COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES- 2nd Reading and Adoption of the Amendment of the Municipal Fire Department Bylaw 2019-09 May 19 2021

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RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MISCOUCHE
2nd Reading and Adoption of the Amendment
of the Municipal Fire Department Bylaw 2019-09
May 19th, 2021

1. OPENING MEETING
Mayor Albert Gallant called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

Present:
Albert Gallant – Mayor
Allan Parks – Deputy Mayor
Jacqueline Lecky- Councillor(Absent)
Pat MacLellan – Councillor(Absent)
John Searle- Councillor
Ivan Blanchard- Councillor
Joan Arsenault – Councillor
Michelle Perry- CAO

Michelle Perry read the 2nd reading of the Amendment of the Municipal Fire department Bylaw 2019-09. With the changes to Section 6 Municipal Council 6.2 b Shall appoint by resolution a qualified person for the position of Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief and that these positions will be reviewed by Council every year in December for renewal.

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried
THAT the 2nd reading of the Amendment of the Municipal Fire Department Bylaw 2019-09 was accepted as read.

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the Amendment of the Municipal Fire Department Bylaw 2019-09 was adopted as read.

Meeting adjourned.

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – 1st Reading of Amendment of the Municipal Fire Department Bylaw 2019-09, May 18 2021

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RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MISCOUCHE
1st Reading for Amendment of the Municipal Fire Department Bylaw 2019-09
May 18th, 2021

1. OPENING MEETING
Mayor Albert Gallant called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

Present:
Albert Gallant – Mayor
Allan Parks – Deputy Mayor
Jacqueline Lecky- Councillor
Pat MacLellan – Councillor(Absent)
John Searle- Councillor
Ivan Blanchard- Councillor
Joan Arsenault – Councillor
Michelle Perry- CAO

Jacqueline Lecky read the first reading of the Amendment of the Municipal Fire department Bylaw 2019-09. The amendment consisted of adding 2 definitions for the Pump Operator and Senior Officers. Section 6 under Municipal Council: 6.2 d the Deputy Fire Chief was added with the Fire Chief that both positions will be appointed by council 6.2 c These positions may also be revoked or suspended by resolution by council. 6.2 d will be removed. Section 8 Organization of the Fire Department: 8.1 was amended by adding that the Senior Officers may appoint other officers of the department through approval of the Fire chief as deemed necessary to establish “Incident Command Structure” and to maintain safe operations. 8.2 will be changed to; The fire department will be comprised of no more than 34 active members and no more than 6 active junior members. 8.3 will be removed.

After the reading council had a suggestion to put in that the position of the Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief be reviewed for renewal every year in December.

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the 1st reading of the Amendment of the Municipal Fire Department Bylaw 2019-09 was accepted as read. And that the changes will be put in before the 2nd reading.

Meeting adjourned.

 

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES- May 11th, 2021

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RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MISCOUCHE
Monthly Council Meeting
May 11th, 2021

1. OPENING MEETING
Mayor Albert Gallant called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.

Present:
Albert Gallant – Mayor
Allan Parks – Deputy Mayor
Jacqueline Lecky- Councillor
Pat MacLellan – Councillor
John Searle- Councillor
Ivan Blanchard- Councillor
Joan Arsenault – Councillor
Michelle Perry- CAO

2. Declaration of Conflict of Interest: No one declared a conflict of interest.

3. FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Jason Woodbury gave the following report. After reviewing the report for the safety officer it has been determined that 5 sets of bunker gear need to be replaced. And 8 additional sets within the next 3 years as they are expired. Michelle will apply for funding once Jason provides her with a quote. The fire truck committee wants to know where they stand on the purchase of the new truck. There has been a committee of 5 members for the Fire smart committee and they will be meeting soon to discuss some options to help prevent fires in the community. Also the Chief and Deputy chief met with Linkletter farms to see if it was possible to tap into their deep water wells to put a hydrant in the community, and after discussions it was suggested that it might be better for the community to have their own deep water well. Jason checked with the province and we are allowed to have one dug for the purpose of fire. And the community would have to look into possible funding if the project goes ahead.

Albert thanked Jason for the report.

Council discussed getting a committee together to get information so that council has a better understanding on what other communities do and what is best for this community. The committee we will consist of Allan Parks, John Searle and Ivan Blanchard. They will get some information and bring it back to the council. The Amendment for the Fire service Bylaw is approved by council to go ahead with the changes so the first reading will be May 18 at 6:30 and the 2nd reading and adoption will be May 19 at 6:30 pm.

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried
THAT the Community apply for a grant to purchase 5 new sets of Bunker Gear for the Fire Department.

4. MAINTENANCE REPORT: Monty from Maintenance gave the following report: The generators have been installed and Grass cutting has started for 2021. Ivan asked if the parking spaces lines need to be done. Monty suggested that they are good for this year.

5. REC CENTER REPORT: Councillor Jacqueline Lecky gave the following report: The lights have been changed at the Rec Center and they certainly made a difference. Also the tables will be painted at the end of the month. There was some theft from the canteen for chocolate bars and chips this issue has been resolved and the canteen is now locked during the week. Also Michelle requested that the garbage go on a 2 week rotation at the Rec center as there is a lot of activities during the week and the garbage is piling up. With a wedding coming up in July Michelle would like to know what council wants to do with the expired beer. Council discussed it and they will
deal with this in July before the wedding.

6. ADOPTION OF MINUTES: Meeting minutes for April 13th, and Special Meeting May 5th, 2021.

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the minutes for April 13th and Special Meeting May 5th be adopted as read.

7. BUSINESS ARISING:
a) West Lagoon ICIP Funding: The funding closed on April 30th and no word yet.
b) Disable Washroom at the Fire Hall: Michelle is still waiting for a contractor to come and look to see if there is enough room to put one in.
c) Property 863290 Vacant land between Antoinette and County Oven. Michelle sent an email to the property Owners and they are interested in selling the 2 parcels of land, however Albert was talking to the government and they will not put the road in for free. Also Michelle advised that she talked to government and they stated that we will need to back 500 from the lagoon. So depending on what the road will cost and how many lots can be sold, this will determine what the community will pay for the land. Council decided to table this for the time being as they have other projects to do first.
d) Skate Park Equipment: Jacqueline got 2 quotes for 2 different pieces of equipment and Michelle advised of possible funding for $5,000.00 and or 50%.

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the community purchase the Quarter Pipe for 16,506.38 pending funding approval.

John Searle voted no. Motion Carried.

8. COMMITTEE REPORTS:

a) Fire Dept: Already discussed.
b) Planning Board- Nothing to report.
c) Sewer: 22 Lady Slipper S: The home owner was contacted about the willow tree causing the issue and the home owner advised that the issue was with the breach in the pipe. So the contractor was contacted to have 2 lengths of pipe replaced this will get done before the end of summer. 38 lady Slipper Dr N: This property had an issue with the line under the road and the lateral was replaced going out to the main.
d) Firehall Maintenance & Street Lights: none.

e) Community Improvements: Unsightly Property: 2 letters were sent out for clean up of the properties 1 on Augustine St and 1 on Lady Slipper Dr S. Augustine was cleaned up and Lady Slipper S the owner was in and advised that they will need some time to clean it up, so they were given till the end of summer to have this done.

f) Finances:

9. APPROVAL OF BILLS TOTALING $ 44,744.97

MOTION moved by Pat MacLellan seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried
THAT the payment of the bills totaling $ 44,744.97 is approved.

10. NEW BUSINESS:
a) Gas Tax Fund: The Federal Government will be doing a top up for the gas tax for 2021. So instead of creating a new project we can put it on an existing one.

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the Gas Tax Top Up Payment for 2021 of $100,000.00 be applied to the existing upgrades to the East Lagoon Project.

b) Police Association: Annual donation towards the Crime Prevention Guide.

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by Pat MacLellan and carried
THAT the donation of $230.00 for 1/10th of a page advertisement in the Crime Prevention Book be issued for 2021.

c) PCH Donation : Annual Donation.

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the Annual Donation of $1,000.00 be made to the PCH Hospital Foundation.

d) Resident Bursary: Council received 2 qualified applications for the resident Bursary. Michelle read them as applicant A & B.

MOTION moved by Pat MacLellan seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried
THAT the Resident Bursary of 2021 be awarded to Ben O’Brien.

e) Fishermen’s Wharf: Annual lobster supper meal.

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by Allan Parks and carried
THAT the Council go to Fishermen’s Wharf for their Annual Lobster Supper.

John Searle voted No motion Carried.

f) Environmental Policy: as per the community insurance the community is required to have an environmental policy.

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the Environmental Policy be adopted as read.

g) Workplace Harassment Forms: As per our Insurance we should have workplace harassment forms in place for council staff and Fire Department: Michelle handout these forms for everyone to read and sign and a copy returned back to the office to be kept on file.
h) Office summer Hours, Summer Program, Eddie Laughlin Award: The office hours will be changing for the summer. The office will be closing on Fridays for June July and August. Also the Summer Program will be starting again in July and Michelle has hired 2 people to run it. Eddie Laughlin Award the flyer will go up again and the deadline will be August 9 2021. Also this information will go in the newsletter as well for July 1st.

11. NEXT MEETING: May 11th, 2021

12. MEETING ADJOURNED

MOTION moved by John Searle THAT the meeting of May 11th, 2021 be adjourned.

 

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES- Special Meeting May 5th, 2021 Water Source for the Community

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RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MISCOUCHE
Special Meeting Water Source for the Community
May 5th, 2021

1. OPENING MEETING
Mayor Albert Gallant called the meeting to order at 1:00 P.M.

Present:
Albert Gallant – Mayor
Chief Jason Woodbury
Janie Marchbank Co-Owner of Linkletter farms
Michelle Perry- CAO

This was just a brief information meeting.

Chief Jason Woodbury and Deputy Paul Perry met with Jamie Marchbank co-owner of Linkletter farms to visit 3 of their deep water wells to see if any would be a fit to see about possibly tapping into any of them to put a hydrant so the community would have a water source. Wilfred St seems to be the best possible fit except that the road is not plowed all year. There was also some talk about the community seeing if it is possible to have their own water source. Either way Linkletter Farms is open to any possible ideas as they would like to see the community progress in the next 50 years.

Albert thanked both of them for coming and advised that he will bring the information back to council to see what their thoughts are.

Meeting adjourned.

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES- April 13th, 2021

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RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MISCOUCHE
Monthly Council Meeting
April 13th, 2021

1. OPENING MEETING
Mayor Albert Gallant called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.

Present:
Albert Gallant – Mayor
Allan Parks – Deputy Mayor
Jacqueline Lecky- Councillor
Pat MacLellan – Councillor
John Searle- Councillor
Ivan Blanchard- Councillor
Joan Arsenault – Councillor
Michelle Perry- CAO

2. Nick and Mike from the forestry came and gave council a small presentation on how community’s can get involved in Fire Smart and how the council can get the community involved in making the residents aware on what they can do in the community to prevent fires. They are looking for a champion community to be the first one on the island for fire prevention. They gave council the website www.firesmart.ca to look for funding and ways to get the community involved.

Albert thanked them for the presentation and council will look at the website to see what they can do.

3. Declaration of Conflict of Interest: No one declared a conflict of interest.

4. FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Jason Woodbury gave the following report. The department as started to do there meeting through Zoom ½ in the hall and the other half on zoom and the turn out was good. They are doing their training in 2 groups. They are hoping to have the unveiling of the monument in the fall of 2021. 3 members completed the Level 2 classroom and now will be doing the hands on training. One of the members in the past has detailed the trucks at $200.00 a truck and wanted to know if council would like this done again this year. Policy and procedures have been updated. The department started Chase the Ace again, and Jason has a meeting with the President and Division Rep of the PEI Firefighters Association to see about getting back in the association with out having to past last years dues as they had formally declined membership last year. Jason spoke with the sales rep on the new fire truck to see what the pricing had changed since last year. And he quoted him $425,000.00-$450,000.00 because of the exchange rate and the material cost. Up from $388,000.00 and the truck can take 12-14 months to be delivered. The decontamination kit has arrived and been installed, and when the bunker gear was professionally cleaned it was determined that 4 sets of bunker gear would need to be replace this year as they were expired. Also after reviewing the Fire Service Bylaw there are a few amendments that need to be made. Jason went over the changes with council and Michelle will print council off a copy and send it to council to review.

5. MAINTENANCE REPORT: The submersible pumps were order and Gas Tax was applied to be used for them. Also council wanted more information about the diesel tank. Monty advised that to have a tank on the property would not help him as he would have to haul tanks to the generators. Also to have a slip tank on the truck we would have to worry about liability and put money into getting the truck upgraded to be able to haul it. So this would not be feasible at this time. Also Michelle ordered 4 pallets of salt for the next season as the price was going up
$1.00 a bag and we saved $1.60 a bag by buying 4 pallets.

6. REC CENTER REPORT: Councillor Jacqueline Lecky gave the following report: Bingo are doing good we are averaging 95-100 people a week. However there are some concerns about the lighting they are saying that it is to dim. Michelle had checked into it and we can get 50% with a grant and they apply for the PEI Efficiency for the rebate on the lights.

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the Community replace the 12 light fixtures in the main hall at the Rec Center with LED Lights and apply for the Grant to cover 50% of the cost.

7. ADOPTION OF MINUTES: Meeting minutes for March 9th, and Special Meeting March 22nd and March 23rd, 2021

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the minutes for March 9th, and Special Meeting March 22nd and March 23rd, 2021 be approved as presented.

8. BUSINESS ARISING:
a) West Lagoon ICIP Funding: The funding has been applied for and the community will not find out till May if they have been approved for the project. The community cost will be $850,000.00
b) Disable Washroom at the Fire Hall: Michelle is still waiting for a contractor to come and look to see if there is enough room to put one in.
c) IRAC Rate Analysis: Michelle got the rate analysis for 3 years and 5 years at $40.00 a year. At the end of the 5 years the community will have a surplus of $50,000.00

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by Allan Parks and carried
THAT the Community go with the increase of $40.00 for the next 5 years and have a public meeting in the fall to advise the residents.

Ivan Blanchard voted No. Motion carried.

d) Corcoran’s Farms: Michelle gave a copy of the unsightly property bylaw to each council member and they have reviewed it and they have decided that this property as it is a business does not fall under this bylaw.
e) Heritage Subdivision signs for right away: Council discussed putting the signs back but since the last signs were not up for 2 weeks and were stolen they have decided not to put any up again.

9. COMMITTEE REPORTS:

a) Fire Dept: Already discussed.
b) Planning Board- Development Permits- Permit was issued to 30 Laughlin St and 89 Kelly Dr
for Single Family Dwelling.
c) Sewer: There were 2 issues with the sewer at 22 Lady Slipper Dr S and 56 Lady Slipper Dr N.
22 was a root ball that needed to be cut and 56 was a block in the line. Council wanted Michelle to make sure that the resident of 22 Lady Slipper knew that they will continue to have issue with the line as long as the tree was still on the property as the tree was creating a root ball in the line.
d) Firehall Maintenance & Street Lights: Line was video in the fire hall and it is a bit collapsed but does not need to be replaced at this time. The grates will be cleaned out once a month. Also the down spout at the back of the fire hall will need to be fixed. Monty and Jason will do it on the next nice day on a Monday when Jason is in the office.
e) Community Improvements: Some of the youth in the community are looking to see if the community will purchase another piece of equipment for the skate park. Jacqueline will get some ideas on what they are looking for so we can get pricing to see if funding is available.
f) Finances:

10. APPROVAL OF BILLS TOTALING $ 29,234.91

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the payment of the bills totaling $ 29,234.91 is approved.

11. NEW BUSINESS:
a) FPEIM Annual Meeting: The meeting will be April 26th, 2021 via Zoom registration has to be before April 23.
b) PID 863290: Ivan Blanchard presented the property to council to see if maybe the owner should be contacted to see about selling the land so the community can finish the subdivision. There is approximately 24.24 acres although some of it can not be used due to the distance of the Lagoon. Also it would have to be looked into to see how much of the land can be used and what it would cost to have the road put in. Council suggested to send a request to the owner to see if they are interested in selling before anything else is done.
c) Unsightly Property Lady Slipper Dr S: Michelle received a complaint from a resident about 2 properties on Lady Slipper Dr S that are next to their property and they have some concerns about a rat problem. They wanted to make council aware so that something can be done before this becomes a bigger issue. Council reviewed the Unsightly Bylaw again and advised Michelle to send letters to the residents to clean up their properties.
d) Graffiti at the Skate Park: There has been some graffiti at the skate park on the equipment which Monty taped off and spray painted over it.12. NEXT MEETING: May 11th, 2021

13. MEETING ADJOURNED

MOTION moved by John Searle THAT the meeting of April 13th, 2021 be adjourned.

 

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES- 2nd Reading and Adoption of Amendment March 23 2021

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RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MISCOUCHE
Special Meeting
2nd  reading and Adoption of Amendment of the Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
March 23rd, 2021

1. OPENING MEETING
Mayor Albert Gallant called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Present:
Albert Gallant – Mayor
Allan Parks – Deputy Mayor
Jacqueline Lecky- Councillor
Pat MacLellan – Councillor (Absent)
John Searle- Councillor
Ivan Blanchard- Councillor
Joan Arsenault – Councillor
Michelle Perry- Administrator

Mayor Albert Gallant called the meeting to order and gave the floor to councillor Jacqueline Lecky who read the 2nd reading of the Amendment of the Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw. Which council has added the definitions of a Mini and Tiny Home and added these said definitions to section 6.0 and 6.5 of the Bylaw allowing Mobile/Mini/Tiny Homes only in Residential Zones where they have parks to included these definitions.

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried
THAT the 2nd reading of the Amendment of the Rural Municipality of Miscouche Bylaw 2000 be approved as presented.

Motion Carried

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by Allan Parks and carried
THAT the Amendment of the Rural Municipality of Miscouche Bylaw 2000 be Adopted as presented.

Motion Carried

MEETING ADJOURNED:

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES- 1st Reading Amendment March 22 2021

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RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MISCOUCHE
Special Meeting
1st reading of Amendment of the Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
March 22nd, 2021

1. OPENING MEETING
Mayor Albert Gallant called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Present:
Albert Gallant – Mayor
Allan Parks – Deputy Mayor
Jacqueline Lecky- Councillor
Pat MacLellan – Councillor
John Searle- Councillor
Ivan Blanchard- Councillor
Joan Arsenault – Councillor
Michelle Perry- Administrator

Mayor Albert Gallant called the meeting to order and gave the floor to councillor Jacqueline Lecky who read the 1st reading of the Amendment of the Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw. Which council has added the definitions of a Mini and Tiny Home and added these said definitions to section 6.0 and 6.5 of the Bylaw allowing Mobile/Mini/Tiny Homes only in Residential Zones where they have parks to included these definitions.

1st Reading for the Amendment of the Rural Municipality of Miscouche Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw 2000,

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by Pat Maclellan and carried
THAT the 1st reading of the Amendment of the Rural Municipality of Miscouche Bylaw 2000 be approved as presented.

Motion Carried

MEETING ADJOURNED:

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES- March 9 2021

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RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MISCOUCHE
Monthly Council Meeting
March 9th, 2021

1. OPENING MEETING
Mayor Albert Gallant called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.

Present:
Albert Gallant – Mayor
Allan Parks – Deputy Mayor
Jacqueline Lecky- Councillor
Pat MacLellan – Councillor
John Searle- Councillor
Ivan Blanchard- Councillor
Joan Arsenault – Councillor
Michelle Perry- Administrator

2. Declaration of Conflict of Interest: No one declared a conflict of interest

3. FIRE DEPARTMENT: Councillor John Searle gave the following report: 3 firefighters will be taking there level 2. There was some concerns on having all the members in the hall for a meeting and at this time they will not be having meeting in the hall with everyone as the risk are too high, that if someone gets Covid the whole department can be shut down, so they are going to try Zoom meetings to see how that goes. The executive is in the process of reviewing the policies and updating them. Bunker Gear was cleaned annually by a commercial company. They are going to have training from Forestry for all members and they there is a Portable Decontamination Kit which sells for $1440.00. 8 members that belong to Standard Areo have donated 800.00 towards it and this leaves $640.00 left to pay which the depart would like to know if the community will cost share the expense. There was a concern about the cost of the chemicals to use with it. Jason did not have the cost on hand and stated that he didn’t think it would be that much as they do not have a structure fire very often.

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Pat MacLellan and carried
THAT the Community contribute $320.00 towards the cost of the Decontamination Kit for the fire department.

The department is hoping to have the Memorial Service to unveil the monument this fall as long as restrictions have been lifted and it is safe to do so. Chief Jason Woodbury was appointed to the Canadian Fire Chiefs and hopes to get a lot out of the meeting which will be held on Zoom so no travel necessary. He is looking forward to learning a lot to help the community on mitigation. Also Jason heard back from the manufacture on the new truck and was advised that it can take up to 14 months to get a new truck as they are behind due to Covid and also that the pricing has changed. Also there are 4 new members for the department Mitchell Myers, Paul Walsh, Ben Gallant and Cameron Trowsdale.

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the Community accept the 4 new firefighters into the department to begin there 6 month probation.

4. MAINTENANCE REPORT:
a) Maintenance worker Monty MacAusland gave the following report: Some minor maintenance needs to be done on the Blower a new drum and new skid plates for the Bobcat. Also with the new generators being installed Monty wanted to make council aware that a big diesel truck would not be able to get in the East Lagoon, and he wanted to know if it was feasible to have our own tank or buy it from someone in the community that has there own tank. Council wanted to get some more information before deciding. This will be tabled till the next meeting.

5. REC CENTER REPORT: Jacqueline gave the following Bingo report: Bingo has been closed for the last 2 weeks due to the Circuit Breaker measures that were put in place by Public Health. Also it was requested from the Bingo staff to see if we could apply for an additional 20 people. Committee decided not to at this time as the uncertainty of being closed by public health and having the new cohort use the washrooms upstairs was not an option at this time. The tables for the bingo are in bad need of an update so Jacqueline was wondering if it is possible to paint them black. A new table would cost $130.00 and we could buy 2 gallons of paint and be able to paint all the tables for that price.

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by Allan Parks and carried
THAT the tops of the tables at the Rec Center for the Bingo be painted 2 coats of black paint.

6. ADOPTION OF MINUTES: Meeting Minutes for February 9th and Special Meeting February 8th, February 22 and March 8th 2021.

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the minutes for February 9th , and Special Meeting February 8th, February 22 and march 8th 2021 be approved as presented.

7. BUSINESS ARISING:
a) West Lagoon: ICIP Funding Michelle is working on getting this application filled out and submitted to the government.
b) Adoption of the Proposed Budget for 2021/2022. Finance Chair Allan Parks went over the final totals for the proposed budget for 2021/2022. Fire Department Budget $104,500.00 Fire Hall/ Municipal Building Budget $ 90,200.00 Administration Budget $100,750.00 Street Lights and Community Service Budget $26,000.00 Reserve Funds $ 80,000.00 and Rec Center Budget of $67,200.00 Totaling $468,650.00 Revenues of $484,619.72 and Sewer budget of $ $87,500.00.

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the Proposed Budget for 2021/2022 be adopted as presented.

c) IRAC Rate Analysis: The $15 increase for 2021 has been approved by IRAC under the understanding that we will submit another proposal for 2022. The possibility of the increase to double the sewer rate over the next 5 years which would be a $44.00 increase a year. It was requested that we get a rate analysis for the increase for 3 years and 5 years and see what the difference is.
d) Corcoran’s farms: Michelle was unable to find the bylaw that was submitted in 2003 and requested a copy from Municipal Affairs. So when she receives it this information will be sent to council.
e) 1st and 2nd reading for the Amendment: So no public should up for the Public Hearing last night. Reading will be 1st Reading March 22 and March 23 for the 2nd reading starting at 6:00 pm.

f) Newsletter: The newsletter for next quarter will go out for April 1st

8. COMMITTEE REPORTS:
a) Fire Dept: Already discussed
b) Planning Board- Building Permits- New house build 26 Laughlin St
c) Sewer: Disconnect date for the delinquent accounts will be March 12. Still 5 residents have not heard from out of 1o letters that were delivered.
d) Firehall Maintenance & Street Lights: nothing to discuss.
e) Community Improvements: Council is discussing that an angle Iron be put at the top of the door rather than a wind break. This will be looked into.
f) Finances:

9. APPROVAL OF BILLS TOTALING $ 36,578.04

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried
THAT the payment of the bills totaling $ 36,578.04 is approved.

10. NEW BUSINESS:

a) Disable Washroom: Since the Municipal building does not have a disable washroom council thought that this might be a good idea to invest in. Michelle will see about getting a contractor to have a look to see if this is possible in the space that we have.
b) Donation for Legion Command: Council received the annual request for the donation for the Veteran Book.

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the Community purchase 1/10th of a black and white ad for the Veteran’s Book for 2021 at a cost of $230.00.

c) Quotes for Back up Pumps for the Lift Station: Michelle received a quote from Xylem for the back up pumps for the Kinsmen Rd and the Lift Station at the East Lagoon totaling $24,045.00. Pat asked if the new pumps can be used now and the old pumps serviced and kept for the back ups. Definitely a good idea to look at.

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the community purchase the 2 back up pumps for the Kinsmen Rd and the East Lagoon and to apply to see if the Gas Tax can be used for the Pumps.

d) Snow hill for the kids: Pat asked if it would be possible that next year we have a snow hill somewhere in the community for the kids. Council will look at this in November to see what the options are.
e) Rec Center Rental: A request was brought forward to see if it was possible for a resident to rent the Rec Center for a Hockey Party and to have all the beer at the center that is expired sold at cost to the participants. It was suggested that the Liquor Commission would have to be asked as we do hold the Liquor License for the establishment and we would not want to lose it. Michelle will call the Liquor Commission and let council know what they say.

11. NEXT MEETING: 1st reading for Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw March 22nd and 2nd reading March 23rd, 2021 Monthly Meeting April 13th, 2020

12. MEETING ADJOURNED

MOTION moved by John Searle THAT the meeting of March 9th, 2021 be adjourned.

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – Public Hearing March 8 2021

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RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MISCOUCHE
Public Hearing
Amendment for 2000 Zoning And Subdivision Bylaw
March 8th, 2021

1. OPENING MEETING
Mayor Albert Gallant called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Present:
Albert Gallant – Mayor
Allan Parks – Deputy Mayor
Jacqueline Lecky- Councillor (Absent)
Pat MacLellan – Councillor(Absent)
John Searle- Councillor
Ivan Blanchard- Councillor
Joan Arsenault – Councillor
Michelle Perry- Administrator

No Public showed up for the public hearing for the amendment for the 2000 Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw for the definitions for the Mini Home and Tiny Home to be added to 2.0 and to add this said definitions into 6.1 and 6.5 of the Bylaw which allows Mini Homes and Tiny Homes in Mobile/Mini/Tiny Home parks approved by council.

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried
THAT the community go forward with the Amendment of the 2000 Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw

The first and second reading of the Bylaw will be set forth by council at the next meeting.

Meeting Adjourned:

 

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES- Special Meeting Proposed Budget February 22 2021

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RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MISCOUCHE
Special Meeting: Proposed Budget 2021/2022
February 22nd , 2021

1. OPENING MEETING
Mayor Albert Gallant called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Present:
Albert Gallant – Mayor
Allan Parks – Deputy Mayor
Jacqueline Lecky- Councillor
Pat MacLellan – Councillor
John Searle- Councillor
Ivan Blanchard- Councillor
Joan Arsenault – Councillor
Michelle Perry- Administrator

Mayor Albert Gallant called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm. meeting and then gave the floor to Deputy Mayor Allan Parks who is the Finance Chair to present the proposed budget to the public.

Allan presented the proposed budget to the public and gave a brief talk on the upcoming project of the West Lagoon Upgrades, and the probably of the sewer rate increases over the next 5 years. He also explained the cost of completing Laughlin Street and where the money was allocated for the sale of the 6 lots that were developed. He then opened the floor to questions.

Q: Does the community have an Infrastructure Plan and a Growth Plan
A: We do have plans for Capital expenditures and Infrastructure Plan this in our Asset Management Plan which is a 5 year plan.

Albert thanked everyone who attend the meeting.

Meeting Adjourned: