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CITY OF YORKTON
SASKATCHEWAN
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
May 14, 2012

Minutes of a Regular Council Meeting held on Monday, May 14, 2012 in Council Chambers City Hall commencing at 5:00 p.m.

Present: Mayor Wilson, Councillors Arnelien, Fisher, Maloney, Okrainec, Pearen and Wyatt.

Staff Members Present: Bonnie Schenher, David Putz, Gord Shaw, Darcy McLeod, Lonnie Kaal, Michael Eger, Brant Hryhorchuk, Michael Buchholzer, Don Kunkel, Josh Mickleborough, Chris Wentzell, Kelly Kaban, Kim Durdin, Teresa Miller, Leo Skaluba, Lisa Washington.

Recording: Maureen Currie

A quorum being present Mayor Wilson in the chair called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

***R00196-2012
Wyatt - Okrainec
That the Regular Council Agenda and Committee of the Whole Agenda be approved as presented.
Carried.***

PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Councillor Chris Wyatt encouraged everyone to log onto the Volta website, to read about the Sask Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs of the Year Competition. Yorkton Plumbing and Heating Ltd. was named one of the four finalists. The winner will receive a $5,000.00 cash prize and Yorkton Plumbing and Heating Ltd. will donate this to the new skatepark if they win.

Councillor Larry Pearen thanked all volunteers, parents, students etc. for the work they put into the cultural activities that take place in the City of Yorkton. We are very proud of our events, and they would not be a success without the volunteers who work so hard to set them up and promote them.

Mayor James Wilson acknowledged the Yorkton Skateboard, Bike and Walking Park for being a recipient at the 2012 Saskatchewan Municipal Awards in Regina. They were awarded the Community Life Enrichment Award (any municipal practice that demonstrates leadership and continuous improvement enhancing and enriching the quality of life in their community) as well as the Judge’s Award (which is awarded to a community which demonstrates overall excellence in innovation). The Mayor thanked all the many volunteers involved with these projects.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Council Meeting Minutes – April 30, 2012

***R00197-2012
Arnelien – Pearen
That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of April 30, 2012 be approved as presented.
Carried.***

Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes – April 30, 2012

***R00198-2012
Okrainec – Wyatt
That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of April 30, 2012 be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS

Proclamation – Tourism Yorkton – Tourism Week – May 14-21, 2012

A letter dated April 24, 2012 from Neil Thom, President of Tourism Yorkton was circulated for the consideration of Council. Neil Thom was present in Council Chambers to speak to this request.

***R00199-2012
Arnelien – Maloney
That the week of May 14 - 21, 2012 be proclaimed as Tourism Week in the City of Yorkton.
Carried.***

Presentation – Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation Logan Green Water Reuse Project and fisheries enhancement works

A letter dated May 10, 2012 from Adam Matichuk, Fisheries Project Coordinator, was circulated to Council. Adam Matichuk was present in Council Chambers to provide a power point presentation to Council on the Logan Green Water Reuse Project and fisheries enhancement works.

***R00200-2012
Arnelien – Maloney
That the presentation from the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

Proclamation – Yorkton Regional High School – Walk and Roll Day – June 6, 2012

An e-mail dated May 9, 2012 from Tara Lazurko, President of the Student Council at the Yorkton Regional High School was circulated for the consideration of Council. Stephen Hutton and Brandey Blahut were present in Council Chambers to speak to this request.

***R00201-2012
Okrainec – Pearen
That June 6th, 2012 be proclaimed as Walk and Roll Day in the City of Yorkton.
Carried.***

Presentation – Request to Establish Brother Stanislaus Greenway

A letter dated May 7, 2012 from Ed Lischysnki, Chairperson of the St. Joseph’s College Alumni Association was circulated for the consideration of Council. Ed Lischynski and John Pacholko were present in Council Chambers to speak to this request.

***R00202-2012
Pearen – Maloney
That the presentation from the St. Joseph’s College Alumni Association be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

Presentation – Yorkton Skatepark Design Presentation

An e-mail dated May 7, 2012 from Darcy McLeod, Director of Community Development, Parks and Recreation was circulated for the consideration of Council. Brennan Weins of the Yorkton Skateboard, Bike and Walking Park Committee was present in Council Chambers to present the final design.

***R00203-2012
Wyatt – Okrainec
That the presentation from the Yorkton Skateboard, Bike and Walking Park Committee be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND MATTERS REFERRED

Planning and Infrastructure Commission Meeting Minutes – April 4, 2012

***R000204-2012
Arnelien – Maloney
That the Planning and Infrastructure Commission Meeting Minutes of April 4, 2012 be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

Community Development, Parks & Recreation Committee Minutes – February 22, 2012

***R000205-2012
Pearen – Okrainec
That the Community Development, Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting Minutes of February 22, 2012 be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

Community Development, Parks & Recreation Committee Minutes – May 3, 2012

***R000206-2012
Okrainec – Fisher
That the Community Development, Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting Minutes of May 3, 2012 be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

Protective Services Committee Meeting Minutes – May 8, 2012

***R000207-2012
Okrainec – Pearen
That the Protective Services Committee Meeting Minutes of May 8, 2012 be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

INTRODUCTION OF BYLAWS

Bylaw No. 19/2012 – Closure of Service Street Right of Way – Adjacent to 464 and 470 Broadway Street East [1st Reading]

***R00208-2012
Wyatt – Pearen
That Bylaw No. 19/2012, which provides for the permanent closure of the unused Service Street Right-of-Way in Plan No. 90Y02063, adjacent to 464 and 470 Broadway Street East, be introduced and read a first time this 14th day of May A.D. 2012.
Carried.***

Bylaw No. 20/2012 – Exemption of Taxation - EZIP

***R00209-2012
Maloney – Wyatt
That Bylaw No. 20/2012 providing for the exemption of taxation for certain properties within the Enterprise Zone Incentive Program in the City of Yorkton be introduced and read a first time this 14th day of May A.D. 2012.
Carried.***

***R00210-2012
Maloney – Pearen
That Bylaw No. 20/2012 be given second reading this 14th day of May A.D. 2012.
Carried.***

***R00211-2012
Arnelien – Okrainec
That with the unanimous consent of Council, Bylaw No. 20/2012 proceed to third reading this 14th day of May A.D. 2012.
Carried Unanimously.***

***R00212-2012
Wyatt – Pearen
That Bylaw No. 20/2012 providing for the exemption of taxation for certain properties within the Enterprise Zone Incentive Program in the City of Yorkton be given third and final reading this 14th day of May A.D. 2012 and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.
Carried.***

Bylaw No. 21/2012 – Exemption of Taxation - Other

***R00213-2012
Maloney – Pearen
That Bylaw No. 21/2012 providing for the exemption of taxation for certain properties within the City of Yorkton be introduced and read a first time this 14th day of May A.D. 2012.
Carried.***

***R00214-2012
Maloney – Okrainec
That Bylaw No. 21/2012 be given second reading this 14th day of May A.D. 2012.
Carried.***

***R00215-2012
Arnelien – Wyatt
That with the unanimous consent of Council, Bylaw No. 21/2012 proceed to third reading this 14th day of May A.D. 2012.
Carried Unanimously.***

***R00216-2012
Okrainec – Wyatt
That Bylaw No. 21/2012 providing for the exemption of taxation for certain properties within the City of Yorkton be given third and final reading this 14th day of May A.D. 2012 and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.
Carried.***

Bylaw No. 22/2012 – Exemption of Taxation – Economic Development

***R00217-2012
Okrainec – Fisher
That Bylaw No. 22/2012 providing for the exemption of taxation for economic purposes within the City of Yorkton be introduced and read a first time this 14th day of May A.D. 2012.
Carried.***

***R00218-2012
Pearen – Wyatt
That Bylaw No. 22/2012 be given second reading this 14th day of May A.D. 2012.
Carried.***

***R00219-2012
Fisher – Wyatt
That with the unanimous consent of Council, Bylaw No. 22/2012 proceed to third reading this 14th day of May A.D. 2012.
Carried Unanimously.***

***R00220-2012
Wyatt – Pearen
That Bylaw No. 22/2012 providing for the exemption of taxation for economic purposes within the City of Yorkton be given third and final reading this 14th day of May A.D. 2012 and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.
Carried.***

Bylaw No. 23/2012 – Taxes – Discounts and Penalties

***R00221-2012
Maloney – Fisher
That Bylaw No. 23/2012 providing for the tax penalties within the City of Yorkton be introduced and read a first time this 14th day of May A.D. 2012.
Carried.***

***R00222-2012
Pearen – Arnelien
That Bylaw No. 23/2012 be given second reading this 14th day of May A.D. 2012.
Carried.***

***R00223-2012
Arnelien – Maloney
That with the unanimous consent of Council, Bylaw No. 23/2012 proceed to third reading this 14th day of May A.D. 2012.
Carried Unanimously.***

***R00224-2012
Pearen – Okrainec
That Bylaw No. 23/2012 providing for the tax penalties within the City of Yorkton be given third and final reading this 14th day of May A.D. 2012 and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.
Carried.***

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Director of Planning & Engineering – Rural Subdivision within the RM of Orkney No. 244 – NE ¼ Sec. 21-25-4-W2M

A report dated May 2, 2012 from the Director of Planning and Engineering regarding the a subdivision application for the NE ¼ Section 21-25-4-W2nd within the RM of Orkney No. 244 was circulated for the consideration of Council. Gord Shaw was present in Council Chambers to speak to this report.

***R00225-2012
Wyatt – Maloney
That Administration advise the Ministry of Municipal Affairs that subdivision application R0332-12R on Part of LS16-21-25-4-W2M within the NE ¼ Sec. 21-25-4-W2M be approved as it is deemed not to have an impact on the operations of the city or its long-term planning and to note the Planning & Infrastructure Commission’s concerns about access.
Carried.***

Director of Community Development, Parks and Recreation – Deer Park Golf Course Operating Structure

A report dated May 7, 2012 from the Director of Community Development, Parks and Recreation regarding the Deer Park Golf Course Operating Structure was circulated for the consideration of Council. Darcy McLeod was present in Council Chambers to speak to this report.

***R00226-2012
Arnelien – Maloney
That the City of Yorkton maintain operation and management of the Deer Park Golf Course through the Community Development, Parks and Recreation Department in an effort to maintain control over the quality of the golf experience leading to enhanced player loyalty, repeat visitations and increased spending per round so that the course can be financially self-supported and further direct Administration to provide options and a recommendation to Council on course operations that will see cart revenue directed to the City and a review of other revenue streams to determine whether they remain contracted services or are brought in-house (Pro Shop, restaurant, Driving Range).
Carried.***

Director of Community Development, Parks and Recreation – Skatepark Final Design

A report dated May 7, 2012 from the Director of Community Development, Parks and Recreation regarding the Skatepark Final Design was circulated for the consideration of Council. Darcy McLeod was present in Council Chambers to speak to this report.

***R00227-2012
Wyatt – Maloney
That the final design of the Yorkton Skatepark, as presented by the Yorkton Skate, Bike and Walking Park Committee, be approved.
Carried.***

Director of Community Development, Parks and Recreation – Brother Stanislaus Greenway

A report dated May 7, 2012 from the Director of Community Development, Parks and Recreation regarding the request to rename the municipal buffer running north of Ontario Avenue between Darlington Street and Catherine Street Brother Stanislaus Greenway was circulated for the consideration of Council. Darcy McLeod was present in Council Chambers to speak to this report.

***R00228-2012
Wyatt – Okrainec
That the municipal buffer running north of Ontario Avenue between Darlington Street and Catherine Street be named Brother Stanislaus Greenway and further that St. Joseph’s Alumni Association be permitted to install a memorial and commemorative signage, at their sole cost, recognizing the greenway.
Carried.***

NOTICE OF MOTION

No Items

*** R000229-2012
Pearen – Maloney
That this Regular Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 6:14 p.m.
Carried.***

***R00230-2012
Pearen – Maloney
That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 7:21p.m.
Carried.***

SIGN – Purchase of Land [27.10(e)(iii)(v)&(f)(v)]

***R00231- 2012
Arnelien – Pearen
That we accept Recommendation No. C00027-2012 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of May 14, 2012 that Administration be authorized to proceed as directed by Council.
Carried.***

***R000232-2012
Arnelien – Pearen
That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 7:36 p.m.
Carried.***

Approved this 28th day of May A.D. 2012.

James Wilson
MAYOR

Bonnie Schenher
CITY CLERK