Council Minutes – January 13, 2014

 

1.….. CALL TO ORDER – 7:30 PM

The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Council met in a Regular Session on Monday, January 13, 2014 with Mayor Losier presiding.

2. RECORD OF ATTENDANCE

Deputy Mayor Likely, Councillor Calvin, Councillor Day, Councillor Evans and Councillor Snodgrass were in attendance.

3. APPROVAL OF THE ORDER OF BUSINESS AND APPROVAL OF ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS

Councillor Day moved to approve the agenda of January 13, 2014 as presented.

Seconded by Councillor Snodgrass.  Carried.

4. DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST

None

5. PUBLIC HEARINGS

None

6. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS
6.1 PRESENTATION OF RCMP STATISTICAL REPORT FOR DECEMBER 2013 – RCMP REPRESENTATIVE ATTENDING

Sgt. Bernard provided information to Council regarding the RCMP Statistical Report for December 2013.

Deputy Mayor Likely moved to receive and file the RCMP Statistical Report for December 2013.

Seconded by Councillor Day.  Carried.

6.2 PRESENTATIONS TO VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS RE:  2013 ICE STORM

Mayor Losier presented letters of appreciation to the Volunteer Firefighters in respect to the service they provided during the 2013 Ice Storm.

Deputy Mayor Likely moved to have a brief recess for a reception for the Volunteer Firefighters.

Seconded by Councillor Evans.  Carried unanimously.

The session resumed with all elected officials present other than Councillor Calvin.

7. MINUTES
7.1 MINUTES OF REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF DECEMBER 9, 2013

Councillor Snodgrass moved to adopt the Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of December 9, 2013 as presented.

Seconded by Councillor Evans.  Carried.

8. BILLS FOR PAYMENT

Councillor Day moved to pay Bills for Payment in the amount of $204,548.75 and Bills for Ratification in the amount of $305,082.14; Grand Total of $509,630.89.

Seconded by Deputy Mayor Likely.  Carried.

Councillor Calvin rejoined the meeting.

9. CONSENT AGENDA

a) Building Inspector’s Report for December 2013
b) Grand Bay-Westfield Volunteer Fire Rescue Department Report for December 2013
c) River Centre Co-ordinator’s Report for December 2013
d) Recreation Director’s Report for December 2013

Councillor Day moved to receive and file the following Consent Agenda items:

a) Building Inspector’s Report for December 2013
b) Grand Bay-Westfield Volunteer Fire Rescue Department Report for December 2013
c) River Centre Co-ordinator’s Report for December 2013
d) Recreation Director’s Report for December 2013.

Seconded by Deputy Mayor Likely.  Carried.

10. BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES

a) Regular Council Meeting Minutes of December 9, 2013

None

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DELEGATIONS

None

PETITIONS

None

BY-LAWS

None

NOTICE OF MOTIONS

None

REPORTS

15.1 TOWN OF GRAND BAY-WESTFIELD SEWERAGE UTILITY ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE REPORT AS AT DECEMBER 31, 2013

Deputy Mayor Likely moved to receive and file Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Sewerage Utility Accounts Receivable Report as at December 31, 2013.

Seconded by Councillor Snodgrass.  Carried.

15.2 TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT OF JANUARY 9, 2014 RE:  2014 GENERAL REVENUE FUND OPERATING BUDGET

Councillor Day moved that the sum of $5,701,120 be the total budget of the Municipality, that the sum of $4,954,152 be the Warrant of the Municipality for the ensuing year, and that the tax rate for the Municipality be $1.37 and further that the Council orders and directs the levying by the Minister of Local Government of said amount on real property liable to taxation under the Assessment Act within the Municipality of Grand Bay-Westfield.

Seconded by Deputy Mayor Likely.  Carried.

16. TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT OF DECEMBER 12, 2013 RE:  SECOND COUNCIL SESSION FOR JANUARY 2014

Councillor Evans moved to cancel the second Regular Council Meeting of January 27, 2014 with a Special Council Meeting(s) to be called if required.

Seconded by Councillor Calvin.  Carried.

17. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT OF JANUARY 8, 2014 RE:  MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY

Councillor Snodgrass moved to proceed with actively pursuing a Marketing Communication Strategy as set out by Doug Hanson Consultant’s Report dated November 18, 2013, with the creation of website content for the new Development Opportunities section of the Town Website, including engaging residents to create lifestyle stories and testimonials highlighting the high quality of life enjoyed by our community, and to provide ongoing social networking functions to bring together developers, land owners and the local business community to promote the quality of business opportunities in the community.

Seconded by Councillor Evans.  Carried.

18. TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT OF JANUARY 9, 2014 RE:  ANNUAL BONDING – TOWN OF GRAND BAY-WESTFIELD

Councillor Day moved to receive and file Town Manager’s Report of January 9, 2014 Re:  Annual Bonding – Town of Grand Bay-Westfield.

Seconded by Deputy Mayor Likely.  Carried.

19. ADJOURNMENT

Councillor Calvin moved adjournment.

Seconded by Councillor Day.  Carried.

Time 8:12 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Sandra Gautreau Grace Losier
Town Manager/Clerk Mayor
Linda Thompson
Administrative Assistant