  • Undertakes special projects and performs other duties assigned, in accordance with departmental or corporate objectives;
  • Ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements such as HST filings, payroll remittances, etc.


  • University degree in Finance, Accounting or Commerce or Business Administration Diploma with a focus on Accounting;
  • Eligibility for or holder of the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and full membership in the corresponding professional association is considered an asset;
  • 5 years’ experience in a related field with progressive responsibility;
  • Significant demonstrated management experience in local government finance or an NPO is considered an asset including experience working with elected officials, public sector financial planning, purchasing and taxation experiences, and supervisory experience;
  • Computer literacy utilizing word‐processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software, related financial information systems and applications, and the Internet;
  • Availability to attend evening and/or weekend meetings or other events as required;
  • The ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment.

Work With Us

Interested candidates should apply to on or before November 22, 2019. The Town of Saint Andrews appreciates all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected to continue in the selection process will be contacted.

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By-law 19-08 – Animal Control Receives Second Reading

At the September 9, 2019 Regular Meeting, Council brought forward the following motion: “It was moved by Councillor Groulx, seconded by Councillor Bishop and carried that Council proceed with First Reading of Animal Control By-law 19-08 to Amend By-law 11-02, Being the Animal Control By-law of the Town of Saint Andrews.” Second reading took place at the November 4, 2019 Council Meeting.

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At the August 12, 2019 Regular Council Meeting By-law 19-06A BY-LAW RELATING TO A TOURISM ACCOMMODATION LEVY IN THE TOWN OF SAINT ANDREWS was Introduced for First Reading.

This By-law is on the Agenda to be discussed at the Special Meeting of Council on Monday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m.

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Saint Andrews Municipal Plan-Background Report


This background report was adopted by Town Council at the regular May meeting.  It is the summation of the of the research that has gone into preparing the 2020 Municipal Plan and Zoning By-laws.  Town staff and the Municipal Plan Steering Committee are hard at work drafting those by-laws and look forward to presenting them to the public at a community consultation event in the near future.

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Building By-law 19-03 Registered and Enacted

At the April 1st, 2019 Regular Council Meeting, By-law 19-03 Being the Building by-law was introduced for First reading.  A Hearing of Objections  was held by Council on Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the W. C. O’Neill Arena Complex with no objections by letter or people present. Second Reading took place on Monday April 29, at 7PM and Council proceeded with the Third and final Reading at the Regular May meeting of Council on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 7PM at the W.C. O’Neill Arena Complex Ballroom.   Registration of the By-law took place in the County Registry Office on May 17, 2019.


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Public Engagement Questionnaire: Climate Change Adaptation

Eastern Charlotte Waterways has been working in partnership with municipalities in an effort to identify and manage vulnerable areas during exceptional weather events as well as predicted sea level rise over a period of years. They continue to gather valuable information that will hopefully assist municipalities in the preparation for these events.

Please add your comments by filling out their online questionnaire.


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2019- 2020 Public Skating Schedule

W. C. O’Neill Arena Complex

Public Skating Schedule

2019 – 2020

        Sunday ……………………   1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

        Monday…………………… 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

        Tuesday………………….. 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

        Wednesday……………… 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

        Thursday………………… 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

        Friday…………………….. 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

        Saturday………………….  3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This Public Skate is FREE so come on out and enjoy!

To Book a Birthday Party Call 529- 5126

Schedule subject to change without prior Notice

Please check Schedule Weekly and/or phone 529-5126 to confirm times

Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s times may change for Tournaments

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Staff of the W. C. O’Neill Arena Complex are working hard to get the facilities ready for this Season’s opening on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Tim Sharkey, Arena Manager is back at the helm and will be taking your bookings for facility rentals. He can be reached at 529-5126 or by email

Tournament and Event Dates

2019 – 2020

Theatre New Brunswick                                       Nov. 2, 2019

Ice Dogs (Veterans Cup Tournament)               Nov. 1 – 3, 2019

Fundy Bay (Ladies) Bonspiel                              Nov. 15 & 16, 2019

Skate with Santa                                                   Nov. 30, 2019

Andrew Bartlett Memorial Tournament              Dec. 6 – 8, 2019

Dwaine Williams Memorial Hockey Game         Dec. 26, 2019


Doug MacDonald Tournament                            Jan. 3 & 4, 2020

Speed Skating Competition                                 Jan. 18 & 19, 2020

Groom Insurance Mixed Bonspiel                       Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2020

Groundhog Jamboree                                          Feb. 1 & 2, 2020

Kiwanis Carnival                                                   Feb. 9, 2020

Men’s Alpine Bonspiel                                          Mar. 27 – 29, 2020

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Take notice that the Council of the Town of Saint Andrews, in compliance with Section 111 of the Community Planning Actof the Province of New Brunswick, intends to hold a Public Hearing of Objections on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the W.C. O’Neill Arena Complex Dining Room, 24 Reed Avenue, Saint Andrews, to Hear Objections and/or Comments pursuant to an application by Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Center for an amendment to the Zoning By-law Z18-04 & Z19-01 of the Town of Saint Andrews.    

The applicant requests amendments to Zoning Bylaw. The changes to the Town of Saint Andrews Zoning By-law (Z18-04) and (Z19-01). The applicant seeks zoning bylaw amendments to permit licensed premises in Cultural Uses in the Central Commercial zone, subject to conditions established by Council through by-law, and to remove the prohibition on live entertainment wherever licensed premises are permitted.

Anyone wishing to offer opinion on this proposed Amendment may do so in person at the hearing of objections meeting or in writing by dropping off your letter during regular business hours in the office of the Clerk of the Town of Saint Andrews at Town Hall, 212 Water Street before Noon on Monday, November 4, 2019.  Business hours are from 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday or by email at

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Mayor Proclaims Wellness Week in the Town of Saint Andrews

At the September 9, 2019 Council Meeting the following motion was passed: ” It was moved by Councillor Gumushel, seconded Councillor Akagi and carried that Council proclaim the week of October 1-7, 2019 as Wellness Week in the Town of Saint Andrews and encourage all citizens to participate in Wellness Week activities and events

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2019 Saint Andrews Nuisance Deer Management Assistance Program- FACT SHEET

The Nuisance Deer Management Assistance Program (NDMAP) will allow private landowners within the Town of Saint Andrews to receive special permits authorizing hunters to harvest ONE antlerless deer on their property. The permits are issued to hunters chosen by the landowner to harvest deer on their property. Permits will be provided to harvest only antlerless deer, as removal of those deer will have the greatest effect on controlling local populations. The number of available permits will be determined by the Department of Energy and Resource Development (ERD) on a case-by-case basis.

Landowners will provide each hunter’s name, address and 2019 deer hunting license number to the ERD Biologist Pam Seymour (444-2870) to apply for NDMAPs. Once approved, eligible hunters can pick up their permit at the St. George ERD office.

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