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Monthly  Council Meeting
October 8th, 2019

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- Administrator

2. Declaration of Conflict of Interest: No one declared a conflict of interest.
3. FIRE DEPARTMENT: Nothing to report as the monthly meeting for the Fire department will not be till next Tuesday.  Michelle did read the Liability waiver for the Victoria Fire Department for the SCBA’s.

4. MAINTENANCE REPORT: Monty gave the following report, The equipment around the community will be taken in before Halloween including the book house and the kids park as well as the skate park. Also the sewer flushing was down along with the lateral and the only issue was around the Culd-de-Sac on Iris Court. It seems to be impassable, and Monty suggested to have it videoed.

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Pat Maclellan  and carried
THAT the community have the line videoed in Iris Court.

5. REC CENTER REPORT: Jacqueline gave the following report: The locks have been changed at the Rec Center, and it was suggested to change them every couple of months. Need to pick a date for the Volunteer Christmas Dinner. Michelle will check with Claire Gallant to see if November 22 or 29 works for her. Also Robert was looking to see if he can give away 4 Turkeys for Christmas again this year.

MOTION moved by Pat MacLellan seconded by John Searle  and carried
THAT the Volunteer Dinner will be the same as last year with a volunteer and guest, with 5 Gift cards at $25.00 for the draw at the dinner, as well as 4 Turkey be given away for Christmas at $15.00 each.

6. ADOPTION OF MINUTES: Meeting minutes for September 10th, 2019  be approved as presented.

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by Ivan Blanchard  and carried
THAT the minutes for September 10th, 2019 be approved as presented.

a) Laughlin St: There was an email from the engineer wanting to know if council wanted to put in another ROW on the East of the Property and shorten the Culd-de-Sac.

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Jacqueline Lecky  and carried
THAT the Plans for Laughlin Street stay the same as what was approved in 1977.

b) West Lagoon Property purchase price: Test holes were done and they came back better on the side of the lagoon. As the plans keep moving for the new upgrades to the west lagoon the property will need to be purchased for it. Council decided to purchase both sides of the road. Starting price will be $500.00 cut off price will be $1000.00 an acre.

MOTION moved by Pat Maclellan seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the community offer $500.00 an acre for both sides of the property with a maximum of $1000.00 an acre.

c) Business Opportunity for Rec Center: The business owner emailed back and wanted to know what the price would be and  if there was a place to store the stuff. Michelle will send an email back with the information of $150 a day for Saturdays only as the bingo will be on Sundays.
d) Minister Fox: Minister Fox met with the deputy mayor and the Mayor on October 7, 2019 just to see if there was anything that the government could help them with or if the community had any concerns. It was a good meeting.
e) By-Laws 1st reading: There are 4 By laws that will need to be ready for that meeting, Fire services, EMO, Shared Agreement and Grants By-laws. The date for the 1st reading will be November 13th at 6:00pm.
f) PEI Housing: No word back from PEI housing on the price of the Park Property on Kelly Dr.
g) Speed Bumps Wilfred St: Allan spoke with Highways and they stated that they do not put speed bumps in anywhere.  But they stated that they will put in a temporary flashing speed sign when one comes available. Allan will check to see what the cost is to purchase or if we can put our own speed bumps in.
h) CAO Wages: This has been tabled till the next meeting, so council can get some more information on other communities.
i) Rec Center bookings: it was in the last meeting about having a meeting with Robert about the bookings.  Bookings are going good but it is still a challenge on having the booking come through the office and then make sure that the message is relayed to Robert.  So this will be given some more time to work out the growing pains in the process.

a) Fire Dept: Already discussed
b) Planning Board- Building Permits- 7 Heritage Dr: new house build. 2 Iris court storage Shed.
c)  Sewer: Bills: 79 Lady Slipper Dr N residents sent a letter asking that the sewer rates be lowered as when they purchased the property there was an income suite, however they removed it and only use it as a single family dwelling.

MOTION moved by Pat MacLellan seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the property on 79 Lady Slipper Dr n have the sewer lowered to a single family dwelling.

d) Firehall Maintenance & Street Lights: Albert asked for a council member to be on the this committee. Pat volunteered and Ivan said that he would help out as well.
e) Community Improvements: Unsightly property on Lady Slipper Dr S, a letter will be sent to the property owner.  Also there was another resident on Lady Slipper Dr S that had an issue with the
driveway since the sidewalk went in 10 years ago.  Council advised to have the resident contact highways about the driveway as this was not community property.
f) Finances:

MOTION moved by Pat MacLellan seconded by Allan Parks and carried
THAT the payment of the bills totaling $ 24,723.55 is approved.

a) Est of Albina DesRoches: Property has went up for a tax sale on October 2, and the property sold for $1749.25. Back in 2014 the community paid $4505.26 so in this case the Judgement/Lein was not put on the property and our Lawyer did not follow up on this back in 2014, and stated that in this case it would not have matter as it was a tax sale on an estate. Albert suggested that the community look into having another lawyer on retainer and will get some more information for next meeting.
b) Walk for Veterans: council was invited to walk with veterans on October 19 in Charlottetown.  It was suggested that along with the purchase of the Remembrance Day Wreaths that the community donate $100.00 to the poppy fund.

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the Community donate $100.00 for the Poppy Fund along with the purchase of the wreaths.

c) Donation to St John the Baptist Tree Lighting: Council received a letter asking for a donation towards the annual tree lighting for deceased loved ones.

MOTION moved by Pat MacLellan seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the donation of $100.00 for the Annual Tree Lighting For St John the Baptist for deceased residents of Miscouche.

e) Halloween Gym School: Request from the school for council to put a booth at the Halloween gym for their fund-raiser. Pat advised that he will run the booth.

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Pat MacLellan and carried
THAT the community donate up to $200.00 for treats for the Halloween Gym booth.

f) Snow Removal Contract: Annual contract will need to go out and council suggested a 2 year contract This will go out in the paper for tender.

MOTION moved by Pat Maclellan seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the Community put the contract out for a 2 year contract for 2019/2020 and 2020/2021

11. NEXT MEETING: November 12th, 2019
MOTION moved by Pat MacLellan THAT the meeting of October 8th, 2019 be adjourned.