Town Council

Message from The Mayor

Mayor Philip Wood

Mayor Philip Wood

Well 2017 is now in the history books and 2018 is here! There is good reason to think (and hope) that it will be equally as good a year for the Town of Bay Roberts as 2017!

December past, Council presented its Budget for 2018. It was a balanced budget ($9.4M) designed to provide the necessary core services that residents are asking for and deserve. It was also a Budget that will see major investments in infrastructure and recreation. Some highlights include:

  • No changes to tax rates for both property and business owners along with no increase in Water & Sewer Taxes.
  • The continuation of the 10% discount for early payment for seniors and also the continuation of our low income senior payment plan.
  • Upgrades and completion of some work from 2017 at the Wilbur Sparkes Recreation Complex as outlined in our Recreation Master Plan that was adopted in 2014. These include the addition of a splash-pad and completion of some work in order to help make the facility inclusive for all. The budget also provides for upgrades to the Butlerville Ball field along with providing monies for necessary repairs to the washrooms at the Bay Arena.
  • The budget, through a variety of funding options, will see funding provided for necessary waste water system improvements and complete planned road infrastructure projects for Country Road, Goose Pond Hill, along with replacing the Klondyke Bridge. Monies have also been set aside in hopes of partnering with both the Federal and Provincial Governments focusing on pedestrian safety and promoting additional economic activity along Route 70.

Once again, I would also like to remind residents about our Recycling Program. I urge everyone to Reduce, Reuse & Participate so as this project continues to grow bigger and better – remember Recycling helps our environment in a very big way and is also more economical for taxpayers!

There will undoubtedly be a lot of activities ongoing this Winter Season both in Bay Roberts and in the surrounding area. I encourage everyone to get out and about and enjoy what the season has to offer. Get involved – take in as many of these events as possible in order to show your support. To see what’s on the go – check regularly at At the same time, congratulations and thank you to all of our volunteers – please continue with your efforts in 2018 – they are much appreciated.

Lastly, to say the least about the weather in Newfoundland & Labrador, it is very unpredictable. In Winter I’m sure it is even more so. As a result, I ask everyone to stay prepared for the snow, ice and colder temperatures that will surely come this season. Most importantly – drive safely! Our Works Department is always out there during this time of year doing their very best to maintain safe driving conditions for all! Thanking everyone in advance for their support and cooperation. All the best – I hope it is an enjoyable season for all!

Telephone: 709-786-0204


Deputy Mayor Walter Yetman  
Deputy Mayor Walter Yetman
Cell: 222-9077
Councillor Wade Oates
Councillor Wade Oates
Cell: 689-8089
Councillor Dean Franey
Councillor Dean Franey  
Councillor Silas Badcock
Councillor Silas Badcock
Cell: 683-8580
Councillor Geoff Seymour
Councillor Geoff Seymour
Cell 683-1942
Councillor Frank Deering
Councillor Frank Deering
Cell 683-3325

Financial Statements

Financial Statements starting in 2004.  New statements will be added as they are approved.

Council Regular Meetings

Public Meetings of the Council are Held in Council Chambers at Town Hall in the Cable Building.

Council Regular Meeting Schedule for 2018. Meetings Commence at 7:00 pm.

          • January 9th
          • January 23rd
          • February 13th
          • February 27th
          • March 13th
          • March 27th
          • April 10th
          • April 24th
          • May 8th
          • May 22nd
          • June 19th
          • July 17th
          • August 14th
          • September 11th
          • September 25th
          • October 9th
          • October 23rd
          • November 13th
          • November 27th
          • December 11th

Meetings commence Tuesdays at 7:00pm. Other meetings (if necessary) – call of the Chair (preferably Tuesdays). You will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the minutes. If you do not have a copy, you can download it for free online. Submissions for Council Meetings have to be received by 12 noon the Thursday prior to council meetings. Please Note: In light of the Privacy Policy, on the Bay Roberts Website, the Town has decided to use civic addresses to identify persons discussed in Council Meetings. The names of individuals are included in the officially recorded minutes which are a matter of public record and are available at the town council office.

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