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CITY OF YORKTON

SASKATCHEWAN

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

FEBRUARY 7, 2005

 

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, February 7, 2005 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, Darcy McLeod, Lonnie Kaal, Kelly Kaban, Jillian Savage and Cindy Alcorn. 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

***R00039-2005

Arnelien – Schmidt

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

Carried.***

PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Councillor Wyatt attended the show "Annie Get Your Gun" and congratulated all who were involved. It was a tremendous show and highlighted Yorkton’s remarkable talent.

Councillor Goulden advised that she participated in a fundraiser tea on Saturday for the Soup Haven. A great deal of funds and awareness were raised for the Soup Haven. Hannalee Spies and her committee were recognized for a great afternoon.

Councillor Schmidt acknowledged the Painted Hand Casino Development Corporation for $35,000 in grants that have been donated into the community to local organizations. She noted that the funds come from 13% of the profits from the Painted Hand Casino.

Mayor Phil De Vos thanked Larry Pearen and Darren Spelay from the Centennial Committee for hosting the Centennial Sno Sho Event which took place this past weekend in Yorkton. The Mayor thanked everyone who was involved and noted that Sno Sho will be back next year.

The Mayor noted that some Members of Council were away at the SUMA Annual Convention last week. SUMA celebrated its 100th birthday and the Mayor congratulated and thanked Councillor Goulden for a great job at chairing the entire convention.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Council Meeting Minutes – January 24th, 2005

***R00040-2005

Wyatt – Hill

That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of January 24, 2005 be approved as presented.

Carried.***

Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes – January 24th, 2005

***R00041-2005

Goulden – Maloney

That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of January 24th, 2005 be received and filed and presented.

Carried.***

HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS

Scouts and Guides Canada – Proclamation – Scout-Guide Week

February 20th to 27th, 2005

A letter received January 24th, 2005 from the Scouts and Guides Canada regarding a proclamation was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Ms. April Brown and Ms. Megan Mierau were present in Council Chambers to speak to their request.

***R00042-2005

Arnelien – Wyatt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize Mayor Phil

De Vos to proclaim the week of February 20th to 27th, 2005 as "Scout-Guide Week" in the City of Yorkton and to also raise their flag on February 20th, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at City Hall Park.

Carried.***

Public Notice – Discretionary Use Application

Family Child Care Home – 2 Crestwood Crescent

A letter dated February 7, 2005 from the property owners at 420 Parkview Road indicated they were in favour of the Discretionary Use Application, however, concerns were identified regarding traffic. There were no petitioners present to speak in favour or against the discretionary use application for a Family Childcare Home at 2 Crestwood Crescent.

REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND MATTERS REFERRED

Mayor De Vos – 2005 Commissions of Council Appointments –

Municipal Heritage Sub-Commission Change

A memorandum from Mayor Phil DeVos dated February 3, 2005 regarding a change to the Municipal Heritage Sub-Commission appointment was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00043-2005

Schmidt – Wyatt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton appoint Mr. Ryan McMorris to the Municipal Heritage Sub-Commission, replacing Mr. Scott Stelmaschuk for the year 2005.

Carried.***

INTRODUCTION OF BYLAWS

Bylaw No. 1/2005 – Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 –

Arterial Commercial District (C-2)

***R00044-2005

Arnelien – Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 1/2005, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 Section 5.6 regarding Arterial Commercial District (C-2) be introduced and read a first time this 7th day of February A.D. 2005.

Carried.***

Bylaw No. 2/2005 – Amend Waterworks Utility Bylaw No. 10/2003

***R00045-2005

Hill – Schmidt

That Bylaw No. 2/2005, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to amend Bylaw No. 10/2003 Section 3.2 and Schedule "B" of the Waterworks Utility Bylaw be introduced and read a first time this 7th day of February A.D. 2005.

Carried.***

***R00046-2005

Arnelien – Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 2/2005 be read a second time this 7th day of February A.D. 2005.

Carried.***

***R00047-2005

Goulden – Hill

That Bylaw No. 2/2005 receive all three readings this 7th day of February A.D. 2005.

Carried Unanimously.***

***R00048-2005

Wyatt – Maloney

That Bylaw No. 2/2005, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to amend Bylaw No. 10/2003 Section 3.2 and Schedule "B", be read a third time this 7th day of February A.D. 2005 after unanimous agreement had been reached to have third reading and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.

Carried.***

Bylaw No. 3/2005 – Amend Traffic Bylaw No. 10/2000

***R00049-2005

Arnelien – Schmidt

That Bylaw No. 3/2005, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to amend Bylaw No. 10/2000, regulating traffic, the use of public streets and to preserve order thereon be introduced and read a first time this 7th day of February A.D. 2005.

Carried.***

***R00050-2005

Wyatt – Maloney

That Bylaw No. 3/2005 be read a second time this 7th day of February A.D. 2005.

Carried.***

***R00051-2005

Goulden – Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 3/2005 receive all three readings this 7th day of February A.D. 2005.

Carried Unanimously.***

***R00052-2005

Goulden – Hill

That Bylaw No. 3/2005, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to amend Bylaw No. 10/2000, regulating traffic, the use of public streets and to preserve order there on be read a third time this 7th day of February A.D. 2005 after unanimous agreement had been reached to have third reading and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.

Carried.***

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Junior Planner – Discretionary Use Application

  • Family Child Care Home - 2 Crestwood Crescent

A memorandum dated February 1, 2005 from the Junior Planner

regarding a discretionary use application for a Family Child Care Home at 2 Crestwood Crescent was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00053-2005

Arnelien – Wyatt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton approve the Discretionary Use Application subject to the City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003, Section 7.3 and Section 9.1.2 – Discretionary Uses, Family Child Care Home for 2 Crestwood Crescent operated by Kathy Delesoy, provided that all the regulations and licensing requirements are approved by the Province and subject to obtaining a City of Yorkton Business License.

Carried.***

City Manager – Meeting Cancellation – 2005 Budget

A memorandum dated January 27, 2005 from the City Manager regarding 2005 Budget deliberations was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00054-2005

Hill – Wyatt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton cancel the scheduled Council Meeting for February 21, 2005 and that in its place a budget meeting be held commencing at 5:00 p.m., and that a further budget meeting be considered for Monday, February 28, 2005 also starting at 5:00 p.m.

Carried.***

Director of Finance – Library Capital Project

A memorandum dated February 1, 2005 from the Director of Finance along with background information on the Debenture Debt 2005 were circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00055-2005

Wyatt – Maloney

That the Council of the City of Yorkton approve an internal loan of $600,000 for the Library Renovation Project, borrowing $600,000 from the Perpetual Care Fund at a rate of 3.5% over 10 years, and further that the interest rate be reviewed in 5 years taking into consideration current market conditions at that time.

Carried.***

GIVING NOTICE OF MOTION

Mayor Phil De Vos – SJHL – Support of Bill C-285

A memorandum dated February 3, 2005 from Mayor Phil De Vos regarding Bill C-285- Amending The Income Tax Act, was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00056-2005

Goulden – Maloney

That the Council of the City of Yorkton send a letter to the Honourable Ralph Goodale expressing our support for Bill C-285, to amend The Income Tax Act, so that any income received (up to $8,000) by an athlete from a non-profit club is excluded from taxation.

Carried.***

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Director of Leisure Services

  • Gallagher Centre and Pool Roof Replacement Costs Update

A memorandum dated January 20, 2005 from the Director of Leisure Services regarding the Pool Roof Replacement Costs was circulated for the information of Council. The Director of Leisure Services spoke to his memorandum and gave a verbal update on the Gallagher Centre renovations.

***R00057-2005

Schmidt – Wyatt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton receive and file the memorandum dated January 20, 2005 from the Director of Leisure Services regarding the pool roof replacement costs at the Gallagher Centre as attached.

Carried.***

***R00058-2005

Arnelien – Wyatt

That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 5:46 p.m.

Carried.***

***R00059-2005

Goulden – Schmidt

That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 6:27 p.m.

Carried.***

CITY MANAGER – RCMP Municipal Employees/PSAC

***R00060-2005

Arnelien – Maloney

That we accept Recommendation No. C00011-2005 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of February 7, 2005 that the City of Yorkton endorse the letter submitted by the City Managers to Assistant Commissioner Moulton urging them to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, the recent decision by the Federal Court of Appeal regarding RCMP Municipal Employees.

Carried.***

PROPERTY MATTER – Tax Arrears – 29 Broadway Street East

***R00061-2005

Schmidt – Wyatt

That we accept Recommendation No. C00013-2005 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of February 7, 2005 that the City of Yorkton authorize Administration to negotiate a settlement with CIC Industrial Inc. and proceed to take title of 29 Broadway St. East in an amount not to exceed $30,000.00.

Carried.***

***R00062-2005

Schmidt – Maloney

That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 6:28 p.m.

Carried.***

 

 

Approved this 7th day of March, 2005.

Mayor Phil De Vos

MAYOR

Laurie-Anne Rusnak

CITY CLERK