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Monthly Council Meeting
August 10th, 2021

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

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.

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

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:


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

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

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