From the Lewis­porte Town Coun­cil cham­bers

The Pilot - - News - BY KAREN WELLS kwells@pi­lotnl.ca

The Oct. 24 meet­ing of the Lewis­porte Town Coun­cil in­cluded dis­cus­sion per­tain­ing to work be­ing car­ried out on Lock­moor Street and a de­lay in that pro­ject.

In the Oct. 18 edi­tion of the Pi­lot it was re­ported that as­phalt would be laid on Oct. 27 and land­scap­ing work would be com­pleted by Nov. 3.

It was noted at the most re­cent coun­cil meet­ing that it would be mid-Novem­ber be­fore as­phalt would be laid on that street. It was also in­di­cated that the Town should not in­cur any ad­di­tional costs from work re­sult­ing from pro­ject de­fi­cien­cies.

In at­ten­dance at the meet­ing were Mayor Betty Clarke, Deputy Mayor Krista Freake, Coun­cil­lors Stephen Hol­lett, Brian Hooper, Perry Pond, Calvin Smart and Ken­neth Tucker, along with clerk/ trea­sure Elaine Bursey, su­per­in­ten­dent of works Corb Ran­dell and direc­tor of recre­ation and tourism Chris Wat­ton.

Recre­ation and tourism

Coun­cil ap­proved a mo­tion to pro­vide spon­sor­ship in the amount of $100 to Lu­cas Fudge. Fudge is a mem­ber of the ‘AAA’ Pee-Wee Icepak hockey team and the $100 will go to­wards the costs in­curred for travel.

Wat­ton noted that the train park would be closed Nov. 11-12 for the film­ing of a mu­sic video by “Cabbages and Kings”.

Eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment

The Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee will take on the re­spon­si­bil­ity of re­view­ing and re­port­ing back to coun­cil on the Town strate­gic de­vel­op­ment plan that was com­piled last year with a view to tak­ing ac­tion on some of the ini­tia­tives.

Com­mit­tee chair­per­son Pond noted this will help keep the de­vel­op­ment plan as an ac­tive doc­u­ment by the com­mit­tee tak­ing the lead.

A home based busi­ness de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion was ap­proved for a beauty ser­vices busi­ness at 20 Laytes Ave.

A ven­dor per­mit was ap­proved for the sell­ing of fire­works at the park­ing lot of the for­mer Lewis­porte Co-op.

Pub­lic works

Ran­dell no­ti­fied coun­cil that an au­dit of the mu­nic­i­pal wa­ter sys­tem took place on Oct. 24. He is await­ing the re­port/re­sults of that process, but noted that the re­viewer was im­pressed with the sys­tem.

Pro­tec­tive ser­vices

A mo­tion was car­ried to re­di­rect funds that were al­lo­cated for a new fire hall to­wards an ex­ist­ing fire hall ex­ten­sion.

Fi­nance

Coun­cil car­ried a mo­tion to ap­prove a cheque reg­is­ter for Oct. 1-20 in the amount of $334,937.61

The “Use of Town Light Ve­hi­cles/Op­er­at­ing Pol­icy” was ap­proved by coun­cil.

A mo­tion was car­ried to deny a re­quest for a do­na­tion to the Lewis­porte Col­le­giate Schol­ar­ship Com­mit­tee. The Town al­ready pro­vides two $500 schol­ar­ships to the school on an an­nual ba­sis. Coun­cil de­nied the re­quest based on the pol­icy and pro­ce­dures for dona­tions.

Coun­cil ap­proved a mo­tion to pro­vide pay­ment in the amount of $11,250 to cover off the taxes on a prior in­voice for $75,000 paid to South­side Ex­ca­vat­ing. It was de­ter­mined that a mis­un­der­stand­ing in­volv­ing the for­mer coun­cil re­sulted in $75,000 be­ing paid, but the in­voice should have been paid in the amount of $75,000 plus tax.

The Town of Lewis­porte is no longer on the books for a loan guar­an­tee for DieTrace Tech­ni­cal In­sti­tute. Es­sen­tially this means they are re­moved from the record as cosign­ers.

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