A regular meeting was held May 4. Members present were: Reeve Archie McPherson, Deputy Reeve Randy Henuset, councillors Garnet Williamson, Sheila Kuntz Kotylak, Gary Nicholson, Sean Kirkpatrick, and James Watt. Also in attendance was CAO Michelle Halls.
• Accounts in the amount of $250,574.01 were approved be ratified, paid.
• The board declined the offer to purchase Lot 6-1-46710 for the purpose of residential green space.
• The following changes were made to 2017 Council Committees: Add - Southwest Health Task Force – Reeve McPherson and Deputy Reeve Henuset.
• The board approves Council per diems for attendance at Southwest Task Force meetings.
• It was resolved that:
1. The Municipality do borrow from the Credit Union, by way of line of credit agreement, promissory note or notes or otherwise, the sum of $300,000, together with interest at the prime rate of the Credit Union.
2. The Municipality do mortgage and pledge to the Credit Union all taxes to be collected by the Municipality as security for repayment of the amount borrowed from the Credit Union.
3. The Municipality do undertake to deposit all taxes to be collected by it with the Credit Union as security for repayment, but the Credit Union will not be restricted to the taxes for repayment, nor will it be required to wait for collection of the taxes before it is repaid nor will it be required to see that the taxes are deposited or applied.
4. The Reeve and the Chief Administrative Officer are authorized to execute, on behalf of the Municipality, all documents necessary to give effect to the foregoing.
All amounts so borrowed and interest will be repaid to the Credit Union within the current year.
• It was resolved that the RM of Pipestone will financially support the Pipestone Playground Committee project beyond their fundraising efforts to a maximum of $75,000.; and they are authorized to begin their project immediately.
• The RM of Pipestone will request Disaster Financial Assistance from the Province of Manitoba for flooding as a result of snow and excessive rainfall which has resulted in damage to the property of residents of the RM of Pipestone and damage to municipal infrastructure.
The Rm of Pipestone held a Public Works meeting on May 25. In attendance were: Reeve Archie McPherson, Deputy Reeve Randy Henuset, councillors Garnet Williamson, Sheila Kuntz Kotylak, Gary Nicholson, Sean Kirkpatrick, James Watt, and CAO Michelle Halls.
• Variation Order 2017-02 was approved to authorize the minimum set back from 164 feet to 120 feet and to vary the required separation distance of an animal housing facility to a non-related dwelling to allow the expansion of a chicken barn to comply with the R.M. of Pipestone Zoning By-law has been received by Council.
• Variation Order 2017-03 was approved to authorize the minimum set back from a road allowance from 125 feet to 44 feet on the North side and from 125 feet to 35 feet on the East side to allow the construction of a hay shed to comply with the RM Zoning By-law has been received by Council.
• Conditional Use Application 2017-03 to authorize the development of a non-farm dwelling in an agricultural general zone has been received and approved by Council with the following condition: the non-farm dwelling shall not restrict agricultural activities in the area.
• The board approved the installation of a timer on the Woodnorth Well and will discontinue use of the card lock system.
• It was resolved that the RM’s water and sewer priorities over the next one to five years are as follows: Sinclair Sewer System; Gravity sewer extension to Lucy Avenue, Reston; Water and sewer extensions to subdivisions in Reston and Pipestone.
• The RM will make an application to the Municipal Road and Bridge Improvement Program with an estimated cost of $147,000 to be shared as $60,000 from MRIP and $87,000 as approved in the 2017 Reston LUD Budget for 3,664 square meters of street repair and renewal within the Reston LUD.
• Council agrees to the participation in the FCM Community Infrastructure Partnership Project (CIPP) from May 25, 2017 to Mar. 31, 2018 which includes the following:
- A one hour meeting with the Reeve in advance of the first workshop;
- Two one-day relationship building and strategic planning workshops with the neighbouring community between May 1, 2017 and Mar. 31, 2018, facilitated by CIPP staff;
- Participation of Michelle Halls, CAO or alternate Larry Atchison, Manager of Public Works and Infrastructure and Councillor Sheila Kuntz Kotylak or alternate Reeve Archie McPherson, to serve on a working group, which will meet monthly between workshops to further the joint service agreement development and coordinate with the CIPP team;
- Regular participation in the First Nation - Municipal Network on LinkedIn;
- Serve as a mentor for others interested in pursuing First Nation - municipal collaboration;
- Ongoing community engagement and keeping the community informed about CIPP;
- Maintaining timely communication with CIPP staff to assist with coordinating the logistics of community visits and workshops as appropriate.
• The Province of Manitoba has discontinued funding for the control of West Nile Virus in small communities; the RM has a supply of larvacide available to continue with the program for 2017; and it was resolved that the Weed Control Officer or designate is authorized to continue larviciding for 2017.
• The proposal for road gravelling from 6320368 Manitoba Ltd. t/a Bonneville Transport was accepted.
• A subdivision on part of SW 26-07-27 WPM was approved with the following condition: a Variation Order be granted reducing the minimum site area from 80 acres to the amount of acres determined when the Plan of Subdivision has been prepared.
• The AMM lobby the Provincial Government, participate with and provide effective support to groups and organizations investigating this important initiative for Manitoba and further lobby the province to form a government working group which can liaise with and provide effective support to these organizations and groups regarding the following: significant growth in soybean acreage across Manitoba is positioning the Province to attract a soybean processing facility; a Provincial soybean processing facility is anticipated to provide significant benefits to Manitoba’s soybean producers; a soybean processing facility is anticipated to generate a local feedstock supply to support the existing and expanding hog/livestock sector; a soybean processing facility would support jobs and economic growth throughout Manitoba.
• The AMM will register an objection to Manitoba Hydro’s request for rate increases for 2017 and 2018 on behalf of all Municipalities with the Public Utilities Board regarding the following: Manitoba Hydro has filed a rate application with the Public Utilities Board for rate increases of 7.9% in both 2017 and 2018 on top of an interim rate increase of 3.36% in 2016; Manitoba Hydro’s long term financial plan includes a total of five years of 7.9% increases starting in 2017; increases will have a dramatic and negative effect on Municipal facilities and all Manitoba ratepayers.
• The AMM will lobby the Province of Manitoba to provide funding to affected municipalities or Conservation Districts for the purpose of removing flood-related debris in impacted waterways regarding the following: many Manitoba municipalities have experienced unprecedented flooding in recent years; prolonged and significant flood events result in widescale destruction of trees and bushes in river and creek riparian areas; debris inevitably causes damage and blockages at provincial and municipal bridges and culverts resulting in further flooding.
• The payment of Health and Education Levies for the period of 2013 - 2016 plus accrued interest and penalties in the amount of $44,398.97 was approved.
The RM of Pipestone held a Public Works meeting on June 22. Members present were: Reeve Archie McPherson, Councillor James Watt, Councillor Garnet Williamson, Deputy Reeve Randy Henuset, Councillor, Sheila Kuntz Kotylak, Councillor Sean Kirkpatrick, and CAO Michelle Halls.
• Th RM adopted the Emergency Plan as updated to May 31, 2017.
• A subdivision on part of SW 10-8-28 WPM was granted with the following conditions: a Conditional Use Order be granted allowing for the non-farm dwelling within the “AG” zone; a Variation Order be granted reducing the minimum site width from 200’ to 50’ in the "AG" Zone; an Easement Agreement be granted allowing access via the existing driveway to all properties involved.
• A subdivision on part of NE 32-8-28WPM was approved without conditions.
• Resolution 2017 05 0029 approved the subdivision of SW 26-7-27 WPM subject to the granting of a Variation Order; the owner has the option to consolidate the new parcel with SE 26-7-27 WPM; it was resolved that the RM of Pipestone waive the condition in Resolution 2017 05 0029 requiring a Variation Order, provided the subdivided parcel is consolidated with the adjacent parcel.
• Conditional Use Application No. 2017-04 was approved with the following condition: the Non-farm dwelling shall not restrict agricultural activities in the area.
The RM of Pipestone held a regular meeting on July 13. Members present were: Reeve Archie McPherson, Councillor James Watt, Councillor Gary Nicholson, Councillor Garnet Williamson, Deputy Reeve Randy Henuset, Councillor Sheila Kuntz Kotylak, Councillor Sean Kirkpatrick, and CAO Michelle Halls.
• It was resolved that the accounts in the amount of $569,091.21 be ratified paid.
• By-Law No. 2017-04 being a by-law to establish the postition of By-Law Enforcement Officer and provide for other designated officer functions was carried.
• Dale Hyrnko was appointed as By-Law Enforcement Officer effective Jul. 14, 2017, and Christine McConnell was appointed as By-Law Enforcement Officer and Animal Control Officer effective Jul. 14, 2017.
• Unpaid Machine Work Accounts will be added to taxes on the appropriate land.
• A subdivision on part of NW 27-9-29 WPM was granted without conditions.
• Pipestone Rec Club was granted $1,000in support of Pipestone Fun Days celebration of Canada 150.
The RM of Pipestone held a Public Works meeting Jul. 27. Members present were: Reeve Archie McPherson, Councillor James Watt, Councillor Gary Nicholson, Councillor Garnet Williamson, Deputy Reeve Randy Henuset, Councillor Sheila Kuntz Kotylak, Councillor Sean Kirkpatrick, andCAO Michelle Halls.
• The recommendation of the CDC regarding the zoning of NE 9-7-27 and request the assistance of Community Planning to amend Zoning By-law 2001-05 were accepted.