Spaniard’s Bay considering video surveillance for recreation centre
Spaniard’s Bay is considering beefing up security around town property.
At the municipality’s regular council meeting March 8, councillors discussed the need for a security system at the playground and recreation centre. The move comes after a serious incident of vandalism over the weekend of Feb. 27-28, when someone broke into the recreation centre and tried to start a fire. Property on the playground outside the centre was also damaged in that incident. Deputy mayor Tony Menchions moved that the town get price estimates for a video surveillance system.
••• Council paid $ 24,086.65 in accounts payable at the meeting. No details were provided in the minutes from the meeting.
••• Coun. Eric Jewer asked council to contact the province’s Transportation and Works department to ask them to clean up the beach rocks along the parking lot by the Seaside Lounge.
••• Spaniard’s Bay is looking for a new recreation director. Council passed a motion accepting a list of duties and qualifications for the position, and the town will be seeking funding from the provincial government to help set up the position.
••• Council approved placing a business card map ad in the 2010 Northern Avalon Tourism Guide at a cost of $150.
••• Two donations were made by council at the meeting. After Mayor John Drover declared a conflict of interest on a donation request for Daffodil Place and left chambers, council decided to donate $40 for its Dream Show dinner and silent auction. Council also decided to donate two dump truck loads of gravel to Loyal Orange Lodge No. 153 to help with their preparations to host the provincial Grand Orange Lodge meetings this spring.
••• Menchions advised council that the special events committee has chosen the weekend of Aug. 57 for its weekend events, and asked that the civic holiday for August be placed on the agenda for council’s next meeting. A con- test has been established for a student at Holy Redeemer to name the weekend.
••• Coun. Wayne Smith initiated a discussion on the agenda for an upcoming meeting with their MHA. Items up for discussion currently include the commercial park on Veterans Memorial Highway, street lighting along Veterans Memorial Highway, funding for the town’s new recreation director, and the status on the municipal capital works application for Church Hill.