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March 2015 Archive

 

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

 

Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of Council held on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 in Council Chambers.

 

Attendees:                  Mayor Keith Howell (Chair)

                                    Deputy Mayor Marlene Peddle

                                    Councillor Dale Howell

                                    Councillor Michel Bailet

                                    Councillor Linda Bailet

                                    Clerk/Manager Dianne Goodyear

 

Absent:                       Councillor Kim Blackwood

                                    Councillor Sam Winsor

 

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

 

Agenda:                      Motion-3674-15-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor M. Bailet

                                    Resolved that the Agenda be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell             Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell  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 March 9th, 2015 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-3675-15-Councillor L. Bailet/Councillor D. Howell

                                    Resolved that the Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of March 9th, 2015 be adopted as circulated.

                                 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell             Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell  Councillor M. Bailet

                                                            Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Guest:                        Bugs & Debbie Greene

Bugs & Debbie Greene were unable to attend the meeting. Their presentation has been rescheduled until Monday, March 30th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Business

Arising:                      Volunteer Week

The tentative date is April 25th, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. in the Fire Hall. Plans are underway and will be finalized at the next meeting.

                                   

Sander

The Sander did not need to be raised in the back of the pickup as the spreader easily disconnects to allow access to the trailer hitch.

Committees

Finance:                     NAPE – Wage Proposal

                                    Motion-3676-15-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor M. Bailet

                                    Resovled to submit a counterproposal of $0.50 per hour increase.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell             Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                            Councillor D. Howell  Councillor M. Bailet

                                                            Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Public Works:           Property Damage - Snow Clearing

General Agreement that the damages to the fence that occurred during snow clearing will be repaired in the Spring as per the residents request.

It was also agreed that Councillors and Residents must adhere to the new rules regarding snow clearing.

 

Chlorine/Forks/Loader

General Agreement that Chlorine cannot be transported to the Chlorination Chambers by Loader. It is to be transported by pickup only.

 

OH&S/WHSCC Training

Information on training for the new legislation re: OH&S/WHSCC will be obtained from the Municipal Safety Coordinator and results will be brought back to next meeting.

 

Public Works:           Water Distribution Training

General Agreement to arrange on-site training offered through the Dept. of Environment and Conservation for the part-time water operators and a refresher for our full time operator.

 

Fire Dept:                  Application for Equipment

                                    Motion-3677-15-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor L. Bailet

Resolved to amend Motion-3668-15 – Application to FES - to include: 5 lengths of 1 ½” hose; 5 lengths of 2 ½” hose and 1 suit of Bunker Gear (Jacket and Pants) at the approximate total cost of $12,000.00.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell             Deputy Mayor Peddle

                        Councillor D. Howell  Councillor M. Bailet

                        Councillor L. Bailet

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:      0

Motion Carried.

 

First Aid Course

General Agreement to proceed with the First Aid Renewal for the Fire Department Members and Public on March 28 – 29th, 2015 as presented.

Accounts

Payable:

Kelly Ford                                                               $      65.25 – Switch Asy – FD Van (Paid)

Cal LeGrow Baine Johnson Insurance                   $20,032.00 – Insurance

G & M Services                                                      $     342.06 – Diesel/Gas – Town

                                 

                                    Motion-3678-15-Councillor M. Bailet/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 M. Bailet

                                                            Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Correspondence

From                                       Regarding                                                      Action

Earth Day Canada                   Earth Day 2015                                               Info Only

MNL                                        Municipal Awareness Day Proclamation       May 6, 2015

 

New Business:            Proposed Cabin Development

Members were informed that Crown Lands have received an application to build a Cabin within our Stewardship Zone in the area of Whitewater and Crackie Pond. The application was flagged and sent to the Dept. of Natural Resources. A response outlining conditions the town should consider was forwarded by email. The application was mailed yesterday to the town and will be brought to the next meeting for council’s consideration.

Members

Business:                    SAM AGM

The SAM AGM is scheduled for May 22nd and 23rd, 2015 in Flatrock. Councillor L. Bailet and Clerk/Manager will attend.

 

Electoral Districts Boundaries

Public Hearings will be carried out throughout the Province regarding the proposal for the division of the Province into 40 one-member districts. Notice will be given advising the time and place of the hearings so interested parties may make representation.

 

Lands Act Review

A Review Committee will be holding public sessions during the week of March 19 to April 7, 2015 regarding a review of the current Lands Act and delivery model. A session is scheduled in Grand Falls-Windsor on March 25, 2015.

 

CEEP

During the past week, one worker was hired under the Community Enhancement Program for 30 hours. The Bathrooms, Meeting Room and Kitchen of the Fire Hall were painted during this period. The program end date was extended until March 25, 2015 with close to 100 hours unused.

 

Members

Business:                    Central Tourism Session

Adventure Central Newfoundland is presenting a follow up to their previous study as part of a provincial product development plan. This session is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22nd from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Albatross Hotel in Gander. Councillor L. Bailet attended the previous session and will attend this follow up session. If any other member is interested in attending please notify the office for registration.

 

Adjournment:            Motion-3679-15-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor M. Bailet

Resolved that Council do now adjourn to meet again on Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell             Deputy Mayor Peddle

                        Councillor D. Howell  Councillor M. Bailet

                        Councillor L. Bailet

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:      0

Motion Carried.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Monday, March 9th, 2015

 

Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of Council held on Monday, March 9th, 2015 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

 

 Guest:             Glenn and Mabel Parsons

 

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

 

Agenda:                      Motion-3665-15-Councillor K. Blackwood/Councillor S. Winsor

                                    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 February 23rd, 2015 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-3666-15-Councillor L. Bailet/Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                    Resolved that the Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of February 23rd, 2015 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.

 

Guest:                        Glenn & Mabel Parsons

Mayor Howell welcomed Glenn and Mabel to the meeting and invited them to present their concern to Council. Their Property Tax for 2015 had increased significantly. They felt that they only receive garbage collection service and stated that because they do not have water or hydrant their fire insurance is costly. Because of this, they felt their Property Tax should be reduced. Municipal Assessment Agency advised that they visit 10 properties each year and this property was visited this past fall for the first time since 1998. They also advised that significant improvements had been made to the house and property since 1998 that warranted the increase in their assessment.

 

They were advised that they still receive Fire Protection even though there is no water or hydrants on Gander Bay Road. It was also noted that Water is a separate issue with a separate Tax. They were informed that Council can only set the Minimum Property Tax Rate and the Mil Rate. Council can’t change the assessed value of their property which is what determines the amount of Property Tax Payable.

 

Glenn and Mabel thanked Council for their time and left the meeting at 7:50 p.m.

Business

Arising:                      Sander

                                    Motion-3667-15-Councillor K. Blackwood/Councillor D. Howell

Resolved to purchase the Sander at the lowest quote received, 8,699.87 from Action Trucks in Gander. Sander is to be installed with blocks raising it to allow access to the Trailer Hitch.

 

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 Safety Training-Seniors

Mayor Howell and Councillor L. Bailet expressed interest in attending this training. Clerk/Manager will check with the Age Friendly Coordinator to see if she’s interested in attending to do a presentation to the seniors under this program.

Business

Arising:                      Hazmat Awareness Training Books

We did not purchase the 3 Hazmat Books as they were not available from FES and were borrowed from the Gander Fire Dept. We may still need to purchase one book for the ongoing Hazmat course.

           

                                    Newsletter

Circulated and reviewed by Council. A couple of minor changes need to be made and can then be sent out.

 

Chlorine Tank/Cover

Confirmation from Outside Worker that the cover is and should always be on the Chlorine Tank.

Committees

Public Works:           Water Report

Water Report was satisfactory. Members were informed that effective immediately Government Services have added two new sites for water testing and the samples will be collected monthly instead of bi-weekly.

 

Water leak

Members were informed that there is a minor water leak suspected in the main waterline down harbour. Since the pavement needs to be cut to repair the leak, the Outside Worker will monitor it and wait until Spring if possible to repair the waterline.

 

Chlorine Readings February

Chlorine Readings were normal and within the recommended guidelines.

 

Water Usage & Flow Data February

Water Usage averaged 160,000 gal per day.

 

ACWWA Workshop

Will be held in St. John’s on April 7th, 2015

 

Fire Dept:                   FD Vehicle Inspection

An inspection of the Fire Dept. Vehicles was conducted on March 3rd and presented to Council for their perusal. All issues identified were minor and will be taken care of by the Outside Worker.

 

Fire Dept:                  Application for Equipment

Motion-3668-15-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor D. Howell

Resolved to apply to FES for funding to purchase a portable pump, hose suction and strainer barrel at the cost of $6,908.80 which is the lowest quote received.

 

                                    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.

 

Fireman’s Ball

Motion-3669-15-Councillor S. Winsor/Deputy Mayor Peddle

Resolved not to purchase Jackets for the Fireman’s Ball because they have greater financial needs in other areas.

 

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.

 

Training

Motion-3670-15-Councillor D. Howell Councillor L. Bailet

Resolved to approve the request from Nathanael White to attend the Hazmat Operations Training and Firefighter 1 Module 2 Practical Training and the request from Herbert Goodyear to attend the Driver Operator Training and Pump Operations Training.

 

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:                  Training

Motion-3671-15-Councillor M. Bailet/Councillor S. Winsor

Resolved that the town would cover the Outside Worker’s wages during the above training period.

                                   

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                         Councillor D. Howell

                                                            Councillor K. Blackwood       Councillor S. Winsor

                                                            Councillor M. Bailet               Councillor L. Bailet

                                    Opposed:         1 – Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

Accounts

Payable:

Bell Mobility                                                  $   34.97 – Phone – Cell (Paid)

NL Power                                                       $   93.33 – Hydro – Chlor. Chambers (Paid)

NL Power                                                       $1717.22 – Hydro – Street Light (Paid)

NL Power                                                       $ 198.80 – Hydro – Garage (Paid)

NL Power                                                       $ 604.84 – Hydro – Fire Hall (Paid)

NL Power                                                       $ 194.59 – Hydro – Booster Station (Paid)

NL Power                                                       $ 472.06 – Hydro – Mun. Bldg. (Paid)

CIBC Mellon                                                  $ 370.46 – Pension Premiums February

NAPE                                                             $   50.44 – Union Dues February

Receiver General for Canada                         $1868.09 – Payroll Remittance February

G & M Services                                              $ 455.79 – Gas/Diesel

Bell Aliant                                                      $   74.52 – Phone – Fire Hall

Bell Aliant                                                      $ 206.70 – Phone/Fax/Internet/Office

Trio Benefits                                                   $ 317.60 – Health Premiums March 5, 2015

CNWM                                                           $2115.30 – Curbside Collection Feb.

CNWM                                                           $1659.96 – Tipping Fees Feb.

Tulk’s Home Hardware                                  $ 225.67 – FH Mtce/Trailer Mtce.

Car Quest                                                        $   98.65 – Spring Shackles/Town p/u

Pennell’s Service Station                                $   36.16 – Tire Repair/Lights/Check P/U

D.A.S.I.T. Recharging                                    $ 258.65 – Fire Extinguishers, Insp/Recharge

 

                                    Motion-3672-15-Councillor K. Blackwood/Councillor D. Howell

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

 

Accounts

Payable:                     Motion-3672-15 - Continued

 

                                    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

Dept. of Canadian Heritage                World War Commemorations Fund  Deadline Apr. 2/15

MP Judy Foote                                   Cuts to Marine Atlantic                                   Info Only

RNL                                                    National Volunteer Week                               Committee to plan event

RCMP                                                 Policing Priorities                                           Visibility

 

New Business:            Recommendation for Crown Land

Approved as per policy with the notation that ownership is unclear.

Members

Business:                    Sorting and Recycling

CNWM is continuing education on their new program and enforcement will start the end of March. It was noted that the empty propane tanks listed under Household Garbage should have read 1 lb. propane tanks only (small, screw on tanks). CNWM’s goal is to keep as much recyclable material out of the landfill as possible.

 

Stat Holiday March 16

Members were reminded that the office will be closed on March 16th as it is a Statutory Holiday.

 

JCP Application Deadline March 31

Members were informed that the deadline for JCP applications is March 31st, 2015.

 

MNL Central Regional Meeting

Members were reminded that the MNL Central Regional Meeting is scheduled for March 27th and 28th in Gander. Councillor L. Bailet has agreed to attend. Any other member wishing to attend should notify the office to get registered and a hotel room booked.

 

Councillor K. Blackwood left the meeting at 9:50 p.m.

 

Adjournment:           Motion-3673-15-Councillor D. Howell/Deputy Mayor Peddle

Resolved that Council do now adjourn to meet again on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 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.

 

                                    Meeting adjourned at 9:55 p.m.