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THE VILLAGE OF MACOUN

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

HELD IN THE MACOUN MUNICIPAL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

Tuesday November 16, 2021

Mayor Suzanne Kuchinka       Councillor Vince Martin       Councillor Frank Schaefer      Councillor Judy Sovdi      Councillor Dave Schindel      CAO Carmen Dodd-Vicary

1. Call to Order:

Mayor Kuchinka called the meeting to order at 7:03pm.

2. Adoption of Agenda:

MOTION 2021/177 by Sovdi THAT, the Agenda is approved with the following additions. Seconded by Schaefer. CARRIED.

ADDITIONS: Add to unfinished business Water Plant Maintenance update, add Garbage and Recycle contract to new business.

3. Delegations:

Discussion was held with Glenys Baerg regarding liquor license for Parks and Rec. TABLE further discussion until December meeting.

4. Approval of Minutes and Bills to be Paid:

MOTION 2021/178 by Kuchinka THAT, the October 12, 2021 minutes be approved as presented and the October 31, 2021 bills to be paid be approved in the amount of $35,790.45 voiding Foord Trucking’s Invoice of $1291.50 due to invoicing error. Seconded by Sovdi. CARRIED

5. Policies and Bylaws:

MOTION 2021/179 by Schaefer THAT, 1st reading of Bylaw No. 8.21, A Bylaw of the Village of Macoun in the Province of Saskatchewan to Regulate Building Construction and Related Activities, is accepted. Seconded by Sovdi. CARRIED

MOTION 2021/180 by Sovdi THAT, 2nd reading of Bylaw No. 8.21 be accepted. Seconded by Kuchinka. CARRIED

TABLE 3rd reading of Bylaw No. 8.21 until December Meeting.

MOTION 2021/181 by Sovdi THAT, 3rd and final reading of Bylaw No. 10.21, a Bylaw of the Village of Macoun to Control the Use of Fireworks Within Village Limits, be approved. Seconded by Schaefer. CARRIED

MOTION 2021/182 by Schaefer THAT, 1st reading of Bylaw No. 4.21, A Bylaw of the Village of Macoun to Control the Operation of Snowmobiles Within the Village of Macoun, be accepted. Seconded by Schindel. CARRIED

MOTION 2021/183 by Martin THAT, 2nd reading of Bylaw No. 4.21 be accepted. Seconded by Sovdi. CARRIED

TABLE 3rd reading of Bylaw No. 4.21 until December Meeting.

MOTION 2021/184 by Sovdi THAT, 1st reading of Bylaw No. 11.21, A Bylaw to Regulate the Meeting Proceedings of Municipal Council, Council Committees and Other Bodies, be accepted. Seconded by Schaefer. CARRIED

MOTION 2021/185 by Martin THAT, 2nd reading of Bylaw No. 11.21 be accepted. Seconded by Kuchinka. CARRIED

TABLE 3rd reading of Bylaw No. 11.21 until December Meeting.

6. Unfinished Business:

TABLE Ag Land for further discussion at December Meeting.

MOTION 2021/186 by Sovdi THAT, water truck in Village shop be emptied, winterized and parked next to the other water trucks at the Village dugout. Seconded by Schaefer. CARRIED

MOTION 2021/187 by Kuchinka THAT, tax title property Lot 6 Block 1 Plan 53854 and Lot 1 Block 33 Plan O5753 be placed up for tender with a December 31, 2021 deadline, tenders to be reviewed at January Meeting, advertised for 1 week in the Estevan Lifestyle paper, on Village platforms and in surrounding municipalities. Seconded by Schaefer. CARRIED

MOTION 2021/188 by Kuchinka That Council approve Covid-19 Vaccination Policy for the Public, as presented. Seconded by Sovdi. CARRIED

7. New Business:

8. Correspondence:

9. Adjournment:

MOTION 2021/189 by Kuchinka THAT, meeting is adjourned at 9:27pm. CARRIED

Monthly News

Road Work Ahead

Council is aware that Appleton Ave. has taken a beating since receiving moisture in the middle of October. The Village Foreman was engaged in training during the week following the moisture so was unable to find the time to grade the roads but did complete the job as soon as he returned from training. The RM of Cymri will also graciously be assisting with some repairs and clean up to the north end of Appleton within the next few weeks so please watch for activity. Thank you all for your patience as Council works to find the best option for Appleton Ave going forward.


Property Tax Discount

2021 Property Taxes are now due. Any current taxes paid in the month of November will receive a 2% discount on the Municipal portion of your taxes. Any amount outstanding at year end will receive a 9% penalty.


Waste Collection

Grey and Blue Bin collection for the month of November will be as follows:

Grey Bin Pick Up: Thursday November 11, 25

Blue Bin Pick Up: Wednesday November 3, 17


Office Closed

The Macoun Village Office will be closed the following days in November:

Monday November 1, 2021

Thursday November 11 – Remembrance Day

Bylaws and Policies

The Village of Macoun has a number of Policies

and Bylaws that were developed by Council over time.

These regulations were created to address matters of the

community that at one time or another caused concern

and needed a more permanent way to address them. The

Village has a contract with Commissionaires for Bylaw Enforcement.

BYLAW NO. 1-21

A Bylaw of the Village of Macoun for Licensing Dogs and Cats and Regulating

and Controlling Persons Owning or Harboring Pets

The Council of the Village of Macoun enacts as follows:

1) For the purposes of this Bylaw:

(a) “Pet” means any domesticated or tamed animal kept primarily for a person’s company or entertainment rather than as a working animal, livestock or a laboratory animal and cared for affectionately;

(b) "Dog" or "Cat" includes all species of the animals commonly known as dogs or cats, male or female, spayed or neutered and of every breed or classification or mixture of breeds;

(c) "License Year" means the period from January 1 to December 31 of the same year, both dates inclusive;

(d) "Judge" means a judge of the Provincial Court;

(e) "Treasurer" means the Village Administrator of the Village of Macoun;

(f) "Owner" means any person or persons, partnership, association or corporation owning, possessing, harboring, having charge of or control over any pet, and includes a keeper of a pet;

(g) "Running at Large" means off the premises of the owner when not on a leash held by a person able to control the pet.

2) No dog or cat under the age of six months shall require a license.

3) The annual license fee charged for dogs or cats owned, possessed or harbored by any person while residing in the Village of Macoun, excepting seeing eye dogs, shall be in accordance with the schedule of fees prescribed in Schedule "A" attached to this Bylaw;

4) The owner of every dog or cat shall apply to the Treasurer on or before January 31 of each year for a license to keep such dog or cat within the Village, upon receipt of payment in full, the Treasurer shall issue a license and a tag, when required, for each dog or cat owned by the owner.

5) Every applicant for license for a spayed or neutered dog or cat, shall produce to the Treasurer, at the time of making application, a certificate of a Veterinary Surgeon, that such dog or cat has been spayed or neutered.

6) All license fees to be paid under this Bylaw shall be paid to the Treasurer of the Village, located at the Village Office, 454 Appleton Ave.

7) (a) No owner shall permit any pet to be running at large in the Village of Macoun;

(b) No owner or other person shall use a leash greater than two (2) meters in length on a pet, when such pet is off the premises of the owner, and where a leash greater than two (2) meters in length is used by the owner or any other person, the pet shall be deemed to be running at large. If a retractable leash is used on your dog or cat, you must be able to maintain no greater than a (2) meter length.

(c) If an owner or other person uses a tether long enough that a pet can step off the property boundaries of the owner, the pet shall be deemed to be running at large.

8) No owner or keeper of a dog or cat shall permit their dog or cat on any school grounds, playground or posted area, except when using the dog in question for a guide or "seeing- eye" dog.

9) (a) If a pet defecates on any public or private property, other than the property of its owner, the owner or keeper shall cause such defecation to be removed immediately. If the owner of a pet fails to remove such defecation immediately, the owner shall be in violation of this Bylaw.

(b) Section 9(a) shall not apply to an owner who is a blind person and who is using the dog in question for a guide or "seeing-eye" dog.

10) No owner or keeper shall permit his pet to damage public or private property.

11) Any person teasing, enticing, baiting, poisoning or throwing objects at a pet, within Village limits, shall be in violation of this Bylaw.

12) (a) Any owner whose pet chases any pedestrian, vehicle or any other animal, bitten, attempted to bite, attacked, growled, killed or destroyed any person or any animal in the Village of Macoun, whether on or off leash, is guilty of an offense and liable on summary conviction to the penalties prescribed by this Bylaw.

(b) If a person is convicted of an offense under Section 12(a) of this Bylaw and it appears to the Judge or Justice of the Peace hearing the complaint that the pet is dangerous, the Judge or Justice of the Peace may make an order:

i) directing that the pet be kept by the owner or keeper under proper control; or

ii) directing that the pet be destroyed; or

iii) when a Judge or Justice of the Peace orders that pet be destroyed, he may, by the same order direct the appropriate authority to destroy the pet; in addition to assessing any fine upon conviction.

13) Notwithstanding Section 12 of this Bylaw, where any pet is suspected of having rabies, such pet shall not be killed but shall be secured and isolated for ten days and the matter immediately reported to a Medical Health Officer whose instructions shall be carried out.

14) No owner of a pet shall permit his pet to become a nuisance by barking or howling or emitting other animal sounds outside of the home.

15) (a) Any owner of a dog or cat that has not registered their dog or cat and contravenes any provisions in this bylaw shall receive a fine, no warning will be issued.

(b) Any owner of a dog or cat that has registered their dog or cat and contravenes any provisions of this bylaw shall receive a warning for the first offence and a ticket for any offense thereafter of the same contravention.

(c) Any owner of a pet, other than a dog or cat, that contravenes any provision of this bylaw shall receive a warning for the first offence and a ticket for any offense thereafter of the same contravention.

16) Any owner of a pet within Village limits, who’s pet contravenes a provision of this bylaw, will receive all warnings or tickets issued regardless of whether the owner was present during the contravention of the bylaw.

17) No person is authorized to set up traps within Village limits for the purpose of trapping animals, expect for Village employees.  Omit as per Motion 2021/145

18) Bylaw No. 5-13 is hereby repealed.


Schedule "A" to Bylaw No. 1-21

Dogs and Cats License Fee

1) All dogs and cats $10.00 / annually

2) All dogs and cats not spayed/neutered $50.00 / first time fee

3) Late payment of license fee $2.50 / per month late

Schedule "B" to Bylaw No. 1-21

The penalty for a person who has contravened the provisions of Sections 7(a)(b)(c), 8, 9(a), 10, 12(a), 14 and 17 shall be:

$300.00 for the first offence

$600.00 for the second offence

$900.00 for the third offence

$900.00 for every recurring offence

A $100.00 discount will be deducted off the penalty fine for a first offense only, if the dog or cat is registered prior to any contravention of Bylaw No. 1-21.

The penalty for a person who contravened the provision of Section 11 shall be:

$500.00 for the first and every recurring offence

BYLAW NO. 10.21

A Bylaw of the Village  of Macoun to Control the Use of fireworks within Village Limits

Bylaw No 10.21

A Bylaw of the Village of Macoun to Control the Use of Fireworks Within Village Limits

The Council of the Village of Macoun in the Province of Saskatchewan enacts as follows:

1. Any person(s) 18 years of age or older wishing to discharge fireworks within Village limits must notify the Village office in writing at least 24 hours prior to the date they wish to discharge the fireworks as to who is liable should emergency personnel be required due to fire or accident during discharge.

2. All fireworks must be discharged in the designated area located to the north of the Village dugout on Parcel X.

3. Any person(s) found guilty of an infraction of any of the provisions of this bylaw shall be liable to the penalties set forth in the General Penalty Bylaw.

4. Clean up of all debris from the use of fireworks must be completed within 24 hours of the fireworks being discharged and is the responsibility of the adult liable as described in Section 1.

This Bylaw comes into force on the day of its final reading.

Bylaws of the Village of Macoun

Table of Contents

Please contact Village office to obtain copies of Bylaws

Most Common Bylaws:

3-92 Licensing Bylaw

1-06 Nuisance Bylaw

9-14 Amendment to Nuisance Bylaw

3-11 Noise Bylaw

1-21 Pet Bylaw

10-13 Regulate the Use of Recreational Vehicles Within Village Limits

12-13 Regulate the Traffic and Use of Streets Within the Village

1-17 Amendment to The Traffic Bylaw

2-15 Set Rates for Usage of Village Tractors and Weed Whippers

2-20 To Control the Use of Fireworks Within Village Limits


Council/Employees:

1-08 Administrative Bylaw

4-09 Allow More Councilors on the Village Council

3-16 Regulate the Proceedings of Municipal Council

6-16 Code of Ethics

4-19 Employee Code of Conduct


Fire and Emergency:

2017-1992 Establishment of a Mutual Aid Emergency Measures Organization

9 Respecting Fire Prevention

2-01 Regulate the Burning of Refuse Within the Boundaries of the Village

2-04 To Establish a Municipal Emergency Measures Organization

3-19 To Fix the Rates to Be Charged for Responding to a Call

1-20 To Fix the Fine to be Charged for Use of the Fire Service Pump

2-21 To Establish a Volunteer Fire Department


Water and Sewer:

8-11 Water and Sewer Rates

2-13 Amendment to Bylaw 8-11 Water and Sewer Rates

3-14 Amended Water and Sewer Rates

9-13 Control, Collection, Storage, Treatment and Disposal of Sewage

1-14 Amended Control, Collection, Storage, Treatment and Disposal of Sewage

4-14 To Add Water and Sewer Arrears to Property Taxes

1-18 Maintenance and Management of The Water Works and Sanitary Sewer System

6-14 Amendment to Maintenance and Management of The Water Works and Sanitary Sewer System


Building:

67 Regulate the Filling of Abandoned Basements

7-97 Regulate Buildings Being Moved into The Village

2-05 To Designate a Site as Municipal Heritage Property

2-08 To Establish an Option to Purchase Agreement of Village Lots for Sale

13-13 Provide for The Regulation of Front and Side Yards for Dwelling

7-14 To Regulate Building Construction and Related Activities

1-19 To Amend Bylaw 7-14 The Building Bylaw

2-17 To Provide A Uniform System for The Numbering of Houses

2-18 Notice Before Digging Within Village Limits


Macoun Boards:

73 Gun Club Facility

2-09 Amend Bylaw 73 To Allow Macoun Gun Club to Operate A Recreation Facility

1-12 To Establish a Macoun Parks and Recreation Board

11-13 To Establish A Town Hall Board


Taxes:

2-19 Tax Discount and Penalty

53 Assessment Notices

3-97 To Establish A Fee for The Appeal of An Assessment

6-21To Establish A Base Tax to Be Levied


Misc:

42 To License Persons Having Billiards, Pool Tables or Bowling Alleys

80 General Penalty Bylaw

7-10 To Amend Bylaw 80 General Penalty Bylaw

2-99 To Control the Disposal of Scrap Tires

4-04 To Provide for Retention and Disposal of Documents

2-06 Public Notice Bylaw

10-11 To Amend Bylaw 79 With Respect to Livestock and Poultry Within Village

8-14 Snowmobile Bylaw