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CITY OF YORKTON

SASKATCHEWAN

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

AUGUST 19, 2002

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, August 19, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers City Hall.

Present: Mayor De Vos, Councillors DeRyk, Fromm, Goulden, Wegner and Wyatt.

Absent: Councillor Arnelien.

Staff Members Present: Wayne Jensen, Laurie-Anne Rusnak, Lonnie Kaal, Bill Hawkins, Jody Hauta, and Jeff Humble. Recording: Gloria Signarowski.

A quorum being present Mayor De Vos in the Chair called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

***R00298-2002

DeRyk – Goulden

That the Regular Council Agenda be amended by adding the letter dated July 26, 2002 from Transport Canada under Correspondence for this meeting of Council.

Carried.***

***R00299-2002

Fromm – Goulden

That the Regular Agenda be approved as amended.

Carried.***

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Council Meeting Minutes of July 22, 2002

***R00300-2002

Goulden – Wyatt

That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of July 22, 2002 be approved as presented.

Carried.***

Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes – July 22, 2002

***R00301-2002

DeRyk – Fromm

That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of July 22, 2002 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

HEARING OF PETITIONS

Untidy and Unsightly Premises: 211 Betts Avenue; 5 Northfield Bay; 242 Betts Avenue; 207 Myrtle Avenue; 64 Agricultural Avenue; 220 Maple Avenue; 62 Agricultural and 120 Magrath Street.

One person, Mr. John Houghton was present in Council Chambers to speak to the untidy and unsightly premises at 211 Betts Avenue.

***R00302-2002

Fromm – Wyatt

That with the exception of 211 Betts Avenue (subject to confirmation of staff) the City of Yorkton proceed to clean up the following untidy and unsightly properties: 5 Northfield Bay – Mark & Helen Park; 242 Betts Avenue – Darrel McRae; 207 Myrtle Avenue –Mike and Isabelle Lys; 64 Agricultural Avenue – Riverview Investments; 220 Maple Avenue – Riverview Investments; 62 Agricultural Avenue – William and Rose Kirschman; 120 Magrath Street – Rita Myrowsky, if the condition of the properties is not remedied by August 20th, 2002, with all costs associated with the clean up to be added to and form part of the tax roll.

Carried.***

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Month – September 2002

A letter dated July 22, 2002 was circulated for the consideration of Council. Mr. Doug Falconer, Vice-President, was present in Council Chambers to speak to their request.

***R00303-2002

Fromm – Wegner

That the Council of the City of Yorkton proclaim the month of September as "Big Brothers and Big Sisters Month" in the City of Yorkton.

Carried.***

Parkland Regional College

Literacy Month – September 2002

A letter dated May 14, 2002 from the Parkland Regional College was circulated for the consideration of Council. Ms. Roshan Hemani was present in Council Chambers to speak to their request.

***R00304-2002

Wegner – DeRyk

That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize Mayor De Vos to declare the month of September as "Literacy Month" in the City of Yorkton and to raise the Literacy Flag on Friday, September 6, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall Park.

Carried.***

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND MATTERS REFERRED

Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – August 7, 2002

***R00305-2002

DeRyk- Fromm

That the Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Minutes of August 7th, 2002 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

***R00306-2002

DeRyk – Fromm

That the Council of the City of Yorkton approve in principle Recommendation No. 02-26 as contained in the Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Minutes of August 7, 2002 that site development of Riverside Terrace begin in 2003 for housing starts in 2004.

Carried.***

CORRESPONDENCE

Transport Canada

A letter dated July 26, 2002 from Transport Canada was brought forward from the Information Package for the consideration of Council.

Councillor DeRyk spoke to the letter received from Transport Canada which advises the City of Yorkton that the Municipal Airport has some deficiencies which were present before Transport Canada transferred it to the City of Yorkton.

Discussion was held on this item and it was suggested that this issue be brought forward at the Mayor’s/Manager’s meeting in Melville in September.

INTRODUCTION OF BYLAWS

Bylaw No. 20/2002 – Landscaping

***R00307-2002

Fromm – DeRyk

That Bylaw No. 20/2002 be read a 2nd time this 19th day of August A.D. 2002.

***R00308-2002

Fromm – DeRyk

That Bylaw No. 20/2002 be amended with the deletion of Section 5 and any areas in Section 9 referring to Section 5, with a further review.

Voting on the amendment.

Councillor Wegner opposed.

Carried.***

Voting on 2nd reading of Bylaw No. 20/2002 as amended.

Councillor Wegner opposed.

Carried.***

***R00309-2002

Fromm – Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 20/2002, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to provide for the requirement of landscaping in all future commercial and major residential subdivisions be read a third time as amended this 19th day of August A.D. 2002 and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.

Councillor Wegner opposed.

Carried.***

Bylaw No. 21/2002 – Exemption of Taxes (Infill Housing)

***R00310-2002

Goulden – Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 21/2002, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to provide for the exemption of taxation for certain properties within the City of Yorkton, be introduced and read a first time this 19th day of August A.D. 2002.

Carried.***

***R00311-2002

DeRyk – Wegner

That Bylaw No. 21/2002 be read a second time this 19th day of August A.D. 2002.

Carried.***

***R00312-2002

Fromm – Goulden

That Bylaw No. 21/2002 receive all three readings this 19th day of August A.D. 2002.

Carried Unanimously.***

***R00313-2002

Fromm - DeRyk

That Bylaw No. 21/2002, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton in the Province of Saskatchewan to provide for the exemption of taxation for certain properties (Ted Deneschuk, 108 Wellington Avenue, Lot 54, Block 19, Plan94Y08033) within the City of Yorkton be read a third time this 19th day of August A.D. 2002 after unanimous agreement had been reached to have third reading and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.

Carried.***

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Director of Finance – 2001 Municipal Public Accounts and Financial Statement

Mr. Bill Parker, Chartered Accountant was present in Council Chambers to speak to Council regarding the 2001 Municipal Public Accounts and Financial Statement.

***R00314-2002

Wegner – Wyatt

That the 2001 Municipal Public Accounts and Financial Statement be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

Urban Planner – Proposed Subdivision – Morris Bay

A memorandum dated July 22, 2002 from the Urban Planner regarding a proposed subdivision on Morris Bay along with pertinent background information was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00315-2002

DeRyk – Fromm

That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to issue a Certificate of Approval to the applicant, City of Yorkton, to subdivide Proposed Lots 30 and 31, Block 64 in SW Ό 34-25-4-W2nd as the proposed subdivision meets all of the requirements of the City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw 9/96, Section 7.1 Single Detached Dwelling District (R1) and 7.7 General Provisions.

Carried.***

Proposed Subdivision – Wilson Bay

A memorandum dated July 24, 2002 from the Urban Planner regarding a proposed subdivision on Wilson Crescent along with pertinent background information was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00316-2002

DeRyk – Wyatt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to issue a Certificate of Approval to the applicant, the City of Yorkton, to subdivide proposed Lots 132 and 133, Block 86 in NW Ό Section 1-26-4-W2nd as the proposed subdivision meets all of the requirements of the City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw No. 9/96, Section 7.1 Single Detached Dwelling District (R1) and 7.7 General Provisions.

Carried.***

Property Manager – 89 Myrtle Avenue – Dangerous Property

A memorandum dated August 9, 2002 from the Property Manager along with pictures pertaining to the property at 89 Myrtle Avenue was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00317-2002

Goulden – Wyatt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton is of the opinion and hereby declares that the building located at 89 Myrtle Avenue more particularly described as Lot 13, Block 5, Yorkton, Sask. Plan 35951 is an imminent danger to public safety for the following reasons:

    1. Fire damaged;
    2. Broken and missing windows;
    3. Accumulation of refuse;
    4. Unoccupied;
    5. Placarded by Public Health;
    6. Unsecured; and
    7. In general poor repair.

And that the following action be taken immediately to secure the building and eliminate the danger:

a) all openings, windows and doors in both the dwelling unit and the detached accessory building be boarded up securing entrance from the outside; and that the City Clerk notify the owner of said property by registered mail of the action taken respecting the said property and that the owner be notified that all costs associated with securing and eliminating the danger on the said property will be charged against the said land and buildings, and that the owner be invited to appear before Council at a meeting to be held on Monday, September 9, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers located in City Hall at 37 – Third Avenue North to make representation if he or she disputes the need for action or the intention of charging the cost of the emergency action against the land and buildings.

Carried.***

Property Manager – Cash Back Policy (Infill Housing)

A memorandum dated August 6, 2002 along with the Cash Back Policy 10.40 were circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00318-2002

DeRyk – Goulden

That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize an amendment to Policy 10.40 changing authority for approval of Infill Housing Cash Back applications from City Council to the City Manager as presented.

Carried.***

Director of Leisure Services – Multipurpose Recreation Facility

A memorandum dated August 14, 2002 from the Director of Leisure Services regarding the multipurpose recreation facility was circulated for the information of Council.

The Director of Leisure Services was present in Council Chambers and spoke to the memorandum and advised that the Multipurpose Recreation Facility Planning Committee and Leisure Services Staff have selected Hutchinson Architects Inc. to conduct a Feasibility Study for a Multipurpose Recreation Facility and that the tendered price of this review falls within the 2002 budget provisions.

***R00319-2002

DeRyk – Wyatt

That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 8:17 p.m.

Carried.***

***R00320-2002

Fromm - DeRyk

That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 8:43 p.m.

Carried.***

Property Matter – Offer to Purchase

***R00321-2002

Wegner – Goulden

That we accept Recommendation No. C00063-2002 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of August 19, 2002 that the City not accept the offer to purchase made by 626790 Saskatchewan Ltd. but continue to negotiate with this company.

Carried.***

***R00322-2002

Wyatt – Fromm

That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 8:43 p.m.

Carried.***

 

Approved this 9th day of September, 2002.

Mayor Phil De Vos

MAYOR