Crane stuck in neutral
Town council’s hands tied from further action pending appeal
chase price, “ they wanted another $2,500, which would have been refunded provided the truck was completely disposed of by the first of June,” he said.
“I wouldn’t go for that because there were other parts on that truck I wanted,” Simms said, pointing out, “as long as they could find one part of the truck there I wouldn’t get my deposit back.”
Acting on the advice of their legal council, the town reluctantly withdrew the conditions on the sale of the truck.
“ It (truck) will never be removed, Coun. David Kennedy remarked after council ratified the motion to sell the vehicle to Simms at last week’s council meeting.
“ It’s absolutely ridiculous — we’ll be looking at that up there for the rest of our lives,” Kennedy concluded.
The owner of this crane perched on a hilltop overlooking Columbus Drive at the south entrance to Carbonear has appealed a town council order to remove the piece of heavy equipment. The move stifles council from any further action pending the outcome of the appeal.