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Municipality of the District of Clare

SPECIAL SESSION OF COUNCIL

Monday, August 8th, 2018 at 6:00 pm

PRESENT: Council: Warden Ronnie LeBlanc, Deputy Warden Nil Doucet; Councillors, Danny Hill, Hector Thibault, Brian Comeau, Carl Deveau and Yvon LeBlanc

Staff: CAO Stéphane Cyr

ABSENT: Councillor Eric Pothier

1) Call to Order

Warden Ronnie LeBlanc called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm

2) (a) Approval of the Agenda

The Warden asked that the following changes be made to the Agenda:

  • 3.5 - Tax Sale, PID 30024525 and PID 30024533 be moved to Closed Session
  • Funding Request, Belliveau Cove Development Commission be added as item 3.5.

MOVED BY Councillor Danny Hill and SECONDED BY Councillor Yvon LeBlanc that the proposed agenda be approved with the aforementioned revisions.
MOTION CARRIED

(b) Declaration of conflict of interest
The Warden asked for any declarations of conflict of interest.

Deputy Warden Nil Doucet declared a conflict of interest with item 3.5 – Funding Request, Belliveau Cove Development Commission.

3) New Business
3.1 Motion to Award Tender – Sidewalk Snow Removal, Salting and Sanding

PROPOSED BY Councillor Hector Thibault and SECONDED BY Councillor Brian Comeau that the Council for the Municipality of the District of Clare award the tender for sidewalk snow removal, salting and/or sanding (2018-2023) to Spec Resources Ltd. in the amount of $40,100 + HST for 2018-19. This is a 5-year contract, with the price increasing 5% per year over the previous year’s amount.
MOTION CARRIED

3.2 Motion to Award Tender – HR Policy Manual

PROPOSED BY Councillor Brian Comeau and SECONDED BY Councillor Danny Hill that the Council for the Municipality of the District of Clare award the tender for the review and update of the Municipality’s Human Resources Policy Manual to Wickwire Holm in the amount of $15,000 + HST.
MOTION CARRIED

3.3 Motion to Award Tender – Sewer Laterals, Church Point

PROPOSED BY Councillor Danny Hill and SECONDED BY Councillor Hector Thibault that the Council for the Municipality of the District of Clare award the tender for the excavation of trenches and installation of sewer laterals for the properties located at #1793 and #1821 Highway 1 in Church Point, to Aberdeen Paving Ltd. in the amount of $11,450 + HST, to be funded from the Municipality’s Capital Reserve.
MOTION CARRIED

3.4 Motion to Award Tender – Flooring, Municipal Building

PROPOSED BY Councillor Nil Doucet and SECONDED BY Councillor Carl Deveau that the Council for the Municipality of the District of Clare award the contract to replace the flooring in the Council Chambers and the upstairs offices/boardroom to the Rug Shack Inc. in the amount of $21,508 + HST, to be funded from the Municipality’s Capital Reserve.
MOTION CARRIED

3.5 Funding Request – Belliveau Cove Development Commission

PROPOSED BY Councillor Danny Hill and SECONDED BY Councillor Yvon LeBlanc that the Council for the Municipality of the District of Clare approve a grant of $1,700 to the Belliveau Cove Development Commission to assist with the construction of a wheelchair ramp and the purchase and installation of a new door at the Joseph and Marie Dugas Park in Belliveau Cove.
MOTION CARRIED

3.6 – Motion to Award Tender – Outdoor Sign, Cultural Hub

PROPOSED BY Councillor Yvon LeBlanc and SECONDED BY Councillor Nil Doucet that the Council for the Municipality of the District of Clare award the tender for the construction and installation of the outdoor sign at the Cultural Hub in Comeauville to Louco Contracting Inc. in the amount of $12,615 + HST, to be funded from the Municipality’s Capital Reserve.
MOTION CARRIED

4) Closed Session
PROPOSED BY Councillor Nil Doucet and SECONDED BY Councillor Yvon LeBlanc that Council proceed to an in-camera session.
MOTION CARRIED

Topic discussed:
4.1 Tax Sale, PID 30024525 and PID 30024533

PROPOSED BY Councillor Nil Doucet and SECONDED BY Councillor Yvon LeBlanc that Council return to the Special Meeting of Council.
MOTION CARRIED

5) Date and time of the next Regular Council Meeting

The next Regular Council Meeting will be held on September 19th, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

6) Adjournment
MOVED BY Councillor Nil Doucet to adjourn the meeting at 6:40 pm.

Submitted by:

Stéphane Cyr, CAO

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