THE VILLAGE OF MACOUN
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
HELD IN THE MACOUN MUNICIPAL COUNCIL CHAMBERS
Monday January 11, 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 6:57pm.
2. Adoption of Agenda as Presented:
MOTION 2021/01 by Sovdi THAT, the Agenda is approved with the following additions. Seconded by Martin. CARRIED.
Addition: Encompass Fitness added to New Business.
Pastor Charlie Bowen not in attendance.
Rawrie Bullock with Red Cross discussed the importance of volunteers for their organization and that there are openings for jobs with Red Cross right now. Administration will advertise to residents the opportunities available through the Red Cross.
Fire Service – TABLE Fire Service Agreement till February meeting. Invite Fire Chief to February Meeting for update and discussion with Council.
Parks and Rec – No Meeting in December due to Covid-19. Lights have been installed for the outdoor rink with a timer to be installed. Outdoor rink is almost ready for public use. Looking at having a programmable thermostat installed. Meeting are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in the William Snider Rec Hall.
Town Hall Committee – Work Be taking place on Saturday January 16, 2021. Meeting are held the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm in the Town Hall.
Happy Gang Club – Nothing new to report.
EMO – EMO Coordinator Charmaine Cox attended meeting to introduce herself and give a brief overview to Council of the Village EMO's current position. Looking for volunteers to join the EMO committee. Administration will spot light the Village EMO to draw attention to our progress and current needs.
5. Approval of Minutes:
MOTION 2021/02by Martin THAT, the minutes from the December 7 & 14,2021 meetings be approved. Seconded by Sovdi. CARRIED.
6.Business Arising from Minutes:
8. Bills to be Paid:
MOTION 2021/03 by Sovdi THAT, the December 31, 2020 bills in the amount of $52,130.25 be paid. Seconded by Schaefer. CARRIED.
9.Policies and Bylaws:
MOTION 2021/04 by Schaefer THAT, the Water & Sewer Rate Policy and Investment Strategy for 2021 be approved as presented. Seconded by Martin. CARRIED.
MOTION 2021/05 by Sovdi THAT, Mayor Suzanne Kuchinka be appointed as the Village rep on the Mainprize Park and Mainprize Manor boards. Seconded by Schindel. CARRIED.
MOTION 2021/06 by Schindel THAT, Administration communicate with Estevan RCMP regarding missing O'Connor sign. Seconded by Martin. CARRIED.
TABLE admin Assistant attending meetings until budget time.
TABLE Energy Audit for future discussion at a later date.
MOTION 2021/007 by Sovdi THAT, TAXervice be authorized under s22(1) of The Tax Enforcement Act to commence proceedings to request title with respect to the following described lands:
Roll 161000 par 18 Plan 101954987 Ext 0 Title 149552365. Seconded by Schaefer. CARRIED
MOTION 2021/08 by Kuchinka THAT, CAO communicate with property owner at Par 18 Plan 101954987 to discuss possible options for a payment arrangement to clear up property tax arrears. Seconded by Martin. CARRIED
MOTION 2021/09 by Sovdi THAT, the Village hire a certified plumber to complete an inspection of the sewer system at Lot 1 Block 8 Plan 68R30564 and provide a written report to the Village with their findings. Should the trouble be on the Village main line, the Village will pay the plumbing inspection bill and costs to repair the main line. Should the trouble be on the line leading from the mainline connection, the property owner will be required to refund the Village the full cost of the plumbing inspection and repairs to their sewer system. If payment for the inspection is the responsibility of the property owner and invoice is not paid in full to the Village office within 30 days of invoice date, cost will be applied to the property owner's property taxes. Seconded by Kuchinka. CARRIED.
TABLE Employee Contracts until February Meeting.
MOTION 2021/10 by Sovdi THAT, Administration respond to received letter reminding of the Village Nuisance Bylaw in place, that a cleanup date is still in effect until May 15, 2021 and if land is being requested to change assessment classification, it must be discussed with Council at a meeting of Council. Seconded by Kuchinka. CARRIED.
MOTION 2021/11 by Kuchinka THAT, Council accept the 2021 Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency Fire Dispatch Service Agreement. Seconded by Sovdi. CARIED
MOTION 2021/12 by Kuchinka THAT, meeting is adjourned at 10:48pm. CAARIED.
Bylaws and Policies
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.