FREDERICTON (GNB) – The first of eight Regional Service Commission public information sessions will take place in Kingsclear on Wednesday, May 23.

“I am pleased to begin this series of  public information sessions to provide an update on the progress of the Regional Service Commission model transition process,” said Environment and Local Government Minister Bruce Fitch. “As I committed to when I launched the model, we will continue to inform stakeholders and the public as the transition process progresses.”

The session will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Upper Kingsclear Community Centre, 22 Mazerolle Settlement Rd., Kingsclear.

The Regional Service Commission model is part of the provincial government’s Action Plan for a New Local Governance System in New Brunswick and was announced in February 2012.  Twelve commissions will be created as part of the model to replace the existing12 District Planning Commissions and 12 Solid Waste Commissions. The new commissions will become effective on Jan. 1, 2013.

The other seven public sessions will be announced in the coming weeks.

The model and the action plan are available on the Department of Environment and Local Government website.

LINKS:

●    Department of Environment and Local Government:
●    Action Plan for a New Local Governance System in New Brunswick website