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CITY OF YORKTON
SASKATCHEWAN

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

July 7, 2014

Minutes of a Regular Council Meeting held on Monday, July 7, 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, Darcy McLeod, David Putz, Josh Mickleborough, Kathy Ritchie, Lonnie Kaal, Michael Buchholzer Michael Eger, Roy Lanaway, and Lisa Washington

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

***R00250-2014
Arnelien-Goulden
That the Regular Council Agenda and Committee of the Whole Agenda be approved as presented.
Carried. ***

PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Mayor Maloney acknowledged that the City Manager David Putz is attending his last meeting.  Mr. Putz is retiring and was thanked for all the service he has given the city of Yorkton.  He is wished well on all his future endeavors.

Mayor Maloney gave an update on the Flood in the City of Yorkton.  The Emergency Operations Centre operated from Sunday afternoon, following the Declaration of State of Emergency in Yorkton.  Staff handled hundreds of calls regarding water problems, both sewer backup and seepage, and emergency accommodation, and are to be commended for their hard work and dedication to duty.

A special mention needs to be made to the Public Works department.  It was their prompt attention and recognition of the potential dangers and knowing where the problem areas were that served the city very well. Their hard work in pumping and diverting water away from the sewage system contributed greatly to reducing damage for homeowners in the City. 

The Retention Pond system put in place after the 2010 flood performed admirably, preventing what would have been much more widespread damage in the city from overland storm water flooding.  The Storm Water System is now back to normal, although the Sanitary System is still running at near capacity.  Residents are encouraged to use no more water than they need to.

The planned reconstruction along Dracup and York Road is the area that experienced a bottleneck in the sanitary system.  The project to renew the infrastructure in this area will begin later this month and hopefully will be completed by fall. 

Approximately 620 claim forms for the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) were handed out.

There are four flood relief dumpsters available in the city until July 14th.  The dumpsters are located at St. Paul’s School, MC Knoll School, Public Works Yard on York Road and on Park Street (north of the Water Tower). 

The Government of Saskatchewan has also advised that they are opening a regional flood recovery centre in Yorkton to provide onsite access to information, programs and services for those affected by recent flooding events.  Anyone who is experiencing any flood issues is welcome to come to the Centers including residents, small businesses, agricultural operations, communal organizations, nonprofit organizations, parks and communities in general.  The center will be located at the Gallagher Centre - Nexera Flexihall, the dates will be Friday July 18 – 12:00 noon to 9:00pm, Saturday July 19 – 10:00am to 8:00pm, Sunday July 20 – 10:00am to 8:00pm. 

Yorkton fared well in comparison to some other communities.  Hats off to the staff for doing an outstanding job. 

Councillor Goulden attended the grand opening and ribbon cutting event for the Habitat for Humanity ReStore Store.  Hats off to the Habitat for Humanity committee here in Yorkton and in Regina for the work that they have done and especially to the City of Yorkton Environmental Committee for the outstanding amount of work they put forward, in the time they had.  The ReStore Store is located at the Saskatchewan Abilities Council location on Ball Road.  Thanks to everyone involved in this project.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Council Meeting Minutes – June 23, 2014

***R00251-2014
Wyatt-Fisher
That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of June 23, 2014 be approved as presented.
Carried.***

Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes – June 23, 2014

***R00252-2014
Goulden-Pearen
That the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting Minutes of June 23, 2014 be approved as presented.
Carried.***

Special Council Meeting Minutes – June 30, 2014

***R00253-2014
Arnelien-Wilson
That the Special Council Meeting Minutes of June 30, 2014 be approved as presented.
Carried.***

HEARING OF PETITIONS, PUBLIC NOTICES AND PRESENTATIONS

Presentation – Norman and Debbie Koptie – 42 Riverside Drive Property Assessment

A letter dated July 2, 2014 from Norman and Debbie Koptie regarding concerns with their property assessment at 42 Riverside Drive was circulated for the consideration of Council. Norman and Debbie Koptie were present in Council Chambers to give a presentation.

***R00254-2014
Wilson-Fisher
That Council receive and file the presentation by Norman and Debbie Koptie regarding their property assessment at 42 Riverside Drive.
Carried.***

Public Notice – Proposed Bylaw No. 18/2014 – Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 – Revise Apartment Side Yard Setbacks

There were no petitioners present in Council Chambers to speak for or against the proposed amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003, which revises apartment dwelling regulations by generally reducing the minimum side yard setbacks.

REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND MATTERS REFERRED

No Items

CORRESPONDENCE

No Items

INTRODUCTION OF BYLAWS

Bylaw No. 18/2014 – Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 – Revise Apartment Side Yard Setbacks [Second and Third Reading]

***R00255-2014
Pearen-Goulden
That Bylaw No. 18/2014, an amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 which revises apartment dwelling regulations by generally reducing the minimum side yard setbacks, be read a second time this 7th day of July A.D. 2014.
Carried.***

***R00256-2014
Wyatt-Fisher
That Bylaw No. 18/2014, an amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 which revises apartment dwelling regulations by generally reducing the minimum side yard setbacks, be read a third time this 7th day of July A.D. 2014 and be registered in the Bylaw Register of the City of Yorkton.
Carried.***

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

No Items

NOTICE OF MOTION

No Items

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

No Items

***R00257-2014
Wyatt-Fisher
That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting – 5:19  p.m.
Carried.***

***R00258-2014
Wilson-Arnelien
That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting – 5:32 p.m.
Carried.***

OPEN

No Items

IN-CAMERA

No Items

***R00259-2014
Wilson-Pearen
That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn - 5:32 p.m.
Carried.***

Approved this 18th day of August A.D. 2014.

Bob Maloney
MAYOR

Kathy Ritchie
CITY CLERK