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Dates changed for Mid-Winter Bivver


The date for Grand Falls-Windsor’s winter celebration has been switched.

Citing a clash with a snowmobiling event in Gander, at last week’s meeting the Grand Falls-Windsor town council approved a recommendation from the Parks, Recreation and Special Events Committee to move the Mid-winter Bivver to Feb. 10-12, 2017.

 

Study it

Town council has requested the Parks, Recreation and Special Events Committee to complete a needs assessment study for a new recreation complex in Grand Falls-Windsor.

The work is to be included in the aims and objectives of the 2017 committee budget.

 

No monument

A suggestion from resident Terrence Hancock to have the salmon monument that was previously positioned along the Trans-Canada Highway installed at the centre island of the new roundabout was turned down.

Minutes tabled at last week’s meeting noted that the monument has already been committed for installation at the access to the salmon ladder.

The committee also had concerns that such a monument may provide a distraction to motorists and recommends the area to be landscaped only as intended with sod and vegetation.

 

Funding support

Town council approved a number of funding requests.

Included in the approvals was $10,000 for the Exploit’s Search and Rescue Team to support the purchase of a mobile command centre.

Also approved was a sponsorship for the Canadian Cancer Society in the form of the purchase of eight seats at Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts games.

The College of the North Atlantic received approval for $500 to support an upcoming provincial business case competition.

A request from the Exploits Valley High School Cheerleading team for support in attending the Cheer Expo National Championship in Halifax, Nova Scotia was deferred to the Parks and Recreation Committee to be reviewed as per the grants policy.

 

Spotlight on

Council approved the purchase of video surveillance for the Saturday drop-off site.

Some $6,850 was approved and council recommended that prior to purchase the chief of police and IT support review the full needs and ensure that all purchases of camera equipment is compatible with full system needs.

Citing a clash with a snowmobiling event in Gander, at last week’s meeting the Grand Falls-Windsor town council approved a recommendation from the Parks, Recreation and Special Events Committee to move the Mid-winter Bivver to Feb. 10-12, 2017.

 

Study it

Town council has requested the Parks, Recreation and Special Events Committee to complete a needs assessment study for a new recreation complex in Grand Falls-Windsor.

The work is to be included in the aims and objectives of the 2017 committee budget.

 

No monument

A suggestion from resident Terrence Hancock to have the salmon monument that was previously positioned along the Trans-Canada Highway installed at the centre island of the new roundabout was turned down.

Minutes tabled at last week’s meeting noted that the monument has already been committed for installation at the access to the salmon ladder.

The committee also had concerns that such a monument may provide a distraction to motorists and recommends the area to be landscaped only as intended with sod and vegetation.

 

Funding support

Town council approved a number of funding requests.

Included in the approvals was $10,000 for the Exploit’s Search and Rescue Team to support the purchase of a mobile command centre.

Also approved was a sponsorship for the Canadian Cancer Society in the form of the purchase of eight seats at Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts games.

The College of the North Atlantic received approval for $500 to support an upcoming provincial business case competition.

A request from the Exploits Valley High School Cheerleading team for support in attending the Cheer Expo National Championship in Halifax, Nova Scotia was deferred to the Parks and Recreation Committee to be reviewed as per the grants policy.

 

Spotlight on

Council approved the purchase of video surveillance for the Saturday drop-off site.

Some $6,850 was approved and council recommended that prior to purchase the chief of police and IT support review the full needs and ensure that all purchases of camera equipment is compatible with full system needs.

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