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Meeting Minutes

 

 

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.