Clarks Harbour Mayor Leigh Stoddart.
By Kathy Johnson
Further improvements to the Royal Canadian Legion and the possibility of converting the F.A. Brannen Memorial Ball Park into a dual purpose field are on the horizon for the Town of Clark’s Harbour in 2014.
“We’re going to be doing more social activities at the legion,” said Mayor Leigh Stoddart. “Senior’s nights, movie nights… we’re getting set up for that now,” he said, while working on the installation of the projector last week. Upgrades to the legion kitchen will also be undertaken in 2014.
Mayor Stoddart said the town is also giving some thought to converting the F.A. Brannen Memorial Ball Park into a dual purpose field by creating a soccer field that would run across the existing outfield. “It would be double duty,” said Stoddart.
The Town is also looking forward to the completion of the expansion of the Clark’s Harbour Elementary School. Mayor Stoddart said additional property has been purchased to accommodate the expansion. The residential property at the corner of School and Main Street has been purchased by the school board and will be demolished this spring, providing more space for the playground and parking.
The school is scheduled for completion in the fall, and will accommodate all elementary students on Cape Sable Island.
Aside from that, Mayor Stoddart said it will be business as usual for the Town in 2014, with routine maintenance paving projects being undertaken, and special community celebrations hosted, such as the Clark’s Harbour School Reunion in August, which is expected to attract several hundred participants, and the annual Canada Day celebrations.
“We’re also thinking about another Cape Day in the summer,” said Mayor Stoddart, who is also a member of the Friends of the Cape Light group.