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Briefs from Corner Brook City Council

Work has continued on this home on Water Street in Corner Brook, despite a stop-work order having been issued by the City of Corner Brook. The issue of confirming the order, a step towards charging the developer with a violation, was dealt with by city council at its public meeting Monday evening. Council said the shale rock pad on which the home is being constructed is a safety concern and is not made from the material initially approved by the city for the permit granted to build the house.
Work has continued on this home on Water Street in Corner Brook, despite a stop-work order having been issued by the City of Corner Brook. The issue of confirming the order, a step towards charging the developer with a violation, was dealt with by city council at its public meeting Monday evening. Council said the shale rock pad on which the home is being constructed is a safety concern and is not made from the material initially approved by the city for the permit granted to build the house. - Gary Kean

Business association appointments made

The City of Corner Brook has appointed nine people to serve on the Corner Brook Downtown Business Association board of directors for 2018-19.

The nine, who were approved by city council last night, were all recommended by the association at its recent annual general meeting.

The appointments included Coun. Linda Chaisson, along with Diane Starling, Clarence Bennett, Chris Buckle, Jodi Basha, Rob Ash, Eddy Kennedy, Jessi Martin and Andrew Peddle.

Elswick Road petition responded to

It could be next year before the residents of Elswick Road see any sort of traffic calming measures taken on their street.

Some of the area’s residents presented a petition to city council last month, outlining their concerns about traffic volume and speeds.

At Monday’s public meeting of council, the city’s response was that staff will collect speed and traffic volume data in order to better understand the problem so that an appropriate solution can be implemented. Once data has been collected, staff will refer to the Transportation Association of Canada Guide to Neighborhood Traffic Calming in order to select options that can then be presented to the residents for input.

Funding for any recommended solution would have to be part of 2019 municipal budget process.

Tree removal part of major project

In conjunction with the combined sewer separation project in the lower West Valley Road area of Corner Brook, some of the tall trees there will have to be removed.

An arborist’s report on trees in the area has deemed that 11 of the 34 trees assessed in the area should be taken down. City council has approved a contract change order to cover nearly $45,000 cost for Etheridge’s Maintenance to remove the trees as art of the overall project.

Storm damage engineering work bill paid

Corner Brook city council approved the payment of $30,814 to SNC Lavalin to perform engineering work associated with assessing damage from last January’s major storm.

The flooding damaged millions of dollars’ worth of municipal infrastructure in the city. The contractor has been working since the storm to help with both short-term fixes and the long-term repairs that are required.

Corner Brook has applied for disaster relief, but the final total to deal with all the damage is not finalized yet.

City manager recruitment under way

The hunt will soon be on for a new city manager in Corner Brook.

City council has retained Ravenhill Group Inc. to recruit a replacement for Melissa Wiklund, who was relived of her duties as city manager this summer.

New fire truck on order

The Corner Brook Fire Department is getting another new rig.

City council has approved the purchase of a new fire rescue pumper truck.

While the tender was awarded for $770,000, the city will be getting the truck at a discounted cost from the supplier, with the cost coming in at $732,157.

Cleaning house

The City of Corner Brook has awarded a new contract for cleaning services at city hall.

The tender for a three-year contract was awarded to Blair Holdings Inc. for $409,288.

The only other bid submitted was from By’e the Bay Cleaning Services at a cost of $410,000.

More work to be done

The City of Corner Brook made arrangements to get a little more work done under this year’s asphalt paving program.

At Monday night’s public meeting, city council approved $19,363 to be spent on paving the parking lot at Fred Basha Memorial Park softball field and on grading, reshaping and compacting on both Fudge’s Road and Dunbar Avenue.

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