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Meeting Minutes

 

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

 

Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of Council held on Monday, May 2nd, 2022 in Council Chambers.

 

Attendees:                  Mayor Keith Howell (Chair)

                                    Deputy Mayor Stephanie Blake

                                    Councillor Gordon Blackwood

                                    Councillor Dale Howell

                                    Councillor Mitchell Nippard

                                    Clerk/Manager Dianne Goodyear

 

Absent:                       Councillor Shawn Budgell

                                    Councillor Hayward Morgan

 

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

 

Agenda:                      Motion-4967-22-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor M. Nippard

                                    Resolve that the Agenda be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:        Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Blake

                                                            Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                                            Councillor M. Nippard

                                    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 11th, 2022 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-4968-22-Councillor M. Nippard/Councillor D. Howell

Resolve that the Minutes of the Regular Public Council Meeting of April 11th, 2022 be adopted as circulated.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Blake

                                                            Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                                            Councillor M. Nippard

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Business

Arising:                      Garbage – Heavy Bags

Members approved the request to install a gate on the top right front side of the trailer for the safety of workers throwing in garbage. When the front of the trailer has been filled, the back gates will be used. This will eliminate throwing garbage bags up over the rack on the trailer which posed a safety concern. No changes are required to the back gates.

 

Water Leak Repairs MSS

The water leak on the Main Line on Main Street South has been repaired which has resulted in a significant decrease in the daily water flow/usage. However, there was no fill available at the time and although they used whatever fill the town had on hand, more fill may need to be purchased later.

 

Committees:

Finance:                     Tax Sale

                                    Motion-4969-22-Deputy Mayor Blake/Councillor G. Blackwood

Resolve to approve sale of the properties at 246-248 Main Street and 163 Main Street via Tax Sale on June 28th, 2022.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Blake

                                                            Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                                            Councillor M. Nippard

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

NAPE Agreement

The NAPE Agreement for the Outside Workers covering the period March 1, 2022 to February 28, 2025 was signed on April 29th, 2022.

 

Admin. Wages (Privileged)

Motion-4970-22-Councillor G. Blackwood/Deputy Mayor Blake

Resolve to enter into a “Privileged Session” to discuss this topic.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Blake

                                                            Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                                            Councillor M. Nippard

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

(Clerk/Manager D. Goodyear left the meeting at 7:40 p.m. due to a conflict of interest)

 

Discussion

 

(Clerk/Manager D. Goodyear returned to the meeting @ 7:50 p.m.)

 

Motion-4971-22-Councillor G. Blackwood/Councillor M. Nippard

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

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Blake

                                                            Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                                            Councillor M. Nippard

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

                                    Motion-4972-22-Councillor G. Blackwood/Deputy Mayor Blake

Resolve that the Administration Workers be offered the same wage increase as per the NAPE Agreement.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Blake

                                                            Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor M. Nippard

                                    Opposed:         Councillor D. Howell

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Public Works:           Water Report

Water test results from April 12th, 2022 by Government Services were satisfactory.

 

Public Works:           Permit to dump concrete @ outfall site

The Town has received a Permit from the Water Resource Management Division of the Department of Environment to dump the concrete from dismantling the Rink at the Outfall Site. Quotes are currently being obtained to complete this work.

 

Chlorine Readings

Chlorine Readings for the month of April were presented to and reviewed by members. Readings were all within the recommended guidelines.

 

Water Usage and Flow Data

The Water Usage and Flow Data for the month of April were presented to and reviewed by members. The average daily water usage was 213,456 gallons per day. The daily water usage following the repairs to the main waterline dropped from 266,527 gallons the day prior to 125,687 the day after.

 

 

Trail cameras

Further research is required regarding potential problems in the watershed area to determine the use of Trail cameras. Results will be brought back to the next meeting for further discussion.

 

Fire Dept:                  Fire School Training

The Fire School Training is scheduled for June 4th to 10th, 2022 in Clarenville. The package has been forwarded to the Fire Department.

 

 

Internal Complaint (Privileged)

Motion-4973-22-Deputy Mayor Blake/Councillor M. Nippard

Resolve to enter into a “Privileged Session” to discuss this topic.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Blake

                                                            Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                                            Councillor M. Nippard

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

                                    Discussion

 

                                    Motion-4974-22-Councillor G. Blackwood/Deputy Mayor Blake

                                    Resolve to return the meeting to an “Open Session”

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Blake

                                                            Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                                            Councillor M. Nippard

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

                                   

An investigation has been initiated. Results will be brought back to the next meeting for further discussion.

 

Recreation:                World Ocean Day/Beach Clean up

Members were in agreement that the Town will supply gloves and garbage bags for the beach clean-up day organized by the Recreation Committee and Harbour Authority. The clean-up is scheduled for June 4th, 2022 which is Saturday so the bags and materials from the clean-up will be stored at the wharf and bigger materials along the roadside and picked up on Monday to be delivered to the Transfer Station on Tuesday since the Transfer Station is not open on Monday.

 

Accounts

Payable:

Carmanville Value Grocer                              $     10.98 – Kitchen Supplies

Pennell’s Service Station                                $     40.19 – Fire Van Horn

G & M Services                                              $   511.54 – Gas

Rockwater                                                       $1,494.08 – Chlorine

EMCO                                                             $   676.72 – Municipex

NL Power                                                        $   111.85 – Hydro – Garage (Paid)

NL Power                                                        $   152.62 – Hydro – Chlor Chambers (Paid)

NL Power                                                        $   217.80 – Hydro – Booster Station (Paid)

NL Power                                                        $   425.36 – Hydro – Mun. Bldg. (Paid)

NL Power                                                        $   449.14 – Hydro – Fire Hall (Paid)     

NL Power                                                        $     45.70 – Hydro – Lift Station (Paid)

NLCSA                                                           $     57.50 – Online Training O/S Workers

Abbott’s Autographics Inc.                             $   677.35 – Community Garden Signs

Bell Mobility                                                   $     36.45 – Phone – Cell

Central Office Equipment                               $     69.09 – Office Supplies

Sandra Boone                                                  $     19.88 – Reimburse COVID Supplies

MNL                                                                $     50.00 – Registration Virtual Symposium

CIBC Mellon                                                   $   584.32 – Pension Premiums

NAPE                                                              $   109.69 – Union Dues

Receiver General for Canada                          $4,243.60 – Payroll Remittance

NL Power                                                        $1,806.93 – Hydro – Street Lighting

NLCSA                                                            $     86.25 – Online Training O/S Workers

NLCSA                                                            $   483.00 – Training – O/S Workers

K & D Pratt                                                     $   383.66 – BA Cylinders Hydro Testing

G & M Services                                              $   714.28 – Gas

ANW Construction Limited                            $2,428.80 – Main Waterline Repair MSS

Tulk’s Home Hardware                                   $   170.86 – Janitorial & Garage Supplies

Penguin Management Inc.                              $   960.00 – E-Dispatch FD – US Dollars

 

                                    Motion-4975-22-Councillor G. Blackwood/Deputy Mayor Blake

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

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Blake

                                                            Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                                            Councillor M. Nippard

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Correspondence:

From                                                  Regarding                        Action

Early Childhood Educators                Proclamation                    Signed by Mayor

 

New Business:            Roads – Potholes

Transportation and Works were contacted by the Town Clerk/Manager last week and was told it was a priority and they would work on the road in town as soon as possible and may even have the potholes done by last Friday (April 29th). Two people ruined a tire today because of the potholes. Members were in agreement to write a letter to Transportation and Works expressing their concerns and dissatisfaction with the condition of the roads throughout the community.

 

Members

Business:                    Municipal Awareness Week

A Proclamation to declarethe week of May 9th to 13th, 2022 as Municipal Awareness Week was signed by Mayor Howell.

 

 

Canada Summer Job Approvals

Approvals from Canada Summer Jobs are as follows:

Town – 1 Student for 8 weeks

Recreation – 2 Students for 8 weeks

Habitat – 3 Students for 8 weeks

Notices for these positions will be posted later this month or early June as the start date is not until July 4th, 2022.

 

MNL Training

MNL’s Virtual Training opportunities for May was presented to and reviewed by members. Any member wishing to register should contact the office.

 

Symposium

The MNL Symposium is scheduled for May 4th to 6th, 2022. Deputy Mayor Blake has been registered for the Virtual Session.

 

SAM AGM

Unfortunately, due to work commitments and the conference schedule including travelling from St. John’s on Mother’s Day, there is nobody able to attend this year’s conference. The conference is not offered virtually.

 

Members

Business:                    Community Garden Signs

The smaller community garden signs have finally been received and were presented to members. Members were in agreement that the large sign will be installed with 2 6 x 6 posts in the ground and a flower box built around the sign as per picture presented. The smaller signs will be posted throughout the garden area. When the signs are installed, the school classes who did the designs will be invited to view their handiwork and get pictures taken.

 

Adjournment:           Motion-4976-22-Councillor D. Howell/Deputy Mayor Blake

Resolve that Council do now adjourn to meet again on Monday, May 16th, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

 

In favour:        Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Blake

                                                            Councillor G. Blackwood      Councillor D. Howell

                                                            Councillor M. Nippard

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:     0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

                                    Meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.