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CITY OF YORKTON

SASKATCHEWAN

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

JULY 11, 2005

 

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, July 11, 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, Jeff Humble, Lonnie Kaal, Darcy McLeod, Dean Clark, Cindy Alcorn, Amber Harvey and Bonnie Schenher. 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

***R00258-2005

Goulden – Schmidt

That the Regular Council Agenda be approved as presented.

Carried.***

PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Councillor Maloney advised that the RCMP Musical Ride will be in Yorkton on Sunday, July 17th, 2005 with performances at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. coordinated by the Rotary Club. Councillors Schmidt and Goulden will be in attendance for the ceremonies.

Councillor Hill advised she had occasion to do the "ghost walk" this week with the Centennial Committee. It was wonderful and she thanked all involved.

Councillor Arnelien congratulated Samara Yung from Yorkton who won the GX94 Star Search contest.

Councillor Wyatt thanked the people who participated and organized the Jarret Stoll golf tournament, which was a huge success. About $50,000 was raised for the Abilities Council. He advised of the light ceremony at the ball diamonds July 12, 2005 and invited everyone to attend to watch the Cardinal’s game and the official opening of the lights.

Councillor Goulden advised of a busy Homecoming Week which coincided with the Yorkton Exhibition. Congratulations and appreciation were extended to President, Dave Nussbaumer, General Manager Don Kunkel, the Yorkton Exhibition and all the volunteers who assisted.

Councillor Schmidt acknowledged the Downtown Business Association with the recent flower planting project on First, Second and Third Avenues which spruced up the downtown area.

Mayor Phil De Vos advised of all the activities in the last three weeks.

He highlighted an article in the July edition of the Reader’s Digest which talked about the City of Yorkton and putting us into levels of Vancouver, Moncton, Toronto and Montreal. He thanked Richard and Kathleen Gibson for attending and Kathleen Gibson read her article called "Yorkton A Road to Everywhere".

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Council Meeting Minutes – June 13, 2005

***R00259-2005

Arnelien – Wyatt

That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of June 13, 2005 be approved as presented.

Carried.***

Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes – June 13, 2005

***R00260-2005

Wyatt – Hill

That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of June 13, 2005 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS

Petition for Paving of the Grid Road East of Caldwell Drive, Ross Drive, Wilson Crescent and Milne Bay

A petition dated June 15, 2005 for improvement and paving of grid road east of Caldwell Drive, Ross Drive, Wilson Crescent and Milne Bay was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Robert Martin was present in Council Chambers to speak to their request.

The City Manager advised that the City would have to get into an agreement with the R.M. of Wallace to do any improvements to this road. He advised that if the City resurfaces Highway No. 9, part of the process will be the milling of asphalt. The tentative agreement with Highways is that they would take some of that milling and place it on some of the service roads. We believe there will be an excess of this milling product, and feel that it will work very well on that particular road, at a lesser cost than paving that road.

***R00261-2005

Schmidt – Maloney

That we receive and file the petition dated June 15, 2005 from the residents on Caldwell Drive, Ross Drive, Wilson Crescent and Milne Bay regarding paving of the grid road east of the City.

Carried.***

The Director of Finance arrived in Council Chambers at 5:16 p.m.

Chamber of Commerce – Agriculture Days – August 8th to 14th, 2005

A letter from the Chamber of Commerce received June 29, 2005 regarding a proclamation was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Ms. Michelle Chyz from the Chamber of Commerce was present in Council Chambers to speak to their request.

***R00262-2005

Maloney – Schmidt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize Mayor Phil

De Vos to proclaim the week of August 8th to 14th, 2005 as "Agriculture Days" in the City of Yorkton.

Carried.***

Columbia School Parent Advisory – Crosswalk – Broadway and Bradbrooke

A letter dated June 29, 2005 from the Principal at Columbia School along with pertinent background documentation were circulated for the consideration of Council.

Tracy Sparrowhawk and Tamara Hall were present in Council Chambers to speak to their request concerning push button pedestrian lights at the intersection of Bradbrooke and Broadway.

The Director of Finance advised that it would cost about $12,000 to $15,000 for the push button pedestrian lights.

***R00263-2005

Arnelien – Wyatt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize Administration to proceed with the installation of a push-button pedestrian crosswalk on Broadway Street and Bradbrooke Drive if Administration can find sufficient resources in our 2005 budget dollars.

Carried.***

Lifesaving Society – Drowning Prevention Week

– July 18th to July 24th, 2005

A memorandum dated June 27, 2005 from Michael Brenholen, Regional Consultant for the Lifesaving Society, Saskatchewan Branch regarding a proclamation was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Ms. Amber Harvey, Aquatic Centre – Program Supervisor was present in Council Chambers to speak to their request.

***R00264-2005

Goulden – Wyatt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize Mayor Phil

De Vos to proclaim the week of July 18th to 24th, 2005 as "Drowning Prevention Week" in the City of Yorkton and to have a flag raising at City Hall Park on Monday, July 18th, 2005 at 1:00 p.m.

Carried.***

Public Notice – Notice of Intention to designate Municipal Heritage Property – 43/45 Broadway Street East

There were no petitioners present to speak for or against the intention to designate Municipal Heritage Property at 43/45 Broadway Street East (Anavets Building).

Public Notice – Bylaw No. 21/05 – Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 – Rezoning from IN to R1 – 550 Parkview Road

There were no petitioners present to speak for or against the amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 rezoning from IN to R1 at 550 Parkview Road.

REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND MATTERS REFERRED

Protective Services Commission Meeting Minutes – June 21, 2005

***R00265-2005

Wyatt – Schmidt

That the Protective Services Commission Meeting Minutes of June 21, 2005 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – June 29, 2005

***R00266-2005

Hill – Goulden

That the Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Minutes of June 29, 2005 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

***R00267-2005

Hill – Schmidt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton acknowledge Recommendation No. 05-19 as contained in the Municipal Planning Commission Meeting Minutes of June 29, 2005 to support the plans for the CPR Park expansion.

Carried.***

Leisure Services Commission Meeting Minutes – June 21, 2005

***R00268-2005

Arnelien – Wyatt

That the Leisure Services Commission Meeting Minutes of June 21, 2005 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

CORRESPONDENCE

Rusnak Balacko Kachur Rusnak S.G. Kyba – Sakimay Band #74

A letter dated June 20, 2005 from the City Solicitor along with pertinent background information regarding the Sakimay Band #74 were circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00269-2005

Wyatt – Schmidt

That we receive and file the letter dated June 20, 2005 from the City Solicitor regarding Sakimay Band #74.

Carried.***

***R00270-2005

Wyatt – Hill

That the Council of the City of Yorkton accept Option #1 as contained in the letter dated June 20, 2005 from Rusnak Balacko Kachur Rusnak S.G. Kyba (City Solicitors) to bring a court application to obtain a Declaratory Order that the Band is in breach of the agreement, and obtain an Interim Injunction requiring Sakimay Band to discontinue the breach of the Municipal Services Agreement.

Councillors Arnelien and Maloney opposed.

Carried.***

Saskatchewan Watershed Authority – Yorkton Area Aquifers Planning Process – Councillor Appointment

A letter dated June 24, 2005 from Saskatchewan Watershed Authority regarding an appointment to the Advisory Committee was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00271-2005

Goulden – Schmidt

That Councillor Janet Hill be appointed to the Yorkton Area Aquifer Advisory Committee of the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority.

Carried.***

INTRODUCTION OF BYLAWS

Bylaw No. 17/2005 – Property Standards Bylaw

***R00272-2005

Arnelien – Schmidt

That Bylaw No. 17/2005, a bylaw of the City of Yorkton to regulate property standards within the City of Yorkton was introduced and read a first time this 11th day of July A.D. 2005.

Councillors Maloney and Wyatt opposed.

Carried.***

***R00273-2005

Schmidt – Hill

That Bylaw No. 17/2005 be read a second time this 11th day of July A.D. 2005.

Councillors Maloney and Wyatt opposed.

Carried.***

***R00274-2005

Goulden – Schmidt

That Bylaw No. 17/2005 receive all three readings this 11th day of July A.D. 2005.

Councillors Maloney and Wyatt opposed.

Not carried unanimously.***

Bylaw No. 21/2005 – Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003

Rezoning IN to R1 – 550 Parkview Road

***R00275-2005

Hill – Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 21/2005, a bylaw of the City of Yorkton to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 (550 Parkview Road – IN to R1) be introduced and read a first time this 11th day of July A.D. 2005.

Carried.***

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

City Manager – Deputy Mayor Resolution

A memorandum dated July 8, 2005 from the City Manager regarding the Deputy Mayor appointment was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00276-2005

Arnelien – Goulden

That the Council of the City of Yorkton in accordance with Section 5.1 of Procedure Bylaw No. 45/2003, appoint Councillor Janet Hill as Deputy Mayor for the months of August, September and October 2005 or until her successor is appointed.

Carried.***

Fire Chief – Major Urban Disaster Mutual Aid (MUDD) Agreement

A letter dated July 5, 2005 from the Fire Chief was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00277-2005

Goulden – Wyatt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton enter into a "Major Urban Disaster Mutual Aid Agreement (MUDD)" with Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Swift Current, North Battleford and Weyburn in the event of a major disaster.

Carried.***

Director of Planning and Engineering

Centennial Sculpture at Shaw Park

A memorandum dated July 5, 2005 from the Director of Planning and Engineering regarding the dedication of a sculpture to the City of Yorkton was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00278-2005

Schmidt – Maloney

That the Council of the City of Yorkton approve the placement of the "Door Ways to Opportunity" sculpture in the centre of Shaw Park as illustrated on the attached aerial photo, with the site demolition expenses not to exceed $2,500.

Carried.***

EZIP(Enterprise Zone Incentive Program) Faηade Restoration Application

A memorandum dated July 7, 2005 from the Director of Planning and Engineering regarding an EZIP Application was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00279-2005

Schmidt – Goulden

That the Council of the City of Yorkton approve the EZIP (Enterprise Zone Incentive Program) Faηade Program Application for 73-77 Broadway Street West for the addition of a parapet wall and replacement of existing wall up to 25% of total cost ($2,624.13) subject to the work being completed.

Carried.***

Highway #9 Partnership

A memorandum dated July 8, 2005 from the Director of Planning and Engineering regarding Highway #9 Partnership was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00280-2005

Schmidt – Arnelien

That we accept Option No. 3 as outlined in the memorandum dated July 8, 2005 from the Director of Planning and Engineering based on the information brought forward and the upcoming infrastructure money coming, and that the City share to a maximum of $900,000 and request Highways to fund the balance for the Highway #9 upgrade project.

Councillors Hill and Maloney opposed.

Carried.***

***R00281-2005

Schmidt – Maloney

That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 6:33 p.m.

Carried.***

***R00282-2005

Schmidt – Wyatt

That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting to the Regular Council Meeting at 7:38 p.m.

Carried.***

Director of Leisure Services – Deer Park Pro Contract [27.10(f)(v)]

***R00283-2005

Schmidt – Wyatt

That we accept Recommendation No. C00053-2005 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of July 11, 2005 that Council authorize Administration to renew the contract for Deer Park Pro Shop Services with ABS Golf Management as presented for an additional three-year term in 2007 through 2009 at $38,500.00 including G.S.T. per annum.

Carried.***

City Manager – Keeseekoose Business Centre [27.10(e)(iii)&(f)(v)]

***R00284-2005

Schmidt – Hill

That we accept Recommendation No. C00054-2005 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of July 11, 2005 that a servicing agreement for 17 – 5thAvenue North be deferred until their taxes are brought to a current status.

Carried.***

City Clerk and Director of Planning and Engineering

Refuse Removal Contract [27.10(f)(v)]

***R00285-2005

Arnelien – Goulden

That we accept Recommendation No. C00055-2005 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of July 11, 2005 that Council authorize the proper signing officers of the City of Yorkton to execute the agreement with Ottenbreit Waste Systems Ltd. for a five-year contract commencing January 1, 2006 and expiring December 31, 2010 with rate increases of 2.5% per annum.

Carried.

Director of Finance – Wetzstein Land [27.10(e)(iii)&(f)(v)]

***R00286-2005

Schmidt – Hill

That we accept Recommendation No. C00056-2005 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of July 11, 2005 that the City provide a final offer of $200,000 for the 14.9 acres of land west of Highway No. 9 and North of Smith Street (Wetzstein Land) with the offer to expire on August 15, 2005.

Councillor Maloney opposed.

Carried.***

***R00287-2005

Goulden – Wyatt

That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 7:39 p.m.

Carried.***

 

Approved this 8th day of August, 2005.

Mayor Phil De Vos

MAYOR

Laurie-Anne Rusnak

CITY CLERK

 

 


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