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February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ST. CLAIR COUNCIL MINUTES
SESSION #4 OPERATING BUDGET MEETING
Electronic Meeting February 25, 2021
3:00 p.m.

Regular Meeting of Council was held Thursday, February 25, 2021 electronically at 00 p.m. with the following people present:

S. Arnold
S. Miller
R. Atkins
P. Brown
J. De Gurse
T. Kingston
B. Myers

Mayor Deputy Mayor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor

aff:

J. Rodey
J. Baranek
C. Quenneville
G. Lozon
B. Black
W. Anderson
K. Lindsay
C. Westbrook
D. Neely
P. DaSilva

CAO
Clerk Treasurer
Deputy Treasurer Director of Public Works Fire Chief
Director of Community Services Coard. of Operations (Water) Coard. of Operations (Roads) Coard. of Engineering ·

GENOA:

In-Camera

Municipal Act – Section 239 (d) To discuss a potential new Crew Leader Position

Opening Remarks

John Rodey, CAO
Charlie Quenneville, Treasurer

Operating Budget

a) FIRE DEPARTMENT

b) COMMUNITY SERVICES

c) PUBLIC WORKS, WATER AND SANITARY

d) ADMINISTRATION

e) CAPITAL, DONATIONS REVIEW, RESERVES

4 New Business

5 Adjournment

Mayor Arnold called the meeting to Order at 5:00 p.m.

1 In-Camera

Moved by J. De Gurse Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 1 Be it resolved the meeting enter an in-camera session under Section 239
(2) (d) of the Municipal Act to consider the introduction of a Crew Leader position for Community Services.
CARRIED

Mayor Arnold declared the meeting back into open-session and asked for any forthcoming motions.

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 2 Be it resolved that a non-union Crew Leader position be created for the Department of Community Services with a salary range of $61,377.67 to
$76,722.09.
CARRIED

OPENING REMARKS

The budget for 2021 is impacted by many factors including the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 felt deeply by lack of revenue at Township campgrounds given they were not open for transients. The Township is fortunate to have $193,855 in assessment growth which will be observed for 2021 to offset the $414,204 proposed increase for the 2021 Operating Budget.

OPERATING BUDGET

Fire Department

Moved by P. Brown Seconded by J. De Gurse
Motion 3 Be it resolved that the Fire Department Operating Budget be approved as presented.
CARRIED

Community Services Department

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 4 Be it resolved that Community Services Department Operating Budget be
approved as presented.
CARRIED

Public Works Department

Moved by P. Brown Seconded
Motion 5 Be it resolved that the Tree Trimming Budget be capped at $100,000.

(no seconder, therefore this motion was defeated) DEFEATED

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by A. Atkins
Motion 6 Be it resolved that the Public Works Operating Budget be approved as presented.
CARRIED

Administration Department

Moved by S. Miller Seconded by P. Brown
Motion 7 Be it resolved that the Administration Department Operating Budget be approved as presented.
CARRIED

Capital, Donations Review. Reserves

Moved by P. Brown Seconded by S. Miller
Motion 8 Be it resolved that the Township limit the annual donation to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 447 to offset their operating costs to $6,000 and that the Legion confirm that they applied for grant funding prior to additional funding requests to be considered.
CARRIED

Moved by P. Brown Seconded by A. Atkins
Motion 9 Be it resolved that projects 2021-307 Bunker Ave. Streetlights and 2021-
114 Beckwith Street Streetlights be funded from the OCIF grant and not from reserves as approved during Capital Budget meeting.
CARRIED

Moved by B. Myers Seconded by J. De Gurse
Motion 10 Be it resolved that the Capital Budget be confirmed and the Donations and Reserves be approved as presented subject to the removal of the annual grants to the Lambton Farm Safety Association and to the St. Clair River Run.

CARRIED

NEW BUSINESS

Seeing no other business to conduct:

Moved by J. De Gurse Seconded by T. Kingston
Motion 11 Be it resolved that the 2021 Operating Budget be approved subject to the motions contained herein.
CARRIED

ADJOURNMENT

Moved by T. Kingston Seconded by B. Myers
Motion 12 Be it resolved that the meeting do hereby adjourn.
CARRIED

The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

Mayor – Steve Arnold

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