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Meeting Minutes

  

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

 

Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of Council held on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 in Council Chambers.

 

Attendees:                  Mayor Keith Howell (Chair)

                                    Deputy Mayor Marlene Peddle – Remote Attendance

                                    Councillor Shawn Budgell

                                    Councillor Dwight Day

                                    Councillor Michael Wheaton

                                    Councillor Dale Howell

                                    Clerk/Manager Dianne Goodyear

 

Absent:                       Councillor Gordon Blackwood

 

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

 

Agenda:                      Motion-4726-21-Councillor S. Budgell/Councillor D. Day

                                    Resolve that the Agenda be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell            Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton         Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

MIN0421:                   Mayor Howell asked if there were any errors or omissions to the Minutes of the Regular Public Council Meeting held on March 1st, 2021 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-4727-21-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor S. Budgell

Resolve that the Minutes of the Regular Public Council Meeting of March 1st, 2021 be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell            Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton         Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

MIN0521:                   Mayor Howell asked if there were any errors or omissions to the Minutes of the Emergency Meeting held on March 9th, 2021 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-4728-21-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor S. Budgell

                                    Resolve that the Minutes of the Emergency Meeting held on March 9th, 2021 be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell            Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton         Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

                                   

MIN0621:                   Mayor Howell asked if there were any errors or omissions to the Minutes of the Emergency Meeting held on March 10th, 2021 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-4729-21-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor D. Howell

Resolve that the Minutes of the Emergency Meeting held on March 10th, 2021 be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell            Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton         Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Business

Arising:                      Dehumidifier

                                    Motion-4730-21-Councillor D. Howell/Deputy Mayor Peddle

Resolve to purchase a Dehumidifier from Home Hardware as presented provided it has the exhaust system.

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell            Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton         Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Business

Arising:                      Sander

                                    Motion-4731-21-Councillor M. Wheaton/Councillor D. Day

Resolve to purchase the correct module for the Sander as per quote of $1100 provided.

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell            Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton         Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Incident – Loader

A letter was circulated to all members regarding the incident with the Loader. The resident will be advised of Council’s response.

 

Incident – Pumper Compressor

Motion-4732-21-Councillor M. Wheaton/Councillor S. Budgell

Resolve to order the part for the Compressor as presented.

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell            Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton         Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Advertisement

No response was received to the letter sent on March 3rd, 2021. A follow-up letter will be sent by Clerk/Manager.

 

Rink

Members were in agreement to wait until Spring to get a cost analysis on 2 properties by the Engineer. The properties are the current location and the town property on Noggin Cove Road.

 

Business

Arising:                      Sea Container

Only one quote was received regarding transportation of the Sea Container. As 3 quotes are required, Clerk/Manager was advised to contact Riverbend Transport to confirm their price. However, a walk around video would be required to make sure the doors open and close properly prior to transporting the sea container. The idea presented to Council to move the location of the sea container out 8 to 10 ft. from the Town Garage and cover the area with a roof to provide storage for the Utility Trailer and the Sander was discussed by members. However, members felt there was not enough space on the ends to accommodate the idea.

 

Committees:

Finance:                     TCM-Wage

 

(Clerk/Manager left the meeting at 8:25 p.m. due to a conflict of interest.)

 

Discussion

 

(Clerk/Manager was invited back to the meeting at 8:40 p.m.)

 

Motion-4733-21-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor S. Budgell

Resolve to offer the Town Clerk/Manager a 50 cent per hour raise.

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                  Deputy Mayor Peddle

                         Councillor S. Budgell      Councillor M. Wheaton

                         Councillor D. Howell

Opposed:         Councillor D. Day

Abstaining:      0

Motion Carried.

 

Public Works:            Water Report

The water report from Government Services from testing on March 3, 2021 was satisfactory.

 

Boil Water Advisory

The Boil Water Advisory that was issued on March 10th, 2021 was lifted on March 12th, 2021 as per results from Government Services test results.

 

                                    Valve @ NC Road Intersection

The Gate Valve at the Intersection of Noggin Cove Road and Main Street must be repaired/replaced in the Spring. Town Workers attempted to flush it out with the Pumper but that did not work. During the water and sewer project, the valve will be replaced.

 

Water Resource Reports

The latest water test results from Water Resource Management quarterly testing was presented to members. The HAA’s and THM’s are both within the guidelines.

 

Fire Dept.                   Member Resignation

 

(Councillor M. Wheaton and Councillor S. Budgell left the meeting at 8:45 due to a conflict of interest)

 

A resignation was received from firefighter Craig Boone and presented to Council which outlined some unresolved issues. An investigation will be conducted and Mr. Boone will be advised of Council’s response.

 

(Councillor M. Wheaton and Councillor S. Budgell were invited back to the meeting at 9:10 p.m.)

 

Fire Van Maintenance

The Fire Van is due for inspection. An appointment will be made as soon as possible.

 

Accounts Payable:

CNWM                                                $1,604.80 – Tipping Fees

TRIO Benefits                                     $   333.61 – Health Premiums

Kean’s Pump Shop                              $   915.01 – Kop Kits – Chem. Feed Pump

Dooley’s Trucking                               $   35.08 – Courier Fire Extinguishers

Carmanville Value Grocer                   $     8.78 – Kitchen Supplies

Bell Aliant                                            $     76.70 – Phone – FD

MicMac Safety Source                        $4,832.35 – Bunker Gear – FD

G & M Services                                   $ 782.02 – Gas/Diesel T 567.02 FD 215.00

Bell Aliant                                           $   375.12 – Phone/Fax/Internet/Office

 

Accounts

Payable:                     Motion-4734-21-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor D. Day

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

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell            Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton         Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Correspondence:

From                          Regarding                              Action

NL Power                   Take Charge Challenge          Forwarded to DM Peddle

 

Members

Business:                    MNL – Symposium & AGM

Members were informed the 2021 MNL Symposium and AGM will be held virtually on May 6 – 8, 2021. Any member wishing to register should contact the office.

 

Adjournment:           Motion-4735-21-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor S. Budgell

Resolve that Council do now adjourn to meet again on Monday, March 29th, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell            Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton         Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

                                    Meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Monday, March 1st, 2021

 

Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of Council held on Monday, March 1st, 2021 in Council Chambers.

 

Attendees:                  Mayor Keith Howell (Chair)

                                    Deputy Mayor Marlene Peddle - Remote Attendance

                                    Councillor Shawn Budgell – Remote Attendance

                                    Councillor Dwight Day

                                    Councillor Gordon Blackwood

                                    Councillor Dale Howell

                                    Clerk/Manager Dianne Goodyear

 

Absent:                       Councillor Michael Wheaton

 

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

 

Agenda:                      Motion-4718-21-Councillor D. Day/Councillor S. Budgell

                                    Resolve that the Agenda be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             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 Council Meeting held on February 15th, 2021 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-4719-21-Councillor G. Blackwood/Councillor D. Day

Resolve that the Minutes of the Regular Public Council Meeting of February 15th, 2021 be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell            Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Business

Arising:                      Dehumidifier

Councillor Budgell obtained one quote on a dehumidifier for the Rec. Basement. Two more quotes are required and will be brought back to Council when they are obtained.

 

Committees:

Finance:                     Canada Healthy Communities

Members were in agreement to complete the application for funding towards the new rink when the site has been chosen and the budget can be compiled. The application can be submitted in the second round of applications as the date for the first round is a week away and the required information cannot be supplied at this point.

 

Conservation Corps Internship

Information regarding internship through the Conservation Corps was passed onto the Habitat Committee Chair for consideration.

 

Public Works:           Incident Report – Trailer Wiring

Wiring inside the utility trailer ground out and caught fire. The trailer was brought to the garage and the wiring was replaced. Members were in agreement that all vehicles need to be inspected on a regular basis before and after use.

 

 

Incident Report – Pumper Braking System

Pumper braking system is losing air. It is currently plugged in to a compressor but will be taken to a garage to be repaired.

 

                                    Incident – Loader

During snow clearing and prior to sanding Army Road, a vehicle slipped into the Loader hitting the stabilizer. There was no damage to the Loader.

                                   

Cardboard - Businesses

                                    Motion-4720-21-Councillor S. Budgell/Councillor D. Day

Resolve that Cardboard will be collected from all Businesses provided it is bundled and tied.

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell            Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Fire Dept.                   Pumper                     

                                    This topic was already covered under the Incident Reports.

 

Recreation:                Easter Events

A request to host 2 virtual Easter Events was presented from the Recreation Committee and approved by members.

 

Accounts

Payable:

NL Power                                            $   376.82 – Hydro - Garage (Paid)

NL Power                                            $   111.34 – Hydro – Chlor. Cham. (Paid)

NL Power                                            $   500.78 – Hydro – Mun. Bldg. (Paid)

NL Power                                            $   214.03 – Hydro – Booster Stn. (Paid)

NL Power                                            $   743.18 – Hydro – Fire Hall (Paid)

NL Power                                            $     50.26 – Hydro – Lift Stn. (Paid)

NL Exchequer Account                       $1,380.00 – Project Enviro Fee (Paid)

Workplace NL                                     $3,462.10 – Workers Comp Premiums

Rockwater                                           $1,482.12 – Chlorine

Tony & Sons Drycleaners                   $     73.16 – Drapes

Carmanville Value Grocer                   $     11.95 – Kitchen Supplies

Mercer’s Marine                                  $   111.11 – NL & Canada Flags

NL Power                                            $1,792.65 – Hydro – Street Lighting

Bell Mobility                                       $     36.45 – Phone – Cell

Computer Shack                                  $   471.45 – Printer Toners

G & M Services                                   $   797.81 – Gas/Diesel: Gas FD

NAPE                                                  $     70.25 – Union Dues

CIBC Mellon                                       $   451.98 – Pension Premiums

Tulk’s Home Hardware                       $   216.56 – Draft Pond/Trailer/Janitorial

Receiver General for Canada              $2,764.48 – Payroll Remittance

 

                                    Motion-4721-21-Councillor G. Blackwood/Councillor S. Budgell

                                    Resolve the outstanding accounts be paid in full as presented.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell            Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

New Business:            Advertisement

An advertisement of a new business was presented to members. Members were in agreement to contact the individual for further information.

 

New Business Request

Motion-4722-21-Councillor D. Howell/Deputy Mayor Peddle

Resolve that the request from Discovery Blue Director to establish a business address at 212 Main Street be approved as presented.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell            Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Adjournment:           Motion-4723-21-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor G. Blackwod

Resolve that Council do now adjourn to meet again on Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell            Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

                                    Meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.