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New arena man­ager for Har­bour Grace will soon be in place, says mayor

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Coombs es­ti­mated it could run around $14 mil­lion to com­plete.

The mayor said he has al­ready re­ceived an ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est from some­one in­ter­ested in pur­chas­ing the old sta­dium build­ing. And, he added, the old town hall would also be­come avail­able as a busi­ness op­por­tu­nity for some­one on Wa­ter Street, once the town of­fice moves to its new head­quar­ters.

Asked where the fa­cil­ity will be lo­cated, Coombs said he couldn’t say be­cause the site se­lected in­volves some pri­vately owned and some Crown land. All he would say is that it is lo­cated within the town bound­aries, in an area that would be ac­ces­si­ble to serve the re­gion.

New con­tract

Mean­while, Coombs said the town has reached a ver­bal agree­ment on a new con­tract with the Team­sters Union lo­cal, which rep­re­sents six work­ers at the sta­dium.

The work­ers have been with­out a con­tract since the end of Septem­ber, and the new two-year agree­ment was reached af­ter two or three weeks of ne­go­ti­a­tions, ac­cord­ing to the mayor.

While the sta­dium work­ers’ new con­tract in­volves some wage in­creases, Coombs said he was not at lib­erty to re­lease any de­tails un­til both par­ties have signed the agree­ment.

The col­lec­tive agree­ment with the town’s out­side work­ers, rep­re­sented by a dif­fer­ent lo­cal of the Team­sters, ex­pires Dec. 31. The mayor said ne­go­ti­a­tions for a new con­tract for the town coun­cil work­ers are on­go­ing and he hopes they will run as smoothly as the sta­dium work­ers’ ne­go­ti­a­tions did.

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