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January 2020 Archive

 

Monday, January 27th, 2020

 

Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of Council held on Monday, January 27th, 2020 in Council Chambers.

 

Attendees:                  Mayor Keith Howell (Chair)

                                    Councillor Shawn Budgell

                                    Councillor Michael Wheaton

                                    Councillor Dale Howell

                                    Clerk/Manager Dianne Goodyear

 

Guest:                         Clifton Ellsworth

 

Absent:                       Deputy Mayor Marlene Peddle

                                    Councillor Dwight Day

                                    Councillor Gordon Blackwood

 

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

 

Agenda:                      Motion-4509-20-Councillor S. Budgell/Councillor M. Wheaton

                                    Resolve that the Agenda be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                         Councillor S. Budgell

                                                            Councillor M. Wheaton          Councillor D. Howell

                                    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 held on January 13th, 2020 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-4510-20-Councillor S. Budgell/Councillor M. Wheaton

                                    Resolve that the Minutes of the Regular Public Council Meeting of January 13th, 2020 be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                         Councillor S. Budgell

                                                            Councillor M. Wheaton          Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Guest:                         Mayor Howell welcomed Guest Clifton Ellsworth to the Meeting.

                                    Motion-4511-20-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor M. Wheaton

Resolve to enter into a “Privileged Session” to address Mr. Ellsworth’s concerns.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                         Councillor S. Budgell

                                                            Councillor M. Wheaton          Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

                                    Discussion

 

                                    Motion-4512-20-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor M. Wheaton

Resolve to return to an “Open Session” for the remainder of the meeting.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                         Councillor S. Budgell

                                                            Councillor M. Wheaton          Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Howell thanked Mr. Ellsworth for coming and sharing his concerns. Mr. Ellsworth left the meeting at 7:45 p.m. The concerns brought forward will be researched and brought back to future meeting for further discussion.

 

Business

Arising:                      Admin. Clerk Position Hiring Committee

Councillor S. Budgell and Councillor D. Howell both agreed to sit on the hiring committee.

 

Bluetooth – Town Vehicles

Bluetooth and 2 way radios were both discussed as options for the outside workers to have contact with the office while driving or operating equipment and at their various worksites. Clerk/Manager will check out prices of portable 2 way radios and data usage for Bluetooth. Results will be brought back for further discussion.

 

Business

Arising:                      Water Reading Site

No further problems have arisen with the outside tap. Workers recommend that they continue using this site for the water readings. Members were in agreement.

 

Rink

More pictures of damage to the boards at the rink were circulated to members. Members were in agreement that the outside worker can sand off and spray paint the lightly scraped sections for safety reasons. The deeper cuts/scrapes will also be addressed. Councillor S. Budgell will assess the damage and assist the workers with the repairs.

 

MNL – Letter of concern

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

 

Committees:

Finance:                     4th Quarter 2019 Financial Reports

The 4th Quarter 2019 Financial Reports were presented to and reviewed by members. The town remains in very good shape overall.

 

Public Works:           Water Report

Satisfactory.

 

Routine Screen Inspection

                                    Screen inspection at the Pond – Jan. 23/20. No cleaning required.

 

Rec. Committee:        Break-in

Members were informed that a break-in occurred at the Recreation Center over the past weekend. The matter has been reported to the RCMP and they are investigating. Members discussed installing solar, action activated lighting on the building. Councillor Budgell will research the lighting options and bring results back for further discussion.

 

Accounts Payable:

NL Power                                                        $   227.28 – Hydro – Booster Stn.

NL Power                                                        $   174.19 – Hydro – Chlor. Chambers  

NL Power                                                        $   453.59 – Hydro – Garage

NL Power                                                        $   511.34 – Hydro – Mun. Bldg.

NL Power                                                        $   797.71 – Hydro – Fire Hall

NL Power                                                        $     44.25 – Hydro – Lift Station

Carmanville Value Grocer                               $       7.78 – Kitchen Supplies

Receiver General for Canada                          $   212.08 – Payroll Remitt. (2019)

Receiver General for Canada                          $4,004.62 – Payroll Remitt. (Jan.2020)

CIBC Mellon                                                   $   429.50 – Pension Premiums (Jan)

NAPE                                                              $   129.94 – Union Dues (Jan)

G & M Services                                               $   421.52 – Gas 260.62: Diesel 160.90

Carmanville Value Grocer                               $     23.92 – Janitorial/Kitchen Supplies

Computer Shack Inc.                                       $   647.44 –Printer

DSI                                                                  $   358.80 – Town Cheques

 

                                    Motion-4513-20-Councillor M. Wheaton/Councillor D. Howell

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

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                         Councillor S. Budgell

                                                            Councillor M. Wheaton          Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

New Business:           Crown Land Referral App.

Council has no objections or restrictions to the Crown Land referral application to build a cabin at White Water Pond.

 

Adjournment:            Motion-4514-20-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor S. Budgell

Resolve that Council do now adjourn to meet again on Monday, February 10th, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                         Councillor S. Budgell

                                                            Councillor M. Wheaton          Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.      

        

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, January 13th, 2020

 

Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of Council held on Monday, January 13th, 2020 in Council Chambers.

 

Attendees:                  Mayor Keith Howell (Chair)

                                    Councillor Shawn Budgell

                                    Councillor Dwight Day

                                    Councillor Michael Wheaton (arrived late)

                                    Councillor Gordon Blackwood

                                    Councillor Dale Howell

                                    Clerk/Manager Dianne Goodyear

 

Absent:                       Deputy Mayor Marlene Peddle

 

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

 

Agenda:                      Motion-4501-20-Councillor S. Budgell/Councillor D. Day

                                    Resolve that the Agenda be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                Councillor S. Budgell

                                                            Councillor D. Day          Councillor G. Blackwood

                                                            Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Minutes:                     Mayor Howell asked if there were any errors or omissions to the Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting held on December 9th, 2019 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-4502-20-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor G. Blackwood

Resolve that the Minutes of the Regular Public Council Meeting of December 9th, 2019 be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                Councillor S. Budgell

                                                            Councillor D. Day          Councillor G. Blackwood

                                                            Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Business 

Arising:                      Fireman’s Ball

Members were updated on the final plans/progress of the upcoming Fireman’s Ball and were in agreement to participate in the presentations.

 

Councillor Michael Wheaton arrived at the meeting at 7:40 p.m.

 

Complaint 131 Main St.

The complainant was not satisfied with Council’s response and asked to have the matter brought back to Council for further consideration. Members were in agreement to notify the owner that the town received a complaint about the condition of the building.

 

Admin. Clerk Position

Members were in agreement that the part-time position of Admin. Clerk for 2 days a week be posted. The successful candidate will work on collections and be trained to cover for Clerk/Manager during absences. The wage will be determined based on the incumbent’s education and qualifications. There will be a probationary period of 6 months. The hiring committee will consist of Mayor, Clerk/Manager and a Council Member to be determined at a later date.

 

Committees:

Finance:                     Business Tax Proposal (Privileged Session)

(Councillor M. Wheaton left the meeting at 8:00 p.m. due to a conflict of interest)

                                    Motion-4503-20-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor D. Day

                                    Resolve to enter into a “Privileged Session” to discuss this topic.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                Councillor S. Budgell

                                                            Councillor D. Day          Councillor G. Blackwood

                                                            Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Discussion.

 

                                    Motion-4504-20-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor G. Blackwood

Resolve to return to an “Open Session” for the remainder of the meeting.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                Councillor S. Budgell

                                                            Councillor D. Day          Councillor G. Blackwood

                                                            Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

                                   

Further research is required on this matter – results will be brought back to future meeting for further discussion and decision.

 

Councillor M. Wheaton was invited back to the meeting and returned at 8:25 p.m.)

 

Public Works:           Water Report

                                    Satisfactory.

 

Clean & Safe Drinking Water Workshop

Members were in agreement to send our Outside Worker and both Part-Time Workers to this workshop.

 

Public Works:           Bluetooth – Town Vehicles

Further research is required. Results will be brought back to future meeting for further discussion.

 

Permits within 15 meters of waterbody

Members were reminded by the Department of Environment that any development within 15 meters of a waterbody requires a permit to be issued by the Department as per the Water Resources Act.

 

Battery Operated Thawing Machine re Water Reading Sites

A problem with freezing of the outside tap at one of the water reading sites was discussed by members. Members were in agreement to check an alternate site for that area. Results will be brought back to future meeting.

 

Rink

Members were in agreement to reimburse the Rec. Committee for 1 sheet of plywood that was damaged during snow clearing at the Rink.

 

Fire Dept:                  Membership Application

                                    Motion-4505-20-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor G. Blackwood

Resolve that the Application for Membership to the Fire Department for Mitchell Nippard be approved as presented.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                         Councillor S. Budgell

                                                            Councillor D. Day                   Councillor M. Wheaton

Councillor G. Blackwood       Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Incident Reports

Two Incident Reports were presented to members for their perusal.

 

Accounts

Payable:

Feltham’s Construction Limited         $   920.00 – Barriers-Playground (Paid)

TRIO Benefits                                    $   256.14 – Health Premiums Dec. (Paid)

Central Office Equipment                   $   194.83 – Office Supplies (Paid)

Pennell’s Service Station                    $   133.23 – Sander Harness/Connectors (Paid)

Pennell’s Service Station                    $   586.33 – Batteries – Pumper (Paid)

Central Cashier’s Office                     $   115.00 – Lease of Land re Outfall (Paid)

David Parsons                                     $  75.00 – Heaters @ Garage (Paid)

Carmanville Value Grocer                  $   457.80 – Christmas Dinner @ Rec (Paid)

NL Power                                            $     43.70 – Hydro – Lift Stn. (Paid)

NL Power                                            $   719.97 – Hydro – Fire Hall (Paid)

NL Power                                            $   196.26 – Hydro – Booster Stn. (Paid)

NL Power                                            $   420.95 – Hydro – Town Office (Paid)

NL Power                                            $   110.79 – Hydro – Chlor. Chambers (Paid)

NL Power                                            $   306.45 – Hydro – Garage (Paid)

Carmanville Value Grocer                  $   462.98 – Christmas Turkeys – Fire Dept. (Paid)

NAPE                                                  $   109.59 – Union Dues Dec. (Paid)

CIBC Mellon                                      $   436.74 – Pension Premiums Dec. (Paid)

Receiver General for Canada              $3,805.13 – Payroll Remittance Dec. (Paid)

G & M Services                                  $   335.07 – Gas: Town 205: FD 130 (Paid)

Bell Aliant                                           $     76.70 – Phone – FD

Bell Aliant                                           $   303.30 – Phone/Fax/Internet – Office

Bell Mobility                                      $     36.45 – Phone – Cell

Carmanville Value Grocer                  $     7.80 – Kitchen Supplies

Newfoundland Power                         $1,804.32 – Hydro – Street Lighting

ProCom                                               $3,909.67 – Townsuite Support

Municipalities NL                               $   984.20 – Membership Fees – 2020

PMA                                                    $   168.30 – Membership Fees – 2020

FCM                                                    $   311.62 – Membership Fees – 2020

Tulk’s Home Hardware                       $   231.09 – Bump Signs/Janitorial/Thermostat

Rockwater                                           $1,482.12 – Chlorine

Municipal Assessment Agency           $3,042.00 – 1st Quarter 2020 Assess. Fees

Dooley’s Trucking                              $     21.85 – Courier Service

CNWM                                               $1,740.80 – Tipping Fees – Dec. 2019

G & M Services                                  $   598.41 – Gas 271: Diesel 372

Pennell’s Service Station                    $   220.63 – Battery FD Pickup

TRIO                                                   $   333.61 – Health Premiums

Gary Winters                                       $   400.00 – DJ – Fireman’s Ball

Sharon Parsons                                   $1,260.00 – Caterer – Fireman’s Ball

 

                                    Motion-4506-20-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor G. Blackwood

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

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                         Councillor S. Budgell

                                                            Councillor D. Day                   Councillor M. Wheaton

Councillor G. Blackwood       Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

New Business:           Crown Lands Referral

                                    Motion-4507-20-Councillor G. Blackwood/Councillor S. Budgell

Resolve that council has no objections or restrictions on the application for Crown Lands as presented.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                         Councillor S. Budgell

                                                            Councillor D. Day                   Councillor M. Wheaton

Councillor G. Blackwood       Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Members

Business:                    MNL – Letter of concern

Further research is required. Results will be brought back to the next meeting for further discussion.

 

Members

Business:                    Quarry Activity Sessions

A Public consultation regarding the review of the legislation that regulates quarry activity in Newfoundland and Labrador is scheduled in Grand Falls-Windsor on January 27th, 2020. Any member wishing to attend should contact the office to get registered.

 

Adjournment:            Motion-4508-20-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor S. Budgell

Resolve that Council do now adjourn to meet again on Monday, January 27th, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                         Councillor S. Budgell

                                                            Councillor D. Day                   Councillor M. Wheaton

Councillor G. Blackwood       Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

                                    Meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.