Residents and New Brunswick‘s government has announced that it will continue to manage Murray Beach Provincial , despite plans to outsource, a report said.are pleased to know that the
In the report, Morgan Bell, spokesperson for the Department of, Heritage and Culture, stated that Murray Beach Provincial will remain under the control of the department. “We don’t have plans to outsource Murray Beach at the moment.”
Murray Corner residents and seasonal residents were outraged to learn that the province wanted to put out a tender for a private operator to manage thein 2019. However, the provincial status would remain intact, the report added.
The province stated in July 2019 that the move to the private sector would result in $148,000 annually of savings.
Mentioned in the report is Stephen Robb, a local resident who led an action group asking the province to keep operating the.
Concerns were raised about job losses of seasonal employees as well as the creation of more sites on the existing land.
Another was Keith Watson, who had just spent timein the , was pleased to hear that the province would continue its role.
Watson said that thehas a lot of space between the trailers, which is something we love about it, and other provincial . “They’re going after more money, so they’ll be packing more trailers into this area. So you’ll have less privacy and more space between them.”
Privacy aside, there were concerns about the impact onthat more and people at them would have on the , the report said.
Leola Langille has beenat Murray Beach for 14+ years. “I think that the more there are, the more we need to worry about whether everyone is following strict procedures to ensure the .”
There have been four no-swimming advisories since the start of June at Murray Beach, according to the provincialmonitoring website.
Langille said it was “really good news to hear that the province will still manage the.”
The Department of, Heritage and Culture stated that it would not reverse its plans to outsource management in 2019. However, there was a reversal, although not necessarily because of opposition to the plan, the report stated.
The aftermath of Hurricane Dorian left at least two coastalwith a huge cleanup task.
The province agreed to continue looking after thethrough 2020 and reiterated this week that it has no plans to change, said the report.