Levy and General Meeting Minutes – November 23, 2021



  1. Call to Order

The Meeting was called to order at 7:02 pm.

Present:  LSB:  Bonnie Buck (Secretary/Treasurer), Chris Hansen (Chair),
Directors: Ron Heinaaho, BJ Kapush, Sacha Torkkeli, Lorenz Bosinger

                      Darren Auld (Fire Chief), Carly Torkkeli (Recreation Co-ordinator)


  1. Agenda
    Motion 01/11/21

– Motion to accept the Agenda
– Moved by BJ Kapush, seconded by Lorenz Bosinger. Adopted.


  1. Minutes of Previous Meeting
    Motion 02/11/21 – Motion to accept the Minutes of the October 26, 2021 Budget Meeting
    Moved BJ Kapush, seconded by Ron Heinaaho. Adopted.


  1. Business Arising from Minutes

Hockey rink update:  BJ dropped off load of sand for base; Tim Wheeler is moving the sand and prepping the area.

Gate not installed on new property & no trespassing signs – BJ Kapush will advise when completed

Gate will be painted in the spring.

New Shed should be ready to be moved by the end of the November.  It will have its own key. Area is prepped at site for it to be moved.

Hot water tank for rink – Darren Auld awaiting quotes for hot water on demand tank

Darren also gathering quotes for separate timers on lights so heat/lights can be separated

Skate shack use:  This will be addressed in January 2022 – including camera install/update


  1. Financial Reports
    Motion 03/11/21

– Motion to approve the Financial Reports.

– Moved by BJ Kapush, seconded by Lorenz Bosinger. Adopted.


  1. Correspondence

Letter from Tara Hum (Buset,LLP) re: Merrifield (moved to new business)

Lakehead U Lysol wipe donation

GFL rate increase notice: $325.50/lift to $480/lift effective January 1, 2022 (appox $2500/yr increase)


  1. New Business
  2. a)  Levy Presentation – Review Final 2021-22 Budget

The Levy for the 2021-22 Fiscal Year is $348.75.  Using the OPTA program Methodology 2 @, Flat Fee by Property and by Service Type             

Motion 04/11/21 Motion to accept budget and Levy as presented.

            Moved by Ron Heinaaho, seconded by BJ Kapush.  Adopted.                


  1. c) Bylaw 2021-22 – XIAnnual Budget Report – MNDM

Motion 05/11/21 Moved by Ron Heinaaho, seconded by BJ Kapush.  Adopted.



  1. d) Recreation shed questions: fascia matching the skate shack is unavailable do decided to go with charcoal as well this shed will have its own key entry


  1. e) Lysol wipe donation to be picked up Friday, November 26, 2pm. Chris Hansen volunteered to pick up; they will be stored at the Fire Hall on Kam Current Road


  1. f) Santa is arranged and organized to be at Lappe Store on November 28, 1-3pm. Small honorarium will be given to Santa as a thank you.


  1. g) Tara Hum/Merrifield letter. Mike Dunlop will be contacted for advise as well the LSB lawyer at Erickson LLP will be contacted for guidance; addressed further in January 2022


  1. Recreation Report – Submitted by Carly Torkkeli, Recreation Coordinator

Advent calendars are purchased and ready for Sunday’s Santa visit.  2 residents are upset there is still no volleyball allowed in the community gym at Gorham/Ware School.  Still no response from Gorham/Ware after 2 years.  Unanswered emails and no correspondence.  It was explained it is a school division decision; not LSB’s.

Motion 06/11/21:  Motion to accept:  BJ Kapush, seconded by Lorenz Bosinger. Adopted.


  1. Emergency Services Report – Darren Auld, Fire Chief

Training as per usual.  A few calls:  1st response and a structure fire.  Many donations in memory of Eero, a former volunteer firefighter.

BJ Kapush commented there was damage to the helipad site on the 1st snow plow; ground was ripped up.  This will be addressed in the Spring when damage can be accessed.  Pictures will be taken of condition after 1st plow and compared to pictures of completion.

Motion 07/11/21:  Motion to accept:  Lorenz Bosinger, seconded by BJ Kapush.  Adopted.


  1. TransferSite Report Increase letter from GFL ; Bonnie Buck will contact for reasons for the high increase

Motion 08/11/21:  Motion to accept:  BJ Kapush, seconded by Ron Heinaaho.  Adopted.



  1. Fire Number Report Nothing to report


  1.     Adjournment – Motion 09/11/21:  Motion to adjourn – Ron Heinaaho, seconded by BJ Kapush

Meeting adjourned at 8:25 PM