Town of Swan River Minutes – June 21, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Scales, Jacobson, Delaurier and Sakal present.


Don DeClercq, Manager Swan Valley Consumer’s Co-op requesting that 3rd Street North-East of PTH 10 be renamed Co-op Drive.

Council were in favor of having that portion of 3rd Street North dual named with Co-op Drive and 3rd Street North both appearing on the sign posts.


1. RESOLVED that the Agenda for the June 21st, 2011 meeting of Council be received.

2. RESOLVED that the minutes of the June 7th, 2011 regular meeting of Council be adopted as received.

3. RESOLVED that quotation from Uni-Jet Industrial Pipe Services Ltd. of Winnipeg, MB for cleaning and inspecting sanitary sewer mains as per Schedule ‘A’ attached be approved.

4. RESOLVED that proposal by Intermountain Transport Ltd. to subdivide Pt Lot 1 Plan 2550D located in the Town of Swan River be approved without conditions.

5. RESOLVED that Be Seeing You Vision Centre be authorized to block off the south parking lane in front of 319 Main Street on June 30th, 2011 between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for their grand opening activities.

6. WHEREAS the Town of Swan River has received a request for household waste removal from a non-profit organization, the Swan River Golf Course.

RESOLVED that the Town of Swan River enter into an interim agreement for the time frame of two months at a minimum cost on a trial basis and that the Town keep records of this time frame to determine future pricing. The Swan River Golf Course must meet all requirements needed to fulfill this term.

Glen McKenzie No
Jason Delaurier No
Phylis Friesen Yes
Don Bobick Yes
Brent Scales Yes
Jason Sakal Yes
Lance Jacobson Yes


7. RESOLVED that LewBern Enterprises Ltd. be contracted to mow highway ditches at entrances to the Town of Swan River as per Schedule ‘A’, attached be approved.

8. RESOLVED that May, 2011 R.C.M.P. Reports be received.

9. RESOLVED that the Superintendent of Works and Building Inspection Reports be received.

10. RESOLVED that the Council of the Town of Swan River declare July 29th and 30th, 2011, (Rodeo Weekend), as a “Significant Event” in the Town of Swan River.

11. RESOLVED that the following Building Permit Applications be received:

36/11: 219 5th Ave S, Fence
37/11: 119 4th Ave S, Gazebo
38/11: 123 7th Ave N, Demolish Garage
39/11: 113 Parkview Dr, Sun Porch
40/11: 105 6th Ave W, House & Garage
41/11: 908 2nd St N, Storage Room Add


12. WHEREAS the patients transported from the Swan Valley Health Facilities via ambulance have some of the longest distances to travel in the Province of Manitoba;

AND WHEREAS these same patients are suffering undue hardship because of the rough ride experienced in those ambulances;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Swan River requests that The Parkland Regional health Authority and Manitoba Health replace the existing ambulances serving the Swan Valley Health Facilities with an ambulance built with long distance patient comfort a primary concern.

13. RESOLVED that the accounts as follows be hereby approved for payment.

(1) General Accounts from Cheque No. 9820 to No. 9874 for a total of $113,615.28.
(2) Payroll Account from Cheque No. 2643 to No. 2650 for a total of $87,732.46

21. RESOLVED that this Council Meeting now adjourn.