Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Semans held on Wednesday, the 18th day of June, 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 7:00pm.
That the agenda be accepted as presented.
86/14 H. Linford:
That the minutes of the regular meeting May 12th, 2014 be approved as read. Carried.
87/14 H. Linford:
That the accounts be accepted as presented/attached.
88/14 D. Linford:
That the financials be accepted as presented.
89/14 D. Linford:
That we set and adopt the Mill Rate at 23mills. Carried.
That we adopt the 2014 Operating & Capital budgets. Carried.
That we approve the 2013 Financial Statements audited by
MNP as presented. Carried.
That we approve the Audit Findings Letter prepared by
Village & Gym Committee:
93/14 D. Linford:
That the Village of Semans and the Gym Committee need
to work together when the gym is booked. Anyone who books the gym will be required to book campsites if required for their event at the time of gym booking. Camping fees will be $20/trailer/day and will need to be paid before event occurs. Carried.
**Mike Ryerson joined meeting at 7:30pm**
**Mike left the meeting at 7:41pm**
**Jeff Digney, Nerissa Bishop, Brendan Grant, and Herman & Sharon Drescher joined meeting at 7:45pm**
**Jeff, Nerissa, Brendan, Herman and Sharon left the meeting at 8:09pm**
Water Treatment Plant Questionnaire/Lagoon:
That we do not move forward to build the new water
treatment plant in 2014. Lagoon is our priority to get under control. Ashley to contact Roy & Son’s Dredging to get a quote, will also set up a meeting with Roger Miller to discuss options. Carried.
95/14 D. Linford:
That Ashley talk to Gail at the Raymore town office to see
if Ron Heto would be able to come to a council meeting to discuss working at the WTP. Carried.
96/14 D. Linford
That we donate $320 to the Semans Library.
Crows in town:
97/14 D. Linford:
We are aware of the crows in town, however, there is
nothing we can do at this point. Carried.
98/14 H. Linford:
That we apply to TelPay to set up online payments for
taxes and utilities. Carried.
99/14 D. Linford:
That Ashley place ads in the paper, online, posters for a
new assistant. Carried.
100/14 D. Linford:
That we move the new tractor purchase to 2015.
Tender on Lot 7 Block 1 Plan G321:
That we accept the tender received to purchase Lot 7 Block
1 Plan G321 for $125. Carried.
Camping @ School:
102/14 D. Linford:
That we don’t allow anymore campers in the school
campground for this summer as it is full from the Construction Crew. Carried.
103/14 H. Linford:
That Ashley set up a Facebook page where we can let the
residents know of advisories and emergencies. Carried.
Storage at the School:
That Debbie Hollis can look at a couple of the rooms we
have available to rent at the school for storage. Will cost $50/month, we are not liable for mice, water damage, etc.
Bylaw No. 4 – 2014 – A Bylaw To Provide for Penalty and Discount on Tax Arrears:
That all 3 readings of Bylaw No. 4 – 2014 be completed at
this meeting. Carried.
106/14 D. Linford:
First reading of Bylaw No. 4 – 2014.
Second reading of Bylaw No. 4 – 2014.
Bylaw No. 4 – 2014 is read a third time and adopted.
107/14 D. Linford:
All in agreement that January 1 we will implement the
water, sewer rates as recommended by the Saskatchewan Municipal Board. Carried.
That we do not donate to the Saskatchewan Legion. We
would rather donate to our local legion. Carried.
Education Property Tax Rates:
109/14 H. Linford:
That we accept the following education property tax mill
Agricultural Property – 2.67mills
Residential Property – 5.03 mills
Commercial/Industrial – 8.28 mills
Resource (oil and gas, mines and pipelines) – 11.04 mills
Letter from Herman and Sharon Drescher:
110/14 D. Linford:
That we allow Herman and Sharon to take out the approach
that used to be used as a driveway. Carried.
Letter from Andre Ladoucer and Judy Springett:
111/14 D. Linford:
That we are unable to sell them the lot that is next to them
at this point as we have to put it up for tender first.
112/14 H. Linford:
That we purchase a Magikist Pulse De-icer for $2295 plus
113/14 D. Linford:
That the next meeting will be July 16th, 2014 at 7pm.
114/14 D. Linford:
That the meeting be adjourned at 10:45pm