Town adds venue to New Years fun

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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TRURO - New Year's on the town will have a new venue for part of this year's celebrations.
Town council approved a motion to move entertainment and other activities to the former Douglas Street elementary school on Monday while utilizing Victoria Park to set off the fireworks. Two councillors (Sharron Byers and Brian Kinsman) voted against the move.
It will be the third venue for the event in the past three years. Last year the town used Victoria Park and the Normal College, while the year before it used the Normal College and area in front of the Truro police station.
The town's parks, recreation and culture department had asked council to approve having all the activities at the former elementary school. "We kind of separated the crowd," Mills said of the rationale. "There were thoughts of bringing the two events back together again."
Byers raised concerns regarding fireworks being set off in a residential area. "I don't think it's appropriate," she said, noting the town should ask the residents first.
Deputy mayor Greg MacArthur said he thought people would understand the noise for New Year's Eve and Coun. Charles Cox said the decibel level would not be much different from Victoria Park to the school because of the proximity of the two locations.
Parking was also raised as a concern.
After the vote Kinsman questioned if it accomplished what the department had hoped for as events are still at two different venues. "It's not two miles apart," Cox replied.

Organizations: Normal College, Town council

Geographic location: Victoria Park, New Years, Douglas Street

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