Property dispute arises in Spaniard’s Bay
A resident is claiming ownership of a piece of property on New Harbour Road that was recently sold by tender. The resident says the property, which was turned over to the town in 1997 because of tax arrears, was never owned by the person who owed the taxes. Council decided to ask town lawyers for a legal opinion on the matter.
Town manager Tony Ryan told council town engineers need to visit the outfall at Northern Cove. In his report, he said the lines are flowing but have slowed because of blockages in the water. Work also needs to be done on the lift station by the wharf. A preliminary estimate for the work that needs to be done is $500,000.
After a request from a resident on Delaney’s Crescent, council decided to install street lighting along the road. Two street lights will be installed, one at the intersection of Ridge Road and the other on the pole in front of the Porter residence.
Deputy mayor Tony Menchions told council resident Jaya Pham was named People’s Choice at the Miss Teen Newfoundland and Labrador competition on the weekend, and council decided to have Mayor John Drover write her a letter of congratulations.
Council paid $4,598.35 in bills at the meeting.