June 17th, 2019
TIME: 7:00 pm
Attendance: Mayor Alexis Fenner, Deputy Mayor Harding, Councillor Bucci, Councillor Wright, Councillor Porter
Staff: Patty St. Peter, Clerk – Manager
Public: Corrine Fitzherbert, Victoria Star
1. Call to Order at 7:11 p.m.
2. Opening Prayer: The meeting was opened with the Lord’s Prayer
3. Recording of attendance
4. Disclosure of Conflict of Interest – None
5. Approval of Agenda
MOTION: Approval of the agenda presented – Councillor Bucci, Deputy Mayor Harding -Motion Carried – 2019-82
6. Approval of Minutes
MOTION: Regular Meeting of May 21, 2019 and Special Meetings of June 12, 2019 and June 13, 2019 minutes be approved – Councillor Porter, Councillor Wright – Motion Carried – 2019-83
7. Village of Plaster Rock By-Law No A-01 – A By Law Relating to the Proceedings of the Council of the Village of Plaster Rock Amendments – First and Second Reading
8. Village of Plaster Rock – By Law No. 37 – Plaster Rock Village Council Code of Conduct By Law – First and Second Reading
MOTION: By Law No A-01 and By Law No. 37 first and second reading will be tabled until July’s regular meeting – Councillor Porter, Councillor Wright – Motion Carried –
9. Committee Reports
May 22nd, 2019
I attended an RSC 12 meeting in Centreville. Subject of meeting quarterly financials and update on government spending cuts to trails NB.
May 24th, 2019 and May 25th, 2019
I attended the UMNB Board Meetings in Fredericton on both days. Meeting subjects were UMNB affairs and motions by different municipalities. Support for rural hospitals and also local government changes and Finn report. If Council has not read the report, I suggest downloading a copy and reading it. It is going to happen.
May 29th, 2019
I attended about public safety and police in Centreville. Meeting subject was sustainability of the policing by R.C.M.P. N.B. I will answer and question about the meeting when in camera.
June 5th, 2019
I attended the opening ceremonies of the A.M.A.N.B. at the AYR Centre in Woodstock.
June 7th, 2019
I attended a Mayors’ meeting with Karen McGrath in Woodstock. Horizon Health services and Doctors were the subjects of the meeting and also health needs of rural municipalities. Billing numbers were also debated and village involvement in the recruitment of doctors for Plaster Rock. I will answer questions about this when we are in camera.
June 14th, 2019
I attended the Family Worship Center school graduation with Councillor Porter.
MONTHLY INCOME EXPENSE
GENERAL $123,130.90 $ 88,418.95
WATER & SEWER $ 32,335.68 $ 30,275.11
TOTAL $155,466.58 $118,694.06
Southern Central NB Forestry Working Group
Deputy Mayor Harding
- Built two new garbage bin covers
- Done repair work to a lawn on Fraser’s Street
- Summer tires put on plow truck
- Repaired sewer line on Roulston Avenue
- Repair to digs and lawn areas on Roulston Avenue, Brook Street and Fraser Street
- Ordered new blower for Lagoon
- Water leak repaired on Main Street
- Repaired the fence at the Shop
- Repairs done to the back wall on the Salt Shed
- Water Audit done
- Sweeping of the streets
- Built racks to hold equipment and stock at the Shop
- New brush on the Trackless
- Snaked a line on Main Street
- Built a leveling blade for the Backhoe
- New door installed on the shed for Christmas decorations
- Patched holes on Sunrise Lane
- Mowed grass
- Repaired culvert on Wellington Street
- Washed up and checked over the machinery
Tobique Forestry Advisory
The next schedule meeting is June 28th where a tour of the West Freehold will be completed.
May 23rd was the annual cleanup day with the area looking very good. It was noted the grounds keeper is the same individual as last year.
Councillor Bucci noted the legion donated $621.00 towards the purchase of a piece of playground equipment. It was noted that the playground in Anfield is going to be dismantled. Tom will be looking into possibly obtaining fencing etc. for the village playground.
Councillor Bucci noted of the Ice Rental Rates 2018/2019 that have been provided to council. The recommendation from the recreation manager is for the rates to remain status quo.
MOTION: The 2018-2019 Ice Rental Rates as submitted be approved for the 2019/2020 winter ice schedule – Councilor Bucci, Councilor Wright – Motion Carried – 2019-85
- Changed lights in the office and Zamboni room
- Replaced a few seats on picnic tables
- Put up warning signs at the park about bear sightings
- Picked up all the brush and a few trees
- Stained the front steps at the Welcome Centre
- Replaced blower motor on air unit on very top of roof, also changed belts
- Pool has been drained, pressure washed, slime and dirt shovelled out and painted
- Rocks on the edge of the pool that were lifted are re-glued and a few new ones ordered but are not in yet
- Drag and line the ball diamond a couple of times per week
- Trees in the new playground were cut down and the mess was hauled to the park. The trees are going to be cut up and split for firewood
- Done monthly fire inspection, doors, extinguishers, emergency lights at the arena, fire station, village garage and all of the out buildings. Also done the fire alarm test
- Irving propane guy’s came to check for leaks, start hot water heater. Changed the vent pipe from half inch to quarter inch and re-routed it to the front of the building according to code
- Campground is set up, picnic tables are out and garbage cans are up
- Floors in the campground bathrooms are painted, new mirrors put up and new soap dispensers installed
- Lots of mowing
- Took John Deere tractor to Grand Falls to have the mower switch fixed. They fixed this at no cost
- Port-a-Potty set up at the ball diamond
- Got the stain for Joy’s building, she put it on herself
- The roof at the Welcome Centre has been replaced
- Measured and put stakes in for the new playground
- Fire Marshal Luc Gagnon came to inspect the building, everything is good
- Mulched part of the front of the Phil Sharkey Memorial Centre
- AED unit was set up at the pool
- Replaced a couple of rotting boards on the wheel chair ramp at the Welcome Centre
- Set up the new time clock at the pool, put out the benches and took the carpet bowling equipment and put it upstairs at the Welcome Centre
- Set up filters and plugs in pool basement
- Public Safety Inspector came and went through the Arena and Pool
- Set up big flower boxes with the Volunteers
- Installed new flush in the boys bathroom at the pool
- Had meeting with Scene Safety about the work alone device with Black Line
- Hung up certificates in Patty’s office
Councillor Bucci noted the organization has received a letter from the village regarding playground donation.
At the Annual Meeting it was decided to add Ruth Todd to our Friends of the Library plaque for her ongoing support of library activities and help with the annual audit. The June meeting took place on June 11th, and then we not will meet again until fall.
Activities scheduled for June have included: Leap into Literacy program for preschoolers presented by the Talk With Me program and Next Step, Kindergarten!, a 5 week program for children entering kindergarten in the fall. Story Hour will continue until June 12th, when we break for the summer. Registration has begun for our annual Summer Reading Club; the opening party will be held on June 27th for all age groups. The theme this year is The Environment, and the slogan is “Read! It’s In Your Nature”. Regular activities will be scheduled each week on Wednesday morning for preschoolers and Thursday afternoon for school age children. A free composting workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19th, from 3-4 pm. On Thursday, June 20th, the library will present the movie “Indian Horse”, based on the award winning book by Richard Wagamese, the tale of a young man who survives the Canadian Residential School system to become a hockey star
During the month of June, patrons are invited to pick up free passes to New Brunswick attractions – Hopewell Rocks (visit May – October 14th), NB Botanical Garden (June 1-30 only), NB Aquarium (visit June – September 28th) and Le Pays de la Sagouine (visit June 23 – September 1st).
Joint Health& Safety Committee
Tobique Valley Community Health Centre Advisory Committee
Councillor Tony Wright
- 1 MVA
MOTION: Acceptance of committee reports and financial reports for May be approved – Deputy Mayor Harding. Councillor Porter – Motion Carried – 2019-86
10. Clerk-Manager Report
- Agenda, admin report and financial report for meeting
- Daily responsibilities
- Items of April meeting have been addressed with appropriate correspondence
- Emails addressed
- Financial reports given to dept. heads
- Continued working with auditor
- Work Ability Final Claim
- Completed Code of Conduct for council
- Amended Procedural By law to reflect the new Local Governance Act
- Working on the Annual Report as identified in the Local Governance Act
- Completed the necessary information so the village may be included under the new agreement that DTI has with the Sussex mine. The price will be fixed for the next two years. Saving the village over $10.00 per mt
- Recreation manager and myself will met with Summerfest Chair on Tuesday, June 18th to go over the wants of the committee
At the conference last week during an interactive workshop. A member of another RSC was in attendance. It was noted to those in attendance that their RSC offer by law enforcement for unsightly premises. Also, it was noted that communities are using their building inspector in dealing with buildings to determine if they are safe or not. In saying this we currently pay for building inspector services through the RSC planning.
Fire Chief Charles Kavanaugh gave a presentation on Fire Service at the conference. It was noted that someone will be going around to all departments and conducting an individual assessment on all departments. This report will be supplied to the department. I will be discussing this with our Fire Chief.
11. Business Arising from the Minutes
12. New Business
a) Ernest Rutledge asking the Village of Plaster Rock if they would assist in sharing the cost of resurfacing the shared driveway to properties. I, Mr. Rutledge have spoken with a representative from Northern Group Company in Grand Falls and provided a price for recycled asphalt for $3250.00. I would appreciate any financial assistance you could offer.
The Clerk-Manager will check to see who owns the driveway to these properties.
b) Councillor Bucci asked that a children playing sign be posted on Bridgeview Street.
MOTION: Children’s sign be placed on Goodfellow and Bridgeview – Deputy Mayor Harding, Councilor Wright – Motion Carried – 2019-87
c) Agreement of a Mutual Aid for the Fire Protection between Village of Drummond and Village of Plaster Rock.
MOTION: Mutual Aid Agreement for Fire protection between the Village of Drummond and Village of Plaster Rock be approved as submitted and circulated – Councilor Wright, Councillor Porter – Motion Carried – 2019-88
d) Arthurette Legion Branch 85 –is asking for a donation toward their July 1st activities for fish pond items or silent auction items
MOTION: Two nights’ accommodations at the tourist park be donated to the Athurette Legion for their July 1st activities – Councillor Porter, Councillor Bucci – Motion Carried – 2019-89
e) Plaster Rock Summer Fest is asking support of their event through an item donation for their silent auction.
MOTION: One month membership be donated to Summer Fests Silent Auction – Councillor Bucci, Councillor Wright – Motion Carried – 2019-90
13. Correspondence a) New Horizons for Seniors Program for funding for community based projects. This application process is intended to fund projects up to $25,000 that are led or inspired by seniors, volunteer-based and supported by their communities. Gov. of Canada commitments, established three national priorities for the NHSP 2019-2010 projects; preventing elder abuse and fraud, including measure to reduce crimes and harm against seniors; supporting healthy aging in community, addressing dementia, including supports and intergenerational housing; and counteracting ageism in the workplace to promote labor market retention of seniors. (Copy provided to Tom) b) CN Celebrates 100 Years – CN proudly marks its 100th anniversary today, CN was created by an Act of Parliament in Canada on June 6th, 1919
c) J.D. Irving Limited and the New Brunswick All-Terrain Vehicle Federation have signed a historic agreement helping to bring over 22,000 members of the Federation closer to realizing a province wide trail network. This agreement provides access to over 800 kilometers of trails on woodlands owned by JDI.
Councillor Wright questioned the status of the water services going to the golf club. Deputy Mayor Harding advised that since the meeting with the golf club he hasn’t heard nothing. Currently it in the clubs hands to move forward with this project.
14. Next Meeting
MOTION: Next Meeting Date be Monday, July 15th, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m. – Councillor Bucci, Deputy Mayor Harding – Motion Carried – 2019-91
15. Closed Session – Land, Labor
MOTION: The regular meeting go into closed session @7:56 p.m. –
Deputy Mayor Harding, Councilor Porter – Motion Carried – 2019-92
MOTION: The meeting reconvene into regular session @8:55 p.m. – Councillor Bucci, Councillor Wright – Motion Carried – 2019-93
MOTION: The tenants who lease a lot on Centennial Court be giving the following options pertaining to the property they currently occupy; a) lot be purchased for $5000 and the village pay all legal fees: b) lot be purchase for $2500 and the current lessee pay all legal fees; c) continue to pay monthly lot rental fee which will increase to $150.00 as of July 1st, 2019 – Deputy Mayor Harding, Councillor Bucci Motion Carried – 2019-94
MOTION: Meeting adjourn @9:00 p.m. – Councillor Porter –
Motion Carried – 2019-96
Alexis Fenner, Mayor Patty St. Peter, Clerk-Manager