Town of Swan River Minutes – October 1, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors, Delaurier (9:05 pm), Friesen, Moriaux, Whyte, Gray and Wintoniw present.


Also Present:
Staff – CAO C. Croll, Superintendent of Public Works D. Poole,
Media – Star and Times Reporter J. Bergen

1 Call meeting to order
Mayor Jacobson called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm.

2 Resolution No: 2019-300
Adoption of the Agenda
Moved By: David Gray
Seconded By: Johnny Wintoniw
RESOLVED that the Agenda for the October 1st 2019 regular meeting of Council be approved.
CARRIED

3 Resolution No: 2019-301
Confirmation of the minutes
Moved By: Phylis Friesen
Seconded By: Johnny Wintoniw
RESOLVED the minutes of the September 17th, 2019 Regular council meeting and the September 24th, 2019 Committee of the Whole meeting be received and approved.
CARRIED

4 Reception of Delegations and Hearings

5 Reception of Petitions

6 Communications

6.1 Resolution No: 2019-302
Swan Valley West notices of public hearing
Moved By: Johnny Wintoniw
Seconded By: David Gray
RESOLVED that the Notices of Public Hearing for Application for a Conditional Use and Application for a Variance Order to be held on October 8th, 2019 in the Municipality of Swan Valley West Council Chambers be received as information.
CARRIED

7 Reports of Committees

7.1 Resolution No: 2019-303
Superintendent of Works Report
Moved By: David Gray
Seconded By: Johnny Wintoniw
RESOLVED the Superintendent of Works report be received.
CARRIED

7.2 Other Reports

7.3 Council and CAO Reports

7.4 Resolution No: 2019-304
To receive building permit applications
Moved By: David Gray
Seconded By: Johnny Wintoniw
RESOLVED that Building Permits 73/19 through 76/19 with a total estimated value of $58,000 be received.
CARRIED

8 New Business

8.1 Resolution No: 2019-305
To approve assessment alterations
Moved By: David Gray
Seconded By: David Moriaux
WHEREAS Section 326 of The Municipal Act provides that a municipality may impose supplementary taxes, and Subsections 300(6) and 300(6.1) provide that a municipality may cancel or reduce taxes, upon receipt of assessment alterations from Manitoba Assessment Services;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the assessment alterations made by Manitoba Assessment Services on September 17th, 2019 be made to the 2019 Property and Business Tax Rolls, with the resulting increases totaling $90.44 and the reductions totaling $331.29.
CARRIED

8.2 Resolution No: 2019-306
Manitoba 150 Grants – Possible Resolution
Moved By: David Gray
Seconded By: David Moriaux
RESOLVED that the Town of Swan River apply for the Manitoba 150 funding partnership opportunity to help fund an event(s) to be held in 2020.
TABLED

8.2.1 Resolution No: 2019-307
Manitoba 150-2
Moved By: David Gray
Seconded By: David Moriaux
RESOLVED that the Town of Swan River apply for the Build 150 funding partnership along with the Community Foundation opportunity to help fund a project(s) the 2020.
TABLED

9 Unfinished Business

10 Accounts

10.1 Resolution No: 2019-308
To approve accounts
Moved By: David Moriaux
Seconded By: Duane Whyte
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the accounts as follows be hereby approved for payment:
1. General Account Cheques No. 24976 to No. 25091 for a total of $687,997.48.
- Cheque No. 24985 voided due to having credit on account.
- Cheque No. 25053 voided due to bill already paid by Visa.
2. Payroll Account Cheques No. 4525 to No. 4533 for a total of $105,316.53.
CARRIED

10.2 Resolution No: 2019-309
To adopt the August 2019 Financial Statements
Moved By: David Gray
Seconded By: David Moriaux
RESOLVED that the Financial Statements for the Eight Months Ending August 31st, 2019 be adopted as received.
CARRIED

11 By-Laws

11.1 Resolution No: 2019-310
First reading of well control building borrowing bylaw
Moved By: Duane Whyte
Seconded By: David Gray
RESOLVED that By-Law 8/2019, being a By-law of the Town of Swan River to provide for the expenditure and borrowing of funds for the construction of a new well control building, including programming, monitoring, isolation capabilities, connections to existing wells, connection to existing raw water supply and ancillary works, be read a first time.
CARRIED

11.2 Resolution No: 2019-311
First reading of arena floor borrowing bylaw
Moved By: David Gray
Seconded By: Johnny Wintoniw
RESOLVED that By-Law 9/2019, being a By-law of the Town of Swan River to provide for the expenditure and borrowing of funds for construction of the Swan River Centennial Arena fusion welded floor, including installing temporary mechanical piping sand floor with new header system, removal of old header system, raising boards, levelling existing floor, installing insulation and vapour barrier and other required works therefore, be read a first time.
CARRIED

11.3 Resolution No: 2019-312
First reading of Fleetnet radio replacement borrowing bylaw
Moved By: Johnny Wintoniw
Seconded By: David Gray
RESOLVED that By-Law 10/2019, being a By-law of the Town of Swan River to provide for the expenditure and borrowing of funds to replace the Public Safety Communications (Fleet-Net) radio equipment, be read a first time.
CARRIED

11.4 Resolution No: 2019-313
Third reading of council indemnities bylaw
Moved By: David Gray
Seconded By: Duane Whyte
RESOLVED that By-Law No. 3/2015 being a By-Law of the Town of Swan River to amend the Town of Swan River Zoning By-Law No. 9/2004 reclassifying Lot 52, Plan 1017 DLTO from “RS-5″ Residential Single-Family Zone to “RM” Residential Multiple-Family Zone be read a first time.
Jason Delaurier – Absent
Phylis Friesen – Yes
David Gray – Yes
Lance Jacobson – Yes
David Moriaux – Yes
Duane Whyte – Yes
Johnny Wintoniw – Yes
CARRIED

12 Notice of Motion

13 Resolution No: 2019-314
In Camera
Moved By: Johnny Wintoniw
Seconded By: Duane Whyte
RESOLVED that, pursuant to Section 152(3) of the Municipal Act, Council go into Committee and close the meeting to the public.
-Personnel matters
Councillor Gray left the meeting after the personnel matters discussion.
-Legal Matters
Councillor Gray returned after the legal matters discussion.
CARRIED

14 Resolution No: 2019-315
Out of Camera
Moved By: Johnny Wintoniw
Seconded By: David Gray
RESOLVED that pursuant to Sections 152(4) of the Municipal Act this meeting be reopened to the public.
CARRIED

15 Resolution No: 2019-316
Adjournment Moved By: Jason Delaurier
Seconded By: David Gray
RESOLVED that this regular Meeting of Council now adjourn.
CARRIED