West Side Charlies in court over noise complaints

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The Town of Bay Roberts is taking the owners of West Side Charlies to court for allegedly failing to comply with a town order issued last year.

West Side Charlies in Bay Roberts.

10641 Newfoundland Ltd. is facing one charge under the Municipalities Act for failure or refusal to comply with an order.

At a council meeting last June, several residents from the Country Road area told councillors music being played at the business after 11 p.m. was too loud. Later in that same meeting, council unanimously approved a motion to advise West Side Charlies to either turn off music or play it at an acceptable level from 11 p.m. till closing.

The specific charge leveled against the company covers a two-week period from Oct. 17-31, 2015.

Tamara Neil, manager of the Bay Roberts location, told Judge Jacqueline Brazil Wednesday the company intends to plead not guilty. The judge suggested it would be best to wait until the company has a lawyer in place to look over the evidence before entering a plea and selecting trial dates.

Bay Roberts lawyer Richard Collins is representing the town. The case will return to Harbour Grace provincial court March 16.

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Organizations: Newfoundland

Geographic location: Bay Roberts

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  • Rhonda Parsons
    January 28, 2016 - 11:30

    To bad the town of Harbour Grace does not take a page from this . How about ship breaking near a residential area from 6:AM to 6:PM every day for two weeks, and have your senses adulterated by all the different odors emitting from the marina .

  • Mrs.H
    January 27, 2016 - 19:35

    Happy to hear this. No, Roger these residents of Country Road are actually not close to the council. What people don't know is that Westside Charlie's were given ample opportunity to have the music to a tolerable level on many occasions. However, failed to comply. It has been an issue dating back 10 years ago on and off. Sadly if the current management acted more professionally the town would not have taken legal action. There is a noise by law that every citizen has to abide by... Even down to simply a chain saw going 2 o'clock in the morning. I hope this issued is resolved for both parties involved. Do people actually think that the town would take legal action if they never had concrete evidence to back their case?? Pointless in pleading not guilty. The town would not waste their money.

  • Roger
    January 27, 2016 - 15:12

    Wow! The town of Bay Roberts are actually following through? The loud noise must be affecting somebody close enough to the council for them to care.