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Monthly Council Meeting
March 8th, 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(Phone)
John Searle- Councillor(Absent)
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: No one was her to give the report

4. MAINTENANCE REPORT: Monty MacAusland gave the following report: The snow blower has broken down a few times since the last meeting and most have been easy fixes. However, if the community is looking to keep the machine, then there will need to be some body work done on it and some costly repairs. Michelle provided council with the cost breakdowns of the machine since it was purchased in 2015 and since then the community has spent over $25,000.00 in repairs. Ivan had 1 quote for a new machine and Michelle was in touch with a few suppliers to get some additional quotes. It was suggested that Michelle write a letter to Acadian Purchase Trust to see if they can help with the cost of a new machine. Pat suggested that they still look at the cost of a used machine as well.

5. REC CENTER REPORT: Councilor Jacqueline Lecky gave the following report: There was no bingo last Sunday due to the weather, but the bingo is doing good since starting back up

6. ADOPTION OF MINUTES: Meeting Minutes for February 8th and Special meeting February 14th, and 16th, 2022.

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the minutes for February 8th, Special meeting February 14th and 16th 2022 be approved as presented.

a) West Lagoon Upgrades: The proposal letter was sent for signatures. Council reviewed the letter.

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the proposal letter from WSP for the Upgrades for the West Lagoon be signed and sent back.

b) Shared office space for Municipalities: The Mayor and Deputy mayor meet with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Linkletter and the Mayor and Councillor of St Nicholas on February 14th 2022 to discuss the option of sharing the office space with Miscouche. All three municipalities have agreed to do a 3-month trial to collect data on how many time residents from the other municipalities have called or visited the office. That way they can determine a fair price for the office space. They will meet again after June 1st 2022.
c) Budget/ Capital Expenditures: Finance Chair Allan Parks went through the Proposed Budget and Capital Expenditures.

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the Proposed Budget for 2022/2023 be adopted as presented.

d) General Borrowing Bylaw: Jacqueline Lecky read the 2nd reading of the General Borrowing Bylaw 2022-01.

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried
THAT the 2nd Reading for General Borrowing Bylaw 2022-01 be approved as presented.

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by Allan Parks and carried
THAT the Adoption of General Borrowing Bylaw 2022-01 be Adopted as presented.

e) Light over the Senior Door was replaced with a new LED.

a) Fire Dept: nothing to report
b) Planning Board- Development Permits- 96 Kelly Dr Single Family Dwelling
c) Sewer: New bills are getting ready to be sent out for April 1st,
d) Firehall Maintenance & Street Lights: The man door in the Firehall bay will be looked at in the Spring when the weather is nicer.
e) Community Improvements:
f) Finances:


MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried
THAT the payment of the bills totaling $ 38,344.00 is approved.

a) Lights in the Senior Room: The seniors are looking to have 2 lights put in as it is very dark in both corners of the room. It was suggested that they get a price on changing all the lights to LED fixtures and to see if they can apply for a grant to cover the cost of them. Michelle will check with the president of the Seniors to see if they can look into this.

11. NEXT MEETING: April 12th, 2022


MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky THAT the meeting of March 8th, 2022 be adjourned.