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.

Fire truck

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.

Plan prepa­ra­tion

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.

Lift sta­tion

The lift sta­tion project on High­way East is set to start as soon as H&B Construction re­ceives all the ma­te­ri­als.

Ap­peal cost

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.

Golf course

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.

Sep­tic sys­tem

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.

Telethon do­na­tion

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.

Mov­ing house

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.

Map re­vi­sion

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.

Hy­drant re­lo­ca­tion

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.

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