Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, May 30, 2005 in
Council Chambers City Hall commencing at 5:00 p.m.
Present: Mayor Phil De Vos, Councillors Arnelien, Hill, Maloney, Schmidt and
Absent: Councillor Goulden.
Staff Members Present: Wayne Jensen, Laurie-Anne Rusnak, Lonnie Kaal, Darcy
McLeod, Cindy Alcorn and Kelly Kaban. 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 as presented.
Councillor Schmidt acknowledged the Monarchs visit to Saskatchewan.
Yorkton volunteers had the opportunity to meet with Her Highness in Lumsden for
lunch. The Centennial Gala was a showcase of Saskatchewan talent and
congratulations were extended to all Yorkton citizens that were asked to perform
in that as well.
Councillor Hill advised of another successful Short Film and Video Festival
and thanked Yorkton citizens for their wonderful turn out for a Taste of Yorkton
and advised it will be held the same weekend in May next year.
Councillor Arnelien attended the Sacred Heart Graduation on Saturday. He
noted 78 students were graduating this year and wished them Good luck in their
Mayor Phil De Vos advised of the "close cuts for cancer" event he
attended. About $40,000 was raised this year and almost a half a million has
been donated over the years. He thanked Greg and Leone Ottenbreit for their
efforts and noted that "Emilys Rainbow" is raising money across the
The Mayor congratulated the cadets from the Royal Canadian Airforce and Sea
Cadets who had their reviews. He noted lots of activities are going on in the
City and that it was nice that Council gets out and participates in these
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Regular Council Meeting Minutes May 16, 2005
That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of May 16, 2005 be approved as
Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes May 16, 2005
That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of May 16, 2005 be
received and filed as presented.
HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS
Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 77
Restoration of Cenotaph Peter Wyatt
A survey for the restoration of the cenotaph located on Second Avenue North
and Darlington Street was circulated for the consideration of Council. Mr. Ed
St. Pierre, President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 77, Mr. Peter
Wyatt, Sergeant at Arms, and Mr. Victor McMazur were present in Council Chambers
to provide some information on their request for restoration of the cenotaph.
Mr. Peter Wyatt spoke first to their request.
That the City of Yorkton tender for the cost estimates in association with
the restoration of the cenotaph on Second Avenue North and Darlington Street.
City Manager Kahkewistahaw First Nation #72 Proposed Smoking Bylaw
A memorandum dated May 24, 2005 from the City Manager regarding a proposed
smoking bylaw from the Kahkewistahaw First Nation #72 along with a letter dated
April 14, 2005 from Chief Louis Taypotat of the Kahkewistahaw First Nation #72
and pertinent background information were circulated for the consideration of
That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize Administration to write a
letter to the Kahkewistahaw First Nation #72 advising them that their proposed
smoking bylaw is in contravention of the agreement between Kahkewistahaw First
Nation #72 and the City of Yorkton.
York School Division Century Field
A memorandum dated May 24, 2005 from the City Manager regarding Century Field
along with a letter dated May 17, 2005 from York School Division #36 were
circulated for the consideration of Council.
That we receive and file the letter dated May 17, 2005 from York School
Division #36 regarding their decision to retain ownership, and to maintain and
be responsible for the condition of Century Field.
GIVING NOTICE OF MOTION
Mayor Phil De Vos Year of the Veteran Free Parking Privileges
A memorandum dated May 24, 2005 from Mayor Phil De Vos regarding free parking
for Veterans in the City of Yorkton was circulated for the consideration of
Arnelien - Wyatt
That the Council of the City of Yorkton, in conjunction with 2005 being
designated as the "Year of the Veteran", allow Veterans
displaying Veterans License Plates "FREE PARKING" privileges within
Yorkton until midnight December 31, 2005.
That Motion No. R00213-2005 be amended to extend the term of the license
plates so as to always provide free parking for Veterans.
Motion No. R00214-2005 was lost due to no seconder.
Voting on Motion No. R00213-2005.
That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council
Meeting at 5:32 p.m.
That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at