Crane stuck in neu­tral

Town coun­cil’s hands tied from fur­ther ac­tion pend­ing ap­peal

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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.

Photo by Bill Bow­man/The Com­pass

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.

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