COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – September 14 2021

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RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MISCOUCHE
Monthly Council Meeting
September 14th, 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.
Memorial is set for this coming Saturday the 18th, and we are waiting for final approval from CPHO for the operational plan to have 300 people. And he is asking that mask are encouraged so he would appreciate if council would show their support and wear mask at the event. #121 needs back tires and #112 the brakes went and they are having issues trying to find parts for them as truck is so old they don’t make parts for them anymore. So the mechanic is looking in Moncton. Summer party was a success and the Christmas party is December 4th at 6:00 pm and Gary needs numbers soon. They have received 3 applications for Deputy Chief and the interviews will be done sometime in October. John Searle added the following with Halloween approaching their was some concerns about the burnt house on Wilfred St. ( Michelle is still trying to reach the new owner.) And the department had 4 calls last month.

Albert thanks Jason and John for the report.

4. MAINTENANCE REPORT: Monty MacAusland gave the following report: Everything is good in the community and the grass cutting is slowing down.

5. REC CENTER REPORT: There are a few post rotted off in-between the school and the Rec Centre and it was asked if they can be removed or if council wants them replaced. It was suggested to contact the school to see if they own them or if the community does before they are removed. Bingo are going well there was no bingo last Sunday due to the center being booked for the advance polls.

6. ADOPTION OF MINUTES: Meeting minutes for August 10th, Special Meeting September 1st and Special Meeting September 13th, 2021

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the minutes for August 10th, Special meeting September 1st and Special meeting September 13th, 2021 be approved as presented.

7. BUSINESS ARISING:
a)West Lagoon ICIP Funding: There is still no word if the funding was approved yet.
b) Heritage Greenspace: councillor Ivan suggested that maybe a letter should be sent out to all the residents to see what they wanted to be done with the greenspace. As he wanted to make sure that all the residents got a say. There was some discussions and it was decided that last meeting council advised that the greenspace would stay as is and they will leave it at that.
c) Solar Panels for Rec Center: Council received 1 quote and is waiting for another. Council had a discussion about the timing of the project and that their were other projects that would need to come first like Wilfred St. Council agreed to wait for the other quotes to come in but the project will not be a high priority at this time.
e) Utility Bylaw: Councillor Jacqueline read the 2nd reading of the Sewer Utility Corporation Bylaw 2021-01.

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by Pat MacLellan and carried
THAT the 2nd reading for the Sewer Utility Corporation Bylaw 2021-01 be approved as read.

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the Sewer Utility Corporation Bylaw 2021-01 be adopted as presented.

d) Snow Removal Contract: Council received 1 tender for the snow removal contract and it was almost triple of last year tender. So council decided not to accept the contract and to get a few more quotes and also price what it would cost to rent equipment for the snow season. And this will be reviewed at the next meeting.

8. COMMITTEE REPORTS:
a) Fire Dept: Already Discussed
b) Planning Board- Development Permits- 33 Main Dr W storage Shed.
c) Sewer: October bills will go out soon, and there are a few residents that are still behind. So if the past due amounts are not paid by November then disconnect notices will be sent out. Also with the new rate increase after the 5 years council will have to look at extra billing during the year.
d) Firehall Maintenance & Street Lights: Roof at the fire hall in the bay is still leaking.
e) Community Improvements: nothing to discuss
f) Finances: Annual contribution to the fire dept fund.

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the community contribute $50,000.00 from the General Fund into the Fire Department Fund as per the budget agreement.

9. APPROVAL OF BILLS TOTALING $ 67,206.40

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the payment of the bills totaling $ 67,206.40 is approved.

10. NEW BUSINESS:
a) Church property at the Corner: It was suggested that council submit a letter to the church property and finance that the community would like to purchase the property in front of the church if they are ever looking to see the property for $1.00 and all the legal fees to keep the property as greenspace for all residents to use.
b) Christmas decorating Contest: Council is interested in doing it again this year and the judging will be December 20th, 2021. This will go into the upcoming newsletter.
c) Proclamation of the Municipal Volunteer Fire Fighters: CAO Michelle read the Proclamation for Miscouche & St Nicholas for declaring September 18th the annual day to honor volunteer fire fighters in our communities.

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the proclamation be accepted as read.

d) Newsletter: The newsletter will go out for October November and December if anyone has anything to add please have it to Michelle by September 24th,

11. NEXT MEETING: October 12th, 2021

12. MEETING ADJOURNED

MOTION moved by John Searle THAT the meeting of September 14th, 2021 be adjourned.

 

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES- Special Meeting 1st Reading Sewer Utility Corporation Bylaw September 13th 2021

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RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MISCOUCHE
1st reading of the Sewer Utility Corporation Bylaw 2021-01
September 13th, 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
John Searle- Councillor
Ivan Blanchard- Councillor
Joan Arsenault – Councillor
Michelle Perry- CAO

Mayor Albert Gallant gave the floor to councilor Jacqueline Lecky.

Jacqueline read the 1st reading for the Sewer Utility Corporation bylaw 2021-01.

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried
THAT the 1st reading of the sewer Utility Corporation Bylaw 2021-01 be approved as read.

Meeting adjourned.

COUCNIL MEETING MINUTES – Special Meeting Sewer increase September 1 2021

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RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MISCOUCHE
Special meeting Sewer Increase
September 1st, 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
John Searle- Councillor (absent)
Ivan Blanchard- Councillor
Joan Arsenault – Councillor
Michelle Perry- CAO

3 Residents

Mayor Albert opened the meeting and thanked everyone that came out. He advised that the community is looking on increasing the sewer rates by $40.00 a year over the next 5 years. This will cover some of the cost that has been associated with the Sewer. The annual maintenance is budgeted at $50,000.00 a year and that does not leave room for and additional maintenance that would arise. The sewer increase will be presented to IRAC for approval in November of this year. It was also explained that the community has a major upgrade project of $3.2000,000.00 on the West Lagoon that the community has applied for and is waiting to hear if they have been approved for. This will bring that lagoon up to Federal and Provincial Standards. It was also explained that Council thought by putting the fee up gradually this will help alleviate a big increase at one time. It was also mentioned that council in the future can discuss billing the residents more frequently instead of just twice a year.

Albert thanked everyone for coming.

Meeting adjourned.

 

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – August 10 2021

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RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MISCOUCHE
Monthly Council Meeting
August 10th, 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(absent)
Pat MacLellan – Councillor
John Searle- Councillor
Ivan Blanchard- Councillor
Joan Arsenault – Councillor
Michelle Perry- CAO

Patrick MacSweeney from BDO presented the Financial Statement for the year ending March 31 2021.

Albert thanked Patrick for the report

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried
THAT the Financial Statement for the Year Ending March 31st, 2021 be adopted as presented.

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

3. Residence of Heritage Subdivision: There were 10 residence from the Heritage Subdivision that were not in favor of doing anything to the Green space. They wanted to make council aware that they would rather see there kids outplaying than on their electronics. And that they encourage their kids to be outside. They stated that there is trails in the green space and they did not want to see tree cut down. They wanted an assurance from council that they would not do anything in the space. Council advised that at this time there would be nothing done to the green space and it will stay as is. If they do anything in the future to develop it the residence will be notified and have their say what if anything gets done.

4. FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Jason Woodbury gave the following report.
August 28 will be the annual summer party for the department. December 4th will be the annual Christmas dinner at the Miscouche Legion. The monument was delivered today and has been covered with a tarp till September 18th. Jason wanted to know if the community would be interested in doing a proclamation for September 18 to be a recognized day for fallen fire fighters for Miscouche, St Nicholas and the fire district of Miscouche. This would mean that on that day the flags will be at half mast and the wreaths will be placed. The Fire department will be renting a tent for the day of the 18 in the event that there would be inclement weather and the department was wondering if the community would contribute to the cost of the tent, and also whether they can drill holes in the asphalt or use concrete barriers. Jason provide council with the cost break down. The department received a letter from the PEIFF Association advising that they are encouraging them to pay for the 2020 year, and if not then they will like to see the department back in 2022. The department would like to thank the council for nominating them for the Covid Warrior Coin. All the harassment forms have been completed and passed into the office. John added that the department had 4 calls last month and that the fire extinguisher were coming due for inspection. Michelle advised him that this task was completed yesterday.

Albert thanked Jason for the report.

5. MAINTENANCE REPORT: Monty MacAusland gave the following report: The sewer flushing went well they did it in 3 ½ days and flushed out the lagoons as well. They also did 5 hrs of videoing as they were having a few issue with getting through some of the mains. They did find out that there will need some repairs done on Gillis St, and Monty had JC Drilling come out to look at it and is still waiting for them to free up time to complete the work. There was also another issue at the seniors on Kelly Dr however Gillis St is the priority at this time. The submersible pumps have arrived and they will be replacing the one at the Kinsmen rd tomorrow
as they are having a few issue with the pump.

6. REC CENTER REPORT: Michelle is still waiting for another quote for the floors to be stripped and waxed, and that the bingo’s are doing very well

7. ADOPTION OF MINUTES: Meeting minutes for July 13th, 2021

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the minutes for July 13th, 2021 be approved as presented.

8. BUSINESS ARISING:
a)West Lagoon ICIP Funding: There is still no word if the funding was approved yet.
b) Sidewalks on Wilfred St: Mayor Albert was in touch with Steven Yeo and he was going to send someone out to have a look at the street and then set up a meeting with council to discuss a possibility of a sidewalk.
c) Solar Panels for Rec Center: Ivan had 1 company come out and have a look and is waiting for a quote and he is still waiting for another company to give him a quote.
e) Utility Bylaw: Michelle reviewed the bylaw and it is pretty start forward she informed council that she would send them a copy and they just wanted to pick the date for the 1st and 2nd reading which they picked for September 13 and 14th, 2021

9. COMMITTEE REPORTS:
a) Fire Dept: PEIFF Dues council has decided to wait till the 2022 invoice comes in and review the cost of the dues at that time.

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried
THAT the community not pay for the past due amount for 2020 as the department decided not to renew the membership as the rate was increased to high.

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Pat MacLellan and carried
THAT the Community declare a proclamation that September 18th be a cognized day for fallen fire fighters for the community as well as the Fire District.

MOTION moved by Pat MacLellan seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the community cover the cost of the tent for the memorial for September 18, 2021 for the cost of $2,245.09

Ivan Blanchard put an amended motion that the community only pay $500.00towards the cost of the tent. No one seconded the motion and the original motion was carried.

b) Planning Board- Development Permits- 96 Lady Slipper Dr N Rebuild a new home.
c) Sewer: Council wanted to get a list of all the licensed contractor on the Island.
d) Firehall Maintenance & Street Lights: New street light was installed on Laughlin.
e) Community Improvements: nothing to discuss
f) Finances:

10. APPROVAL OF BILLS TOTALING $ 80,008.35

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the payment of the bills totaling $ 80,008.25 is approved.

11. NEW BUSINESS:
a) Thank you from Ben O’Brien for being awarded the Resident Bursary for 2021
b) Eddie Laughlin Nominations: Council has received 2 nominations for the Eddie Laughlin Award for 2021.

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by Allan Parks and carried
THAT both nominations for the Eddie Laughlin Award be accepted and award at the Christmas Dinner on December 4th, 2021

c) Snow Removal Contract:

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Pat MacLellan and carried
THAT the tender go out for a 1 year contract.

12. NEXT MEETING: September 1st, 2021 Public Meeting for Sewer Increase 6:30 pm at the Miscouche Rec Center. 1st Reading of the Sewer Utility Bylaw September 13th, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Monthly Meeting September 14th, 2021 with the 2nd reading and Adoption of the Utility Bylaw
13. MEETING ADJOURNED

MOTION moved by John Searle THAT the meeting of August 10th, 2021 be adjourned.

 

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES- July 13 2021

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RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MISCOUCHE
Monthly Council Meeting
July 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. Declaration of Conflict of Interest: No one declared a conflict of interest.

3. FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Jason Woodbury gave the following report. The Deputy Chief put in his official resignation letter to the department after 32 years of service. The fire department passed at the meeting to provide him with a retirement gift and wanted to know if council wanted to go in on it with them. The department is back to meeting in house and mask are optional. Jason met with the consultant and gave him all the required information on the department. Summer party is a go along and protocols do not change and the department wanted to know if council will donate for the food again this year. Christmas party is set for December 4th at the Legion. 5 members will be fitted for the bunker gear before it gets ordered. Truck cap on the fast rescue will need to be replaced and the department will cover the cost. The memorial is scheduled for September 18 and the agenda was given to the council members. John Searle added the following comments: the hose testing was completed and the hoses were ordered. Lights in the bay have been fixed. Fire Smart is being worked on and they will apply for funding in the spring of 2022. There were 4 calls last month and the department wanted to know what council wanted to do with the old BA tanks. Council has agreed that the department can sell them for scrape metal.

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Pat MacLellan and carried
THAT the Community go half on the retirement gift for the Deputy Chief which will be presented at the Christmas Party.

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the Community donate the same as what they did in the previous years for the Fire Department Summer Party.

Albert thanked Jason for the report.

4. MAINTENANCE REPORT: Michelle Perry gave the following report for maintenance: Sewer flushing is going on this week, and there is 2 quotes for the slip tank with the pump.

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the Slip tank be purchased for filling up the diesel for the new generators and the it be purchased through Corcoran’s Farm for the total of $1,995.25 taxes in unless one can be purchased at a cheaper price.

5. REC CENTER REPORT: Councillor Jacqueline Lecky gave the following report: Bingo are doing good we are averaging 95-100 people a week. There is an issue with trying to find another bartender for the weekend, and pricing maybe the issue on what the community pays. As this event the bar is opened from 4:30-11:30 and we are paying below minimum wage.

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried
THAT the Community pay $100.00 a person for the event on July 17th, 2021

Michelle got a quote for having the floors stripped and waxed at the Rec Center. Council wanted to another quote before they make a decision.

6. ADOPTION OF MINUTES: Meeting minutes for June 8th, 2021

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the minutes for June 8th, 2021 be approved as presented.

7. BUSINESS ARISING:
a) Greenspace in Heritage: Still a lot of kids playing ball hockey on the road in the subdivision and the residence want to know about clearing out a space in the greenspace to get them off the road. Michelle checked the deed and the community owns the land and it just says that it is greenspace. Council wanted to know the how much land it was and if they should get a quote for clearing it out. This could be something to research and put in next years budget to see if it is feasible.
b) West Lagoon ICIP Funding: Michelle sent an email and they are still deliberating and there has not been a decision made as of yet.
c) Skate Park Equipment Funding: The grant was applied for ACOA and the funding has been changed to 50% ACOA 30% Rural Development and 20% Municipality.
d) Fishermen’s Wharf: There will be 3 council and the CAO going and there guests on Friday July 16 for 6:30.
e) Covid Warrior Coin: The Fire Department will be nominated and a nurse and police officer in the community.
f) Disable Washroom: A contractor was in to look at the washrooms and the only washroom that will work for a disable washroom is the one off the seniors kitchen. This will be a project for next year.
g) Sidewalks on Wilfred St: Albert was still not able to get in touch with the engineer to see if they will put some money into the in-filling. So Albert and Allan will make some calls to see if they can get someone to come out to talk to council again to come up with an agreement.
h) Summer Program: This has started and it will run for 8 weeks. There are 2 students hired to run the program and they can have up to 10 kids.

8. COMMITTEE REPORTS:

a) Fire Dept: Already discussed.
b) Planning Board- Development Permits- No Permits
c) Sewer: New Generators and Panels have been put in and the new pumps arrived today. Also Monty needs to have his phone upgraded to a smart phone so he can have access to monitoring the system.

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the Community upgrade the maintenance phone to a smart phone so that monitoring can be done on the lift stations.

d) Firehall Maintenance & Street Lights: Pat MacLellan will check on Laughlin to get the pole number so the street light can be ordered.
e) Community Improvements:
f) Finances: Michelle is waiting for the invoice from AGL on the 5% holdback for Laughlin St which was to be paid on July 6th, 2021. Also Ivan was requesting more of a break down for the monthly totals on the revenue.

9. APPROVAL OF BILLS TOTALING $ 174,956.76. $127,364.50 of it was funded through Gas Tax for the generators and the panel for the Kinsmen Rd.

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the payment of the bills totaling $ 174,956.76 is approved.

10. NEW BUSINESS:
a) Dog Park: Ivan received a request from a resident about putting a dog park in the community. The concerns council had with it as were there would be land for it and who would clean up in the park. Council decided that if someone wants to come forward to donate some land then they will revisit the request.
b) Solar Panels: Ivan was interested in getting more information is council wanted to seriously thinks about the potential of putting solar panels in the community to help with the cost of electricity, and since there is grants available to help with the cost.
c) Crime Stoppers Donation: annual request for the donation.

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the Community donate $50.00 to the Crime Stoppers.

d) Utility Bylaw: Michelle received a sample Utility Bylaw that the community needs to amend their utility Bylaw to meet the MGA. She will review it to see what has changed from the old Bylaw. Also Allan suggested that we invite WSP and a representative from environment to come to the meeting for the public in September for the sewer rate increase, so they can answer questions that council will not be able to answer.
e)Evangeline Rec Center: Annual donation for the Arena sign.

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by Pat MacLellan and carried
THAT the Community donate $150.00 for the arena sign to be placed back in the rink.

11. NEXT MEETING: August 10th, 2021

12. MEETING ADJOURNED

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

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES- June 8 2021

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RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MISCOUCHE
Monthly Council Meeting
June 8th, 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. The department will be starting meeting and doing training with the full department in July. The memorial is scheduled for September 18 2021 and the department is looking on having their summer party this year and will be looking to have the cost of food covered. Bylaw amendment for the municipal fire service. Jason had a concern about the wording that the chief and deputy chief position will be reviewed every year, and they thought that they had to reapply every year. It was clarified that they did not have too and they will be reviewed only to make sure that positions are being represented they way council would like, and if any other firefighter wanted to apply for the position they will be looked at as well. Jason has not heard back from the PEI Firefighters association about the dues. Hose testing was completed on Monday and 2 hoses will need to be replaced. At there monthly meeting there was a motion carried that the department will put away $10,000.00 towards the purchase of a new rescue truck in the future. A firefighter has started to detail the trucks. And they are also looking to see if the water softener can be hooked up to the bay as when the trucks are washed there is water spots left on them. Also the harassment forms are almost all signed.

Albert thanked Jason for the report.

Ivan gave the following report. There was a sub committee created to get some information on the fire department on whether the community needed a new fire truck and a hydrant. The committee met with Bill Hogan who proposed a Fire Service Review which he has done on other communities on the department. This will provide the community with a report on staffing equipment and municipal water supply. It will also provide recommendations that the department will have going forward for the next 10-20 years. The cost will be $3600.00

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the Community hire Bill Hogan to do a detailed report on the Fire Service at the cost of $3,600.00.

4. MAINTENANCE REPORT: Monty MacAusland Maintenance gave the following report: A box for the tractor was purchased so that he is able to carry tools with him when he is cutting grass. Also the welcome sign on Lady Slipper Dr N was put back into place after winter damage. Sewer flushing will start the week of July 5 providing that we can find a firefighter to drive the pumper for water.

5. REC CENTER REPORT: Councillor Jacqueline Lecky gave the following report: Bingo are doing good we are averaging 95-100 people a week. The table tops were painted at the end of May. Also Ivan advised that he was at the rec center and the siding on the outside seems to be separating at the corners of the building.

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried
THAT the Community have a contractor look at the siding to see if it needs to be fixed.

6. ADOPTION OF MINUTES: Meeting minutes for May 11th, Meeting May 18th and May 19th , 2021

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by Allan Parks and carried
THAT the minutes for May 11th , and May 18th and May 19th, 2021 be approved as presented.

7. BUSINESS ARISING:
a) West Lagoon ICIP Funding: Still no word on the funding. It was suggested that we send an email to see what the status is.
b) Skate Park Equipment Funding: The grant was applied for the Skate Park Equipment and the Bunker Gear. And Michelle found out that on June 21 ACOA will be accepting applications for funding for Park equipment. This will cover 40% of the cost and with the 50% from revitalization program then the community will only have to pay 10% so the other piece of equipment can be ordered as will if the funding is approved. Michelle will apply for the funding.

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the Community apply for funding of 40% through ACOA for 2 pieces of Skate park equipment for approximately $50,000.00.

c) Fishermen’s Wharf: The council did not give a date as to when they wanted to go. So after discussion they decided on July 16 at 6:30pm.

8. COMMITTEE REPORTS:

a) Fire Dept: Already discussed.
b) Planning Board- Development Permits- No Permits
c) Sewer: 22 Lady Slipper Dr S 2 lengths of pipe was replaced to the main. Also 18 Wilfred St is looking to get a partial refund on the sewer since the house burnt.

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the Community not prorate the sewer from the time the house burnt till the end of the year.

Pat MacLellan voted No Motion Carried.

d) Firehall Maintenance & Street Lights: Pat MacLellan will check on Laughlin since 3 new homes went in to see if there needs to be any street lights put in.
e) Community Improvements: Still no  contractor to check to see if a disable washroom can be put in the firehall. It was suggested to check with Gillis Heating to see if they can check it out.
f) Finances:

9. APPROVAL OF BILLS TOTALING $ 33,520.75

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by Pat MacLellan and carried
THAT the payment of the bills totaling $ 33,520.75 is approved.

10. NEW BUSINESS:
a) Covid Warrior Coin: Lieutenant Governor of PEI is awarding 3 coins to individuals , organizations and business in the community for there outstanding acts during Covid 19. It was suggested the Fire Department and council will think of 2 others and let Michelle know in a couple of weeks.
b) Land matters PEI: Council received a letter from the minister advising that there is an advisory committee that will be making recommendation to government and this may effect municipalities official plans and bylaws depending on what the recommendations will be and the minister just wanted to make council aware.
c) Cyber Security Workshops: There will be a few workshops in Charlottetown if any council is interested.
d) Road Work: There is some patching of the road on Gillis St and Monaghan St.
e) Park in Heritage: Council received a request from a resident on Heritage that since there is a lot of kids in the subdivision if the green space can be cleaned out and put some benches in there for the kids to play in there rather than on the road. Council suggested to find out more about the space to see how it is listed and what we can do on it.

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the Community contact the lawyer to see how the green space was approved in the subdivision.

f) ATV Club looking for access to business in Miscouche: Pat was speaking with a member of the ATV Club and they are looking to get access through Miscouche to business. Council has agreed to support the club but this would need to be presented to government from the ATV club.
g) Complaint from Wilfred St: Council received an written complaint from a resident of Wilfred St. The complaint was about the speeding issue and how they do not feel comfortable letting their children out to play for fear of being hit from speeders. There was some discussion as to what they can do to stop this, and council feels that they should meet with the minister of transportation to see what can be done on the street. Whether it is rumble strips or putting in the sidewalk if the government would agree to pay on the infilling. Albert will set something up with the minister.

11. NEXT MEETING: July 13th, 2021

12. MEETING ADJOURNED

MOTION moved by John Searle THAT the meeting of June 8th, 2021 be adjourned.

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.