The Marystown Targa Concerned Citizens’ Coalition held a closed door meeting with the town council Tuesday night.
Council reviewing Targa
Spokesman Mike Brennan offered up a presentation opposing council’s decision to ban Targa from the town after 12 years. Council based its decision in the main on feedback received from municipal voters last September on the impact of Targa on the town.
Mr. Brennan centred his presentation on the event’s safety record over the course of its duration, the economic benefit to local businesses/charities and the worldwide tourism reach for the town and the Burin Peninsula region.
When asked by supporters after he emerged from the meeting on council’s reaction to the presentation, Mr. Brennan said “I don’t know. It’s hard to read them.”
Council decided in the regular public meeting, following the closed session, to send the presentation to two committees – Protection to Persons and Properties and Tourism and Special Events – for review and recommendation to council as a whole at a later public meeting.
The coalition plans to follow-up with a copy of its presentation to council.