COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES- November 8th, 2016
Regular Monthly Meeting
November 8th, 2016
Peter Mallett – Chairperson
Ivan Blanchard – Vice-Chairperson
John Gillis – Councillor
Ricky Myers – Councillo
Pat MacLellan – Councillor
Joan Arsenault- Councillor
Michelle Perry- Administrator
Jason Woodbury, Kendall Wright and Kelly Banfield
a) Fire Department attend the meeting for Miscouche’s 200 and Canada 150 Celebration in the planning stages for July 1-2 2017. The Fire department will take charge of the parade and Jason has also do up a template for the Flag design for the grades 7-9 in Miscouche and thinks that a monetary donation for the winner would be a good thing to have for the kids as they will be designing a flag for the Community.
b) December 3rd will be the Christmas party and Jason has invited Linda the late Mike Gallant’s wife and his mom Pauline.
c) Order from Big Eric’s for garbage bags, paper towels, mop heads and soap for the Fire trucks the Fire Dept will not be paying as it is stuff that they need and they go a PO the same day for other things.
d) First aid will be Nov 19th by John Mitchell
e) Mitchell Myers is doing the Movember for Prostate Cancer. The Fire department was donating $330.00 towards the cause and wanted to know if the community would like to donate as well.
Jason left the Meeting:
They have also asked her to go on the planning committee for the Miscouche 200 next year and she could help plan stuff for kids to do that day.
Kendall left the meeting:
5. MAINTENANCE REPORTS:
a) The sign was not put up on the Kinsmen Rd by the last manhole. Dawn Moase was informed and she stated that the maintenance crew were not out to get the work done yet but they will get to it.
b) The 2 storm drains on Lady Slipper have not been fixed yet. Highways was called 3 times and they stated that it was reported but they have not been fixed. Mike Berrigan will be called to see if and when they will be done.
Meeting Thursday night at 7:30 with Robert about some changes that need to be done. Peter is unable to make it, but Ivan and Joan will go and Ruth Gillis will go as well to be a voice for the Bingo players.
MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard, seconded by Ricky Myers and carried,
THAT the minutes of the October 11th, 18th and 24th 2016 meeting be approved as presented.
a) Big Eric’s billing for the supplies for the Fire Department:
THAT the bill for Big Eric’s be paid in full.
MOTION moved by, Ivan Blanchard seconded by Ricky Myers and carried,
THAT the Snow Removal Tender be award to Thibideau’s Auto Center for $3699.00 plus HST and paid in 4 monthly installments.
Fire Department is going to mark all their equipment as when they go to Mutual aid calls there is a lot of equipment that can get misplaced.
It was talked about in their meeting on sending 2 fire men next year to Ottawa which the Fire department will pay for. Sending 2 different people next year.
Donation to Mitchell Myers:
MOTION moved by, Ivan Blanchard seconded by Pat Maclellan and carried
THAT a $100.00 donation be made to Mitchell Myers for Prostate Cancer Movember.February is election month for the Chief Deputy and Training Officer.
c) Sewer: out of the 13 letters there was 5 left that had not paid. Disconnect signs were put in the yards and to date 4 have made a payment plan and 1 is suppose to be in to pay in full by Thursday.
It was suggested that all the vehicles should have Signage on them representing the Community. Ivan will look into this.
d) Firehall Maintenance & Street Lights: Water Heater may need to be replaced in the Fire hall it had to be reset a few times. John thinks that electric would be better and save on electricity. Keep an eye on it to see if it happens again.
Street Lights: Ivan was in touch finally with the Supervisor of Maritime electric and they have put a work order put in new lights on the Main Dr with the 10 foot arms to shine over the sidewalks as well as Led lights.
e) Community Improvements: Lecky Apartments the clean up order for all 4 properties of Allan Lecky was sent to the Lawyer. Randy Compton place was cleaned up.
MOTION moved by Ivan Blanchard 2nd by Ricky Myers and carried
THAT the payment of the following bills totaling $311,306.85 be approved.
a) Flags of Remembrance: There is a reception at the Government House on November 16th at 2.00 pm for the presentation of the flags and plaques. Ivan will attend with a guest.
b) PCH Donation: the last donation of $1000.00 is due in December.
c) Parking Lot Lines: Ivan got a quote from Hippenstall to do the lines on the Museum side was $150.00 and on the Fire hall side was $250.00 with the wheel chair signs. Pay for both as a good gesture since the Community did not have to pay for the pavement.
THAT they hire Hippenstall to paint the lines and pay for both the Museum side and the Fire Hall side in the amount of $400.00.
MOTION moved by, John Gillis seconded by Ricky Myers and carried
THAT a $1000.00 donation be made to the Silver Maples Senior Club to go towards cost of the book the History of Miscouche.
MOTION moved by, Ricky Myers seconded by John Gillis and carried
THAT a prize of $1000.00 be awarded to the student or students if it results in a tie for the Flag Design. Ivan voted $500.00 but was out voted.
g) Remembrance Day: Ivan will lay the wreath on behalf of the Community.
h) Miscouche was named the 4th friendliest place in Canada.
i) Donny Gillis: Suggestion was brought up to have a monument or a dedication to Donny Gillis for all what he did for the Community, maybe a bench with a plaque or a Stone in one of the parks maybe in Steele View Heights. Council will think on this.12. NEXT REGULAR MEETING
Will be held on Tuesday, December 13th 7:00 P M