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R.M. of Sifton

The regular meeting of the Council of the Rural Municipality of Sifton was held in the council chambers in Oak Lake at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

The regular meeting of the Council of the Rural Municipality of Sifton was held in the council chambers in Oak Lake at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

Members present were Reeve, RickPlaisier, Cyril Druwe, Scott Phillips, Clement Gervais, Steve Baron, Jeff Sigurdson, Larry Wallace, Stan Cochrane, Dave Roulette, and Administrator: Mary Smith.

Roger Main, Pubic Works Foreman entered the meeting to discuss the Sewer Utility operations.

The agenda for the regular meeting of June 9 was adopted as presented. The minutes of the regular meeting and special meeting of May 12, 2015 as circulated, were approved and all statutory requirements having been fulfilled.

Farrah Anderson- Assessment Branch discussed with council the 2016 Tax Impact.

• Council accepted the tender as submitted from Profile Paving Ltd for the asphalt repairs at 1) Lakeshore Drive (Oak Lake Four Seasons Island Resort) and 2) North Railway Street East (Oak Lake). Also accepted
was the tender as submitted from Dave’s Oilfi eld for the 710D John Deere Backhoe.

• Perry Stonehouse, Director of Western Region Parks and Regional Services and Darlene Lamoureux, Director of Regional Parks and Services entered the meeting to update council on operations for
Oak Lake Provincial Park.

• The payment of general account cheque numbers 506 to 626, inclusive, in the amount of $242,114.82 was approved.

• The financial statement for the month ended May 31, 2015 was approved as presented.

• By-law 15-2015, and By-law 16- 2015 passed third readings.

• Councillor Stan Cochrane declared a conflict of interest with the next item on the agenda and left the meeting.

• David Nickel- representing Mid- Western Redi-Mix entered the meeting to update council on gravel. Councillor Stan Cochrane re-entered the meeting.

• Portage & District Recycling Inc. has notified the R.M. of Sifton that they will be closing the recycling service out of Virden depot in June of 2015. The R.M. of Sifton agrees to investigate the feasibility of having
a regional facility that would be managed by an independent contractor under the direction/umbrella of the regional partners.

• Council approved the recommendation from the Westman Emergency Group to hire Scott Simpson as our Emergency Co-ordinator.

• Council also approved the A/P Preliminary Cheque Run as presented June 9, 2015.

• R.M. of Sifton designated the Oak Lake Agricultural Society’s Annual beer garden being held on Saturday July 18, 2015 as a community event.

• Sun Valley Land Ltd. on behalf of Enbridge Pipelines Inc. requests approval to use an existing approach off the road allowance at W ½ 11-9-25 WPM to conduct a Geotechnical Investigation; the
Municipality approves the request as presented.

• MTS has requested approval for Municipal Rights-of-way application as described in File No. 9124996- 15 to place a new cable in the NE 22-9-24WPM; cable will be placed on easement and the two existing
pedestals will be replaced with new ones; the R.M. of Sifton authorize the CAO to sign the Municipal Rights-of-Way application.

• R.M. of Sifton approves the recommendation from the LUD Committee to proceed with the proposal submitted from Ed MacKay Consulting H20 Management for the drainage project for Block 5 Plan 1974 within
the LUD of Oak Lake.

• December 8, 2015 has been set as the date for the 2015 Tax Sale Auction for properties in arrears for the designated year 2013.

• Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization has advised that the 2014 Spring Flood DFA Program will fo close on July 9, 2015; the R.M. of Sifton will not be able to have all road construction
repairs completed by this deadline and have requested that an extension to November 30, 2015 for claim number 200200586 be approved.

• R.M. of Stifton tendered by invitation the following:

1. The pumping out of Town resident sewer tanks (list to be provided by the Municipal Offi ce) please provide cost per tank.

2. Provide an hourly rate for use of septic truck to perform R.M. jobs authorized by the Municipal Offi ce or the Employee. The company must confirm R.M. their ability to respond with equipment
and manpower when given 3 hours notice; the pumping out of tanks is to be completed by August 31, 2015. Proof of vehicle and liability insurance is to be included with the tender.

• Julie Gibson was authorized to attend the Administration and Financial Development Program being held at Elkhorn Resort October 7-9, 2015 with expenses paid.

• The date and time for the 2016 Board of Revision be set for Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

• Prairie Land & Investment Services Ltd on behalf of Corex Resources Ltd. request approval to construct a wellsite addition utilizing the existing approach at the NW 33-9-25WPM and NW 33-9-25WPM as noted in
File: Corex #FLU441 and #462; the R.M. of Sifton approves the request as submitted on the condition that if they upgrade the existing approach, adequate culverts are installed so not to impede the natural fl ow of water. The Municipality be notified of the culvert installation.

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