Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Town sells surplus trucks and trailer

Nackawic is doing some spring cleaning and getting rid of some old, outdated equipment.

On Monday evening , town council approved the sale of three pieces of town surplus – a 1985 GMC pumper fire truck, 1992 Ford one-ton pickup and a utility trailer.

Acting chief administration officer Kathryn Clark said the town received three bids on the old fire truck, two for the pickup and one on the trailer.

After looking over the bids, council members awarded the fire truck for $2,666.66 and the trailer for $566.66 to Brent St. Michael. The pickup truck was awarded to Ed Christie who had the winning bid of $587.

Clark added all sales are final and the buyers are required to remove the equipment from town property by June 30.

Items can be picked up at the public works garage at 44 Pinder Road.

Supporting summer of music Council has renewed its commitment to support the 2009 summer concert series.

In his letter to council, recreation co-ordinator Randy Wilson requested the town sponsor a night of entertainment, preferably a local group on July 8.

He said he plans to host an evening event every Wednesday night throughout the summer from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The event has been a success in the past, Wilson said, and this year is filling up fast. Since the town sponsored an evening last year, he said, he hoped it could do it again this summer.

“Last year, you sponsored a full night at $300,” Wilson said. “I would like to see the town sponsor local band called the Soggy Mountain Boys on July the 8.”

Mayor Rowena Simpson said last year’s event was great success, and she suggested council renew its commitment to the concert series, especially for a local group.

Council agreed to again sponsor a full night for $300.

Scholarship Awards Two lucky students at Nackawic High School were awarded scholarships from the town.

At Monday’s regular meeting, acting CAO Clark announced the finalists for the Sam Bates Citizen Award and the Forestry Capital of Canada.

The scholarships are presented to Grade 12 students, she said, who are furthering their education after graduation, and the candidates are selected by council from pool of applicants.

This year’s winners were Spencer Grant for the Sam Bates Citizen Award and Jacob Lamey for the Forestry Capital of Canada.

The two students received their awards duringThursday’s NHS graduation ceremonies at Nackawic Arena.

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