West Side Char­lie’s in court over noise com­plaints

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The Town of Bay Roberts is tak­ing the own­ers of West Side Char­lies to court for al­legedly fail­ing to com­ply with a town or­der is­sued last year.

10641 New­found­land Ltd. is fac­ing one charge un­der the Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties Act for fail­ure or re­fusal to com­ply with an or­der.

At a coun­cil meet­ing last June, sev­eral res­i­dents from the Coun­try Road area told coun­cil­lors mu­sic be­ing played at the busi­ness af­ter 11 p.m. was too loud. Later in that same meet­ing, coun­cil unan­i­mously ap­proved a mo­tion to ad­vise West Side Char­lies to ei­ther turn off mu­sic or play it at an ac­cept­able level from 11 p.m. till clos­ing.

The spe­cific charge lev­eled against the com­pany cov­ers a two-week pe­riod from Oct. 1731, 2015.

Ta­mara Neil, man­ager of the Bay Roberts lo­ca­tion, told Judge Jac­que­line Brazil last Wed­nes­day the com­pany in­tends to plead not guilty. The judge sug­gested it would be best to wait un­til the com­pany has a lawyer in place to look over the ev­i­dence be­fore en­ter­ing a plea and se­lect­ing trial dates.

Bay Roberts lawyer Richard Collins is rep­re­sent­ing the town. The case will re­turn to Har­bour Grace pro­vin­cial court March 16.

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