CITY OF YORKTON
JANUARY 9, 2006
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
Minutes of a Regular Council Meeting held on Monday, January 9, 2006 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: David Putz, Laurie-Anne Rusnak, Jeff Humble, Darcy McLeod, Cindy Alcorn, and Bonnie Schenher. Recording: Gloria Signarowski.
A quorum being present Mayor De Vos in the Chair called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
That the Agenda for this Regular Council Meeting be approved as presented.
Councillor Goulden, on behalf of Council and Administration, wished everyone celebrating by the Julian calendar, a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Ukrainian. She congratulated Jason Parker, a former resident of Yorkton and a speed skater, who is bound for the Olympics in Torino. Best Wishes were extended to him and his family.
Councillor Schmidt acknowledged a new addition to our community, "SIGN on Broadway" is open for business as an innovative training centre taking their first training tenants yesterday. She congratulated everyone who was involved in the project.
Mayor De Vos also wished everyone who celebrates by the Julian calendar, a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from City Council. He noted that Councillor Wyatt and himself had attended the New Years Day levy with the 64th Field Battery and another FM radio station opened in our City called 100.5 "The Rock".
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Regular Council Meeting Minutes of December 12th, 2005
That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of December 12th, 2005 be approved as presented for this meeting.
HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS
Public Notice Discretionary Use Application Daycare 257 Third Avenue North
There was no one present in Council Chambers to speak for or against the discretionary use application for a daycare at 257 Third Avenue North.
Protective Services Commission Presentation of Safety Video and Brochure
A letter dated December 29, 2005 from the Chairperson of the Protective Services Commission regarding a crosswalk safety video and brochure was circulated for the consideration of Council.
Bonnie Schenher, Recording Secretary for the Protective Services Commission was present in Council to give an overview of the project and program and handed out their brochures to Council.
That we receive and file the letter dated December 29, 2005 and information from the Protective Services Commission with respect to the crosswalk safety program.
Councillor Goulden declared a pecuniary interest for the next item on the Agenda and left Council Chambers at 5:08 p.m.
Tourism Yorkton 2005 Annual Report
A letter dated December 7, 2005 from the President of Tourism Yorkton was circulated for the consideration of Council.
Mr. Gord Bulmer was present in Council Chambers to speak to the report and then Mr. Neil Thom, President arrived in Council Chambers and spoke to their report.
That the 2005 Annual Report from Tourism Yorkton be received and filed.
Councillor Goulden returned to Council Chambers at 5:12 p.m.
REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND MATTERS REFERRED
Manager of Building Services Discretionary Use Application
Daycare 257 Third Avenue North
A report dated January 4, 2006 from the Manager of Building Services was circulated for Councils consideration.
That the discretionary use application of Brenda Bagley to operate a Family Child Care Home from her residence at 257 Third Avenue North for the duration of her residency in the home be approved subject to the provisions of Zoning Bylaw 14/2003 Section 7.2 Day Care Centres.
Mayor De Vos 2006 Commissions of Council Appointments
A memorandum dated January 9, 2006 from Mayor Phil De Vos regarding the 2006 Commissions of Council Appointments were circulated for the consideration of Council.
That the 2006 Commissions of Council Appointments be approved as presented in the report dated January 9, 2006 from Mayor Phil De Vos.
GIVING NOTICE OF MOTION
Mayor Phil De Vos Veterans Free Parking
A memorandum dated December 14, 2005 from Mayor Phil De Vos regarding extending the free parking to veterans indefinitely was circulated for the consideration of Council.
That in recognition of our Veterans the City provide for the indefinite continuation of free parking in our community for vehicles displaying a valid and official Veterans license plate as provided for in Section 72(c) of Traffic Bylaw 10/2000.
Mayor Phil De Vos Last Cattle Frontier Travel Request
A memorandum dated January 4, 2006 from Mayor Phil De Vos regarding an out of province travel request was circulated for the consideration of Council.
That in accordance with Section 3.1 of the Travel and Training Members of Council Policy 10.175, the Council of the City of Yorkton authorizes Mayor Phil De Vos to claim expenses to attend the Last Cattle Frontier seminars in Lethbridge, Fort Macleod, Olds and Vermillion, Alberta from January 23 to 27, 2006. Carried.***
That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 5:18 p.m.
That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 5:31 p.m.
That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 5:31 p.m.
Approved this 23rd day of January 2006.