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CITY OF YORKTON
SASKATCHEWAN
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
JANUARY 26, 2009

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, January 26, 2009 in Council Chambers City Hall commencing at 5:00 p.m.

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

Absent: Councillor Larry Pearen.

Staff Members Present: David Putz, Bonnie Schenher, Lonnie Kaal, Don Kunkel, Darcy McLeod, Dean Clark, Michael Eger, Michael Buchholzer, Kelly Kaban, Jordan Scharfenberg, Kurtis Peterson and Cpl. Rick Dubois. 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

***R00051-2009
Arnelien - Goulden
That the Regular Council Meeting Agenda and Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Agenda be approved as presented.
Carried.***

PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Mayor Chris Wyatt advised the taxpayers of Yorkton to pay special attention to the budget announcement tomorrow.
The Conservative Government has leaked that at least $7 billion dollars will be spent on infrastructure projects over the next two years. $1million of that in green projects alone. The City of Yorkton has had an application in for the Building Canada Fund for several months now. That grant was postponed twice due to an early election call as well as the Government asking to be prorogued. It is very important to remember that the Building Canada Fund was announced over two years ago and to the best of our knowledge, no funds have flowed to the communities of this country who are in need.
These delays have drastically affected the City of Yorkton’s timelines to go to tender on the most important project this region has seen in years. The final phase of our $40 million Water Treatment Plant that will supply not only Yorkton residents, but the two canola crushing plants and other industry with fresh, clean water for the next forty or fifty years.
Your City Council has made our Member of Parliament, Mr. Garry Breitkreuz aware of the importance of this grant numerous times since the month of September. We have his assurance that he has put this item on the top of his list, but until this grant is approved, we have only his word to go on.
The City of Yorkton has progressed with our Water Treatment Plant in phases to maximize the amount of Government Funding we were eligible to receive and believe it was the right way to go. While the project will be completed on time, the financial hardship this would cause the taxpayers of Yorkton would be unfair, to say the least.
Yorkton has planned ahead with this water project, we were not going to be like a Walkerton, a Kascheswan or a North Battleford. To be punished for being prudent is not acceptable to the people of Yorkton.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Council Meeting Minutes – January 12th, 2009

***R00052-2009
Wilson - DeRyk
That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of January 12, 2009 be approved as presented.
Carried.***

Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes – January 12th, 2009

***R00053-2009
Goulden -Maloney
That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of January 12th, 2009 be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan – Proclamation – Heart Month – February 2009

A letter dated December 3, 2008 from the Program Coordinator of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan was circulated for the consideration of Council.
Ms. Eileen Zarowny was present in Council Chambers to speak to their request.

***R00054-2009
Goulden - Arnelien
That Council authorize Mayor Chris Wyatt to proclaim the month of February 2009 as “Heart Month” in the City of Yorkton and to have a flag raising at 3:00 p.m. in City Hall Park on Thursday, January 29, 2009.
Carried.***

Solid Waste Management Committee – Risk Assessment

A letter dated December 30, 2008 from the Chair of the Solid Waste Management Committee along with a presentation outlining a risk analysis for the goals and objectives of the Solid Waste Management Committee were circulated for the consideration of Council.

Mr. Ray Sass, Chair, as well as other representatives of the Solid Waste Management Committee were present in Council Chambers and Mr. Sass spoke to their presentation.

***R00055-2009
Maloney - Wilson
That Council receive and file the presentation made by the Solid Waste Management Committee dated December 30, 2008.
Carried.***

REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND MATTERS REFERRED

Leisure Services Commission Meeting Minutes – December 19, 2008

***R00056-2009
Arnelien - Goulden
That the Leisure Services Commission Meeting Minutes of December 19, 2008 be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

INTRODUCTION OF BYLAWS

Bylaw No. 2/2009 – False Alarm Bylaw

***R00057-2009
Wilson - Goulden
That False Alarm Policy No. 10.290 be rescinded.
Carried.***

***R00058-2009
DeRyk - Arnelien
That Bylaw No. 2/2009 be introduced and read a first time this 26th day of January A.D. 2009; and further, that Administration provide copies of the bylaw to security companies within the City for their review and comments prior to bringing the bylaw back for consideration of second reading.
Carried.***

Bylaw No. 3/2009 – Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 – Contract Zone – 31 Duncan Street West

***R00059-2009
Arnelien - Wilson
That Bylaw No. 3/2009, a bylaw of the City of Yorkton to allow for Contract Zoning (31 Duncan Street West) and Amendment to the Zoning Map of Bylaw No. 14/2003 be introduced and read a first time this 26th day of January A.D. 2009.
Carried.***

Bylaw No. 4/2009 – Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 15/2003 Reduce Setback – 31 Northfield Bay

***R00060-2009
Maloney - DeRyk
That Bylaw No. 4/2009, a bylaw of the City of Yorkton to reduce the minimum side yard setback for an accessory building for Lot 33, Bock 33, Registered Plan 63Y00274 (31 Northfield Bay) as required by Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 be introduced and read a first time this 26th day of January A.D. 2009.
Carried.***

Bylaw No. 5/2009 – Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 – Reduce Setback – 75 Smith Street West

***R00061-2009
DeRyk - Goulden
That Bylaw No. 5/2009, a bylaw of the City of Yorkton to reduce the minimum side yard setback for an accessory building for Lot 56, Block 22, Registered Plan No. 99Y04947 (75 Smith Street West) be introduced and read a first time this 26th day of January A.D. 2009.
Carried.***

Bylaw No. 6/2009 – Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 – Reduce Lot Width – 98 Independent Street

***R00062-2009
Goulden - Wilson
That Bylaw No. 6/2009, a bylaw of the City of Yorkton to reduce the minimum lot width for a single detached dwelling for Lot 1, Block 1, Registered Plan Z5855 (98 Independent Street), as required by Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 be introduced and read a first time this 26th day of January A.D. 2009.
Carried.***

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Director of Planning and Engineering – Annexation of portions of the R.M. of Orkney No. 244

A report dated January 23, 2009 from the Director of Planning and Engineering regarding annexation of portions of the R.M. of Orkney No. 244 was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00063-2009
DeRyk - Wilson
WHEREAS the City of Yorkton requires additional lands to support the continuing urban growth within the City;

AND WHEREAS the City of Yorkton deems it necessary to protect the long-term interests of the City;

AND WHEREAS the City of Yorkton considers that the following quarter sections would be the minimum required to sustain continued growth in the City for the next 5-years:

AND WHEREAS the City of Yorkton provides a number of regional scale facilities that would be in jeopardy without proper land use controls and development standards, as indicated below:

1. The City has made a considerable investment in providing additional water treatment capacity and sewage treatment capacity, which will allow further expansion into the proposed annexation area.

2. Annexation will provide a basis for sound long-term planning for future development and the very significant capital investment required to provide roads, water, sewer and storm sewer. Good City planning will also benefit school boards and major utilities such as Sask Power, Sask Energy and Sask Tel. Good Municipal planning also assists the Province and the Department of Highways with planning future routes as well as capital and operating expenditures.

3. The City is looking towards the future, and annexation is the only way of adding additional development lands for future urban growth.

4. The continued pressure for additional lots and highway commercial subdivision will soon outpace the supply of land in Yorkton. It is in the Province's, City's and area’s best interest to provide additional serviced land for development, since a growing Yorkton contributes to the economic well being of the residents of Yorkton and area as well as the Province as a whole.

5. The City has been approached by one landowner who has requested that the City annex their properties into Yorkton.

Uptown Development Group
This development company owns Part of NW ¼, the SE ¼ and SW1/4Section 24 TWP 26 RGE 4. This company is intending to develop commercial and residential lots.

6. The City has the capability of improving the quality of development in areas adjacent to the City, which is in the long-term interests of both the City and the RM.

7. Providing new lands that are capable of a greater density of development than the RM can provide is part of the principles behind the Smart Growth initiative. It is a more efficient use of land, thus preserving more rural lands for agricultural activities.

8. The RM has permitted development at standards that are well below those of the City. This results in the City having to upgrade key municipal services, at considerable cost to the City. Developments such as the Pleasant Heights and Collacott make it much more expensive to annex, and therefore is a major hindrance to the expansion of the City of Yorkton to provide additional lands to meet anticipated development needs.
9. There have been a number of large-lot rural subdivision applications, and these will make the extension of urban services even more expensive for future expansion.

10. The RM does not provide water treatment, sewage treatment and sanitary landfill facilities.

11. The residents in the annexed area would have access to Garbage and recycling collection services the same as all other residents in the City.

12. The City has an extensive network of local parks, and will soon be introducing a pedestrian/bicycle network of pathways throughout the City. The City anticipates facilitating the connection of Pleasant Heights and Collacott subdivisions to these pathways.

13. The City has bargained in good faith with the RM of Orkney No. 244’s Council, and removed 52 ½ Quarter Sections from the City’s initial proposal, which does not provide the City the ability to protect long term projects such as the western Truck Route, the Grain Millers Road truck route, or sensitive groundwater resources. The RM Council wants a further reduction of three quarter sections for industrial use and five quarter sections intended for residential and mixed residential/commercial use.

BE IT RESOLVED That the City of Yorkton is hereby requesting to apply for an alteration to the municipal boundaries of the City of Yorkton by proposing to include the lands identified by the following legal descriptions and as outlined on Schedule A as attached.

• All those portions of the SE ¼ of Section 27 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
• All of those portions of the SW ¼ and SE ¼ of Section 26 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
• All of those portions of the SW ¼ and SE ¼ of Section 25 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
• All of those portions of the NE ¼ and SE ¼ of Section 22 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
• All of those portions of Section 23 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
• All those portions of Section 24 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
• All those portions of Section 13 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
• All of those portions of the NW ¼ of Section 8 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying north of the CNR railroad in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
• All of those portions of the NE ¼ of Section 8 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
• All of those portions of the SE ¼ of Section 8 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying north of the CNR railroad in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
• All of those portions of the NW ¼ and NE ¼ of Section 9 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
• All of those portions of the NW ¼ of Section 10 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
• All of those portions of the NW ¼, NE ¼ and SE ¼ of Section 12 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
• All those portions of the NW ¼ and NE ¼ of Section 27 in Twp. 25, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
• All of those portions of the NW ¼ and NE ¼ of Section 26 in Twp. 25, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
• All those portions of the NE ¼ of Section 25 in Twp. 25, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244”

Carried***

SCHEDULE A

The Chair was passed to Deputy Mayor Goulden at 5:49 p.m. and it reverted back at 5:50 p.m.

General Manager Gallagher Centre – Liquor License Amendment

A report dated January 15, 2009 from the General Manager of the Gallagher Centre along with a letter dated January 9, 2009 from the Yorkton Exhibition Association and relevant documentation were circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00064-2009
Goulden - Maloney
That the Gallagher Centre/Yorkton Exhibition (Special Use Permit) Liquor License be amended to include: The Grandstand and the fenced area in front of the Grandstand.
Carried.***

***R00065-2009
Maloney – Goulden
That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 5:52 p.m.
Carried.***

***R00066-2009
DeRyk – Maloney
That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 6:03 p.m.
Carried.***

Yorkton Business Improvement District – Western Financial City Centre Park [27.10(e)(i)(iii)]

***R00067-2009
Arnelien – Maloney
That we accept Recommendation No. C00007-2009 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of January 26, 2009 that the Yorkton Business Improvement District – Western Financial City Centre Park Agenda Item be tabled.
Carried.***

Property Matter
City Manager – Request to Proceed with Servicing of RNHL, Yorkton Canola Processing Plant [27.10(a)(v)(f)(iv)]

***R00068-2009
Goulden – DeRyk
That we accept Recommendation No. C00008-2009 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of January 26, 2009 that Administration be authorized to proceed with completion of final engineering plans, proceeding with tendering of the Water and Sewer Main installation and order of the pipe and associated materials to complete the projects with Richardson Nutrition Holdings Limited (RNHL).
Carried.***

***R00069-2009
Goulden – DeRyk
That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 6:05 p.m.
Carried.***

Approved this 9th day of February A.D. 2009.

Chris Wyatt
MAYOR

Bonnie Schenher
CITY CLERK