Town must in­di­cate in­ten­tion

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At its reg­u­lar coun­cil meet­ing May 19 the Town of Vic­to­ria tabled a let­ter from the Depart­ment of Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs.

The let­ter refers to the Burnt Woods Trunk Sewer/ Dou­ble Brook Wa­ter Main Re­lo­ca­tion Project and the Trunk Sewer, Main High­way, Route 70 Project.

Coun­cil was ad­vised it must in­di­cate its in­ten­tion to pro­ceed with en­gi­neer­ing de­sign, in­clud­ing ac­cep­tance of the in­di­cated cost shar­ing ar­range­ment within 21 days of the date of the let­ters.

The town ap­proved the fund­ing for $340,960 for the Burnt Woods Road/Dou­ble Brook project and fur­ther ap­proved fund­ing in the amount of $147,000 for the Main High­way-Route 70 project.

Dur­ing the meet­ing, one of the coun­cil­lors men­tioned sal­vage on Ash’s Lane and won­dered if it was go­ing to be cleaned up. Ap­par­ently there is a lot of garbage out­side a prop­erty on the lane.

Af­ter dis­cussing the mat­ter coun­cil de­cided to push the de­bris (wash­ers, etc.) into the yard.

A copy of a let­ter sent to a Fresh­wa­ter landowner from the East­ern New­found­land Re­gional Ap­peal Board was tabled.

The owner is ap­peal­ing coun­cil’s de­ci­sion re­gard­ing a de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion for Fresh­wa­ter Road.

The town clerk will com­plete the nec­es­sary ap­pli­ca­tion forms and send them to the Ap­peal Board.

At the sug­ges­tion of Baine Johnston In­sur­ance, the town will change the val­ues of it build­ings as fol­lows: town hall: from $432,930 to $608,950; fire hall: from $ 161,900 to $ 239,924; garage, from $ 106,422 to $ 300,549; recre­ation cen­tre: $62,079 to $181,695; com­mu­nity cen­tre: from $ 432,600 to $1,284,760.

Golf course

The chair of the town’s Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee met with the de­vel­oper of a pro­posed golf course on Rat­tle’s Road. Ap­par­ently the de­vel­oper is await­ing a re­ply from the Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment in con­nec­tion with a por­tion of the prop­erty that was once used as a dump­ing site. The de­vel­oper does not know when he will be able to pro­ceed with the pro­posed golf course.


The Town Plan­ning Com­mit­tee met with a de­vel­oper to dis­cuss an ex­ten­sion to an ex­ist­ing sub­di­vi­sion. The de­vel­oper is looking for Crown land lo­cated in the area of the sub­di­vi­sion and is ask­ing coun­cil to ap­prove the land to ex­tend the ex­ist­ing de­vel­op­ment.

The com­mit­tee de­cided the de­vel­oper must have a draw­ing of what Crown land will be re­quired, and a draw­ing com­pleted by a cer­ti­fied en­gi­neer, be­fore any fur­ther de­vel­op­ment oc­curs.

The com­mit­tee vis­ited Ash’s Lane where ditch­ing and a cul­vert is to be in­stalled.

Af­ter dis­cus­sion coun­cil de­cided that be­fore pro­ceed­ing with the work, prop­erty own­ers must dig a ditch down through their prop­er­ties, af­ter which coun­cil will dig the ditch and in­stall the nec­es­sary cul­vert. Board­wallk ex­ten­sion The chair of the Tidy Towns Com­mit­tee re­ported on the board­walk ex­ten­sion ap­pli­ca­tion. He told coun­cil the com­mit­tee might go back to the orig­i­nal plan to fol­low the trunk sewer down to meet up with Sally Pow­ell’s Gully and with High­way East in the vicin­ity of the Vic­to­rian Re­tire­ment Home.


A coun­cil­lor said a res­i­dent of Sal­mon Cove Road had called about holes in the por­tion of King’s Road and Sal­mon Cove Road which he uses ev­ery day. Coun­cil was ad­vised the town is wait­ing on a grader to grade all gravel roads in the town.

Rough spots

Mayor Arthur Burke men­tioned rough spots in the road go­ing to cabins around Myler Pond. The cabin own­ers would like as­sis­tance with up­grad­ing the road. Af­ter dis­cussing the mat­ter coun­cil de­cided to in­ves­ti­gate fur­ther be­fore the next reg­u­lar meet­ing.


Vic­to­ria United Church is propos­ing to ap­ply for fund­ing to con­struct 10 hous­ing units for low in­come se­niors across from the church on Church Road. Mayor Burke briefed coun­cil on the pro­posal. Applications

Coun­cil ap­proved an ap­plica- tion from a prop­erty owner on Swansea Road to use a truck box as a shed, and a sep­a­rate ap­pli­ca­tion to con­struct a house on Swansea Road.

The work­ing fore­man was asked to check on an ap­pli­ca­tion to con­struct a house be­hind an ex­ist­ing house on Main High­way.

Clean up

The Depart­ment of Gov­ern­ment Ser­vices has sent the town the re­sults of “a visit to Church Road Ex­ten­sion in re­gards to an­i­mals owned by the brother of a prop­erty owner on Church Road.”

Af­ter some dis­cus­sion coun­cil de­cided to write the owner of the prop­erty di­rect­ing him to clean it up im­me­di­ately. Coun­cil will in­clude a copy of Gov­ern­ment Ser­vices reg­u­la­tions.

Prep work

Coun­cil tabled a let­ter from a lawyer re­gard­ing mat­ters aris- ing from an ap­pli­ca­tion on be­half of the town to have an action dis­missed with a plain­tiff. The min­utes from the meet­ing are not spe­cific on the mat­ter.

“A coun­cil­lor de­clared that he was in a con­flict of in­ter­est and left the meet­ing,” they state.“Dis­cus­sion was held and the let­ter from the lawyer was read. The lawyer for the plain­tiff was told by the Chief Jus­tice to pre­pare and file an amended State­ment of Claim, which pre­cisely sets out what other re­lief is be­ing sought. Af­ter the dis­cus­sion the coun­cil­lor re­turned to the cham­bers.

Fore­man’s re­port

Work­ing Fore­man David King pre­sented his re­port to coun­cil for May 4 to May 15. Dur­ing that time pe­riod he car­ried out road work on var­i­ous oc­ca­sions, cleaned UV lights, fixed a leak at King’s Road, col­lected garbage from the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, lo­cated man­holes for the town’s en­gi­neer, took a sewer sam­ple to Gov­ern­ment Ser­vices in Har­bour Grace, worked on the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, re­moved gates from the grid cham­ber and took shots of the ditch on Ash’s Lane. The fore­man took the town’s dump truck to For­est Road to be loaded with shin­gles.


Coun­cil ap­proved pay­ment of bills to­talling $23,592.98.


Mayor Arthur Burke and Coun­cil­lors Robert Clarke, Vi­vian His­cock, Aubrey Rose, David Bourne and Paul Hen­nessey at­tended the meet­ing. Coun­cil­lors Inge­mar Dean and Deputy Mayor Barry Doo­ley were ab­sent due to work com­mit­ments and fam­ily com­mit­ments.

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