CITY OF YORKTON
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
OCTOBER 6, 2008
Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, October 6, 2008 in Council Chambers City Hall commencing at 5:00 p.m.
Present: Deputy Mayor Dick DeRyk, Councillors Arnelien, Goulden, Maloney, Pearen and Wilson.
Absent: Mayor Chris Wyatt.
Staff Members Present: David Putz, Bonnie Schenher, Lonnie Kaal, Roger Hunter, Darcy McLeod and Don Kunkel. Recording: Gloria Signarowski.
A quorum being present Deputy Mayor Dick DeRyk in the Chair called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Arnelien – Pearen
That the Regular Council Agenda and the Committee of the Whole Council Agenda be approved as presented.
Goulden - Maloney
That Item No. 2, 2008 Policing Report in the in-camera portion of the Agenda be moved under Administrative Reports on the Regular Council Agenda.
Voting on the motion as amended.
Councillor Pearen advised that on Friday evening, Mrs. Ruth Shaw, one of the City of Yorkton’s most prominent citizens celebrated her 90th Birthday. There was a gathering of 80 to 90 people at the Gallagher Centre. She was a founding member of the Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival, involved with the Chamber of Commerce and many groups. He had worked with her in 2005 when the Province was celebrating its 100th year. Ruth has been a dedicated volunteer and worked many hours. Congratulations Ruth Shaw.
Councillor Wilson brought to the attention of the citizens of Yorkton that the General Alexander Ross Branch No. 77 Royal Canadian Legion will be starting their Poppy Campaign on October 31st, 2008. He wanted to remind us of all that the Legion and the people in the community have given back to our country for the freedom we have. When you pass by, pick a poppy up and wear it proudly.
Councillor Goulden acknowledged the great evening on Saturday night. The Yorkton Arts Council held the 20th Annual Missoula Theatre Productions in Yorkton. For 20 years the Missoula Theatre has been coming to Yorkton and putting on productions and over 50 young people starting at the age of 5 going up to high school age performed “Robinson Crusoe. Thank you to the Arts Council for the leadership they show.
Deputy Mayor DeRyk advised of the 25th Anniversary of St. Mary’s Cultural Centre on Saturday evening. A lot of the Priests who had served at the parish were in attendance as well as many of the parishioners who volunteered at the centre. There is literally hundreds and hundreds of them. As well, the first couple who were married at St. Mary’s the day they opened, were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary at the same time as the hall is celebrating. Congratulations to St. Mary’s Cultural Centre, the Board and the many many volunteers who make that facility possible.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Regular Council Meeting Minutes – September 22, 2008
Wilson – Pearen
That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of September 22, 2008 be approved as presented.
Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes – September 22, 2008
Goulden – Arnelien
That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of September 22, 2008 be received and filed as presented.
HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS
Public Notice – Bylaw No. 34/2008 – Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 – Setbacks for Accessory Uses in C-2 Arterial Commercial Zone
There was no one present in Council Chambers to speak for or against Bylaw No. 34/2008, a bylaw to reduce the side yard setback requirements for accessory buildings at 418 Broadway St. West (Lots A, B, C and D, Block 2, Plan No. 60Y06981).
REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND MATTERS REFERRED
Leisure Services Commission Meeting Minutes – September 25, 2008
Arnelien – Wilson
That the Leisure Services Commission Meeting Minutes of September 25, 2008 be received and filed as presented.
INTRODUCTION OF BYLAWS
Bylaw No. 34/2008 – Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 – Setbacks for Accessory Uses in C-2 Arterial Commercial Zone
Wilson – Goulden
That Bylaw No. 34/2008 to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 be read a second time this 6th day of October A.D. 2008.
Goulden – Pearen
That Bylaw No. 34/2008, a bylaw of the City of Yorkton to reduce the minimum side yard setback for an accessory use for Lots A, B, C and D, Block 2, Registered Plan No. 60Y06981 (418 Broadway Street West), as required by Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 be read a third time this 6th day of October A.D. 2008 and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.
Director of Finance – Water Treatment Plant – SIGI Grant and Borrowing Required
A report dated September 29, 2008 from the Director of Finance regarding the Water Treatment Plant – SIGI Grant and Borrowing required was circulated for the consideration of Council.
Arnelien – Pearen
That Administration publically request proposals for a $10,000,000 loan for the Water Treatment Plant over 15 years. Further, that a formal borrowing bylaw be presented to Council in November 2008 and the required public notices be provided in advance of this date.
The Chair was passed to previous Deputy Les Arnelien at 5:09 p.m. and it reverted back at 5:10 p.m.
SIGI #2 Grant Request – Water/Sewer/Roads to Service Agri-Business Corridor
A report dated September 30, 2008 from the Director of Finance regarding SIGI #2 Grant request – water/sewer/roads to service Agri-Business Corridor was circulated for the consideration of Council.
Goulden – Wilson
That Administration prepare and submit a SIGI grant application for the infrastructure project of water/sewer/roads required for the Louis Dreyfus and JRI canola crushing plants for a net cost of $3,000,000 as approved in the capital budget. Further, that borrowing for the project be included as part of the waterworks utility debt upon completion.
Councillor Pearen requested Administration to send a letter to the Province of Saskatchewan thanking them for their support of infrastructure in the Province. This new direction from the Province has the potential to save the citizens of Yorkton thousands in tax dollars. We feel it is the right direction and thank them for listening to us.
City Clerk – Council Meeting – November 3, 2008
A report dated October 2, 2008 from the City Clerk regarding the Council Meeting for November 3, 2008 was circulated for the consideration of Council.
Goulden – Maloney
That a Special Meeting of Council for a Regular and Committee of the Whole Council Meeting be set for Monday, November 3, 2008.
S/Sgt. Joe McGeough – 2008 Policing Report
The 2008 Policing Report from S/Sgt. Joe McGeough was presented to Council for their information.
S/Sgt. McGeough gave a summary of the 2008 Policing Report to Council and also introduced the new Policing Team in attendance at the Council Meeting. Sgt. Sheri-Lynne Fedorowich, Detachment Commander also said a few words of assurance to Council.
Arnelien – Pearen
That the 2008 RCMP Report be received and filed as presented.
GIVING NOTICE OF MOTION
Mayor Wyatt – Humane Society – Battery Hens
Mayor Chris Wyatt has given notice that a motion will be brought forward at the next meeting of Council regarding Battery Hens.
Maloney – Goulden
That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 5:42 p.m.
Pearen – Maloney
That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 7:24 p.m.
Director of Leisure Services – Non-Profit Golf Course Feedback [27.10(e)(i)(iii)(v)&(f)(iv)(v)]
Pearen – Maloney
That we accept Recommendation No. C00063-2008 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of October 6, 2008 that the City retain ownership and operational control of the golf course until 2012 and that Administration bring a report to Council at the end of 2011 regarding future direction for Council to review at that time.
City Clerk – Infill Housing [27.10(d)&(e)(i)(iii)]
Goulden - Maloney
That we accept Recommendation No. C00064-2008 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of October 6, 2008 that Administration enter into agreements with Family Brown Enterprises to purchase seven infill lots at a cost of $10,000 per lot for the purpose of building Affordable Housing Homes under the Home First Program.
Property Standards Appeals Committee Board [27.10(d)&(e)(i)(iii)]
Goulden – Wilson
That we accept Recommendation No. C00065-2008 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of October 6, 2008 that the following Members of Council be appointed to the Property Standards Appeals Board:
Mayor Chris Wyatt
Councillor Les Arnelien
Councillor Dick DeRyk
Councillor Bob Maloney
Councillor Larry Pearen
Maloney – Pearen
That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 7:25 p.m.
Approved this 20th day of October A.D. 2008.