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City and Community recognize Emera New Brunswick for 27-acre Land Contribution

17-Sep-2011

(Saint John, NB) – Lou Murphy Park, across from the Milford Memorial Community Centre in the city’s west side is getting larger thanks to Emera New Brunswick. Last month, Emera New Brunswick and the City of Saint John completed the rezoning and transfer of 27 acres of waterfront property in Milford to the City of Saint John, to be used as a neighbourhood park.

On Sunday afternoon the Milford community, officials from Emera New Brunswick along with Mayor Ivan Court and members of Saint John Common Council officially celebrated the land transfer which will add accessible walking trails and scenic waterview look-out spots for the community and enhance outdoor recreation and leisure activity options for Milford and nearby neighbourhoods.

“Emera New Brunswick, owner of the Brunswick Pipeline, is very pleased to donate this waterfront property back to the Milford Community for them to enjoy as a park,” said Rob Belliveau, General Manager, Emera New Brunswick’s General Manager.

A temporary sign has been erected at the new trail head. It will be replaced by an engraved stone marker later this month.

 “This land is a true gem in our city’s west side, said Mayor Ivan Court.  We’re here today to recognize Emera New Brunswick for its generous contribution of prime waterfront land for the use of our citizens.”   

Mayor Court also congratulated Milford citizens for being actively engaged in their community.  “The City is pleased to partner with residents in the development and maintenance of Lou Murphy Park as part of our continued commitment to neighbourhood improvement and recreational development.”