November 26, 2020 Council Synopsis of Minutes

Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan
Council Meeting
Thursday, November 26, 2020
9:00 a.m. 


Present via teleconference and/or Zoom: Jeff Weafer, Chairperson; Amanda Starosta, Vice-Chairperson; Chelsea Krentz; Don Sheppard; Dustin Hall; Gay Patrick; Nancy Kirk; Robert Volk; Scott Moffat; Shannon Leson; Denny Huyghebaert, Deputy Superintendent of Funeral and Cremation Services; Sandy Mahon, Registrar

Guests: Kim Eberts, Resource & Compliance

Minutes taken by: Tanya Chernick-Aldridge

Council was advised there have been no complaints since the last meeting and one matter has been resolved by an investigation committee.  A complaint from 2019 has been referred to a discipline committee.  Forty-four compliance reviews have been conducted to date, of which twelve have been conducted virtually.  Council was advised the virtual compliance have proved to be very successful.

A motion was passed to accept the revisions to bylaw 2014(1), (4) and (6) as presented.

A motion was passed to approve the September 2020 Revenue & Expense reports as presented.

A motion was passed that in view of the existing pandemic situation council encourages increased virtual participation attendance at the 2021 virtual spring symposium.  To facilitate greater participation Council agrees to waive the fees for licensees to participate.

A motion was passed that without setting precedent, Council accepts the recommendation to reinstate Lorne Klassen’s funeral director/salesperson’s license.

The next meeting of Council will be held on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020.

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.