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Alberton Town Council June meeting briefs

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Byelection will be needed to replace Gallant

ALBERTON, P.E.I. —

Alberton town council will soon require a byelection

Alberton Coun. Claudia Gallant announced Monday night she will be resigning her position at the end of June.

Gallant, who is also the town’s fire and police committee chairwoman, said she needs to resign from council because her family’s house recently sold and they are moving out of town.

Clock ticking on subdivision application

Former mayor Michael Murphy brought a subdivision application to Alberton council Monday night.

He is wanting to make a short extension to Howlan Street to accommodate a mini-home which he said is due to arrive next week. Coun. Donnie Bernard said he hopes council can help make it happen. He moved that council investigate what’s required and, if necessary, call a special meeting to deal with the matter.

Controlled burn application being considered

Alberton-area businessman Pat Murphy wants to demolish a building on his property and haul the debris to the old town dump for a controlled burn. Alberton councillors will check with the provincial fire marshal and the Alberton fire chief before deciding whether to grant permssion for Murphy's request.

ATV concerns raised

Residents with concerns about all-terrain vehicle traffic on town streets, or with information that will identify the operators, are encouraged to contact the RCMP.

RCMP Staff-Sgt. Derrick Hewitt attended the Alberton council monthly meeting after area residents raised concerns aabout ATVs on town streets. Hewitt said any information residents can provide to the RCMP is helpful. Even if the information does not lead to charges, he said officers would be able to visit the homes of those identified and impress upon them the consequences of such activity.

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