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Monthly Council Meeting

November 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
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: There was no one from the department to give a report.

a) Water Source: The community has finally got the permit for the deep water well, and Allan was speaking with highways to see if the community could get a driveway put in for emergency vehicles only which they have gave us permission too. So, a meeting will be set up with the fire department to determine where the best place is to put the driveway.

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried

THAT the community get the well dug before the end of the year and get the rest of the project done in the spring.

b) Logbooks for the Trucks: This still has not been completed by the fire department.

c) Insurance: Michelle received information back from the insurance company and they did not have a comparable to give. As the insurance that we have now that covers the council as well as the department. The policy is grandfathered in and when we change it, we cannot get it back. The comparable that they did give was the same as the new insurance policy that the department was looking at.

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried

THAT the community keep the current insurance policy that they have which provides coverage for Council Members and the Fire Department including the Juniors.

d) Christmas party: Council will give Michelle the numbers tomorrow to confirm who will be going.

4. MAINTENANCE REPORT: Monty MacAusland gave the following report: Everything is now ready for winter. The stakes are in, and the trees have been trimmed back to ensure that the blower can get through on the sidewalks, and the equipment is ready to go.

5. REC CENTER REPORT: Councillor Jacqueline Lecky gave the following report: This Sunday Bingo will start their winter hours and the bingo will start at 2pm with the doors opened at noon. Also, the community has applied to be part of the Community Service Bursary for students in grade 10 to 12 to provide money towards their education. The community applied to be part of the program for the Rec Center as well as the community which includes the Junior Fire Department. This is a great way to get youth involved in the community to volunteer and get money towards their education. Jacqueline was hoping that something can be set up in the spring to have youth volunteer in maybe a cleanup through the community.

a) Heat Pumps: Ivan received 1 quote with 4 options to cover the heating needs at the Rec Center. He will obtain another quote for next meeting. He also received a quote for putting 2 heat pumps into the fire hall. 1 in the AA room and 1 in the municipal office. If the community can put a heat pump in the AA room, then the day program run out of the Rec Center can move into that room as it is smaller, and this will save heating cost at the Rec Center.

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by Allan Parks and carried

THAT the community obtain another quote and the lowest price will get the contract to put the heat pumps in at the Fire Hall.

6. ADOPTION OF MINUTES: Meeting minutes for October 11th, 2022

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by Allan Parks and carried

THAT the minutes for October 11th, 2022 be approved as presented.



a) West Lagoon Upgrades: The digging was completed, and they did find out that there was not a blockage it was the way the pipe was angled going back to the lagoon. Also, they did discover that there was no manhole as was suggested there was in the plans. WSP reported that the Topo Survey has been completed as well as the sludge inventory. 95% of the pre-design is completed and will be sent to the environment this week. Geotechnical field work has been completed and they are waiting for the final report. And the base drawing is 20% complete. They are expecting to have the design done by end of December to Mid-January and the construction date to be in May 2023.

b) Down Trees in the Greenspace off of Heritage Dr: The tree that was on the resident property from the community green space has been removed. Allan Parks got two young gentlemen to remove the tree on Saturday November 5th. The resident sent a thank you email today thanking the community for having it removed.

c) Fire Due Increase: Council reviewed the information from the other municipalities rate for fire dues in surrounding areas. And with all the rising cost in fuel and deep water well and saving for a new fire truck. After discussing they have decided to put a small increase in the dues.

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried

THAT the Community put a request in to increase the fire dues by a small increase of $5.00 for each category with the exception of vacant fields.

d) Wilfred St: Michelle will send a letter to Highways to see if there are any updates on this project.

e) Elections Results: 3 returning Councillors Allan parks, Jacqueline Lecy and Ivan Blanchard and the Mayor Albert Gallant and 3 new councillors David Hughes, Corey Gillis and Charles MAcAusland. They will all take office December 13th 2022

f) Office Sharing: Michelle will set up a meeting hopefully before the next council meeting.

g) Clean Up Order 100 Lady Slipper Dr S: The letter was received extending the date to December 31st, 2022


a) Fire Dept: Already Discussed.

b) Planning Board- Development Permits- 5 permits were issued. 36 Lady Slipper Dr S

11 Antoinette Dr,26 Laughlin St and 41 Lady Slipper DR N all for Private storage. 16 Wilfred St attached private garage

c) Sewer: Farm off of MacLean Rd: A letter was sent to the property owner requesting information on if the sewer is connected at the farm. Just inquiring to see so we can make sure that the pipes are working properly and that no septic is going in the ground.

d) Firehall Maintenance & Street Lights: nothing to report

e) Community Improvements: Ivan inquired to see if the gutters were ever checked. Michelle stated that Arsenault eaves troughs were supposed to come and have a look at them and report back to see if they could be repaired or they needed to be replaced. Michelle would touch base with the owner to see if they had a chance to look at it.

f) Finances: Loan for the west lagoon upgrades. Mayor Albert, Deputy Allan and Michelle had a meeting at the bank and gave them all the information about the project, and the bank will give a 25-year amortization on the loan. The interest will depend on what it is when we sign the loan.


MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried

THAT the payment of the bills totaling $ 61,759.48 be approved.



a) Annex the property off of Kinsmen Rd: There is a vacant piece of land off of the Kinsmen Rd that is not in the community boundaries. They want to put in senior housing on the land and hook up to the sewer. They also want to put in 41 units. So, planning in Charlottetown called and asked if the community would be interested in annexing the property to become part of the community. It is just information at this point, and everyone will be kept informed when there are updates to be given.

b) Remembrance Day Wreath Laying: Someone from the community will be at the service on November 11 to lay the wreath.

11. NEXT MEETING: December 13th, 2022


MOTION moved by Pat MacLellan THAT the meeting of November 8th, 2022 be adjourned.