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PRESENT:  Mayor Nora McLearn, Councillor Jennifer Cote, Councillor Mary Ferris, Clerk Cindy Berry and Administrator Sandra Krushelniski



CALL TO ORDER: Mayor McLearn called the regular meeting of Council to order at 7:00 p.m. 


243/23  Adoption of Agenda

          Cote:  That the Agenda be adopted with additions.


PRESENTATION:  Shane and Colleen Wall joined the meeting at 7:00 pm to discuss the

          purchase of the old post office for a commercial kitchen and store. Mr. and Mrs. Wall

          left the meeting at 7:15 pm.

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:  Public Disclosure Statements were completed.

244/23  Minutes

          Ferris:  That the minutes of the regular meeting held on October 11, 2023 be approved.



245/23  Correspondence

          Cote:  That the following correspondence having been read, be accepted as information

          and filed:

                           - Ambulance Statistics for September

                           - STARS Funding Request

                           - SAMA Audit Compliance



246/23   Financial Reports

          Ferris:  That bank reconciliations, cash receipts and cash payments for the month of

          October 2023 be acknowledged and filed.


247/23   Payment of Accounts

          Cote:  That the following expenses for October 12, 2023 – November 15, 2023 are



#1026131                    SaskTel                                          151.76        ---

                                    Cindy Berry                                   1014.86       5514

                                    TAXervice                                        472.50       5515

                                    Square                                               15.07           ---

                                    Square                                                 1.42           ---

                                    Square                                                 3.82           ---

                                    SUMA                                                 80.00       5516

                                    UMASS                                            105.00       5517

                                    C. Berry (mileage)                          259.60       5518

                                    RCL Neville Branch                          55.00       5519

                                    Square                                                 0.67       ---

                                    Deposit Books                                   38.85           ---

                                    Cindy Berry                                   1061.13       5520

                                    Revenue Canada                          1218.11       5521

                                    Ben McLearn                                     50.00       5522

                                    Harvey Linnen                                175.00       5523               

                                    Nora McLearn                                 150.00       5524

                                    Mary Ferris                                       90.00       5525

                                    Jennifer Cote                                     90.00       5526

                                    Sandra Krushelniski                       111.00       5527

                                    SaskPower                                       339.58       ---

                                    SaskPower                                       171.79       ---

                                    SaskEnergy                                      151.24       ---

                                    SUMA                                                343.13       5528

                                    MEPP                                                623.02       5529

                                    SK Finance School Tax                   817.22       5530

                                    Square                                                  4.39       ---

                                    Square                                                  1.42       ---

                                    John Deere                                      151.76       5531

                                    Leslie Lott                                          56.00       5532

                                    Amber Belanger                              168.00       5533

                                    Southwest Booster                          383.25       5534

                                    Erin Vere                                             18.10       5535   

                                    Triways                                           1614.15       5536

                                    Vanguard Co-Op                               335.23       5537

                                    Square                                                   1.42       ---

                                    Canada Post                                        96.60       5538


#8023 195                   SaskPower                                      74.44           ---

                                    SaskEnergy                                      75.39           ---

                                    Void Cheque                                        ---             971

                                    Vanguard Co-Op                             314.20         972





248/23 Council Monthly Reports

          McLearn:  That Council accepts the verbal Council Monthly Reports. 


          Neville Tax Enforcement

          Council was updated on Tax Enforcement. 

          Nuisance Grounds

          Council was updated on the new wood burning pit. 

249/23 Fire Department Report

          McLearn:  That Council approves the Fire Report as presented. 



250/23 Fire Department Mutual Aid Agreement

          McLearn:  That Council approves the Fire Mutual Aid Agreement.    



251/23  Lagoon Report

          Ferris:  That Council accepts the written lagoon report for November 2023.



252/23  Nuisance Bylaw Enforcement

          Cote:  That Council directs the Clerk to have the deteriorating handicap ramp at the

          former church, removed.       


          Nuisance Bylaw Enforcement

          Council was informed that since they were the avenue of bylaw appeal that they were

          not able to do the bylaw enforcement. This position is held by the Administrator or



253/23  Development Permit

          Ferris:  That Council approves the drawing for the development permit and removes

          their conditions for approval. 


254/23  Banking Authorization

          Cote:  That Council approves the Clerk to administer the Business Banking, accept

          e-transfers of funds and authorizes the Clerk to transfer funds between accounts.



          Development Appeal Hearing

          Council was apprised of the situation and how the hearing will be chaired

255/23  Benefits for New Employees

          Ferris:  That Council approves a 13 week wait period for all new employees before the

          SUMA Benefits package commences.  


256/23  New Administration Hire

          Cote:  That Council considers hiring the new Administration person as an Assistant

          Administrator and continuing with the current Administrator, rather than hiring under a

          Conditional Certificate and a Mentor. 




257/23 Webinars

          Cote:  Council directs the Clerk to register for Emerging Trends in Municipal Law

          webinar to be held the morning of November 23, 2023 and the Introduction to Risk

          Management in   Recreation, to be held 12:00 on November 22, 2023.



258/23 Christmas Dinner

          Ferris:  That Council directs the Clerk to make reservations at Spring’s Garden

          Restaurant for 13 people at 5 pm on December 16, 2023.


259/23 Wreath Donation

          Cote:  That Council ratifies the decision to donate $55.00 to the Royal Canadian Legion

          Neville Branch 328 for the Remembrance Day Wreath. 



260/23 2023 Audit – March 6-7, 2024

          Ferris:  That Council agrees to sign the Audit letters dealing with Responsibilities of

          Auditor, Management and Council, and the Privacy Notice to Council.  Further, Council

          responded to, and signed, the Risk of Fraud questionnaire. 



261/23 Bank Confirmation

          Cote:  That Council directs the Clerk to sign and forward to the Auditor the Bank

          Confirmation form. 


262/23 Insurance

          Ferris:  That Council approves the 5% increase to replacement cost values for 2024. 


263/23 Clay from Nuisance Grounds

          Cote:  That Council agrees to the ratepayer request to use the clay from the nuisance grounds for             decommissioning their well. 



264/23 Removed


265/23 Resolution to Add Outstanding Utility Bills to Taxes

          Cote:  That Council directs the Administrator to transfer all outstanding Utility Bills to

          the tax roll on December 31, 2023 as per Bylaw 5-2016. 


266/23 Drop-In Contract

          Ferris:  That the Neville Recreation Board be charged $75.00 per month to cover

          utilities (power, gas, and sewer) for every month that the Drop-In Center is open in

          2024, and $1.00 per year lease.  Further, Council directs the Administrator to draft this

          agreement for Council and the Neville Recreation Board to sign. 


267/23 Mileage

          Cote:  That the 2024 rate for mileage remain at $.59 per kilometer.


268/23 Council Remuneration

          Ferris:  That Council remuneration remain as follows for 2024:  Mayor $150.00 per

          month and Councilors $90.00 per month.  Council will receive their monthly

          remuneration if they have actively worked for council that month and, due to no fault of

          their own, are unable to attend the Council meeting.



269/23 Maintenance Contract

          Cote:  That the Village of Neville continues to contract Harvey Linnen for maintenance

          services for the Village for 2024.  The contract will be for a minimum of 7 hours per

          month at $26.00 per hour for maintenance and $26.00 per hour for mowing and snow




270/23 Deputy Mayor

          McLearn:  That Councilor Cote be appointed Deputy Mayor for 2024.


271/23 Development Appeal Board

          Cote:  That the following people are appointed to the Development Appeal Board for RM

          of Lac Pelletier No. 107 for 2024:

            Mayor Nora McLearn

            Councilor Mary Ferris

            Councilor Jennifer Cote


272/23 Solicitor

          Ferris:  That Anderson & Company be retained as Solicitors for 2024. 


273/23 Auditor

          Cote:  That Dudley & Co. be appointed as Auditor for 2024. 


274/23 Appointments

          Cote:  That the following appointments be made for 2024:

            Snow Removal                                    Council

            Office – Personnel                              Council

                        - Complex                               Council

            Sewer/Lagoon                                     Council

            Roadwork                                           Council

            Machine Maintenance                         Harvey Linnen

            Finance                                                Council

            Animal Control Officer                      Council

            Pest Control Officer                           Jim McDowell

            Assessor                                              Village Clerk

            Prairie Pioneer Lodge                         Don Forness

            Neville Development Appeal Brd      Grant Scheirlinck, Murray Spetz and Bob Stennick

            Ambulance Board                               Nora McLearn

            Fire Board                                           Council

            Neville Rec Board                              Council

            Board of Revision                               Notekeu Board of Revision

            Secretary Board of Revision               Notekeu Board of Revision

            Nuisance Grounds                              Council

            Lac Pelletier Ref. Park Rep.               Doug Sherman and Nora McLearn

            Notukeu Brd of Revision                   Don Forness

            Emergency Contact List                     Village Administrator

            Building Inspector                              Dan Knutson

            Local Assistant to Fire Inspector        Fire Chief




Mayor McLearn declared a pecuniary interest and left the meeting at 9:20 pm


275/23 Waste Water Collection

          Ferris:  That the Village of Neville agrees to contract Ben McLearn to supervise the

          Waste Water Collection for 2024. 


          Mayor McLearn returned to the meeting 9:23 pm

          Councillor Cote declared a pecuniary interest and left the meeting at 9:24 pm

276/23 Library Representative

          Ferris:  That the Village of Neville appoints Chris Cote as their representative to the

          Chinook Regional Library for 2024.  This appointment comes with an honourarium of

          $50.00 per meeting attended, and all mileage paid.



Councillor Cote returned to the meeting 9:26 pm


277/23 Municipal Revenue Sharing Grant – Declaration of Eligibility

          Ferris:  The Council of the Village of Neville confirms the municipality meets the

          following eligibility requirements to receive the Municipal Revenue Sharing Grant:

  • Submission of the 2022 Audited Financial Statement to the Ministry of Government Relations;

  • The municipality does not run a Municipal Waterworks System;

  • In Good Standing with respect to the reporting and remittance of Education Property Taxes;

  • Adoption of a Council Procedures Bylaw;

  • Adoption of an Employee Code of Conduct; and

  • All members of council have filed and annually updated their Public Disclosure Statements, as required; and

          That we authorize the Administrator to sign the Declaration of Eligibility and submit it

          to the Ministry of Government Relations.


278/23 Village Clerk Holiday Pay

          McLearn:  That Council agrees to the Clerk carrying over a maximum of $600.00 of

          holiday pay into 2024. The remainder, if any, will be paid out in December 2023. 


279/23  December 2023 Calendar

          Cote:  That Council approves the Office Calendar for December 2023, including the

          Clerk’s holidays from December 19 to 31, and the year-end being January 4, 2024.


280/23 Bylaw 1-2023

          Ferris:  That Bylaw No. 1-2023, being a Bylaw Respecting Buildings, be introduced and

          read a first time.                                       


281/23  Bylaw 1-2023

          Cote:  That Bylaw No. 1-2023, being a Bylaw Respecting Buildings, be read a second



282/23  Bylaw 1-2023

          Ferris:  That Bylaw No. 1-2023 be given third reading at this meeting.

                                                            CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

283/23  Bylaw 1-2023

          Cote:  That Bylaw No. 1-2023, being a Bylaw Respecting Buildings, be read a third time

          and adopted.


The Business Bylaw and Cemetery Bylaw were presented for review.

284/23 Next Meeting

          Ferris: That the next regular Council Meeting will be Wednesday December 13, 2023 at



ADJOURNMENT:  Mayor McLearn declared the meeting adjourned at 9:34 p.m.

                                    _____________________                 ______________________                        


                                     Mayor                                                Clerk

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