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Draft minutes of January 10 2023

Present: Mayor I. Novaczek, Deputy Mayor B. Fowler, Councillors L. Maclennan, J.

Macleod, K. Maclennan.

Guests: Joanne Harvey, Mayor of the Rural Municipality of Crapaud, and resident,

Toby Hill.

1. CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Novaczek called the meeting to order at 7:00pm and welcomed guests,

Round-table introductions of Councillors and CAO and a review of the agenda

ensued. New Business added were the establishment of a new Facebook page to be

unique to Council news and updates; and the upcoming Federation of Municipalities

semi-annual meeting.

2. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

It was moved by Mayor Novaczek and seconded by Deputy Mayor Fowler to

approve the agenda. Unanimously carried (5-0)

3. DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Nil

4. ADOPTION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL COUNCIL

MEETING of January 3, 2023

The minutes of the Special Council Meeting held on Jan. 3, 2023 were

reviewed. It was moved by Councillor Mayor Novaczek and seconded by

Councillor Kent MacLennan that the minutes of the January 3, 2023 Special

Council Meeting be adopted. Unanimously carried (5-0)

4.1 BUSINESS ARISING FROM LAST MINUTES

Toby Hill is interested in offering as Councillor, but requires clearance and

approval from her employer. It has been noted that two others may also

interested in offering as Councillor, but no expressions of interest have been

made by either party.

5. DELEGATIONS, SPECIAL SPEAKERS AND PUBLIC INPUT

Nil

6. CAO REPORT

Introduction.

Has undertaken PEI Federation of Municipalities CAO digital

training.


Rural Municipality of Breadalbane, Regular Council

Meeting Minutes

December 07, 2022

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Looking into funding options for e-vehicle docking station and has

begun the application process.

Will pursue financial administration training through MRSB.

7. MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Novaczek provided a report, the text of which is posted on the

Community of Breadalbane.ca web page. The critical points were that our

annual budget of about 50K is insufficient because of new expenses that we

have to meet under the new Municipal Government Act. Some other small

municipalities have already dissolved or amalgamated with neighbouring

communities. The Rural Municipality of Breadalbane is in need of a plan to

ensure our survival. Also, there are seniors in need of more appropriate housing.

The mayor and deputy have met with MLA Brad Trivers and also with

representatives of the Department of Social Housing. It won’t be easy to find and

implement the appropriate solutions.

On a lighter note, some newcomers to the community are interested community

events where they can meet new people.

The municipality is eligible for a one-time-only special grant of 15K for

administrative costs, which will tide us over the current financial difficulties.

8. COMMITTEES AND COMMITTEE REPORTS

FINANCE COMMITTEE:

The Finance Committee will consist of three people. Deputy Mayor Bev Fowler

will Chair. Mayor Irene Novaczek will be on all committees and the CAO will

be the administrator on committees. The Finance Committee has decided

upon an accounting system, QuickBooksOnLine, and will be changing

providers from Brisk Accounting to MRSB. MRSB is the audit firm. Renting the

accounting software is more cost-effective than purchasing. It will be most

economical if tied directly to the auditing process. Training on the system will