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St. Lawrence Laurentian lowdown

St. Lawrence. Cynthia Farrell/Special to The Southern Gazette
St. Lawrence. - Cynthia Farrell

Council briefs

ST. LAWRENCE, NL – St. Lawrence council met on Tuesday, Jan. 16 and accepted several recommendations from the town’s public works committee.

Council approved posting signs in the town’s watershed area to address a problem with ATVs.

Approval was also granted for the committee to seek professional help in dealing with a newly discovered rodent problem on Laurentian Avenue.

Council approved sending a referral on behalf of a resident to the Eastern Regional Lands Office.

Councillors approved a request to send one of the town’s water treatment operators to the 2018 Clean and Safe Drinking Water Workshop to be held in Gander.

Approval was granted to purchase a ticket for Coun. Rosalie Dupre to represent the town at the Burin Peninsula Chamber of Commerce AGM, and for Coun. Rodney Doyle to attend councillor orientation training should his schedule allow it.

Radon mitigation

The Town of St. Lawrence is seeking a contracting business interested in availing of training in radon mitigation.

The town had received some names from private individuals interested in the opportunity, but due to the cost of insurance required to operate, the individual later decided against taking part.

The town is also looking into the cost of purchasing real-time radon detectors.

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