Fur­ther devel­op­ment in Shearstown sub­di­vi­sion can’t pro­ceed with­out wa­ter, sewer lines

Town of Bay Roberts won’t pave cul-de-sac un­til res­i­dents ad­dress un­der­ground in­fra­struc­ture

The Compass - - Municipalities - BY AN­DREW ROBIN­SON edi­[email protected]­n­com­pass.ca

The Town of Bay Roberts has granted ap­proval for a sin­gle res­i­den­tial home to be de­vel­oped in a small sub­di­vi­sion, but it will not per­mit any­more beyond that un­til lo­cal res­i­dents pay for the in­stal­la­tion of un­der­ground in­fra­struc­ture.

Cur­rently, there are six homes lo­cated on Tilts Hill Place in Shearstown, lo­cated off of Ear­les Road.

Ac­cord­ing to a memo pub­lic works di­rec­tor Sean Elms pre­pared for coun­cil, all ser­vice lines for those homes are hooked up to Ear­lies Road and run through pri­vate land.

Deputy Mayor Wal­ter Yet­man, chair of the pub­lic works com­mit­tee, brought for­ward a mo­tion at the Tues­day, Nov. 27 coun­cil meet­ing to ap­prove a re­quest for a sev­enth res­i­den­tial devel­op­ment within the sub­di­vi­sion, so long as the ap­pli­cant con­nects to the ex­ist­ing wa­ter and sewer lines linked to Ear­les Road.

How­ever, he added coun­cil will not per­mit fur­ther res­i­den­tial devel­op­ment in the area un­til proper un­der­ground in­fra­struc­ture is in­stalled sub­ject to town re­quire­ments.

“The town will not pay the cost of this in­stal­la­tion of wa­ter and sewer in­fra­struc­ture,” the deputy mayor said, later adding that all res­i­dents will be no­ti­fied about this. The mo­tion was passed.

A re­quest for paving on Tilts Hills Place was also de­nied at the same coun­cil meet­ing. Yet­man said wa­ter and sewer in­fra­struc­ture would need to be ad­dressed be­fore the town would con­sider paving the road.

Ac­cord­ing to Elms’ memo, the com­mit­tee felt cur­rent in­fra­struc­ture met the needs of the ex­ist­ing houses and could han­dle more homes if re­quired, but did not feel it would ad­e­quately serve fu­ture growth in the area.

It also iden­ti­fied fire pro­tec­tion as an is­sue for the road, in­di­cat­ing there should be a pros­per­ing fire hy­drant at a dead-end street greater than 500 feet in length. Tils Hill Place is cur­rently 650 feet.

The memo also in­di­cated these is­sues would not ex­ist had pre­vi­ous devel­op­ment ap­pli­cants in the area in­stalled proper wa­ter and sewer in­fra­struc­ture as re­quested by the town in­stead of con­nect­ing lines to Ear­les Road.

COM­PASS FILE PHOTO

Bay Roberts Deputy Mayor Wal­ter Yet­man.

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