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Monthly Council Meeting
January 11th, 2022

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

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

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

3. FIRE DEPARTMENT: Deputy Chief Doug Trowsdale gave the following report: Since the new update protocols the department has gone back to have Zoom meetings. There will be interviews next week for the position of Captain. Doug also wanted to say that they were not happy with the way that the truck cap was handled, after last month meeting the cap was order as per the motion from council, and then it was cancelled with out notifying the Chief or Deputy and it was a bit of a embarrassment to the department finding out from the seller and not council. John added to the report: Having the bay hooked up to the water softener will be done next week. The budget is being worked on and should be completed next week. They are back training in groups of 10. Emo plan will be updated this month, and they are looking for any youth wanting to join the junior Firefighters. The question was asked about the money that the fire department receives from the insurance company and why this does not come to the community as the supplies are paid out of the community. And since Jason was not at the meeting this will be tabled till the next meeting.

Albert thanked Doug and John for the report.

4. MAINTENANCE REPORT: Monty MacAusland gave the following report: Everything is going good.

5. REC CENTER REPORT: Councilor Jacqueline Lecky gave the following report: Since the new protocols went in Bingo has been cancelled till at least the 17th of January and then it will be re-evaluated.

6. ADOPTION OF MINUTES: Meeting minutes for December 14th, 2021

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the minutes for December 14th, 2021 be approved as presented.

a)West Lagoon ICIP Funding: The funding has finally been approved for the upgrades to the West Lagoon, and there is a meeting with the engineer on Thursday at 1 pm to go over what the next steps are.
b) Sidewalks on Wilfred St: Still have not received information back from highways.

c) Cap for the fast Rescue: After last meeting council had decided to cancel the purchase of the cap till all of council had a chance to go and see the condition of the cap to see if it needs to be replaced. Council all went out to look at the condition of the cap on the fast rescue and discussed their thoughts
on the condition. There was a suggestion to have them put it in this year budget, or to see if a gasket kit can be purchased to have the back window close better. It was also stated that it is an older truck and the different colour of the cap does not affect the driving ability and it is not a safety issue for the truck.

MOTION moved by Pat MacLellan seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried
THAT a gasket kit be purchased to see if the back will seal better, and that the cap stay as is.

d) Sledding Hill: The hill will be going in the ball field, and Pat will check with Chris Gallant to see if he is able to push some snow to start creating the hill.
e) Shared Office Space for Municipalities: A meeting is set for January 20th 2022 at 1 pm at the Miscouche Municipal Office with the Mayors and Deputy Mayors of each community to discuss how this will work, and then this information will be brought back to council.
f) Budget: The budget is being worked on and will be brought to council at the February meeting for review.

a) Fire Dept: Already Discussed
b) Planning Board- Development Permits- 3 Laughlin St New Single Family Dwelling
c) Sewer: Past Due Accounts: There are 2 residents on payment plans and the rest of the outstanding accounts have been paid.
d) Firehall Maintenance & Street Lights: Pole # 100762 on Gillis St near the mail boxes. Pat was out to look and he stated that it is really dark and it needs a light there.

MOTION moved by Pat MacLellan seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried
THAT a new Street Light be placed on Gillis St pole # 100762 next to the rural mailboxes.

e) Community Improvements: The man door in the fire hall was still not looked into, The community will get someone to look into it to see if this needs to be replaced.
f) Finances: Borrowing Money for the West Lagoon project. The community will need to borrow money to pay for its share of the project which is 26.67%

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Pat Maclellan and carried
THAT the Community look into borrowing up to $1,000,000.00 for the project. And also to check to see the difference between a loan and a line of credit.


MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by Pat Maclellan and carried
THAT the payment of the bills totaling $ 89,940.61 is approved.

a) General Borrowing Bylaw: The community needs to have this bylaw created before they can borrow the money for the project. Michelle will work on this and provided it to council for review before next meeting.
b) Free Product from EMO: The community received free products from EMO from Clorox. They received a sprayer, 2 cases of sanitizer for the sprayer, a case of Hand Sanitizer and a case of wipes as well as masks.

11. NEXT MEETING: February 8th, 2022


MOTION moved by John Searle THAT the meeting of January 11th, 2022 be adjourned.