Invoice Listing Q&A from June 9th Council Meeting

Invoice Listing Q&A from June 9th Council Meeting:

1. On page 21: 10042986 Canada Incorporated for $11,788.73 – Please explain what this is for and who the company is?

This is for planning services provided by Re: Public Urbanism

2. On page 23: Company named “Brandt” for a total invoice of $1,947.35 – Please explain what this is for? Is this for parts or is this also labour?

Parts (compressor and rings) for excavator

3. On page 23: Canada Life for $1,000.00 – What is this for?

To transfer claim history to new benefit provider. Will be reimbursed $500

4. On page 25 & 26: There is a group of cheques and they total $2,041.36 – Who are the 8 cheques written to? It only states “other”?

Trapper for municipal drains

5. On page 28: Cunningham Swan payment – total of $5,085.54 – Where does that expense show in our budget? Is it under “Legal Fees” or “Consultants”?

Under Legal Fees 1-4-1050-8200

6. On page 30: Emond Harnden – total $239.56 – Where does that expense show in our budget? Is it under “Legal Fees” or “Consultants”?

Under Legal Fees 1-4-1050-8200

7. On page 31: “Other” – total $896.00 – What is this for and who are the cheques written to?

Confidential information

8. On page 33: Great West Life for $13,770.00 – Is this the last payment to Great West Life or will there be more? And on that payment, I am requesting a copy of the Great West Life Contract and a copy of the new insurance company so that I can review and compare the two benefit packages.

Total expense was $16,396.99 with a $2,626.25 covid-19 credit = $13,770 last payment to Great West Life. Copies of benefit packages will be provided.

9. On page 33: Halfpenny Insurance $1,674.08 – What is this for?

Facility User Policy

10. On page 34: HR Downloads – total $3,727.00 – Was this amount budgeted? Where on the budget does this appear? Where is this company from?

Employee HR Training software budgeted under Admin Software/Purchased Data, from London Ontario

11. On page 38: Lockhart Facilitation – total $12,102. I understand this is for the Strategic Plan. Council allocated how much exactly to this? I believe it was $7,800 that Council put a motion through to move it from the modernization reserve, correct?Where has the balance of the money come from to pay the $12,102? If this is coming out of any reserve, a Motion of Council is required. A Motion of Council does not state to pay that amount. Further, are we expecting additional expenses from this company?

September report and verbal discussion allocated $8,400 – $8,500 as per CAO. Motion will be presented in detail to Council July 14th. No additional expenses are expected.

12. On page 39: Michelin North America Canada Inc., – total $1,073.05 – Is this strictly for parts for the recycling truck? Or what is this expense for?

Tires only for recycling truck

North Stormont Fire Service Aids Flood Relief Efforts

On Sunday April 28th, members from Station 2 and Station 3 of North Stormont’s Fire Service provided on ground assistance for the ongoing flood crisis along the Ottawa River.  Members helped fill sand bags as well as provided support, along with the Armed Forces, to move sand bags to affected residences.

“I can say that today was absolutely an eye opening experience to the damage and the urgency of the situation as the water levels continue to rise,’ stated Fire Chief Dan Gauvin.

As flood waters continue to rise and are expected to peak mid-week, volunteers are still needed to assist with sandbagging efforts.  The City of Ottawa continues to put out the call for volunteers.  More information on how you can volunteer is available at the City’s website.

“The efforts put forth by our Fire Service to assist our neighbouring communities during a time of emergency speaks volumes.  On behalf of Council, we want to thank those who volunteered their time and continue to volunteer their time to assist in flood relief efforts,” said Mayor Jim Wert.

All photos including those on the Township’s Facebook page are provided by Chief Gauvin.

Christmas Holiday – Municipal Service Changes

The Christmas holidays will be here shortly and there are a few changes to municipal services during the Christmas to New Years stretch.

Administrative Services provided at the Township Office will be closed as of noon on Monday December 24th, 2018.  We look forward to serving you at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday January 2nd, 2019.

Waste and Recycling will be impacted with Tuesday’s schedule being moved ahead one day to Monday December 24th and Monday December 31st.  All other waste and recycling days will not be impacted.  Please refer to the Waste and Recycling calendar on the Township’s website for more information.  All waste and recycling must be out by 7 a.m. on the day of pick up.

On January 7th, 2019 the Township will be picking up Christmas trees at the curb.  Please do not place the tree in a bag and remove all tinsel and decorations.  Leave your tree out until it gets picked up.

Additional Public Skating hours will be available at the North Stormont Arena as follows:

Date Time
Monday December 24th, 2018 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday December 27th, 2018 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday December 28th, 2018 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday December 29th, 2018 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday December 30th, 2018 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday December 31st, 2018

12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

On behalf of Council and staff, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Notice of Public Meeting – Building Fees

The Ontario Building Code Act authorizes a Municipal Council to pass by-laws respecting the issuance of permits and related matters.  The Ontario Building Code requires that a public meeting be held as part of any Building Permit Fee adjustment process.

The Council of The Corporation of the Township of North Stormont will hold a public meeting on December 11th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Township Council Chambers at 15 Union Street, Berwick, to discuss potential increases in building fees.

A report proposing building permit fee increases is provided below, as well as a resolution of Council establishing notice for the public meeting.

Fire Prevention Week October 7th to October 13th, 2018

The North Stormont Fire Service is urging everyone in North Stormont to LOOK, LISTEN and LEARN about fire safety during the year’s Fire Prevention Week.  This year’s theme of Fire Prevention Week, which runs from October 7th-13th, 2018, is “LOOK.  LISTEN.  LEARN.  Be aware.  Fire can happen anywhere.”

The theme focuses on three fundamental actions people can take to be fire-safe:

  1. LOOK for potential fire hazards around your home.  Take action to prevent fire from starting:
    • Always stay in the kitchen while cooking.  If you must leave, turn off the stove.
    • Encourage smokers to smoke outside.  Always extinguish cigarettes in large, deep ashtrays that cannot be knocked over.
    • Check electrical cords for damage such as fraying or nicks.  A damaged cord can expose wires and result in a potential shock or fire hazard.
  2. LISTEN for the smoke alarms in an emergency.  Make sure everyone knows the sound of the smoke alarms and can hear them in an emergency.  Early detection of fire provided by smoke alarms gives you the extra seconds you need to get out safely.
  3. LEARN two ways out of every room.  Practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in your home before a fire starts so you and your family can get out quickly.

“Everyone has a responsibility to protect their family and home from fire.  Prevention is always the best course of action.  Identify potential fire hazards in your home and take action to make sure a fire doesn’t start.”

“Only working smoke alarms give you the early notification of fire and the time you and your family need to safely escape.  Many fatal fires occur at night when everyone is asleep, so early warning is crucial to survival.”

“Fire and smoke move faster than you.  There’s no time to figure out how to escape your home AFTER a fire starts.  Practice a home fire escape plan BEFORE there’s a fire so you can get out safely.”

– Dan Gauvin, Fire Chief

LEARN MORE

For more information on Fire Prevention, please contact the North Stormont Fire Service Fire Prevention Officer, Nancy-Ann Gauthier for more information.  Nancy-Ann can be reached at 613-984-2821 ext. 257 or nagauthier@northstormont.ca,

Request for Proposals – Canteen Services

The Township is seeking individuals/groups who are interested in operating canteen services out of the North Stormont Arena.  The Request for Proposal is provided below.  Deadline to submit a proposal is Friday August 31st, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).

For further information regarding the Request for Proposal, please contact Amy Martin, Community Planner/EDO at amartin@northstormont.ca or 613-984-2821 ext. 226.

An addenda was issued on August 28th, 2018 to clarify the awarding of the proposal, start date and vendor licensing.