Town of Trinity
Home Trinity Town Council Newfoundland News Town Services Tourism & Culture Business Map Contact
Town Hall
Mayor's Welcome
Members of Council
Council Committees
Council Minutes
Site Map
Council Minutes
February, 2007










A regular meeting of Council was held on Monday, February 05, 2007, 7:00 p.m. at the Community Centre, Trinity.

Members Present:
Mayor Jim Miller
Deputy Mayor Eric Coleridge
Councillor Scott Goldsworthy
Councillor Paulette King
Town Clerk Linda Dalton
Town Maintenance John Goldsworthy
Fire Chief Fred Goldsworthy
Regrets:
Councillor Joan Kane
Councillor Tineke Gow
Delegates:
Scott Hurdle, Darryl Marsh, David Marsh, Gerald Hiscock

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Motion 2007-02-01 was made by Deputy Mayor Coleridge to accept the agenda, it was seconded by Councillor King. All in agreement, motion carried.

Motion 2007-02-02: was made by Councillor S. Goldsworthy to adopt the minutes of December 04, 2006 it was seconded by Councillor King. All in agreement, motion carried.

Business Arising: Emergency & Disaster Plan - Town Clerk explained that she has left a message with Paul Peddle with the Emergency Measures Office to review some concerns he has.

Town Maintenance: John thanked Council for the opportunity to have worked with the Town and wished the new water and sewer operator every success. Mayor Miller extended gratitude on behalf of the Council for a job well done and wished John every success in the future.

Correspondence Received
a) Cruise NL Re: AGM & Election of Officers on February 1, 2007 at the Delta St. Johns Hotel & Conference Centre. Dec 18/06 - File
b) Fire Commissioner Frederick Hollett Re: Request for Financial Assistance for a Cube Van. Jan 03/07 - Fire Chief to check with Ross Wiseman.
c) NAIA Re: Cold Harvest 2007 Conference and Trade Show at the Delta Hotel, St. Johns, NL on Feb 21-23, 2007. Jan 12/07- File
d) NLFM 35th Annual Convention and Exhibition on April 19-21, 2007. Jan 12/07 - Town Clerk to attend.
e) Minister Jack Byrne Re: Request for MOG to be increased denied. Jan 15/07 - File
f) Chris ODea Re: Request for improvement tax to be removed. Jan 17/07 - Finance Committee will review the improvement tax.
g) NL Historic Trust Re: Call for nominations for the 2007 Southcott Awards for built heritage preservation. Jan 18/07 - File
h) Elaine Mitchell, Land Use Planning Re: Approval of the revised Plan Amendment No. 5, 2006, and Development Regulations Amendment No. 5, 2006. Jan 18/07 - File
i) NLFM Re: Workshop on Local Action for Developing Regions in Clarenville on February 16-17, 2007. Jan 18/07 - Mayor Miller to attend.
j) Julian Spurrell Re: Request to have Poll Tax reimbursed for 2006 as he worked less than 90 days ($20.00). Jan 23/07 - Reimburse
k) Discovery Regional Board Re: Request to seek information from every community in Economic Development Zone 15. Jan 23/07 - Town Clerk to meet with DRB
l) Municipal Finance Officer Re: MOG first quarter $1,901.00 to be deposited shortly. Jan 23/07 - Deposited
m) Gerald Crane, Office of the Provincial Grand Secretary Re: Orangemans Lodge not owning property in Trinity. Jan 23/07 - Town Clerk to write Mr. Crane and let him know that the property tax will be removed from Orangemans Lodge.
n) Dept. of Government Services Re: Boil Water Advisory. Jan 29/07 - File
o) Canadian Heritage Re: Funding Application for Canada Day. Jan 31/07 - Town Clerk to apply
p) Dept. of Environment & Conservation Re: 2007 Clean and Safe Drinking Water Workshop March 20 to 22, 2007 at the Gander Hotel. Jan 31/07 - Bring to next meeting.
q) DTTA Re: 2007 Visitors Guide advertising. Jan 31/07 - Council agreed to place 1/8 page for $197.00 advertising in the Guide book.

Outgoing Correspondence
- All invoices for 2007 sent.
- Return insurance policy.
- T4's completed and sent.
- Fire Fee letters sent.
Motion 2007-02-03: was made by Deputy Mayor Coleridge to accept the incoming and outgoing correspondence, it was seconded by Councillor King. All in agreement, motion carried.

Invoices For Operating Account from December 2nd, 2006 to February 2nd, 2007
Total invoices needing approval in Operating Acct. $39,668.73
Income for Operating Account from December 2nd, 2006 to February 2nd, 2007.
Total Income for Operating Account $27,240.96
Motion 2007-02-04:
was made by Councillor S. Goldsworthy to pay the outstanding invoices in the operating account and accept the finances in the operating account, it was seconded by Councillor King. All in agreement, motion carried.

Expenses for Capital Account:
Total Invoices needing approval for the Capital Account $ 47,002.81
Total Income for Capital Account 37,990.11
Finances:

Status of bank account:
Operating Acct. February 2, 2007 $60,013.36
Capital Acct. February 2, 2007 $1,068.19
Water & Sewer Connection February 2, 2007 $26,300.15
Trinity Day Festival February 2, 2007 $2,165.68
Motion 2007-02-05: was made by Councillor S.Goldsworthy to hold the outstanding invoices in the capital account until funding from the Province was granted and accept the finances, it was seconded by Councillor King. All in agreement, motion carried.

General/New Business
Gerald Hiscock - Mr. Hiscock requested to have Railway Road plowed. He explained that before property tax was implemented he used to pay to have the road plowed several times each year to gain access to his property, and with property tax being charged the road should be plowed so people can access their property. Council agreed to have the road plowed.

Scott Hurdle & Darryl Marsh with D & S Marine - Mr. Hurdle questioned council regarding the temporary shed Seagull Construction has placed in by the Fire Department, zoning regulations, and environmental issues. Mr. Hurdle was under the assumption that all temporary sheds were abolished. Town Clerk explained that the property in question was on mixed development land and the previous council never made a motion to abolish temporary sheds but she would check back through the minutes and bring back to the next meeting.
Mayor Miller explained that Seagull Construction were in the process of purchasing the piece of property by the Fire Department from Crown Lands to set up a business and the temporary permit was issued until the end of March 2007. He explained that he would check with Seagull Construction to find out what activities were going on and find out if an environmental assessment was necessary.
Scott Hurdle and Darryl Marsh left the meeting.

David Marsh addressed council regarding placing a street light on Bugdens Lane. Mayor Miller informed Mr. Marsh that council will be looking at placing six more street lights in Goose Cove and Trinity but will determine where they were needed most and that may not be Bugdens Lane.
David Marsh left the meeting.

Service Lateral Fee Account - Town Clerk asked council if the Lateral Fee funding could be transferred to a GIC to gain interest.
Motion 2007-02-06: was made by Councillor King to have the Lateral Fee Account transferred to a GIC, it was seconded by Deputy Mayor Coleridge. All in agreement, motion carried.

Town Clerk explained that the changes were made to Municipal Plan Amendments #5, 2006 & Development Regulation Amendments #5, 2006 for the Heritage Area and were ready for adoption and a date and time for the public hearing should be set.
Motion 2007-02-07: was made by Deputy Mayor Coleridge to adopt the Municipal Plan Amendments #5, 2006 & Development Regulation Amendments #5, 2006 and schedule the public hearing for Monday, February 26, 2007 at 7:00 p.m., it was seconded by Councillor King. All in agreement, motion carried. Town Clerk to check with Melvin Kelly to be the commissioner if one is required.

Municipal Plan Amendments #s 3 & 4, 2006 and Development Regulations Amendments #s 3 & 4, 2006 for Cap Cove and Fort Point Road, for the Coleridge properties. Town Clerk explained that these amendments were ongoing for two years and approved by the previous council and are being paid for by the Coleridges. Council reviewed the amendments and agreed for the Town Clerk to schedule a public viewing session.

Budget - Town Clerk explained that she had included in the 2007 budget gas tax revenue from 2006 in the amount of $12,658.21 and was informed by Municipal Affairs that it had to be adjusted. She went on to explain that we would be in receipt of this funding in 2007 but it could not be included in 2007 budget.
Motion 2007-02-08: was made by Councillor King to make the necessary changes to the 2007 budget, it was seconded by Councillor S. Goldsworthy. All in agreement, motion carried.

Unknown addresses - Town Clerk gave council a list of unknown addresses to review. Council to contact the Town Clerk with names and addresses if they became available.

Audit - Town Clerk explained that she was ready to have 2006 audit completed.
Motion 2007-02-09: was made by Councillor S. Goldsworthy to have Percy & Drodge complete the 2006 audit, it was seconded by Deputy Mayor Coleridge. All in agreement, motion carried.

Town Clerk explained that she was seeking exemptions for the name list attached based on the fact that these people did not work here in 2005, 2006 or does not own property.
Motion 2007-02-010: was made by Councillor S. Goldsworthy to exempt Diana Bohnert, Arthur Clarke, Florence Dewling, Christine Donovan, Estate of Boyd Hobbs, Austin Fowlow, Stephen Fowlow, Jason Goldsworthy, Darlene Hiscock, Keith Hiscock, Magen Hiscock, Neil Hiscock, Merita Hobbs, Nelson Hodder, Henry Hutchings, Candace Mackey, Linda Mackey, Anthony Nemec, and Frank Ploughman Jr., Alex Spurrell, Jenelle Spurrell, Sidney Spurrell, Mrs. Frances Toope, Harold Verge Jr., Jay Whelan, Della White, Keith White, it was seconded by Deputy Mayor Coleridge. All in agreement, motion carried.

Town Clerk explained that Councillor Felicity Goldsworthy has resigned, because she will be relocating to Alberta for full time employment. Town Clerk to schedule nomination day on March 12, 2007.

Reimburse Doug Ballett - Town Clerk asked council how to reimburse Doug for time worked with the water and sewer system while John was away. Council agreed to exempt poll tax of $200.00 if Doug agreed.

Shells & Fins Inc. Application for Crown Lands - Council discussed this matter and agreed that until the court case against Shells & Fins Inc. was determined a decision could not be made. Town Clerk to write Rick Pippy and explain.

Notice to residents regarding Boil Order Advisory - Town Clerk informed council that when the power went out she had to come to the office and call everyone that is connected to the town water and put a boil order advisory on. She went on to explain that it would be more beneficial to notify residents in a newsletter that if the power goes out for longer than 4 hours a boil order advisory is in effect immediately, and cannot be removed until the Department of Government Services removes it. Council agreed for the Town Clerk to prepare a newsletter, and attach a list of the Fire Dept. names and numbers, an update on Clinchs Lane, nomination day, gas tax funding, and our new water and sewer operator.

The next regular meeting of council will be March 5, 2007 at the community centre.

Motion 2007-02-11: was made by Councillor S. Goldsworthy to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 p.m., it was seconded by Councillor King. All in agreement, motion carried.












Calendar of Events
November 2017
S M T W T F S
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30