October 29th, 2018
TIME: 7:00 pm
Attendance: Mayor Alexis Fenner, Deputy Mayor Harding, Councillor Bucci, Councillor Porter, Councillor Wright
Staff: Patty St. Peter, Clerk – Manager
1. Mayor Fenner called the meeting to order @ 7:01 p.m.
2. Capital Borrowing Board
The clerk-manager advised that the purpose of the borrowing needs to change from Environment Health Services to Transmission & Distribution in the Utility Fund. She advised the purpose was changed as the last borrowing request for a backhoe was applied for under the general operating in the environmental health services. However the purpose needs to be identified under where most of the usage is completed.
MOTION: 2018-164 be rescinded that reads – Be it resolved that the Municipality of Plaster Rock submit to the Municipal Borrowing Board an application for authorization to borrow for a capital expense for the following term and amount:
Purpose Amount Term
Environmental Health Services $200,000 10 years
Moved by Councilor Bucci, seconded by Councilor Wright Motion Carried
MOTION: Be it resolved that the Municipality of Plaster Rock submit to the Municipal Borrowing Board an application for authorization to borrow for a capital expense for the following term and amount:
Purpose Amount Term
Transmission & Distribution $200,000 10 years
Moved by Deputy Mayor Harding, seconded by Councilor Wright Motion Carried
3. 2019 RSC Draft Budget
The clerk-manager stated of the amounts in the RSC budget pertaining to the village. She noted council members where given a copy of the budget for their review. However since then there has been some changes due to municipalities choosing to opt out of a service. The following points were noted;
. Cooperative & Regional Services – has decreased from $1209 to $337. In 2018 a speed sign was purchased. 2019 there will only be maintenance to the sign and the corporate amount was changed form 20% to 5%. . Planning Services increased by $1881.00 . Solid Waste- per tonnage decreased by 1.49. The cost budgeted for the commission last year was $31,235 with 2019 being $30,604 this comes with the tonnage from previous year along with the decrease in rate. . Recreation Services – has increased $2393.00. 2018 was $518 with 2019 $2911. The commission thought the subsidy for this position was for a three year. However, the funding is to be applied for on an annually basis.
Since the budget has been provided to council. The village has been notified that Centreville and Florenceville – Bristol have opted out of this service. Perth and Woodstock also do not pay into this service.
In discussion with Tom, as he has meet this gentleman on a few occasions. He noted it would be council decision but he feels that this services is no benefit to the village.
MOTION: The Village of Plaster Rock opt out of the recreation services provided by the Regional Service Commission – Mayor Fenner, Councillor Wright Motion Carried
4. Other Business
a) Drug Policy
Councilor Bucci advised that the village should have a policy on cannabis for the park along with alcohol should they have not one. The clerk-manager noted there is not alcohol policy for the park. It was agreed that a policy be drafted for the park for both.
5. Close Session – Labor
MOTION: Meeting go into closed session @7:30 p.m. – Councillor Bucci, Councillor Porter – Motion Carried 2018-
MOTION: Meeting resumed in regular session @7:40 p.m. – Deputy Mayor Harding, Councillor Porter Motion Carried 2018-
MOTION: Meeting adjourned @7:45 p.m. – Councillor Porter
Alexis Fenner, Mayor Patty St. Peter, Clerk-Manager