October 2016

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Semans
held on Wednesday, the 12th day of October, 2016 in the Municipal Office
at Semans, Saskatchewan.
Mayor – Duane Linford
Deputy Mayor – Malcolm Bains
Alderman – Heidi Linford
Alderman – Tom Anderson
Alderman – Perry Fehr
Acting Administrator – Amanda Meyers

Call to Order:
A quorum being present, Mayor Duane Linford, called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Greg Cutchey arrives at 7:00 to propose his plans for connecting his two garages into one large garage. He brought two designs for council to approve. The final garage will be the same dimensions as the two garages currently, with the middle portion being taller. There will be no running water in the garage.

Greg Cutchey left at 7:15.

236/16    H. Linford:    That we add Amanda’s 2 banked STAT holidays to the agenda.
237/16    M. Bains:    That the minutes of the regular meeting of September 8th, 2016 be approved as read.                            
238/16    T. Anderson:    That the list of accounts be accepted as presented and attached.                                                          


Financial Reports:    
239/16    D. Linford:    That the September 2016 financials be accepted as presented, and filed OR as attached hereto and forming a part of these minutes.    

New Business:

Children At Play Sign:
240/16    P.Fehr:    That we order a new Children At Play Sign to replace the home made sign that is currently being used.              

Semans & Dead End Sign:
241/16    D. Linford:    That we order a new green SEMANS sign as well as a DEAD END sign.      
Steel Posts:
242/16    D. Linford:    That we do not order new steel posts for the signs and use material that we already have.

Kondel & Hahn Invoice:
243/16    D. Linford:    That we do not pay the Kondel & Hahn invoice as it was the resident’s responsibility to ensure council approved of plans before work was started.                                                                 


Clean Up Bee - Electonics:
244/16    M. Bains:    That we have a Clean Up Bee for old electronics in Mid-November. Malcolm will drive the truck to Regina. Amanda will put up posters as well as get a “recyclable list” from Sarcan.                                                                                            

Community Calendar:
245/16    M. Bains:    That we donate $50.00 to the community calendar ad.

Fay Balfour:
246/16    P. Fehr:    That we accept Fay Balfour’s resignation from the Post Office Custodian position. Her last day will be October 27, 2016.                  
Furnace Cleaning
247/16    H. Linford:    That we hire Dun Rite Vac to do the furnace cleaning in the Post Office as well as the Village Office.

Henry Jakobsen:
248/16    D. Linford    That we issue a cheque to Henry Jakobson for $36.00 for his overpayment on his taxes.  
Landscaping at 417 2nd Ave
249/16    D. Linford:    That we do not approve the village to cover the landscaping at 417 2nd Ave.

Camping Reservation:
250/16    D. Linford:    That we enforce a $50.00 refundable deposit for the use of shower keys. Power will stay off on all sites until payment is received.

Brent Strachan from CN:
251/16    T. Anderson:    That we call CN in January to ensure that our new culvert is included in their yearly budget.

Tom stepped outside at 8:21

School Custodian Contract:
252/16    D. Linford:    That we tender the school custodian position as per yearly requirements. It will be a monthly salary.


Tom entered the room at 8:24

Ladner Tax:
253/16    P. Ferh:    That we do not reduce the property tax on the Ladner Church property.

Duquette Property Tax:
254/16    T. Anderson    That we do not lower property Tax on Bill Duquettes properties.  

Cameras and Internet:
255/16    D. Linford:    That we upgrade our internet so that we can stream our video camera footage online.  

Barry Linford:
256/16    M. Bains:    That we hire Barry Linford to replace Ron Hido at a wage of $100.00 per trip. Amanda will contact Gary at WSA to ensure the amount of trips per week Barry must make.  

Camping Reservation:
257/16    D. Linford:    That we enforce a $50.00 refundable deposit for the use of shower keys. Power will stay off on all sites until payment is received.
Municipal Utilities:
258/16    D. Linford:    That we have Municipal Utilities fix the curb stops at Doug Dunlop’s property and in front of The Brick House

259/16        D. Linford        Next meeting will be at the call of the chair
260/16        D. Linford:        That the meeting be adjourned at 9:13.