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Plaid for Dad

The Town is showing support for prostate cancer awareness by wearing plaid on Friday, June 16th. Please join with us in supporting “Plaid for Dad”

Land for Sale

The Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm is selling three parcels of land located at 90, 92, and 94 Main Road, Bide Arm. The estimated fair market value and minimum bid accepted for each land lot is $ 3500. The survey of the land and conveyance is the responsibility of the purchaser. A 25% non-refundable down payment of the total costs is required within 10 business days of the motion of council confirming the sale. The remainder is due at date of closing. Payment is accepted by certified cheque, cash or debit. Land can be viewed by contacting the Town Office at 457-2413.

Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Land Sale – Bide Arm” by mail at:
Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm
P.O. Box 10
Roddickton, NL
A0K 4P0

or in person at 81 Major’s Street by the closing date and time.
Bids will be received up to Friday, June 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm.

Guidelines on regular waste collection from Norpen

Message from Norpen on regular waste collection.

• Curbside waste is collected year-round, once per week. For storm days and holidays the next possible collection day will be used. Changes to regular schedule will be announced @ and Norpen Facebook page (Norpen Waste) for all residents, and @ 709-454-3336 for residents of Subregions 1, 2, and 3.
• Waste must be in standard size garbage bags – ‘grocery bags’, ‘kitchen catchers’ and ‘large yard’ waste bags are not acceptable.
• Waste is to be at the curb (within 10 feet of the edge of pavement) by 8:00 a.m. on collection day.
• If waste bins are used for collection at the curb, they must be kept clean and tidy.
• Waste must be covered.
• Each bag must not exceed 35 pounds.
• Garbage bags must be tied before placing them at the curb.
• Broken glass, sharps, knives, and syringes must be clearly marked and packaged in a puncture-proof container. The marked container is to be placed at the curb separate from garbage bags.
• Containers of liquid, including paint will not be collected. Empty or dried out paint cans can be placed in a regular garbage bag with other household waste.
• Hazardous waste will not be collected; items, liquids or materials can be taken to the landfill site for disposal.
• Electronic waste such as televisions, computers, computer accessories, stereos, stereo components, etc. will not be taken during regular waste collection; these items will be collected during spring clean-up or can be taken to the landfill site for recycling.
• Ashes will not be collected.
• Cardboard must be put in tied up bags (standard garbage bags) or broken down and bundled, to measure no more than 2 feet by 2 feet by 1 foot.
• If residents are not in compliance with waste collection regulations, waste can be refused. For the first infraction, waste will be taken and a tag will be left noting the infraction. If the problem is not rectified on the following collection day, then waste will be refused.

Bulk Garbage Collection

Norpen has set the dates for clean up as follows:
– Roddickton, Wednesday, June 7 and 14
– Bide Arm, Thursday, June 8 and 15
Residents are reminded garbage is not to be placed at curb side until the day of the scheduled pickup.

More details will be available from Norpen in the coming days.


Congratulations to the 2017 Graduating Class of Cloud River Academy! Start each day believing in your dreams. Know without a doubt that you were made for great things. Have a safe and fun grad.

Disconnection of Services

Water Disconnection Notices

For those individuals owing taxes to the Town from 2016 and prior today, May 11, 2017 is the last day to avoid disconnection of services by paying your account in full. All affected individuals have been severed notice of this by registered mail. For those who have not picked up the registered mail, disconnection of services will still happen after today if taxes are not paid in full.
Please refer to section 132 of the Municipalities Act
Disconnection of service
132. (1) Where a tax, fee, levy, assessment, fine or other charge imposed by a council is in arrears, in addition to other remedies that a council has to enforce payment, a council may disconnect the service of a water system, sewage system or water and sewage system provided to the person who owes the tax, fee, levy, assessment, fine or charge to the council.

Seniors Housing Discretionary Use


The Town Council of Roddickton-Bide Arm is considering an application for senior housing to be located at 75 Cloud Drive. As per the Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm Development Regulations, the proposed development is a discretionary use located in the “Commercial” zone.

Before making a final decision regarding this application, the Town Council of Roddickton-Bide Arm wishes to receive any comments or representations on this matter. Anyone wishing to make a comment, objection or representation should submit a written statement outlining their concern to the Town Clerk by 4:00 pm, Monday, May 15, 2017.

For more information about this application, please call the Town Office at (709) 457-2413.

Discount Date

Discount Date
Due to April 30, 2017 being on a Sunday, the Town will honor the 10% and 5% discount on property and water/sewer taxes for residential and commercial respectively on Monday, May , 2017.

Request for Quote

Request for Quote

The Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm will be hosting a cold plate supper on April 25, 2017 for volunteers in the community. We are requesting quotes from any interested parties for the supply of 100 cold plates, including plates and cutlery. Tea, Coffee, Dessert, Cups and Napkins are not to be included.

Quotes detailing cold plate contents will be received up to Friday, March 31, 2017 at 4:30 pm.

The lowest of any quote not necessarily accepted or awarded.