Victoria town council ensuring it has enough insurance
Victoria town council is checking to see if it has enough insurance coverage for the fire hall.
Council heard at its regular March 8 meeting that the fire hall is insured with Baine Johnston for $ 251, 920, the vehicles are covered under normal vehicle insurance, with the old fire truck holding public liability and special perils coverage, and the contents of the building — including fridge, stove, bunker suits and equipment — are insured for $102,080. There is also coverage of $19,705 for portable firefighting equipment for a total contents coverage of $121,705.
Marg Ryan of Baine Johnston Insurance advised that the fire department do a full inventory on their equipment to make sure there is enough coverage.
••• Council paid $ 3,164 to Concord Paving Limited for some Class A stone and $2,835.90 to Atlantic Technical Services for work done on the chlorination system, as part of $22,479.53 paid in bills at the meeting.
••• Council received in correspondence a letter from the property owner of # 30 Swansea Road complaining about a $ 25 fee she was charged last year to have her water turned off to replace the main valve in her basement. She checked with other towns and found Carbonear only charges when someone leaves their house for a period of time, and Salmon Cove only charges $10. Council discussed the letter and decided not to change the policy but will consider it during the preparation of its 2011 budget.
••• The owner of houses located at #7 to 29D Gully Path Road is asking council to install a sewer line along the road. He said he is having problems with the runoff from Penney’s Hill to his properties. He has been asked to sign an easement, which he said he is happy to do but reminded council that they wouldn’t allow him to cross town property when he wanted to install a sewer line and tie it in to the main sewer line in front of the town hall. Council discussed the matter and gave it to the town planning committee to study before the next regular meeting.
••• A Municipal Symposium will be held in Gander from April 29 to May 1. Mayor Arthur Burke told the new members of council that the symposium would be a learning experience for them. Council will book two rooms at the hotel where the symposium is being held for councilors to attend the conference.