Library calls in Orkin to deal with pests
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Arthur Burke, deputy mayor Jeanette Penney, and councillors Robert Clarke, Vivian Hiscock, Aubrey Rose, Stephen King and Jennifer Baker attended the meeting.