Coun­cil chat­ter

The Southern Gazette - - EDITORIAL - BY COLIN FAR­RELL THE SOUTH­ERN GAZETTE BURIN, NL colin.far­rell@south­erngazette.ca

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.

Public Works

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.

Recre­ation De­part­ment

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.

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