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CITY OF YORKTON
SASKATCHEWAN
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
JUNE 22, 2009

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council held on Monday, June 22, 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, Lonnie Kaal, Tricia Strutynski, Roger Hunter, Don Kunkel, Darcy McLeod, Trent Mandzuk, Michael Eger, Kim Durdin, Dean Clark, Michael Buchholzer and John Whittaker.

Recording: Shawna Kriger-Kemp.

A quorum being present Mayor Chris Wyatt in the Chair called the Meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

***R00272-2009
Arnelien - Pearen
That this Regular Council Meeting and Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Agenda be approved as presented.
Carried.***

PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Councillor Dick DeRyk advised that on Thursday, June 11, 2009, the Health Foundation held their Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Good Spirit. Our Yorkton City Team participated with our usual mediocre results but despite the fact that the golf was decent but not great, this Tournament is always about the money that is raised. The Tournament last year set a record by raising $84,000 and this year it raised $122,500 in pledges. All of that money is used for Health Facilities in the Region because the sponsors pay all the expenses that are related to the Tournament itself. The highest fundraising team was a team consisting of a gentleman from Winnipeg by the name of Laurie Fischer who’s been at every one of the ten Tournaments that have been held, along with the Sapara brothers from Wellington West and Dave Nussbaumer. Between the four of them they raised over $21,000. He indicated that he remembers going back 5 or 6 years ago when the total tournament would raise $35,000 to $40,000. This Tournament has been a tremendous boom for the Health Foundation and the Health Facilities in the Region. He congratulated all the volunteers in the Health Foundation that made this event possible.

Councillor Randy Goulden advised that on June 13, 2009 she had the privilege in attending, on behalf of the City, the 64th Field Battery Cadet Corps. Annual Ceremonial Review. She indicated that it was a great morning at the Armories and “hats off” to everyone that worked so hard on it, especially to Captain Paulette Jaques who for 12 years has been the Commanding Officer with the Cadet Corps. She has now stepped down and is no longer the Commanding Officer. Captain Fairbank will now be the Commanding Officer. So on behalf of Council and the City we would like to say thank you very much to Captain Jaques for all her work over the 12 years.

Councillor Larry Pearen advised that we have the Western Financial Group City Centre Park Grand Opening celebration coming up on Thursday, June 25, 2009 beginning at 4:30 p.m. He thanked Darcy McLeod and his staff for a gorgeous poster and that he has received a lot of positive comments. The mural looks wonderful in the background. There is entertainment from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The official Ceremony starts at 7:00 p.m. We have mascots, clowns, Kalyna Dancers, Kee Tae Kwan Do, Dance Innovations, Adult Concert Band, Aboriginal Dancers and prayers as part of the celebration. The Ribbon Cutting is at 7:30 p.m. So invite everyone and the best part is that everything is free. It is a chance to have hotdogs and cake and face painting for the kids so we are hoping for good weather. We hope you can join us at Western Financial Group City Centre Park on Thursday, June 25, 2009 beginning at 4:30 p.m. It should be a fun and exciting event.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Council Meeting Minutes – June 8, 2009

***R00273-2009
Wilson - DeRyk
That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of June 8, 2009 be approved as presented.
Carried.***

Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes – June 8, 2009

***R00274-2009
Pearen - Goulden
That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of June 8, 2009 be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

CORRESPONDENCE

Yorkton Business Improvement District - Request for Allocation of Funds towards Western Financial Group City Centre Park Mural and Clock Lighting

A letter dated June 11, 2009 from the Yorkton Business Improvement District requesting an allocation of funds towards the Western Financial Group City Centre Park mural and clock lighting was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00275-2009
Pearen - Maloney
That Council receive and file the letter from the Yorkton Business Improvement District and authorize that the $45,000.00 be allocated for the lighting of the mural and clock in the Western Financial Group City Centre Park and that YBID will cover the additional costs above the $45,000.00 cap.
Carried.***

INTRODUCTION OF BYLAWS

Bylaw No. 20/2009 – Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 – Reduce Rear Yard Setbacks for Two, Three and Four Unit Dwellings, Rowhouses and Townhouses

***R00276-2009
Goulden – Arnelien
That Bylaw No. 20/2009, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003, which reduces the minimum rear yard setbacks for Two, Three and Four Unit Dwellings, Rowhouses and Townhouses from 7.5m to 6.0m be introduced and read a first time this 22nd day of June A.D. 2009.
Carried.***

Bylaw No. 21/2009 – Municipal Election – Special Polls, Mobile Poll and Polling Areas

***R00277-2009
Arnelien – DeRyk
That Bylaw No. 21/2009, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to provide for Special Polls, a Mobile Poll and to establish Polling Areas in the City of Yorkton be introduced and read a first time this 22nd day of June A.D. 2009.
Carried.***

***R00278-2009
Wilson – Pearen
That Bylaw No. 21/2009 be read a second time this 22nd day of June A.D. 2009.
Carried.***

***R00279-2009
Goulden – Maloney
That Bylaw No. 21/2009 receive all three readings this 22nd day of June A.D. 2009.
Carried Unanimously.***

***R00280-2009
DeRyk – Wilson
That Bylaw No. 21/2009, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to provide for Special Polls, a Mobile Poll and to establish Polling Areas in the City of Yorkton be read a third time after unanimous agreement had been reached to have third reading this 22nd day of June A.D. 2009 and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.
Carried.***

Bylaw No. 22/2009 – Amend Bylaw No. 18/2009 – Mill Rate Factors for Classes and Sub-Classes of Land and Improvements and to Provide for a Base Tax

***R00281-2009
Arnelien – Wilson
That Bylaw No. 22/2009, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to amend Bylaw No. 18/2009, establishing mill rate factors for classes and sub-classes of land and improvements and to provide for a base tax, be introduced and read a first time this 22nd day of June A.D. 2009.
Carried.***

***R00282-2009
Wilson – Maloney
That Bylaw No. 22/2009 be read a second time this 22nd day of June A.D. 2009.
Carried.***

***R00283-2009
Goulden – Pearen
That Bylaw No. 22/2009 receive all three readings this 22nd day of June A.D. 2009.
Carried Unanimously.***

***R00284-2009
Arnelien – Pearen
That Bylaw No. 22/2009, a Bylaw of the City of Yorkton to amend Bylaw No. 18/2009, establishing mill rate factors for classes and sub-classes of land and improvements and to provide for a base tax, be read a third time after unanimous agreement had been reached to have third reading this 22nd day of June A.D. 2009 and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.
Carried.***

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

2009 Arterial Roadway Improvements and Borden Reservoir Decommission Tender

A report dated June 17, 2009 from the Director of Public Works regarding the 2009 Arterial Roadway Improvements and Borden Reservoir Decommission Tender was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00285-2009
Pearen – Wilson
That Council approve the tender to Potzus Construction Ltd. in the amount of $2,929,021.00 + GST for Alternative 2, being Broadway Street, Bradbrooke Drive Phases 1 & 2, Reservoir Decommissioning, Sully (Previously Crescent) Avenue and York Road, using the surplus from other capital projects if required and borrowing $27,243.10 from reserves.
Carried.***

The Chair was passed to Deputy Mayor Pearen at 5:56 p.m. and it reverted back at 5:57 p.m.

***R00286-2009
Maloney – Goulden
That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 6:01 p.m.
Carried.***

***R00287-2009
DeRyk – Wilson
That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 6:40 p.m.
Carried.***

Property Matter - Yorkton Transitional Homes for Youth Inc. [27.10(e)(i)(iii)&(f)(iv)(v)]

***R00288-2009
Pearen – Wilson
That we accept Recommendation No. C00055-2009 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of June 22, 2009 to authorize that Lot #21 be held in abeyance for a one-year time frame to allow the Yorkton Transitional Homes for Youth Inc. time to develop a plan for a suitable housing project with a two-year period to begin construction, or title will remain in the name of the City and the lot will be once again offered for sale.
Mayor Chris Wyatt and Councillor Bob Maloney opposed.
Carried.***

Personnel Matter -  Director of Human Resources – CUPE Local 342 – 2009 Contract Negotiations [27.10(e)(ii)(iii)(iv)&(v)]

***R00289-2009
Arnelien – Goulden
That we accept Recommendation No. C00056-2009 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of June 22, 2009 to accept, subject to CUPE Local 342 also ratifying the Collective Agreement, that the Collective Agreement between the City of Yorkton and CUPE Local 342, for a three-year Contract for 2009-2011 with a total compensation package of 13.32% be ratified.
Carried.***

***R00290-2009
DeRyk – Wilson
That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 6:41 p.m.
Carried.***

Approved this 13th day of July A.D. 2009.

Chris Wyatt
MAYOR


Bonnie Schenher
CITY CLERK