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Oath or Affirmation of Secrecy

Reminder to Candidates, Candidate’s Agents and Election Officials (Deputy Returning Officer, Poll Clerk etc.) the Oath or Affirmation of Secrecy must be signed at the Town Office before 4:00 pm on Monday, September 25, 2017.

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Questions and Answers:
1. I will not be able to vote on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Can I vote in an advance poll?
There is no advance poll.
A person who is not able to vote on election day may vote by proxy. A proxy is a ballot cast by one person on behalf of another by way of a proxy certificate. If you wish to have someone vote on your behalf on election day, please contact the Returning Officer, Jenny at 457-2413. A proxy application will need to be completed and returned before 4:00 pm on Monday, September 25, 2017. No proxy certificates will be issued after this time.

2. I will not be able to vote on Tuesday, September 26 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm can I vote?

A person who is not able to vote on election day may vote by proxy. A proxy is a ballot cast by one person on behalf of another by way of a proxy certificate. If you wish to have someone vote on your behalf on election day, please contact the Returning Officer, Jenny at 457-2413. A proxy application will need to be completed and returned before 4:00 pm on Monday, September 25, 2017. No proxy certificates will be issued after this time.

3. I live in Bide Arm. Where do I vote?
A person living in Bide Arm will vote in Bide Arm at the Bide Arm Fire Hall.
4. I live in Roddickton. Where do I vote?

A person living in Roddickton will vote in Roddickton at the Green Moose Interpretation Centre/Town Office.

5. I live in Bide Arm what can I vote for?
If you live in Bide Arm you will receive three separate ballots on election day. A ballot is a piece of paper on which you indicate your choice or opinion in a secret vote. You can vote for:
One (1) person for Mayor. You will vote for up to one (1) of the following individuals:

FITZGERALD, Sheila
REID, Kenneth

Four (4) Councillors at large. You will vote for up to four (4) of the following individuals:

DEMOSS, Della
NORMAN, Wade
RANDELL, Bram
RANDELL, Tracy
REARDON, Jamie

One (1) Bide Arm Ward Councillor. You will vote for up to one (1) of the following individuals:

GOSSE, Robin
RANDELL, Marlene

6. I live in Roddickton what can I vote for?
If you live in Roddickton you will receive two separate ballots on election day. A ballot is a piece of paper on which you indicate your choice or opinion in a secret vote. You can vote for:
One (1) person for Mayor. You will vote for up to one (1) of the following individuals:

FITZGERALD, Sheila
REID, Kenneth

Four (4) Councillors at large. You will vote for up to four (4) of the following individuals:

DEMOSS, Della
NORMAN, Wade
RANDELL, Bram
RANDELL, Tracy
REARDON, Jamie

Job Opportunity

The Job Creation Program has been approved and work will start as soon as possible for approximately 15 weeks.

Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm
Employment Opportunity – Job Creation Partnership (JCP)
Temporary Position

Applications are being invited from qualified individuals for a Foreman and Labourers under JCP.

Individuals will be involved in upgrades to the playgrounds in Roddickton-Bide Arm. All duties involve physical labour, including but not limited to carpentry work.

Successful applicants must meet the following qualifications:
• Be able to work independently and follow instructions,
• Capable of working in adverse weather conditions,
• Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident legally entitled to work in Canada,
• Are unemployed, and
• Have a current claim for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits or had an unemployment benefit period that ended within 36 months (3 years) prior to date of requesting assistance.

Please apply in confidence to the attention of the undersigned in person, by mail, email, or fax. Resumes must be received by 4:30 p.m., September 29, 2017. Applications received after that time or date may not be considered.

Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm
P.O. Box 10
81 Major’s Street
Roddickton, NL
A0K 4P0
Email: roddickton@nf.aibn.com
Fax: (709) 457-2663

Today the Mayor had the privilege to meet with Mr. Richard Spinks, Chief Executive Officer, of Timberlands International Limited of the United Kingdom, an affiliate company of Active Energy Group Plc, to thank him for his generous donation towards the cost of the community mosaic mural project scheduled to take place October 27-29. The mosaic is a Canada 150 initiative that will connect our community with other communities across the country, celebrating our unique heritage and cultural traditions.

The meeting also provided opportunity to discuss the future of the pellet plant and sawmill in Roddickton-Bide Arm and revitalization of the forestry industry on the GNP.

According to Mr Spinks, negotiations, are still on track. Discussions and due diligence activities with Provincial Government officials have been very professional, thorough and positive.

AEG has this week moved to incorporate it’s Newfoundland operating company, Timberlands International (Newfoundland and Labrador) Inc. which will represent the parent company in the province going forward.

Following considerable due diligence and negotiations with buyers for both lumber and pellet production, resulting in pre-selling its potential production in full, the company has confirmed that there is considerable interest to see the plant in Roddickton fully operational. This is reflected in the substantial amount of time and investment that has already been made to ensure through due diligence that the plants once operating are economically viable and sustainable operations going forward for the long term.

It was also learned that a not insignificant investment and approximately two months of preparation will be needed to upgrade the existing pellet plant and sawmill to make it fully operational from where it stands today.

The Mayor asked at the meeting for an indication of timeline as to when the doors of the plant would be opened and production will commence, Mr Spinks suggested that subject to final government approval for the project, the first shipment from the plant should be loaded in the first quarter of 2018.

Whilst Mr. Spinks did not share with the Mayor the source or level of funding for the project due to confidentiality considerations he did reassure Mayor Fitzgerald, that the company had now confirmed its funding from a leading international financial institution, subject to Provincial Government approval, which appeared to be on track for a relatively timely conclusion.

Conditions under which Timberlands International would be involved in the Roddickton Plant were not discussed, though this would become clearer once negotiations were concluded.

Overall it was a very informative and helpful meeting. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for the efforts of all involved and we anxiously await the day when the final agreement between Government and company is signed and the pellet plant and sawmill become operational and contributors to the local economy once again.

Tender

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Voting Clarification

Election Day
Tuesday, Sept 26, 2017
8:00 am to 8:00 pm

As a point of clarification on voting:

All eligible residents living in
Roddickton-Bide Arm will vote for:

One (1) person for Mayor. You will vote for up to one (1) of the following individuals:

FITZGERALD, Sheila
REID, Kenneth

Four (4) Councillors at large. You will vote for up to four (4) of the following individuals:

DEMOSS, Della
NORMAN, Wade
RANDELL, Bram
RANDELL, Tracy
REARDON, Jamie

Individuals living in Bide Arm only, can vote for up to One (1) Bide Arm Ward Councillor. Anyone living in the Roddickton ward cannot vote for this position. People eligible to vote and who live in Bide Arm will vote for up to one (1) of the following individuals:

GOSSE,Robin
RANDELL, Marlene

There is a Roddickton ward councillor as well but no election is required for this one position as ELLSWORTH, Lynn was acclaimed.

Individuals living in Roddickton vote at the Green Moose Interpretation Centre/Town Office.

All persons living in Bide Arm vote at the Bide Arm Fire Hall.

No advance poll but anyone who is not able to vote on voting day can vote by proxy. Contact the Returning Officer, Jenny 457-2413 to get information on voting by proxy.

Any questions can be directed to the Returning Officer, Jenny at 457-2413 during business hours.

Invitation for Quotes

Invitation for Quotes
The Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm is now accepting quotes for
Snow Clearing Services (on a call in basis)
from the period of November 15 – December 14, 2017.
Quotes, stating the rate per hour excluding the HST, will be accepted up to
4:30 pm on Friday, October 17, 2017.
Sealed quotes must be clearly marked “Pre-Season Snow Clearing” and submitted in person to the Town Office at 81 Major’s Street.
For further information, please contact the office at 457-2413.
The lowest of any quote not necessarily accepted or awarded.