Calder Discusses Commissionaire and Bylaw Enforcement

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At 7:05 P.M. on Monday, April 26, 2021, Mayor Subkow called the regularly scheduled council meeting for the Village of Calder to order with all council members present. The council reviewed the minutes before Mayor Subkow made a motion to accept the minutes as amended; motion carried.

Correspondence

The council reviewed the correspondence received by the village over that last month. CAO Rita Brock read the correspondence to the council and informed them of what was being reviewed. The 2020-2021 Canadian Census letter was read; it was suggested to provide the village residents with an update. Mayor Subkow made a motion to file the correspondence; motion carried.

Financials

The council reviewed the Bank Reconciliation before Councillor Buzinski made a motion to accept the report; motion carried.

Next, the council reviewed the Financial Statement before Councillor Spence made a motion to accept it as review; motion carried.

The council reviewed the Accounts Payable before Councillor Spence made a motion to pay the bills; motion carried.

Clerk's Report

CAO Brock gave her report to the council informing them of what she has been up to over the last month. Brock has talked to the auditor as well in relation to the village’s financial situation. The engineer report was reviewed and passed on to the council. Green energy was discussed and the possibility of it being used in the village. SAMA assessments were finally received. Councillor Spence made a motion to accept the office clerk’s report; motion carried.

New Business

The council discussed and reviewed the village water situation. The province has lowered the acceptable numbers for municipal water systems and has forced the village to upgrade its water treatment center. Two companies have shown an interest in doing this project for the village. Mayor Subkow made a motion to select Pinter Engineering to go forward with the water treatment project; motion carried.

Carrying on, the council discussed the Commissionaire and Bylaw Enforcement, and what the village should do. Mayor Subkow made a motion to hire a Saskatchewan Commissioner for a period of six months; motion carried.

Next, the council discussed the village cemetery. An individual has contacted the village about if a relative is buried there and has suggested it should be better taken care of. The cemetery will be cleaned up by the village's summer maintenance staff.

The council discussed hiring a summer student through a Student Summer Employment Grant. Several applications have been coming in to fill this position. CAO Brock will contact the successful applicant.

The council discussed the possibility of a community market after an individual contacted the village office; CAO Brock will contact the proper individuals.

Old Business

The council discussed the Nuances Abatement Bylaw. With no action being taken by ratepayers, the council will go forward to clean up village property.

Mayor Subkow adjourned the meeting.

Gary Horseman, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Four-Town Journal