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Meeting Minutes

Tuesday February 8, 2011 - Budget Meeting

Tuesday February 08, 2011




41342 Morris Road

Minutes of the Meeting 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011   7:00 pm

1)      Call to order:   The meeting was called to order by Mayor Paul Gowing at 7:00 pm with all members in attendance.

Council in Attendance:

Paul Gowing
Jason Breckenridge      
David Baker                             
Jamie Heffer                
Jamie McCallum                      
John Smuck     
Neil Warwick     

Staff in Attendance:

Nancy Michie                Administrator Clerk Treasurer
Gary Pipe                      Director of Public Works

Others in Attendance:

No others were in attendance.

The purpose of the meeting was to commence the budget process.

2)  Declaration of Pecuniary Interest:

No council member declared a pecuniary interest.

3)  Agenda

Motion:  59-2011          Moved by        Jason Breckenridge                 Seconded by     Jamie McCallum

“That the agenda for the meeting of February 8,2011  be adopted as circulated .”
Disposition  Carried.

4)  Budget Review:

1.    Review draft budget package

Mayor Gowing asked that Nancy Michie proceed to review the draft budget package.

1.  A power point presentation was reviewed on Assessment,   tax rates,  reserves

2.  Landfill Draft Budget

Nancy Michie explained the draft Landfill Budget.

The council has requested a breakdown of the tendering costs, as set out in the letter from R J Burnside and a review of the work to date, on the Stage 1 & 11 area.

3.   Roads Draft Budget Gary Pipe reviewed the draft Road Budget.

2.  Set a range of the overall % increase or decrease that the council would like to see in the next draft.     

Mayor Gowing asked the members, what levy  increase they would like to see in the presentation of the whole budget package.

Mayor Gowing:   3.5- 4.5% increase.
Jason Breckenridge:    3-5% increase
Jamie McCallum:   Cost of Living increase, being 3.3%
Jamie Heffer:  under 3%
Dave Baker:    over 5% increase
John Smuck:  a maximum 3-4%  (changed from minimum to maximum)
Neil Warwick:  small increase   2-3%

5)  Next budget meetings:        

Thursday  February 24,2011   @  7 pm  and
Tuesday March 15,2011  @  5:30 pm
Public Meeting Tuesday April 5,2011

6)  Other business:

1.  Gamsby and Mannerow has invited the council to dinner on Monday evening, at the ROMA/OGRA conference.

Gary Pipe left the Council meeting, at this time.

2.  Request to use the Snow Plow Truck for Jack Shaw’s funeral:

 Motion:  60-2011          Moved by        John Smuck                     Seconded by     Jamie McCallum

“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the request of the Jack Shaw family,  that the Snow Plow truck lead the funeral possession for Jack Shaw.”
Disposition      Carried.

7)   Adjournment:

 Motion:   61-2011         Moved by     Neil Warwick                      Seconded by     Jamie McCallum

“That the meeting be adjourned at  10:10  pm and this is deemed to be 2-4  hour meeting.”
Disposition      Carried.



                                                                                                Mayor, Paul Gowing


                                                                                                Clerk, Nancy Michie