During the Sept. 19 meeting of Burin council, town manager Leo Hartson updated councillors that work on the electrical panel at the Big Pond water supply holding tank has been completed.
He also advised council that a request has been sent to NL Power to have the wire stay in the area of the Central Park access road removed or relocated to allow for road widening.
Chair Everett Farwell advised council the committee received a letter from an individual who was involved in an accident at the intersection to Winterland Road, Eagle Road and Salt Pond Drive. The resident asked that the design and signage of the intersection be made safer. A letter was sent informing the resident the intersection falls under provincial jurisdiction and the contact would be the Department of Works, Services and Transportation.
The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment has approved funding for upgrades to the Port Au Bras Lift Station in the amount of $350,371.
The committee advised council of another water leak in the area of the business park intersection on Main Road in Burin due to the depth of the water line in the area. Crews works until 5a.m. to repair the problem so business would not be forced to close for a second day.
Council was also assured that while the town was unsuccessful in obtaining funding to replace the water line in the area this year, it remains the number one priority for further funding applications. The replacement cost is estimated at over $1 million.
Ground work at the soccer field in Salt Pond will soon commence to prepare the facility for asphalt, construction of a viewing platform, and new designated accessible parking zones. The town also plans to construct a viewing platform at the softball field at Central Park.