IMPORTANT - WASTE COLLECTION NOTICE
Changes effective Monday, October 19, 2020
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NEWS AND NOTES
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Front page of 2020 Christmas Newsletter from the Town of Botwood
WATER ISSUES - November 13, 2020
Due to ongoing water issues, the town of Botwood will be conducting a system test between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. today.
We do not anticipate loss of water however, you may experience discoloration or low water pressure.
TOWN OF BOTWOOD'S LIGHT - UP CONTEST
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Town of Botwood’s Light-up Contest.
They are as follows: 1st Prize -19 Water Street;
2nd Prize - 4 Water Street
3rd Prize - 8 Military Road.
Judging was not easy as there were so many beautiful displays. We would like to thank everyone who participated in lighting up our town this year. Winners will be contacted.
PRESS RELEASE ON 2020 BUDGET
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TOWN OF BOTWOOD
NEW BULK GARBAGE - CURBSIDE PICKUP SERVICE
The Town of Botwood will be piloting a new curbside bulk garbage pickup service this summer. The service is intended to help residents of Botwood dispose of bulk household items. In addition, the town will be establishing a new drop off site for grass cuttings. The program will run on a trial basis throughout the summer beginning on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
This service is not meant for large volumes of bulk waste. Construction, renovation and demolition materials (such as windows, door and wooden flooring) will not be picked up and these materials are to be taken to the Central NL Waste Management facilities. Rather, the program is intended to accommodate infrequent, low volume, difficult to dispose of items. The total weight of the bulk items for pickup cannot exceed 100 kg (220 lbs.) per call. As well items must be capable to be hand loaded by two people.
There are limits on what items can be accepted - over weight, bundling, size etc. This pilot project is intended to help residents dispose of bulky items not accommodated by our weekly household waste pickup.
Items that can be collected at the curbside pickup by town staff are:
Metals - such as old BBQs (no propane tanks), hot water tanks, washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators (freon removed)
Furniture - maximum two pieces
Table and Chairs set, coffee and end tables
Carpet and vinyl flooring
Large cardboard boxes such as an appliance box
Please note: wood, construction, renovation and demolition materials will not be accepted.
HOW THE SERVICE WORKS —
This service is by appointment only. Residents must call the Town Hall at 257-2839 before noon on Monday to request to have their waste picked up on the assigned Wednesday. Town staff will ask about the item(s) and confirm the date. There will be limited number of pickup appointments. The goal is to offer the service twice monthly (depending upon demand). Residents will be required to have their items to the curb by 8:00 a.m. on the confirmed collection date. Remember the total weight of the bulk pickup items is 100 kg (220 lbs.) per call.
All households will be eligible for up to two bulk pickup appointments annually. A $25 fee will apply to the third or additional request.
Grass cuttings can be dropped off at the designated marked area at the Public Works Depot parking lot on Fernwood Drive. Grass cuttings MUST be in clear plastic bags with a maximum weight of 18 kg (40 lbs.) a bag.
2020 TAX STRUCTURE
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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS - November 17
Please be advised that the water notice of Monday, November 16th is still in effect. Updates will be given as the water situation changes.
WATER CONSERVATION REGULATIONS
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THE TOWN OFFICE IS MOVING
The Town Office will be closed on Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18 to facilitate the move to our new location at 41 Valley Road. On Monday, September 21 we will be open at our new location. Masks are mandatory and other Covid-19 regulations are still in effect for people entering the building.
The former waster transfer site will be open on Friday, October 30 and again on Friday, November 6 from
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for yard waste (leaves, grass and branches only)
WATER NOTICE - UPDATE
November 17, 2020 4:00 p.m.
The Town of Botwood wishes to advise residents of Botwood, Northern Arm and Peterview along with Swanee Pool Road that the water service will be turned on tonight, Tuesday, from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.. The water will go off again at 9:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, Wednesday.
Residents may experience dirty water and/ or low water pressure when water service resume.
This is to allow residents an opportunity to store some water for minimal services. By doing this it should allow some water to go into the holding tank for fire protection. On Wednesday town staff will be conducting some water testing and residents may experience loss of water during this time.
Residents are reminded that a Water Boil Order is still into effect and water for consumption must be boiled for at least one minute.
The Town apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
Here's a Q&A sheet from CNWM prepared for their new policy on collection from garbage boxes - we think it will answer many of the questions put forward in recent days. This policy was implemented September 1, 2020 and covers all communities, with some 18,000 residents, served by CNWM including Gander, Bishop's Falls, Point Leamington, and Peterview.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - NOVEMBER 12, 2020
The Town of Botwood is having difficulty maintaining a minimum level of water in the storage tank that services the communities of Botwood, Peterview and Northern Arm.
All three community’s residents should cease immediately any and all non-essential water uses. All residents need to do their part to keep the water flowing to our communities. All residents are asked to conserve water so that we can have water for emergency and fire protection purposes.
While the Town works on this problem and repairs any breaks located, residents will experience low water pressure and/or dirty water. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
WATER UPDATE - NOVEMBER 19, 2020
The Town of Botwood wishes to advise residents of Botwood, Northern Arm and Peterview along with Swanee Pool Road that the water situation is now stabilized. There is a reasonable amount of water in the tank at this time.
Residents are reminded that the Boil Order Advisory is still into effect. We are hoping that this will be lifted in the next day or so. Everyone will be advised when the Boil Order has been lifted.
We thank you for your patience as we work through this matter.
Back page of 2020 Christmas Newsletter from the Town of Botwood
TOWN OF BOTWOOD - COVID - 19
MARCH 18, 2020
Town Facilities closed until further notice please see link below.
IMPORTANT!! EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATLEY!!! PLEASE SHARE!!
November 16, 2020
THE TOWN OF BOTWOOD WISHES TO ADVISE RESIDENTS OF BOTWOOD, PETERVIEW AND NORTHERN ARM THAT THERE IS A MAJOR WATER BREAK IN THE NEWBAY ROAD LINE. CREWS HAVE BEEN DISPATCHED TO THE LOCATION.
TOWNS WILL EXPERIENCE NO WATER OR VERY LITTLE WATER. THIS WATER SHORTAGE WILL BE IN EXCESS OF 24 HOURS.
RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO CONSERVE WATER USAGE AS WATER WITHIN THE COMMUNITIES MAY BE NEEDED FOR FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES.
WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE. WE ASK FOR RESIDENTS PATIENCE IN THIS MATTER. WE WILL UPDATE AS THE SITUATION CHANGES.