Council Minutes – September 14, 2015

1. CALL TO ORDER – 7:35 PM

The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Council met in a Regular Session on Monday, September 14, 2015 with Mayor Losier presiding.

2. RECORD OF ATTENDANCE

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

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

Councillor Calvin moved to approve the agenda of September 14, 2015 as presented.

Seconded by Councillor Day.  Carried.

4. DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST

None

5. PUBLIC HEARINGS

None

6. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

6.1 PRESENTATION OF RCMP REPORT FOR AUGUST 2015 – RCMP REPRESENTATIVE ATTENDING

Sgt. Alain DesRosiers presented the August RCMP Report and responded to inquiries from members of Council.

Councillor Snodgrass moved to receive and file the RCMP Report for August 2015.

Seconded by Councillor Day.  Carried.

7.    MINUTES

7.1    MINUTES OF REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF AUGUST 10, 2015

Councillor Snodgrass moved to adopt the Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of August 10, 2015 as presented.

Seconded by Councillor Evans.  Carried.

7.2    MINUTES OF PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING OF JUNE 15, 2015

Councillor Day moved to receive and file the Minutes of the Planning Advisory Meeting of June 15, 2015.

Seconded by Councillor Calvin.  Carried.

7.3    EMAIL POLL OF AUGUST 18, 2015 RE:  SEWERAGE CAPITAL BORROWING

Councillor Day moved to ratify the Email Poll of August 18, 2015 in that the Municipality of Grand Bay-Westfield submits to the Municipal Capital Borrowing Board an application for authorization to borrow money (or to guarantee the repayment of money borrowed or the enter into a lease, lease-purchase or purchase arrangement) in an amount not to exceed $1,216,374.00 for the following:

PURPOSE                                     TERM                    AMOUNT

Env. Health Svcs. (Utility Fund)

Sewerage System Upgrades         15 yrs.               $425,000.00

Sewerage System Upgrades          3 yrs.               $791,374.00
(Interim Financing)
TOTAL:         $1,216,374.00

Seconded by Councillor Calvin.  Carried

8.    BILLS FOR PAYMENT

Councillor Day moved to pay Bills for Payment for $16,206.46 and Bills for Ratification for $130,197.94 for a total of $146,404.40.

Seconded by Councillor Evans.  Carried.

9.    CONSENT AGENDA

a) Building Inspector’s Report for August 2015
b) Grand Bay-Westfield Volunteer Fire Rescue Department Report for August 2015
c) Recreation Department Report for August 2015
d) Dog Control Report for August 2015
e) Works Department Reports for July and August 2015
f) River Centre Coordinator’s Reports for June, July, and August 2015

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

a) Building Inspector’s Report for August 2015
b) Grand Bay-Westfield Volunteer Fire Rescue Department Report for August 2015
c) Recreation Department Report for August 2015
d) Dog Control Report for August 2015
e) Works Department Reports for July and August 2015
f) River Centre Coordinator’s Reports for June, July, and August 2015.

Seconded by Deputy Mayor Likely.  Carried.

10.    BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES

a)  Regular Council Meeting Minutes of August 10, 2015
None

11.    DELEGATIONS

None

12.    PETITIONS

None

13.    BY-LAWS

None

14.    NOTICE OF MOTIONS

None

15.    REPORTS

None

16.    CORRESPONDENCE OF SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 FROM DEBORAH APPS, PRESIDENT & CEO TRANS CANADA TRAIL RE:  INVITATION TO REPRESENT, AN ICONIC CANADIAN INITIATIVE – THE TRANS CANADA TRAIL (TCT)

Deputy Mayor Likely moved to accept the September 2, 2015 request from Deborah Apps, President and CEO Trans Canada Trail Re:  Invitation to Represent an Iconic Canadian Initiative – the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) with Mayor Losier to act as a Trans Canada Trail Champion.

Seconded by Councillor Snodgrass.  Carried.

17.    ADJOURNMENT

Councillor Calvin moved adjournment.
Seconded by Councillor Day.  Carried.
Time 7:47 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Sandra Gautreau                                                                               Grace Losier
Town Manager/Clerk                                                                           Mayor

Wendy Boyles
Secretary