Municipality of Two Borders - Committee of the Whole meeting

October 1, 2019

Minutes of the Municipality of Two Borders Committee of the Whole meeting held October 1, 2019. In attendance: Reeve McMechan, Deputy Reeve Wickham, Councillors McMechan, Dickson, Brown, Jackson, Clark, Jones and Renwick, Assistant CAO Danielle Stone-Lamontagne and CAO Grace Carr. Absent: Councillor Tucker.

Jones/Wickham: Reeve McMechan called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. Carried.

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Wickham/Jones: Be it resolved that the meeting agenda as prepared by the CAO be adopted with the following additions: Road Allowance Policy, CAO Report. Carried.

Delegations, Hearings and Petitions

  • Foreman Report: The Foreman reported the following – Culbertson Crossing is complete other than dirt work; Rawhide Crossing is being cemented today and should be complete this month; 2017 DFA Site received approval for a cement culvert crossing at the site; the bridge located on the 23N between the 160W and 161W has been repaired; Kilfoyle Bridge will be repaired in the future; gravel crushing has started; 2020 gravel map is started; seven culverts are left to be installed.
  • CAO Report: CAO discussed the following with Council – quarterly indemnity payments; future calendar events; Equipment Committee meeting date; 2019 gravel budget amounts; 2014 DFA receivables.

Business Arising/ Unfinished Business

  • Foreman position: Council discussed their options for the Foreman position description.
  • Manitoba 150 Celebration Committee: Council appointed Councillor Jones, Reeve McMechan and Deputy Reeve Wickham to the Manitoba 150 Celebration Committee as their will be a joint celebration with the Town of Melita.
  • Utilities rate studies: Council reviewed the recommendations of Dale Lyle and discussed the possibility of combining the Pierson and Lyleton Utilities.

New/General Business

  • Accessibility Plan review: Council reviewed the Accessibility Plan and will report any changes needed at the regular meeting of council.
  • Map of school cairns: A map is available for Councillors to mark school cairns and green spaces.
  • Meeting with Cabinet Ministers: Council would like to meet with the Honourable Ron R. Schuler, Minister of Instrastructure, regarding Highway 83 and the infrastructure upgrades needed to classify this highway as an RTAC Road.
  • Canupawaka Dakota First Nation Community Centre fire: Council would like to send their condolences to the Canupawaka Dakota First Nations and ask if their require assistance as their Community Centre was heavily damaged in a fire.
  • Equipment Committee: The Equipment Committee set a date in October to discuss a 5 year equipment purchasing plan for future budgeting and reserve transfers.
  • Landfill Operations Basics Course: Council discussed sending the Seasonal Municipal Labourer to the Landfill Operations Basics Course held in Dauphin, MB from November 19-21.
  • Road Allowance Policy: Council would like to seek legal advice regarding the interpretation of Road Allowance Policy No. 7.1

Committee Reports

  • PR Committee: Councillor Clark reported that the vests they ordered are in.
  • Sourisford Park Committee: Deputy Reeve Wickham reported that Delnor Davies will be building the picnic table in honour of Margaret Sando (Elliot) who was born in the stone house located in Coulter Park.

Correspondence

  • Jackson/Clark: Be it resolved that the correspondence as presented be received as information. Carried.

Adjourn

  • Jackson/Clark: Be it resolved that Council does now adjourn at 3:45 p.m. Carried
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