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February 2016 Archive

 

 

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

 

Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of Council held on Monday, February 22nd, 2016 in Council Chambers.

 

Attendees:                  Mayor Keith Howell (Chair)

                                    Deputy Mayor Marlene Peddle (arrived late)

                                    Councillor Dale Howell

                                    Councillor Sam Winsor

                                    Councillor Michel Bailet

                                    Councillor Linda Bailet

 

Absent:                       Councillor Kim Blackwood

 

Call to Order:            Chair @ 7:30 p.m.

 

Agenda:                      Motion-3849-16-Councillor M. Bailet/Councillor S. Winsor

                                    Resolve that the Agenda be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell              Councillor D. Howell

                                                            Councillor S. Winsor   Councillor M. Bailet

                                                            Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

MIN0316:                  Mayor Howell asked if there were any errors or omissions to the Minutes of the Regular Public Council Meeting of February 8th, 2016 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-3850-16-Councillor S. Winsor/Councillor M. Bailet

                                    Resolve that the Minutes of the Regular Public Council Meeting of February 8th, 2016 be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell              Councillor D. Howell

                                                            Councillor S. Winsor   Councillor M. Bailet

                                                            Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

MIN0416:                  Mayor Howell asked if there were any errors or omissions to the Minutes of the Special Public Meeting of Council held on Monday, February 15th, 2016 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-3851-16-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor S. Winsor

                                    Resolve that the Minutes of the Special Public Council Meeting of February 15th, 2016 be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell              Councillor D. Howell

                                                            Councillor S. Winsor   Councillor M. Bailet

                                                            Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

                                    (Deputy Mayor Peddle arrived at the meeting at 7:35 p.m.)

 

Business

Arising:                      New Taxes for Consideration

Further research is required and the results will be brought back to a future meeting for further discussion.

 

Shed/NL Powerline

Resident will be contacted to get an estimate of the cost involved in taking down part of the shed and moving it to the other end. It was agreed that Regulations need to be drafted from the current permit guidelines to prevent occurrences such as this happening in the future.

 

Recycle My Cell

General Agreement that the town would proceed with the Recycle My Cell Project using the Town Office as a drop off site during regular working hours.

 

Committees

Finance:                     Property Tax/Crown Land

General Agreement to inform the resident that if they have let the land revert back to the Crown, their account will be credited as soon as written notification is received at the office.

 

Public Works:           Water Report

                                    Satisfactory

 

Fire Dept:                   Leak under pickup

A new leak was reported under the Fire Dept. pickup. At the previous Fire Meeting they couldn’t find the leak. Outside Worker will check it out.

 

Policy/Spotter

It was agreed that whenever possible a spotter should be in place while Fire Department vehicles are being backed into the Fire Hall.

 

Request to use Fire Hall

A request was received from the Pentecostal Board members to use the Fire Hall for their Family Day event if it had to be moved inside due to rain. They require high ceilings to set up a Complete Obstacle Course Inflatable and a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Bouncy Castle on Wednesday, July 20th. It was suggested they try the school gym for their alternate location as the gym has more room and is much better suited for these activities.

 

Recreation:                Rec. update

The Rec. Committee are hiring a couple of workers to help with the ceiling in the basement and lay flooring, hang and stain cupboards, etc. to finish the interior of the Rec. Center. Electrical should be finished by next week.

 

Accounts

Payable:

Rockwater                                           $1,213.62 – Chlorine

WHSCC                                              $2,626.54 – Worker’s Comp. Premiums

Computer Shack                                 $   463.25 – Printer Toners

NAPA                                                 $     87.00 – Cover-FD pickup

G & M Services                                  $ 512.53 – Gas: 270 Diesel 242

Tulk’s Trucking                                  $ 113.00 – Deliver S/S Mixture

 

                                    Motion-3852-16-Councillor S. Winsor/Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                    Resolve that the outstanding accounts be paid in full as presented.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell              Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell  Councillor S. Winsor

                                                            Councillor M. Bailet    Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Correspondence:

From                                     Regarding      `                                   Action

RNL                                       Physical Activity Challenge               Info Only

MNL                                      Members Handbook                           Info Only 

      

New Business:            Order for Demolition

                                    Motion-3853-16-Councillor L. Bailet/Councillor S. Winsor

Resolve to issue a Demolition Order for 99 Main Street subject to inspection by the Town Engineer and Fire Chief.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell              Deputy Mayor Peddle

                        Councillor D. Howell  Councillor S. Winsor

                        Councillor M. Bailet    Councillor L. Bailet

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:      0

Motion Carried.

 

Members

Business:                    MNL Regional Meeting

Members were reminded that the MNL Regional Meeting is scheduled for February 26th and 27th in Gander. Members interested in attending will confirm within the next couple of days to be registered.

 

Municipal Awareness Day

Municipal Awareness Day is scheduled for May 11th. Councillor Dale Howell will coordinate this event as in past years.

 

Clerk/Manager:        PMA Convention

                                    Clerk/Manager will attend this convention on April 20–22 in St. John’s.

 

Adjournment:           Motion-3854-16-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor M. Bailet

Resolve that Council do now adjourn to meet again on Monday, March 7th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell              Deputy Mayor Peddle

                        Councillor D. Howell  Councillor S. Winsor

                        Councillor M. Bailet    Councillor L. Bailet

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:      0

Motion Carried.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, February 15th, 2016

 

Minutes of a Special Public Meeting of Council held on Monday, February 15th, 2016 in Council Chambers.

 

Attendees:                  Mayor Keith Howell (Chair)

                                    Deputy Mayor Marlene Peddle

                                    Councillor Dale Howell

                                    Councillor Kim Blackwood

                                    Councillor Sam Winsor

                                    Clerk/Manager Dianne Goodyear

 

Absent:                       Councillor Michel Bailet

                                    Councillor Linda Bailet

 

Call to Order:            Chair @ 1:00 p.m.

 

This meeting was called to open tenders received on the Fire Department 2001 Chev. Truck.

Mayor Howell opened the tenders. They were as follows:

  1. Bruce Tulk - $201.50

  2. Nathanael White - $201.00

  3. Cory Boone - $107.35

Motion-3847-16-Councillor K. Blackwood/Councillor D. Howell

Resolve to accept the Tender of $201.50 from Bruce Tulk for the purchase of the pickup.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell              Deputy Mayor Peddle

                        Councillor D. Howell  Councillor K. Blackwood

                        Councillor S. Winsor

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:      0

Motion Carried.

 

                                    Fire Department Heater

General Agreement to proceed with purchasing the same type of heater we currently have in the Fire Hall. Further to get the old heater back and inform Cull’s Electric that we can purchase the heater from Goodyear’s Electric at $1,485.00 plus HST.

 

Temporary Storage of Salt/Sand Mixture

General Agreement to store the salt/sand mixture behind the upper end of the Town Building as discussed.

 

Adjournment:           Motion-3848-16-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor S. Winsor

                                    Resolve that the meeting be adjourned.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell              Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell  Councillor K. Blackwood

                                                            Councillor S. Winsor

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

                                    Meeting adjourned at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

                       

 

 

 

Monday, February 8th, 2016

 

Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of Council held on Monday, February 8th, 2016 in Council Chambers.

 

Attendees:                  Mayor Keith Howell (Chair)

                                    Deputy Mayor Marlene Peddle

                                    Councillor Dale Howell

                                    Councillor Kim Blackwood

                                    Councillor Sam Winsor

                                    Councillor Michel Bailet

                                    Clerk/Manager Dianne Goodyear

 

Absent:                       Councillor Linda Bailet

 

Call to Order:            Chair @ 7:30 p.m.

 

Agenda:                     Motion-3842-16-Councillor K. Blackwood/Councillor M. Bailet

                                    Resolve that the Agenda be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell              Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell   Councillor K. Blackwood

                                                            Councillor S. Winsor    Councillor M. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Minutes:                     Mayor Howell asked if there were any errors or omissions to the Minutes of the Regular Public Council Meeting of January 25th, 2016 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-3843-16-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor M. Bailet

Resolve that the Minutes of the Regular Public Council Meeting of January 25th, 2016 be adopted as circulated.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell              Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell   Councillor K. Blackwood

                                                            Councillor S. Winsor    Councillor M. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Business

Arising:                      New Taxes for Consideration

Information regarding new taxes was circulated to all members for their perusal. Further research is required and new information will be brought back to a future meeting for further discussion.

 

Summer Student Application

Motion-3844-16-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor D. Howell

Resolve to proceed with the 2016 Summer Student Application.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell              Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell   Councillor K. Blackwood

                                                            Councillor S. Winsor    Councillor M. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

NAPE Negotiations

General Agreement to inform the NAPE Representative that Council wishes to delay the NAPE Negotiations until the Municipal Affairs Budget comes down at the end of March.

 

Assessment Review Commissioner

A response should be received from the Town of Musgrave following their meeting Feb. 9th, 2016.

 

Committees

Finance:                     Collections Report

The Collections Report for the month of January was circulated and reviewed by members. General Agreement to proceed with the law firm to obtain the properties we have been working on as they have now become a health and safety issue.

 

Public Works:           Salt/Sand Mixture

General Agreement to get 1 dump truck load of salt/sand mixture delivered to the town property for use throughout the remainder of the winter. In the spring, a more permanent solution will be looked into.

 

Icy Buildup on Road

Trans & Works cleared the road of the icy buildup and our Outside Worker dug a trench to allow the water to drain into the ditch. Area will be monitored in case there is a waterline leak there.

 

Public Works:           Fire Hydrants

It was noted that several of the Fire Hydrants on Main Street South are buried in snow. It was agreed that the fire hydrants throughout the community need to be cleared as soon as the weather permits. Further that they should always be accessible for firefighting purposes throughout the winter.

 

Fire Dept:                   Items for Tender

The Fire Department currently has two old pumps that can go on tender. When the new pump arrives, they will have another one so it was agreed to wait till then to issue the tender.

 

New Pickup Leak

It was brought to council’s attention that the new Fire Dept. pickup has a leak in the rear end oil seal/cover. Work Order will be written to get the leak repaired and new oil is to be put back in.

 

Pickup Tender Opening

The tender for the sale of the old Fire Dept. pickup closes at noon on Monday, February 15th, 2016. A meeting to open the tenders is set for 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15th, 2016.

 

Accounts

Payable:

NL Power                                           $1,704.41 – Hydro – Street Lighting (Paid)

NL Power                                           $   236.63 – Hydro – Booster Station (Paid)

NL Power                                           $   687.79 – Hydro – Fire Hall (Paid)

NL Power                                           $   479.70 – Hydo – Mun. Bldg. (Paid)

NL Power                                           $   162.29 – Hydro – Chlor. Chamber (Paid)

NL Power                                           $   568.32 – Hydro – Garage (Paid)

Receiver General for Canada             $3,037.11 – Payroll Remit – Jan. (Paid)

CIBC Mellon                                      $   476.12 – Pension Premiums Jan. (Paid)

NAPE                                                 $   100.41 – Union Dues – Jan. (Paid)

Bell Mobility                                      $     35.82 – Phone – Cell

Bell Aliant                                          $   210.66 – Fax/Phone/Internet – Office

Bell Aliant                                          $     75.37 – Phone – Fire Dept.

TRIO                                                  $   338.56 – Health Premiums Feb.

Credit Bureau                                     $   27.12 – Collections Commission

CNWM                                               $2,174.70 – Collection Fees - January

CNWM                                               $1,544.40 – Tipping Fees – January

K & D Pratt                                        $6,021.93 – Fire Hose

Tulk’s Home Hardware                      $       9.02 – Lights – Mun. Bldg.

Stewart McKelvey                              $   317.53 – Legal Fees re Land Sales

 

                                    Motion-3845-16-Councillor S. Winsor/Councillor K. Blackwood

                                    Resolve that the outstanding accounts be paid in full as presented.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell              Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell   Councillor K. Blackwood

                                                            Councillor S. Winsor    Councillor M. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Correspondence:

From                                      Regarding                                          Action

MNL                                       Training Schedule 2016                     Info Only

 

Members

Business:                    MNL Central Meeting

Members were reminded that the MNL Central Regional Meeting is scheduled for Feb. 26th and 27th in Gander. Any member wishing to attend should notify the Clerk/Manager to get registered.

 

Adjournment:           Motion-3846-16-Councillor D. Howell/Deputy Mayor Peddle

Resolve that Council do now adjourn to meet again on Monday, February 22nd, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell              Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell   Councillor K. Blackwood

                                                            Councillor S. Winsor    Councillor M. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

                                    Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.