Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Semans
held on Tuesday, the 11th day of February, 2015 in the Municipal Office
at Semans, Saskatchewan.

 


Present:
Mayor – Duane Linford
Deputy Mayor – Malcolm Bains
Alderman – Heidi Linford
Alderman – Tom Anderson
Administrator – Ashley Greenshields
Assistant Administrator – Shannon Cameron

Not Present:
Alderman – Perry Fehr


Signing of Declarations: Mayor and Councillors


Call to Order:
A quorum being present, Mayor Duane Linford, called the meeting to order at 4:26pm.


Agenda:
22/15  Anderson:  That the agenda be accepted as presented.
          Carried.

Minutes:
23/15 H. Linford:  That the minutes of the regular meeting January
13th, 2015 be approved as read.
                       Carried.
Accounts:
24/15  H. Linford:  That the accounts be accepted as presented/attached.
                        Carried.

Financial Reports: 
25/15  Bains:   That the financials be accepted as presented.
Carried.

New Business:

Lagoon Dredging:
26/15  D. Linford:  That Ashley contact the outfit in Southey that can dredge
our lagoon.               Carried.

Kathleen Eng:
27/15  D. Linford  That Ashley ask Kathleen to purchase urinal pucks for the
men’s washroom at the school.            Carried.


Cemetery:
28/15  H. Linford:  That we put $10,000 in a term deposit.
               Carried.

Sick Days:
29/15  D. Linford:  That Ashley contact other municipalities and see how they
handle sick days for their salaried employees.
                        Carried.
         
Benches at Hotel:
30/15  D. Linford:  That we give the benches outside the hotel to the Senior
Drop In Centre. Also advise that they cannot be used on the Main Street sidewalk in the winter so we can still clear the sidewalk with the Bobcat.             Carried.

Scrap Tire Program:
31/15  D. Linford:  That Ashley get more information on the Scrap Tire
Program before a decision is made for a location drop for the tires.                         Carried.
                        
Town Foreman:
32/15  D. Linford:   That we hire Chad Cameron as the Town Foreman and
Water Treatment Plant Operator and pay him $20/hr for the first 3 months.                         Carried.
Shannon Wage:
33/15  H. Linford:  That we increase Shannon’s wage to $15/hr once Ashley is
on maternity leave and complete a wage review after 3 months.               Carried.

Ed Galt:
34/15  D. Linford:  That we advance $1,000.00 to Ed Galt and $50/cheque will
be deducted every pay cheque until $1,000.00 is repaid.
                       Carried.

Dog License:
35/15  D. Linford:  That we are aware of the increased dog license fee.
                Carried.

Capital and Operating Budgets:
36/15  H. Linford:  That Council will go over both budgets and bring any notes
to the next meeting.              Carried.

Tender on Boat:
37/15  D. Linford:  That we accept Ed Galt’s tender offer of $50 for the boat.
                                    Carried.

Ketch All Pole:
38/15  Anderson:  That we find a Ketch-All pole for catching dogs.
                          Carried.

 


Post Office:
39/15  H. Linford:  That Ashley write a letter to the Minister about Post Office
cuts.                          Carried.

Lots 19, 20 & 21:
40/15  H. Linford:  That Ashley write a letter to the interested party and advise
that we are not able to sell these lots at this time until it is determined if they have to be put up for tender first.
                                   Carried.

Parkland Library:
41/15  D. Linford:  That we will look into finding a representative for the
library board.                                 Carried.

Overhead Door at Shop:
42/15  Anderson:  That Ashley get Dwayne Veitch to look at the overhead
door at the town shop.                       Carried.


Announcements:
43/15  D. Linford:  That the next meeting will be March 12th, 2015 at
4:30pm.


44/15  D. Linford:  That the meeting be adjourned at 6:33pm.

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            Mayor 


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                     Administrator