Port aux Basques coun­cil briefs

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - Market Place - BY BRYAN TAIT bryan.tait@tc.tc

New street name

A side road off Brook Street in Port aux Basques will re­ceive a new name.

Town coun­cil passed a mo­tion to name the road Brook­side Lane.

The change came af­ter res­i­dents re­quested a name for the street.

Town man­ager Barry Spencer said res­i­dents wouldn’t need to change their deeds if the town made the change.

Brook­side Lane had been pre­vi­ously sug­gested as a name for the road.

Snow-clear­ing pol­icy

The pub­lic works com­mit­tee rec­om­mended the town no longer clear pri­vate lanes or right of ways af­ter snow­fall.

Town man­ager Barry Spencer said the com­mit­tee felt many of the lanes were more drive­ways than streets.

Spencer said the town doesn’t own these lanes and doesn’t main­tain.

“Some have been plowed to some ex­tent,” Spencer said. “Some, we’ve had re­quests that they be plowed.”

Coun. Justin Black­ler said the only way to en­sure things were fair was to stop al­to­gether.

Coun. Bruce Bur­ton said be­cause of past prac­tice, there may be some com­plaints when the first snow­fall comes.

Dig­i­tal sign re­pairs

The age of the dig­i­tal sign for the Bruce II at the cor­ner of Grand Bay Road and High Street is mak­ing it dif­fi­cult to find new parts.

A re­port from the recre­ation com­mit­tee in­di­cated a com­pany called Me­dia Re­sources may have the parts needed to re­pair the sign.

If the cost of re­pairs is too high, the com­mit­tee sug­gested it may be time to ei­ther look into a new sign or re­mov­ing it al­to­gether.

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