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CITY OF YORKTON

SASKATCHEWAN

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

APRIL 3, 2006

 

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, April 3, 2006 in Council Chambers City Hall commencing at 5:00 p.m.

Present: Mayor Phil De Vos, Councillors Arnelien, Goulden, Maloney, and Wyatt.

Absent: Councillors Janet Hill and Deb Schmidt.

Staff Members Present: David Putz, Laurie-Anne Rusnak, Lonnie Kaal, Jeff Humble, Cindy Alcorn, Darcy McLeod, Don Kunkel, 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

***R00107 - 2006

Arnelien - Wyatt

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

Carried.***

PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Councillor Goulden advised of an exciting forum that was held in Yorkton called, "Clearing the Path", a workshop for Urban and Rural municipalities to discuss economic development and how working together we could grow our Province. Approximately 100 participants were hosted by the Gallagher Centre and thanks to Darcy McLeod and Don Kunkel for touring the Council from the Town of Warman.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Council Meeting Minutes of March 27, 2006

***R00108 - 2006

Wyatt - Maloney

That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of March 27, 2006 be approved as presented.

Carried.***

Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes – March 27, 2006

***R00109-2006

Goulden - Arnelien

That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of March 27, 2006 be received and filed as presented.

Carried.***

HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS

Yorkton Terriers – Proclamation – Orange Day – Credential Cup

A letter dated March 27, 2006 from the Yorkton Terrier organization requesting a proclamation for "Orange Day" in the City of Yorkton was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Sid Matsalla was present in Council Chambers to speak to their request.

***R00110-2006

Goulden - Maloney

That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize Mayor Phil De Vos to proclaim "Orange Day" in the City of Yorkton for all the Terrier home games being April 7th and 9th, 2006 and to encourage all citizens to wear orange on those days or daily if they wish.

Carried.***

Public Notice – Bylaw No. 12/2006 – Borrowing Bylaw –

Waterworks System Expansion Upgrade

There were no petitioners present in Council Chambers to speak in favour of or in opposition of Bylaw No. 12/2006, known as the Borrowing Bylaw to provide for the borrowing of $5,000,000 for the purpose of financing the construction of the Waterworks System Expansion Upgrade in the City of Yorkton.

INTRODUCTION OF BYLAWS

Bylaw No. 12/2006 – Borrowing Bylaw – Waterworks System Expansion Upgrade

***R00111-2006

Arnelien - Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 12/2006, a bylaw to provide for borrowing the sum of $5,000,000 for the purpose of financing the construction of the Waterworks System Expansion Upgrade within the City of Yorkton be introduced and read a first time this 3rd day of April A.D. 2006.

Carried.

***R00112-2006

Wyatt - Maloney

That Bylaw No. 12/2006 be read a second time this 3rd day of April A.D. 2006.

Carried.***

***R00113-2006

Goulden - Maloney

That Bylaw No. 12/2006 receive all three readings this 3rd day of April A.D. 2006.

Carried Unanimously.***

***R00114-2006

Arnelien - Maloney

That Bylaw No. 12/2006, a bylaw of the City of Yorkton to provide for borrowing the sum of $5,000,000 for the purpose of financing the construction of the Waterworks System Expansion Upgrade within the City of Yorkton be read a third time this 3rd day of April 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. 13/2006 – Recycling Service Fee Bylaw

***R00115-2006

Wyatt - Maloney

That Bylaw No. 13/2006, a bylaw of the City of Yorkton to provide for a recycling service fee be introduced and read a first time this 3rd day of April A.D. 2006.

Carried.***

***R00116-2006

Arnelien - Wyatt

That Bylaw No. 13/2006 be read a second time this 3rd day of April A.D. 2006.

Carried.***

***R00117-2006

Maloney - Goulden

That Bylaw No. 13/2006 receive all three readings this 3rd day of April A.D. 2006.

Carried Unanimously.***

***R00118-2006

Wyatt - Maloney

That Bylaw No. 13/2006, a bylaw of the City of Yorkton to provide for a recycling service fee be read a third time this 3rd day of April 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

Gallagher Centre General Manager – World Junior A Hockey Challenge

Administrative Assistance

A memorandum dated March 31, 2006 from the General Manager at the Gallagher Centre regarding the World Junior A Hockey Committee funding was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Don Kunkel, General Manager of the Gallagher Centre was present in Council Chambers to speak to this request.

***R00119-2006

Goulden - Arnelien

That the Council of the City of Yorkton approve the recommendation of the Gallagher Centre General Manager and allow the Gallagher Centre to direct funding from the 2006 Gallagher Centre Operating Budget – not to exceed $20,000 (twenty thousand dollars) for the purpose of supplying the World Junior A host committee, a coordinator and office space to work from. The time period would be from approval through to the completion of the World Junior A Tournament and a reasonable wrap up period of time after the tournament.

Carried.***

Director of Planning and Engineering – Spring Clean Up Campaign Week and Customer Appreciation Week

A memorandum dated March 23, 2006 from the Director of Planning and Engineering regarding Spring Clean Up Week in the City of Yorkton was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Jeff Humble, The Director of Planning and Engineering spoke to this request.

***R00120-2006

Wyatt - Maloney

That the Council of the City of Yorkton declare the week of May 1st to May 6th, 2006 as "Spring Clean-Up Week" in the City of Yorkton and to waive the landfill entrance fees at the Sanitary Landfill for residents of the City of Yorkton hauling in their own refuse by car, half-ton truck or utility trailer. The City of Yorkton encourages residents to participate in helping to keep our community clean.

Carried.***

Director of Finance – 2005 Year-End

A memorandum dated March 21, 2006 from the Director of Finance along with spreadsheets depicting the 2005 year-end were circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00121-2006

Arnelien - Maloney

That the following year-end transfers to reserves be approved as follows: $80,000 to fire reserve, $10,000 to arterial roads reserve and $20,000 to general reserve.

Carried.***

***R00122-2006

Wyatt - Goulden

That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 5:20 p.m.

Carried.***

***R00123-2006

Arnelien – Wyatt

That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 6:49 p.m.

Carried.***

PROPERTY MATTER

Evan Ortynsky – Development of 3 & 5 Kelsey Bay

[27.10(e)(i)(iii)(v)&(f)(iv)(v)(vii)]

***R00124-2006

Arnelien - Wyatt

That we accept Recommendation No. C00022-2006 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of April 3, 2006 that effective immediately, the Land Development Policy be amended to reflect the fact that the City is responsible for cost and the installation of City sidewalks on Commercial properties developed by the City and further the City will also be responsible for the cost of installing and connecting storm sewer from the owner’s property line to the City storm sewer.

Carried.***

***R00125-2006

Wyatt - Arnelien

That we accept Recommendation No. C00023-2006 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of April 3, 2006 that Mr. Evan Ortynsky be offered the option of connecting to the City storm sewer as per City policy or having his property, (in accordance with City standards and at his cost), drain into the ditch bounding his property on the north on the condition that he provide engineered drawings as well as engineered as-builts, certifying the construction meets all standards and absolving the City from any liability respecting his property.

Carried.***

***R00126-2006

Maloney – Wyatt

That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 6:50 p.m.

Carried.***

 

Approved this 24th day of April 2006.

Phil De Vos

MAYOR

Bonnie Schenher

ACTING CITY CLERK