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February 2014 Archive

 

Monday, February 24th, 2014

 

Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of Council held on Monday, February 24th, 2014 in Council Chambers.

 

Attendees:                  Mayor Keith Howell (Chair)

                                    Deputy Mayor Marlene Peddle

                                    Councillor Dale Howell

                                    Councillor Kim Blackwood

                                    Councillor Sam Winsor

                                    Councillor Michel Bailet

                                    Councillor Linda Bailet

                                    Clerk/Manager Dianne Goodyear

 

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

 

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

                                    Motion-3486-14-Councillor L. Bailet/Councillor K. Blackwood

                                    Resolved that the Agenda be adopted as amended.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                 Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell     Councillor K. Blackwood

                                                            Councillor S. Winsor      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 Council Meeting of February 10th, 2014 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-3487-14-Councillor L. Bailet/Councillor M. Bailet

                              Resolved that the Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of February 10th, 2014 be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                 Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell     Councillor K. Blackwood

                                                            Councillor S. Winsor      Councillor M. Bailet

                                                            Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Business

Arising:                      Loader Tender

                                    Following Tenders were received for sale of 515 B Dresser Loader:

 

                                    $550.00 - Paul Oake – Roberts Arm

                                    $1,001.00 - Selma Oake, Northeast Coast Contracting, Roberts Arm

                                    $2,933.47 + tax – Pat Beson, Gander

                                    $1,412.00 + tax – Maurice Goodyear, Gander

                                    $1,713.00 + tax – Karen Goodyear, Gander

                                    $4,133.33 + tax - Don Beson, Gander

                                    $4,500.00 – Piercy Ellsworth, Carmanville

                                    $3,113 tax in – Phillip Ralph

 

                                    Motion-3488-14-Councillor K. Blackwood/Councillor L. Bailet

Resolved to accept the Tender of $4,500.00 as submitted by Piercy Ellsworth for the sale of the 1987 515B Dresser Loader.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                 Deputy Mayor Peddle

                        Councillor D. Howell     Councillor K. Blackwood

                        Councillor S. Winsor      Councillor M. Bailet

                        Councillor L. Bailet

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:     0

Motion Carried.

 

Office Renovation

Motion-3489-14-Councillor K. Blackwood/Councillor L. Bailet

Resolved to purchase the materials for the office renovation.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                 Deputy Mayor Peddle

                        Councillor D. Howell     Councillor K. Blackwood

                        Councillor S. Winsor      Councillor M. Bailet

                        Councillor L. Bailet

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:     0

Motion Carried.

 

Committees

Finance:                     Approval to Borrow

Approval to borrow has been received from Municipal Affairs as follows:  “approval is hereby given to the Town of Carmanville to borrow from CIBC an amount not exceeding $115,000 repayable in full by Council over a period not exceeding 4 years to finance the purchase of a Backhoe/Loader”.  This approval is subject to compliance with the provisions of the Public Tender Act.

 

PMA Convention Donation

Motion-3490-14-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor L. Bailet

Resolved that the town donate $50.00 towards the PMA Convention.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                 Deputy Mayor Peddle

                        Councillor D. Howell     Councillor K. Blackwood

                        Councillor S. Winsor      Councillor M. Bailet

                        Councillor L. Bailet

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:     0

Motion Carried.

 

Frederickton Fire Protection Fees

Members were informed that the Frederickton Local Improvement Committee has been experiencing financial difficulties recently. Members were informed of their new Executive.    General Agreement that we would continue with the Fire Protection Service for the next few months.  Further that the Committee is to provide regular updates to Council.

 

Public Works:           Water Reports

                                    Satisfactory

 

Snow Clearing Noggin Cove

Motion-3491-14-Councillor S. Winsor/Deputy Mayor Peddle

Resolved that if snow clearing is requested for less than 3 people, the hourly Loader Hire rate will apply.  If snow clearing is requested for 3 people or more, the charge will be $20.00 for 15 minutes or less of Loader Hire and the hourly rate will be charged for anything over that amount.  Further that the Loader is only to be sent to Noggin Cove when all the snow clearing has been done in our community.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                 Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell     Councillor K. Blackwood

                                                            Councillor S. Winsor      Councillor M. Bailet

                                                            Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Fire Dept:                  New Member Application

A new member has joined the Fire Department.  The application was presented to Council for their information.  A copy will be kept on file.

 

Election Results – Executive

The results of the recent change in Executive for the Fire Department were presented to Council.  Some of their new titles differ from the Chain of Command as illustrated in the FES Manual.  After discussion with our FES Liaison it appears the Assistant Chief and Deputy Chief is the same position.  This information and a copy of the Chain of Command will be forwarded to the Fire Department.

 

Sale of Fire Dept. Assets

A list of Fire Department items for sale by the Logy Bay –Middle Cove – Outer Cove Fire Department was presented to Council.  A copy has been forwarded to the Fire Department for their perusal.

 

Request to purchase crests/epaulettes

Motion-3492-14-Councillor K. Blackwood/Councillor D. Howell

Resolved that approval be given to the Fire Department to purchase the crests/epaulettes as per the quote of $1,155.00 presented.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                        Councillor D. Howell

                        Councillor K. Blackwood      Councillor S. Winsor

                        Councillor M. Bailet

Opposed:         2 – Deputy Mayor Peddle, Councillor L. Bailet

Abstaining:     0

Motion Carried.

 

Fire Dept:                   Poker Run – March 8/14

                                    The Fire Department has scheduled their poker run for March 8, 2014.

 

Accounts

Payable:

Jeffrey Coles                                                  $75.00 – Thaw Waterline-Town (Paid)

Transcontinental Media                                 $219.26 – Tender – Loader

Central Office Equipment                              $19.02 – Stamp – Return Address/Town

Air Liquide                                                    $276.01 – Oxy/Acet Cylinder Rental

G & M Services                                             $1141.94 – Gas 398.82/Diesel 616/FD 127

Pennell’s Service Station                               $67.58 – Trailer-Tires/Loader-Antifreeze

 

 

                                    Motion-3493-14-Councillor D. Howell/Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                    Resolved 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

                                                            Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Correspondence:

From                                       Regarding                                                   Action

Service NL                              Permits – Protected Road Development      Info Only

MAA                                       Board of Directors 2014                              Info Only

MAA                                       Central Representative                                Info Only

Epilepsy NL                            Proclamation                                               Sign by Mayor

 

Members

Business:                    Appointment to Central Regional Service Board

A letter was received from the Minister of Municipal Affairs appointing Councillor Sam Winsor to the Central Regional Service Board to be effective immediately.

 

Members

Business:                    Letterhead (Added to Agenda)

General Agreement to ask Mark to design a Letterhead for each of the three committees under council:  Recreation, Habitat and the Fire Department.  The letterhead would then be presented to each of the committees for their perusal and approval or change.

 

Adjournment:           Motion-3494-14-Councillor K. Blackwood/Councillor D. Howell

Resolved that Council do now adjourn to meet again on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                 Deputy Mayor Peddle

                        Councillor D. Howell     Councillor K. Blackwood

                        Councillor S. Winsor      Councillor M. Bailet

                        Councillor L. Bailet

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:     0

Motion Carried.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

 

 

 

Monday, February 10th, 2014

 

Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of Council held on Monday, February 10th, 2014 in Council Chambers.

 

Attendees:                  Mayor Keith Howell (Chair)

                                    Deputy Mayor Marlene Peddle

                                    Councillor Dale Howell

                                    Councillor Kim Blackwood

                                    Councillor Sam Winsor

                                    Councillor Michel Bailet

                                    Councillor Linda Bailet

                                    Clerk/Manager Dianne Goodyear

 

Call to Order:            Chair @ 7:25 p.m.

 

Agenda:                      Motion-3579-14-Councillor S. Winsor/Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Resolved 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

                                                            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 Council Meeting of January 27th, 2014 which had been circulated to all members.

Motion-3580-14-Councillor L. Bailet/Deputy Mayor Peddle

Resolved that the Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of January 27th, 2014 be adopted as circulated.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                 Deputy Mayor Peddle

                        Councillor D. Howell     Councillor K. Blackwood

                        Councillor S. Winsor      Councillor M. Bailet

                        Councillor L. Bailet

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:      0

Motion Carried.

 

Business

Arising:                      Chemical Feed Pump

No response was received from ATS by the deadline of January 31st, 2014 nor to date.

                                    Motion-3581-14-Councillor K. Blackwood/Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Resolved that we would purchase a new Chemical Feed Pump from Kean’s Pump Shop.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                 Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell     Councillor K. Blackwood

                                                            Councillor S. Winsor      Councillor M. Bailet

                                                            Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Fire Hall O/H Doors

Motion-3582-14-Councillor L. Bailet/Councillor D. Howell

Resolved that we purchase a new operator box for the Fire Hall Overhead Door from Overhead Doors at the quoted cost of $800.00 plus shipping from Halifax.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                 Deputy Mayor Peddle

                        Councillor D. Howell     Councillor K. Blackwood

                        Councillor S. Winsor      Councillor M. Bailet

                        Councillor L. Bailet

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:      0

Motion Carried.

 

2 Day Instructor Course/Springdale/March 1&2

Motion-3583-14-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor M. Bailet

Resolved that the town would send 2 firemen (Justin Goodyear & Corey Boone) to take the 2 Day Instructor for Defensive Firefighting (Basic) Course in Springdale on March 1st and 2nd, 2014.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                 Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell     Councillor K. Blackwood

                                                            Councillor S. Winsor      Councillor M. Bailet

                                                            Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Pick up

A new starter has been installed on the Fire Dept. Pick-up and it seems to be working good for now.

 

Illegal Dumping/Properties

Two complaints were discussed on a property up harbour and a property down harbour. Both properties have car wrecks and materials such as mattress, couch, fridges/deep freezes, etc. that need to be removed.

 

General Agreement to write both residents and ask that they clean up their properties and remove these materials. Clerk/Manager will check with Government Services regarding the car wreck removal.

 

How to List/Admin. Asst.

General Agreement to get the Administrative Assistant to work with the Outside Worker during the next couple of weeks to compile a How to List on all the duties involved in providing clean and safe drinking water to our residents.

 

Committees

Public Works:          Water Reports

                                    Satisfactory

 

Monthly Water Usage & Flow Data

Average 125,000 gals per day.

 

Chlorine Readings January

Reviewed by members – no problems identified. Readings are within recommended guidelines.

 

Public Works:           Water Problems/New Pump Installed

On February 5th to 7th, air bubbles were observed in the hose leading from the barrel with the chlorine mixture to the Pump. Removing the air bubbles did not last so the new back-up pump was installed on February 8th. When the hoses were replaced, it was noted that the hose from the old pump that injects the chlorine into the waterline was almost blocked.

General Agreement that effective immediately, regular maintenance will include checking, and cleaning as required, the hose from the pump that injects chlorine into the waterline.

It was also noted that the diaphragm on the old pump was broken and we did not have a spare. The part time worker had cleaned up the old pump and the hose.

General Agreement to purchase 2 diaphragms for the old pump so it could be used if required.

 

Fire Dept:                   New Member Applications

Two new members and one junior member have joined the Fire Department in the past couple of months. Their applications were presented to Council. A copy will be kept on file.

 

Accounts

Payable:

Newfoundland Power                                                $856.94 – Hydro – Fire Hall (Paid)

Newfoundland Power                                                $486.53 – Hydro – Mun. Bldg. (Paid)

Newfoundland Power                                                $248.18 – Hydro – Booster Stn (Paid)

Newfoundland Power                                                $ 96.14 – Hydro – Chlor. Cham. (Paid)

Newfoundland Power                                                $200.62 – Hydro – Garage (Paid)

CIBC Mellon                                                             $364.84 – Pension Premiums Jan. (Paid)

NAPE                                                                         $ 52.62 – Union Dues Jan. (Paid)

Receiver General for Canada                                     $1805.61 – Payroll Remitt Jan. (Paid)

Bell Mobility                                                              $ 34.97 – Phone Cell (Paid)

Bell Aliant                                                                  $198.54 – Phone/Fax/Internet (Paid)

Bell Aliant                                                                  $ 74.52 – Phone – Fire Dept. (Paid)

Kean’s Pump Shop                                                     $510.66 – Chemical Feed Pump

Newfoundland Power                                                 $1708.91 – Hydro – Street Lighting

Tulk’s Home Hardware                                              $ 13.54 – Light FH Door/Bolts St. Signs

DSI                                                                             $309.62 – Town Cheques (1000)

CNWM                                                                      $2032.80 – Curbside Collection January

CNWM                                                                      $2032.29 – Tipping Fees January

TRIO                                                                          $319.32 – Health Premiums February

Central Office Equipment                                          $166.68 – Toners/Photocopier

Dooley’s Trucking                                                     $ 33.90 – Courier/Cheques/Receipt Paper

Rockwater                                                                  $1062.20 – Chlorine

 

                                    Motion-3584-14-Councillor S. Winsor/Councillor M. Bailet

                                    Resolved 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

                                                            Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Correspondence:

From                                              Regarding                                              Action

Canadian Heritage                         Canada Day Challenge                            Info Only

MNL                                              Age Friendly Grants                                Reapply as per previous app.

 

Members

Business:                    MNL Bylaws & Benefits

Information Package outlining the Benefits of Belonging to MNL and the MNL Bylaws. Any member wishing a copy are asked to contact the office.

 

TV Show/Local Residents

Discussion regarding the upcoming 10 week series on Discovery Channel that features a couple of our residents and our community. This is free publicity for our tourism sector. General Agreement to show our support with a write up on our News and Events section of our website. Further to support a community viewing if possible.

 

Facebook Page

General Agreement not to pursue the development of a Town Facebook Page at this time.

 

School/Rink & Interp

The School may want to use our Rink and/or Interpretation Center on March 7th for outdoor activities. They will confirm at a later date.

 

Adjournment:            Motion-3485-14-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor K. Blackwood

Resolved that Council do now adjourn to meet again on Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                 Deputy Mayor Peddle

                        Councillor D. Howell     Councillor K. Blackwood

                        Councillor S. Winsor      Councillor M. Bailet

                        Councillor L. Bailet

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:      0

Motion Carried.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.