West Side Charlies in court over noise complaints

Published on January 27, 2016
West Side Charlies in Bay Roberts.
Compass file photo

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.

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.