COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – November 12th, 2019
RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MISCOUCHE
Monthly Council Meeting
November 12th, 2019
1. OPENING MEETING
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 (Absent)
Michelle Perry- Administrator
Stephen Banks from Eastlink did a short presentation to council on a proposal on putting a tower in Miscouche at the back of Corcoran’s property.
MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the proposal from Eastlink be accepted for the tower on the condition that the building permit be issued and that the public meeting be advertised through Eastlink’s publication notice.
2. Declaration of Conflict of Interest: Allan Parks declared a conflict of interest in 7e.
3. FIRE DEPARTMENT: Liability Waiver for Victoria: Council had some time to think about the waiver for the SCBA’s
MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Pat Maclellan and carried
THAT the Liability Waiver be signed by all parties for the SBA’s donation to Victoria Fire Department.
4. MAINTENANCE REPORT: Monty gave the following report, Nothing was found when Iris Court was videoed the line must of caught a lateral that was stuck out to far. Monty removed a sign that highways put up on Lady Slipper has he was not able to access the sidewalk for clearing. He also asked the dealership on Lady Slipper Dr N to move the cars back from sidewalk. He moved back the brush at the pit, and the blower should be back this week from the repairs.
5. ADOPTION OF MINUTES: Meeting minutes for October 8th, 2019 be approved as presented.
MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the minutes for October 8th, 2019 be approved as presented.
6. REC CENTER REPORT: The meeting was closed to the public to discuss some issues that were coming up at the Rec Center, and council would like to meet with the manager to see about some solutions. Michelle will set something up.
7. BUSINESS ARISING:
a) CAO Wages and Hours: Michelle left the room, and council discussed and decided that there was more that they need to look into before they can make any decisions. Things will not change till Fiscal Year End.
Meeting was opened back up to the public.
b) West Lagoon Property purchase price: Albert has not meet with Linkletters and he will set up an appointment with them in the new year.
c) Business Opportunity for Rec Center: Michelle sent the email however no response from the business owner.
d) Volunteer Bingo dinner will be November 15th at 6 pm and Albert and Ivan will attend with guest as Jacqueline was unable to go.
e) Snow Removal Contract Allan declared a conflict of interest and left the room. Council received 1 bid for the Snow Removal Contract.
MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried
THAT the 2 year Snow Removal Contract be awarded to Thibideau’s Auto for $4830.00per year paid out in 4 installment each year.
Allan cam back into the room.
8. COMMITTEE REPORTS:
a) Fire Dept: John Searle gave the following report. The Fire department had 27 calls since the last council meeting. Christmas dinner will be December 7 8:00 pm need numbers by end of week. There budget will be ready by December 31st, They are looking to get all the bunker gear inspected in the next year and they are also looking to go from a Level 1 to a Level 2 for Medical calls. Truck have all been undercoated, and the Fire fighter of the year and the Junior Fire fighter will be named at the Christmas Dinner.
b) Planning Board- Building Permits- 9 Main Dr and extension on the garage. Main Dr W does need a permit as it is under 100 sq ft. Stop order will be sent out to Antoinette Dr as no permit was issued for the building.
c) Sewer: Bills: nothing .
d) Firehall Maintenance & Street Lights: Pipe in the ceiling in the seniors room busted Monday night and Gillis was in to fix it, however there is a wire that needs to replaced. Michelle will contact John MacLellan electric to have a look at it. Also the heat pumps had the mold cleaning done on them, and Michelle will apply for the grant for the new one at the Rec Center. There is a leak in the Fire hall roof in the bay above the tanker and at the main door as well.
e) Community Improvements: No word on when the barriers will be replaced with the island, this was suppose to be done by December. Albert stated that he will give them a call. Allan checked in to see if the community could purchase there own speed bumps and no one is allowed to put them in as this will be a liability on the community if anyone gets hurt or damages done. He is still waiting to get a price on what the flashing speed signs cost.
9. APPROVAL OF BILLS TOTALING $ 63,188.86
MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by Pat MacLellan and carried
THAT the payment of the bills totaling $ 63,188.86 is approved.
10. NEW BUSINESS:
a) PEI Crime Prevention Guide: Annual donation.
MOTION moved by Pat MacLellan seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the Community contribute $230.00 towards an ad in the PEI Crime Prevention Guide.
b) Wheelchair Accessibility: Both the Rec Center and the Fire Hall are wheel chair accessible but the hall does not have a wheelchair bathroom or access to upstairs. Michelle will check to see what grants are available for any of these projects.
c) Micro Homes: Council needs to take a good look at the Official Plan and see what needs to be updated to in the wording of these By-Laws, as they do not have clear definitions.
d) Cross Walk on School Rd: There was a complaint that came in about the kids crossing from Steeple view subdivision to the school with no marking for kids crossing, and heavy traffic with the buses and parents dropping their kids off. It was suggested to make a call to highways to see if anything can be done. Michelle will do this.
11. NEXT MEETING: December 10th, 2019
12. MEETING ADJOURNED
MOTION moved by Pat MacLellan THAT the meeting of November 12th, 2019 be adjourned.