Marystown Town Council briefs
Mayor Sam Synard was the lone dissenting vote on a recommendation from the Protection to Persons and Property Committee to stand by council’s previous decision to discontinue the Targa Newfoundland road rally in the town.
A letter is to be written to the Concern Citizens Committee, which has been lobbying for a reversal of the decision, advising the group council is not prepared to reconsider the move but is willing to work with them to incorporate some of their ideas into the Marystown Shining Seas Festival.
Coun. Darlene LaFosse Blagdon, chair of Tourism and Special Events, said that committee had also came to the same conclusion during a meeting Mar. 24.
Council met privately with the Concerned Citizens Committee, which had several members in the gallery Tuesday, after last week’s meeting.
••• Plans are coming together for Kaetlyn Osmond’s homecoming later this month.
Recreation Committee chair Coun. Mary Beth Farrell indicated the Marystown Olympian will arrive in the airport in St. John’s Apr. 17.
After a day with her family Apr. 18, Coun. Farrell said a parade through Marystown has been planned for Apr. 19. It will begin at the Summer Games Building and head to the Peninsula Mall via McGettigan Boulevard.
“We’re hoping that event is going to be big and good.”
Later that evening, a formal supper will be held at St. Gabriel’s Hall.
••• Coun. Farrell said the town is still working with the provincial government on activities.
The Town of Marystown and Ice Crystal Figure Skating Club are also co-hosting a skating event at Marystown Arena on the afternoon of Apr. 20. Tickets for that event went on sale this past Sunday at the Arena.
Coun. Farrell also offered her congratulations to Kaetlyn who finished 11th overall at last month’s World Figure Skating Championships in Japan.
••• Approval was granted for an asbestos assessment of the Marystown Municipal Centre prior to going to tender for an interior and exterior renovation package for the facility.
Public Works Committee chair Coun. Ruby Hoskins noted the evaluation would identify any hazardous materials that might be encountered during work on the building.
A committee recommendation for further follow up on a potential gravity-flow option for sewer services on Butler’s Road was also approved during her report.
••• Three town-owned vehicles will be turned over to the Marystown Volunteer Fire Department for the purpose of firefighting training.
The motion came as a recom- mendation of the Protection of Persons and Property Committee.
The vehicles, which include two 2003 Chevrolet pickup trucks and a 1995 Dodge Ram, are to be taken out of service as well as removed from the town’s capital assets inventory list and insurance policy.
••• The annual meeting between council and the Marystown Volunteer Fire Department has been scheduled for two week’s time, Apr. 22, at 7 p.m.
••• A couple items of note were approved during the Planning and Development Committee’s report.
Sylvie Frechette received permission to operate a pizza takeout, Cosmic Pizza, pending approval from Service NL and a fire inspection.
Brenton’s Investments Ltd.’s application to construct a self-storage mall building in the Harris Drive Business Park was also approved pending a site inspection.
An application from Sonja Pike to operate a family daycare at 370 Creston Boulevard, subject meeting all applicable requirements, was successful as well.
••• Recreation Committee chair Coun. Mary Beth Farrell said the host team for the Burin Peninsula Summer Games met recently and plans are moving ahead.
“We have a number of our committee groups now in place with work underway in each of those areas.”
Coun. Farrell said the town has received a grant to hire a Summer Games coordinator and the position has been advertised.
She noted the individual would also work with the Marystown Shining Seas Festival and Burin Peninsula Relay for Life once the Games are over.
Ms. Farrell acknowledged Dave Brenton, a former town councillor and high school principal in Marystown, has agreed to be patron for the event.