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December 2014 Archive

 

Monday, December 15th, 2014

 

Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of Council held on Monday, December 15th, 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:                      Motion-3624-14-Councillor L. Bailet/Councillor K. Blackwood

                                    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 Public Meeting of December 1, 2014 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-3625-14-Councillor L. Bailet/Councillor S. Winsor

                                    Resolved that the Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of December 1st, 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.

 

Committees

Finance:                     Budget/FD Budget

                                    Motion-3626-14-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor M. Bailet

Resolved to adopt the 2015 Budget as presented with the mil rate remaining at 8.25 and the Minimum Property Tax at $275.00. The Minimum Tax for vacant land (2nd piece of property) is set at $30.00. All other taxes and fees will remain the same as in the previous year. Capital Works allocation for 2015 - $200,000 towards the Water and Sewer Project and $36,000 to cover the Loan Payment for the Backhoe/Loader. A copy of the tax and fee schedule for 2015 is attached.

 

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.

 

Christmas Bonus

Clerk/Manager left the meeting at 8:55 p.m. due to a conflict of interest and was invited back after the following motion was made at 9:05 p.m.

Motion-3627-14-Councillor L. Bailet/Councillor D. Howell

Resolved that the Christmas Bonus would be allocated as follows:

Dianne Goodyear- $100.00; Bobby Goodyear- $50.00; Cheryl Blackwood and Truman Spencer - $40.00; Donna Wagg and Mark Parsons- $30.00; and Phyllis Collins – A box of Chocolates.

 

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.

 

Public Works:           Water Report

                                    Satisfactory.

 

Fire Dept.                   Hoses

Purchase of hoses was included in their 2015 Budget submitted for Council’s consideration.

 

FD Christmas

Mayor Howell, Councillor D. Howell and Councillor K. Blackwood left the meeting at 9:10 p.m. due to a conflict of interest. Deputy Mayor Peddle took the chair.

Motion-3628-14-Councillor S. Winsor/Councillor M. Bailet

Resolved to amend the previous motion # 3622-14 (MIN2714) to distribute one turkey per member of the Fire Department for Christmas.

 

In favour:        Deputy Mayor Peddle             Councillor S. Winsor

                        Councillor M. Bailet               Councillor L. Bailet

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:      0

Motion Carried.

Mayor Howell, Councillor D. Howell and Councillor K. Blackwood were invited back to the meeting at 9:15 p.m. Mayor Howell resumed Chair.

 

Accounts

Payable:

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

Receiver General for Canada                         $2,935.18 – Payroll Remit Nov. (Paid)

NAPE                                                             $     96.06 – Union Dues Nov. (Paid)

CIBC Mellon                                                  $   456.00 – Pension Premiums Nov. (Paid)

TRIO                                                              $   319.32 – Health Premium Dec. (Paid)

Gander Tirecraft                                             $   729.98 – Tires – Town Pickup

Tulk’s Home Hardware                                  $   112.11 – Grinder/Ice Melt/Meter Case

G & M Services                                              $   367.44 – Gas: 212.02/Diesel: 155.42

 

                                    Motion-3629-14-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor D. Howell

                                    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

MAA                                       Board Members Elected                                 Info Only

MNL                                       Mandatory Use of Bicycle Helmets                Info Only

 

New Business:           Quarry Permit Renewals

There were no concerns or issues regarding the three (3) Quarry Permit renewals presented.

 

Members

Business:                    Christmas Hours

General Agreement that the Christmas Hours would be the same as in previous years – closing at noon on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

 

Vacation-Clerk/Manager

Clerk/Manager will be taking annual vacation from December 22nd, 2014 to January 2nd, 2015. Cheryl Blackwood is not available to cover this period so it will be covered by Phyllis Collins.

 

Adjournment:            Motion-3630-14-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor D. Howell

Resolved that Council do now adjourn to meet again on Monday, January 12th, 2015 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 9:25 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Town of Carmanville

Tax & Fee Structure 2015

 

Pursuant to Section 109 (1) of the Municipalities Act M-24, the following taxes and fee structure are effective as of January 1, 2015 in the Town of Carmanville, as adopted by Council on December 15th, 2014:

 

Property Tax  8.25 mil rate
Minimum Property Tax
$275.00 per year
Minimum Tax - Vacant Land
$30.00 per year
Poll Tax $275.00 per year
Water and Sewer Tax $372.00 per year
Water Tax $300.00 per year
Water and Sewer Tax $31.00 per month
Water Tax Only $25.00 per month
Water Tax - School $2700.00 per year

 

Business Tax Rates  
Minimum Business Tax $300.00 per year
Beauty Salon 36 mils
Fabric & Craft Shops 12 mils
Funeral Home 20 mils
Garage, Take Out Plus 25 mils
Garage Only Minimum
Grocery 20 mils
Groceries Plus 24 mils
Hardware Only 20 mils
Hardware Plus 24 mils
Lounge 11.5 mils
Senior Citizens Home 3.5 mils
Gas Bar & Restaurant 25 mils
Credit Union 18 mils
Restaurant Only Minimum
Fish Marketers 25 mils
Taxi Services Minimum
Utilities 2.5% of Gross Revenue

 

Building Permits  
New Construction $25.00
Genneral Repairs $10.00
Commercial $50.00
Commercial General Repairs

$25.00

 

Misc.  
Loader Hire $60.00 per hour
Tax Certificate $50.00

 

Dianne Goodyear

Town Clerk/Manager

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, December 1st, 2014

 

Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of Council held on Monday, December 1st, 2014 in Council Chambers.

 

Attendees:                  Mayor Howell (Chair)

                                    Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                    Councillor Dale Howell         

                                    Councillor Sam Winsor

                                    Councillor Michel Bailet

                                    Councillor Linda Bailet

                                    Clerk/Manager Dianne Goodyear

 

 Absent:                      Councillor Kim Blackwood

                                   

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

 

Agenda:                     Motion-3618-14-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor S. Winsor

                                    Resolved that the Agenda be adopted as circulated.

           

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                         Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell             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 Public Meeting of November 17th, 2014 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-3619-14-Councillor S. Winsor/Councillor M. Bailet

                                    Resolved that the Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of November 17th, 2014 be adopted as circulated.

                                   

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                         Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell             Councillor S. Winsor

                                                            Councillor M. Bailet               Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Business

Arising:                      Rec Electrical Update

The mast has been put back in place on the Rec. Center. We are waiting for Newfoundland Power to turn the power back on.

 

MHA Eli Cross has been in contact with the Minister of Service NL. They have been trying to get an architect to do “as builts” on the Rec. Center. They advised us to try to get an architect ourselves to do the “as builts”. A couple of names were brought forward to contact and the results will be brought back to the next meeting.

 

Committees

Finance:                     Capital Works Application

                                    Motion-3620-14-Councillor S. Winsor/Councillor M. Bailet

Resolved that the town will only borrow $175,000 of the $250,000 approved by CIBC for the 2015 Capital Works W/S Project. Further that the town will use $100,000 of its own funding as a down payment towards this project.

                                   

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                         Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell             Councillor S. Winsor

                                                            Councillor M. Bailet               Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Public Works:           Water Report

                                    Satisfactory

                                    Boil Order lifted as of November 21st, 2014 by Service NL.

 

Chlorine Readings – Nov.

Overall good and within guidelines.

 

Water Usage/Flow Data – Nov.

Average water usage for November was approximately 140,000 gallons per day.

 

Town P/U – Studded Tires

General Agreement to purchase 4 new studded tires at the lowest available price for the town pickup.

 

Fire Dept;                   S.C. Parade/Insurance (Policy)

The town insurance provider was contacted to clarify the insurance policy regarding children riding on town/fire department trucks during the Santa Claus Parade. The response was that all children would have to ride in the truck to be covered under the town’s insurance policy. They cannot ride in the back of the truck or on a float towed behind a vehicle. The Fire Chief, Town Worker and Mayor were notified when the information became available, prior to the parade, as per protocol.

 

Rec.                             Physical Activity Equipment Grant

The application submitted by the town for Playground Equipment under the Physical Activity Equipment Grant Program was denied. The application will be kept on file until March 2015 and should funds become available before then, it will be reviewed and considered.

 

Accounts

Payable:

Dooley’s Trucking Ltd.                                  $     33.90 – Courier/GFW/Loader

Dale Howell                                                   $     11.30 – Christmas Tree Lighting

Rockwater                                                      $1,168.42 – Chlorine

NL Power                                                       $     50.84 – Hydro – Garage

NL Power                                                       $   279.54 – Hydro – Mun. Bldg.

NL Power                                                       $   257.36 – Hydro – Booster Station

NL Power                                                       $   296.84 – Hydro – Fire Hall

NL Power                                                       $     80.54 – Hydro – Chlor. Chambers

G & M Services                                             $   365.12 – Gas – Town

Computer Shack Inc.                                      $   384.15 – Toners -Printer

Bell Mobility                                                  $   35.37 – Phone – Cell

Bell Aliant                                                      $   202.46 – Phone/Fax/Internet - Office

CNWM                                                           $2,032.80 – Curbside Collection – Nov.

NL Power                                                       $1,717.22 – Hydro – Street Lighting

CNWM                                                           $1,776.21 – Tipping Fees – Nov.

                                   

                                    Motion-3621-14-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 S. Winsor

                                                            Councillor M. Bailet               Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.                               

 

Correspondence

From                                       Regarding                                                      Action

CNWM                                    Christmas Collection Schedule                      No Change in date

Gov. - Lands Branch               Review of Protected Road Zoning                 Info Only

MNL                                        Report on Municipal Spending                      Info Only

MNL                                        Social Media Campaign                                 Info Only

 

New Business:           Application for Crown Land

Application for Crown Land located between 46 and 50 Noggin Cove Road, submitted for Town Recommendation, is approved as per policy.

 

Canada Summer Jobs

General Agreement to apply for the Canada Summer Jobs as in previous years.

 

Members

Business:                    Budget

A Finance Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 2/14 at 7:30 p.m. regarding the 2015 Budget.

 

Turkeys/Fire Dept. (Policy)

(Mayor Howell and Councillor D. Howell declared a conflict of interest and left the meeting at 8:30 p.m. Deputy Mayor Peddle took the Chair.)

Motion-3622-14-Councillor S. Winsor/Councillor L. Bailet

Resolved to purchase turkeys and distribute one turkey per family as in previous years. This policy will remain in effect until brought back to Council.

 

In favour:        Deputy Mayor Peddle             Councillor S. Winsor

                        Councillor M. Bailet               Councillor L. Bailet

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:      0

Motion Carried.

 

(Mayor Howell and Councillor D. Howell were invited back to the meeting at 8:40 p.m. Mayor Howell then resumed Chair)

 

Adjournment:            Motion-3623-14-Councillor S. Winsor/Councillor M. Bailet

Resolved that Council do now adjourn to meet again on Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

In favour:        Mayor Howell                         Deputy Mayor Peddle

Councillor D. Howell             Councillor S. Winsor              

Councillor M. Bailet               Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

                                    Motion adjourned at 8:45 p.m.