Best in­ter­ests of town

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The mayor is hope­ful the project will be com­pleted in 2018.

The town will also pay for up­grades at the pool to bring it up to stan­dard in time for open­ing day in April.

At­lantic Pur­suit

Matthews said he hopes 2018 will see the At­lantic Pur­suit make its way out of the com­mu­nity.

The ves­sel, which once be­longed Clear­wa­ter Seafoods Ltd., has been sit­ting in the town’s har­bour since a rogue wave took the ship out of com­mis­sion more than a decade ago.

“It’s like the ves­sel that didn’t want to leave home, and we’re cau­tiously op­ti­mistic that we will see that par­tic­u­lar ves­sel leave our port, be­cause we need to ex­tend our wharf,” he said.

“We’ve added ma­jor up-grades to our wharf… we are hop­ing to start a sec­ond phase, so we need that ves­sel out of the way.”

When asked if he had a New Year’s res­o­lu­tion for the town, the mayor said it would be for coun­cil to con­tinue to work for the town’s best in­ter­ests.

“My res­o­lu­tion al­ways is for coun­cil ev­ery year is that you work to­gether well, you’re al­ways fo­cused on what’s best for your peo­ple and the com­mu­nity – you al­ways put that first,” he said.

“Lis­ten to your peo­ple and work hard do the things that mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties do best, and that’s pro­vide good, qual­ity, timely ser­vices to our peo­ple.”

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Mayor Rex Matthews

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