Minutes – July 2008
Province de Quebec
Municipalité de Bristol
July 7, 2008
The regular meeting of the Bristol Council was held on July 7, 2008, at 8:00 p.m. in the Townhall with Mayor Scott Wilson, and Crs. Stephen Forbes, Keith Smith, Colette O’Malley, Chris Young, George Pirie and Ronald Dagg present.
(08-07-134) Motion Cr. Dagg that the minutes of the June 2, 2008 meeting be adopted as presented. Crd. The Mayor abstains from voting.
(08-07-135) Motion Cr. Forbes that the agenda for the July 7th meeting be accepted with the additions. Crd. The Mayor abstains from voting.
The meeting was opened to the visitors present.
Bill Smith, representing the Bristol Community Association, was present and asked if Council could rethink the hall rental rates for small groups for a month, and bring back at the August meeting.
Gill Egan was present and expressed concerns over the speed signs, vandalism on the pier, and the water test that was done at the River last year.
(08-07-136) Motion Cr. Dagg that we meet with Genivar Groupe Conseil at the pier to discuss the problems with the sludge, etc. Crd. The Mayor abstains from voting.
Barry & Donald Maloney were present concerning the access roads to the beach.
Marilyn Prud’homme was present and inquiring about the proposed incinerator in the area.
Diane Wilson read a letter of congratulations and thanks the Bristol Fire Department, and gave a cheque to Ronald Dagg to give to the department to purchase some items that are needed.
Correspondence was read and discussed.
A letter was received pertaining to the representatives of the Sûreté du Québec which have joined the members of the Council of the Regional County Municipality of Pontiac to organize a golf tournament, which the proceeds will be going towards the “Wood Working Course”.
(08-07-137) Motion Cr. Young that we send a team to the golf tournament to be held on August 8, 2008 at the Mickey Creek Golf Club in Vinton. Crd. The Mayor abstains from voting.
Derek O’Malley, the road foreman was present.
(08-07-138) Motion Cr. Forbes that we purchase a cooling system for the 1993 Grader. Crd. The Mayor abstains from voting.
Donald Page thanks Mervin Conroy & Derek O’Malley for helping to install the docks.
There was a letter received from the Canada Post Corporation Strategic Review for submissions to save universal, public postal services.
(08-07-139) Motion Cr. Dagg that:
WHEREAS, The Canada Post Corporation Strategic Review, which was launched by the federal government on April 21, 2008, is looking at deregulating our public post office (i.e. reducing or removing Canada Post’s exclusive privilege on letters);
WHEREAS, It will become increasingly difficult for our public post office to provide affordable service to everyone, no matter where they live, if the government erodes or eliminates the very mechanism that funds universal postal service – the exclusive privilege;
WHEREAS, Postal deregulation in other countries has led to post office closures, less service, fewer jobs and higher postal rates for the public and small businesses;
WHEREAS, The government is not holding public hearings as part of its strategic review or adequately consulting with the real owners of the post office – the public;
IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT the Municipality of Bristol send a letter or submission to the Canada Post Corporation Strategic Review opposing deregulation of Canada Post and insisting that the GOVERNMENT HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS AND PROPERLY CONSULT WITH THE TRUE OWNERS OF CANADA POST – THE PUBLIC. Crd. The Mayor abstains from voting.
There was a letter received from the Red Cross Society pertaining to the “Auxiliary Role Project”.
(08-07-140) Motion Cr. Young that:
Whereas, The Canadian Red Cross is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its creation as a national non-profit volunteer humanitarian organization under The Canadian Red Cross Society Act, 1909;
Whereas, Under National and International Law, the Canadian Red Cross and other National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are considered “auxiliary to the public authorities in the humanitarian field”;
Whereas, The Mandate of the Canadian Red Cross is to: “In time of peace or war to carry on and assist in work for the improvement of health, the prevention of disease and the mitigation of suffering throughout the world”;
Whereas, Millions of Canadians and beneficiaries in other countries have been assisted by the Canadian Red Cross for over a century through programs aimed at disaster assistance, emergency preparedness, international aid, assistance and development, health, injury prevention and the promotion of international humanitarian law and humanitarian values;
Whereas, the Canadian Red Cross’ Auxiliary Role Project seeks to revitalize the relationships with public authorities at the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal levels so as to better serve the needs of humanity;
Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Bristol expresses its support the Auxiliary Role Project and in particular the renewal of the framework for cooperation between public authorities and the Canadian Red Cross to better address the humanitarian challenges of the 21st Century by:
a) working to reinforce the status and roles of the Canadian Red Cross as
Auxiliary to public authorities in the humanitarian field;
b) and reviewing existing measures, arrangements and instruments supporting the relationship.
Crd. The Mayor abstains from voting.
Committee Reports were given.
(08-07-141) Motion Cr. Forbes to purchase a tilt cart for moving the chairs in the Community Centre. Crd. The Mayor abstains from voting.
(08-07-142) Motion Cr. Forbes that we accept the bid of Lee Newton in the amount of $ 1800.00 for the cutting of four (4) trees on the property behind the # 1 Firehall in Norway Bay. Crd. The Mayor abstains from voting.
I, Keith Emmerson, Sec’y.Treas. of the Municipality of Bristol, certify that there are credits available to pay the following expenses.
Keith Emmerson, Sec’y.Treas.
(08-07-143) Motion Cr. Dagg that accounts totalling $ 106,870.98 be paid for the month of June. Crd. The Mayor abstains from voting.
(08-07-144) Motion Cr. Dagg that the financial report to June 30, 2008 be accepted as presented. Crd. The Mayor abstains from voting.
(08-07-145) Motion Cr. Dagg that the road work presented for Seat # 3 be accepted. Crd. The Mayor abstains from voting.
(08-07-146) Motion Cr. Forbes that we purchase the “Security System” from The Security Company located in Pembroke at a cost of $ 6,450.00 plus the monthly monitoring fee of $ 29.95 per month, the Cellular Monitoring fee of $ 69.95 per month, and the Cellular Transmitter at a cost of $ 200.00, plus taxes. Crd. The Mayor abstains from voting.
(08-07-147) Motion Cr. Young that a letter be sent to File # 1836-36-1708 to clean up their property, and also that we have pictures that show the debris. Crd. The Mayor abstains from voting.
Motion Cr. Dagg that we go in camera to discuss personnel. Crd. The Mayor abstains from voting.
Motion Cr. Dagg that we go out of camera. Crd. The Mayor abstains from voting.
(08-07-148) Motion Cr. Forbes that we keep Robert Walls as an employee until November 1, 2008, until the other seasonal employees are laid off. Crd. The Mayor abstains from voting.
A letter dated July 2, 2008, was received from Peter Smith requesting that Council proceed to have the survey and petition completed and pay the costs involved with reference to the property boundaries and resolve the issue with ownership on the east side of the Ragged Chute Road.
(08-07-149) Motion Cr. Pirie that no action be taken with reference to the letter of July 2, 2008 from Peter Smith. Crd. The Mayor abstains from voting.
(08-07-150) Motion Cr. Dagg that the meeting be closed. Crd. The Mayor abstains from voting.
Mayor Scott Wilson Keith Emmerson, Sec’y.Treas.