Burnt Woods Road property owners want easement moved
Two property owners at #2935 Burnt Woods Road in Victoria are objecting to a proposed easement that would go through their property. The owners, who intend to sell lots on their property, want council to change the location for the easement, which they say goes directly through the centre of their land.
The owners presented their concerns at the town’s council meeting Sept. 8.
Mayor Arthur Burke said Harris and Associates will outline, with pegs, where the easement will go and to check into the owners’ concerns.
The town’s old fire truck needs a carburetor but one hasn’t been found to fit the vehicle. Acting working foreman Clifford Harris was told to check with Simms Garage in Carbonear, and with Bob Ford Limited in St. John’s.
Paying the bills
Council approved $14,558.52 in bill payments, including $4,871.72 to Newfoundland Power for street lighting and $4,012 to Lynch’s Trucking for August dumping fees.
Councillors Vivian Hiscock and Aubrey Rose moved that Arvo McMillan, already preparing the integrated community sustainability plan for council at a cost of $10,000 plus tax, be asked to revamp Victoria’s town plan. Council approved $30,000 plus tax for McMillan to prepare both plans.
The lift station project on Highway East is set to start as soon as H&B Construction receives all the materials.
Council was asked why it had to pay for an advertisement for an appeal by a Freshwater resident who is appealing council’s decision to not allow him to build a house on Freshwater Road across from Noel’s turkey farm. Town clerk Sharon Snooks said she would call Robert Cotter of the appeal board, which was to meet Sept. 23 on the matter.
Council heard that the developers of a proposed golf course are waiting for approval from the Wildlife Division of the Department of Environment and Conservation. Construction of the golf course is expected to start in the spring.
Council approved the installation of a new septic system at the Helen B. Higdon Recreation Building, after receiving an estimate from Victoria Carpet Shoppe for a cost of $1,333.34. Councillors dis- cussed whether the building should be kept open, and Mayor Burke pointed out the summer recreation program as well as area women’s softball teams use the field.
The town approved a donation of $500 to give to the 20th Annual Trinity-Conception Placentia Health Foundation Telethon on Oct. 4. The donation matches the amount given in 2008, and includes $387 collected from faxing and copying fees.
Capital works funding
The council approved capital works funding for the Burnt Woods Road Trunk sewer project totalling $340,960, with Victoria’s share of the funding coming to $32,587. Money was also approved for the trunk sewer main highway totalling $147,070, with the town’s share being $14,056.
Council heard a request from a couple who had intended to build a house behind #183 Highway East but now plan to buy a small house further down the road and move it to the same site they had planned to build on. Council approved the request, on the condition the house meets the town’s minimum size for a single dwelling, 700 square feet.
Andrew WD Technology Solutions, a local mapping and website design business, has asked to revise Victoria’s existing town map. Council discussed the idea and decided to ask town clerk Snooks to obtain a price from the company to revise the map and design a website for the town.
A resident of Old Track Road asked council to move the fire hydrant that is located in his driveway. The town planning committee contends the resident caused the problem by extending his driveway, which caused the fire hydrant to be located there. Council heard it would cost about $2,400 to move the hydrant. Harris was instructed to investigate the matter and report back to council.
Mayor Arthur Burke, deputy mayor Barry Dooley, and councillors Robert Clarke, Vivian Hiscock, Aubrey Rose, Ingemar Dean and David Bourne attended the meeting.