Regular Council Meeting, December 12, 2019
The regular meeting of the Blackville Village Council met in the Council Chambers at 19:00hrs December 12, 2019 with Mayor Hennessy presiding.
BRING MEETING TO ORDER:
The Mayor brought the meeting to order and welcomed everyone to the meeting.
GUESTS: No Guests
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
It was moved by Councillor Ross & seconded by Councillor Underhill to approve agenda as circulated. MOTION CARRIED.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
It was moved by Councillor Underhill, seconded by Councillor Fortune to adopt the minutes, as circulated, of the Regular Council meeting November 14, 2019. MOTION CARRIED
BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES
Everyone in attendance.
BILLS & ACCOUNTS
Moved by Councillor Underhill second by Councillor Fortune that the bills in the amount of $16,247.81 be paid. MOTION CARRIED.
COMMITTEEREPORTS: ALL REPORTS ARE ATTACHED
HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Councillor Fortune reported that there will be a meeting on December 16.
SENIORS: Councillor Ross had nothing to report.
AMBULANCE NB: Councillor Ross had nothing to report.
HEALTH & WELLNESS: Councillor Brennan reported that the tree lighting was on November 17 in the park. Next meeting will be on January 22 were the Carnival weekend will be discussed.
ATV: Councillor Underhill reported that the next meeting to be held will be in January. The ATV club will be looking for access to Alcorn Drive.
HOME & SCHOOL: Councillor Underhill reported that the house tours were a huge success. Next event will be a Christmas party for K-5.
WEB PAGE: Councillor Brennan reported that Leslie continues to update the web page.
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Councillor Ross gave fire report for Sept 2019.
Total manpower available (23), Call responded to within village during month (0), call outside village (2), training session held (2), Man Hours (31); New equipment: Nil; Equipment Not in Service: Nil
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Councillor Ross gave fire report for October 2019.
Total manpower available (20), Call responded to within village during month (1), call outside village (2), training session held (6), Man Hours (96); New equipment: Defibrillator, Gloves, Flash lights. Equipment Not in Service: Nil
RCMP: Councillor Ross had no report to submit.
EMO: Councillor Ross had nothing to report.
DOG CONTROL: Councillor Fortune had no complaints during the month.
STREET LIGHTING: All lights are working and those that are not have been reported.
LEISURE SERVICES: Councillor Brennan had nothing to report.
RECREATION: Councillor Underhill reported that no meeting have been held.
TOURISM Councillor Underhill had nothing to report.
BEAUTIFICATION: Councillor Ross reported that the wreaths looks really nice and are receiving lots of compliments on them.
PARK: Councillor Fortune had nothing to report.
UNSIGHTLY PREMISES: Councillor Brennan had nothing to report.
FINANCE: Mayor Hennessy reported that finances are in order.
BUILDINGS: Councillor Fortune had nothing to report.
SEWER: Councillor Fortune reported that there is a hole by a catch basin on Main Street that needs to be fixed.
STREET & PUBLIC WORKS Mayor Hennessy reported that roadwork on Riverview Drive is finished for the winter. Hydroseeding will be done in the spring.
Work on storm drains on Main Street has been done. This area will also need to be tidied up in the spring.
Regional Service Commission: Mayor Hennessy had nothing to report.
Publicity & Promotion: Mayor Hennessy reported that he attended Jake’s Christmas dinner where he had a conversation with Premier Higgs. He plans to visit the village this winter for another snowmobiling trip.
The Regional project is being worked on by the consultant and other municipalities.
9.1. Audited Financial Statements
Moved by Councillor Fortune, seconded by Councillor Underhill to approve the audited financial statements are presented by Allen, Paquet & Arseneau for the year 2018. MOTION CARRIED.
9.2 Bylaw #93 Off Road Vehicles
Moved by Councillor Underhill, seconded by Councillor Fortune to approve Bylaw #93. MOTION CARRIED
Moved by Councillor Ross to adjourn the meeting at 19:35 hours.
MAYOR: CHRISTOPHER HENNESSY
COUNCILLORS: CINDY ROSS, CINDY UNDERHILL, AMANDA BRENNAN, IAN FORTUNE
CLERK: TINA PETERSON
ASST. CLERK: DARLENE UNDERHILL
Council meets in regular session on the first Tuesday of each month. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers at the Miramichi River Valley Municipal Office, 12 Bartholomew Road South in Blackville and are open to the public.
If you wish to address Council, please contact the municipal office at 506-843-6337 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.