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.

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