TOWN HALL MEETING
Thought I would post a few highlights of the Town Hall meeting held on February 21, 2013. We had a lovely turn-out, with almost 40 people in attendance.
Several reports were given, one by Deputy Mayor Tony Howell who gave a financial overview of the town’s activities in the past year; the Town Manager focused on the community enhancement projects that she has been involved in which include the community garden, community composting, community recycling of beverage containers at the Arena and Mayor Thomas also provided a year in review report.
The Town Manager advised that she is actively seeking funding for projects within the town; one of them being the community trail. It is the wish of council that by Spring we will have obtained the necessary funding to upgrade our community trail, so stayed tuned for updates!!
She mentioned the fact that the Town of Woody Point raised 24% in the Tidy Towns standings from 2011 to 2012, so we are doing something right!!!
There was a question and answer period with the public in attendance and I believe Council was able to provide satisfactory answers. Topics ranged from the new Serenity on the Rock treatment Centre to issues with the Water Tank, the state of the bridges on the ski-doo trail and the new Gravity Flow Project for the town water supply.
All in all it was a good meeting and well received by the public.
I would like to thank each and everyone one of you for taking the time to attend our meeting and look forward to meeting with you again in the future.
Please remember that the many committees in the town that provide so many programs and services are always looking for volunteers!!!
I would like to take this time to also remind everyone that the Municipal Elections are coming up in September 2013 and I strongly encourage you, the residents, to run for council; become involved in your community, be part of the decision-making team that will move the Town of Woody Point forward and help it become a clean, beautiful, prosperous town.
We are very pleased to announce that funding has been received from New Horizons and Seniors Wellness Committee, through the Safe and Sustainable Communities of Bonne Bay South to create a community garden. We have built 12 boxes (6′ x 12′) for your gardening pleasure. We encourage you to come along and plant some veggies, flowers, whatever you want to plant!!! We will have a watering hose available as well.
There is no cost to book a garden box, all you need are your seeds, fertilizer, and gardening gloves!!!
For further information please contact Jacqueline at 453-2273 or by email email@example.com.
The Buddy Foundation
We have started a foundation for the stray cats in our town..it is called “The Buddy Foundation”…so named for a dog named Buddy who belonged to one of our residents, he recently passed away after 18.5 years, he was a gentle, loving Labrador who had his fair share of run-ins with neighboring cats..lol.
The Buddy Foundation will provide financial assistance to help with the cost of spaying/neutering cats. It will also be used to purchase supplies for the cats, such as materials needed to build a cat shelter/feeding station. Once the shelter is in place the foundation will provide ongoing support.
If anyone would like to volunteer a little of their time to help with checking on the cat shelter/feeding station please call the town office at 709-453-2273. Also if you would like to make a donation please address your donations to “The Buddy Foundation.” Our first donation was actually given by Buddy’s owner, she paid for a female cat spaying in memory of Buddy…Thanks so much Leila and Aiden….greatly appreciated!!!
In regards to payment options, you can drop by the office with a cash donation; send a check or money order; call us and we can process MasterCard or Visa over the phone.
The Bonne Bay Recreation/Rink Committee has implemented a recycling program for beverage containers only. They will be accepting recyclables for drop-off only.
Items can be dropped off at the front door of the rink. The following items can be dropped off for recycling:
Aluminum Cans: Soft drinks, beer, juice and flavoured drinks, and energy drinks.
Plastic Containers: Clear, tinted and opaque soft drinks, water, juice, flavoured drinks, liquor bottles, imported beer, flavoured (strawberry or banana) “twist-and-go” milk containers, and yogurt drinks.
Glass Bottles: Clear, tinted and opaque soft drinks, water, juice, flavoured drinks, liquor bottles, imported beer.
Steel Cans: Small single-serve containers and large juice containers.
Drink Boxes (Tetra): Juice, flavoured drinks and milkshakes (including white, chocolate and flavoured milkshakes), and some alcoholic beverages (like wine and vodka).
Gable Top Containers: Juice and flavoured drinks.
Mini Sips (Drink Pouches): Juice and flavoured drinks pouches.
Bag-in-Box : Bag-in-Box wine (bag only).
For more information please feel free to contact the town office 453-2273.