Harbour Grace council briefs
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.