Empty housing units, School Zone speeds, and more during Two Borders meeting

Municipality of Two Borders September Council Meeting minutes

Municipality of Two Borders regular meeting of Council held September 17, 2019. In attendance: Reeve McMechan, Deputy Reeve Wickham, Councillors Jones, Renwick, Jackson, McMechan, Dickson, Brown, Tucker, Clark; CAO Grace Carr and assistant CAO Danielle Stone-Lamontagne.

Dickson/Brown: Reeve McMechan called the meeting to order at 10:00 am. Carried.

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Dickson/Brown: Be it resolved that the meeting agenda as prepared by the CAO be adopted as presented. Carried.

Brown/Dickson: Be it resolved that the minutes of the August 20, 2019, regular meeting of Council, the September 3, 2019, special meeting of Council and the September 3, 2019, Committee of the Whole meeting of Council be adopted as circulated as amended. Carried.

Brown/Renwick: Be it resolved that the following account be hereby authorized for payment and transfers in the following amounts:

  • General $619,096.57
  • Lyleton Utility 325.47
  • Pierson Utility 1,343.07
  • Payroll 113,360.98

Carried

Brown/Renwick: Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Two Borders accept the Financial Statement report ending September 17, 2019, as information. Carried.

Brown/Clark: Be it resolved that Accessible Customer Service Policy No. 3.10 be approved as presented. Carried.

Renwick/Brown: Be it resolved that the Publication Policy No. 5.2 be approved as presented. Carried.

Renwick/Brown: Be it resolved that the Road Allowance Policy No. 7.1 be approved as amended. Carried.

Tucker/Renwick: Be it resolved that Gravel Policy No. 7.2 be approved as presented. Carried.

Jackson/Renwick: Be it resolved that By-law No. 59/2019, being a by-law of the Municipality of Two Borders to regulate and establish a reduced-speed school zone area having been introduced, be now read a first time. Carried.

Council discussed Mrs. Vercaigne’s inquiry about a joint Manitoba 150 Celebration with the Town of Melita as grants must be submitted by November 12. A meeting will be set up with the Town of Melita for further discussion.

SEMG – Get to know your exercise. Council discussed available dates to meeting with the Town of Melita for the SEMG – Get to know your exercise, as it is a requirement by the province for the Municipalities Emergency Management Plan.

Jackson/Renwick: Be it resolved that Karen Jones attend the 2019 Fall Municipal Emergency workshops at the Manitoba Emergency Services College in Brandon, MB, on October 30, 2019; and be it further resolved that all costs associated therewith be paid in accordance with Indemnity By-law No. 45/3018. Carried.

Jackson/Renwick: Be it resolved that pursuant to Section 10.1 of the Municipality of Two Borders Organizational By-law No. 43/2019, the Council of the Municipality of Two Borders shall be appointed as the Board of Revision for the Municipality; and be it resolved that the Reeve be appointed as Chairperson to the Board of Revision for the Municipality of Two Borders; and be it further resolved that the CAO be appointed as Secretary to the Board of Revision for the Municipality of Two Borders. Carried.

Council discussed their concerns regarding the possible amalgamation of the Fire Board books.

Tucker/Jackson: Be it resolved the council of Two Borders approve the Development Permit Application No. 8/2019. Carried.

Clark/Jackson: Whereas a farm shop will be constructed on the farm site NE 27-1-28; And whereas the power source for said shop is located on SE 34-1-28; Be it resolved that Council approves W & A Bird’s request to bore an electrical line from the power source on SE 34-1-28 and under Municipal road 5N to the new farm shop located on NE 27-1-28. Carried.

Jackson/Wickham: Be it resolved that Reeve McMechan and Councillors Clark and Brown attend the AMM Education: Respectful Workplace: Ending Harassment and Bullying Workshop at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, MB, on November 25, 2019, at a cost of $105.00 per person; and be it further resolved that all costs associated therewith be paid in accordance with Indemnity By-law No. 45/2018. Carried

Clark/Jackson: Be it resolved that Dwayne Bugg attend the First Aid Course to be held at the Safety Source in Virden, MB, on November 28 and 29, 2019, at a cost of $157.50; and be it further resolved that all costs associated therewith be paid in accordance with Indemnity By-law No. 45/2018. Carried.

Clark/Wickham: Be it resolved that Dwayne Bugg attend the H2S Course to be held at the Safety Source in Virden, MB, on November 22, 2019, at a cost of $168.00; and be it further resolved that all costs associated therewith be paid in accordance with Indemnity By-law No. 45/2018. Carried.

The Pierson office will be open on October 31 to allow for collection of taxes due. Administration has been directed to advertise.

Council Dickson reported that the Reston Library is doing well.

The CAO reported that the 911 signs for rural residences have been ordered.

Councillor Jones reported that two housing units in Pierson are empty and three housing units are empty in Melita.

Clark/Jackson: Be it resolved that Council does adjourn at 12:25 p.m. Carried.

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