Council awards prizes for Best Decorated property
At the March 23 regular meeting of Victoria Town Council, the town handed out the prizes for the Best Decorated Property, Christmas 2008.
The $50 prizes went to John Farrell and Nicole Frampton; Hanson and Don Sutton; William and Rose Lambert and Calvin Olive Butt.
Working Foreman David King submitted his report for March 9 to 20, which included road repairs, work inside the Community Centre, work on the lift station on Church Road, modifying the grid chamber at the lagoon and cleaning up the basement of the town hall.
Council tabled a request from Mariner Resource Opportunities Network Inc.(MRON), to sponsor an ad in a souvenir booklet for the Baccalieu Games this summer.
Ad prices run from $100 to $500, but M-RON says any donation, cash or in-kind would be appreciated.
Council discussed the request but made no decision on the matter.
The town will send two councillors to the Municipalities Symposium in Gander April 30 to May 3. Registration cost is $200 per person.
The Town Planning Committee presented its report with the following recommendations: the town should wait until the last of April when the frost is out of the ground to hire a grader to scarify grav- el roads; outside workers must contact the committee before any more Class A stone is ordered; install a new propeller in the pumps at the lift station on Church Road or look at installing a phase 3 line in the station; and, snow will be cleared on Forest Road as usual but the property owners must settle the current problem with the road and the boundary before council makes any more repairs to the road.
The town accepted the Town Planning report as presented.
The Tidy Town Advisory Committee told council a boardwalk grant has been approved by Service Canada. An environmental assessment is being completed and it is hoped the work will begin in May.
Council will hire some students for a one-day clean up.
The committee says it has applied for four students to work on a summer grant through Service Canada.
Council discussed rental fees for functions at the Community Centre. The clerk was asked to copy off the fee structure for all councillors.
The working foreman advised the loader and backhoe will be sand blasted and painted.
Council noted Holly Antle will be returning home from Afghanistan in May and the town will host a function to welcome her home.
Council approved payment of bills totalling $8,330.03.
Mayor Arthur Burke, Deputy Mayor Barry Dooley and Councillors Robert Clarke, Vivian Hiscock, Aubrey Rose and David Bourne attended the meeting. Coun. Ingemar Dean was absent due to work commitments.