Frequently Asked Questions
How can I contact VillageOffice?
When is my garbage pick up?
Regular household garbage pick up within the village limits takes place every Monday morning and can begin anytime after 5am. Two special pick ups will take place each year, spring and fall. These special pick ups are for items that would not norally be collected, appliances, furniture and other large household goods.
Can I address Council at a Council meeting?
All regular Council meetings are open to the public. Anyone wishing to make a presentation or address Council must submit a written request to the Clerk one week prior to the meeting with a brief summary of the issue or purpose for your presentation. It is policy to allot 15 minutes for the public to address Council unless an extension is granted by Council.
All personal information submitted (including but not limited to, your name, your address, your e-mail address, your phone number, your opinion and views, etc.) may form part of meeting agendas and minutes, and therefore will be made available to members of the public at the meeting, through requests, and through the website.
Can I get a congratulatory messages for special occasions?
Congratulatory messages can be sent to residents who are celebrating milestones. For example, residents celebrating their 80th, 90th or 100th birthday or their 50th, 60th, 65th, or 70th wedding anniversary may receive a card of congratulations from the Mayor & Council. Contact the office and tell us about the celebration.
Does the Mayor and Council get paid?
The Mayor receives the sum of $4,800 per annum and each member of Council receives the sum of $3,600 per annum to be paid during their term of office. Two-thirds of these amounts shall be considered as salary and one-third shall be considered as expense. Mayor and Council shall be paid the sum of $100 for each regular and special Council meeting they attend. The Mayor and each Councillor shall in addition be paid a sum of $100 per day or $50 for half a day for additional meetings attended on behalf of the Municipality. Each member of Council shall be reimbursed for expenses, (mileage, meals, and incidentals) while attending meetings or functions on behalf of the Village.
Is there any Animal Control?
The Village of Salisbury tenders out the position of Animal Control yearly with the option of extending an additional year. All inquiries or complaints concerning dogs within the Village of Salisbury should be directed to the Animal Control Officer by phoning 378-3627.
Do I need to purchase a tag for my dog?
Yes, every owner of a dog shall before March 31, each year, register that dog(s) with the Animal Control Officer or the Administration Office. Registration fees are: $10.00 spayed or neutered dogs or $30.00 unspayed or unneutered dogs, (A $15.00 penalty will be added to the regular registration fee for tags not bought by March 31st.) An official receipt from a licensed veterinarian hospital with the breed, color, name of dog showing on receipt and also the veterinarian hospital tag number is required. NO ONE WILL BE ISSUED A REGISTRATION TAG WITHOUT THE OFFICIAL RECEIPT.
Can I own a pit bull or bull terrier?
No. The Animal Control By-Law states that 'No person shall own or harbour any dog commonly known as a pit bull or bull terrier.'
What do I need to purchase my dog tag?
Every owner of a dog(s) over the age of three (3) months, shall have such dog(s) vaccinated against distemper and canine parvovirus and must repeat this process every two (2) years thereafter.
Every owner of a dog(s) over the age of four (4) months, shall have such dog(s) vaccinated against rabies and every three (3) years thereafter.
An official receipt from a licensed veterinarian hospital with the breed, color, name of dog showing on receipt and also the veterinarian hospital tag number is required. NO ONE WILL BE ISSUED A REGISTRATION TAG WITHOUT THE OFFICIAL RECEIPT.
Do I need a building permit?
A building permit is required for all new structures and for the demolition, relocation, alteration or replacement of an existing structure. This includes renovations, mobile and mini homes, fences, garages, swimming pools, garden sheds, decks or any other structural additions/changes to your property. For more information please contact Southeast Regional Service Commission, 1234 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Unit 200, Moncton, NB E1C 1H7. T: 506-382-5386 F: 506-382-3651
What causes potholes?
Streets tend to show their age in various ways; the most common sign is a pothole. Typical causes are pavement cracking combined with heavy traffic. Cracks allow water to get under the asphalt, and when the water freezes during winter, it expands to four times its volume creating pressure on the surface. in spring, when the ices and snow melt, the water seeps out, leaving a hollow hole under the street surface. When vehicles go over these sections, asphalt crumbles, and potholes are born.
How are potholes repaired?
Because asphalt plants don't open until the end of April, and potholes start forming with the return of milder weather, we apply cold patch asphalt, which fills the potholes until they can be fixed permanently. Once asphalt plants are open, contractors are scheduled to fix potholes more permanently.
Who do I contact regarding Provincial Highways?
The Village of Salisbury's Main Street (Route 106), Fredericton Road (Route 112), and River Road (Route 112) are all Provincially Designated Highways, the ownership and maintenance of which lies with the New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (NBDIT). Any complaints or concerns regarding these roads must be directed to the New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (NBDTI) or the MLA.
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Salisbury Garage contact number is 372-3302.
Can I have a garbage bin for the end of my driveway?
The Village of Salisbury does not currently have a By-Law prohibiting the use of "rural style" garbage bins. The municipality is not responsible for any damage to unauthorized structures which have been erected by property owners within the public right-of-way.
This is not to say that the municipality does not make every possible attempt to avoid such structures during any roadway maintenance activity. The Village of Salisbury, as well as our winter maintenance contractor, makes every reasonable attempt to avoid damaging or disturbing rural mail boxes, civic address numbers and roadside garbage bins; however, the primary focus of snow clearing operations is to make public roads passable in order to reestablish safe travel to motor vehicles. Should damage occur to any of these structures, the municipality assumes no responsibility.
With respect to any obstruction within the public right-of-way of municipal and /or provincial roads (i.e. rural mailboxes, garbage bins, basketball nets, etc.)theywould be subject to the following sections under the New Brunswick Highway Act:
44.1(15) If a person has erected or placed or is erecting or placing any object or thing on, over, un- der,across or along a highway, has repaired or maintained or is repairing or maintaining such an object or thing, has excavated, mined or quarried or is excavating, mining or quarrying under, across, through or along a highway or has used or is other- wise using a highway, in contravention of subsection (12) or (13), the Minister may by order direct that any such object or thing be disassembled, demolished, modified, relocated or removed and that the highway and the land on, over or under which the highway is situated be restored to its original condition or to such other condition as the Minister directs.
69(1) A person commits an offence who
(a) erects, places, puts or maintains any building, structure, gasoline pump, lumber, logs, stones, refuse, snow or other encumbrance or obstruction over or upon any highway,
It is the municipality’s opinion that "private garbage bins are not essential to the collection of blue and green streams of waste and that any property owner who wishes to erect such a structure, either within or in close proximity to themunicipal or provincialright-of-way, does so at their own risk."