Lau­ren­tian low­down

St. Lawrence Town Coun­cil briefs

The Southern Gazette - - Editorial - BY COLIN FAR­RELL ST. LAWRENCE, N.L. Colin.far­rell@south­erngazette.ca

The St. Lawrence Town Coun­cil met on Tues­day, Sept 11. Fol­low­ing are some of the items dis­cussed dur­ing that meet­ing:

• Re­pairs to the towns wa­ter sys­tem were on the agenda when coun­cil met on Tues­day. Coun­cil ap­proved the pur­chase of a new bas­ket strainer sys­tem from Basil Fearn at a cost of $26,500. The price does not in­clude en­gi­neer­ing costs, or the cost as­so­ci­ated with the re­moval of the old sys­tem.

• Coun­cil voted in fa­vor of ap­ply­ing for a com­mu­nity grant pro­gram to try and se­cure fund­ing for the pur­chase of soil, seeds and plants for the pur­pose of a com­mu­nity gar­den.

• Ap­proval was given for coun­cil to do­nate $100 to the Kids Eat Smart pro­gram.

• Ap­proval was given to pay an in­voice from Clarke’s Garage Ltd in the amount of $4,370 for re­pairs to the JCB Back­hoe.

• Ap­proval was given for coun­cil con­tract Troy Life and Fire Safety Ltd, for fire alarm sys­tem, main­te­nance and mon­i­tor­ing at an an­nual cost of $787.

Meets ev­ery sec­ond Wed­nes­day at the Sal­va­tion Army Faith and Hope, Marystown, at 7 p.m. For in­for­ma­tion con­tact Linda Stock­ley, 279-2863 (O) or 891-2555 (R) and Edith Dicks, 279-3124. Meets ev­ery Thurs­day at 7:30 p.m. For in­for­ma­tion call toll free 1-877-7381742 or email info.oa.nl@gmail.com.

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