Har­bour Grace coun­cil briefs

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S.W. Moores re­tendered

The Town of Har­bour Grace is look­ing for new bids on the old sta­dium.

Af­ter Pat McCormick with­drew his win­ning bid of $400,000 on the 58-year-old S.W. Moores Me­mo­rial Sta­dium, coun­cil­lors were left scratch­ing their heads on the next move.

At the Sept. 8 coun­cil meet­ing, it was de­cided they would go back to the pre­vi­ous bid­ders be­fore ad­ver­tis­ing it for sale once again.

Now the town has elected to re­tender the sta­dium. This time around, they will also re­quest a $10,000 de­posit with each bid.

“We want peo­ple who are se­ri­ous, and if peo­ple put some money down, then we know they’re se­ri­ous,” said Coun. Hay­ward Blake at last Thurs­day’s coun­cil meet­ing.

The next high­est bids last time around came from Robert Tet­ford ($200,000) and Greenspar Whole­sale Ltd. ($150,000). McCormick’s pro­posal, which also in­cluded two pieces of land, would have used the fa­cil­ity for stor­age.

An open house at the new sta­dium took place last Fri­day.

Town of Old Per­li­can to pur­chase boards

Stick­ing with S.W. Moores Me­mo­rial Sta­dium, the Town of Har­bour Grace ac­cepted a pro­posal from the Town of Old Per­li­can to pur­chase the boards at the old rink.

The Old Per­li­can Re­cre­ation Arena Com­mit­tee is set­ting up an out­door rink in the Trin­ity Bay com­mu­nity. The group reg­u­larly holds fundrais­ing events and has al­ready cleared some land for the arena.

New con­tract se­cured with mu­nic­i­pal work­ers

Work­ers rep­re­sented by Team­sters Lo­cal 855 have agreed to a new three-year con­tract with the town.

Ac­cord­ing to fi­nance com­mit­tee chair­woman Kathy Tet­ford, town em­ploy­ees will re­ceive a three per cent pay in­crease an­nu­ally for the du­ra­tion of the con­tract.

Town seeks emer­gency funds for dam

With the Ban­ner­man Lake dam need­ing some im­me­di­ate work, the Town of Har­bour Grace will ap­ply to the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment for emer­gency fund­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to Mayor Terry Barnes, this was done at the sug­ges­tion of Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs. Of­fi­cials from that depart­ment spoke with the town the week be­fore Thurs­day’s coun­cil meet­ing.

“When we showed them the pic­tures and told them about the water sup­ply, they looked up and told us to get some­thing into us from the en­gi­neer,” Barnes said.

Town CAO Mike Sac­cary added the prov­ince has been in touch with the rel­e­vant en­gi­neer­ing firm to get as much in­for­ma­tion as pos­si­ble.

“The min­istry that’s in­volved with this is quite con­cerned them­selves and they see the im­por­tance of it,” he said, later adding fed­eral funds might be avail­able for this project.

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