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July 2020

Public Notice – Rural Plan By-law #61

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Village of McAdam Public Notice

In compliance with the Community Planning Act of New Brunswick (C-19), By- law #61, A By-law to Amend the Village of McAdam Rural Plan By-law #58 of the Village of McAdam, had its third and final reading at the April 29th, 2020 Council Meeting, was approved by the Minister of the Department of Environment and Local Government on May 27th, 2020 and then registered at the York County Registry Office of Service New Brunswick on July 9th, 2020 as document #40228141.

Website Notice – Rural Plan By-law #61- Approval by Minister & Registration

Village Notice – CertainTeed

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The Village Council has today been notified by CertainTeed Saint-Gobain the gypsum wall-board plant in McAdam will cease production 28 August 2020 and the plant will be permanently closed by 28 February 2021.   This is devastating news for the community but even more so for the 59 employees at the Certainteed plant and the other employees of service companies that relied on the plant for work.  Roughly two thirds of the employees affected reside in McAdam while the remaining third reside in Fredericton, Harvey and St. Stephen.  Our hearts go out to all of you and your families during this time of uncertainty.

Council was advised this morning the reason for the closure was based on poor market conditions and the plant was working at 22 percent of its capacity.  The company has told Council they are committed to working closely with all employees to mitigate the closure by assisting them with career counselling and job opportunities at other Certainteed plants.

We have notified government officials and will be requesting a meeting with Premier Higgs and his staff to discuss the CertainTeed plant closure and together develop a strategy going forward to minimize the negative impacts of this closure on the members of our community affected directly and the Village as a whole.

We are all in this together and together we will get through this.

Village Council