During the Marsh Harbour and Spring City Town Committee meeting on August 21 members reviewed contract bids and awarded contracts for the new fiscal year and discussed other town matters.
The Committee reviewed and awarded contracts for public restroom maintenance, grave yards, parks and verges as well as for trash pick-up for the Marsh Harbour and Spring City areas at the meeting.
Members expressed frustration over some maintenance issues at the public restroom at the Crossing. The bathroom is in serious disrepair including a leaking urinal and the Committee had to have the cesspit pumped due to an overflow. Chairman of the Committee, Yvonne Key said the it would cost $3,500 to 4,000 to repair.
It was discussed to offer the take-away at the Crossing the opportunity to assume full responsibility for the bathroom and if not it was suggested and accepted by members that they would have the facilities removed.
The Committee also noted some grievances with the cabana at the Union Jack Dock on Bay Street. It was said that the cabana was more of a nuisance than a help and that it was being misused.
A motion was made and passed to remove the cabana and place it at a more desirable location in Spring City.
It was also noted that there is a lunch-lady that sells food from her vehicle at the Union Jack Dock and that a lot of garbage ends up being left behind. It was suggested that she be told to bring a garbage can or bag for people to put garbage in.
The members then spoke on issues surrounding the lack of enforcement to stop illegal building and more in the Mudd and Pigeon Pea. There was a general sense of a lack of will from various sectors to deal with infractions and problems in the shanty towns.