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Regular Council Meeting Minutes
November 6, 2006

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, November 6, 2006 in Council Chambers City Hall commencing at 4:00 p.m.

Present: Mayor Chris Wyatt, Councillors Arnelien, Goulden, Maloney, Pearen and Wilson.

Absent: Councillor Dick DeRyk.

Staff Members Present: David Putz, Lonnie Kaal, Darcy McLeod, Cindy Alcorn, Dean Clark and Bonnie Schenher. Recording: Gloria Signarowski.

A quorum being present Mayor Chris Wyatt in the Chair called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.

Approval of Agenda

***R00364-2006
Pearen – Wilson
That the Agenda for this Regular Meeting of Council be approved as presented.
Carried.***

Public Acknowledgements

Councillor Maloney advised of a number of events going on in the City of which Harvest Showdown being one, running November 8 to 11, 2006. Lots of entertainment with Canadian Idol finalist Tyler Lewis and Street Heart. He encouraged the public to attend.

Councillor Goulden welcomed the World Junior A Hockey Challenge today and invited everyone to the Farrell Agencies Arena for the games. She also invited the public to view a “Maskerade”, which is an exhibit of goalie masks at the Yorkton Public Library.

Mayor Chris Wyatt advised to kick off the World Junior A Challenge on Friday, Members of Council as well as the Exhibition Board will be participating in a porridge eating contest on Friday morning. He also advised he attended the Kee’s Taekwondo Annual Tournament with over 1,000 people and 300 competitors at the Gallagher Centre. He was pleased to bring greetings on behalf of the City.

***R00365-2006
Arnelien – Goulden
That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of October 16, 2006 be approved as presented.
Carried.***

***R00366-2006
Maloney – Pearen
That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of October 16, 2006 be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

***R00367-2006
Wilson – Maloney
That the Special Council Meeting Minutes of October 30, 2006 be approved as presented.
Carried.***

Hearing of Petitions, Public Notices and Presentations

Addictions Awareness Week Committee – Proclamation

Saskatchewan Addictions Awareness Week – November 19th to 25th, 2006
A letter dated October 31, 2006 from the Saskatchewan Alcohol and Drug Services requesting a proclamation was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Tracey Erickson and Ms. Kim Borys were present in Council Chambers and Mr. Erickson spoke to their request.

***R00368-2006
Arnelien – Wilson
That the Council of the City of Yorkton authorize Mayor Chris
Wyatt to proclaim the week of November 19th to 25th, 2006 as “Saskatchewan Addictions Awareness Week” in the City of Yorkton and to make arrangements for a flag raising on November 20th with the Mayor’s Office.
Carried.***

Presentation – Bernard Stephaniuk & Keith Washenfelder – Nuisance and Obnoxious Smoke

A letter dated November 2, 2006 was received from Mr. Bernard Stephaniuk and Mr. Keith Washenfelder regarding nuisance and obnoxious smoke from a neighbouring business. A copy of their presentation dated November 6, 2006 along with pictures were handed out at this meeting.

Mr. Stephaniuk spoke to their concerns.

***R00369-2006
Goulden – Arnelien
That we ask Administration to report back to the November 27th, 2006 Council Meeting with the response from legal counsel, and to refer this item to the Protective Services Commission for their review. Carried.***

Reports of Commissions, Committees and Matters Referred

Municipal Planning Commission Special Meeting Minutes – October 17, 2006

***R00370-2006
Goulden – Maloney
That the Municipal Planning Commission Special Meeting Minutes of October 17, 2006 be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

Administrative Reports

City Manager – Deputy Mayor Resolution

A report dated October 31, 2006 from the City Manager regarding appointing a Deputy Mayor was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00371-2006
Goulden – Wilson
That the Council of the City of Yorkton in accordance with Section 5.1 of Procedure Bylaw No. 45/2003, appoint Councillors for the position of Deputy Mayor as follows:

Councillor Arnelien November, December 2006 and January 2007
Councillor DeRyk February, March, and April 2007
Councillor Goulden May, June and July 2007
Councillor Maloney August, September and October 2007
Councillor Pearen November, December 2007 and January 2008
Councillor Wilson February, March and April 2008
Carried.***

Mayor Chris Wyatt excused himself from the Council Meeting at 4:24 p.m.
Councillor Arnelien as Deputy Mayor in the Chair presided over the
Meeting at 4:24 p.m.

Director of Finance – Tax Enforcement Proceedings
– Lien Registration (2007)

A report dated October 31, 2006 from the Director of Finance regarding Tax Enforcement Proceedings Lien Registration (2007) along with a list of properties in tax arrears were circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00372-2006
Goulden – Wilson
That the attached property list under Section 3 of The Tax Enforcement Act, be accepted and the Director of Finance be authorized to proceed with enforcement as outlined in the legislation.
Carried.***

Interim Development Officer – Subdivision Application
-R.M. of Orkney No. 244 – Subdivisions R0773-06R-NE ¼ 14-27-5-W2nd (David and Rosina Minke)

A report dated November 2, 2006 from the Interim Development Officer regarding an application for subdivision approval for the NE ¼ of 14-27-5-W2nd along with pertinent background information were circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R0373-2006
Wilson – Maloney
That the City of Yorkton approve the proposed Farmstead Subdivision of the NE ¼ of 14-27-4-W2nd as the subdivision does not affect any City owned facilities or properties.
Carried.***

***R00374-2006
Goulden – Pearen
That this meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 4:28 p.m.
Carried.***

***R00375-2006
Goulden – Wilson
That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 4:36 p.m.
Carried.***

***R00376-2006
Maloney – Pearen
That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 4:37 p.m.
Carried.***

Approved this 6th day of November 2006.

Chris Wyatt
MAYOR

Laurie-Anne Rusnak
CITY CLERK