Judges visit Marystown for Tidy Towns
Wednesday was inspection time in Marystown as judges from the Tidy Towns competition arrived to survey the community for the annual competition.
Judging Marystown’s population category this year were Vince and Pat Burton of Paradise.
Mayor Sam Synard and Coun Dave Brenton escorted the duo around town, along with Recreation Director Dominic Lundrigan and executive assistant Petrina Power.
Included among the stops were Ville Marie Gardens, the water treatment facility, the marine industrial park, Mortier Bay Lookout and the Blivet and Abydoz sewer treatment systems.
Marystown was the provincial winner in its category in 2002 and again in 2010, and has received special mentions on four other occasions.
Tidy Towns is among the programs offered to communities in the province through Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador.
Participating towns are evaluated based on eight criteria, including tidiness, environmental awareness, community involvement, natural and cultural heritage conservation, turf and groundcovers, tree/urban forest management, floral displays and landscaped areas.
Marystown Mayor Sam Synard, right, and Coun. Dave Brenton led Vince and Pat Burton, judges for this year’s Tidy Towns competition, on a tour of some of community’s most scenic locations Wednesday including the Mortier Bay Lookout.