Burin Peninsula Joint Council holds annual general meeting
The Burin Peninsula Joint Council held its fifth annual general meeting Nov. 19.
During his year- in- review report, chairman Everett Farwell, highlighted several initiatives the organization has been working on.
To date, the municipalities of Baine Harbour, Fortune and St. Lawrence have formally passed motions to exempt new family doctor graduates from business and property taxes for a period of five years.
Farwell, a councillor with the Town of Burin, encouraged other towns to also pass motions to provide new graduates with as many choices as possible to establish practices in the region.
The joint council, meanwhile, is continuing its efforts to convince Bell Mobility of the need to provide additional cellular infrastructure along the Burin Peninsula Highway.
Farwell said the organization has received letters of support from the Burin Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, the RCMP’s Burin Peninsula detachment, Grieg NL, the Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board and the Town of Marystown.
As well, Farwell said the joint council continues to support the Stand Against Drugs on the Burin Peninsula committee’s efforts to have secure treatment and detox legislation tabled quickly in the House of Assembly, as well as prescription monitoring legislation fast tracked and implemented.
Organizers with the Burin Peninsula Relay for Life and the Burin Peninsula chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) gave presentations at the AGM.