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CITY OF YORKTON

SASKATCHEWAN

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

MARCH 8, 2004

 

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, March 8, 2004 in Council Chambers City Hall commencing at 7:00 p.m.

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

Absent: Councillor Deb Schmidt.

Staff Members Present: Wayne Jensen, Laurie-Anne Rusnak, Lonnie Kaal, Jeff Humble, Bill Hawkins, Darcy McLeod, Dean Clark, Cindy Alcorn, Kelly Kaban, Troy LaFreniere and Michael Thorley. 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

***R00083-2004

Arnelien – Wyatt

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

Carried.***

PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Councillor Maloney congratulated students and staff at St. Michael’s school for their fundraising for Telemiracle.

Councillor Hill reminded everyone of the Public Meeting on Smoking in Public Places will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Agriplex Convention Centre. Wednesday is film night at the Tower Theatre.

Mayor Phil De Vos wished Yorkton Terriers well tomorrow.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Council Meeting Minutes of February 23, 2004

***R00084-2004

Goulden – Hill

That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of February 23, 2004 be approved as presented.

Carried.***

Committee of the Whole Council Meeting – February 23, 2004

***R00085-2004

Wyatt – Arnelien

That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of February 23, 2004 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS

Good Spirit REDA – Yorkton Branding Initiative Update

A letter dated March 8, 2004 along with the Community Branding Initiative Summary Report dated February 2004 were circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Evan Ortynsky was present to make a presentation regarding the branding initiative for the City of Yorkton. They are requesting $10,000 from the City of Yorkton for this venture. Stage Two of the branding initiative should be ready before the summer.

***R00086-2004

Wyatt – Arnelien

That we receive and file the report from the Good Spirit REDA regarding the Community Branding Initiative Summary dated February 2004.

Carried.***

***R00087-2004

Wyatt – Hill

That we refer the Good Spirit REDA Branding Initiative request of $10,000.00 to the 2004 Budget deliberations.

Carried.***

Prairie Harvest – Tax Exemption – 70 Melrose Avenue

A letter dated December 10, 2003 from the Prairie Harvest Christian Life Centre was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Pastor Des Kingspon was present in Council Chambers and gave a presentation to Council regarding a taxation issue with their property.

***R00088-2004

Hill – Maloney

That we refer this matter back to the sub-committee meeting with all the Church groups on March 16, 2004, and then on to the 2004 budget deliberations.

Carried.***

***R00089-2004

Arnelien – Goulden

That we receive and file the letter from Prairie Harvest Christian Life Centre dated December 10, 2003.

Carried.***

Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival Inc. – 2004 Grant Request

A letter dated March 4, 2004 along with a copy of their financial statements and other pertinent information were circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Mark Claxton and Ms. Fay Kowal from the Film Festival were present in Council Chambers to speak to their request.

***R00090-2004

Hill – Wyatt

That we refer the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival Inc. grant request to the 2004 Budget deliberations.

Carried.***

***R00091-2004

Hill – Goulden

That we receive and file the report from the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival Inc.

Carried.***

Public Notice- The Dulmage Homestead – Designate as Municipal Heritage Property

There were no petitioners present in Council Chambers to speak for or against Bylaw No. 5/2004 authorizing the designation of The Dulmage Homestead as Municipal Heritage Property.

Public Notice – Discretionary Use Application

Residential Care Home – 20 Deerwood Crescent

There were no petitioners present in Council Chambers to speak for or against the Discretionary Use Application for a Residential Care Home at 20 Deerwood Crescent.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND MATTERS REFERRED

Leisure Services Commission Meeting Minutes – February 17, 2004

***R00092-2004

Wyatt – Goulden

That the Leisure Services Commission Meeting Minutes of February 17, 2004 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

Protective Services Commission Meeting Minutes – February 24, 2004

***R00093-2004

Arnelien – Maloney

That the Protective Services Commission Meeting Minutes of February 24, 2004 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – March 3, 2004

***R00094-2004

Hill – Goulden

That the Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Minutes of March 3, 2004 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

***R00095-2004

Goulden – Hill

That Recommendations No. 04-05 (Riverside Terrace residential development) and 04-17 (Seventh Avenue North development) as contained in the Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Minutes of March 3, 2004 be referred to the 2004 budget deliberations.

Carried.***

INTRODUCTION OF BYLAWS

Bylaw No. 4/2004 – Amend Procedure Bylaw No. 45/2003

***R00096-2004

Wyatt – Hill

That Bylaw No. 4/2004, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to amend Commission Member eligibility (18 years) provisions of Bylaw No. 45/2003 regulating the proceedings in the Council, its Committees and Commissions in the City of Yorkton be introduced and read a first time this 8th day of March A.D. 2004.

Carried.***

***R00097-2004

Goulden – Maloney

That Bylaw No. 4/2004 be read a second time this 8th day of March A.D. 2004.

Carried.***

***R00098-2004

Wyatt – Hill

That Bylaw No. 4/2004 receive all three readings this 8th day of March A.D. 2004.

Carried Unanimously.***

***R00099-2004

Arnelien – Goulden

That Bylaw No. 4/2004, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to amend Commission Member eligibility (18 years) provisions of Bylaw No. 45/2003 regulating the proceedings in the Council, its Committees and Commissions in the City of Yorkton be read a third time this 8th day of March A.D. 2004 after unanimous agreement had been reached to have third reading and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.

Carried.***

Bylaw No. 5/2004 – The Dulmage Homestead

Designate as Municipal Heritage Property

***R00100-2004

Arnelien – Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 5/2004, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to designate certain property (Dulmage Homestead) as Municipal Heritage Property be introduced and read a first time this 8th day of March A.D. 2004.

Carried.***

***R00101-2004

Goulden – Hill

That Bylaw No. 5/2004 be read a second time this 8th day of March A.D. 2004.

Carried.***

***R00102-2004

Goulden – Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 5/2004 receive all three readings this 8th day of March A.D. 2004

Carried Unanimously.***

***R00103-2004

Hill – Arnelien

That Bylaw No. 5/2004, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to designate certain property (Dulmage Homestead) as Municipal Heritage Property be read a third time this 8th day of March A.D. 2004 after unanimous agreement had been reached to have third reading and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.

Carried.***

Bylaw No. 6/2004 – Entrance Fees to the Sanitary Landfill

***R00104-2004

Wyatt – Goulden

That Bylaw No. 6/2004, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to provide for entrance fees to the Sanitary Landfill be introduced and read a first time this 8th day of March A.D. 2004.

Carried.***

***R00105-2004

Arnelien – Hill

That Bylaw No. 6/2004 be amended in Section No. 4 to read "to take effect April 4, 2004".

Carried.***

***R00106-2004

Goulden – Maloney

That Bylaw No. 6/2004 as amended be read a second time this 8th day of March A.D. 2004.

Carried.***

***R00107-2004

Wyatt – Hill

That Bylaw No. 6/2004 receive all three readings this 8th day of March A.D. 2004.

Carried Unanimously.***

***R00108-2004

Arnelien – Maloney

That Bylaw No. 6/2004, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to provide for entrance fees to the Sanitary Landfill as amended be read a third time this 8th day of March A.D. 2004 after unanimous agreement had been reached to have third reading and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.

Carried.***

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Development Officer – Discretionary Use application

Residential Care Home – 20 Deerwood Crescent

A memorandum dated March 3, 2004 from the Development Officer regarding a Discretionary Use Application for 20 Deerwood Crescent was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00109-2004

Wyatt – Goulden

That the Council of the City of Yorkton approve the Discretionary Use Application under the City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003, Section 7.8 – Residential Care Home and Section 9.1.2 – Discretionary Uses: Residential Care Homes, for 20 Deerwood Crescent of the duration of time that the property is owned by the present owner.

Carried.***

Director of Finance – City Owned Fleet Vehicles Policy 10.220

A memorandum dated March 3, 2004 from the Director of Finance along with a proposed City owned fleet Vehicles Policy 10.220 were circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00110-2004

Arnelien – Wyatt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton adopt the City Fleet Vehicles Policy 10.200 as presented with the rates as established in Schedule "A" effective January 1, 2004.

Carried.***

Director of Leisure Services

Crow Eradication Program

A memorandum dated March 4, 2004 from the Director of Leisure Services regarding the crow eradication program was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00111-2004

Goulden – Arnelien

That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize the Department of Leisure Services to continue with their crow population control program for 2004 as indicated in the memorandum dated March 4, 2004.

Carried.***

Yorkton Family Leisure Centre and Library Update (Verbal)

The Director of Leisure Services provided an update of the Family Leisure Centre and also the Library renovation projects.

    • the flexi hall pilings are complete,
    • steel for the building is set to arrive this week and start building next week.
    • Concrete floor work is half done.
    • Re roofing of the curling rink and arena start on Wednesday of this week.
    • Leisure Pool and change room pilings will start hopefully next week.
    • Pool Tenders are expected to go out about the third week in March.
    • Tenders for the mechanical and electrical systems for the entire facility will all go out at that time also.
    • The Flexi Hall portion of the project is slated to be turned over to the city on August 15, 2004 for staff training and will be available for public use on September 1, 2004.
    • The leisure pool is expected to be turned over to the city on March 1, 2005.
    • Lobby and ramp and stairs, starting June 1, 2004 and scheduled completion September 15, 2004.
    • Convention Centre will be started in August.
    • The Leisure Pool will be closed from August 16, 2004 to March 1, 2005. The Leisure Department has begun public awareness in the media and have had discussions with user groups trying to accommodate their needs as well.

Design for the library is near completion and he circulated drawings of them. Tenders to be out for this project approximately in one month so as to start construction mid May for an estimated completion of November 2004. There are still some decisions to make regarding library operations while the renovations are underway.

***R00112-2004

Wyatt – Goulden

That this Regular Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 8:12 p.m.

Carried.***

***R00113-2004

De Vos – Hill

That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting to the Regular Council Meeting at 9:50 p.m.

Carried.***

Director of Planning and Engineering

Seventh Avenue North Property Development (27.10(e)(iii)

***R00114-2004

Wyatt – Goulden

That we accept Recommendation No. C00018-2004 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of March 8, 2004 that the Council of the City of Yorkton approve $254,000 as part of the 2004 land development budget to proceed with the development of Seventh Avenue North, (water, sanitary, storm, sub and base), and negotiate with the owner the terms noted above relating to reconfiguration of lots, removal of rubble, improvement of drainage, and taxes.

Councillor Maloney opposed.

Carried.***

CUPE Local 342 – Water Distribution Operation (27.20(f)(iv)

***R00115-2004

Wyatt – Goulden

That we accept Recommendation No. C00019-2004 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of March 8, 2004 that the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize the proper signing officers to execute a Letter of Understanding to amend Schedule "A" of the Collective Agreement with CUPE Local 342, to provide for Water Distribution/Collection operator rates of pay, A through D, to coincide with the established rates of pay for Waterworks Operation, 1 through 4, subject to the employees obtaining the necessary education requirements as outlined.

Carried.***

***R00116-2004

Goulden – Wyatt

That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 9:52 p.m.

Carried.***

 

Approved this 22nd day of March, 2004.

Mayor Phil De Vos

MAYOR

Laurie-Anne Rusnak

CITY CLERK