LEWISPORTE, NL – While work to address an equipment issue at the Lewisporte Stadium went over budget, the thought is that the operating efficiency it has resulted in will result in some operational savings.
Recreation and Tourism director Chris Watton noted at the Dec. 19 meeting of the Lewisporte Town Council that the original cost estimate to address equipment/compressor issues at the stadium was around $4,000, but due to the need for a return trip by the company involved to install required parts the cost came in at over $8,300.
- A cheque register totalling $85,718.43 was approved by council.
- Council approved the Town of Lewisporte Municipal Budget for 2018. See related article on the Pilot website.
- The tax rates and fees for the Town of Lewisporte for 2018 were approved. There were no changes to either rate/fee structure.
Recreation and Tourism
- Recreation and Tourism Committee chair Councillor Calvin Smart brought forward a motion to approve a request from Lucas Batt. Batt is organizing a Seahawks Alumni hockey game on Dec. 23 as a Janeway’s Children’s Hospital fundraiser. He was hoping that council would waive the ice rental fee for the event so that more of the funds raised could go directly to the Janeway. Council approved the request.
- Economic Development Committee chair Perry Pond made note of a recent meeting some council members had with Transportation and Works Minister Steve Crocker to discuss issues related to port development and how it pertains to offshore oil and gas companies and opportunities for development in Lewisporte. Pond said the meeting was productive and addressed a number of key issues. The Pilot will followup with more details in the New Year.
- Council approved motions for business occupancy applications for the following:
Notre Dame Refrigeration-518-520 Main Street
Lewisporte Pharmachoice (Harbour View Drugs Ltd.)-41 Centennial Drive
Miles Holdings Inc. – 204 Main Street
(Approval to sell fireworks) Lewisporte Orangestore-400 Main Street
- Development Regulations No. 23, 2016 was amended, stating that “Residential and commercial uses shall be permitted within the Mixed Development Zone on both sides of Main Street.”
- Development Regulations Amendment No. 26, 2017 was also approved in relation to an inquiry to develop a senior’s home in the area of Masonic Terrace. The amendment has the area that was Residential Medium Density be rezoned to Residential Medium Density Land Use Zone Table. The amendment will also add a condition limiting special care institutional use as homes for the aged and limiting their location to Masonic Terrace.
- Council approved a motion to sell land at 3035 Stanhope Road for industrial development.
- On behalf of council, Mayor Betty Clarke extended condolences to the family and colleagues of Happy ValleyGoose Bay Mayor John Hickey who passed away earlier this month.s