March 28, 2013 Synopsis of Council Minutes

Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan
Council Meeting
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Council Office, Regina
9:00 a.m.

 Synopsis of Minutes

Todd Lumbard, Chairperson; Phil Fredette, Vice-Chairperson; Jeff Ofstie;
Raymond Bailey; Nancy Kirk; David Grambo; Agnes Ewen; Eleanor Shumay; Larry Wilson, Superintendent of Funeral and Cremation Services; Sandy Mahon, Registrar

Robert Volk

Minutes taken by:
Tanya Chernick-Aldridge

Council was advised that 4 new complaints have been received since the last Council meeting, 2 of which have already been concluded.  Three of those complaints deal with advertising issues.  A total of 37 compliance reviews have been conducted to date along with 4 prepaid contract compliance reviews.

Council was advised that a Crematorium license was issued to Gray’s Funeral Chapel Ltd. in Prince Albert, and cremations by Alkaline Hydrolysis have now been conducted.

The Superintendent welcomed 3 of the 4 new Appointed Council Members in attendance and explained his role with Council.

A motion was passed to approve changes to the following:

  • Bylaw 2050 – Licensing Procedures – Salespersons
  • Form 32 – Student Salesperson’s Registration Application
  • Form 33 – Application for a Salesperson’s License

Bylaw 6150 was referred to the Legislative & Governance Committee for review to be consistent with bylaw 6100 – Withdrawal of Funds.

A motion was passed to approve the Revenue & Expense Report for January 2013.

A motion was passed to dissolve the Personnel Committee.

Council was advised that 2 of the presenters at the forthcoming Spring Symposium have been replaced as they did not permit video recording of their respective presentations.

Council was further advised that a lunch and learn program has also been added to the Spring Symposium.

David Grambo has advised his term on the SIAST Advisory Board will be ending this year and Raymond Bailey has agreed to replace him on the Board.

A motion was passed that cheques over $5000 require two signatures.  The Registrar and Resource & Compliance Officer may sign cheques in excess of this amount and they will be reviewed by the Chair of Council.

A motion was passed to remove the signing authority for Allan Higgs as his term as an Appointed Member has expired.

The next meeting of Council will be held on April 18, 2013. 

In the interest of timely disclosure, this synopsis of Council Minutes is posted for your information only.  This is a summary only and is not to be used in place of the office version.  Official Council Minutes are not created until the transcript of the minutes is reviewed and adopted by Council at a subsequent monthly meeting.  To inquire into any matter arising from this summary, please contact the Registrar.