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CITY OF YORKTON

SASKATCHEWAN

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

FEBRUARY 24, 2003

 

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, February 24, 2003 in Council Chambers City Hall commencing at 7:00 p.m.

Present: Councillors Arnelien, DeRyk, Goulden, Hill, Wegner and Wyatt.

Absent: Mayor Phil De Vos.

Staff Members Present: Wayne Jensen, Laurie-Anne Rusnak, Lonnie Kaal, Jeff Humble, Bill Hawkins, Darcy McLeod, Dean Clark and Matt Bernat. Recording: Gloria Signarowski.

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

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

***R00082-2003

Arnelien – Goulden

That the Agenda be amended with the addition of a letter from the Yorkton Indoor Games Organizing Committee dated February 11, 2003 under Hearing of Petitions.

Carried.***

***R00083-2003

Wyatt – Hill

That the Agenda be approved as amended.

Carried.***

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Council Meeting Minutes – February 10, 2003

***R00084-2003

Goulden – Arnelien

That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of February 10, 2003 be approved as presented.

Carried.***

Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes – February 10, 2003

***R00085-2003

Wyatt – Wegner

That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of February 10, 2003 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

HEARING OF PETITIONS

Yorkton & District Band Boosters – Rental of Parkland Agriplex

A letter dated February 12, 2003 from the Yorkton and District Band Boosters along with a letter from the Yorkton Public School Division dated February 12, 2003 were circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Alex Morgotch from the Yorkton and District Band Boosters was present in Council Chambers to speak to their request.

***R00086-2003

Wegner – Arnelien

That the Council of the City of Yorkton provide a grant in the amount of $358.68 for the Yorkton and District Band Boosters rental at the Agriplex for their June 2003 year-end performance.

Carried.***

The Godfrey Dean Art Gallery – Programming Contract

Information regarding the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Randy Holfeld was present in Council Chambers to speak to their request for a programming contract with the City of Yorkton.

The Chair moved to Past Deputy Mayor Wyatt at 7:23 p.m.

***R00087-2003

Goulden – Arnelien

That the Council of the City of Yorkton enter into a fee for service contract in the amount of $40,000 with the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery for programming, exhibitions, public education and workshops with Administration to prepare the contract accordingly.

Councillor Wegner opposed.

Carried.***

The Chair reverted back to Deputy Mayor DeRyk at 7:45 p.m

Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival Inc. – 2003 Grant Request

A letter received February 14, 2003 from the Executive Director of the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival Inc. was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Ms. Fay Kowal, Executive Director was present in Council Chambers to speak to their grant request of $10,000.

It was the consensus of Council that the grant request of $10,000 for the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival Inc. be dealt with after Council adopts a Community Grants Policy, which will be presented on March 10th, 2003.

Yorkton Indoor Games Organizing Committee

A letter dated February 11, 2003 from the Yorkton Indoor Games Organizing Committee requesting a grant of $2,500 was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00088-2003

Goulden - Wyatt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton refer the grant request of $2,500 from the Yorkton Indoor Games Organizing Committee to the Council Meeting of March 10th, 2003.

Carried.***

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND MATTERS REFERRED

Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – February 12, 2003

***R00089-2003

Goulden – Arnelien

That the Council of the City of Yorkton receive and file the Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Minutes of February 23, 2003.

Carried.***

Discussion was held on Recommendation No. 03-09 as contained in the Minutes of the Municipal Planning Commission Meeting of February 12, 2003 dealing with the parking on King Street.

Mr. Nestor Mykytyshyn, Chairman of the Municipal Planning Commission was present in Council Chambers and gave a summary of the Recommendation

***R00090-2003

Arnelien – Wyatt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton postpone Recommendation No. 03-09 as contained in the Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Minutes of February 12, 2003 regarding King Street changes until after the traffic study has been completed.

Councillor Goulden opposed.

Carried.***

INTRODUCTION OF BYLAWS

Bylaw No. 17/2003 – Mailing of Assessment Notices

***R00091-2003

Arnelien – Hill

That Bylaw No. 17/2003, a bylaw of the City of Yorkton to authorize the City of Yorkton to dispense with the mailing of assessment notices be introduced and read a first time this 24th day of February A.D. 2003.

Carried.***

***R00092-2003

Goulden – Hill

That Bylaw No. 17/2003 be read a second time this 24th day of February A.D. 2003.

Carried.***

***R00093-2003

Arnelien – Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 17/2003 receive all three readings this 24th day of February A.D. 2003.

Carried Unanimously.***

***R00094-2003

Goulden – Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 17/2003, a bylaw of the City of Yorkton authorizing the City of Yorkton to dispense with the Mailing of Assessment Notices be read a third time this 24th day of February A.D. 2003 after unanimous agreement had been reached to have third reading and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.

Carried.***

***R00095-2003

Goulden – Hill

That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 8:24 p.m.

Carried.***

***R00096-2003

Wyatt – Hill

That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 9:22 p.m.

Carried.***

2003 Budget

***R00097-2003

Arnelien – Wyatt

That we accept Recommendation No. C00012-2003 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council meeting Minutes of February 24, 2003 to adopt the 2003 budget in principle with revenues of $18,758,635 and expenditures of $18,744,355.

Carried.***

***R00098-2003

Wegner-DeRyk

That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 9:23 p.m.

Carried.***

***R00099-2003

Arnelien – Hill

That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 9:31 p.m.

Carried.***

Approved this 10th day of March, 2003.

Deputy Mayor Dick DeRyk

DEPUTY MAYOR

Laurie-Anne Rusnak

CITY CLERK