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June 2017 Archive

 

  

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

 

Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of Council held on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 in Council Chambers.

 

Attendees:                  Mayor Keith Howell (Chair)

                                    Deputy Mayor Marlene Peddle (arrived late)

                                    Councillor Dale Howell

                                    Councillor Kim Blackwood

                                    Councillor Michel Bailet

                                    Councillor Linda Bailet

                                    Clerk/Manager Dianne Goodyear

 

Absent:                       Councillor Sam Winsor

 

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

 

Agenda:                      Motion-4098-17-Councillor K. Blackwood/Councillor D. Howell

                                    Resolve that the Agenda be adopted as presented.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                       Councillor D. Howell

                                                            Councillor K. Blackwood     Councillor M. Bailet

                                                            Councillor L. 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 June 12th, 2017 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-4099-17-Councillor L. Bailet/Councillor D. Howell

Resolve that the Minutes of the Regular Public Council Meeting of June 12th, 2017 be adopted as circulated.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                       Councillor D. Howell

                        Councillor K. Blackwood     Councillor M. Bailet

                        Councillor L. Bailet

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:     0

Motion Carried.

 

Business 

Arising:                      Response from Corporal Bishop

Members were in agreement to invite Corporal Bishop to a meeting to discuss the rules pertaining to dirt bike/ATV use on town roads.

 

                                    (Deputy Mayor Peddle arrived at the meeting at 7:45 p.m.)

 

Generator

Motion-4100-17-Councillor M. Bailet/Councillor L. Bailet

Resolve to purchase a new Generator as per the quote provided.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                  Deputy Mayor Peddle

                        Councillor D. Howell      Councillor K. Blackwood

                        Councillor M. Bailet        Councillor L. Bailet

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:     0

Motion Carried.

 

Indiscriminate dumping 

Pictures of indiscriminate dumping at the up-harbour turn around shortly after clean up week were distributed and reviewed by members.  It was picked up by the town worker and brought to the Transfer Station. 

 

Committees

Finance:                     Tax Recovery Plan Amendment 

                                    Motion-4101-17-Councillor L. Bailet/Councillor D. Howell 

Resolve to adopt the amendment to the Tax Receivable Summary section of the Tax Recovery Plan for 2017 as presented. 

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                  Deputy Mayor Peddle 

                        Councillor D. Howell      Councillor K. Blackwood 

                        Councillor M. Bailet        Councillor L. Bailet 

Opposed:         0 

Abstaining:     0 

Motion Carried. 

 

Finance:                     Air Conditioner 

                                    Motion-4102-17-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor L. Bailet 

Resolve to purchase an Air Conditioner for the Office provided it can be vented through the wall.

  

In favour:        Mayor Howell                  Deputy Mayor Peddle 

                        Councillor D. Howell      Councillor K. Blackwood 

                        Councillor M. Bailet        Councillor L. Bailet 

Opposed:         0 

Abstaining:     0 

Motion Carried. 

 

(Members will be notified before the purchase.)

 

Business Closure 

Members were informed that effective January 1, 2017 Carmanville Offloading Ltd. ceased operations.  Business Tax will be adjusted from the date written notification was received at the office as per Policy. 

 

Authority to Pay Bills

Motion-4103-17-Councillor D. Howell/Deputy Mayor Peddle 

Resolve that the Clerk/Manager be given Authority to pay bills during the summer months. 

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                  Deputy Mayor Peddle 

                        Councillor D. Howell      Councillor K. Blackwood 

                        Councillor M. Bailet        Councillor L. Bailet 

Opposed:         0 

Abstaining:     0 

Motion Carried. 

 

CEEP 2017-18 

Members were in agreement to apply for the Community Enhancement Program for 2017-18.  The work to be done will be determined later. 

 

Playground

Clerk/Manager received a call from the School Principal and Vice-Principal today that a Certified Playground Inspector did an inspection of the Playground today and it did not pass inspection.  The playground is not up to code and will cost in the tens of thousands of dollars to bring it up to code.  As a result, effective immediately, the Playground has been Shut Down by the School District. 

 

Public Works:           Water Report/Boil Order

The Boil Water Advisory was lifted as of June 22nd, 2017 as per results from Government Services.

 

Culverts 

Members were informed that 3 culverts on our town roads need to be replaced as it appears they have collapsed and 2 others need to be lowered.   There is still a problem with potholes throughout the community that have not been filled and the cut in the pavement on Main Street South has not been paved and is in bad shape.  Members were in agreement to write Trans and Works in Lumsden requesting that these issues be addressed immediately. 

 

Screens

The screens at Grandfather’s Pond were cleaned on June 15th, 2017.  The report and pictures of the screens were circulated to and reviewed by members. 

 

Curbstop Repair

The Curb stop Repair for 354 Main Street has been completed.  The report was presented to and reviewed by members. 

 

Water Usage/Flow Data 

Average water usage for the month of May was 156,438 gal. per day. 

 

Chlorine Readings 

The Chlorine Readings for the month of May were presented to and reviewed by members. 

 

Fire Dept:                  Fire Hydrant 

A letter from the Fire Department requesting to have a Fire Hydrant installed on the Municipal Grounds for training purposes was circulated to and reviewed by members.  The letter stated the cost of the Fire Hydrant would be $1,200 to $1,500.  However, the Clerk/Manager checked the price of a new Fire Hydrant and it is actually $3,680.   

 

Further research is required regarding the availability of used hydrants that would be less expensive.  Information will be brought back to next meeting for further discussion. 

 

Fire Dept:                  Fire Dept. Uniforms

                                    Motion-4104-17-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor D. Howell 

Resolve that approval be given to the Fire Department to proceed with the purchase of shirts, name plates and epaulettes for the 4 new members as requested.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                  Deputy Mayor Peddle

                        Councillor D. Howell      Councillor K. Blackwood 

                        Councillor M. Bailet        Councillor L. Bailet 

Opposed:         0 

Abstaining:     0 

Motion Carried. 

 

Habitat:                      Outside Tap 

                                    Motion-4105-17-Councillor K. Blackwood/Councillor D. Howell 

Resolve to install a Frost Free Outside Tap on the back of the Municipal Building for the Community Garden. 

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                  Deputy Mayor Peddle 

                        Councillor D. Howell      Councillor K. Blackwood 

                        Councillor M. Bailet        Councillor L. Bailet 

Opposed:         0 

Abstaining:     0 

Motion Carried. 

 

Barrel 

Motion-4106-17-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor M. Bailet 

Resolve to install a Barrel to collect rain water for the Community Garden at the front of the Municipal Building in the location of the down spout. 

 

Accounts 

Payable: 

Rockwater                                           $1,235.56 – Chlorine 

Gov. NL                                              $     25.00 – License – Trail 

Saltwire Network                                $   557.88 – Notice of Tax Sale  

Computer Shack                                 $   471.45 – Toners/Printer 

Newfoundland Power                         $     45.31 – Hydro – Chlor. Chambers 

Newfoundland Power                         $   186.14 – Hydro – Mun. Bldg. 

Newfoundland Power                         $   489.01 – Hydro – Fire Hall 

Newfoundland Power                         $   152.82 – Hydro – Booster Station 

Kelly Ford                                           $2,647.89 – Fire Van Parts 

 

                                    Motion-4107-17-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor M. Bailet 

                                    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 M. Bailet        Councillor L. Bailet 

Opposed:         0 

Abstaining:     0 

Motion Carried. 

 

Correspondence: 

From                           Regarding                                          Action 

Town of Gander          Meeting re:  Medical Services            Info Only 

MHA D. Bragg           Funding Application                           Forward to Rec. 

CCNL                         2017 Internship Program                     Info Only 

MAA                           Board Update                                      Info Only 

 

Members  

Business:                    Summer Meeting Dates 

Tentative dates set for the Summer Meetings are July 10th and August 10th, 2017. 

 

Tool Shed 

Motion-4108-17-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor D. Howell 

Resolve that approval be given to the Habitat Committee to use the remaining funds from their 2017 budgeted allocation towards the purchase of a Tool Shed for the Community Garden. 

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                  Deputy Mayor Peddle

                        Councillor D. Howell      Councillor K. Blackwood 

                        Councillor M. Bailet        Councillor L. Bailet 

Opposed:         0 

Abstaining:     0 

Motion Carried. 

 

Projector Orientation 

Tabled to next meeting.

 

Adjournment:            Motion-4109-17-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor M. Bailet 

Resolve that Council do now adjourn to meet again on Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. 

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                  Deputy Mayor Peddle 

                        Councillor D. Howell      Councillor K. Blackwood 

                        Councillor M. Bailet        Councillor L. Bailet 

Opposed:         0 

Abstaining:     0 

Motion Carried. 

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, June 12th, 2017

 

Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of Council held on Monday, June 12th, 2017 in Council Chambers.

 

Attendees:                  Mayor Keith Howell (Chair)

                                    Deputy Mayor Marlene Peddle (arrived late)

                                    Councillor Dale Howell

                                    Councillor Kim Blackwood

                                    Councillor Michel Bailet

                                    Councillor Linda Bailet

                                    Clerk/Manager Dianne Goodyear

 

Absent:                       Councillor Sam Winsor

 

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

 

Agenda:                      “Community Garden” was added to the Agenda under Members Business.

                                    Motion-4091-17-Councillor M. Bailet/Councillor K. Blackwood

                                    Resolve that the Agenda be adopted as amended.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                         Councillor D. Howell

                                                            Councillor K. Blackwood       Councillor M. Bailet

                                                            Councillor L. 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 May 25th, 2017 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-4092-17-Councillor L. Bailet/Councillor D. Howell

Resolve that the Minutes of the Regular Public Council Meeting of May 25th, 2017 be adopted as circulated.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                         Councillor D. Howell

                        Councillor K. Blackwood       Councillor M. Bailet

                        Councillor L. Bailet

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:      0

Motion Carried.

 

Business

Arising:                      Indiscriminate Dumping

Members discussed the amount of indiscriminate dumping in our community, the cost to clean it up, and how to educate the public and prevent it from happening.  It was agreed to compile pictures and cost estimates to do a presentation for the town website and include some information in the next newsletter.

 

Approval of Shed

Questions raised about the prior approval of a shed permit were answered to everyone’s satisfaction.

 

Committees

Finance:                     CIP Approval

Approval has been received from the Gas Tax Secretariat to spend $90,478.73 of the Town’s Gas Tax Funding towards Phase 3 of our Water and Sewer Project.  A new CIP must be completed with Engineering Estimates for future phases for approval to spend the remaining funds.

 

Public Works:           Water Report

                                    Satisfactory

 

                                    (Deputy Mayor Peddle arrived at the meeting at 8:25 p.m.)

 

Boil Water Advisory/Generators

Members discussed alternate ways to inform the public when a Boil Water Advisory has to be announced on weekends or after hours.  Further research is required. 

It was agreed to check prices on a 5000 watt Honda Generator as the town generator has not been working very good since it was purchased and has been repaired several times already.

 

Ball Lock/Trailer

Motion-4093-17-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor L. Bailet

Resolve to purchase a Ball Lock for the new utility trailer.

 

In favour:        Deputy Mayor Peddle             Councillor D. Howell

                        Councillor K. Blackwood       Councillor M. Bailet

                        Councillor L. Bailet

Opposed:         1 – Mayor Howell

Abstaining:      0

Motion Carried.

 

Public Works:           New Waterline Connection

                                    Motion-4094-17-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor L. Bailet

Resolve to approve the waterline connection for 11 Army Road as recommended and presented by the Outside Worker.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                  Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell      Councillor K. Blackwood

                                                            Councillor M. Bailet        Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Waterline Leak

Motion-4095-17-Councillor D. Howell/Deputy Mayor Peddle

Resolve to approve the completion of waterline repairs for 358 A Main Street as recommended and presented by the Outside Worker.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                  Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell      Councillor K. Blackwood

                                                            Councillor M. Bailet        Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Accounts

Payable:

Receiver General for Canada                          $2,255.51 – Payroll Remit (Paid)

CIBC Mellon                                                   $   441.92 – Pension Premiums (Paid)

NAPE                                                              $     55.50 – Union Dues (Paid)

CNWM                                                            $2,161.52 – Collection Fees

CMWM                                                           $1,831.84 – Tipping Fees

Stewart McKelvey                                          $   427.80 – Deed of Conveyance

Stewart McKelvey                                          $   976.88 – 312 A Main Street

Dooley’s Trucking                                          $     21.85 – Courier/ Fire Extinguishers

Goodyear’s Electrical Limited                        $     28.69 – Battery – Exit Sign

NL Power                                                        $     60.37 – Hydro – Garage

NL Power                                                        $1,711.56 – Hydro – Street Lighting

Bell Aliant                                                       $     76.70 – Phone – Fire Dept.

Bell Aliant                                                       $   246.22 – Phone/Fax/Internet-Office

Central Office Equipment                               $     45.62 – Office Supplies

TRIO                                                               $   354.50 – Health Premiums June

D.A.S.I.T. Recharging                                    $     36.22 – Fire Extinguisher Recharge

Kean’s Pump Shop Ltd.                                  $   721.05 – Chem. Feed Backup Pump

G & M Services                                              $   809.16 – Gas:  Town $568/FD $241

Tulk’s Home Hardware                                  $   335.55 – Utility Trailer

 

                                    Motion-4096-17-Deputy Mayor Peddle/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 M. Bailet        Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Correspondence:

From                          Regarding                                                      Action

Town of Gander         Healthcare meeting                                         June 23/17      

MNL                          Regional Government Public Meetings          Centerville June 14/17

                                                                                                           Summerford June 15/17

 

New Business:           Shed Replacement Permits

Permits to replace shed at 75 Main Street and 305 Main Street South were approved as per policy and Accessory Building Permit Regulations.  Request to relocate a shed at 46 Main Street is referred to Newfoundland Power as there are overhead powerlines involved.

 

Members

Business:                    SAM Report

                                    Some of the topics covered were:

-          SAM Report – link to Town website if not already done

-          Wildfire prevention – information Fire Department may promote

-          Domestic Cutting – Town rep could attend meeting re: permits

 

Community Garden

Representatives from Newfoundland Power came on Thursday, June 8th, along with Habitat members and some residents and built and filled the Community Garden boxes behind the Municipal Building.  One of the garden boxes is wheelchair accessible.  A plaque was presented from Newfoundland Power and will be erected in this area.

 

Members

Business:                    Projector Orientation

The projector orientation will take place at the next council meeting as a power surge protector and longer adapter cord is required.

 

Adjournment:            Motion-4097-17-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor M. Bailet

Resolve that Council do now adjourn to meet again on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                  Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell      Councillor K. Blackwood

                                                            Councillor M. Bailet        Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

                                    Meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.