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CITY OF YORKTON

SASKATCHEWAN

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

FEBRUARY 23, 2004

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, February 23, 2004 in Council Chambers City Hall commencing at 7:00 p.m.

Present: Mayor Phil De Vos, Councillors Arnelien, Goulden, Hill, Maloney, Schmidt and Wyatt.

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

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

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

***R00069-2004

Wyatt – Schmidt

That the Regular Council Agenda be approved for this Meeting of Council as presented.

Carried.***

PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Councillor Goulden thanked the volunteers for the good work at the toy and collectible show this weekend.

Councillor Schmidt acknowledge the citizens who follow Council’s undertakings by watching the Council Meetings over Access Communications.

Councillor Maloney congratulated the volunteers at Snowarama who raised $85,069.00 on Saturday, February 21, 2004, for Camp Easter Seal for the kids. Barry Bradshaw, John Denysek, the Sno Riders Club and many volunteers have done a tremendous job for Snowarama. Congratulations.

Mayor Phil De Vos, reminded everyone that the Chamber of Commerce, Celebrate Success Awards was coming up on March 11, 2004. He congratulated Staff Members at the Aquatic Centre who won the Hub Guthridge award for certifying the most lifeguards and lifesavers in Saskatchewan outside of Regina and Saskatoon.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Council Meeting Minutes – February 9, 2004

***R00070-2004

Arnelien – Hill

That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of February 9, 2004 be approved as presented.

Carried.***

Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes – February 9, 2004

***R00071-2004

Wyatt – Goulden

That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of February 9, 2004 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS

The Godfrey Dean Art Gallery – 2003 Annual Report

A letter dated February 18, 2004 from the Director/Head of Programming at the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery along with the 2003 Annual Report were circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Dick DeRyk and Ms. Brenda Sherring were present in Council Chambers to speak to their request.

They requested a renewal of the contract with the City of Yorkton plus an additional $5,000 for 2004.

***R00072-2004

Arnelien – Wyatt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton receive and file the 2003 Annual Report from the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery and refer this item to the 2004 Budget deliberations.

Carried.***

Don Kunkel arrived at 7:14 p.m.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND MATTERS REFERRED

Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – February 4, 2004

***R00073-2004

Wyatt – Maloney

That the Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Minutes of February 4, 2004 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

***R00074-2004

Arnelien – Hill

That the Council of the City of Yorkton accept Recommendation No. 04-11 as contained in the Municipal Planning Commission Minutes of February 4, 2004 that in the event title to the Yorkton Organic Milling Ltd. is transferred to the City of Yorkton, and that if the site is tendered for demolition and removal of the structures, the tender demolition documents will reflect a clause to allow volunteers arranged by the Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission to access the site during the week of demolition from Friday 4:00 p.m. to Sunday 10:00 p.m. to allow for the salvage and removal of facing brick from the milling structure.

Carried.***

CORRESPONDENCE

Royal Canadian Mounted Police – Agriplex Ice Rental Rebate

A letter dated February 10, 2004 from the Yorkton Municipal RCMP regarding Agriplex Ice Rental Rebate was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00075-2004

Maloney – Schmidt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton receive and file the letter from the RCMP dated February 10, 2004 regarding Agriplex Ice Rental Rebate.

Carried.***

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Manager of Building Inspections and Property – Residential Lot Pricing Strategy

A memorandum dated February 11, 2004 from the Manager of Building Inspections and Property regarding residential Lot Pricing Strategy was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00076-2004

Goulden – Arnelien

That the Council of the City of Yorkton adopt the attached pricing strategy and direct administration to apply same to Riverside Grove and Riverside Multi-Family residential lots that will be available for sale in the Spring of 2004.

Carried.***

Director of Finance – Vehicle Use Policy 10.240

A memorandum dated February 20, 2004 from the Director of Finance along with a revised policy for Vehicle Use and copies of the old policies were circulated for Council’s review.

***R00077-2004

Goulden – Schmidt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton adopt the Vehicle Use Policy 10.240 as presented effective March 1, 2004.

Carried.***

GIVING NOTICE OF MOTION

Councillor Goulden – Council Youth Advisory Appointment

A Notice of Motion dated February 19, 2004 from Councillor Randy Goulden regarding the appointment of a Council Youth Advisory Committee was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00078-2004

Goulden – Hill

That the Council of the City of Yorkton request Administration to prepare the necessary amendment to Procedure Bylaw No. 45/2003 to provide for the appointment of individuals who are under 18 years of age; and

That the Council of the City of Yorkton refer the establishment of a Youth Advisory Committee to the Leisure Services Commission; to encourage input on items that would include, but not limited to services or programs that would enhance the quality of life for youth in our community.

Carried.***

***R00079-2004

Schmidt – Wyatt

That this Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 7:48 p.m.

Carried.***

***R00080-2004

Goulden – Hill

That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Meeting at 9:01 p.m.

Carried.***

City Clerk/Director of Human Resources – Fire Fighters Arbitration (27.10(f)(iv)

***R00081-2004

Arnelien – Maloney

That we accept Recommendation No. C00014-2004 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of February 23, 2004:

    • That the City advise Fire Fighters Local 1527 that we are unable to accept their proposed reclassification request in exchange for reduced overtime rates, but that the City has agreed to drop their request for reduced overtime and promotions from the matters that were scheduled to proceed to arbitration;
    • That the Fire Chief implement the utilization of Temporary Fire Fighters for sick time and holiday replacements to reduce overtime costs as expediently as reasonably possible;
    • That the Council of the City of Yorkton appoint Mr. Larry LeBlanc as the City’s nominee to the Temporary Fire Fighter Grievance Arbitration.

Mayor Phil De Vos, Councillors Schmidt and Wyatt opposed.

Carried.***

***R00082-2004

Hill – Wyatt

That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 9:02 p.m.

Carried.***

 

Approved this 8th day of March, 2004.

Mayor Phil De Vos

MAYOR

Laurie-Anne Rusnak

CITY CLERK