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CITY OF YORKTON

SASKATCHEWAN

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

September 12, 2005

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, September 12, 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, Lonnie Kaal, Darcy McLeod, Kelly Kaban and Brian Dudar. 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

***R00323-2005

Schmidt – Wyatt

That the Regular Council Agenda be approved as presented.

Carried.***

PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Councillor Goulden advised that the City of Yorkton is very fortunate to have residents that give back to the community. In July Council recognized Kathleen Gibson’s article which was published in the Reader’s Digest and today Mrs. Sonja Pawliw is being recognized for an article published in the "Canadian Gardening Magazine" titled "Heavens Above". Councillor Goulden read the article. Councillor Goulden also mentioned that Sonja had articles written about her in Yorkton This Week, Prairies North Magazine and an upcoming article will be in the Gardens West Magazine. Mrs. Pawliw was present in Council Chambers and was thanked for her contribution to the community.

Councillor Schmidt acknowledged the great Centennial Celebrations and noted the first Saskatchewan citizen born was a former Yorkton resident, Ms. Jenny Gibney (Mrs. Jenny Barns). Congratulations to Jenny.

Councillor Hill reminded everyone that Wednesday, September 14, 2005 starts the Short Film & Videos "Not your ordinary night at the movies" at 7:00 p.m. at the Tower Theatre. Tickets are available at the Film Festival Office or at the door.

Councillor Maloney, commended Larry Pearen and his Centennial Committee, Darren Spelay and Councillor Goulden also sit on that committee for the tremendous centennial celebrations in the City. September 4th, 2005 was a great day, everyone enjoyed the fireworks and entertainment.

Mayor Phil De Vos mentioned that the City received a plaque from the Commissioner of the RCMP while attending the Sunset Ceremony in Regina in recognition of 100 years of community service to the people of Saskatchewan. He also thanked the individuals who participated in the "Haunts of Yorkton" which was very successful for the second time around and will become an annual event, and a legacy of the centennial year. He noted many events such as the Holy Trinity Tea, and the Skateboard Event.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Council Meeting – August 8, 2005

***R00324-2005

Arnelien – Hill

That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of August 8, 2005 be approved as presented.

Carried.***

Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes – August 8, 2005

***R00325-2005

Wyatt – Schmidt

That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of August 8, 2005 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS

Public Notice – Bylaw No. 25/2005 – Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 – Ball Road Industrial Park – Section 4.34

There were no petitioners present in Council Chambers to speak for or against the Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003, Ball Road Industrial Park – Section 4.34.

Public Notice – Discretionary Use Application

-Bed and Breakfast Home – 6 Elmwood Place

There were no petitioners present in Council Chambers to speak for or against the discretionary use application for a Bed & Breakfast Home at 6 Elmwood Place.

Public Notice – Sale of Property – 362 Gladstone Avenue South

There were no petitioners present in Council Chambers to speak for or against the sale of property at 362 Gladstone Avenue South.

Public Notice – Lease of Property – 150 Independent Street

There were no petitioners present in Council Chambers to speak for or against the lease of property at 15 Independent Street.

CORRESPONDENCE

Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers Inc. – Municipal Support

A letter dated August 3, 2005 from the Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers Inc. requesting a voluntary annual levy was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00326-2005

Wyatt – Schmidt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton donate $200.00 annually to the Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers Inc.

Carried.***

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yorkton Inc. – In-School Mentoring Program

A letter dated September 6, 2005 from the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Yorkton Inc. was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00327-2005

Arnelien – Maloney

That the Council of the Yorkton of Yorkton received a file the letter dated September 6, 2005 from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yorkton Inc. regarding their In-School mentoring program.

Carried.***

It was suggested that the City Manager circulate this letter to the Departments and also to the Personnel Committee.

INTRODUCTION OF BYLAWS

Bylaw No. 23/2005 – Amend Procedure Bylaw No. 45/2003

  • Voting and Attending Public Hearings (3rd reading)

***R00328-2005

Goulden – Schmidt

That Bylaw No. 23/2005 a bylaw of the City of Yorkton to amend Bylaw 45/2003 (Public Hearings) to regulate the proceedings in the Council, its Committees and Commissions in the City of Yorkton be read a third time this 12th day of September A.D. 2005.

Councillors Maloney and Wyatt opposed.

Carried.***

Bylaw No. 25/2005 – Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003

– Ball Road Industrial Park – Section 4.34

***R00329-2005

Arnelien – Schmidt

That Bylaw No. 25/2005, a bylaw of the City of Yorkton to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003(Section 4.34 Ball Road Industrial Park Faηade) be introduced and read a first time this 12th day of September A.D. 2005.

Carried.***

***R00330-2005

Hill – Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 25/2005 be read a second time this 12th day of September A.D. 2005.

Carried.***

***R00331-2005

Goulden – Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 25/2005 receive all three readings this 12th day of September A.D. 2005.

Carried Unanimously.***

***R00332-2005

Arnelien – Schmidt

That Bylaw No. 25/2005, a bylaw of the City of Yorkton to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 be read a third time this 12th day of September 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

Director of Planning and Engineering – Discretionary Use Application

Bed & Breakfast Home – 6 Elmwood Place

A memorandum dated September 6, 2005 from the Director of Planning and Engineering regarding a discretionary use application for 6 Elmwood Place was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00333 – 2005

Hill – Schmidt

That the Council of the City of Yorkton approve the Discretionary Use Application under the City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw 14/2003 for 6 Elmwood Place (Lot 13, Block 7, Plan No. 76Y07074) within the R-1 General Residential district to establish a Bed and Breakfast, on the condition that an inspection from the Fire Inspector and Building Inspector and the terms outlined in Section 7.1 of the Zoning Bylaw shall be met.

Carried.***

Subdivision Application NW Ό Section 25-25-4-2 – Super 8 Development

A memorandum dated September 2, 2005 from the Director of Planning and Engineering regarding a subdivision application was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00334-2005

Arnelien – Wyatt

That the Council of the city of Yorkton authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to issue a Certificate of Approval to the applicant to subdivide Proposed parcels, B, C, D and E, of N.W. ½ Section 25-25-4-2, subject to the Government Relations-Community Planning approving the annexation of the Ό Section by the City of Yorkton, as the proposed subdivision meets all of the requirements of the City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw 14/30, Section 3.12 (Major Subdivision), and Section 17 (Highway Commercial C-3).

Carried.***

City Manager – Anderson Lodge – Sunrise Health Region Lease Agreement

150 Independent Street

A memorandum dated September 7, 2005 from the City Clerk along with a memorandum dated July 27, 2005 from the City Manager and a proposed lease agreement with the Sunrise Health Region were circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00335-2005

Wyatt – Hill

That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize the signing of the lease between the Sunrise Health Region and the City of Yorkton for the building known as Anderson Lodge; and further that the building be utilized for Health Care Programs, such programs to be determined by the Sunrise Health Region.

Carried.***

Director of Finance – 2009 Assessment

A memorandum dated September 6, 2005 from the Director of Finance regarding the 2009 Assessment was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00336-2005

Goulden – Arnelien

That the Council of the City of Yorkton support the proposed legislation requiring owners’ to provide relevant information in order to achieve a "quality mass appraisal market assessment system" in Saskatchewan.

Carried.***

Director of Leisure Services – Proposed Gallagher Centre Water Park Fees

A memorandum dated September 8, 2005 from the Director of Leisure Services regarding Water Park Fees was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00337-2005

Goulden – Arnelien

That the Council approve the attached fee structure for the Gallagher Centre Water Park as presented with the change for the one year family pass being $720.00.

Carried.***

Proposed Skatepark Temporary Location

A memorandum dated September 8, 2005 from the Director of Leisure Services regarding a skatepark temporary location was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00338-2005

Wyatt – Maloney

That the Council of the City of Yorkton approve the temporary relocation of the skatepark to the corner of Smith Street and Betts Avenue, which can then be used as a parking lot once a permanent location has been found for the skatepark and further that the funding for this project be reallocated from within the existing capital budget of the Department of Leisure Services.

Carried.***

Parks Supervisor – Cost Share Elm Tree Pruning Program

A memorandum dated September 9, 2005 from the Parks Supervisor regarding an elm tree pruning program was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00339-2005

Goulden – Maloney

That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize the Parks Department to proceed with the Elm Tree Pruning Program with Lloyds Yard Service coordinating the work, for a total cost of $3,125.00 with the program to be completed by December 15, 2005.

Carried.***

GIVING NOTICE OF MOTION

Mayor De Vos – Growing Saskatchewan – Use of Ethanol Blended Fuel

A memorandum dated August 10, 2005 from Mayor Phil De Vos concerning the use of ethanol blended fuel was circulated for the consideration of Council.

It was the consensus of Council that this item be referred to Administration for more research and to raise this issue at the City Manager’s/Mayors Meeting at the end of the month in Swift Current.

Transportation Review Committee

A memorandum from Mayor Phil De Vos regarding the establishment of a short term Transportation Review Committee was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00340-2005

Goulden – Maloney

That the Council of the City of Yorkton establish a short term Transportation Committee which would consist of three members of City Staff as well as three members from outside sources and chaired by one member of Council.

Carried.***

Councillor Goulden volunteered to sit on this committee.

***R00341-2005

Hill – Wyatt

That this Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 5:53 p.m.

Carried.***

***R00342-2005

De Vos – Hill

That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 7:48 p.m.

Carried.***

Property Matters – Yellowhead Commercial Park Property Purchase [27.10(e)(iii)&(f)(iv)(v)]

***R00343-2005

Wyatt – Maloney

That we accept Recommendation No. C00069-2005 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of September 12, 2005 that we advise Mr. Ortynsky that we maintain our previous offer of $90,000 for the .9613 of an acre for Lot 13, Block 7, Plan 99Y06931 (3 Kelsey Bay).

Councillors Arnelien, Goulden and Schmidt opposed.

Carried.***

***R00344-2005

Hill – Maloney

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

Carried.***

 

 

 

Approved this 26th day of September, 2005.

Mayor Phil De Vos

MAYOR

Laurie-Anne Rusnak

CITY CLERK

 

 


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