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CITY OF YORKTON
SASKATCHEWAN
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 3, 2008

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, March 3, 2008 in Council Chambers City Hall commencing at 5:00 p.m.

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

Absent: Mayor Chris Wyatt

Staff Members Present: David Putz, Bonnie Schenher, Lonnie Kaal, Roger Hunter, Darcy McLeod, Harry Kerr, Kelly Kaban and Brian Dudar. Recording: Gloria Signarowski.

A quorum being present Deputy Mayor James Wilson in the Chair called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

***R00036-2008
Arnelien – Pearen
That the Regular Council Agenda and the Committee of the Whole Council Agenda be approved as presented.
Carried.***

PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Councillor Pearen advised that on February 27th, 2008 YBID hosted the First Annual Doctors Appreciation evening. There were 16 doctors in attendance as well as various other people. The event was lead by Barry Sharp and he thanked Barry and YBID for their involvement, and thank you to the medical staff and their support behind the scenes.

Councillor Arnelien advised that Saskatchewan is “curling country” and Yorkton is as well. He congratulated Brian Kruger and his Host Committee on being awarded the 2009 Canada Cup of Curling where the elite curlers in all the Provinces in Canada will come to Yorkton on March 18th to 22nd, 2009. We will definitely have an opportunity to showcase our wonderful city.

Councillor Goulden passed wishes on behalf of Council and Administration to Mayor Dale McBean of the City of Moose Jaw who is going to be undergoing heart surgery in the next while and wanted to send him the best wishes for a speedy recovery and a quick return to his role as a Municipal Leader.

Deputy Mayor Wilson advised of the Celebrate Success Awards. The Chamber of Commerce every second year acknowledges the commitment and the fine business community we have in Yorkton, and March 12th, 2008 will be the “Yorkton Celebrate Success” awards. Congratulations to all the finalists that are involved, and pre-congratulations to all of the winners of the event. This will be emceed by Lori Walsh, President of the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce and also by Councillor Bob Maloney.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Council Meeting Minutes – February 11, 2008

***R00037-2008
DeRyk – Goulden
That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of February 11, 2008 be approved as presented.
Carried.***

Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes – February 11, 2008

***R00038-2008
Pearen – Maloney
That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of February 11, 2008 be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS

Proclamation – Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers – Social Work Week March 9th to 15th, 2008

A letter dated February 26, 2008 from the Yellowhead East Branch, Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers requesting a proclamation was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Ms. Joanne McCready, Vice-President of the Yellowhead East Branch was present in Council Chambers to speak to their request.

***R00039-2008
Arnelien – Goulden
That Council authorize Deputy Mayor James Wilson to proclaim the week of March 9th to 15th, 2008 as “Social Work Week” in the City of Yorkton.
Carried.***

Public Notice – Discretionary Use Application – 62 Argyle Street

There were no petitioners present in Council Chambers to speak for or against the discretionary use application for 62 Argyle Street.

Public Notice – Discretionary Use Application – 134 Broadway Street East

Mr. Brian Shkwarchuk, the General Manager at Royal Ford was present in Council Chambers to speak against the discretionary use application for 134 Broadway Street East.

There were no other petitioners in attendance to speak for or against this application.

INTRODUCTION OF BYLAWS

Bylaw No. 1/2008 – Street Closure – “The Village” Street and Laneway Closures

***R00040-2008
Arnelien – DeRyk
That Bylaw No. 1/2008, a bylaw of the City of Yorkton to provide for the permanent closure of two roads and one laneway, as shown on the attached map in the Registered Plan No. Z1894. be introduced and read a first time this 3rd day of March A.D. 2008.
Carried.***

***R00041-2008
Goulden – Pearen
That Bylaw No. 1/2008 be read a second time this 3rd day of March A.D. 2008.
Carried.***

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Director of Leisure Services - Urban Forestry Bylaw Amendment

A report dated February 21, 2008 from the Director of Leisure Services regarding an amendment to the Urban Forestry Bylaw No. 15/2007 was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Harry Kerr, Parks Foreman was present in Council Chambers and presented a power point presentation on Urban Forestry and the environmental impact trees have on cities.

***R00042-2008
Goulden – Pearen
That the amendments to Sections 8.3.5, 8.3.6, and 8.3.7 of Bylaw No. 15/2007, which reflect that the reforestation fee shall be set at Twenty percent (20%) of the appraised value of the tree with a minimum reforestation fee set at $500.00, be approved; subsequent to Public Notice as required under Section 12 of The Pest Control Act that this bylaw be brought back for third reading to the March 31st, 2008 Council Meeting.
Councillors DeRyk and Maloney opposed.
Carried.***

Campground Contract

A report dated February 22, 2007 from the Director of Leisure Services regarding the campground contract was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00043-2008
Goulden – Maloney
That the operation of the City Campground through contract, be approved; further, that Administration be authorized to proceed to public tender to obtain a contract Campground Operator.
Carried.***

Director of Finance – Springers Gymnastics Club Tax Abatement Request - 161 Dominion Avenue

A report dated February 12, 2008 from the Director of Finance regarding a tax abatement request for 161 Dominion Avenue was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00044-2008
Arnelien – Pearen
That given that this building on 161 Dominion Avenue is adjacent to the “enterprise zone” and has been vacant for over one year, that the property be considered to qualify under the vacant property tax abatement section of the Enterprise Zone Incentive Policy and receive 100% tax abatement for 2009 and 50% tax abatement for 2010 and full taxes in 2011.

***R00045-2008
Arnelien – DeRyk
That Council table above Resolution No. R00044-2008 and refer it to Administration to re-examine the policy on enterprise zone and bring a report back to the Council Meeting of March 17th, 2008.
Councillor Pearen opposed.
Carried.***

Director of Finance - 2007 Year End

A report dated February 26, 2007 from the Director of Finance regarding the 2007 Year End was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00046-2008
Arnelien – DeRyk
That departmental year end surplus transfers to reserves be approved with $50,000 to administration/computer reserve and $30,000 to landfill reserve, and the remaining city wide surplus of $40,000 to Fire Hall reserve.
Carried.***

Director of Finance - CEG Energy Options Inc. (Natural Gas Future Contract)

A report dated February 29, 2008 from the Director of Finance regarding the future contract for natural gas was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00047-2008
Goulden – Arnelien
That the City enter into a future contract for natural gas pricing with CEG Energy Options Inc. for a further five (5) years commencing November 2009 to November 2014, providing the price guarantee is less than $9.00 per gigajoule.
Carried.***

Deputy Mayor Wilson passed the Chair to past Deputy Mayor Pearen at 5:54 p.m. and it reverted back at 5:55 p.m.

Director of Planning and Engineering - Development Permit Application 1-08 (62 Argyle Street)

A report dated February 4, 2008 from the Director of Planning and Engineering regarding a development permit application for 62 Argyle Street was circulated for the consideration of Council.

Deputy Mayor Wilson passed the Chair to past Deputy Mayor Pearen at 6:02 p.m. and it reverted back at 6:03 p.m.

***R00048-2008
Goulden – Arnelien
That Council approve the Discretionary Use Application for an Auto & Minor Recreation Sales/Rentals facility, including vehicle detailing and paintless dent removal activities, at 62 Argyle Street subject to:
a) the developer submitting a site plan for the approval of the Development Officer, and;
b) the approval of the discretionary use, then renewable on a yearly basis so further investment in such facilities envisaged in the Downtown & West Broadway Corridor Redevelopment Plan would not be compromised.
Carried.***

Director of Planning and Engineering - Development Permit Application 2-08 (134 Broadway Street East)

A report dated February 4, 2008 from the Director of Planning and Engineering regarding a development permit application for 134 Broadway Street East was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00049-2008
Maloney – DeRyk
That Council approve the discretionary use application for an Auto & Minor Recreation Sales/Rentals facility, including vehicle detailing and paintless dent removal activities at 134 Broadway St. E., subject to the developer submitting a site plan for the approval of the Development Officer (decorative fencing adjacent to the lane being included in the requirement).
Carried.***

City Manager – Sale of Residential Lots Parkview Road

A report dated February 26, 2008 from the City Manager regarding the sale of residential lots on Parkview Road was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00050-2008
Pearen – Arnelien
That Council approve the sale of residential Lots 472 through 496 Parkview Road to be marketed in accordance with City Policy No. 10.181 at the following prices:

Civic Address Price
473 $34,600
477 $32,700
481 $32,700
485 $32,700
493 $32,700
497 $37,600

Carried.***

City Manager - Sale of 44 Fourth Avenue North

A report dated February 29, 2008 from the City Manager regarding the sale of 44 Fourth Avenue North was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00051-2008
Arnelien – DeRyk
That the $20,000 offer from Eagle Project Management Inc. for the purchase of 44 Fourth Avenue North, with no conditions and a possession date of April 1, 2008 be accepted.
Carried.***

City Manager - R.M. of Wallace Request for Additional Funding

A report dated February 29, 2008 from the City Manager regarding the R.M. of Wallace’s request for additional funding was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00052-2008
DeRyk – Maloney
That the request from the R.M. of Wallace to be paid a total of $2,600.00 as final payment for Husky Road Bridge reconstruction and gravel for grid roads be denied.

The motion was withdrawn.

***R00053-2008
DeRyk – Maloney
That Council authorize Administration to reimburse the R.M. of Wallace $600.00 for the gravel.
Carried.***

City Manager - Incorporation of Yorkton Municipal Airport

A report dated February 26, 2008 from the City Manager regarding the Incorporation of Yorkton Municipal Airport was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00054-2008
Pearen – Goulden
That Administration be directed to proceed with the establishment of a wholly owned corporation for the purpose of operating the Yorkton Municipal Airport using the attached Articles of Incorporation, Notice of Registered Office and Bylaws; and further that directors be appointed as follows: Mr. Ron Evinou for a three year term, Ms. Cheryl Denesowych for a one year term, and the Mayor or his designate for a two year term.
Carried.***

City Manager - Lease of Surface Parcel 142833270 to YourLink Inc.

A report dated February 29, 2008 from the City Manager regarding lease of property to YourLink Inc. was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00055-2008
DeRyk – Goulden
That the lease of Surface Parcel #142833270 with YourLink Inc. for $35.00 per acre per year (approximately 10 acres) from March 15, 2008 until June 30, 2016 be approved.
Carried.***

GIVING NOTICE OF MOTION

Councillor Goulden – FCM Conference Travel Request

A Notice of Motion dated February 15, 2008 from Councillor Goulden regarding an FCM travel request was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00056-2008
Maloney – Pearen
That Council of the City of Yorkton authorize Councillor Randy Goulden to attend the FCM Conference to represent the City of Yorkton in Quebec City, Quebec on May 30th to June 2nd, 2008 for the travel costs as identified and as provided for in the Travel and Training – Members of Council Policy 10.175.
Carried.***

***R00057-2008
Maloney – Goulden
That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 6:26 p.m.
Carried.***

***R00058-2008
Maloney - DeRyk
That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 6:39 p.m.
Carried.***

City Manager - Agent for Land Purchase

***R00059-2008
Goulden – Pearen
That we accept Recommendation No. C00008-2008 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of March 3, 2008 that the proposal from Century 21 be accepted at a rate of 3% of the purchase price plus applicable taxes, and an agency agreement for 2008 be signed.
Carried.***

***R00060-2008
Maloney – Pearen
That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 6:30 p.m.
Carried.***

Approved this 17th day of March 2008.

Chris Wyatt
MAYOR

Bonnie Schenher
CITY CLERK