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RM 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, August 4.

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, August 4.

Council members present were: Reeve - Rick Plaisier, Cyril Druwe, Clement Gervais, Steve Baron, Jeff Sigurdson, Larry Wallace, Stan Cochrane, Dave Roulette, Scott Phillips and Administrator - Mary Smith.

Roger Main, Pubic Works Foreman, entered the meeting to discuss the Sewer Utility operations and Cody Denbow, Shop Forman, entered the meeting to discuss with council the operator’s schedules and machinery maintenance.

Council moved into a Committee of the Whole, with Rick Plaisier in the chair to sit as a Variation Board. The meeting of the Committee of the Whole was adjourned and the former order of business resumed.

Gayle Hurd’s submitted Variation Application No. 15-05, as required to comply with Zoning By-law No. 1325, was approved; the application requested approval to vary the minimum north side yard from 10 feet to 4 feet to allow a new dwelling to be moved onto the property.

Michael and Sabrina Dean’s submitted Variation Application No. 15-06, as required to comply with Zoning By-Law No. 1325, was approved; the application requests approval to vary the minimum south side yard from 10 feet to 6 feet to allow a new dwelling to be constructed on the property.

The offer submitted from Roger Main for sale of the 1984 Ford F-150 XLT truck, as is where is, was accepted.

The RM of Sifton accepted the quote submitted from Stone Road Paving to chip seal the driving surface of Harrison Bridge at a cost of $13,680.00; the cost will be shared between the RMs of Sifton and Wallace-Woodworth.

The RM of Sifton will tender by invitation for the work project described in Water Licence No. 15-WCW-754: install three 1600 mm metal corrugated culverts (which will be supplied by the municipality) between NE 7 and NW 8-8-25WPM with tenders to be received until August 20.

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

The A/P Preliminary Cheque was approved to run as presented August 4.

Councillor Stan Cochrane re-entered the meeting.

Council will request written tenders for the purchase of one new four-wheel drive motor grader less trade in of one 2010 G970 Volvo Motor grader with approximately 5,860 hours as at August 4; with written tenders received not later that September 14.

Councillor Scott Phillips entered the meeting.

The assessments presented by the Provincial Assessor will be added to or deleted from the 2015 assessment roll and the appropriate taxes will be added to or deleted from the 2015 tax roll.

The RM of Sifton will issue the following grants from their VLT funds: Prairie Mountain Health (AG Safety Day) $100; Hartney & Area Arena $2,500; Arts Mosaic $1,172; Virden Skills Training Inc. $1,200; MB AG Hall of Fame $100; Oak Island Resort (COPP) $200; Kidsport Westman Region $200; Oak Lake & Area Garden Club $500; Leafy Spurge $100; Crime Stoppers $117; Oak Lake Legion (wreath) $50; Oak Lake Regional CDB Operating Grant $600; Seniors Helping Hands of Alstone Inc $300; Seniors Organized Services $150; Souris Dr. Recruitment $1,172; Cherry Point Playground Committee $1,000 for a total of $9,461.20.

Special Meeting

The special meeting of the Council of the RM of Sifton was held via conference call at 4:30 p.m., Monday, August 10.

Council members present were: Cyril Druwe, Larry Wallace, Stan Cochrane, Scott Phillips, Clement Gervais, Dave Roulette, Jeff Sigurdson, Steve Baron and Administrator - Mary Smith; absent was Rick Plaisier.

Stantec Ltd. has completed the hydraulic report for Site #23 which provides a hydraulic analysis and outlines the recommended repair to this site as requested by Manitoba EMO; this report has been reviewed by the RM of Sifton; the recommended repair, using HDPE pipes as the preferred option for installation subject to Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization’s DFA approval, was approved.