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CITY OF YORKTON
SASKATCHEWAN
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
MAY 25, 2009

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, May 25, 2009 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: David Putz, Bonnie Schenher, Roger Hunter, Darcy McLeod, Michael Buchholzer, Darren Spelay, Dean Clark 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

***R00227-2009
Arnelien – Maloney
That the Regular Council Meeting Agenda and the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Agenda be approved as presented.

***R00228-2009
Maloney – Pearen
That the Agenda be amended by adding a property matter under the in-camera portion of the Committee of the Whole Council Agenda.
Carried.***

Voting on the amendment.
Carried.***

Voting on Resolution No. R00227-2009.
Carried.***

PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Councillor Wilson advised that last Friday Mayor Wyatt and himself attended the 18th Annual Ritchie Hall Red Cross Golf Tournament as a fundraiser. It is a great event, it takes in sponsors from here for our Red Cross but we all know what Red Cross does world wide. It’s too bad that Ritchie Hall is now green and gold not green and white. There were many people trying to convince him to come back. The second event was on Saturday, when the CTV had an open house. The local open house was to raise awareness of what’s happening in the economic situation with the local CTV standings in Ontario and actually has an impact on businesses right here. We encountered a situation where we lost a local media outlet in a community I lived in before and it has a dramatic affect on the whole community. The open house was well attended by about 300 people and they still have a petition on hand at the TV station if someone wishes to sign it. We’ll try to keep our local media live and well in our community.

Councillor Arnelien congratulated the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce for their 9th Annual Dine-a-Night that was held on Wednesday, March 20, 2009. The Guest Speaker, Mr. Dave Rodney gave a presentation which was called “Turning your Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones”. It was very inspirational and motivational. There were 17 Nominees for Employee of the Year and he congratulated Marie Pawliw from the Dairy Queen who was awarded Employee of the Year. Great job!

Councillor DeRyk advised that last week was the 62nd Annual Film Festival in Yorkton. That festival this year was a resounding success. It’s been in the doldrums a bit in the last few years. However it was very obvious at this event this year that there is a huge revival happening. There were more delegates attending than they have had in a long time. They came from Vancouver to Halifax where a lot of young film makers and student film makers are. They have been concentrating on working with young and student film makers and that’s obviously a great success. The Gala was on Saturday evening when the awards were presented. You got to love it when they handed out 30 awards and could still be finished before 10:00 o’clock. It was a very efficient event and he extended congratulations to all the volunteers that make this possible. It’s a huge group of volunteers, as well as the Board and Councillor Randy Goulden who is the Executive Director. This has been a banner year for the festival, congratulations and continued success.

Mayor Chris Wyatt advised that the Yorkton Regional High School would like to invite the City of Yorkton and all its residents to participate in the fourth annual “Walk and Roll”, on Wednesday, June 3, 2009. It is promoting active transportation. It’s about getting out of your cars and getting onto your bicycles or having a stroll to work instead of driving your car. Health Canada reports that only 27% of Canadians achieve health benefits from enough daily physical activity which means that 63% don’t. It reduces the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke, improves vigour, self-esteem and a sense of well-being. He encouraged all citizens in Yorkton to walk, bike or roller blade on their way to work. He hoped it is a successful day and it happens to be the 40th Birthday for the Mayor of Yorkton on that day.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Council Meeting Minutes – May 11, 2009

***R00229-2009
Wilson – Pearen
That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of May 11, 2009 be approved as presented.
Carried.***

Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes – May 11, 2009

***R00230-2009
Goulden – Arnelien
That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of May 11, 2009 be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS

Tourism Yorkton – Proclamation – Tourism Awareness Week – May 31st to June 6th, 2009

A letter dated May 5, 2009 from the President of Tourism Yorkton requesting a proclamation was circulated for the consideration of Council.
Mr. Neil Thom, President was present in Council Chambers to speak to their request.

***R00231-2009
Wilson – DeRyk
That Council authorize Mayor Chris Wyatt to proclaim the week of May 31st to June 6th, 2009 as “Tourism Awareness Week” in the City of Yorkton.
Carried.***

A symbolic presentation of a cheque in the amount of $38.4 million dollars worth of tourism dollars was presented to Mayor Wyatt.

Yorkton Alliance of Asset Champions – Proclamation – Development Assets Day – June 3, 2009

A letter dated May 19, 2009 from the Yorkton Alliance of Asset Champions was circulated for the consideration of Council.
Cpl. Wes Heuchert and Mr. Andrew Sedley, Co-Chair were present in Council Chambers and Mr. Sedley spoke to their request.

***R00232-2009
Goulden – Pearen
That Council authorize Mayor Chris Wyatt to designate June 3, 2009 as “Developmental Assets Day” in the City of Yorkton.
Carried.***

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Inc. – Proclamation – Recreation and Parks Month – June 2009

A letter dated April 1, 2009 from the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Inc. was circulated for the consideration of Council.
Mr. Darren Spelay, Community Program Coordinator for the Department of Leisure Services was present in Council Chambers to speak to their request, and highlighted the events taking place in Yorkton over the summer months.

***R00233-2009
Pearen – Arnelien
That Council authorize Mayor Chris Wyatt to proclaim the month of June as “Recreation & Parks Month” in the City of Yorkton.
Carried.***

Yorkton Cardinals Baseball – Seating at Jubilee Park

Correspondence received May 8, 2009 from the Yorkton Cardinals Baseball were circulated for the consideration of Council.
Mr. Al Greschuk and other representatives of the Yorkton Cardinals Baseball were present in Council Chambers. Mr. Greschuk spoke to their request for spectator seating at Jubilee Ball Park.
Mr. Greschuk advised there are over 400 children playing minor ball in Yorkton. There are 400 to 800 people in attendance at Cardinal games and suggested that 600 – 1,000 seats would be required.

***R00234-2009
DeRyk – Goulden
That Council refer the request from the Yorkton Cardinals Baseball for spectator seating for Jubilee Ball Park to Administration to bring a report back at the next Council Meeting regarding what our options are in this regard, including any infrastructure and grant programs that may be available.
Carried.***

Public Notice – Bylaw No. 13/2009 – Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 – Contract Zone – 259 Circlebrooke Drive

There were no petitioners present in Council Chambers to speak for or against the public notice for Bylaw No. 13/2009 to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003-Contract Zone – 259 Circlebrooke Drive (Lots 7-9, Block 52, Plan No. 66Y09711). The City Clerk advised there were two letters received expressing concerns with respect to this amendment to the Zoning Bylaw and the Director of Planning and Engineering spoke to these concerns when the bylaw was considered for second and third reading.

CORRESPONDENCE

Yorkton District Planning Commission – Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaws – Planner

A letter dated May 21, 2009 from the Yorkton District Planning Commission advising they would like to consult with the Council/Board to provide comments on the proposal to hire a planner to prepare and administer the bylaws for the Yorkton Planning District was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00235-2009
DeRyk – Wilson
That Council direct Administration to enter into discussions with the two R.M.’s regarding the proposal from the Yorkton District Planning Commission.
Carried.***

INTRODUCTION OF BYLAWS

Bylaw No. 13/2009 – Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 – Contract Zone – 259 Circlebrooke Drive

***R00236-2009
DeRyk – Pearen
That Bylaw No. 13/2009 be read a second time this 25th day of May A.D. 2009.
Carried.***

***R00237-2009
Arnelien – Goulden
That Bylaw No. 13/2009, a bylaw of the City of Yorkton to allow for Contract Zoning and amendment to the Zoning Map of Bylaw No. 14/2003 for 259 Circlebrooke Drive (Lots 7-9, Block 52, Plan 66Y09711) be read a third time this 25th day of May A.D. 2009 and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.
Carried.***

Bylaw No. 16/2009 – Amend Water and Sewer Rates Bylaw No. 20/2006

***R00238-2009
DeRyk – Arnelien
That Bylaw No. 16/2009, a bylaw of the City of Yorkton to amend Bylaw No. 20/2006 establishing a water and sewer rates bylaw be introduced and read a first time this 25th day of May A.D. 2009.
Carried.***

***R00239-2009
Wilson – Pearen
That Bylaw No. 16/2009 be read a second time this 25th day of May A.D. 2009.
Carried.***

The Chair was passed to Deputy Mayor Pearen at 5:36 p.m. and it reverted back at 5:36 p.m.

***R00240-2009
Goulden – Pearen
That Bylaw No. 16/2009 receive all three readings this 25th day of May A.D. 2009.
Carried Unanimously.***

***R00241-2009
Arnelien – Maloney
That Bylaw No. 16/2009, a bylaw of the City of Yorkton to amend Bylaw No. 20/2006 establishing a water and sewer rates bylaw be read a third time this 25th day of May A.D. 2009 after unanimous agreement had been reached to have third reading and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.
Carried.***

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Director of Leisure Services – Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program (RInC) in Canada’s Economic Action Plan

A report dated May 21, 2009 from the General Manager of the Gallagher Centre was circulated for the consideration of Council. The Director of Leisure Services spoke to the report.

***R00242-2009
Wilson – Goulden
That Council direct Administration to draft an application to Western Economic Diversification Canada to obtain funding through the Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program for the projects outlined above and; Further that subject to obtaining a satisfactory grant from the RInC Program through Western Economic Diversification Canada, Administration be directed to prepare a loan agreement with the Terrier Hockey Club to repay their share of the cost to construct the Terrier Dressing Room.
Carried.***

The Chair was passed to Deputy Mayor Pearen at 5:46 p.m. and it reverted back at 5:46 p.m.

GIVING NOTICE OF MOTION

Councillor Pearen – Western Financial Group City Centre Park Official Opening Celebration

A Notice of Motion dated May 21, 2009 from Councillor Larry Pearen was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00243-2009
Pearen – Maloney
That Council authorize the City of Yorkton to authorize funding up to $5,000 for the Official Opening Celebration of the Western Financial Group City Centre Park on June 25th, 2009.
Carried.***

***R00244-2009
Wilson – Goulden
That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 5:51 p.m.
Carried.***

***R00245-2009
Wyatt – Maloney
That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 6:39 p.m.
Carried.***

CITY MANAGER - Fire Protection Agreement with R.M. of Orkney No. 244 [27.10(e)(i)(iii)(v)]

***R00246-2009
Goulden – Pearen
That we accept Recommendation No. C00048-2009 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of May 25, 2009 that Council approve the agreement for Fire Protection with the R.M. of Orkney No. 244 effective July 1, 2009 with no payment due until January 1, 2010.
Carried.***

Kent and Bonnie Grunert - Property Purchase

***R00247-2009
DeRyk – Maloney
That we accept Recommendation No. C00049-2008 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of May 25, 2009 that Council authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the agreement authorizing the purchase of lands legally described as:

NE 09-26-04-W2, Ext. 0 (Bareland) Surface Parcel #143093796 - $749,800.00;
NE 09-26-04-W2, Ext. 0 – Undivided ½ interest in all mines and minerals in Mineral Parcel #145586795 except: Coal as referenced on C/T 07Y10815 - $100.00 – Coal as referenced on C/T 97Y10815 in Mineral Parcel #145586795 - $100.00;
NW 10-26-04-W2, Ext. 0 (Bareland) (Surface Parcel #143093808) - $749,900.00;
NW 10-26-04-W2, Ext. 0 – All Mines and Minerals in Mineral Parcel #152068585 - $100.00;
NE 10-26-04-W2, Ext. 0 (Bareland) (Surface Parcel #143128380) - $750,000.00; and further that Council authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the agreement authorizing the purchase of land legally described as NW 11-26-04-W2, Ext. 47 (Bareland) (Surface Parcel #149435253) - $750,000.00
Carried.***

***R00248-2009
DeRyk – Maloney
That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 6:41 p.m.
Carried.***

Approved this 8th day of June A.D. 2009.

Chris Wyatt
MAYOR


Bonnie Schenher
CITY CLERK