Coun­cil ap­proves new fire ex­ec­u­tive

The Compass - - PART 5 -

The Town of Spa­niard’s Bay ap­proved the new ex­ec­u­tive for the Spa­niard’s Bay Fire Depart­ment at a reg­u­lar coun­cil meet­ing March 2.

Fire Chief Vic­tor His­cock and trea­surer, Ross Snow were at the meet­ing, where the depart­ment’s 2008 fi­nan­cial state­ments were tabled, re­viewed by coun­cil and ac­cepted as pre­sented.

The depart­ment’s ex­ec­u­tive is made up of Fire Chief His­cock, As­sis­tant Chief Curt Roberts, First Cap­tain Ge­orge Evans, Sec­ond Cap­tain Ross Snow, First Lieut. Wally Crane, Sec­ond Lieut. Vin­cent His­cock, Fire Preven­tion Of­fi­cers Randy Davis and Ross Snow (trea­surer), Rick Roberts, sec­re­tary and Claude Mercer, pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer.

Later in the meet­ing coun­cil agreed to send Fire Chief Vic­tor His­cock, or a des­ig­nate of the fire depart­ment to a dis­as­ter man­age­ment con­fer­ence at St. John’s April 28-30.


Coun­cil moved to a priv­i­leged meet­ing at 7:35 re­sum­ing the reg­u­lar meet­ing at 8:35 p.m.

Life­time award

The town will nom­i­nate Her- itage So­ci­ety Chair­man Wes­ley Gosse for the Life­time Se­niors Vol­un­teer Award.


Coun­cil has re­ceived a copy of the of­fi­cial prop­erty sur­vey in con­nec­tion with a de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion and says the ex­ist­ing sewer line is ac­cept­able. How­ever, there is still an un­re­solved is­sue sur­round­ing the ca­pa­bil­ity of the ex­ist­ing wa­ter line to sup­ply the de­vel­op­ment.

The mat­ter was de­ferred un­til the town can get an opin­ion on the mat­ter from its en­gi­neer.


Coun­cil agreed to de­fer a quote for a sur­veil­lance sys­tem for the Recre­ation Cen­tre and ball field.

Other busi­ness

Coun. Tony Men­chions said he is in the process of seek­ing fund­ing to com­plete the in­stal­la­tion of play­ground equip­ment and beau­tify the play­ground prop­er­ties.

Coun. Eric Jewer raised the mat­ter of us­ing pri­vate drive­ways as ar­eas for snow clear­ing equip­ment to turn around. He sug­gested find­ing an ac­cept­able turn around at the end of Chip­man’s Road.

Coun. Mose An­thony spoke about the con­di­tion of the town’s gravel roads and re­quested a load of Class A be spread on Round Pond Road to try and cor­rect the prob­lem of rut­ting. He also raised the is­sue of the rough road through God­denville and asked if sign could be erected no­ti­fy­ing mo­torists of the con­di­tion of the road. He also asked if the catch basins could be checked as some of the basins have sig­nif­i­cant build up of sand.

Coun. Ray Chip­man said a catch basin near his prop­erty on Church Hill is not in the proper place.

And, Deputy Mayor Ger­ald His­cock re­minded coun­cil the cur­rent garbage col­lec­tion con­tract is due to ex­pire by Oc­to­ber. He sug­gested this would be a good time to part­ner with an­other town to seek fund­ing un­der a re­gional garbage col­lec­tion ini­tia­tive.


Coun­cil ap­proved pay­ment of bills to­talling $18,104.50.


The town agreed to do­nate $30 to the Knights of Colum­bus to­wards its an­nual speak off, along with $25 to the Knights of Colum­bus An­niver­sary Com­mit­tee fundrais­ing ef­fort; and $25 to Avalon North Wolver­ines Ground Search and Res­cue, who will travel to Ire­land to com­pete in that coun­try’s SAR games.


Mayor John Drover, Deputy Mayor Ger­ald His­cock and Coun­cil­lors Mose An­thony, Ray Chip­man, Eric Jewer, Tony Men­chions and Calvin Nose­wor­thy at­tended the meet­ing.

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