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CITY OF YORKTON

SASKATCHEWAN

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 13, 2004

 

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, September 13, 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, Jeff Humble, Bonnie Schenher, Darcy McLeod, Brian Dudar, Ross Young, Kriss Sarson and Jillian Savage. Recording: Gloria Signarowski.

A quorum being present Mayor Phil De Vos called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

***R00294-2004

Arnelien – Schmidt

That the Regular Council Agenda be approved as amended for this Meeting of Council with the addition of one item under Unfinished Business regarding a JEPP grant application for a Heavy Rescue Vehicle.

Carried.***

PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Councillor Goulden wanted to extend appreciation and congratulations to the Arts Council and Volunteers for hosting the 2004 Sunflower Arts and Craft show held this past weekend in Yorkton.

Councillor Schmidt acknowledged Morris Industries for their being one of the three finalist in the Step Exporter of the Year award. Also congratulations to the Yorkton Co-op for being acknowledged as one of the top 100 businesses in Saskatchewan.

Mayor Phil De Vos congratulated Councillor Schmidt on becoming a Grandmother. He also introduced the new City Engineer to City Council Mr. Kriss Sarson.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Council Meeting Minutes – August 9, 2004

***R00295-2004

Wyatt - Hill

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

Carried.***

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

***R00296-2004

Goulden – Maloney

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

Carried.***

Special Council Meeting Minutes – August 23, 2004

***R00297-2004

Hill- Arnelien

That the Special Council Meeting Minutes of August 23, 2004 be approved as presented.

Carried.***

HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS

Yorkton Big Brothers and Big Sisters Inc. – Proclamation

Big Brothers Big Sisters Month – September 2004

A letter dated August 23, 2004 from the Yorkton Big Brothers and Big Sisters Inc. regarding a proclamation was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Ms. Irma Balaberda, Executive Director was present in Council Chambers to speak to their request.

***R00298-2004

Arnelien – Schmidt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize Mayor Phil

De Vos to proclaim the month of September 2004 as "Big Brothers Big Sisters Month" in the City of Yorkton.

Carried.***

Yorkton & District United Way – Proclamation

United Way Week – October 4 to 8, 2004

A letter dated September 7, 2004 from the Yorkton & District United Way regarding a proclamation was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Tony Hallett, President was present in Council Chambers to speak to their request.

***R00299-2004

Goulden – Maloney

That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize Mayor Phil

De Vos to proclaim the week of October 4th to 8th, 2004 as "United Way Week" in the City of Yorkton and to raise their flag during that week.

Carried.***

Yorkton Baseball Associations – Jubilee Park Upgrade

A letter dated September 8, 2004 from the Yorkton Cardinals Baseball along with a presentation to Council were circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Al Greschuk from the Yorkton Cardinals Baseball was present in Council Chambers to speak to their request for upgrading to Jubilee Ball Park.

Kash Andrychuk, Zone Governor, Brian Trollope, President of minors baseball, and Bill Sobkow, coach were also present.

***R00300-2004

Arnelien – Schmidt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton refer the item of upgrades to Jubilee Ball Park as contained in the presentation from the Yorkton Baseball Associations dated September 8, 2004, to the Leisure Services for their recommendation and input, and also to the 2005 City of Yorkton Budget deliberations.

Carried.***

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND MATTERS REFERRED

Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – September 1, 2004

***R00301-2004

Wyatt – Hill

That the Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Minutes of September 1, 2004 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

Administration advised Council that a report regarding the Municipal Planning Commission’s Recommendation No. 04-04 for the undertaking to clean up the area between Highway No. 9 North and Dracup, as contained in the Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Minutes of September 1, 2004, be brought back to the Council Meeting of September 27, 2004.

Municipal Planning Commission Special Meeting Minutes

– September 8, 2004

***R00302-2004

Arnelien – Schmidt

That the Municipal Planning Commission Special Meeting Minutes of September 8, 2004 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

Mayor De Vos – Appointment to Good Spirit REDA Board

A memorandum dated August 16, 2004 from Mayor Phil De Vos concerning an appointment to the Good Spirit REDA Board was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00303-2004

Goulden – Hill

That the Council of the City of Yorkton endorse the appointment of Mr. Thom Weir as a replacement for Mr. Doug McRae as the City of Yorkton representative on the Good Spirit REDA Board of Directors with his appointment expiring on the same date as his predecessor.

Carried.***

INTRODUCTION OF BYLAWS

Bylaw No. 20/2004 – Walkway Closure

- Southwest corner of Parklane Drive

A memorandum dated September 2, 2004 from the Development Officer regarding Bylaw 20/2004, and a copy of Bylaw 20/2004 were circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00304-2004

Arnelien – Schmidt

That Bylaw No. 20/2004, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to provide for the closing of a certain walkway as such walkway is shown on Registered Plan No. 95Y08196 be introduced and read a first time this 13th day of September A.D. 2004.

Carried.***

***R00305-2004

Wyatt – Hill

That Bylaw No. 20/2004 be read a second time this 13th day of September A.D. 2004.

Carried.***

***R00306-2004

Goulden – Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 20/2004 receive all three readings this 13th day of September A.D. 2004.

Carried Unanimously.***

***R00307-2004

Wyatt – Maloney

That Bylaw No. 20/2004, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to provide for the closing of a certain walkway as such walkway is shown on Registered Plan No. 95Y08196 be read a third time this 13th day of September 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. 22/2004 – Borrowing Bylaw

***R00308-2004

Goulden – Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 22/2004, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to provide for borrowing the sum of $7,000,000 for the purpose of construction of a multi-purpose facility within the City of Yorkton be introduced and read a first time this 13th day of September A.D. 2004.

Carried.***

Bylaw No. 23/2004 – Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003

- 162 Dunlop Street

***R00309-2004

Schmidt – Arnelien

That Bylaw No. 23/2004, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 be introduced and read a first time this 13th day of September A.D. 2004.

Carried.***

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Director of Planning and Engineering

Enterprise Zone Incentive Program

A memorandum dated September 9, 2004 from the Director of Planning and Engineering regarding an incentive program for the Downtown and West Broadway redevelopment. Mr. Jason Farrell was present in Council Chambers and spoke to the proposed program.

***R00310-2004

Goulden – Schmidt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton approve in principle, the proposed Enterprise Zone Incentive Program (EZIP) as presented by the Director of Planning and Engineering and the Downtown Steering Group, with a further Strategic Planning Meeting date to be set with Council.

Carried.***

Canada Saskatchewan Infrastructure Program

- Bradbrooke Drive and King Street Intersection

A memorandum dated September 10, 2004 from the Director of Planning and Engineering and the Director of Finance regarding the Canada Saskatchewan Infrastructure Program, along with a letter dated August 31, 2004 from the Sunrise Health Region, and a copy of the Protective Services Commission Meeting Minutes of February 24, 2004 were circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00311-2004

Schmidt – Wyatt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton approve the allocation of $200,000 from the Canada Saskatchewan Infrastructure Program (CSIP) grant and $100,000 from reserves, to perform the required feasibility study and reconstruction of the Bradbrooke Drive and King Street intersection in order to improve (1) pedestrian safety, and (2) level of service (traffic flow), and that such monies only be allocated if the improvement is accepted under the conditions of the Canada Saskatchewan Infrastructure Program.

Councillor Maloney opposed.

Carried.***

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Grant Writer – JEPP Application for Heavy Rescue Vehicle Purchase

A memorandum dated September 13, 2004 from the Grant Writer regarding funds available for Heavy Rescue Vehicle Purchase was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00312-2004

Wyatt – Arnelien

That the Council of the City of Yorkton commit $350,000.00 to the purchase of a Heavy Rescue Vehicle for the Yorkton Fire Department in support of a grant application for 50% of the project cost through the Joint Emergency Preparedness Program (JEPP).

Carried.***

***R00313-2004

Hill – Wyatt

That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 5:55 p.m.

Carried.***

***R00314-2004

Arnelien – Hill

That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 7:27 p.m.

Carried.***

Evan Ortynsky – Yorkton Branding Project – Stage 2 [27.10(f)(v)]

***R00315-2004

Goulden – Hill

That we accept Recommendation No. C00061-2004 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting of September 13th, 2004 that Council adopt the Yorkton Brand Logo and Tagline "Where Good Things Happen".

Carried.***

DBA – Downtown Improvement District [27.10(f)(v)(vi)(vii)]

***R00316-2004

Wyatt – Schmidt

That we accept Recommendation No. C00062-2004 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of September 13th , 2004 that Council approve in principle and support the Downtown Business Association in their BID proposal subject to the majority support of businesses being in favour of establishing a BID in accordance with The Cities Act.

Carried.***

CUPE Local 342 Termination/Arbitration [27.10(e)(v)(f)(iv)]

***R00317-2004

Wyatt – Maloney

That we accept Recommendation No. C00063-2004 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of September 13, 2004 to accept Option #2 as presented by the City Clerk/Director of Human Resources and the Director of Leisure Services, and proceed to arbitration as quickly as possible.

Carried.***

***R00318-2004

Wyatt – Hill

That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 7:30 p.m.

Carried.***

 

 

Approved this 27th  day of September, 2004.

Mayor Phil De Vos

MAYOR

Laurie-Anne Rusnak

CITY CLERK