Public Notices

Community Yard Sale!!!

The Birchy Head Recreation Committee will be hosting a Community Yard Sale this coming Saturday, April 25th from 8am to 4pm at the Birchy Head Recreation Center.

Meals will be served for $8 each – Traditional breakfast is at 8am; Soup & Sandwiches or Meat Pie Dinner at Noon.

Tables for the event are $5 each OR your good used items can be donated and dropped off at the Rec Center on Friday evening, April 24th.

Please pass along the message…Thanks!! We hope to see you there!!

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On Thursday, March 6, 2015 the Town Council, Woody Point presented the Student Council of Bonne Bay Academy with a donation of $400.00 toward their trip to Marble Mountain. We hope you have lots of fun!!!

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 Request for Proposals (RFP)

For Private Sector Lease/Operation of the John William Robert’s House

Issued: March 5, 2015

Submission deadline: May 8, 2015, 2015 3:00pm

Site Visits: Any time with appropriate notice to Town Manager

 Questions: Questions can be submitted anytime in writing to Town Office

and answers will be provided and circulated to all interested parties.

  If you wish to have a copy of this RFP please contact the town office at 453-2273 or

by email townofwoodypoint@live.com

 Introduction

The Town of Woody Point invites proposals for parties that may be interested in leasing the Roberts House for business or other uses. Preferences will be given to proposals that meet the following criteria:

  1. help to further the efforts to market Woody Point as a tourist destination;
  2. result in minimal renovations to the existing infrastructure;
  3. continue to provide tourism information services to the public at the facility;
  4. provides product or services that complements existing businesses in Woody Point and Gros Morne National Park;
  5. offer the potential for a long term lease agreement;
  6. provide sufficient revenue to the Town to provide for the annual and long term upkeep of the Roberts House infrastructure; and
  7. willing to offer a minimum 4 month lease commitment.

Background

Woody Point is a beautiful and historic town located in the heart of Gros Morne National Park, in Newfoundland and Labrador.  The Town of Woody Point encompasses three areas, Curzon Village, Woody Point and Winterhouse Brook. It has a total population of 281 residents.  There is a system of community walking trails to enjoy. The Discovery Trail, which goes from the school, Bonne Bay Academy, to Gros Morne National Park’s Discovery Centre, affords a spectacular bird’s eye view of Bonne Bay, the Tablelands and Gros Morne Mountain. Woody Point has a beautiful waterfront with many heritage buildings and in 2010 was designated a Registered Heritage District.

It is within the Registered Heritage District that you will find the John William Roberts House which is currently used as an information centre for the Town of Woody Point.  While there, visitors can view the various rooms in the home which showcases the details, architecture and lifestyle of the homeowners from early to mid-1900.

Other Heritage Homes and structures within Woody Point are:

The St. Patrick’s Church built in 1875.
The Hezekiah House built in 1870.
The Woody Point Heritage Theatre (formally the Loyal Orange Lodge) built in 1908.
The Roberts’ Traditional Fishing Shed built in the early 1900′s.

Submission Procedure

Interested parties shall submit the following information to the Town of Woody Point in writing before the closing date:

  1. Name, address and contact information for the Applicant. If the Applicant is a corporation, partnership or other entity then full details about the ownership of the Applicant will be required.
  2. A business plan outlining the purpose for which the building will be used and the anticipated revenues of the venture. This information will assist the Town to evaluate the viability of the business to ensure that the Applicant is able to maintain its financial commitment to the Town if a leasing agreement is reached.
  3. Details of modifications that are needed to the building and/or its electrical, plumbing or other components. The Town would like to see minimal modifications to the building but the Town will try to work with Applicants to make their business plan work in order to reach a suitable leasing agreement for the building.
  4. Details about remuneration that will be paid to the Town in exchange for leasing the building including an upfront payment to protect the Town should the business fail to meet the Applicant’s expectations.
  5. Details about how the Applicant will maintain a commitment to provide tourist information services at Robert’s House during the summer months while operating their business there.
  6. Details related to the number of persons that will be employed directly or indirectly in the business and other economic benefits that the business will provide to the Town.
  7. A detailed time schedule outlining the time frame for all tasks to be completed for implementation of the project.

 The Town of Woody Point reserves the right to reject any or all bids. The Town also reserves the right to negotiate with any bidders. Any bid may be withdrawn prior to the above scheduled time for the opening of bids or authorized postponement thereof. Any bid received after the time and date specified may not be considered. Modifications to bids already submitted will be allowed if submitted in writing prior to the deadline for the submission of bids.

Opening, Evaluation and Contracting

Proposals may be opened by The Town of Woody Point at any time after their submission. All proposals satisfying the requirements of this Request for Proposals will be evaluated to establish which of the Applicants best fulfills the needs of The Town of Woody Point for this project. The Town of Woody Point may meet with all bidders to discuss their bids and/or discuss modifications to their bid prior to deciding which Applicant’s proposal is accepted.

This Request for Proposals, however, does not commit the Town of Woody Point to accept any of the proposals received as a result of this request and the Town reserves the right to negotiate with all qualified Applicants or to cancel this Request for Proposals, if it is in the best interests of The Town of Woody Point to do so. The decision of The Town of Woody Point shall be final.

An Applicant shall be required to move quickly to proceed with their project after being selected by the Town. The Town shall monitor the time schedule provided by the Applicants and ensure that all work is completed on schedule in order to ensure that the Town has time to award the lease to another Applicant in case the selected Applicant is unable to proceed with the project. Notice would be given to the selected Applicant after 30 days if the time schedule in the application is not proceeding has planned.

Form of Contract

After an Applicant has been accepted a formal contract shall be drawn up between the successful Applicant and the Town of Woody Point which will provide full details of the leasing arrangement for Robert’s House.

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Woody Point Library Hours of Operation

Monday 10 am – 6 pm

Tuesday 1 pm – 6 pm

Wednesday 2 pm – 6 pm

Thursday 9 am – 5 pm

Friday 10 am – 2 pm

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Are you tired of the weight loss roller coaster, tired of having low or no energy?

Are you interested in learning how to make lasting Change, to feel better?

If so, we may have the solution for you.

Join us at Lower Level, Town Hall Woody Point

Tuesdays at 4:00 pm, to learn ways to incorporate healthy practices into your lifestyle.

Starts Sept 9, 2014

Small changes really do make a big difference.

For more information, please call 453-2401

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 Annual Park Pass

The 2014-2015 annual park pass for Gros Morne National Park, a
year-round destination, is now available.

A park pass is required for use of all services and facilities in the national park including day use areas, campgrounds, Discovery Centre, Visitor Centre, other park facilities, hiking trails, cross-country ski trails, for fishing, snowmobiling and interpretation activities.

Revenues are used to support and improve the park services and facilities.

For your convenience, Gros Morne National Park annual passes are
available at the following Parks Canada facilities and business
locations:

Gros Morne National Park Discovery Centre, Woody Point
Gros Morne National Park Administration Building, Rocky Harbour
Gros Morne National Park Visitor Centre, Rocky Harbour
Valleyview Restaurant & Convenience, Trout River
Old Loft Restaurant, Woody Point
Seaside Suite & Gift Shop, Woody Point
Roy Young Ltd., Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook
Lomond River Lodge, Lomond
Coyley’s Convenience & Gas Bar, Wiltondale
Fisherman’s Landing Inn, Rocky Harbour
Gros Morne Cabins, Rocky Harbour
Parkway Irving, Rocky Harbour
Bonne Bay Pharmachoice, Norris Point
C & J Rumbolts, Norris Point
Terry’s Bed & Breakfast, Norris Point
Western Petroleum, Norris Point
St. Paul’s Grocery, St. Paul’s
Shallow Bay Motel, Cow Head
Arthur James, Corner Brook
Greenwood Inn & Suites, Corner Brook
Pasadena Foodland, Pasadena
Driftwood Inn, Deer Lake
Foodland, Deer Lake
Big Falls Tourist Lodge, Bonne Bay Pond (White Hills)

For more information:
709.458.2417 or parkscanada.gc.ca/grosmorne

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COMMISSIONER OF OATHS

There is now a commissioner of oaths available at the town office in Woody Point to witness signatures on documents. She will be available from Monday to Friday 9 am to 12 pm. A $10 fee will apply.
For further information please contact the town office at 453-2273.

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Did you know???? Consumers and businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador can responsibly recycle their end-of-life electronics FREE OF CHARGE, simply by bringing their old or unwanted products to an EPRA Drop-off Centre.

http://www.recyclemyelectronics.ca/nl/The closest location to Woody Point is the Scotia Recycling Green Depot:
55 Maple Valley Road, Corner Brook, NL, A2H 6T3
Phone: 709-634-2025
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BIZPAL

Introducing another way to help you develop your business in Woody Point. The Town of Woody Point has partnered with BizPal to provide current regulations and permits required for business set-up and growth in the Municipality of Woody Point.Welcome to BizPaL, your online source of information on permits and licences.Launched in 2005, BizPaL is jointly managed by a partnership involving governments at the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal levels. Provinces, territories and hundreds of municipalities have collaborated together to provide you with the permits and licences that may be required to start and grow your business.Streamlining your business permit and licensing experienceWhy BizPaL…

It’s free – Search for the permits and licences you may need to start or grow your business.
Save time and money — Spend less time searching for information and more time building your business.
Improve business planning — Know which permits and licences are needed so that you get it right the first time.
Get answers — Available 24/7 to help you navigate government requirements specific to your business type.

Use Step-by-Step when you’re looking for permits and licences for a particular business type and its related activities or topics.

Use Search by Keyword when you’re looking for permits and licences with a specific keyword in the permit name or description.

BizPaL is a service provided by the federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal governments

http://www.bizpal.gov.nl.ca/

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Garbage Collection

 I would like to provide you with a small list of do’s and don’ts for garbage placement at the curb.

  1. No metals to be placed at the curb.
  2. If you have large items such as old beds, bureaus, couches, wooden tables, chairs, etc. the contractor will take these at the curb with the regular garbage.
  3. The contractor will allow boxes and small bags such as kitchen catchers to be placed for pick-up, along with the regular full size garbage bags.
  4. Please place your garbage at your boundary line.
  5. The contractor will be providing a 4 yard bin that can be rented by residents and businesses for dumping of construction material on job sites.  The cost to rent is $50 per bin load. The contractor will drop the bin off to you and will remove when finished.  If the bin has to be dumped before the job is finished it will be dumped on Tuesdays when the contractor is in town.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the town office by telephone 453-2273, by email townofwoodypoint@live.com, via the web at www.woodypoint.ca or on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/woody.point.14

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Recycling Program

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.

7 Responses to Public Notices

  1. Paul Shoemaker says:

    Please post your information for recycling on your website.

    • Woody Point says:

      Hi Paul,

      Thanks for the reminder! I had meant to post this earlier…hope this helps. If you have any questions let me know.

      Jacqueline Blanchard
      Town Manager

  2. Dave Stromberg says:

    Great news about the recycling program!

  3. L Dolmage says:

    CONGRATS Jacqueline. My hope is that the town will be cleaned-up. The garbage
    left in fields consisting of disabled vehicles and other things is not very attractive in
    such a beautiful area. The hills and water are so relaxing and inviting . It would be
    much more appealing to the tourists and the local residence. I am a former resident
    and visit yearly. Wishing you all a great year and much success. L Dolmage

  4. Woody Point says:

    Thank you for your kind words about Woody Point. Clean-up around town is an ongoing issue that the council is addressing on a daily basis. We are actively promoting a cleaner and tidier town to all our residents. It is a beautiful area and we want to enhance on that beauty.

    Regards,
    Jacqueline

  5. Bill Roberts says:

    What time are the council meetings. I do not see it on the calendar.
    Thank you.

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