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January 2021 Archive

 

 

Monday, January 25th, 2021

 

Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of Council held on Monday, January 25th, 2021 in Council Chambers.

 

Attendees:                  Mayor Keith Howell (Chair)

                                    Deputy Mayor Marlene Peddle (Remote Attendance)

                                    Councillor Shawn Budgell

                                    Councillor Dwight Day

                                    Councillor Michael Wheaton

                                    Councillor Gordon Blackwood

                                    Councillor Dale Howell

                                    Clerk/Manager Dianne Goodyear

 

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

 

Agenda:                      Motion-4702-21-Councillor D. Day/Councillor D. Howell

                                    Resolve that the Agenda be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                         Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell             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 held on January 11th, 2021 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-4703-21-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor D. Howell

Resolve that the Minutes of the Regular Public Council Meeting of January 11th, 2021 be adopted as circulated. 

                                   

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                         Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell             Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton          Councillor G. Blackwood

                                                             Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Business

Arising:                      Rink

Several possible locations were discussed.  More information is required regarding some of the locations and all members will check the locations suggested and bring their findings back to the next meeting for further discussion.

                                   

Car Wrecks

Clean up is ongoing.

 

Investigations

Motion-4704-21-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor M. Wheaton

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

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                         Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell             Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton          Councillor G. Blackwood

                                                             Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

(Deputy Mayor Peddle left the meeting at 8:00 due to a conflict of interest)

There was a discussion/update on Habitat Concerns.

(Deputy Mayor Peddle returned to the meeting by remote attendance at 8:05 p.m.)

There was a discussion/update on the Fire Department Concerns. 

 

Business

Arising:                      Investigations

                                    Motion-4705-21-Councillor M. Wheaton/Councillor G Blackwood

Resolve to return to an “Open Session” for the remainder of the meeting.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                         Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell             Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton          Councillor G. Blackwood

                                                             Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Committees:

Finance:                     Statute of Limitations

                                    Motion-4706-21-Councillor G. Blackwood/Deputy Mayor Peddle

Resolve to make it a Policy that the Statute of Limitations is to be applied to all accounts annually.  The policy is effective as of January 25, 2021.

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                         Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell             Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton          Councillor G. Blackwood

                                                             Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Gas Tax

Members were informed of the Gas Tax Allocations up to 2024 and reminded that Capital Investment Plans are to be submitted when applying for Gas Tax Funding for Projects.

 

Green Team

Information regarding a Green Team was presented to members.  The deadline for applications was today.  The Habitat Committee has applied for a Green Team.

 

Finance:                     CEEP

Members were updated on the status of the Community Enhancement Program activities.  Funding for materials have all been used so the remaining cost of paint supplies will be the Town’s responsibility.

 

Public Works:           Water Report

The Water Report from Government Services for testing on January 6th, 2021 was satisfactory.

 

Fire Dept.                   Traffic Control Equip

                                    Motion-4707-21- Councillor D. Howell/Councillor D. Day

Resolve to purchase 6 Safety Vests and 2 hand held Safety Signs for Traffic Control for the Fire Department.

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                         Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell             Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton          Councillor G. Blackwood

                                                             Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Recreation:                Rental Request

                                    Motion-4708-21-Councillor G Blackwood/Deputy Mayor Peddle

Resolve to approve the request from The Family Resource Center to provide one-on-one sessions only and provided a letter is submitted that all COVID-19 rules/guidelines will be followed.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                         Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell             Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton          Councillor G. Blackwood

                                                             Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Habitat:                     New Member

                                    Motion-4709-21-Councillor M. Wheaton/Councillor S. Budgell

Resolve to approve the request for Jackie MacIsaac to join the Habitat Committee as per prior e-mail responses.

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                         Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell             Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton          Councillor G. Blackwood

                                                             Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Accounts

Payable:

Rockwater                                           $1,482.12 – Chlorine

NL Power                                            $   222.21 – Hydro – Booster Station

NL Power                                            $     50.68 – Hydro – Lift Station

NL Power                                            $   838.50 – Hydro – Fire Hall

NL Power                                            $   490.22 – Hydro – Mun. Bldg.

NL Power                                            $   108.88 – Hydro – Chlor. Chambers

NL Power                                            $   159.69 – Hydro – Garage

D & M Services Ltd.                           $   526.70 – Class A

Carmanville Value Grocer                   $     28.70 – Fruit Basket/Kitchen Supplies

Central Office Supplies                       $   312.80 – Office Supplies

Computer Shack Inc.                           $   126.49 – Printer Toner

Car Quest                                             $    74.77 – Garage Supplies

Pennell’s Service Station                     $    11.50 – Tire Repair (Trailer)

G & M Services                                   $   371.75 – Gas

 

                                    Motion-4710-21-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 S. Budgell             Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton          Councillor G. Blackwood

                                                             Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Correspondence:

From                                      Regarding                              Action

Statcan                                    2021 Census                           See Motion Below

MP P. Julian                            Bill C-213                              Info Only.

 

                                    2021 Census

                                    Motion-4711-21-Councillor M. Wheaton/Councillor S. Budgell

Resolve that the Town of Carmanville supports the 2021 Census, and encourages all residents to complete their questionnaire online at www.census.gc.ca.  Accurate and complete census data support programs and services that benefit our community.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                         Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell             Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton          Councillor G. Blackwood

                                                             Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Members

Business:                    Meeting with RCMP

Mayor Howell updated members on his recent meeting with the RCMP.

 

Adjournment:           Motion-4712-21-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor S. Budgell

Resolve that Council do now adjourn to meet again on Monday, February 8th, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                         Deputy Mayor Peddle

                                                             Councillor S. Budgell             Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton          Councillor G. Blackwood

                                                             Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

                                    Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, January 11th, 2021

 

Minutes of the Regular Public Meeting of Council held on Monday, January 11th, 2021 in Council Chambers.

 

Attendees:                  Mayor Keith Howell (Chair)

                                    Deputy Mayor Marlene Peddle (arrived late)

                                    Councillor Dwight Day

                                    Councillor Michael Wheaton

                                    Councillor Dale Howell

                                    Clerk/Manager Dianne Goodyear

 

Guest:                         Willie Goodyear

 

Absent:                       Councillor Shawn Budgell

                                    Councillor Gordon Blackwood

 

Call to Order:            Chair @ 7:35 p.m.

 

Agenda:                      Motion-4695-21-Councillor M. Wheaton/Councillor D. Day

                                    Resolve that the Agenda be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton         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 held on December 17th, 2020 which had been circulated to all members.

                                    Motion-4696-21-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor D. Day

                                    Resolve that the Minutes of the Regular Public Council Meeting of December 17th, 2020 be adopted as circulated.

 

                                    In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Councillor D. Day

                                                             Councillor M. Wheaton         Councillor D. Howell

                                    Opposed:         0

                                    Abstaining:      0

                                    Motion Carried.

 

Guest:                        Willie Goodyear

Mayor Howell welcomed Guest Willie Goodyear to the meeting. Mr. Goodyear was requesting exemption for the $500 Recovery Fee and exemption for the extra $100 per year associated with the sewer installation until the service is in use.

(Deputy Mayor Peddle arrived at the meeting at 7:40 p.m.)

Mr. Goodyear also thinks the town septic tank and proposed water treatment plant is located on his property. The town is leasing a portion of that property from Crown Lands and the other portion was given to the town by the previous taxpayer of the property. Mr. Goodyear was shown the documents from Crown Land that the town has in their possession and advised to contact Crown Lands to check out his claim. Mayor Howell thanked Mr. Goodyear for attending and presenting his concerns and advised he would be notified of Council’s decision. Mr. Goodyear then left the meeting.

Motion-4697-21-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor D. Day

Resolve that the Town will defer payment of the Recovery Fee until connection to the town sewer line up to a 2 year maximum period. The Water and Sewer Annual Fee of $400 cannot be changed as per Section 130 of the Municipalities Act.

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                         Councillor D. Day                  Councillor M. Wheaton

                         Councillor D. Howell

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:      0

Motion Carried.

 

Committees:

Finance:                     Canada Summer Job Applications

Members were in agreement for the Town Clerk/Manager to complete a Canada Summer Job Application for 2021.

 

4th Quarter 2020 Financial Statements

The 4th Quarter 2020 Financial Statements were presented to and reviewed by members and found to be in good standing.

 

Finance:                     Collections Report 4th Quarter 2020

The Collections Report for the 4th Quarter 2020 was presented to and reviewed by members. Collection results for 2020 were positive.

 

Rink

Members were in agreement to check out locations for a new rink and bring findings back to the next meeting for further discussion.

 

Public Works:           Chlorine Readings

The Chlorine Readings for December were presented to and reviewed by members.

 

Water Usage/Flow Data

The Water Usage and Flow Data reports for December were presented to and reviewed by members. The average daily water usage for December was 135,096 gallons.

 

Fire Dept.                   Complaints

                                    Motion-4698-21-Councillor M. Wheaton/Councillor D. Day

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

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                         Councillor D. Day                  Councillor M. Wheaton

                         Councillor D. Howell

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:      0

Motion Carried.

 

(Discussion)

 

Motion-4699-21-Councillor M. Wheaton/Councillor D. Howell

Resolve the meeting be returned to an “Open Session”

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                         Councillor D. Day                  Councillor M. Wheaton

                         Councillor D. Howell

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:      0

Motion Carried.

 

Fire Dept:                  Complaints

Members were in agreement to follow the guidelines in place and the Clerk/Manager and Fire Chief would conduct an investigation regarding the complaints received. Results of the investigation will be brought back to Council for their input/decision.

 

Application for funding

Members were in agreement for Town Clerk/Manager to consult with the Fire Chief and complete the application.

 

Accounts Payable:

Central Cashier’s Office                      $ 115.00 – Easement re W.S. (Paid)

NL Power                                            $  265.73 – Hydro – Garage (Paid)

NL Power                                            $   98.36 – Hydro – Chlor. Cha (Paid)

NL Power                                            $ 385.56 – Hydro – Mun. Bldg. (Paid)

NL Power                                            $ 201.72 – Hydro – Booster Stn. (Paid)

NL Power                                            $  558.77 – Hydro – Fire Hall (Paid)

NL Power                                            $    49.04 – Hydro – Lift Stn. (Paid)

Central Office Equipment                   $   48.96 – Office Supplies (Paid)

CNWM                                                $2,227.68 – Tipping Fees

Tulk’s Home Hardware                       $   493.39 – Janitor Closet/Cabinet

Townsuite                                            $3,929.60 – Support

TRIO                                                   $   333.61 – Health Premiums

Bell Aliant                                           $   313.25 – Phone/Fax/Internet

Bell Aliant                                           $    76.70 – Phone – Fire Hall

Bell Mobility                                       $  36.45 – Phone – Cell

Pennell’s Service Station                     $  45.89 – FD Pickup/connector/wire

Municipal Assessment Agency           $3,068.00 – 1st Quarter Assess Fees

NL Power                                            $1,794.60 – Hydro – Street Lighting

Perfect Pen & Stationary                     $   103.38 – Office/Advertising

MNL                                                    $   984.20 – Membership dues

PMA                                                    $   168.30 – Membership dues

FCM                                                    $   317.32 – Membership dues

G & M Services                                   $   313.97 – Gas

Carmanville Value Grocer                   $     7.60 – Kitchen Supplies

 

Accounts

Payable                       Motion-4700-21-Deputy Mayor Peddle/Councillor D. Howell

                                    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 D. Howell

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:      0

Motion Carried.

 

New Business:            Domestic Band Saw Mill

The request to operate a domestic saw mill at 144 A Main Street was approved pending approval of all other relevant government departments.

 

Car Wrecks

This problem is ongoing.

 

 

Adjournment:           Motion-4701-21-Councillor D. Howell/Councillor D. Day

Resolve that Council do now adjourn to meet again on Monday, January 25th, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

 

In favour:         Mayor Howell                        Deputy Mayor Peddle

                         Councillor D. Day                  Councillor M. Wheaton

                         Councillor D. Howell

Opposed:         0

Abstaining:      0

Motion Carried.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.