First Lassy Days planned

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

a small frac­tion of its 310-year his­tory, dat­ing back to 1705.

Part of that his­tory can be found in the old United Church, which has been turned into a mu­seum.

The United Church build­ing was turned over to coun­cil for a nom­i­nal fee of one dol­lar. A her­itage com­mit­tee was formed and the church was des­ig­nated as a mu­nic­i­pal/pro­vin­cial her­itage site.

Busi­ness ex­pan­sion

Two new se­niors apart­ments have gone up re­cently and ex­ca­va­tion is un­der­way for a third. A build­ing, which pre­vi­ously housed the Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre is be­ing ren­o­vated into a 15-unit apart­ment build­ing.

The mayor pointed out land is also be­ing cleared in an area known as “ the val­ley” where a de­vel­oper is in­ter­ested in build­ing homes for sale.

Ap­prox­i­mately 50 busi­nesses cur­rently op­er­ate var­i­ous en­ter­prises in Spa­niard’s Bay/Tilton.

As the older sec­tion of Spa­niard’s Bay/ Tilton grad­u­ally fills in with new com­mer­cial and res­i­den­tial devel­op­ment, the only way for the town to go is to ex­pand. “ That’s what the fu­ture holds for Spa­niard’s Bay - ex­pan­sion,” Drover says.

Work­ing with town man­ager Tony Ryan, coun­cil last year ap­proved a new 10-year devel­op­ment plan.

With less de­mand for agri­cul­tural land and more for hous­ing

Part of that plan will ac­com­mo­date a new ma­jor devel­op­ment within the town’s bound­aries. De­scribed as a “power cen­tre” the new devel­op­ment to be lo­cated on 240 acres of crown land will see big box stores open­ing in the area east of Vet­er­ans Me­mo­rial High­way. The site will ri­val sim­i­lar de­vel­op­ments in much larger cen­tres such as St. John’s and Mount Pearl.

Lassy Days

As it looks back over its past, but more es­pe­cially to­wards its fu­ture, Spa­niard’s Bay/ Tilton cer­tainly has a lot to cel­e­brate this year.

To mark the spe­cial oc­ca­sion, the town is plan­ning its first Lassy Days from Aug. 6-9.

CUR­RENT COUN­CIL – Flanked by Town Clerk/Manger Tony Ryan and Deputy Mayor Tony Men­chions is cur­rent mayor John Drover who was elected Mayor in 1997. Stand­ing from left are Coun­cil­lors Wayne Smith, Sheri Collins, Calvin M. Nose­wor­thy, Brenda Sey­mour and Eric Jewer. TOWN HALL - Be­sides the coun­cil cham­bers and town ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fices, the Spa­niard’s Bay/Tilton town hall also houses the area’s Se­niors Re­source Cen­tre. The build­ing at left rear is the fire hall.

TILTON - Tilton had its own sep­a­rate town coun­cil be­fore it was an­nexed to Spa­niard’s Bay about 19 years ago.

HAROLD FRASER GOSSE ME­MO­RIAL PARK over­look­ing the har­bour is an­other land­mark and pop­u­lar tourist at­trac­tion in Spa­niard’s Bay/Tilton.

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