Business getting easier in Bay Roberts
Prospective small business owners in Bay Roberts will now have an easier time discovering what paths they should take on the way to economic bliss.
Last week, the town launched its partnership with national business tool Bizpal.
“It’s going to make it easier to do business in Bay Roberts,” said Bay Roberts economic development officer Ron Delaney.
Bizpal is an online service that provides permit and licence information to entrepreneurs who want help starting or growing their business.
“It is a guide to find out what doors are opened for you,” said Delaney. “It is going to save time and money.”
What is more impressive about the service is that it is a free service for people wanting to get their business off on the right foot.
With the launch, Bay Roberts became the first community on the Baccalieu Trail to take advantage of the services Bizpal can provide the residents of the community.
“It would be a one stop shop for information if they want to start a business,” said Delaney. Carbone is coming Council approved the application for Carbone’s Denture Clinic to operate a facility in the same location as the Bay Roberts Dental Health Centre on the Birch Hills.
Bay Arena payment
Bay Roberts voted in favour of paying the amount of $5,250 to the Bay Arena.
The issue caused a little bit of discussion as deputy mayor Bill Seymour questioned whether the town should seek out help from the other towns who take advantage of the Bay Arena’s services.
“It is to my understanding that a letter went out to all the other towns,” said Bay Roberts Mayor Phillip Wood. “So, it’s up to the other towns to make a decision, but I certainly know what you are saying.”
Wood described the Bay Arena as “a blessing for the town,” and the town would make the requested payment.
“I’m not saying anything against the Bay Arena,” said Seymour. “I just think we should get some money for it.”
Fire constitution sent back
A new Bay Roberts Volunteer Fire Brigade constitution was tabled at council, with the result not what was expected.
Instead of passing the new code, council voted to have it sent back after some confusion broke out over the interpretation of a new article concerning the voting for fire chief.
Seymour said he was told by the fire chief that if a vote results in a tie there will not be a second vote; instead, it will be brought straight to council for a resolution.
“The document says that if there is a tie, the name will be drawn out of a hat and brought to council,” said Wood.
The issue was tabled until council could have the issue sorted out.