April 2014

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Semans held on Tuesday, the 15th day of April, 2014 in the Municipal Office at Semans, Saskatchewan.



Mayor – Duane Linford
Deputy Mayor – Malcolm Bains
Alderman – Heidi Linford
Alderman – Perry Fehr
Alderman – Tom Anderson
Acting Clerk – Ashley Greenshields


Signing of Declarations:Mayor and Councillors


Call to Order:


A quorum being present, Mayor Duane Linford, called the meeting to order at 5:00pm.




37/14               Bains:                       

That the agenda be accepted as presented.




38/14               H. Linford:                

That the minutes of the regular meeting March 11th, 2014 be approved as read.                                                                                      Carried.


Business Arising From Minutes:

CPR Course: 

39/14               D. Linford:                

That the cost of $180 for Tom to attend the CPR Course be
approved.                                                                                  Carried.



40/14               Fehr:                          

That the accounts be accepted as presented/attached.


Financial Reports:      

41/14               D. Linford:                

That the financials be accepted as presented.

 New Business:



42/14               D. Linford:                

That Ashley send letters to Murray Runge – defecation on sidewalks, Rhonda Godwin – 3 dogs at residence and unlicensed dogs, Mark Harlos – dog not on leash, and Eddie & Cecile – dog running at large. Council has been appointed as Animal Control Officers.        Carried.


Dave MacDonald: 

43/14               D. Linford:                

That we still charge Dave MacDonald for April to September 2013 for water/sewer services due to clerical error. We will waive the $15 connection fee and the total of $381 does not have to be paid all at once. Ashley will also send a letter advising he does not have a license for his dog.                                                                    Carried.



                        D. Linford:                

That Ashley write up a plebiscite and send out to ratepayers
to get their opinion on putting in a new water treatment plant.Carried.




That Tom backburn around the lagoon so we will be able to
burn off the cattails. Ashley will also contact Roger Miller
and see how he wants the lagoon to be cleaned and pipes fixed in each cell.                                                                                   Carried.  

Rental Agreement for Arena: 

44/14               Fehr:                          

That the rental agreement draft be approved to be signed by
the chair of the Heritage Horse Show for use of the arena this summer.                                                                                      Carried.


Bylaw No 2 - 2014: 

45/14               H. Linford, D. Linford, Bains, Fehr,

Unanimous decision to complete all three readings of
Bylaw No. 2 – 2014 at this meeting.                                       Carried. 


Bylaw No. 2 – 2014 

46/14               D. Linford:                
First reading of Bylaw No. 2 – 2014 

Second reading of Bylaw 2 – 2014 

Third reading and adoption of Bylaw No. 2 - 2014 



Budget 2014: 

                        H. Linford:                

That Council will go through the budget and will discuss at
the next meeting.                                                      Carried.


Kaibry Mountstephen: 

47/14               D. Linford:                

That we hire Kaibry Mountstephen to cut grass in town this            summer and pay him $10 per hour.                           Carried.


Doug Dunlop: 

D. Linford:                

That we ask Doug if he will cut grass at the cemetery again
this summer.                                                             Carried.


Lot 7 Block 1 Plan G321: 

48/14               Anderson:                  

That we tender Lot 7 Block 1 Plan G321 and have a
minimum tender amount of $100.                              Carried.


Transfer Pump: 

49/14               Anderson:                  

That we get a quote from Ace Electric to rebuild the
transfer pump. If cost of quote is half or more of what the pump is worth do not rebuild.                                                  Carried.


Co-op Sidewalk: 

50/14               D. Linford:                

That we fix the sidewalk at the Co-op. Ashley will get Tom
to estimate how much cement is needed.                 Carried.


Library – Computers: 

51/14               D. Linford:                

That Callie Greenshields or Phyllis James can replace the
computers, speakers and monitors that were stolen from the library but stay around $1,200 and the Village will reimburse them for it.                                                                                  Carried.


Street Sweeper: 

52/14               Bains:                        

That we get a quote from Jeff Digney on rebuilding the pull
behind street sweeper. Ashley will also rent a street sweeper attachment rental for the Bobcat.                            Carried.


Norton Anti-Virus: 

53/14               H. Linford:                

That Heidi will purchase the Norton program and the
Village will use one of the licenses and pay 1/3 of cost.                                                                                  Carried.


Nokomis Health Committee: 


That Tom Anderson will be the Semans representative for
the Nokomis Health Committee.                              Carried.


Ratepayers using their own equipment in Village: 


That Ashley will send out a notice next October advising
ratepayers not to use their own equipment within the Village to push snow, etc due to liability issues.                                Carried.



                        D. Linford:                

That Ashley figure out if we can afford a new tractor in the
2014 budget.                                                               Carried.



                        H. Linford:                

That Ashley look into putting highlights from minutes in
the Last Mountain Times.                                         Carried.


Eaves troughs at Fire Hall: 

54/14               D. Linford:                

That we accept the quote of $966 from The Project Guy to
fix the eaves troughs at the Fire Hall.                       Carried.


Tom Stark: 


That Tom Stark start keeping vehicle logs in Village
vehicles as well as provide Ashley and Council a list of things that need to be done in town.                                           Carried.



55/14               D. Linford:                

That the next meeting will be call of the chair. 

56/14               D. Linford:                

That the meeting be adjourned at 9:30pm.