After passing resolutions to cover outstanding bills and wages, council discussed a number of items of local interest.
Advice from the Fibre Committee prompted council to approve placement of a tower at SE 7-15-26 near Beulah.
Council accepted a quote from Moulson’s Welding for six dumpsters for $18,000 and adopted the 2021 Business Continuity Plan to ensure continued operation after a disruption in critical services. A motion was passed to authorize the CAO to send an invoice for expenses incurred by Miniota Fire Department when responding to a fire on May1 during a fire ban.
Other discussions resulted in council accepting the quote from Brandt Tractor for the purchase of a 2021 JD 524P regular lift wheeled loader in the amount of $215,000 less the trade of 1994 CAT 918F for $25,000.00, for a net price of $190,000 plus applicable taxes.
Acting as the traffic authority within the Town of Birtle, council authorizes the closing of Main Street between Centre Street and 11th Street on June 25th between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. with the alternate traffic route being St. Clare Street (accessed at 11th Street and Centre Street) for the Birtle Collegiate Graduation Parade. Appropriate signage and trained personnel will be in place to detour traffic. Council members reported on the Birtle Miniota & District Development Corporation, the Midwest Planning District, the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline Project, the Scholarship Committee and the Birtle water supply.
After a brief in camera session to discuss personnel matters, the meeting adjourned at 12:20 p.m.