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Monthly Council Meeting

August 9th, 2022


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

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

Trudy White from BDO went over the financial statement for the year ending March 31 2022. It was opened to the floor for questions. No one had any questions.

Albert thanked her and she left the meeting

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

3. FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief Jason Woodbury gave the following report. Detailing of the fire trucks was done. The rescue sled has been ordered, and they cleaned out the gutters and some of them need to be repaired. Also, the electric pole that is close to the fire hall needs to be replaced as it is pretty rotten. Michelle will report it. Jason was also wondering if there was any more work done on the water source and the insurance. It was suggested to have Arsenault’s Ease through come and have a look at it.

b) Water Source: Allan will work with Michelle to get the PID and then meet with environment. Hopefully there will be an update for the next meeting.

c) Insurance: Michelle sent the information to our current provider to see about getting a comparison and has not got anything back yet.

4. MAINTENANCE REPORT: Nothing to report except that the 2000 trackless was sold to the Town of O’Leary.

5. REC CENTER REPORT: Councillor Jacqueline Lecky gave the following report: The attendance is back up and the bingos are doing good. The TV mounts have not been ordered yet as they are still waiting for 4 TVs to come in.

6. ADOPTION OF MINUTES: Meeting minutes for July 12th, 2022

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by John Searle and carried

THAT the minutes for July 12th, 2022 be approved as presented.



a) West Lagoon Upgrades: The sludge inventory was completed, and the engineers are looking for information on the manholes at the Lagoon.

b) Welcome Signs in the community: Ivan got a price from Dan’s Muffler on the new Welcome sign’s but the measurements were wrong for the signs, so he will take the information back to the company to get an updated quote for next meeting.

c) Electric Charging Stations: Ivan was in touch with the government, and they will pay up to 75% of the cost for the stations, however the community will be responsible for the electricity cost. They did tell him that all Government building will have them, so council decided not to invest as the Museum will have one eventually.

d) Wilfred St: Michelle left a message for Mr. Yeo to call her back and he was supposed to return the call tomorrow.

e) Eddie Laughlin Award: This year recipient is Barb Poirier. She was nominated twice for the award and Councillor Joan and Chief Jason will present this award to her at the annual picnic on August 14th, 2022.

f) Energy Audit: The Rec Center will be done on August 25th, and council would like to have an audit done on the Fire Hall as well. Michelle will submit the form.


a) Fire Dept: Already discussed.

b) Planning Board- Development Permits-

c) Sewer: Bills were sent out at the first of the month, and there are 4 that are on the list to be disconnected if the payment is not made by the end of the month.

d) Firehall Maintenance & Street Lights: Fan Motor for the upstairs heat pump was replaced under warranty.

e) Community Improvements: There has been no new damage at the parks.

f) Finances:

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by John Searle and carried

THAT the Financial Statement for the Year Ending March 31st, 2022 be adopted as presented.


MOTION moved by Pat MacLellan seconded by John Searle and carried

THAT the payment of the bills totaling $ 25,202.49 be approved.

10. NEW BUSINESS: No new Business

11. NEXT MEETING: September 13th, 2022


MOTION moved by John Searle THAT the meeting of August 9th, 2022 be adjourned.