REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF NEVILLE
HELD IN THE VILLAGE OFFICE ON April 12, 2023
PRESENT: Mayor Nora McLearn, Councillor Jennifer Cote, Councillor Mary Ferris, Administrator Sandra Krushelniski, Clerk Cindy Berry
CALL TO ORDER: Mayor McLearn called the regular meeting of Council to order at 7:02 p.m.
58/23 Adoption of Agenda
Cote: That the Agenda be adopted.
PRESENTATION: There were no presentations. Cst Deleanu did not attend.
Ferris: That the minutes of the regular meeting held on March 7, 2023 be approved.
Cote: That the following correspondence having been read, be accepted as information and filed:
- Government of Saskatchewan – Education Mill Rates
- Government of Saskatchewan – Canada Community Building Fund
- Government of Saskatchewan – Revenue Sharing
- Ministry of Environment – email
- Crime Stoppers
- Fee Increase for Saskatchewan Gazette
- SUMAssure – Certificate of Insurance
- Ambulance Statistics for March 2023
61/23 Financial Reports
Ferris: That bank reconciliations, cash receipts and cash payments for the month of March 2023 be acknowledged and filed.
62/23 Payment of Accounts
Ferris: That the following expenses for March 8, 2023 – April 12, 2023 are approved:
#1026131 SaskTel 151.54 ---
Square 0.10 ---
J. Lockwood 30.68 5348
Cindy Berry 974.63 5349
SAMA 1831.00 5350
Harvey Linnen 15.79 5351
Xerox 48.33 5352
Cindy Berry 974.63 5353
Void Cheque --- 5354
C. Berry (mileage) 218.00 5355
Revenue Canada 1135.79 5356
Transfer to Capital 4701.10 ---
Transfer to Fire (GST) 336.67 ---
Ben McLearn 50.00 5357
Harvey Linnen 550.00 5358
Nora McLearn 150.00 5359
Mary Ferris 90.00 5360
Jennifer Cote 90.00 5361
Sandra Krushelniski 108.00 5362
SaskPower 331.10 ---
SaskPower 135.67 ---
SaskEnergy 276.85 ---
SUMA 414.98 5363
MEPP 585.02 5364
SK Finance School Tax 137.68 5365
Square 0.10 5366
King’s Printer 252.00 5367
Vanguard Co-Op 256.94 5368
Square 0.10 ---
C. Berry (wix) 105.56 5369
#8023 195 N. McLearn (Pattison Ag) 43.10 935
SaskPower 88.39 ---
SaskEnergy 145.81 ---
H. Linnen (Pattison Ag) 71.68 936
63/23 Council Monthly Reports
McLearn: That council accepts the written and verbal Council Monthly Reports.
Council was updated on the status of our Canada Community Building Fund application and telephone conversation with the Ministry of the Environment.
64/23 Fire Department Report
McLearn: That Council accepts the verbal Fire Report.
65/23 Lagoon Report
Ferris: That Council accepts the written lagoon report for April 2023.
66/23 2022 Audit
McLearn: That Council approves the 2022 Audit as presented.
67/23 Business Arising from 2022 Audit
Cote: That Council eliminates the reserve accounts 905 – Cemetery Account, and 906 – Capital Account, on the advice of the Auditor. Reserve account 900 – Fire Reserve will remain until the Fire Truck Funds have been spent.
68/23 Move in Camera
Ferris: That Council moves in camera at 7:48 pm.
69/23 Move out of In Camera
Ferris: That Council moves out of in camera at 8:05 pm.
70/23 Tax Enforcement
McLearn: Council accepts the payment plans to have arrears and enforcement costs paid by August 31, 2023. As per policy, if a payment is missed, Council will engage TAXervices to continue with enforcement.
71/23 Notekeu Board of Revision
Cote: That Council directs the Clerk to pay Curtis Wall the approved Board of Revision training amount of $250.00 for satisfactorily completing the training course.
Webinars and Meetings
Council was apprised of upcoming meetings and webinars.
Council gave direction to the voting delegate on how to vote on the SUMA Resolutions at Convention 2023.
72/23 Targeted Sector Support
Cote: That Council approves supporting the application for Targeted Sector Support Funding to create a Regional Emergency Plan.
73/23 Prairie Pioneer Independent Housing
Ferris: That Council accepts the report from the Prairie Pioneer Independent Housing meeting as presented.
74/23 Refresh Program Grant
Cote: That Council directs the Clerk to apply for the Refresh Program Grant to help pay for signage and replacement trees for the disc golf course.
75/23 Village Clean Up Day
Ferris: That Council directs the Clerk to order a large bin from Triways for Village Clean Up Day on May 27, 2023.
76/23 Village Newsletter
Cote: That Council approves the 2023 Spring Newletter.
77/23 New Portable Hard Drive
Ferris: That Council approves the purchase of a new portable hard drive for computer back up.
78/23 Commissioner of Oaths
Cote: That Council approves the Clerk to renew her Commissioner of Oaths.
79/23 Move in Camera
Ferris: That Council moves in camera at 8:35 pm.
80/23 Move out of In Camera
Cote: That Council moves out of in camera at 8:43 pm.
81/23 Administration Remuneration
Ferris: That Council approves the following wage increases as of April 1, 2023: Administrator $1.00 per hour and Village Clerk $1.50 per hour.
The 2023 village budget was presented and will be discussed at the April 26, 2023 Special Budget Meeting.
82/23 May 2023 Calendar
Ferris: That Council approves the May 2023 calendar.
Bylaw 1-2023 A Bylaw Respecting Buildings
Bylaw 2-2023 A bylaw to Authorize Charging of Fees for Various Services and Products
The above bylaws were presented and will be reviewed at the April 26, 2023 Special Meeting.
83/23 Next Meeting
McLearn: That the next regular Council Meeting will be Wednesday May 10, 2023 at 7 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT: Mayor McLearn declared the meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.