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Prairie View council meeting brief

The council of Prairie View Municipality held their regular meeting on April 23 in the Miniota chambers
Miniota, considered an LUD, is one of two large villages within the Prairie View Municipality

Councillors Fulcher, Butler, Oliver, Peel and Cole attended in person. Reeve Wilson and Councillors Clark and Fulton attended via Zoom. CAO Bonchuk and Admin Assistant Gardham were also in attendance.

After Reeve Roger Wilson called the meeting to order Coun. Cole was appointed chairperson for the meeting.

The regular meeting was adjourned, and two public hearings were conducted to consider conditional use applications from Joseph Spanics to establish a gravel pit operation at location 4-4-7179, Roll 467740, and at NE 5-15-26 in the AG Zone. Mr. Spanics, Garth MacDonald, a neighbouring landowner and Lisa Hamilton, Midwest Planning development officer were also in attendance.

The CAO provided the notices that had been placed on the municipal bulletin boards, mailed to adjacent landowners, and published in newspapers. Development officer Hamilton read a report to council and Garth MacDonald made a presentation regarding the application.

A third public hearing was held to consider a variation order application from landowner Warren Edmundson, to allow for the temporary use of an asphalt mixing plant at NW 8-15-26W in the AG Zone for a 5-year period to create asphalt for the reconstruction and paving of PTH 83.

 The CAO entered into record the notices placed on the municipal bulletin boards and mailed to adjacent landowners by Mid-West Planning District.

Development officer Lisa Hamilton read a report to Council regarding the application.

The public hearing was adjourned, and council approved the permits for the gravel pits with the conditions that Spanics will be responsible for reclamation of the pit every two (2) years, obtain all permits required from the Mid-West Planning District, apply for a water rights license and drainage permit, follow the requirements of the Mines & Minerals Act and use due care to avoid damage to the designated haul route road. In the event of damage to this road the applicant will be responsible to restore this road.

Spanics will also be required to have a survey completed on the north end of the property and will be responsible for dust control on the roadway. He must ensure that hauling trucks are not permitted to cross the bridge on road 85 north crossing the Minnewasta Creek, regardless of whether the truck be full or empty.

Council also approved the variation order for Mr. Edmundson to allow the asphalt mixing plant a mile north of the gravel pit. Edmundson is responsible to obtain all permits required from the Mid-West Planning District.

Prairie View Municipality will sell the property at 676 Woodburn Street in Birtle to William Thomson for $ 87.12 Dollars plus applicable taxes.

Prairie View Municipality has received an offer to purchase property in Arrow River and will sell three lots to Cory and Curtis Gardham for $300.00 plus applicable taxes. The buyers are responsible for all legal costs in connection with the purchase and transfer of land.

The existing members of the Beulah Cemetery Committee have stepped down and there are no parties available to replace them so Prairie View Municipality will assume all responsibilities for maintenance and bookkeeping effective immediately.

Council accept the quote from Way To Go Consulting for a utility rate study for Birtle water and wastewater at a cost of $ 6,100.00.

Council accepted the quote from Miniota UCW to cater the refreshments and lunch for the AMM Midwestern District meeting being held on June 13 in Miniota.

Council approved the quote from Flaman Sales Ltd of $65,932.00 plus applicable taxes for a Schulte XH1500-15' 55 Cutter and Schulte FLX1510 Flex Arm.

Council of Prairie View approve the request from T8 Ranch Ltd to clear 25 feet of bush along the road allowance at three locations in the RM.

Council give first reading to a by-law to set the tax levies for the year.

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