Bay Bulls to build a pavilion

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The Town of Bay Bulls has approved the construction of a new community pavilion.

As discussed during the October 20 meeting, the lowest quote received by the Town was $17,995 plus HST.

As to the price, councillor Joan Luby asked if there would be concrete around the base, to which Town Manager Jennifer Aspell said there would be concrete enforced with rebar.

“That’s probably why it’s costing a little more,” said Luby.

‘Well, and building material has skyrocketed the last little while,” said Aspell.

Mayor Harold Mullowney added that the cost of materials had “pretty well doubled over the last six months.”

“Not a very good time to build one, but we’ve got to go ahead with it,” said Luby.

“And with that said, I don’t see the prices going down anytime soon,” said Mullowney.

The Town will be aided financially by the Come Home Year Committee, which had donated $10,000 in funds to the Town to be used to better the community. The Town settled on the idea of building a pavilion to compliment the new Forgotten Corner Community Park.

Found on the corner of Cemetery Lane and South Side Road, the park, which was unveiled in September, was crafted by the Landscape NL Horticultural Association after Bay Bulls was selected as the successful applicant in the first ever Forgotten Corner project.

“I think we need to move on this quickly. The season for getting asphalt and concrete in and getting work done is getting very short,” said Mullowney.

Mark Squibb, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Shoreline News