Coun­cil awards prizes for Best Dec­o­rated prop­erty

The Compass - - SPORTS -

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.

Fore­man’s re­port

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.

Games

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.

Sym­po­sium

The town will send two coun­cil­lors to the Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties Sym­po­sium in Gan­der April 30 to May 3. Regis­tra­tion cost is $200 per per­son.

Plan­ning

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.

Tidy Towns

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.

New busi­ness

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.

Bills

Coun­cil ap­proved pay­ment of bills to­talling $8,330.03.

At­ten­dance

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.

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