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Isle aux Morts eyes new quad

by Rosalyn Roy Staff Reporter

Isle aux Morts council office. – J. René Roy

ISLE AUX MORTS – On Monday, Aug. 10 the town of Isle aux Morts held a regular meeting of council. Here are a few of the highlights.

Harvey’s Gravesite

The town has received permission from property owners to post a sign on their fence pointing the way to the George Harvey grave site.

Culvert repairs

In order to repair the culvert on Barchois Road, council solicited a number of quotes. The accepted quote for aluminum to repair the culvert was $2,733.92.

The other quotes received were given for 12” culverts instead of 8”, but because these are too big the culvert for Cross Road will be ordered at a later date. Council also noted that the culvert on Ben’s Road requires repair.

Walking track

Deputy Mayor Tonya Harvey discussed the walking track on the slipway and ideas she had for improvements. Among these were suggestions for more sods, a sitting area, a flower garden and a community garden.

New quad

Mayor Nelson Lillington spoke about the need for a new quad, which is used to maintain the town’s trails. The old one is second hand, 12 years old and had been out of service for about three weeks. After examining three separate quotes and acceptable models, council decided to purchase a 2020 Yamaha Kodiak 450 EPS for $10,120.

Leave of absence

Coun. Steve LeFrense is currently on a three-month leave of absence. He informed council that that he may move to Port aux Basques.

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