CITY OF YORKTON
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
JULY 14, 2008
Minutes of a Special Meeting of Council held on Monday, July 14, 2008 in Council Chambers City Hall commencing at 5:00 p.m.
Present: Mayor Chris Wyatt, Councillors Arnelien, DeRyk, Maloney, Pearen and Wilson.
Absent: Councillor Randy Goulden.
Staff Members present: David Putz, Bonnie Schenher, Lonnie Kaal, and Tricia Strutynski. Recording: Gloria Signarowski.
A quorum being present Mayor Chris Wyatt in the Chair called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Wilson – DeRyk
That the Agenda for this Special Meeting of Council be approved as presented.
Mayor Chris Wyatt took the time to apologize to Mr. Mike Hordichuk of Independent Agencies. Council forum is supposed to be used for matters of public reference to how City Council does it’s business and decisions we make are open to criticisms and opinions. It digressed to Mr. Hordichuk’s personal plans or capabilities and at that point, as the Chair of this meeting, I should have stopped that and got us back on track. I didn’t do that and for that I apologize Mr. Hordichuk.
I would like to apologize to Council as well. I hope that never happens again where these Chambers are being used for a matter of opinions varying either way without a person being there to protect himself or defend himself. I believe it is inappropriate and I will try not to let that happen again. My apologies.
Arnelien – Pearen
That we reconsider Motion No. R00242-2008, “That the City go to a three-year rotation and change the City’s Insurance Carrier to Independent Agencies, Western Financial Group Inc. for July 2008 for a period of three years, and further; after three years return the insurance portfolio to Farrell Agencies Ltd.
Wilson – Arnelien
That original Resolution No. R00242-2008 be voted on.
Mayor Wyatt, Councillors Arnelien, DeRyk, Maloney, Pearen and Wilson opposed.
DeRyk – Wilson
That the City use Independent Agencies Western Financial Group for the upcoming 2 years. Further that the Administration be directed to do a request for proposals no later than April 2010 for insurance coverage on a 7 year contract, and further that the City use the proposal call for insurance every 7 years thereafter.
***R00296 – 2008
Pearen – Arnelien
That the City use Independent Agencies Western Financial Group for the upcoming 3 years and that Administration be directed to do a request for proposals in April 2011 for insurance coverage on a 7 year contract.
Mayor Chris Wyatt passed the Chair to Deputy Mayor Les Arnelien at 5:09 p.m. and it reverted back at 5:13 p.m.
Voting on the amendment.
Councillors Arnelien, Pearen and Mayor Wyatt in favour. Councillors DeRyk, Maloney and Wilson opposed.
Voting on Resolution No. R00295-2008.
Mayor Chris Wyatt opposed.
Pearen – DeRyk
That this Special Council Meeting adjourn at 5:14 p.m.
Approved this 18th day of August A.D. 2008.