Town of Swan River Minutes – February 4, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Moriaux, Wintoniw, and Whyte present.


Councillors Gray, Friesen, and Delaurier: Absent with notice

Also Present: Staff – Town Manager C. Croll, ACAO P. Henkelman, PW Director D. Poole, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk

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: 2020-060
Adoption of the Agenda
Moved By: Duane Whyte
Seconded By: Johnny Wintoniw
RESOLVED that the Agenda for the February 4th, 2020 regular meeting of Council be approved.
CARRIED

3 Resolution No: 2020-061
Confirmation of the minutes
Moved By: Johnny Wintoniw
Seconded By: David Moriaux
RESOLVED that the minutes of the January 21st, 2020 Municipal Developers and Regular Council meetings as well as the January 28th, 2020 Committee of the Whole – Budget meeting be received and approved.
CARRIED

4 Reception of Delegations and Hearings

4.1 Livingston SK. Delegation
Representatives from Livingston SK did not attend the meeting.

5 Reception of Petitions

6 Communications

6.1 Resolution No: 2020-062
AMM municipal visit 2020
Moved By: Duane Whyte
Seconded By: David Moriaux
RESOLVED that the AMM meeting request be confirmed and approved for March 19, 2020 at 3:30 pm in the Council Chambers.
CARRIED

6.2 Resolution No: 2020-063
2020 Municipal Officials Seminar AMM
Moved By: Johnny Wintoniw
Seconded By: Duane Whyte
RESOLVED that the Council receive the 2020 Municipal Officials Seminar Invitation as information.
CARRIED

6.3 Resolution No: 2020-064
Letter from Health Minister
Moved By: Johnny Wintoniw
Seconded By: David Moriaux
RESOLVED that the January 20th, 2020 letter from Health Minister Friesen be received as information.
CARRIED

6.4 Resolution No: 2020-065
To receive building permit applications
Moved By: Johnny Wintoniw
Seconded By: Duane Whyte
RESOLVED that Building Permits 97/19 through 04/20 with a total estimated value of $246,500.00 be received.
CARRIED

7 Reports of Committees

7.1 Resolution No: 2020-066
Superintendent of Works Report
Moved By: Duane Whyte
Seconded By: Johnny Wintoniw
RESOLVED the Superintendent of Works report be received.
CARRIED

7.2 Town Survey $50 Chamber Bucks Draw
Mayor Jacobson to pick a winner out of the ‘Grand Prize Box’ and announce the winner. All employees and people who didn’t want to participate have been removed from the draw. Angela Pierrepont’s name was drawn as winner of the $50 prize.

7.3 Council and Town Manager Reports

8 New Business

8.1 Street Naming

8.2 Resolution No: 2020-067
2020 Fee Schedule
Moved By: Johnny Wintoniw
Seconded By: David Moriaux
RESOLVED the 2020 fee schedule be approved as per schedule A.
CARRIED

8.3 Resolution No: 2020-068
Withdraw 429-431 Valleyview Drive / Offer 423 11th Ave South
Moved By: Johnny Wintoniw
Seconded By: David Moriaux
Resolved that the withdraw of the offer given to the Town of Swan River on lots 429 and 431 Valleyview Drive be accepted, furthermore, that the offer on 423 11th Ave South be accepted with the incentive being applied when the property is fully developed.
CARRIED

8.4 Resolution No: 2020-069
Sign purchase for Veterans Community Hall
Moved By: David Moriaux
Seconded By: Johnny Wintoniw
RESOLVED that a new outdoor sign for the Veterans Community Hall be purchased from and installed by Sign Here for the amount of $3,005.00 plus tax.
CARRIED

8.5 Resolution No: 2020-070
Swan Valley Employment and Training / Work Crew sponsorship – 2020 2021
Moved By: Johnny Wintoniw
Seconded By: Duane Whyte
RESOLVED that the Town of Swan River continue to act as the Service Provider for the Swan Valley Employment and Training Project and the Work Crew Program from July 1st, 2020 through June 30th, 2021.
CARRIED

8.6 Resolution No: 2020-071
Signing Authority SV Employment & Training Project
Moved By: Johnny Wintoniw
Seconded By: David Moriaux
RESOLVED that the signing officers for all accounts held by Swan Valley Employment and Training Project be two of the following: Kim Kuruliak, Terry Gnida or Patti Henkelman.
FURTHER IT BE RESOLVED that Derek Poole be removed as signing officer.
CARRIED

8.7 Resolution No: 2020-072
Medical Services Committee
Moved By: Duane Whyte
Seconded By: David Moriaux
RESOLVED that the Town of Swan River support the recommendation from the Swan Valley Health Services Committee to use funds from the Doctor Recruitment & Retention Reserve Fund to pay for the study of the Primary Care Expansion project.
CARRIED

9 Unfinished Business

9.1 Resolution No: 2020-073
Doctor Recruitment
Moved By: Duane Whyte
Seconded By: Johnny Wintoniw
WHEREAS the Council for the Town of Swan River does hereby agree that the recruitment of Medical Professionals is vital to the future of the Swan Valley and its residents;
AND WHEREAS, despite Provincial responsibilities for the provision of health care, there is a need to continue making contributions toward the recruitment of Doctors and other Medical Professionals in order to provide proper healthcare to local residents;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Town of Swan River does hereby agree to the following:
- A’per capita’ levy of up to $16.00 for the next three years (2020, 2021 and 2022);
- A portion of the municipal levy to be used for payment of a part time employee to devote his/her time to recruit doctors and other medical professionals for the Swan Valley.
CARRIED

10 Accounts

10.1 Resolution No: 2020-074
To approve accounts
Moved By: Johnny Wintoniw
Seconded By: Duane Whyte
RESOLVED THAT the accounts as follows be hereby approved for payment: 1. General Account Cheques No. 25614 to No. 25683 for a total of $94,162.68
2. Payroll Account Cheques No. 4606 to No. 4611 for a total of $106,212.39 3. Payroll Account Cheques No. 4612 to No. 4617 for a total of $104,878.45
CARRIED

10.2 Resolution No: 2020-075
To authorize CFO to setup savings account at Credit Union
Moved By: Johnny Wintoniw
Seconded By: Duane Whyte
WHEREAS the Town of Swan River has made arrangements to borrow from Swan Valley Credit Union Limited as provided by its By-Law No. 15/2019;
AND WHEREAS the Credit Union requires the Town to setup either a chequing or a savings account, and each signing authority to open a share account, in order to facilitate such borrowing;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Chief Financial Officer be authorized to open a Savings Account at the Swan Valley Credit Union, with the signing authorities to be either Mayor Lance Jacobson or Deputy Mayor Johnny Wintoniw and either Chief Administrative Officer Charles Croll or Chief
Financial Officer Terence Gnida;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that each signing authority be authorized to open a share account if he does not already have one at the Swan Valley Credit Union.
CARRIED

11 By-Laws

11.1 Resolution No: 2020-076
Borrowing interest rates
Moved By: Duane Whyte
Seconded By: David Moriaux
RESOLVED that proposed borrowing interest rates from Swan Valley Credit Union Limited, RBC Royal Bank and the Province of Manitoba be received as information.
CARRIED

11.2 Resolution No: 2020-077
First reading of By-Law 1/2020 to amend borrowing bylaw for well control building
Moved By: Johnny Wintoniw
Seconded By: David Moriaux
RESOLVED that the Town of Swan River By-Law 1/2020, being a By-Law of the Town of Swan River to amend its By-Law No. 8/2019, which provided 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

11.3 Resolution No: 2020-078
First reading of By-Law 2/2020 to amend borrowing bylaw for arena floor
Moved By: David Moriaux
Seconded By: Duane Whyte
RESOLVED that the Town of Swan River By-Law 2/2020, being a By-Law of the Town of Swan River to amend its By-Law No. 9/2019, which provided 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 therefor, be read a first time.
CARRIED

12 Notice of Motion

13 Resolution No: 2020-079
In Camera Moved By: David Moriaux
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.
CARRIED

13.1 Pool Lawsuit

14 Resolution No: 2020-080
Out of Camera
Moved By: Johnny Wintoniw
Seconded By: Duane Whyte
RESOLVED that pursuant to Sections 152(4) of the Municipal Act this meeting be reopened to the public.
CARRIED

15 Resolution No: 2020-081
Adjournment
Moved By: David Moriaux
Seconded By: Duane Whyte
RESOLVED that this regular Meeting of Council now adjourn at 8:40 pm.
CARRIED