Council approves new fire executive
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.
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.
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.