Coun­cil in brief

Last meet­ing for the cur­rent sit­ting coun­cil in Grand Falls-Wind­sor

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Parks, Recre­ation and Spe­cial Events

“From the Rock” Culi­nary Tour has been hosted by the Town of Grand Falls-Wind­sor at the Grand Falls Golf Club over the past cou­ple of years. Due to a large de­mand for this event in the past coun­cil rec­om­mends do­ing sep­a­rate events at the Joey Byrne Me­mo­rial Sta­dium in later Oc­to­ber as this of­fers a larger ca­pac­ity.

Look­ing for em­ploy­ment? The di­rec­tor of parks and recre­ation pre­sented a rec­om­men­da­tion to the com­mit­tee to hire a pro­gram­ming/so­cial me­dia co-or­di­na­tor for the Parks and Recre­ation De­part­ment. This re­quest will be set over for when the new coun­cil takes over af­ter Sept. 26.

The Pro­vin­cial Auto Show took place Aug. 26. Due to weather and other events hap­pen­ing that day the turnout was dis­ap­point­ing with only 45 of the 200-plus reg­is­tered cars in at­ten­dance. The or­ga­niz­ers were more than pleased with the co-op­er­a­tion from the Town of Grand Falls-Wind­sor and plan to host the event in Grand Falls-Wind­sor again next sum­mer.

The Agri­food and Gar­den Show is con­firmed for Oct. 17 to 23 in Grand Falls-Wind­sor.

Ten­der for the Sta­tion Road wa­ter and sewer up­grades was awarded to Adams Con­struc­tion Ltd. In the amount of $412,999.50 in­clud­ing HST.

Pub­lic Works and Plan­ning

Park­ing is an is­sue in nu­mer­ous lo­ca­tions through­out Grand Falls-Wind­sor. In par­tic­u­lar on Pond­view Drive and the Goodyear Av­enue ball­fields.

Some res­i­dents feel there are not enough park­ing ar­eas for daily vis­its in the Pond­view area due to no park­ing signs. The mu­nic­i­pal po­lice have mon­i­tored this area and state that is work­ing well. Some of the “no park­ing” area is for 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. only and there are sev­eral ar­eas of ad­e­quate park­ing. The cur­rent no park­ing area will be main­tained.

The town has re­ceived com­plaints from res­i­dents re­gard­ing park­ing near the Goodyear Av­enue ball field. At times ve­hi­cles dou­ble park and park too close to Suther­land Drive. The com­mit­tee rec­om­mended the mu­nic­i­pal po­lice con­tinue to mon­i­tor to en­sure no il­le­gal park­ing and Pub­lic Works are to grade up the lot in grass ar­eas which will pro­vide ad­di­tional park­ing space.

Prop­erty cleanup is still an is­sue coun­cil is try­ing to tackle. Most re­cently the town sent a re­quest to 47 King St. and 19 Suther­land Dr. ask­ing prop­erty own­ers to clean up their properties. As fol­low-up in­spec­tion de­ter­mined the own­ers had taken no ac­tion to clean up, the com­mit­tee rec­om­mends a cleanup or­der be is­sued for both res­i­dences.

Mu­nic­i­pal en­force­ment voiced con­cern about the num­ber of ve­hi­cles that coast through the stop sign at the ramp ad­ja­cent to Hyundai on Cromer Av­enue. A large stop sign has been in­stalled by the Trans­porta­tion and Works De­part­ment. The com­mit­tee also rec­om­mends that “Stop” be painted on the road at the in­ter­sec­tion and to in­stall a “watch for pedes­tri­ans” sign as you travel the ramp.

Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment, Tourism and Her­itage

The Town of Grand Falls-Wind­sor Age Friendly Steer­ing Com­mit­tee will be com­plet­ing a need as­sess­ment on an Adult Care pro­gram. The com­mit­tee is work­ing with part­ners to host the sev­enth an­nual Se­niors Trade Fair at the Joe Byrne Me­mo­rial Sta­dium on Oct. 5.

Fi­nance and Ad­min­is­tra­tion

The Pub­lic Works De­part­ment re­quested an in­crease in bud­get of $30,000 for cross­walk signs. This will be used to pur­chase three sets of pedes­trian so­lar signs.

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