Li­brary calls in Orkin to deal with pests

The Compass - - NEWS - BY DANIEL MACEACHERN

A memo from the Vic­to­ria Memo­rial Li­brary board alerted Vic­to­ria town coun­cil to the pos­si­bil­ity of mice in the li­brary. Orkin pest con­trol ser­vices have been con­tacted, and they will in­stall traps and will be do­ing monthly checks of the build­ing.

Mayor Arthur Burke also noted that new floor­ing is needed for the li­brary. The li­brary board will let coun­cil what they de­cide to do with the floor.

Re­pairs

Vic­to­ria town coun­cil dis­cussed the in­creas­ing cost of re­pairs to the town’s loader. Work­ing fore­man Dave King said a Hyundai rep­re­sen­ta­tive is com­ing to town in the next cou­ple of weeks for an in­spec­tion. Town clerk Sharon Snooks was asked to de­ter­mine the to­tal cost. Coun­cil ap­proved hav­ing the re­quired re­pairs done on the loader.

King was also asked if the re­pairs on the old fire truck have been done yet. King said parts have not yet been found to get the truck re­paired.

Golf course

The progress of the pro­posed new golf course on Rat­tles Road was up­dated for coun­cil. The de­vel­op­ers must get a per­mit from the town of Vic­to­ria, must sub­mit a project-re­view ap­pli­ca­tion to the fed­eral depart­ment of Fisheries and Oceans and ap­ply for a pes­ti­cide-us­age per­mit for the construction and Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties

awards

Two coun­cil­lors have been ap­pointed to work on a Vic­to­ria nom­i­na­tion for the Torn­gat Mu­nic­i­pal Achieve­ment awards. The awards, an ini­tia­tive of Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties New­found­land and Labrador “ rec­og­nizes the ex­em­plary ef­forts of mem­ber mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties in serv­ing their res­i­dents and im­prov­ing qual­ity of life in their com­mu­nity and in the prov­ince as a whole,” ac­cord­ing to the press release an­nounc­ing a call for nom­i­na­tions.

Do­na­tions

Re­spond­ing to re­quests from two char­i­ties, coun­cil­lors ap­proved $ 50 do­na­tions each to the Chil­dren’s Wish Foun- da­tion, New­found­land and Labrador chap­ter, and to the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion Shrine Club. The Shrine Club asked for a con­tri­bu­tion to its tele­vi­sion auc­tion, to be held Nov. 3-4. Both do­na­tions were the same as Vic­to­ria’s do­na­tions to the char­i­ties last year.

Garbage col­lec­tion

Coun­cil has put out its garbage col­lec­tion ser­vices for 2010 to ten­der af­ter Lynch’s Truck­ing de­clined to roll over its con­tract for next year. Town clerk Snooks said the com­pany wanted a longert­erm con­tract than just one year.

Hear­ing

A hear­ing was held for a res­i­dent on Fresh­wa­ter Road who ap­pealed a coun­cil de­ci­sion not to ap­prove a per­mit to build a house on the grounds that it was too close to the turkey farm across the road. Town clerk Snooks at­tended the hear­ing, but the ap­pel­lant didn’t show up, so the hear­ing has been post­poned un­til Novem­ber.

Bill pay­ments

Coun­cil ap­proved a pay­ment of $ 2,421.92 to Re­built Pumps & Motors for re­pairs to the lift sta­tion pump, part of $ 22,880.43 ap­proved in pay­ment for bills and work done.

At­ten­dance

Mayor Arthur Burke, deputy mayor Jeanette Pen­ney, and coun­cil­lors Robert Clarke, Vi­vian His­cock, Aubrey Rose, Stephen King and Jen­nifer Baker at­tended the meet­ing.

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