Burin ser­vice bound­ary be­ing re­viewed

Some res­i­dents within the mu­nic­i­pal bound­ary not re­ceiv­ing ser­vices

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

LW Con­sult­ing has been se­lected by Burin town coun­cil to de­velop the mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties Ser­vice Bound­ary Ex­ten­sion Fea­si­bil­ity re­port.

The town re­ceived three pro­pos­als with LW Con­sult­ing com­ing in with a bid of $19,880.05.

Coun­cil voted in fa­vor of ac­cept­ing the bid dur­ing a meet­ing held Tues­day, Oct. 30.

Town man­ager Leo Hartson ex­plained that re­port will be pre­sented to gov­ern­ment to iden­tify if it is fea­si­ble for the town to ex­pand its ser­vice bound­ary to res­i­dents past the Golden Sands Re­sort in Burin.

“They’re in our mu­nic­i­pal bound­ary, but right now we’re not pro­vid­ing any ser­vices to res­i­dents,” Hartson said. “We’ve got a lot of prop­erty own­ers in that area.”

He ex­plained that the fi­nal de­ci­sion on whether or not the town can pro­ceed with the ex­ten­sion of ser­vices will rest with the Depart­ment of Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs.

Hartson said if ap­proval is given the town would be able to pro­vide ser­vices such as fire pro­tec­tion, street light­ing, “there’d prob­a­bly be road main­te­nance (and) snow clear­ing.”

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