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Jonathan Parsons
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Tract Consulting chosen for the Elizabeth Swan master redevelopment program, asphalt repair coming for main roads and a problem with speeding on High Birchy Crescent were among topics discussed at the July 15 regular meeting of the Clarenville town council.

Clarenville Council

Consultant chosen for Elizabeth Swan redevelopment plan.

Coun. David Harris and the recreation and arts committee met on July 8. They decided the best candidate for the Elizabeth Swan master program would be Tract Consulting.

Funds to pay the consultant will come from council's recreational capital equipment budget.

"We feel it's more important right now to get a master program for that park so we can see what the long term plan will be," said Harris.

The motion to accept Tract Consulting as the consultant for the park was passed unanimously.

The public works committee decided to honour the request for repairs to lawns along the town's right of ways, that were damaged by made by winter ploughing.

Coun. Bill Bailey said they will acknowledge the requests for this year but since it is impossible to tell if the damage was done by private contractors or the town, the policy will be adjusted accordingly this year.

"We will be addressing that in a new policy," said Bailey.

Bailey added the town has been receiving complaints of speeding on High Birchy Crescent. Some of the options presented to council included removable speed bumps, traffic speed tables and various speed signs.

The public works committee will look into this matter further.

A tender will be called for asphalt repair on Balbo Drive, Memorial Drive and other main roads.

The committee also denied the request for a variance in minimum frontage requirements on Bare Mountain Rd. The minimum 50 foot frontage will remain the acceptable size for this area.

"He (developer) is basically asking us to put them down to 45 feet. So at nine lots you would gain an extra lot for smaller dwellings," said Bailey.

"After much discussion, it was our recommendation to refuse this application for the 10 percent variance...we feel that our minimum lot size now is the smallest we wish to go."

New sidewalks will be constructed for Shoal Harbour Dr. and Bare Mountain Rd. The contract was awarded to Fortis Concrete.

The new human resources committee has decided to fill two positions within the town as a result of current individuals retiring.

One is the director of leisure and community services and the other is recreational manager.

Coun. Heber Smith hopes to have these positions filled by Nov. 1, at the latest.

To listen to the latest audio from council visit www.thepacket.ca

Clarenville town council meets every two weeks. The next regular meeting scheduled is Tuesday, July 29, at 4:30 p.m. at the town hall. Check with the town hall for confirmation.

Geographic location: Shoal Harbour

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