Coun­cil briefs

High­lights from the reg­u­lar meet­ing of St. An­thony town coun­cil

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Air­port shut­tle

St. An­thony will soon have a bus ser­vice op­er­at­ing from the home of Henry Rose to St. An­thony air­port. Res­i­dents had un­til Oct. 2 to ex­press their opin­ions on the pub­lic no­tice for dis­cre­tionary use of a res­i­den­tial prop­erty, but town ad­min­is­tra­tion re­ceived no let­ters or com­ments. Coun­cil passed the mo­tion to grant the ex­cep­tion unan­i­mously.

Cel­lu­lar up­grade

Bell Mo­bil­ity will get the goa­head to in­stall a small cell an­tenna at the Po­lar Cen­tre to aug­ment ca­pac­ity and cov­er­age. The arena is no­to­ri­ous for dropped calls and poor data per­for­mance, so Bell pro­posed the up­grade at no cost to the town. Coun­cil voted to ac­cept the pro­posal at its Oct. 9 meet­ing.

Cour­tesy light Coun­cil­lor Eric Boyd re­ported on his at­ten­dance at the re­cent Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties New­found­land and Labrador con­fer­ence held Oct. 3-6 in Gan­der. Among the res­o­lu­tions passed by the pro­vin­cial as­so­ci­a­tion of in­ter­est to St. An­thony was one to pro­vide green cour­tesy lights to vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers for their per­sonal ve­hi­cles. The mo­tion in­cluded a pro­vi­sion to also launch a pub­lic aware­ness cam­paign to ed­u­cate mo­torists to give right of way to vol­un­teers re­spond­ing to an in­ci­dent, al­though it would not be a traf­fic of­fence not to do so. St. An­thony coun­cil was re­cep­tive to the idea.

For rent

Coun­cil has ap­proved con­struc­tion of a new four-unit apart­ment build­ing on East Street. Ad­min­is­tra­tion re­ceived no ob­jec­tions or com­plaints about the pro­posal by Dustin Spurrell. Coun­cil voted unan­i­mously to give the go-ahead on Oct. 9, the day be­fore the pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion pe­riod ended, with the stip­u­la­tion that no fur­ther cor­re­spon­dence was re­ceived on Oct. 10.

Telethon broad­caster Coun­cil agreed to pay Event 3Sixty $2,810—half its pro­posed broad­cast­ing fee—in ad­vance to se­cure Nov. 7 as the date for the an­nual St. An­thony Fire De­part­ment Telethon. The $5,621 bid by Event 3Sixty, the com­pany that also broad­casted last year’s telethon was the low­est of three re­ceived by the town. The telethon raised $31,000 in 2017.

Wreck re­sponse

A plan to beau­tify the town and area by re­mov­ing un­sightly ve­hi­cle wrecks from prop­er­ties has re­ceived ex­cel­lent re­sponse. St. An­thony ad­min­is­tra­tion re­ported to coun­cil it has col­lected 20 names of peo­ple who want to take ad­van­tage of an agree­ment be­tween Nor­pen Re­gional Ser­vices Board and NewCo Met­als to col­lect ve­hi­cle wrecks. There is still time for res­i­dents to get their names on the list by call­ing the town at 454-3454.

Pedes­trian safety Coun­cil­lor Bruce Payne re­quested the town put a re­minder on its web­site for res­i­dents who are out walk­ing in the evening to wear re­flec­tive cloth­ing and for driv­ers to be aware of pedes­tri­ans now that the days are get­ting shorter. Town man­ager Cur­tis Richards added that peo­ple should call the town if they no­tice street­lights that are not work­ing. There are ap­prox­i­mately 30 pedes­trian fa­tal­i­ties per year in New­found­land and Labrador and more than 600 non-fa­tal in­juries.

Terry Fox Run

Deputy Mayor Krista Lynn How­ell used her pri­vate mem­ber’s time to con­grat­u­late or­ga­niz­ers of this year’s Terry Fox Run. A part­ner­ship be­tween the town’s re­cre­ation de­part­ment and White Hills Academy saw par­tic­i­pa­tion bal­loon from a hand­ful of peo­ple to more than 300 and monies raised go from ap­prox­i­mately $160 last year to more than $5,000 this year, How­ell said. She added spe­cific thanks to town re­cre­ation di­rec­tor Scott Coish and White Hills in­struc­tional re­source teacher Nikki Rose for mak­ing the 2018 run a suc­cess.

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