Council discusses culvert deterioration, cleanup projects
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.
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.
The town approved payment of bills totalling approximately $ 19,000.
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.