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Monthly Council Meeting

October 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
Pat MacLellan – Councillor
John Searle- Councillor
Ivan Blanchard- Councillor
Joan Arsenault – Councillor
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. The EMO plan was activated with the storm Fiona, and the reception centers were staffed from Sept 25-28. There also should be a debriefing meeting to see how things can be improved. Halloween coverage will be from 8pm- midnight and will be staffed to patrol the area. And also, if council can provide the funds to provide a meal for the volunteers. The Christmas party will be December 10 and the numbers can be given to Gary for attendance. Logbooks for the trucks Jason will be working on that. And also, the fire fighter that was injured during the storm cutting branches is doing better. He was put off work for a week with a doctor’s note.

b) Water Source: Allan and Michelle met with Breakwater drilling, and they have picked a location down by the East lagoon. The coordinates were sent to environment to see if the spot is viable for water. Once we get the OK from environment then we will meet with a committee from the fire department to see what the best spot is for the well at the location.

c) Insurance: Michelle is still waiting to hear back with the comparable for insurance.

4. MAINTENANCE REPORT: Monty MacAusland gave the following report: All the debris in the parks has been picked up and the garbage hut at the rec center was resided.

5. REC CENTER REPORT: Councillor Jacqueline Lecky gave the following report: Bingo was canceled the last 3 weeks, and 3 of the TV were installed and put on the wall mounts.

a) Security Cameras: Allan asked the legion for some information about the camera that they installed, and he is still waiting to get the information.

b) Roof: There was a few tiles that came down during the storm and there was a significant amount of water on the floor in the main area. Michelle opened a claim with insurance and had Atlantic Roofers come out to check the roof out. They checked the roof and stated “that there was nothing wrong with the roof, it was like a brand new one. No rips in the membrane.” They also said that the ridge cap was still in place and that everything looked good. So, Michelle canceled the claim.

c) Energy Report: We received the energy report back from the Rec Center and the suggestions were to put new heat pumps in and duct air source heat pump to heat the place and also to replace all the lighting with LED. Ivan will see if he can get some quotes by next meeting.

6. ADOPTION OF MINUTES: Meeting minutes for September 13th, 2022

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by John Searle and carried

THAT the minutes for September 13th, 2022 be approved as presented.


At this time Pat Maclellan joined the meeting


a) West Lagoon Upgrades: There is a blockage at the West lagoon and a missing manhole that WSP recommended that we dig up and see if we can find the manhole and get the blockage out.

b) Snow Removal. Council has only received 1 quote for the snow removal for the 2022-2023 season from CLS Holdings.

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by John Searle and carried

THAT the community accept the tender for $8050.00 including HST from CLS Holding for Snow Removal for 2022-2023 season.

c) Metal Bench: Michelle called insurance company and the claim is closed.

d) Wilfred St: Highways have agreed to pay $300,000.00 towards the project. And the community filled out an application from Active Transportation for $75,000.00 to go towards the Government share of the project. The go ahead was given to government to design it and tender out the project. So, we will have a sidewalk in 2023 on Wilfred St

e) Elections: Nominations will be opened from October 12th- till 2:00pm on October 21st, 2022.

f) Office for the Municipalities: The mayor and Deputy mayor will have a meeting with the representatives from the other communities in December about the cost sharing of the office space.


a) Fire Dept: John Searle wanted to reiterate the importance of Generators for the community in an emergency situation. He also wanted to say that if the department is out cutting trees, that they should be outfitted in the proper gear.

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried

THAT when the Emergency Plan is activated that there be a budget of $500.00 to be used for anything that the warming centers need to run.

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried

THAT the community donate the same as they did last year for Halloween for the Department for the volunteers patrolling the community from 8:00pm- midnight.

b) Planning Board- Development Permits- 2 stop orders were issued for building erected without a permit. Antoinette Dr and Lady Slipper Dr S.

c) Sewer:

d) Firehall Maintenance & Street Lights:

e) Community Improvements: Generators for the Fire Hall and Rec Center. Michelle suggested that when the next 5 year plan goes in for the Gas Tax that these are included as purchases.

f) Finances: One of the term deposits are due for renewal October 30 2022.

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by John Searle and carried

THAT the Community reinvest the $161.839.05 into a 2 year at 4.1% with the Credit Union.


MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by John Searle and carried

THAT the payment of the bills totaling $ 52,785.82 be approved.



a) Halloween Gym at the School: The school asked for the community to participate again this year and Pat volunteered to do so. He will purchase the treats and submit the receipts.

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by Pat MacLellan and carried

THAT the community donate up to $250.00 for candy to be passed out at the Halloween Gym at the Miscouche Consolidated School.

b) Left over brush on the Street and down trees in the green space off of Heritage Dr. Michelle received a concern from a resident in the subdivision that some of the trees from the green space fell down on their property. John Searle said that he will go have a look as he would be interested in cutting the trees and saving them for firewood. As far as the left-over branches that did not get picked up in the community, Michelle was advised to contact highways to see if they will make another pass through and if not that the residents are on their own to get rid of the branches.

c) Home for Christmas. The 6th annual home for Christmas fundraiser for the church will go again this year on December 1st and they requested a donation.

MOTION moved by Jacqueline Lecky seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried

THAT the community donate $100.00 towards the fundraiser for St John the Baptist.

d) Fire Dues Increase: Ivan requested that we look into increasing the dues, as they have not been raised for a couple of years. And with a deep water well and possibly a new truck in the near future it might be time to look at it again. Michelle will have the information to council for the next meeting.

e) Clean Up Order is due on October 12th and nothing has been done to the property: At this time mayor Albert closed the meeting to the public to discuss the matter.

Mayor Albert reopened the meeting after council discussed the issue for 10 minutes.

Council decided that the mayor will talk to the resident to see what their intentions are, and he will report back to council.

11. NEXT MEETING: November 8th, 2022


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