CITY OF YORKTON
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
September 25, 2006
Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, September 25, 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, Lonnie Kaal, Darcy McLeod and Trent Mandzuk. 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
That the Regular Agenda be amended by adding the report on the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program from the Director of Finance under Administrative Reports.
That the Regular Agenda for this Meeting of Council be approved as amended.
Councillor Goulden advised she received a thank you card on behalf of the sponsors of Crops of the Parkland. The City, Tourism Yorkton, Chamber of Commerce and Saskatchewan Wheat Pool sponsored this great initiative that was done beside the Tourist Information Centre.
Councillor Schmidt congratulated the Renaissance Committee on the steel wall art on Livingstone Street. This good work is a pictorial history of Yorkton detailing our pioneers to industrialization in our community.
Mayor Phil De Vos complimented the folks at the Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre on the "Paradise Institute Display". He encouraged residents to go and see this, as it is an unbelievable and an exciting display, which takes about 20 minutes. The Mayor congratulated Karl Kopan and Calvin Daniels for receiving an award at the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association Conference.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Regular Council Meeting Minutes September 11, 2006
That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of September 11, 2006 be approved as presented.
Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes September 11, 2006
That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of September 11, 2006 be received and filed as presented.
HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS
Yorkton and District United Way Proclamation United Way Week October 1st to 7th, 2006
A letter dated August 17, 2006 from the Yorkton & District United Way President requesting a proclamation was circulated for the consideration of Council.
Mr. Tom Seeley and Ms. Lisa Washington were present in Council Chambers and Mr. Seeley spoke to their request.
That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize Mayor Phil De Vos to proclaim the week of October 1st to 7th, 2006 as "United Way Week" in the City of Yorkton with the flag raising on Monday, October 2nd, 2006 at City Hall Park.
City Manager Annexation of Collacott and Pleasant Heights Subdivisions
A report dated September 15, 2006 from the City Manager regarding annexation of Collacott and Pleasant Heights Subdivisions was circulated for the consideration of Council.
That we advise the residents of Collacott and Pleasant Heights Subdivisions that the City of Yorkton has no plans to annex the subdivisions at this time.
Terms of Reference Solid Waste Management Committee
A reported dated September 14, 2006 from the City Manager regarding the Terms of Reference for a Solid Waste Management Committee was circulated for the consideration of Council.
That the Terms of Reference for a Solid Waste Management Committee be approved as presented, and that the Committee be appointed following the Municipal Elections in accordance with Councils Procedure Bylaw.
Director of Finance Provincial Disaster Assistance Program
A report dated September 13, 2006 from the Director of Finance regarding the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program was circulated for the consideration of Council.
That application be made to the Saskatchewan Corrections and Public Safety to be designated an eligible assistance area under the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) which provides financial assistance for restoring essential services and property both public and private as a result of damages caused by flooding on the 10th of August 2006.
That this Regular Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 5:15 p.m.
Mayor De Vos Maloney
That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 5:18 p.m.
Director of Public Works Underbody Plow Truck Purchase
That we accept Recommendation No. C00061-2006 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of September 25, 2006 that the City purchase an underbody plow truck in 2006 for the estimated cost of $230,000.
That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 5:18 p.m.
Approved this 16th day of October 2006.
Phil De Vos