Glover­town and Happy Ad­ven­ture re­ceive up­grade fund­ing

The Packet (Clarenville) - - EDITORIAL - BY ADAM RAN­DELL THE BEACON GLOVER­TOWN & HAPPY AD­VEN­TURE, NL Adam.ran­dell@gan­der­bea­con.ca

Step­ping to the podium with what will likely be her last fund­ing an­nounce­ment in Glover­town, out­go­ing Bon­av­ista-Burin-Trin­ity M.P. Judy Foote brought for­ward good news on Sept. 6.

The fed­eral govern­ment will be con­tribut­ing $141,000 to­wards an over­all $625,000 road up­grade in Glover­town.

Terra Nova MHA Collin Hol­loway and Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs and En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Ed­die Joyce were on hand to an­nounce the prov­ince would match the fed­eral con­tri­bu­tion, and Glover­town would carry the re­main­ing cost for the up­grade.

The funds have been al­lo­cated through the fed­eral Small Com­mu­ni­ties Fund – In­fra­struc­ture Canada and pro­vin­cial Mu­nic­i­pal Cap­i­tal Works.

“This is an­other ex­am­ple of do­ing what we need to do to make com­mu­ni­ties more vi­able and to make sure we are able to make life eas­ier for those that we rep­re­sent,” said Foote.

Glover­town Mayor Doug Churchill said this fund­ing will be used to resur­face Crewes Road, with gravel roads As­pen Val­ley Lane, Wells Road, Riggs Road and Butts Lane to be paved.

He said ten­der bids re­ceived will de­ter­mine how many of the roads listed will be com­pleted.

Churchill added ten­ders will be is­sued as soon as pos­si­ble. If ev­ery­thing moves for­ward swiftly and the weather co­op­er­ates, paving could be­gin this fall. If not, the road­work will be car­ried out in the spring.

Happy Ad­ven­ture

Hol­loway also an­nounced the prov­ince has al­lo­cated – through Mu­nic­i­pal Cap­i­tal Works - $298,000 to­wards the up­grad­ing of wa­ter and sewer sys­tems, the drink­ing wa­ter dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tem and san­i­tary sewage col­lec­tion sys­tem.

The to­tal cost of the project is $366,000.

“Th­ese projects have been iden­ti­fied by com­mu­ni­ties as im­por­tant to them, and as you’re mem­ber they are im­por­tant to me,” he said. “The res­i­dents of the Dis­trict of Terra Nova will be well served by th­ese up­grades to roads, drink­ing wa­ter and waste wa­ter.”

ADAM RAN­DELL/THE BEACON

Fund­ing was an­nounced on Sept. 6 for road up­grades for Glover­town, and wa­ter and sewer up­grades in Happy Ad­ven­ture. Pic­tured, from the left, are Terra Nova MHA Collin Hol­loway, Glover­town Mayor Doug Churchill, Happy Ad­ven­ture coun­cil­lor Wayne Pow­ell , Bon­av­ista-Burin-Trin­ity M.P. Judy Foote and Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs and En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Ed­die Joyce.

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