October 23, 2018
Councillor Quilty Receives 25 Year Municipal Service Recognition
Councillor Quilty received recognition last week at the public meeti ng of  council  held on Tuesday, October 16  for 25 Years of Municipal Service.  T he 25 Year Municipal Long Service Award is presented by the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment through Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador to recognize municipal service spanning from 12 to 35 years.

Councillor Quilty was first elected to Paradise Town Council in 1993 and has been continually re-elected since, either as a member of council, or as Deputy Mayor for the Town.  Through 25 years of service, Councillor Quilty has advanced and championed many of the committees, plans and programs that have helped make Paradise exceptional. Thank you to councillor Quilty for your dedicated work, and congratulations on this special recognition.
Small Business Week
Small Business Week was established by the Business Development Bank of Canada in 1981 and each year, celebrates outstanding contribution of Canada's small and medium-sized businesses.

To celebrate the occasion this year, from October 14 - 20 council and staff visited with some local businesses that help make our Town a great place to live, work and play. Pictures and information on these site visits can be found on our social media channels and on our Small Business Week page.

We also launched our new Paradise Business Directory this week, including information on many of the Town's small businesses. 
Town of Paradise Business Directory
The Town has a new Business Directory! The  Paradise Business Directory  provides info on businesses located in the Town of Paradise, and allows residents and visitors to search and sort places to avail of goods and services right here. Use the directory to find restaurants, retail shops, services, attractions, and more. The directory includes contact information, addresses, and maps, as well as links to external websites and social media pages. 

Learn more and visit the Business Directory at  Paradise.ca/Directory .
Guy Fawkes Event
Join us for our annual roasting fires event in celebration of Guy Fawkes Night! 

This free event is happening from 6:30 and 8:30 P.M. on Monday, November 5 at Paradise Park, Sarah Davis Way. The Town provides free wieners, marshmallows and beverages for all to enjoy. This event will not have large bonfires. 

In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held the following evening (Tuesday, November 6) at the same time. Please note that the main parking lot at Paradise Park is closed. Parking for this event will be at the Paradise Double Ice Complex or top parking lot with access to the park via the walkway. See you there!  For more info, visit the event page or Paradise.ca/Events .
Paradise Park Entrance Work
To facilitate the construction of a new entrance and automated gate system to Paradise Park, the main park entrance will be closed to all vehicular traffic for approximately four to six weeks. The park and its amenities will remain open, however users will have to avail of parking at the Paradise Double Ice Complex parking lot, and access the park via the walkway.

This project is the latest phase of work as part of the Paradise Park enhancements. It includes installation of an automated gate system at the park entrance and permanent fencing along a portion of the trail system near the park. This work was scheduled for the fall to minimize impact on users. The Town apologizes for any inconvenience this work may cause.
Municipal Assessments
Property owners in Paradise are reminded that the deadline to officially appeal a Property Assessment Notice is 30 days  from the date of issuance, as printed on your notice.

The Municipal Assessment Agency sent property assessment to residents by mail at the beginning of October 2018. To file an appeal, please complete the appeal form on the bottom of the notice and follow the instructions. For additional information, please refer to the Municipal Assessment Agency  Brochure on Property Assessment Appeals.
Burnaby Road Closure
The Town of Paradise is advising residents that work is underway at the intersection of Burnaby Drive and McNamara Drive as of 9:00 a.m. Monday, October 22. This involves closing the intersection to all traffic. It will be closed for approximately four to five days.

This work is part of the road and sewer upgrades ongoing in the area. While work is completed at the intersection, there will be no access between Burnaby Drive and McNamara Drive and access to the Valley Ridge subdivision will only be available through Tipperary Street. Appropriate signage will be placed in the area, and access to Valley Ridge subdivision through Tipperary Street will be for local traffic only. The Town apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this work.
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