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CITY OF YORKTON

SASKATCHEWAN

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

February 20, 2006

 

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, February 20, 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, Lonnie Kaal, Don Kunkel, Darcy McLeod, and Gord Bulmer. 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

***R00035-2006

Arnelien – Schmidt

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

Carried.***

PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Councillor Schmidt congratulated the Kahkewistahaw First Nation Gas Station & Convenience Store on receiving the Presidents Award for excellence in operations and service.

Councillor Arnelien congratulated Wayne Jensen, Retired City Manager, Greg Pidperyhora, Retired Engineering Assistant, Connie Bucsis, Meter Reader, and Gary Colbow, Water Treatment Plant Operator for receiving a meritorious service award at the SUMA Convention in Regina on February 6, 7 & 8, 2006. This award is presented to municipal staff members to recognize their career success, dedication and involvement in their communities.

Councillor Goulden congratulated Jason Parker silver medal winner at the 2006 Olympics for speed skating in the "Pursuit" event. Jason was born and raised in Yorkton. This is the first Olympic medal that someone received that has lived and is a former resident of Yorkton.

Mayor Phil De Vos congratulated the Snowarama Event, which was a big success this year and raised over $80,000. He also thanked the most recent contributor to the Gallagher Centre being SaskTel for their donation of $12,000.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

***R00036-2006

Wyatt – Maloney

That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of January 23, 2006 be approved as presented.

Carried.***

HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS

Yorkton Kinsmen Club – Proclamation – Kinsmen Day – February 20, 2006

- Presentation – Summer Games/Gloria Hayden Community Centre

A letter dated February 14, 2006 from Mayor Phil De Vos advising that the Kinsmen Club wished to be on the Council Agenda to make a presentation and to request a proclamation was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Brian Stranaghan, President of the Yorkton Kinsmen Club was present in Council Chambers to speak to their requests.

***R00037-2006

Wyatt – Goulden

That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize Mayor Phil

De Vos to proclaim February 20, 2006 as "Kin Canada Day" in the City of Yorkton.

Carried.***

Mr. Stranaghan presented Mayor Phil De Vos with a cheque in the amount of $16,000 to complete the commitment of $100,000 to the Gloria Hayden Community Center, and a cheque in the amount of $3,000 to complete their commitment for the 2002 Summer Games.

Associated Engineering – Presentation Highway No. 9 Project

Mr. Jason Horner, Head of Transportation and Mr. Burt Munro, General Manager of Associated Engineering were present in Council Chambers to make a presentation regarding the Highway No. 9 upgrade Project.

They presented Mayor Phil De Vos with awards for Infrastructure and excellence for innovation, for the use of innovative pulverized asphalt, and GPS survey technology and KC modeling software. Mr. Horner and Mr. Munro thanked City Council and the staff for accepting their company to do the work.

***R00038-2006

Schmidt – Maloney

That the awards presented to Mayor Phil De Vos from Associated Engineering Services for Infrastructure and excellence for innovation, for the use of innovative pulverized asphalt, and GPS Survey technology and KC modeling software be received.

Carried.***

Good Spirit REDA – 2005 Annual Report

A memorandum dated February 15, 206 from the General Manager of Good Spirit REDA along with a copy of the 2005 Annual Report were circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Dick DeRyk, Chair of the Good Spirit REDA was present in Council Chambers to make a presentation regarding their 2005 Annual Report.

***R00039-2006

Arnelien – Schmidt

That the 2005 Annual Report from Good Spirit REDA be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

Public Notice – Business License Bylaw No. 8/2006

There was no one present in Council Chambers to speak for or against the Business License Bylaw No. 8/2006.

REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND MATTERS REFERRED

Leisure Services Commission Meeting Minutes – February 7, 2006

***R00040-2006

Arnelien – Schmidt

That the Leisure Services Commission Meeting Minutes of February 7, 2006 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

INTRODUCTION OF BYLAWS

Bylaw No. 6/2006 – Sanitary Landfill Bylaw

***R00041-2006

Schmidt – Hill

That Bylaw No. 6/2006 providing for entrance fees for the Sanitary Landfill be approved with the attached fee increases, and that the R.M. of Garry No. 245 contract be executed in conjunction with the new out-of-City garbage rates.

Carried.***

***R00042-2006

Arnelien – Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 6/2006, a Bylaw to provide for entrance fees to the sanitary landfill be introduced and read a first time this 20th day of February A.D. 2006.

Carried.***

***R00043-2006

Wyatt – Maloney

That Bylaw No. 6/2006 be read a second time this 20th day of February A.D. 2006.

Carried.***

***R00044-2006

Goulden – Maloney

That Bylaw No. 6/2006 receive all three readings this 20th day of February A.D. 2006.

Carried Unanimously.***

***R00045-2006

Wyatt – Schmidt

That Bylaw No. 6/2006, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to provide for entrance fees to the sanitary landfill be read a third time this 20th day of February A.D. 2006 after unanimous agreement had been reached to have third reading and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.

Carried.***

Bylaw No. 7/2006 – Amend Cemetery Bylaw No. 1/2004

***R00046-2006

Arnelien – Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 7/2006, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to amend Cemetery Bylaw No. 1/2004 be introduced and read a first time this 20th day of February A.D. 2006.

Carried.***

***R00047-2006

Hill – Schmidt

That Bylaw No. 7/2006 be read a second time this 20th day of February A.D. 2006.

Carried.***

***R00048-2006

Goulden – Schmidt

That Bylaw No. 7/2006 receive all three readings this 20th day of February A.D. 2006.

Carried Unanimously.***

***R00049-2006

Arnelien – Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 7/2006, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to amend Cemetery Bylaw No. 1/2004 be read a third time this 20th day of February A.D. 2006 after unanimous agreement had been reached to have third reading and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.

Carried.***

Bylaw No. 8/2006 – Business License Bylaw

***R00050-2006

Maloney – Schmidt

That Bylaw No. 8/2006, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to classify, license, control and regulate business activity within the City of Yorkton be introduced and read a first time this 20th day of February A.D. 2006.

Carried.***

***R00051-2006

Wyatt – Hill

That Bylaw No. 8/2006 be read a second time this 20th day of February A.D. 2006.

Carried.***

***R00052-2006

Goulden – Maloney

That Bylaw No. 8/2006 receive all three readings this 20th day of February A.D. 2006.

Carried Unanimously.***

***R00053-2006

Arnelien – Maloney

That Bylaw No. 8/2006, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to classify, license, control and regulate business activity within the City of Yorkton be read a third time this 20th day of February A.D. 2006 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 Leisure Services – 2006 Deer Park Fees and Charges

A memorandum dated February 2, 2006 from the Director of Leisure Services regarding the 2006 Deer Park Rates was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00054-2006

Schmidt – Arnelien

That the Council of the City of Yorkton approve the 2006 Deer Park Fees and Charges as presented and attached to these minutes.

Councillor Wyatt opposed.

Carried.***

2006 Flexi-Hall and Water Park Combo Fees

A memorandum dated February 9, 2006 from the Director of Leisure Services regarding Gallagher Centre Flexi-Hall and Water Park Fees was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00055-2006

Goulden – Arnelien

That the Council of the City of Yorkton approve the 2006 Gallagher Centre Flexi-Hall and Water Park Combo pass rates as presented and attached to these minutes.

Carried.***

Director of Finance – Tax Enforcement Proceedings

A memorandum dated February 14, 2006 from the Director of Finance regarding tax enforcement proceedings under The Tax Enforcement Act along with a list of 27 properties were circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00056-2006

Arnelien – Schmidt

That authorization be granted under Section 22 of The Tax Enforcement Act to proceed with an application for "Six Month Notice" for title for the 27 properties outlined on the attached listing to Council dated February 13, 2006, but that Administration be authorized not to commence proceedings on any properties where a reasonable effort is being made to pay arrears of taxes.

Carried.***

GIVING NOTICE OF MOTION

Councillor Wyatt – Smoking in City – Sakimay Band

A memorandum dated February 16, 2006 from Councillor Chris Wyatt regarding Smoking in the City was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00057-2006

Wyatt – Hill

That the Council of the City of Yorkton once again proceed to seek a court injunction to stop smoking on the Sakimay Lands within City limits as it contravenes the City of Yorkton Bylaw 38/2003, which prohibits smoking in any public place and work place within the City of Yorkton.

Councillors Arnelien, Hill, and Wyatt in favour.

Mayor Phil De Vos, Councillors Goulden, Maloney and Schmidt opposed.

Motion defeated.***

***R00058-2006

Wyatt – Hill

That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 6:16 p.m.

Carried.***

***R00059-2006

Maloney – Wyatt

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

Carried.***

PARKLAND REGIONAL COLLEGE

[27.10(e)(i)(iii)&(f)(ii)(v)&(g)]

***R00060-2006

Arnelien – Schmidt

That we accept Recommendation No. C00006-2006 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of February 20, 2006 to receive and file the letter dated December 19, 2005 from the Parkland Regional College.

Carried.***

PROPERTY MATTER – 32 Broadway Street East

[27.10(f)(ii)(iv)(v)]

***R00061-2006

Maloney – Wyatt

That we accept Recommendation No. C00007-2006 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of February 20, 2006 to receive and file the letter dated February 16, 2006 from Mr. Lawrence Wegner.

Carried.***

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE – Marble Holdings Inc. – 29 Broadway Street East [27.10(e)(i)(iii)&(f)(iv)]

***R00062-2006

Arnelien – Hill

That we accept Recommendation No. C00008-2006 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of February 20, 2006 that the terms identified in Resolution No. R00256-2006, as contained in the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of June 13, 2005, be extended until January 20, 2006 as outlined in the memorandum dated June 9, 2005 from the Director of Finance and that the City accept a lump sum payment of $60,000 (excluding 2005 taxes) and write-off arrears totaling $128,038.81 for the property located at 29 Broadway Street East.

Carried.***

***R00063-2006

Hill – Schmidt

That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 7:49 p.m.

Carried.***

 

 

Approved this 13th day of March 2006.

Phil De Vos

MAYOR

Laurie-Anne Rusnak

CITY CLERK