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Stephenville council reduces funding for software

The Stephenville town council has approved a revised capital investment plan for its municipal software program under the federal Gas Tax Fund.

The revised plan will see the already approved funding of $143,362.83 reduced to $44,191.53.

Mayor Tom O’Brien said at council’s regular meeting last week that when the town went out to source software, the price came back much lower than first estimated, resulting in the reduction.

Town approves purchase of farm-type backhoe

Council is calling a tender for the purchase of a farm-type backhoe.

Mayor Tom O’Brien noted this piece of equipment, which will be located at Harmon Seaside Links, will also be available to the town for other uses when needed.

House, who is also president of Harmon Seaside Links, declared himself in a conflict of interest and did not vote on the tender call.

Door openings tender being called

Stephenville council approved a tender call for the Port Harmon Industrial Facility door openings civil works project.

The Port Harmon Industrial Facility is the former paper shed operated by Abitibi-Consolidated and located at Port Harmon in Stephenville. The facility is being upgraded for use as a steel fabrication operation.

The Town of Stephenville owns the facility and Pennecon Energy has been awarded a substantial contract to carry out work in relation to the Hebron project.

Finance items approved

Council has approved payments of accounts payable for May totaling $183,455.59 and an expense cheque listing for May totaling $199,602.05.

Also approved were property tax write-offs of $289.26, water and sewer adjustments of $216 and remission of tax totaling $330.

Organizations: Stephenville town council, Abitibi-Consolidated, Pennecon Energy

Geographic location: Port Harmon Industrial Facility, Stephenville, Hebron

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