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Special Council Meeting - Minutes

February 2nd, 2004

Minutes - February 2nd 2004 - Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Belledune Municipal Chambers

Present:

  • Mayor, Joe Noel
  • Councillor, James Carrier
  • Councillor, Norma Doucet
  • Councillor, Pauline Guitard
  • Deputy Mayor, Nick Duivenvoorden
  • Clerk/Treasurer, Brenda Cormier
  • Admin. Assistant, Nicole Carrier

  • Absent: Councillor, Ron Bourque

  • Guest: Mario Lapointe, MDE Consulting

Mayor, Joe Noel called the meeting to order.

Norma Doucet moved that the agenda with additions be adopted, seconded by James Carrier. Motion carried.

Statement of Conflict of Interest: None declared.

MDE Consulting Update:
Mario Lapointe briefed Council on the status of the ETF Application he is preparing for a soil, water & air monitoring project. This is in conjunction with the soil sampling proposal, which Council has requested from Craig HydroGeLogic Inc. The application deadline is February 16, 2004. He will be reporting to Council on other initiatives he is working on once this application is completed. Mario Lapointe left meeting.

Correspondence In and Out was reviewed.
Nick Duivenvoorden moved that Pauline Guitard be re-appointed as municipal representative for the Belledune District Planning Commission (BDPC), seconded by James Carrier. Motion carried.

Pauline Guitard moved that the Village donate $300 to the Jacquet River School Parent Committee, seconded by James Carrier. Motion carried.

Nick Duivenvoorden moved that the Village pay Chaleur Sports for ice time for the Belledune Minor Hockey Association in the amount of $1,376, seconded by James Carrier. Motion carried.

Councillor, James Carrier filed a Conflict of Interest with the Clerk/Treasurer and vacated meeting. Administrative Assistant, Nicole Carrier vacated meeting.

Pauline Guitard moved that the Village sponsor advertizement for the Atlantic Hockey Group on a Jersey for Brandon Carrier in the amount of $115 including H.S.T., seconded by Norma Doucet. Motion carried.

Councillor, James Carrier and Administrative Assistant, Nicole Carrier returned to meeting.

Norma Doucet moved that the Village donate $100 to the Restigouche Genealogical Society -Historical/Genealogical Fair, seconded by Nick Duivenvoorden. Motion carried.

The agenda for February 9, 2004 meeting was formulated.

Other business discussed: Norma Doucet moved that the letter be approved as read and sent to the Health Authority regarding co-habitation of hospital rooms with opposite gender, seconded by Pauline Guitard. Motion carried.

James Carrier moved that Nicole Carrier attend the Tourism Trade Show in Montreal with Tourism Chaleur from April 16- 18, 2004, seconded by Norma Doucet. Motion carried.

Deputy Mayor, Duivenvoorden gave Council a verbal report on the Planning Workshop he attended in Fredericton on January 22, 2004. He also advised Council that he was speaking to Michel Poirier of DOE regarding the substance tests conducted at various residences on Chaleur Drive. The formal report in now ready and a meeting is scheduled with DOH, DOE and the caretakers of the report. It will then be sent to the partnering industries and should be available by late February.

Meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m. on a motion by James Carrier and seconded by Norma Doucet.


_______________________________
Clerk/Treasurer


__________________________________
Mayor




Special Council Meeting - Minutes

January 29th, 2004

Minutes - January 29th 2004 - Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Belledune Municipal Chambers

Present:

  • Mayor, Joe Noel
  • Councillor, Ron Bourque
  • Councillor, James Carrier
  • Councillor, Norma Doucet
  • Councillor, Pauline Guitard
  • Clerk/Treasurer, Brenda Cormier

  • Absent: Deputy Mayor, Nick Duivenvoorden


Mayor, Joe Noel called the meeting to order.

James Carrier moved that the agenda with additions be adopted, seconded by Norma Doucet. Motion carried.

Conflict of Interest: None declared.

The following issues were discussed.

     

  • Legal comments regarding petition from Chaleur Drive residents
  • Confirmation of Fire Committee meeting - February 16, 2004
  • Information regarding the Fire Tanker specifications and tender
  • Bernie Savoie, MSR - Lorne Fire Dept.
  • Public Access to Information
         - The instruction given to administration from Council is the information that is available to the public is as outline in section 88 (1) of the Municipalities Act and other information the Council designates to have posted on the internet is accessible to the public via the internet at the Belledune website.
  • Plebiscite Document - Background information considered relevant by Council
  • Subdivision Request- Colony Road
         - Council is in agreement to the Subdivision as per the conditions outlines in the document presented by the Belledune District Planning Commission.


Councillor, Pauline Guitard noted that the snowplows are once again removing the shoulders of the road when plowing.

Councillor, Norma Doucet discussed the request for support received from Mrs. Martha Roy of Beresford regarding the stand against co-habitation of opposite gender in hospital rooms at the Bathurst Hospital.

Councillor, James Carrier wishes to discuss the use of the municipal bus to attend the Bruce Cockburn concert in Campbellton on Saturday night. He has been receiving many comments from people opposed to use of the bus for this event, which is well known as being a fundraiser for those against Bennett.

Other Council members stated that they had received similar calls and comments and now have concerns. Discussion was held regarding; comments that the bus is not actually being used by Seniors, the circulation of damaging Environment Vie decals (No to Belledune), the question of security and safety of the bus, the fact that the policy is not being followed -no formal written application received, etc. Council agreed that the municipal bus would not be used for this event. Councillor, Ron Bourque was instructed that he should contact the appropriate person and advises them that the bus would not be available as the policy had not been followed and no written application had been received.

Councillor, James Carrier reported on the Joint Health & Safety Committee meetings. A request is being submitted that the employees have free access to the Gym as a measure to promote healthier life styles. - It was agreed that his should be discussed with the Power Club and perhaps the Village could make a contribution to the Gym.

Councillor, James Carrier discussed the picnic tables received.

Councillor, Ron Bourque presented two draft policies to be reviewed by Council for comment and input; Use of Village Equipment and Appreciation Plaque. He also, wishes to discuss the commencement of meeting for budget planning for 2004.

Mayor, Joe Noel reported on the RCMP meeting he attended in Campbellton last evening. Inspector Roberge will be relocating to Fredericton and a new inspector will be chosen to replacing him. He also said that the Belledune schools are next to receive the Drug Awareness Resistance Education (DARE) program. He reported on the Mayor's meeting with the Minister of Health regarding the Health Study. The Chaleur Mayor will be part of the committee. He talked about the concerns regarding truck traffic on Route #134 and the action that was used by the Village of Tide Head for a similar problem. It has met with some success and perhaps Belledune should try a similar approach.

Meeting adjourned at 8:37 p.m. on a motion by James Carrier, seconded by Norma Doucet.


_______________________________
Clerk/Treasurer


__________________________________
Mayor




Special Council Meeting - Minutes

January 19th, 2004

Minutes - January 19th 2004 - Time: 8:35 PM
Place: Belledune Municipal Chambers

Present:

  • Mayor, Joe Noel
  • Deputy Mayor, Nick Duivenvoorden
  • Councillor, Ron Bourque
  • Councillor, James Carrier
  • Councillor, Norma Doucet
  • Clerk/Treasurer, Brenda Cormier

  • Absent: Councillor, Pauline Guitard


Mayor, Joe Noel called the meeting to order.

The following issues were discussed.
" Belledune Mini Coach Bus - Request
" Parks & Recreation Equipment
" Business Recognition
" Belledune Business Association
" 2nd Annual Job Awareness Days
" Article in Newspapers - Agricultural Testing
" Industrial Park - Fire Pump & Pump-house
" Fire Committee Meeting

Councillor, Bourque wish to have Council's input on the request made for the Mini Coach Bus by a Seniors Group attending the Bruce Cockburn Concern in Campbellton on January 31, 2004.
There was general discussion by Council as to how the request was made, whether the group is a seniors group or not and whether the purpose of the Concert should be considered.
The general consensus was the request should be considered in the context that it was submitted, a senior's group requested the use of the Mini Coach Bus to attend an entertainment / social function. Therefore, the request is acceptable.

Ron Bourque moved that the Village purchase from the Parks & Recreation Equipment budget, Peewee Hockey Jerseys from Joe's Dart Arcade in the amount of $782.32, seconded by Norma Doucet. Motion carried.

Councillor, Bourque wish to update Council on the status of estimated cost of plaques in recognition of local businesses that make major contribution to the community. The Restigouche Guardian Pharmacy was the brought to their attention in recognition of the contribution they made to Minor Hockey the last two years. The municipality should recognize these businesses. Deputy Mayor, Duivenvoorden brought discussion forward as to what would be the Criteria and Guidelines used to determine how these plaques would be awarded. This brought about general discussion as to how such information would be know by Council as well as a number of questions on what the criterion should be. Councillor, Bourque will follow through and continue to work on.

Councillor, Bourque requested Council's permission to proceed to work on the 2nd Annual Job Awareness Days. A Port representative asked him if this could be done in conjunction with Belledune Port Authority Days, which will be held sometime in latter May.

The question of the municipal elections was raised, and Councillor, Bourque said he would follow through with this whether he is an elected official or a citizen of Belledune.

Councillor Bourque wish to refer to the article in the Newspaper (Northern Light or Tribune) which made reference to Agricultural testing being worked on by Council. He would like it noted that this has never been discussed, motioned or approved by Council. He would like it noted that if Nick Duivenvoorden, the individual and farmer, is working on this initiative then that is o.k. However, if he is doing so as a municipal Council representative then there is a problem.

Deputy Mayor, Duivenvoorden, in reference to these comments, went back to the issues, which has made this an important topic to him; the various comments and statements made regarding the potatoes in Belledune. He made his feelings well known on how he thinks about the agricultural industry and if using his Council status gives him a bit more leverage then he cannot see a problem.

Mayor, Noel noted that in order to speak on behalf of Council then it has to be sanctioned by Council. The perception that the Council is working on this issue could have came about as a result of the report given by Deputy Mayor, Duivenvoorden at the last regular meeting, where the media was present. Council reports should stick to the issues they are working on as Council and not as individuals or citizens of the community.

Mayor, Joe Noel said that in reference to the discussion during the closed session of Council the Industrial Park - Fire Pump and Pump-house should be addressed.

Norma Doucet moved that the Village have Roy Consultants Group commence doing some preliminary work on the Industrial Park- Fire Pump and Pump-house, seconded by James Carrier. Motion carried.

Mayor, Noel said he would be talking to Duane Woods of Chaleur Sawmill Associates regarding the above matter.

There were four tentative dates targeted for a Fire Committee meeting. The Fire Chief is to be contacted and requested to confirm a date.

Meeting adjourned at 9:36 p.m. on a motion by James Carrier and seconded by Norma Doucet.


_______________________________
Clerk/Treasurer


__________________________________
Mayor




Committee of the Whole Meeting - Minutes

January 15th, 2004

Minutes - January 15th 2004 - Time: 4:00 PM
Place: Belledune Municipal Chambers

Present:

  • Mayor, Joe Noel
  • Deputy Mayor, Nick Duivenvoorden
  • Councillor, Ron Bourque
  • Councillor, Norma Doucet
  • Councillor, Pauline Guitard
  • Clerk/Treasurer, Brenda Cormier
  • Absent: Councillor, James Carrier
  • Guest: John Bennett & Bill MacIntyre - Bennett Environmental Inc.


Mayor, Joe Noel called the meeting to order.

Purpose of meeting is to give Council the opportunity to ask questions, make comments and have some general discussion regarding Bennett Environment Inc. and the Belledune project.

Mr. Bennett made reference to the meeting held in Bathurst today by the Greater Bathurst Chamber of Commerce. The topics of discussion were health risk, the plant operation in Quebec, independent testing and the Quebec DOH Report that has just been released, and the Federal government's -third party review.

Other topics of discussion were regarding:
" Transportation
" Why Belledune
" Commitment of no PCB's being treated in Belledune
" Mr. Bennett's Working and Business Experiences
" Environment Problems and Solutions
" Public Relations & Promotion
" Social Impacts on the Community
" Citizens Appeal & Hearings
" New Technology Research - Environment Solutions

Meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m. on a motion by Pauline Guitard and seconded by Norma Doucet.


_______________________________
Clerk/Treasurer


__________________________________
Mayor




Village of Belledune - Regular Monthly Meeting Minutes

January 12th, 2004

Minutes - January 12th 2004 - Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Belledune Municipal Chambers

Present:

  • Mayor, Joe Noel
  • Deputy Mayor, Nick Duivenvoorden
  • Councillor, Ron Bourque
  • Councillor, Norma Doucet
  • Councillor, Pauline Guitard
  • Clerk/Treasurer, Brenda Cormier
  • Absent: Councillor, James Carrier


Mayor, Joe Noel called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.

Councillor, Pauline Guitard delivered the Serenity Prayer.

Nick Duivenvoorden moved that the agenda with additions be adopted, seconded by Norma Doucet. Motion carried.

Statement of Conflict of Interest: None declared.

Presentations: Nil

Minutes:
Pauline Guitard moved that the minutes of the regular monthly meeting held December 8, 2003, be approved, seconded by Nick Duivenvoorden. Motion carried.

Norma Doucet moved that the minutes of the special meetings held December 16, 2003 & January 5, 2004, be approved, seconded by Pauline Guitard. Motion carried.

Business Arising from the Minutes:
Clerk/Treasurer advised Council in reference to the December 16, 2003 minutes, the letter had not been sent to Lois Dobson Bujold as the legal counsel, Michel Robichaud recommended that no actions be taken until Council had met with him.

Petitions: Nil

Correspondence In:
Ambulance Report - December
Fire Dept. Report - December
BDPC - Building Permit & Subdivision Report, November
Restigouche SPCA Report - November
AMANB - Executive of AMANB Board
UMNB - Letter to Hon. Jeannot Volpe - Unconditional Grant Pool
             - Memorandum - December 9, 2003- Gathering at Legislative Assembly
Guy Jean, DOT - Winter Maintenance Services, Mitchell Road
Guy Jean, DOT - Crossing Route 134 (near NB Power)
Dept. of Health & Wellness - Healthy Study Chaleur Area
Dept. of ELG - Response to letter
Public Safety - Fire Marshal to Fire Chief
Canada Post - Closure of Belledune post office
Chamber of Commerce - Invitation to Luncheon
Annise Hollies, Chief Electoral Officer - Plebiscite

Correspondence Out:
Richard Ayles, DOT - Crossing Route #134 (Near NB Power)
Raymond Bryar, NCSWC - Budget Approval
Elaine Patton, Public Safety - Traffic Regulation By-law
Diane Leger, Dalhousie Nursing Home - Municipal Representative
Memo - Fire Chief & Deputy Chiefs

Reports: Ron Bourque moved that the Financial Report be accepted as read and the Accounts Payable be paid, seconded by Norma Doucet. Motion carried.

Council Reports:
Deputy Mayor, Nick Duivenvoorden Report
" Enjoying discussions with Citizens
" Belledune Port Authority - Representative
" Agriculture Testing and Meeting in Truro, N.S.

Councillor, Ron Bourque Report: Copy on File
" Municipal Project Planning and Spending
" Scheduled Council Meetings
" Representative - Belledune Business Association
" Policies and Procedures
              - Arena Commission
              - WHSCC and tendering
              - Use of municipal equipment by public
" Neighbourhood Watch, Crime Stoppers & Community Policing

Councillor Norma Doucet Report: Copy on File
" 7 Meetings attended
" Restigouche Regional Hospital Meeting
" Jacquet River Foodbank
" Dalhousie Nursing Home Representative

Councillor, Pauline Guitard Report:
" 6 Meetings attended
" Call to Dept. of Environment regarding Fire to demolish buidling

Mayor, Joe Noel Report: " Reflection on past year and Accomplishments
" Meeting with Chaleur Sawmill Associates - Water
" Meeting Belledune Business Association
" CELC Meeting

By-laws & Policies: Nil

Old Business:
Pauline Guitard moved that the Belledune Municipal Building - Cleaning Person Agreement be renewed for another year effective February 1, 2004 for the same terms as the previous agreement, seconded by Nick Duivenvoorden. Motion carried

Nick Duivenvoorden moved that the Village appoint Claude Doucet as municipal representative for a three (3) year term on the Belledune Port Authority - Board of Directors, seconded by Ron Bourque. Motion carried.

New Business:
Pauline Guitard moved that Deputy Mayor, Nick Duivenvoorden and Clerk/Treasurer, Brenda Cormier attend the AMANB - Community Planning Workshop in Fredericton on January 22, 2004, seconded by Norma Doucet. Motion carried.

Clerk/Treasurer, Brenda Cormier advised Council that her AMANB Board meeting will be held in Fredericton on January 23, 2004.

Nick Duivenvoorden moved that the Village provide the Recreation Centre free of charge and the cost of a flyer for a fundraiser benefit for Flo Hache who recently lost his home to a fire, seconded by Pauline Guitard. Motion carried.

Councillor, Ron Bourque advised Council of the contribution made by Guardian Pharmacy to the Minor Hockey the past two years and he would like to have some sore of plaque issued to recognize businesses such at this who contribute to the community. With Council's approval, he will look at this in further detail and bring back to Council.

Councillor, Pauline Guitard said she would like to make the public aware that the Community Access Day will be held at the Belledune School on January 24, 2004.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 P.M. on a motion by Pauline Guitard


_______________________________
Clerk/Treasurer


__________________________________
Mayor




Village of Belledune - Special Meeting

January 5th, 2004

Minutes - January 5th 2004 - Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Belledune Municipal Chambers

Present:

  • Mayor, Joe Noel
  • Deputy Mayor, Nick Duivenvoorden
  • Councillor, James Carrier
  • Councillor, Ron Bourque
  • Councillor, Norma Doucet
  • Councillor, Pauline Guitard
  • Clerk/Treasurer, Brenda Cormier
  • Admin. Assistant, Nicole Carrier

  • Guest: Mario Lapointe, MDE Consulting


Mayor, Joe Noel called the meeting to order.

Pauline Guitard moved that the agenda with addition be adopted, seconded by Nick Duivenvoorden. Motion carried.

Statement of Conflict of Interest: None declared.

MDE Consulting Update: A copy of his report for the month of December in on file
Mario Lapointe briefed Council on the status of the projects he is working on.
- Jacquet River Estuary
- Soil Quality Monitoring Initiative
- Wind Power Pilot Project
- Belledune Regional Innovation Centre
- Belledune Master Plan
- Contract Renewal

Mario Lapointe left meeting.

Correspondence In and Out was reviewed.

Nick Duivenvoorden moved that the Village donate $1,500 to the Jacquet River Minor Basketball Association, seconded by Norma Doucet. Motion carried.

Norma Doucet moved that the Village donate from January to December 2004 to the RCVAA - Jacquet River Foodbank, $100 of groceries per month from the Jacquet River Foodland, seconded by Pauline Guitard. Motion carried.

The request from Belledune School for donation towards playground equipment was reviewed. Council gave directive to have a letter sent to the school requesting more detailed information on the playground equipment proposal; equipment, cost, etc.

James Carrier moved that the Village donate $150 per dance to the Children's Dances to a maximum of 10 for the year 2004, seconded by Pauline Guitard. Motion carried.

Nick Duivenvoorden moved that the Village sponsor the cost of advertizing sign at the Super Village Trail Blazer Lodge for the cost of $100, seconded by James Carrier. Motion carried.

The agenda for January 12, 2004 meeting was formulated.

Other business discussed:
- Municipal Building -Cleaning Person Agreement
- Belledune Port Authority - Municipal Representative appointment
- Proposal for the Chaleur Sports Arena - Gentlemen's Invitational Hockey Tournament
- Clarification of Minutes, November 3, 2003 - Questions posed to the Mayor

Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m. on a motion by James Carrier and seconded by Norma Doucet.


_______________________________
Clerk/Treasurer


__________________________________
Mayor




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