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CITY OF YORKTON
SASKATCHEWAN

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
February 10, 2014

Minutes of a Regular Council Meeting held on Monday, February 10, 2014 in Council Chambers City Hall commencing at 5:00 p.m.

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

Staff Members Present: Brant Hryhorczuk, Chris Wentzell, Darcy McLeod, David Putz, Faisal Anwar, Gord Shaw, Kathy Ritchie, Kelly Kaban, Lisa Washington, Lonnie Kaal, Maureen Currie, Michael Buchholzer, Michael Eger, Roy Lanaway, Trent Mandzuk, and Trevor Morrissey

Recording:  Teresa Miller

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

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

***R00051-2014
Arnelien-Fisher
That the Regular Council Agenda and Committee of the Whole Agenda be approved as presented.
Carried.***

PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Councillor Goulden represented Council at a Key Ceremony for Habitat for Humanity, a new family going into a new home at 23 Dunlop Street.  She expressed her appreciation to the board, sponsors and all the volunteers who worked on this project.  This home was moved from Brodie Avenue after the city closed the flooding prone section of the street after the flood of 2010.  She thanked everyone who took part in that including the Administration staff at the City.  Hats off to Habitat for Humanity and to Oksana and Anatolii Kolesov and their five children, for their new home and for making our community what it is today.

Mayor Maloney welcomed Kathy Ritchie to her first meeting as the new City Clerk.

Mayor Maloney also congratulated Snowarama for raising $135,000.00 for Camp Easter Seal event that took place this Saturday February 8th in Yorkton.  Barry Bradshaw, chair Yorkton Sno-Riders, John Denesyk, Sask Abilities Council and all of their sponsors for making that provincial event as successful as it has been.

Mayor Maloney acknowledged that the CIBC Bank celebrated 50 years in business in Yorkton today.  Congratulations to the staff

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Council Meeting Minutes – January 27, 2014

***R00052-2014
Wyatt-Wilson
That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of January 27, 2014 be approved as presented.
Carried.***

Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes – January 27, 2014

***R00053-2014
Fisher-Wilson
That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of January 27, 2014 be approved as presented.
Carried.***

HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS

Public Notice – Proposed Bylaw No. 1/2014 – Development Levy Bylaw

There were no petitioners present in Council Chambers to speak for or against, and one letter received with recommendations regarding proposed Bylaw No. 1/2014, Development Levy Bylaw.

Public Notice – Proposed Bylaw No. 6/2014 – Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 – Rezone Part of 348 Morrison Drive

There were no petitioners present in Council Chambers to speak for or against, and one letter received against proposed Bylaw No. 6/2014, an amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 which rezones a portion of 348 Morrison Drive from R-3 Medium Density Residential to R-4 High Density Residential.

Public Notice – Proposed Discretionary Use DU01-2014 – Seniors Assisted Living Facility – 348 Morrison Drive

There were no petitioners present in Council Chambers to speak for or against, and one letter received against proposed Discretionary Use application DU01-2014 which proposes a Seniors Assisted Living Facility with accessory Personal Services and Health Services uses at 348 Morrison Drive.

Kelly Kaban left council chambers at 5:11 p.m.
Kelly Kaban entered council chambers at 5:12 p.m.

Presentation – Brightwater Developments – Seniors Assisted Living Facility Proposal

A presentation dated February 6, 2014 received from Brightwater Developments regarding a proposal for a Seniors Assisted Living Facility was circulated for the consideration of Council.  Randall Corwin was present in Council Chambers to speak to this report.

***R00054-2014
Wilson-Arnelien
That the presentation from Brightwater Developments regarding a proposal for a Seniors Assisted Living Facility be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND MATTERS REFERRED

Mayor – Appointment to Protective Services Committee

A memorandum dated February 5, 2014 from Mayor Bob Maloney regarding the appointment of Andrew Sedley to the Protective Services Committee for 2014 was circulated for the consideration of Council.

***R00055-2014
Goulden-Pearen
That Andrew Sedley be appointed to the Protective Services Committee for 2014.
Carried.***

Planning and Infrastructure Commission Meeting Minutes – January 15, 2014

***R00056-2014
Wilson-Wyatt
That the Planning and Infrastructure Commission Meeting Minutes of January 15, 2014 be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

Planning and Infrastructure Commission Meeting Minutes – January 29, 2014

***R00057-2014
Goulden-Pearen
That the Planning and Infrastructure Commission Meeting Minutes of January 29, 2014 be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

Economic Development Committee Meeting Minutes – January 9, 2014

***R00058-2014
Arnelien-Wilson
That the Economic Development Committee Meeting Minutes of January 9, 2014 be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

Economic Development Committee Meeting Minutes – January 22, 2014

***R00059-2014
Pearen-Wilson
That the Economic Development Committee Meeting Minutes of January 22, 2014 be received and filed as presented.
Carried.***

CORRESPONDENCE

No Items

INTRODUCTION OF BYLAWS

Bylaw No. 1/2014 – Development Levy Bylaw [Second and Third Reading]

***R00060-2014
Arnelien-Goulden
That Bylaw No. 1/2014, a bylaw to establish development charges for lands that are to be developed or redeveloped within the City of Yorkton be read a second time this 10th day of February A.D. 2014.

***R00061-2014
Wilson-Pearen
That Bylaw No. 1/2014, a bylaw to establish development charges for lands that are to be developed or redeveloped within the City of Yorkton be amended by adding the following wording as Section 8(a)(iii), Twenty Percent (20%) at the time a Servicing Agreement is signed by the developer for the subdivision of land and twenty percent (20%) annually for the next four years on the date of the Agreement.
Carried.***

That Bylaw No. 1/2014, a bylaw to establish development charges for lands that are to be developed or redeveloped within the City of Yorkton be read a second time, as amended this 10th day of February A.D. 2014.
Carried.***


Mayor Maloney passed the chair to Deputy Mayor Goulden at 5:25 p.m.
The chair reverted back at 5:26 p.m.

***R00062-2014
Goulden-Pearen
That Bylaw No. 1/2014, a bylaw to establish development charges for lands that are to be developed or redeveloped within the City of Yorkton be read a third time, as amended this 10th day of February A.D. 2014 and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.
Carried.***

Bylaw No. 6/2014 – Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 – Rezone Part of 348 Morrison Drive [Second and Third Reading]

***R00063-2014
Goulden-Wyatt
That Bylaw No. 6/2014, be read a second time this 10th day of February A.D. 2014.
Carried.***

***R00064-2014
Pearen-Arnelien
That Bylaw No. 6/2014, an amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 which rezones a portion of 348 Morrison Drive, legally described as Pt. Parcel A, Plan 101995533 from R-3 Medium Density Residential to R-4 High Density Residential be read a third time this 10th day of February A.D. 2014 and registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.
Carried.***

Bylaw No. 8/2014 – Amendment to Municipal Development Plan Bylaw No. 15/2003 – Re-designate 1 York Road West and 211 York Road West [First Reading]

***R00065-2014
Goulden-Wyatt
That Bylaw No. 8/2014, an amendment to Municipal Development Plan Bylaw No. 15/2003, which changes the Land Use Designation of 1 York Road West and 211 York Road West, legally described as Lot 11, Block 9, Plan 00Y00664 and Parcel P, Plan 89Y09063, from Industrial to Residential be introduced and read a first time this 10th day of February A.D. 2014.

Furthermore, Administration be authorized to proceed with the Public Notice process.
Carried.***

Bylaw No. 9/2014 – Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 – Rezone 1 York Road West and 211 York Road West [First Reading]

***R00066-2014
Wyatt-Arnelien
That Bylaw No. 9/2014
an amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 which changes the zoning of 1 York Road West and 211 York Road West, legally described as Lot 11, Block 9, Plan 00Y00664 and Parcel P, Plan 89Y09063, from MI-1 Light Industrial to R-1 General Residential be introduced and read a first time this 10th day of February A.D. 2014.

Furthermore, Administration be authorized to proceed with the Public Notice process.
Carried.***


ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Planner - Discretionary Use DU01-2014 – Seniors Assisted Living Facility – 348 Morrison Drive

A report dated February 5, 2014 from the Planner regarding Discretionary Use application DU01-2014 for a proposed Seniors Assisted Living Facility at 348 Morrison Drive was circulated for the consideration of Council.  Michael Eger, Planner was present in Council Chambers to speak to this report.

***R00067-2014
Arnelien-Pearen
That Discretionary Use application DU01-2014, which proposes a Seniors Assisted Living Facility with accessory Personal Services and Health Services uses at 348 Morrison Drive, legally described as Parcel A, Plan 101995533, be approved and further, that Administration be authorized to issue a Development Permit, subject to applicable City requirements.
Carried.***

Director of Community Development, Parks and Recreation – Snowboard Hill Proposal

A report dated February 5, 2014, from the Director of Community Development, Parks and Recreation regarding a Snowboard Hill Proposal was circulated for the consideration of Council.  Darcy McLeod, Director of Community Development, Parks and Recreation was present in Council Chambers to speak to this report.

***R00068-2014
Wilson-Goulden
That the north end of Rodney Ridge be used as a Snowboard Hill during the winter months.
Carried.***

Lisa Washington left Council Chambers at 5:45 p.m.

Director of Planning and Engineering – Concept Plan for Quance Park Developments Ltd. [S ½ Sec. 6-26-3-W2M]

A report dated February 5, 2014 from the Director of Planning and Engineering regarding Concept Plan for Quance Park Developments Ltd. for long term development and servicing of land described as the S ½ Sec. 6-26-3-W2M was circulated for the consideration of Council.  Gord Shaw, Director of Planning and Engineering was present in Council Chambers to speak to this report.

***R00069-2014
Arnelien-Wyatt
That the concept plan prepared by Associated Engineering on behalf of Quance Park Developments Ltd. for long term development and servicing of land described as the S ½ Sec. 6-26-3-W2M be adopted.
Carried.***

Director of Planning and Engineering – Concept Plan for 101242326 Saskatchewan Ltd. [LSD 16 Sec. 11-26-4-W2M]

A report dated February 4, 2014 from the Director of Planning and Engineering regarding Concept Plan for 101242326 Saskatchewan Ltd. for long term development and servicing of land described as LSD 16 Sec. 11-26-4-W2M was circulated for the consideration of Council.  Gord Shaw, Director of Planning and Engineering was present in Council Chambers to speak to this report.

***R00070-2014
Wyatt-Goulden
That the concept plan prepared by Stantec Consulting Ltd. on behalf of 101242326 Saskatchewan Ltd. for long term development and servicing of land described as LSD 16 Sec. 11-26-4-W2M be adopted.
Carried.***

Director of Planning and Engineering – Concept Plan for Boardwalk Properties Co. Ltd. [NW ¼ Sec. 6-26-3-W2M]

A report dated February 5, 2014 from the Director of Planning and Engineering regarding Concept Plan for Boardwalk Properties Co. Ltd. for long term development and servicing of land described as a portion of the NW ¼ Sec. 6-26-3-W2M  was circulated for the consideration of Council.  Gord Shaw, Director of Planning and Engineering was present in Council Chambers to speak to this report.

***R00071-2014
Pearen-Wilson
That the concept plan prepared by Altus Group on behalf of Boardwalk Properties Co. Ltd. for long term development and servicing of land described as a portion of the NW ¼ Sec. 6-26-3-W2M be adopted.
Carried.***

City Manager – Development of a New Long-Term Federal Housing Plan

A report dated January 31, 2014 from the City Manager regarding development of a new long-term federal housing plan was circulated for the consideration of Council.  David Putz, City Manager was present in Council Chambers to speak to this report.

***R00072-2014
Goulden-Wyatt
WHEREAS, a stable and secure housing system that creates and maintains jobs and allows for a range of living options is essential to attracting new workers, meeting the needs of young families and supporting seniors and our most vulnerable citizens; and,


WHEREAS the high cost of housing is the most urgent financial issue facing Canadians with one in four people paying more than they can afford for housing, and mortgage debt held by Canadians now standing at just over $1.1 trillion; and,

WHEREAS housing costs and, as the Bank of Canada notes, household debt, are undermining Canadians’ personal financial security, while putting our national economy at risk; and,

WHEREAS those who cannot afford to purchase a home rely on the short supply of rental units, which is driving up rental costs and making it hard to house workers in regions experiencing strong economic activity; and,

WHEREAS an inadequate supply of subsidized housing for those in need is pushing some of the most vulnerable Canadians on to the street, while $1.7 billion annually in federal investments in social housing have begun to expire; and,

WHEREAS coordinated action is required to prevent housing issues from being offloaded onto local governments and align the steps local governments have already taken with regard to federal/provincial/territorial programs and policies; and,

WHEREAS, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has launched a housing campaign, “Fixing Canada’s Housing Crunch,” calling on the federal government to increase housing options for Canadians and to work with all orders of government to develop a long-term plan for Canada’s housing future; and,

WHEREAS FCM has asked its member municipalities to pass a council resolution supporting the campaign;

AND WHEREAS, our community has continuing housing needs, such as  Seniors Housing and Persons with Disabilities, that can only be met through the kind of long-term planning and investment made possible by federal leadership;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that council endorses the FCM housing campaign and urges the Minister of Employment and Social Development to develop a long-term plan for housing that puts core investments on solid ground, increases predictability, protects Canadians from the planned expiry of $1.7 billion in social housing agreements and ensures a healthy stock of affordable rental housing for Canadians.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the minister noted above, to the Honourable Jim Reiter Minister of Government Relations, to Mr. Garry Breitkreuz MP for Yorkton Melville, to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and to SUMA.
Carried.***

NOTICE OF MOTION

No Items

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

No Items

***R00073-2014
Pearen-Arnelien
That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 5:53 p.m.
Carried.***

***R00074-2014
Pearen-Wilson
That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 6:59 p.m.
Carried.***

OPEN

2013 Business Plan Updates

***R00075-2014
Goulden-Wyatt
That we accept Recommendation No. C00006-2014 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of February 10, 2014 that the 2013 Business Plan Updates as presented from the Departments listed in the Agenda be received and file.
Carried.***

IN-CAMERA

Habitat for Humanity – Yorkton ReStore Project Proposal [27.10(c)(e)(i)(iii)(v)(f)(ii)(v)(g)]

***R00076-2014
Goulden-Pearen
That we accept Recommendation No. C00007-2014 that we receive and file the presentation by Habitat for Humanity regarding their Yorkton ReStore Project Proposal.
Carried.***

Director of Environmental Services – Yorkton ReStore Service Proposal [27.10(c)(e)(i)(iii)(v)(f)(ii)(v)(g)]

***R00077-2014
Arnelien-Wyatt
That we accept Recommendation No. C00008-2014 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of February 10, 2014 that
 Administration prepare a bylaw for Council consideration at the February 24, 2014 Council meeting.  The Bylaw shall contain the following provisions:

            1. The Habitat ReStore will be provided free access to the landfill.
            2. The Regina Habitat for Humanity ReStore will be provided an interest free loan on behalf of the Yorkton Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
            3. The purpose of the loan is to provide for startup costs for the Yorkton Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
            4. The amount of the loan shall not exceed $100,000.00.
            5. The funds for the loan shall be provided by the landfill compost program.

            6. The loan shall be repayable within 5 years with the first payment being due in 2015.
            7. All funding requests for startup will be supplied in written format and submitted to the City’s Director of Finance for approval.

            8. Habitat For Humanity will submit annual financial statements on the Yorkton ReStore operations to the Director of Finance.
Carried.***

***R00078-2014
Pearen-Wilson
That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 7:01 p.m.
Carried.***

Approved this 24th day of February A.D. 2014.

Bob Maloney
MAYOR

Kim Durdin
ASSISTANT CITY CLERK