Coun­cil dis­cusses cul­vert de­te­ri­o­ra­tion, cleanup projects

The Compass - - OPINION -

A res­i­dent at­tended the May 11 meet­ing of Spa­niard’s Bay Town Coun­cil to ad­vise coun­cil the cul­vert in front of his prop­erty has de­te­ri­o­rated to the point where it is un­safe for proper use.

Ac­cord­ing to min­utes from the meet­ing re­cent re­pair work com­pleted by the town has eroded as wa­ter pass­ing at the out­side of the cul­vert con­tin­ues to wash out the drive­way to the point where the res­i­dent feels it is no longer safe.

A mem­ber of the En­vi­ron­ment Com­mit­tee was also in at­ten­dance at the meet­ing. He ad­vised coun­cil the com­mit­tee par­takes in var­i­ous cleanup projects around the town, how­ever the com­mit­tee is con­cerned about the con­di­tion of ar­eas such as the coun­cil yard.

He ad­vised coun­cil the En­vi­ron­ment Com­mit­tee is will­ing to work with the town on the is­sues and ac­knowl­edged all such prob­lems can­not be solved im­me­di­ately, but a good first step would be a part­ner­ship be­tween the town and the com­mit­tee.

Coun­cil agreed. town reg­u­la­tions and con­di­tions rec­om­mended by the Plan­ning Com­mit­tee, in­clud­ing sewer line con­nec­tion right at the prop­erty bound­ary, and wa­ter line con­nec­tion to be at/near the hy­drant across from Holy Redeemer School.

The town says it will as­sume no li­a­bil­ity for any in­ci­dent that may oc­cur as a re­sult of the prox­im­ity of the du­plex to the town’s base­ball and recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties.

Mayor Drover ex­cused him­self from the meet­ing while Coun­cil ap­proved a build­ing per­mit ap­pli­ca­tion for a res­i­dence at Back Track, sub­ject to re­ceiv­ing the nec­es­sary ap­provals from all other as­so­ci­ated reg­u­la­tory agen­cies.

The town ap­proved a build­ing ap­pli­ca­tion for a house at Ridge Road and an ap­pli­ca­tion to ex­tend China Gar­den Restau­rant at Con­cep­tion Bay High­way.

Coun­cil also ap­proved an ap­pli­ca­tion for an ex­ten­sion/ren­o­va­tions to At­lantic Motors on Con­cep­tion Bay High­way.

An ap­pli­ca­tion from a res­i­dent of North­ern Cove Pond Road was re­ferred to the Plan­ning Com­mit­tee for re­view and rec­om­men­da­tion, as was an ap­pli­ca­tion for Crown Land near Denny’s Road.

Slide Path

Coun­cil dis­cussed a pub­lic right of way along the Slide Path at Til­ton and the lo­ca­tion of stakes for fenc­ing.

Mayor Drover asked that coun­cil­lors take a look at the area, af­ter which coun­cil will meet to fur­ther dis­cuss the mat­ter.

Bills

The town ap­proved pay­ment of bills to­talling ap­prox­i­mately $ 19,000.

At­ten­dance

Mayor John Drover, Deputy Mayor Ger­ald His­cock and Coun­cil­lors Mose An­thony, Eric Jewer, Tony Men­chions and Calvin Nose­wor­thy at­tended the meet­ing. Coun­cil­lor Ray Chip­man was not at the meet­ing due to ill­ness.

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