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CITY OF YORKTON

SASKATCHEWAN

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

MAY 17, 2004

 

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, May 17, 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, Jeff Humble, Darcy McLeod, Bill Hawkins, Dean Clark, Ross Young and Frank Romanowich. 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

***R00165-2004

Arnelien – Schmidt

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

Carried.***

PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Councillor Maloney advised that he attended the Parkland Regional Library Annual Meeting on Saturday to welcome their delegates. He also attended the Family and Schools Together graduation which is a great Program.

Councillor Hill advised of the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival coming up May 27th to 30th, 2004. Friday, May 28th, 2004 will be a "Taste of Yorkton" showcasing 12 restaurants in and around Yorkton. Tickets are available at the Film Festival Office and all events will be at the Agriplex.

Councillor Schmidt advised that the new RCMP patrol bikes are operational as of Friday, with 7 officers trained, 12 tickets and 4 warnings being issued. Congratulations to S/Sgt. Gourlay and Sgt. Pat Zunti for initiating and implementing this program.

Mayor De Vos thanked Deputy Mayor Maloney for filling in for him while he was away on city business. He noted that all of Council have a very busy Agenda for the summer and thanked them for participating in the community.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Council Meeting Minutes – May 3, 2004

***R00166-2004

Wyatt - Hill

That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of May 3, 2004 be approved as presented.

Carried.***

Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes – May 3, 2004

***R00167-2004

Goulden – Arnelien

That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of May 3, 2004 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS

Tourism Yorkton – Proclamation

– Tourism Business Week – May 30th to June 5th, 2004

A letter dated May 10, 2004 from Judee Oliver, the Past President of Tourism Yorkton regarding a Proclamation was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Neil Thom and Mrs. Judee Oliver were present in Council Chambers and Mr. Thom gave a brief presentation regarding their request.

***R00168-2004

Wyatt – Schmidt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize Mayor Phil

De Vos to proclaim the week of May 30th to June 5th, 2004 as "Tourism Business Week" in the City of Yorkton.

Carried.***

Yorkton Community Action Team – Proclamation

-Gang Awareness & Prevention Week – May 31st, to June 4th, 2004

A letter dated May 6, 2004 from Sgt. P.G. Zunti of the Yorkton Municipal Detachment of the RCMP requesting a proclamation was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Sgt. Pat Zunti and Ms. Marcia Kutschera were present in Council Chambers to speak on behalf of the Yorkton Community Action Committee.

***R00169-2004

Goulden – Hill

That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize Mayor Phil

De Vos to proclaim the week of May 31st, to June 4th, 2004 as "Gang Awareness and Prevention" week in the City of Yorkton.

Carried.***

Public Notice – Bylaw No. 8/2004 – Street and Lane Closure

– Third Avenue South

There were no petitioners present in Council Chambers to speak for or against Bylaw No. 8/2004, authorizing the closure of the street/lane as shown on a Plan No. 7023 and A0339.

Public Notice – Discretionary Use Application – Family Child Care Home

– 113 Ontario Avenue

There were no petitioners present in Council Chambers to speak for or against the Discretionary Use Application for a Family Child Care Home at 113 Ontario Avenue.

Public Notice – Discretionary Use Application – 416 Ball Road

There was one person present (Mr. Lloyd Heshka) to speak for the application for the discretionary use at 416 Ball Road for an automotive salvage operation. There was no one in attendance to speak against this discretionary use application.

REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND MATTERS REFERRED

Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – May 5, 2004

***R00170-2004

Arnelien – Schmidt

That the Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Minutes of May 5, 2004 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

Director of Finance

2004 Budget

A memorandum dated May 5, 2004 from the Director of Finance along with spreadsheets detailing the 2004 budget were circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00171-2004

Arnelien – Goulden

That the Council of the City of Yorkton approve the 2004 Budget as provided in the memorandum and attachments dated May 5, 2004 with revenues of $20,788,400 less expenditures of $20,787,300 for a surplus of $1,140 and repealing the City Services Fund Policy No. 10.250.

Carried.***

Tax Policy

A memorandum dated May 11, 2004 from the Director of Finance regarding Tax Policy was circulated for the consideration of Council.

A discussion was held on tax policy.

Mayor Phil De Vos passed the Chair to the Deputy Mayor at 5:35 p.m. and it reverted back at 5:38 p.m.

***R00172-2004

Wyatt – Maloney

That the Council of the City of Yorkton increase the residential property tax $100 per household and add it to the base tax for 2004.

Councillors Arnelien, Goulden and Hill opposed.

Carried.***

CORRESPONDENCE

York School Division No. 36 – 2004 Mill Rate

Yorkton Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 86 – 2004 Mill Rate

***R00173-2004

Wyatt – Schmidt

That we receive and file the letter dated May 3, 2004 from the York School Division No. 36 and the letter dated April 30, 2004 from the Yorkton Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 86 establishing their 2004 Mill Rates.

Carried.***

INTRODUCTION OF BYLAWS

Bylaw No. 8/2004 – Street and Lane Closure – Third Avenue South

***R00174-2004

Goulden- Schmidt

That Bylaw No. 8/2004, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to provide for the closing of a certain street or lane as such street and lane is shown on Plan Nos. 7023 and A0339 be introduced and read a first time this 17th day of May A.D. 2004.

Carried.***

***R00175-2004

Wyatt – Maloney

That Bylaw No. 8/2004 be read a second time this 17th day of May A.D. 2004.

Carried.***

***R00176-2004

Arnelien – Goulden

That Bylaw No. 8/2004 receive all three readings this 17th day of May A.D. 2004.

Carried Unanimously.***

***R00177-2004

Wyatt – Schmidt

That Bylaw No. 8/2004, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to provide for the closing of a certain street or lane as such street and lane is shown on Plan Nos. 7023 and A0339 be read a third time this 17th day of May 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. 9/2004 – Fixing the Mill Rate for the Year 2004

***R00178-2004

Arnelien – Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 9/2004, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton fixing the Mill Rate for the year 2004 be introduced and read a first time this 17th day of May A.D. 2004.

Carried.***

***R00179-2004

Goulden – Hill

That Bylaw No. 9/2004 be read a second time this 17th day of May A.D. 2004.

Carried.***

***R00180-2004

Goulden – Schmidt

That Bylaw No. 9/2004 receive all three readings this 17th day of May A.D. 2004.

Carried Unanimously.***

***R00181-2004

Arnelien – Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 9/2004, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton fixing the mill rate for the year 2004 be read a third time this 17th day of May 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. 10/2004 – To Establish Mill rate Factors for Classes and Sub-Classes of land and improvements and to provide for a base tax

***R00182-2004

Goulden – Schmidt

That Bylaw No. 10/2004, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to establish Mill Rate Factors for Classes and Sub-Classes of land and improvements and to provide for a base tax be introduced and read a first time this 17th day of May A.D. 2004.

Carried.***

***R00183-2004

Wyatt – Goulden

That Bylaw No. 10/2004 be amended by changing the residential and condominium mill rate factor to 0.1728971 and the municipal tax base to $650.00.

Carried.***

***R00184-2004

Schmidt – Hill

That Bylaw No. 10/2004 be read a second time as amended this 17th day of May A.D. 2004.

Carried.***

***R00185 – 2004

Goulden – Hill

That Bylaw No. 10/2004 receive all three readings this 17th day of May A.D. 2004.

Carried Unanimously.***

***R00186-2004

Wyatt – Maloney

That Bylaw No. 10/2004, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to establish Mill Rate Factors for Classes and Sub-Classes of land and improvements and to provide for a base tax be read a third time as amended this 17th day of May 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. 11/2004

***R00187-2004

Wyatt – Hill

That Bylaw No. 11/2004, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to establish sub-classes of land and improvements for tax purposes be introduced and read a first time this 17th day of May A.D. 2004.

Carried.***

***R00188-2004

Wyatt – Schmidt

That Bylaw No. 11/2004 be read a second time this 17th day of May A.D. 2004.

Carried.***

***R00189-2004

Goulden – Hill

That Bylaw No. 11/2004 receive all three readings this 17th day of May A.D. 2004.

Carried Unanimously.***

***R00190-2004

Arnelien – Schmidt

That Bylaw No. 11/2004, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to establish sub-classes of land and improvements for tax purposes be read a third time this 17th day of May 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 – Family Child Care Home – 113 Ontario Avenue

A memorandum dated May 12, 2004 from the Development Officer regarding a discretionary use application for a Family Child Care Home at 113 Ontario Avenue was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00191-2004

Arnelien – Maloney

That the Council of the City of Yorkton approve the Discretionary Use application for Ms. Karen Chopty under the City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003, Section 7.3 – Family Child Care Home and Section 9.1.2. – Discretionary Uses: Family Child Care Homes for 113 Ontario Avenue, provided that all the regulations and licensing requirements are approved by the Province and subject to obtaining a City of Yorkton Business License.

Carried.***

Discretionary Use Application – Automotive Salvage – 416 Ball Road

A memorandum dated May 12, 2004 from the Development Officer regarding a discretionary use application for an automotive salvage at 416 Ball Road was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00192-2004

Goulden – Maloney

That the Council of the City of Yorkton approve the Discretionary Use Application from Mr. Lloyd Heshka under the City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003, Section 19.1.2 – Auto Wrecking/Junk Yards for the civic address of 416 Ball Road with the permit to expire when the applicant ceases to conduct business at this address provided that all the regulations and licensing requirements are approved by the Province and subject to obtaining a City of Yorkton Business License.

Carried.***

Director of Leisure Services

Costs for Sacred Heart Pool Upgrade

A memorandum dated May 11, 2004 from the Director of Leisure Services regarding costs to upgrade the Sacred Heart Pool was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00193-2004

Goulden – Maloney

That we receive and file the memorandum dated May 11, 2004 regarding costs for Sacred Heart Pool Upgrades and that no further action be taken at this time.

Carried.***

***R00194-2004

Hill – Wyatt

That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 6:13 p.m.

Carried.***

***R00195-2004

Wyatt – Schmidt

That we rise and report from the Regular Council Meeting of May 17, 2004 at 7:46 p.m.

Carried.***

RFP – Organization Values, Mission and Vision Statement Project [27.10(e)(iv)]

***R00196-2004

Arnelien – Schmidt

That we accept Recommendation No. C00036-2004 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of May 17, 2004 that the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize the proper singing officers to enter into an agreement with H.J. Linnen & Associates for Phase One of the Organizational Values, Vision and mission Statement project at a cost not to exceed $15,000 with Administration to undertake to do as much of the preparation work as possible and that Phase Two of the project be considered in the 2005 budget year.

Carried.***

West Broadway Land Acquisition/Assembly [27.10(e)(i)(iii)(v)&(f)(vi)(v)]

***R00197-2004

Schmidt – Maloney

That we accept Recommendation No. C00038-2004 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of May 17, 2004 that the Council of the City of Yorkton allow Administration to proceed to negotiate the acquisition of Lots 11, 12, and 13 of Block 5, Plan 99Y00657, commonly known as 244, 248, and 252 West Broadway. Negotiations shall ensure that the lots are free and clear of all improvements and excavations at a total cost not to exceed $60,000.

Carried.***

West Broadway Land Acquisition/Assembly – Supplement [27.10(e)(i)9iii)(v)&(f)(vi)(v)]

***R00198-2004

Wyatt – Hill

That we accept Recommendation No. C00039-2004 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of May 17, 2004 that an offer of $3.50 per ft.² be made to all residential property owners along Broadway St. West on the same terms and conditions extended Mr. Bymak. Demolition and clean excavations filled to grade; and that all residential property owners who would prefer to maintain ownership of their homes rather than accept this offer be extended the opportunity to relocate their homes in city owned infill lots throughout the City. Extend $3.50 per ft.² less the value of a lot at cash back prices in exchange for a clean lot.

Carried.***

David Dedman Property at 64 Argyle Street [27.10(e)(i)(iii)(v)&(f)(vi)(v)]

***R00199-2004

Goulden – Maloney

That we accept Recommendation No. C00049-2004 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of May 17, 2004 that the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize Administration to pursue opportunities for land assembly on Argyle and Livingstone Streets.

Carried.***

***R00200-2004

Maloney – Hill

That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 7:50 p.m.

Carried.***

 

Approved this 14th day of June, 2004.

Mayor Phil De Vos

MAYOR

Bonnie Schenher

ACTING CITY CLERK