Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, May 3, 2004 in
Council Chambers City Hall commencing at 5:00 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, Darcy
McLeod, Jeff Humble, Gord Bulmer, Bill Hawkins, Don Kunkel, S/Sgt. Gourlay,
Kelly Kaban and Brian Dudar. Recording: Gloria Signarowski.
A quorum being present Mayor Phil De Vos in the Chair called the meeting to
order at 5:00 p.m.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
That the Regular Council Agenda be approved for this Meeting of Council as
Councillor Maloney advised of the 2nd Annual Bell Walk for Kids
held on Sunday, May 2, 2004 at Sacred Heart High School. There was a very good
turn out from the community and Sacred Heart High School and the Yorkton
Regional High School raised over $12,000 for the Kids Help Phone.
Councillor Schmidt congratulated the Fire Chief Dean Clark on hosting a very
successful 54th Annual Fire Chiefs Conference in Yorkton this past
Councillor Goulden extended appreciation for the work of the volunteers and
parents for hosting the 3rd Annual Kalyna Festival of Ukrainian dance
with over 400 dancers that took part in the festival. It was an extremely
Mayor De Vos advised that last week the Lt. Governor was in Yorkton to
present awards to Protective Services Members from Yorkton and several areas and
want to congratulate those Members of the RCMP The Fire Fighters who received 25
S/Sgt. Gourlay advised the public that they would be seeing RCMP riding
bicycles on their shift as a new service the municipal detachment will be
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Regular Council Meeting Minutes April 19th, 2004
That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of April 19th, 2004 be
approved as presented.
Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes April 19th,
That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of April 19th,
2004 be received and filed as presented.
HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS
Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbours Proclamation
Problem Gambling Awareness Week May 9th to 15th,
A letter dated March 31, 2004 from the Society for the Involvement of Good
Neighbours regarding a proclamation was circulated for the consideration of
Mr. Tom Seeley, Executive Director was present in Council Chambers to speak
to their request.
That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize Mayor Phil De Vos to
proclaim the week of May 9th to 15th, 2004 as "Problem
Gambling Awareness Week" in the City of Yorkton.
Sunrise Health Region Proclamation
- Speech and Hearing Month May 2004
A letter dated April 26, 2004 from the Audiologist and Speech-Language
Pathologists of the Sunrise Health Region was circulated for the consideration
Rhonda Schultz, Coralee Schoenrock and Tessa Carriere were present in Council
Chambers and Rhonda Schultz spoke to their request.
Schmidt - Arnelien
That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize Mayor Phil
De Vos to proclaim the month of May 2004 as "Speech and Hearing
Month" in the City of Yorkton.
REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND MATTERS REFERRED
Leisure Services Commission Meeting Minutes April 20th, 2004
Arnelien - Hill
That the Leisure Services Commission Meeting Minutes of April 20th,
2004 be received and filed as presented.
City Manager Yorkton Family Leisure Centre
A memorandum dated April 27, 2004 from the City Manager along with pertinent
background information regarding the Yorkton Family Leisure Centre were
circulated for the consideration of Council.
The City Manager and the Director of Finance reviewed the documentation
provided regarding the Family Leisure Centre.
That the Council of the City of Yorkton increase the funding allocation for
the Yorkton Family Leisure Centre to include the Convention Centre upgrade and
cost over runs as presented in the memorandum dated April 27, 2004, and
authorize the borrowing of approximately $14,382,081 over 16 years.
Councillor Wyatt opposed.
That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council
Meeting at 5:47 p.m.
That we adjourn to rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council
Meeting at 6:36 p.m.
That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 6:36 p.m.
Approved this 17th day of May, 2004.
Mayor Phil De Vos