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Monthly Council Meeting
September 8th, 2020

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: Chief Jason Woodbury gave the following report: Air bags came in and they are waiting to be trained on them Truck Committee met with the council committee to discuss some things about the new truck and some questions were answered and some information they will get for the committee. Bylaw for open fires, Jason suggested that council really look into get this bylaw in place before someone has a fire and wipes out a subdivision as the community does not have a water supply and this has to be trucked in. 14 Litres of Hand sanitizer has been given out so far and 50 surgical masks. There is also an Emo training class coming up is anyone was interested in taking it they just have to register for it. Also Jason received a quote for the floor grates for Fiberglass and Jason said that the firefighters will install them. They compared the cost for the fiberglass to the metal ones

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried
THAT the Floor grates be ordered from ASA Alloys for Fiberglass and have the Firefighters cut and install them.

Pat MacLellan had a question about the PEI Fire Fighter Association as the department decided not to join this year as the fee went up and he wanted to make sure that this was not going to affect future membership when we need to send firefighters for training. Jason advised that they would look at it year to year and see what the difference is being a member or not.

Council thanked Jason for the report.

4. MAINTENANCE REPORT: Sewer flushing was cancelled as we were not able to obtain flaggers. But we may have to get the root cutter in this fall to do some work on Lady Slipper Dr S

5. REC CENTER REPORT: There was some tiles changed in the main hall ceiling and it was noticed that you can see daylight looked like around the ridge cap. Ivan was in touch with Alex Myers to check it out and give a price to fix it.

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Ivan Blanchard and carried
THAT the roof at the Rec Center be repaired when we get a price.

Also Michelle called and left a message for the Public Health to see what needs to be done to start the bingo up again. The new tenants would like to know if it is possible to have internet at the Rec Center. Michelle will call to get some prices and bring them back to the next meeting.

6. ADOPTION OF MINUTES: Meeting minutes for August 11th, and Special meeting with Highways September 1st, 2020

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT the minutes for August 11th, and Special Meeting with Highways September 1st, 2020 be approved as presented.

a) Re-zoning for Property 843086 Public Meeting: As per our Official Plan Multi Family Dwelling falls under residential properties so there is no need to re-zone the property. And if the property sells the new developer will need to submit the development plan for approval from council. An email was sent to government asking for comments about the excessive traffic on Kelly Dr for this property and no word yet.

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by Pat MacLellan and carried
THAT the development plan that was submitted at the public meeting July 28th, 2020 be accepted as presented.

John Searle and Allan Parks opposed for more information from highways on the excessive traffic on Kelly Dr.

b) Laughlin St: The last lot went into agreement for $24,000.00 plus HST..

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by John Searle and carried
THAT Lot 28 sale price be approved for $24,000.00 plus HST.

c) Speed Bumps on Wilfred St: There was a special meeting with engineer from highways on September 1st, 2020 about changing the road on Wilfred St so speed bumps can be put in. Allan briefed council on the meeting as to why speed bumps can not be put in and that they will get a radar check to see what the average speed is, and paint white line on the sides of the road for the allusion that the road is narrowing to get people to slow down. Also Michelle will put something in the Newsletter to advise parents to educate the kids on road safety.

d) Painting the Fire Hall outside. This has been completed

e) Summer Dinner Council: Ivan decided to rescind the motion from last meeting for the council dinner due to Covid-19 and the 9 new cases.

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by Pat MacLellan
THAT the motion from last meeting be rescinded for the council summer dinner.

f) Generators for the Lift Stations: We have set up a meeting with WSP to go over what we need for generators and alarming systems for the upgrades to the East lagoon. Meeting will be September 15th, at 1:30pm.
g) Road Signs: The road signs were purchased for the residents that say slow down for kids and pets and about 40 have been given out and seem to be working. Council thanked Jacqueline and Pat for the interviews on CBC Radio and Compass.


a) Fire Dept: Already discussed
b) Planning Board- Building Permits- Permit was issued to 83 Lady Slipper Dr N for an addition to existing garage.
c) Sewer: Rate increase: It was discussed to see about increasing the sewer rate to off set some cost in maintenance.

MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard seconded by Pat MacLellan and carried
THAT the Sewer Rate be increase by $15.00 for 1 year subject to approval from IRAC.

d) Firehall Maintenance & Street Lights: nothing to discuss
e) Community Improvements: nothing to discuss.
f) Finances: Laughlin St project: Allan went over the break down on the cost of the Laughlin st Project and the Profit from the sale of the Lots, with a credit balance of $136,112.50. Putting $50,000.00 on the sidewalk loan and the rest of the money to stay in the operating account to be later reviewed. Pat suggested that later we put money on the new fire truck. Which will be reviewed when all the lots sale are received and the government money owed to the community as well.

MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by Pat MacLellan and carried
THAT $50,000.00 be transferred to the Sidewalk loan from sale of the lots on Laughlin St.


MOTION moved by Allan Parks seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the payment of the bills totaling $ 38,848.68 is approved.


a) Barking Dog Augustine St: Letter was sent before to the resident about the dogs barking, and it seemed to have helped. However now it is happening a later hours after 10pm. Council suggested to send a letter on noise disturbance Bylaw as see if that helps.

b) Snow Removal: Business is in the process of being sold and one of the business partners was in and advised that they will take over the contract for the same price and payment schedule for this year to finish out the contract agreement.

c) Annual Donation to PCH:

MOTION moved by John Searle seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the Annual Donation of $1000.00 be given to the PCH Hospital.

d) FCM Elections: council received information on this however the Municipality is not a member of this association anymore.
e) Bed & Breakfast: Back in June 2017 a letter of approval was given to the Prince County Bed & Breakfast to obtain a Liquor License for the business. The owners did not pursuit at that time and are now looking into it again and wanted to know if they could get an updated letter.

MOTION moved by Pat Maclellan seconded by Jacqueline Lecky and carried
THAT the Approval letter for the Liquor License be updated to today date so the Prince County Bed & Breakfast can apply for the License.

11. NEXT MEETING: October 13th, 2020


MOTION moved by John Searle THAT the meeting of September 8th, 2020 be adjourned.