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May 2021 Archive

 

Monday, May 17th, 2021

 

Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of Council held on Monday, May 17th, 2021 in Council Chambers.

 

Attendees:                  Mayor Keith Howell (Chair)

                                    Deputy Mayor Marlene Peddle (arrived late)

                                    Councillor Dwight Day

                                    Councillor Michael Wheaton

                                    Councillor Gordon Blackwood

                                    Councillor Dale Howell

                                    Clerk/Manager Dianne Goodyear

 

Absent:                       Councillor Shawn Budgell

 

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

 

Agenda:                      Motion-4763-21-Councillor M. Wheaton/Councillor G Blackwood

                                    Resolve that the Agenda be adopted as circulated. 

                                    

In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton         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 of May 3rd, 2021 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-4764-21-Councillor M. Wheaton/Councillor D. Day

Resolve that the Minutes of the Regular Public Council Meeting of May 3rd, 2021 be adopted as circulated.

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton         Councillor G. Blackwood 

                                                             Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

           

(Deputy Mayor Peddle arrived at the meeting at 7:34 p.m.

 

Arising:                      Community Garden Sign

                                    Motion-4765-21-Councillor D. Howell/Deputy Mayor Peddle

Resolve the winner of the Community Garden Sign contest is the Grade 3 Class of Phoenix Academy. The picture submitted will be used for a 4’ x 8’ sign (with a border) at the Community Garden with Grade 3 Class of Phoenix Academy 2021 written at the bottom of the sign. The other 6 pictures submitted by the remaining elementary classes will be used for 8” x 11 ½” signs to be installed on the Garden Beds. Prize to be determined depending on the class size.

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor D. Day                  Councillor M. Wheaton

                                                             Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

W/S Update

Members were informed that the Tender for this year’s Water and Sewer Project has been called. The closing date is June 3rd, 2021.

 

Fire Van

Everything for the Van repairs is in with the exception of the stepper motor. Councillor Blackwood is checking on one that should fit. Members will be informed of the results.

 

FD (Privileged)

Motion-4766-21-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor D. Day

Resolve to enter into a “Privileged Session” to discuss the next couple of topics.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor D. Day                  Councillor M. Wheaton

                                                             Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Business

Arising:                      FD (Privileged Session…..continued

(Mayor Howell and Councillor D. Howell left the meeting at 8:05 p.m. due to a conflict of interest – Deputy Mayor Peddle took the position of Chair)

 

                                    Discussion

 

(Mayor Howell and Councillor D. Howell were invited back to the meeting at 9:15 p.m. Mayor Howell resumed the position of Chair for the remainder of the meeting)

 

(Councillor M. Wheaton left the meeting at 9:15 p.m. due to a conflict of interest)

 

Discussion

 

(Councillor M. Wheaton was invited back to the meeting at 9:50 p.m.)

 

All members concerned will be notified in writing of Council’s decision with regards to the above discussions.

 

Committees: 

Finance:                     Collections (Privileged)

 

                                    Discussion

 

                                    Motion-4767-21-Councillor M. Wheaton/Deputy Mayor Peddle

Resolve that Court Procedure would be initiated on Accounts TC-C0121, TC-C0221 and that Accounts TC-C0321, TC-WO0121, and TC-WO0221 be written off as uncollectable. Total amount for Court Action - $1,616.12. Total amount for write off - $501.98.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton         Councillor G. Blackwood

                                                             Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         Councillor D. Day 

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

                                    Motion-4768-21-Councillor G. Blackwood/Councillor D. Day

                                    Resolve that the meeting be returned to an “Open Session”.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor D. Day                  Councillor M. Wheaton

                                                             Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Public Works:           Water Report

The water report from Government Services on water test on May 4th, 2021 was satisfactory.

 

Fire Dept:                  Incident Reports

                                    Two (2) Incident Reports were presented to and reviewed by Council.

 

Pumper

Members were informed that the brakes on the Pumper failed on May 15th, 2021. Chamber was replaced by town workers. Council advised to bring the Pumper to Triple T to get the necessary adjustment.

 

Accounts Payable:

APS                                                     $   658.95 – Chlorine Test Packets

Bell Aliant                                           $     76.70 – Phone – Fire Dept.

Penguin Management                          $   948.00 – US FUNDS – FD App

Carmanville Value Grocer                   $     19.55 – Kitchen Supplies

EMCO                                                 $     47.73 – Waterline Supplies

Tulk’s Home Hardware                       $   399.78 – Sea Cam/Garage/Janitorial

CNWM                                                $1,666.00 – Tipping Fees

Car Quest Auto Parts                           $   516.73 – FD Van Parts

Rockwater                                           $1,494.08 – Chlorine

Collabria Visa                                      $   214.36 – FD License Renewal/FD Van

TRIO                                                   $   333.61 – Health Premiums

Smithy’s Road Service Ltd.                $1,101.35 – Pumper Compressor

Central Office Equipment                   $  68.78 – Office Supplies

Smithy’s Road Service Ltd.                $  135.79 – Pumper/Brake Chamber

 

                                    Motion-4769-21-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor G Blackwood

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

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor D. Day                  Councillor M. Wheaton

                                                             Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Correspondence:

From                          Regarding                                     Action

MNL                           Work term students                       Info only

MAA                           Clar Simmons Scholarship           Deputy Mayor Peddle/

                                                                                          Councillor M. Wheaton

 

New Business:            Application for Crown Land Referral

(Councillor M. Wheaton left the meeting at 10:15 p.m. due to a conflict of interest)

                                    Motion-4770-21-Councillor D. Howell/Deputy Mayor Peddle

Resolve that the application for Crown Land for Eastern Fish Markets be approved.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor D. Day                 Councillor G. Blackwood    

                                                             Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

 

(Councillor M. Wheaton was invited back to the meeting at 10:20 p.m.)

 

New Business:            Shed Permit

The request to build a shed at 188 Main Street was approved as per the Town’s Accessory Building Guidelines and Policy.

 

Adjournment:           Motion-4771-21-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor G. Blackwood

Resolve that Council do now adjourn to meet again on Monday, May 31, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor D. Day                  Councillor M. Wheaton

                                                             Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

                                    Meeting adjourned at 10:25 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

 

Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of Council held on Monday, May 3rd, 2021 in Council Chambers.

 

Attendees:                  Mayor Keith Howell (Chair)

                                    Deputy Mayor Marlene Peddle

                                    Councillor Dwight Day

                                    Councillor Michael Wheaton

                                    Councillor Gordon Blackwood

                                    Councillor Dale Howell

                                    Clerk/Manager Dianne Goodyear

 

Absent:                       Councillor Shawn Budgell

 

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

 

Agenda:                      Motion-4755-21-Councillor M. Wheaton/Councillor D. Day

                                    Resolve that the Agenda be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

 Councillor D. Day                  Councillor M. Wheaton

 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 of April 19th, 2021 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-4756-21-Councillor D. Day/Councillor D. Howell

Resolve that the Minutes of the Regular Public Council Meeting of April 19th, 2021 be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

 Councillor D. Day                  Councillor M. Wheaton

 Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed;         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Business

Arising:                      Fire Van Repairs

                                    Motion-4757-21-Councillor M. Wheaton/Councillor G Blackwood

Resolve to order the cluster for the van at the price of $250 plus tax and shipping.

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

 Councillor D. Day                  Councillor M. Wheaton

 Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed;         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Community Garden Sign

Phoenix Academy advised the posters for the Community Garden Sign contest should be submitted this week.

 

Committees:

Finance:                     Canada Summer Jobs

The Town has received approval for 1 Summer Student; Habitat for 3 and Rec. for 2. All positions are for 8 weeks at 35 hours per week.

 

Provincial Student Application

Motion-4758-21-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor D. Day

Resolve to submit an application for the Provincial Student Position.

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

 Councillor D. Day                  Councillor M. Wheaton

 Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed;         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Chlorination Chamber Repairs & Line Swabbing

The Chlorination Chamber repairs have been tentatively scheduled for May 10th, 2021. Water will be shut off for the entire community during the repairs and a Boil Water Advisory will have to be issued. After confirmation of the date for repairs, notices will be mailed to all residents.

Motion-4759-21-Councillor M. Wheaton/Councillor G Blackwood

Resolve that immediately following the repairs the waterlines will be swabbed as follows: All of Main Street South and Main Street North from the Chlorination Chamber up to and including Noggin Cove Road only. There is to be only 1 swab used during line swabbing.

Howell’s Avenue cannot be swabbed and the remainder of Main Street from Noggin Cove Road intersection to Noggin Cove Head will not be done at this time.

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Councillor D. Day

                         Councillor M. Wheaton         Councillor G. Blackwood

                         Councillor D. Howell

Opposed:         Deputy Mayor Peddle

Abstaining:      0

Motion Carried.

 

Deputy Mayor Peddle asked to let the record show that she is not in favour of line swabbing because we were advised not to do it.

 

Public Works:           Water Report

The water report from Government Services testing on April 13th, 2021 was satisfactory.

 

                                    Screen Cleaning

Screens were cleaned on April 27th, 2021. The report and pictures were presented to and reviewed by members.

 

Clean up week

Motion-4760-21-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor M. Wheaton

Resolve that clean up week will start on June 7th, 2021.

 

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

 Councillor D. Day                  Councillor M. Wheaton

 Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed;         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

                                    Notices will be mailed to all residents.

 

Chlorine Readings

Chlorine Readings for April were presented to and reviewed by members. Readings were within guidelines.

 

Monthly Usage and Flow Data

Monthly Water Usage and Flow Data Chart for April was presented to and reviewed by members. The average water usage was 141,382 gallons per day.

 

Fire Dept:                  Incident Report

An incident report regarding a call out on April 29th, 2021 was presented to and reviewed by members.

 

Accounts Payable:

NL Power                                            $   43.70 – Hydro – Lift Station (Paid)

NL Power                                            $   442.67 – Hydro – Fire Hall (Paid)

NL Power                                            $   212.65 – Hydro – Booster Stn. (Paid)

NL Power                                            $   403.87 – Hydro – Mun. Bldg. (Paid)

NL Power                                            $   107.24 – Hydro – Chlor. Chambers (Paid)

NL Power                                            $   199.74 – Hydro – Garage (Paid)

NL Power                                            $1,788.51 – Hydro – Street Lighting

MicMac Safety Source                        $   371.98 – FD Boots

Bell Aliant                                           $   303.90 – Phone/Fax/Internet

Bell Mobility                                       $     36.45 – Phone – Cell

CIBC Mellon                                       $   468.88 – Pension Premiums

EMCO                                                 $1,072.28 – Water Supplies

Computer Shack                                  $   367.98 – Drums/Toner – Printer

Car Quest                                             $   484.83 – FD Van Parts

NAPE                                                   $   81.26 – Union Dues

Receiver General for Canada              $3,267.00 – Payroll Remittance

G & M Services                                   $   549.06 – Town: 351.03; FD 198.03

 

                                    Motion-4761-21-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor G. Blackwood

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

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

 Councillor D. Day                  Councillor M. Wheaton

 Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed;         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Correspondence:

From                                      Regarding                              Action

Gov. NL                                  GCIB Program                       Info only

Town of GFW                        Family Doctors                       Info only

Chamber of Commerce          Tourism                                  Clerk/Manager will respond

 

Members

Business:                    W. S. Update

Town Engineer advised that no tenders will be called until after May 5th, 2021 as upgrades are being done to allow all tendering and bidding to be done online. He expects the tender to be awarded any time after May 25th, 2021.

 

Adjournment:           Motion-4762-21-Councillor D. Howell/Deputy Mayor Peddle

Resolve that Council do now adjourn to meet again on Monday, May 17th, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

 Councillor D. Day                  Councillor M. Wheaton

 Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed;         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

                                    Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.