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CITY OF YORKTON
SASKATCHEWAN
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
JANUARY 7, 2008

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, January 7, 2008 in Council Chambers City Hall commencing at 5:00 p.m.

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

Staff Members Present: Darcy McLeod, Bonnie Schenher, Lonnie Kaal, Fran Brimacombe, Michael Buchholzer, Trent Mandzuk, Tricia Strutynski and Gord Bulmer.

A quorum being present Mayor Chris Wyatt in the Chair called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

Mayor Wyatt asked Councillor Goulden to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Ukrainian for all the citizens celebrating by the Julian Calendar.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

***R00001-2008
Pearen – Arnelien
That the Regular Agenda for this Council Meeting be approved as presented.
Carried.***

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

***R00002-2008
DeRyk – Wilson
That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of December 17th, 2007 be approved as presented.
Carried.***

HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS

Environmental Public Health Week – Proclamation – January 14th to 18th, 2008

A letter dated December 19, 2007 from the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors along with pertinent background information requesting a proclamation were circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Jon Gaudry, CIPHI Sk, Branch Councillor, was present in Council Chambers to speak to their request.

***R00003-2008
Arnelien – Goulden
That Council authorize Mayor Chris Wyatt to proclaim the week of January 14th to 18th, 2008 as “Environmental Public Health Week” in the City of Yorkton.
Carried.***

Yorkton Sno-Riders – Proclamation – Get Ready to Ride Week – January 13th to 19th, 2008

A letter dated January 2, 2008 from the Yorkton Sno-Riders Inc. regarding a proclamation was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Jason Popowich, President of the Yorkton Sno-Riders Inc. was present in Council Chambers to speak to their request.

***R00004-2008
Wilson – Goulden
That Council authorize Mayor Chris Wyatt to proclaim the week of January 13th to 19th, 2008 as “Get Ready to Ride Week” in the City of Yorkton.
Carried.***

Tourism Yorkton – 2007 Annual Report

A letter dated December 5, 2007 from Tourism Yorkton along with a copy of their 2007 Annual Report were circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Neil Thom, President of Tourism Yorkton was present in Council Chambers to speak to their report.

***R00005-2008
DeRyk – Maloney
That Council receive and file the 2007 Annual Tourism Yorkton Report as presented.
Carried.***

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Manager of Engineering – Discounted Bus Pass Pilot Program

A report dated December 21, 2007 from the Manager of Engineering along with a draft Letter of Understanding between the City of Yorkton and Ministry of Social Services regarding the Discounted Bus Pass Pilot Program were circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00006-2008
Goulden – DeRyk
That Administration be authorized to execute the Letter of Understanding as submitted by the Ministry of Social Services for the continuation of the Discounted Bus Pass Program for a nine-month period beginning January 1st, 2008.
Carried.***

***R00007-2008
DeRyk – Pearen
That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 5:08 p.m.
Carried.***

Approved this 21st day of January 2008.

Chris Wyatt
MAYOR

Bonnie Schenher
CITY CLERK