By Mike Moore | Irish Loop Post
The Town of Bay Bulls council had a good mix of items on the agenda last Monday night during its public council meeting.
Three Crown land applications led off the meeting, each getting passed by sitting council members.
Funding applications will be filed for provincial government Capital Works funding in hopes of obtaining money for a recreational walking trail in the town, as well as funding for road repairs and other town needs.
Council also voted to potentially go to court in a civil case regarding land cleanup on private property within the town limits. The vote was passed unanimously.
Discussion of a new pole light in darkened areas of the town has been deferred until a later meeting as council believes it is too late in the year to begin a project of that nature. There was discussion of asking private landowners to give permission to the town to place light poles on their land, but council quickly agreed it would be better to keep light poles on town land.
Councillors also took their own accountability into their hands, voting for a new remote attendance policy. Councillors must attend no less than 90 per cent of council meetings.
The town will be looking to add to its staff in the near future by hiring a new Town Clerk Manager, and adding another town councillor to round out the meetings. The plan is to post the clerk manager position as soon as council is able to hire a consultant to narrow down the job description to ensure they find the right person for the job.
In terms of electing a new councillor, Mayor Harold Mullowney set a nomination date of Jan. 21. The vote passed unanimously.
To cap the meeting, the legalized cannabis market may be making its way to the town of Bay Bulls.
“We have a couple of feelers out, but nothing definite,” Mullowney said. “In the meantime, we can at least pass the motion that we are a cannabis friendly town, and open to any production or retail and business that might want to relocate here.”
The motion was quickly passed.