Town will go to court if nec­es­sary

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

Vic­to­ria Town Coun­cil says it will go to court and rep­re­sent the town and the vol­un­teer fire depart­ment if the need arises.

Coun­cil agreed to take that step at the reg­u­lar March 9 meet­ing af­ter tabling a State­ment of Claim served on the Town of Vic­to­ria and the Vic­to­ria Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment, March 6, by a for­mer fire­fighter with the depart­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to min­utes from the coun­cil meet­ing, af­ter dis­cussing the mat­ter, coun­cil agreed to take sev­eral steps as di­rected by the town’s lawyer.

Coun­cil will file a State­ment of De­fence, ini­ti­ate a Cer­tio­rari ap­pli­ca­tion (Cer­tio­rari is de­fined as: a dis­cre­tionary writ from a higher court to a lower one, or to a board or of­fi­cial with some ju­di­cial power, re­quest­ing the record of a case for re­view) and, if nec­es­sary go to court to rep­re­sent the town and the depart­ment.

Fore­man’s re­port

Work­ing Fore­man David King was at the meet­ing to sub­mit a re­port to coun­cil.

The fore­man’s re­port in­cluded snow clear­ing and sand­ing; clean­ing UV lights at the la­goon; haul­ing sand; clear­ing a plugged sewer; ditch­ing; work­ing on the lift sta­tion, clean­ing out grid cham­ber at the la­goon site and road re­pairs.

Wa­ter prob­lems

A res­i­dent of For­est Road al­leges that an­other res­i­dent on the road has di­rected wa­ter to his prop­erty by dig­ging trenches in the road, caus­ing dam­age to his drive­way. The work­ing fore­man will check into the mat­ter.

Two prop­erty own­ers at Ash’s Lane would like coun­cil to recti- fy a flood­ing prob­lem in the lane. They say that dur­ing heavy rain and snow melt, they ex­pe­ri­ence flood­ing to their prop­er­ties, caused by wa­ter run­ning from the north side of the road, cross­ing over the road and onto their prop­erty.

The fore­man sug­gested a ditch be dug and three cul­verts in­stalled.

Coun­cil agreed to have the work done un­der its Sum­mer Works Pro­gram.

Ice con­trol

Work­ing Fore­man King told coun­cil 300 tonnes of salt and mix­ture is re­quired for 2009. Coun­cil will or­der the mix­ture at a cost of $39 per tonne.

Lift sta­tion

It’s es­ti­mated the cost of the sewage lift sta­tion and force main up­grad­ing on high­way East will be $481,507.88. With fund­ing of $427,100 ap­proved, there is a deficit of $54,407.88.

Coun­cil will ap­ply for the ad­di­tional fund­ing through Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs.

Coun­cil dis­cussed the lift sta­tion on Church Road and the ex­ten­sive and ex­pen­sive re­pairs car­ried out re­cently and de­cided to have Har­ris and As­so­ci­ates pre­pare a de­sign for a new lift sta­tion. The town will ap­ply for fund­ing to re­place the equip­ment.

Class A

In con­sid­er­a­tion of the large amount of Class A stone spread on gravel roads last year, coun­cil dis­cussed al­ter­na­tive meth­ods to fix roads such as grad­ing them more fre­quently than in the past. The Town Plan­ning Com­mit­tee will have a look at the op­tions.


Coun­cil ap­proved the pur­chase of a $700 cooler for the Vic­to­ria Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.


The town agreed to ap­prove a $100 (Bronze Spon­sor) do­na­tion to the CBN Mi­nor Soc­cer Eng­land Divi­sion to sup­port their trip to Eng­land.

Civic func­tions

The Civic Func­tions Com­mit­tee held a meet­ing to dis­cuss Canada Day cel­e­bra­tions. The town will ap­ply for $1,000 worth of fire­works for the July 1 cel­e­bra­tion. The day will con­sist of break­fast, a pa­rade with best dec­o­rate bike and hat con­tests; a caplin roast and boil-up, spon­sored by the Vic­to­ria Lions; ac­tiv­i­ties at the Recre­ation Com­plex; fire­works and the pos­si­bil­ity of karaoke singing and a dance.

Mayor Arthur Burke men­tioned get­ting groups in the town to­gether for Vic­to­ria Day Cel­e­bra­tions.

The Civic Func­tions Com­mit­tee will ask var­i­ous or­ga­ni­za­tions in town to hold cer­tain events. The com­mit­tee will also look into hold­ing the ac­tiv­i­ties at the her­itage Park on Pow­er­house Road.


The town ap­proved pay­ment of bills to­talling $18,875.27.


Coun­cil con­grat­u­lated Paul Hen­nessey, op­er­a­tor main­te­nance, on com­plet­ing a Class 1 Waste­water Treat­ment Sys­tem Op­er­a­tor course.


Mayor Arthur Burke, Deputy mayor Barry Doo­ley and Coun­cil­lors Robert Clarke, Vi­vian His­cock, Inge­mar Dean, David Bourne and David King at­tended the meet­ing. Coun. Aubrey Rose was ab­sent due to ill­ness.

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