April 16, 2015 - North Rustico

Town of North Rustico Minutes
April 16th, 2015
1
Town of North Rustico, PEI
Committee of Council Meeting
April 16th, 2015 at 7:00p.m.
PRESENT: Mayor Anne Kirk, Deputy Mayor Heather McKenna,
Councillors Nancy MacAdam, Patsy Doucette, Jennifer
Purvis, Kevin Keizer, Kevin MacAdam, CAO Patsy Gamauf,
Assistant to the Administrator Marley Doucette
REGRETS:
1. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Anne Kirk calls the meeting to order. She first spoke on the
restructuring of the town’s maintenance. Lenny Blacquiere will now be the
head of maintenance for North Rustico. Robert will work under Lenny and
will be working from April-October. Robert will be laid off during the winter
months. Mayor Kirk said the savings from restructuring the maintenance
after this year will equal to roughly $12,000. Mayor Kirk advised the
council that the work truck will be parked at the maintenance building
every night and will only be used when work/maintenance related.
Mayor Kirk had a meeting with Fire Chief David Blacquiere. He told Mayor
Kirk that he will be moving out of the town in the upcoming months.
Deputy Fire Chief Scott Wakelin will be stepping up when David leaves.
David advised Mayor Kirk that there is no one in the Town that the Fire
Department can recruit. The Fire Department is moving towards
restructuring their department.
Mayor Kirk spoke on her conversation with Central Queens Health
Corporation board member George Noble. The new doctor will be starting
in June to shadow Dr. Pineau. Dr. Pineau’s official retirement date is
scheduled for July 1st. The North Rustico Lion’s Club will be having
refreshments and music for the retirement. The Town will be contributing
to a golf package for the new doctor.
Mayor Kirk spoke on her meeting with Jeannette MacAulay, Minister Gail
Shea’s assistant. They are working to get the wharf graveled but there
are some setbacks.
Mayor Kirk spoke on her meeting with the boutique tenants. It was an
Town of North Rustico 04/16/2015
Minutes Prepared by Marley Doucette
Administrative Assistant
Town of North Rustico Minutes
April 16th, 2015
2
introduction meeting to meet everyone and get a feel for what their needs,
wants and expectations are for the boutiques and this summer. They had
a lot of questions which the Economic Development Committee will be
addressing at their next committee meeting. Mayor Kirk has also been
meeting with various local artisans who would like to submit their work for
the Town’s boutique, which will be called “Rustico’s Hidden Treasures”.
Mayor Kirk spoke very briefly on having an event for Fall Flavours on
September 12th. Councillor Nancy MacAdam and her Advertising
Committee will be looking more into this.
Mayor Kirk had an update on the “old Co-op” building. It was scheduled to
be taken down on April 17th. It will be running about 1-2 weeks behind
schedule due to the inclement weather in March. A letter was sent to the
Co-op to see if they could sponsor the construction of the new sitting park.
They cannot commit full sponsorship but may be able to provide some
financial assistance to help with signage, etc.
There has been some talk about wanting to have a farmer’s market in the
Town of North Rustico during the summer. Mayor Kirk would like to look
more into this but thinks it’s a great idea.
Mayor Kirk received a call from a local resident who wanted to thank
Lenny and the Sewer and Water Utility for helping him. A ditch by his
house was filled with snow and water was running across the road into his
basement. Lenny was able to help stop the flow of water and re-direct it
away from the home owner’s house.
2. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA & ANY ADDITIONS OR
DELEGATIONS
Councilor Kevin Keizer moves the approval of the agenda for April 16th,
2015 and Councilor Patsy Doucette seconds the motion.
(2015-04-01) CARRIED (6-0)
3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY OR OTHER CONFLICT OF
INTEREST
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Councilor Heather McKenna moves the approval of the minutes of March
30th, 2015 and Councilor Jennifer Purvis seconds the motion.
(2015-04-02) CARRIED (6-0)
Town of North Rustico 04/16/2015
Minutes Prepared by Marley Doucette
Administrative Assistant
Town of North Rustico Minutes
April 16th, 2015
3
Is there any business arising from the minutes? N/A
5. DELEGATIONS, SPECIAL SPEAKERS AND PUBLIC INPUT
6. REPORTS
Economic Development Committee – Councillor Kevin MacAdam advised
the council of the EDC’s meeting on April 17th. Janet Wood and Hubert
MacIsaac from the Department of Tourism will be attending this meeting to
go over new signage for North Rustico.
Bluefield High School is ready to start the production of the benches for
the park. If Bluefield cannot finish them in time, Holland College will help.
It was suggested to make a donation to school’s wood working class on
behalf of the Town for donating their time to make the benches.
Councillor Kevin MacAdam received an email from Nicole Warren saying
that John Godina (ice cream shop renter) would like to have some input
on the placement of the wall outlets and the electrical work.
Advertising Committee – Councillor Nancy MacAdam had a copy of the
rack card that was prepared by Paul Blacquiere. They will be taken to be
printed at Kwik Kopy. *see attached report
7. REQUEST FOR DECISION
8. CORRESPONDENCE AND NEW BUSINESS
Special project funds – see attachment
Councillor Kevin MacAdam inquired about a community-based flea market
9. NEXT MEETING
Next meeting will be April 27th, 2015 at 7:00pm
10. ADJOURNMENT
It was moved by Councilor Kevin MacAdam and seconded by Councilor
Patsy Doucette that the meeting be adjourned
(2015-04-03) CARRIED (6-0)
Town of North Rustico 04/16/2015
Minutes Prepared by Marley Doucette
Administrative Assistant
Town of North Rustico Minutes
April 16th, 2015
4
_________________________
Mayor Anne Kirk
__________________________
Date
_________________________
CAO Patsy Gamauf
__________________________
Date
_________________________
Minutes by Marley Doucette
__________________________
Date
Town of North Rustico 04/16/2015
Minutes Prepared by Marley Doucette
Administrative Assistant
`