CITY OF YORKTON
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
MAY 1, 2006
Minutes of a Regular Council Meeting held on Monday, May 1, 2006 in Council Chambers City Hall commencing at 5:00 p.m.
Present: Mayor Phil De Vos, Councillors Arnelien, Goulden, Hill, Maloney, Schmidt and Wyatt.
Staff Members Present: David Putz, Laurie-Anne Rusnak, Lonnie Kaal, Jeff Humble, Darcy McLeod, Cindy Alcorn, Dean Clark and Gord Bulmer. Recording: Gloria Signarowski.
A quorum being present Mayor Phil De Vos in the Chair called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Arnelien - Schmidt
That the Agenda for this Regular Meeting of Council be approved as presented.
Councillor Wyatt congratulated the Yorkton Terriers Hockey Team; players, coaches and executive staff on a job well done winning the Anavet Cup. The Terriers are now advancing to the Royal Bank Cup next week and he asked the citizens to support the Terriers in any way they can.
Councillor Goulden thanked the local organization for hosting the SUN (Saskatchewan Union of Nurses) Conference at the Gallagher Centre. Congratulations were also extended to Mr. Larry Haas and the volunteers for hosting the Ducks Unlimited Fundraiser Event at the Gallagher Centre.
Councillor Schmidt acknowledged a day of respect for labourers who lost their lives in the workplace environment and thanked Maryann Federko for organizing the day of remembrance. TD Canada Trust was congratulated for their 100th anniversary.
Councillor Hill reminded everyone that the Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival is hosting the third annual "Taste of Yorkton" on May 26th, 2006.
Councillor Maloney invited everyone to the Bell Walk for "Kids Help Phone" on Sunday, May 7, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional High School.
Mayor Phil De Vos congratulated former Councillor Stan Kyba who received the Papal Medal Award for his community service and service to his church.
The Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians recognized the City of Yorkton as an outstanding employer who has demonstrated exceptional encouragement of its technical personnel towards furthering their education and to enhance public safety and the advancement of the applied science engineering technology profession in Saskatchewan. He thanked SASTT for this award and the employees for nominating our City.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Regular Council Meeting Minutes April 24, 2006
Goulden - Maloney
That the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of April 24, 2006 be approved as presented.
Yorkton Business Improvement District 2005 Financial Statements
The 2005 Financial Statements for the Yorkton Business Improvement District were circulated for the consideration of Council.
Wyatt - Schmidt
That the 2005 Financial Statements for the Yorkton Business Improvement District be received and filed as presented.
Fire Fighters Negotiations Letter and Administration Report
A letter dated April 19, 2006 from the President of the Yorkton Fire Fighters Local 1527 along with a memorandum from the Acting City Clerk were circulated for the consideration of Council.
Hill - Wyatt
That we receive and file the letter dated April 19, 2006 from the Yorkton Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 1527 giving notice to proceed to Arbitration.
Arnelien - Schmidt
That we authorize Administration to appoint a nominee to the Board of Arbitration as provided for in Section 9 (4) of The Fire Departments Platoon Act.
Director of Finance 2006 Land Fund Capital
A memorandum dated April 25, 2006 from the Director of Finance regarding the 2006 Land Fund Capital was circulated for the consideration of Council.
That Dracup and Fifth Avenue projects in the amount of $103,750 to be funded from land fund revenues be approved, and further that the development of the Downtown CPR Park project in the amount of $450,000 be approved with funding provided from residential off-site levy reserves generated from the Weinmaster subdivision.
2006 Land Fund Capital Subdivisions
A memorandum dated April 25, 2006 from the Director of Finance
regarding the 2006 Land Fund Capital Subdivisions was circulated for the consideration of Council.
Wyatt - Schmidt
That subdivision capital project costs totaling $979,500 (Riverside Grove $127,000; Riverside Terrace $561,000; Riverside Meadows $34,000 and Tonkin Subdivision $257,500) be approved.
Councillor Maloney opposed.
Director of Planning and Engineering Shaw Park Sculpture Garden Detailed Design
A memorandum dated April 27, 2006 from the Director of Planning and Engineering regarding the Shaw Park Sculpture Garden was circulated for the consideration of Council.
Maloney - Arnelien
That we defer the project providing for the detailed design of the Shaw Park Sculpture Garden until the 2007 budget deliberations.
Councillor Schmidt opposed.
Schmidt - Maloney
That this Regular Council Meeting move into a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 5:28 p.m.
Hill - Wyatt
That we rise and report from the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting at 6:12 p.m.
Arnelien - Wyatt
That we accept Recommendation No. C00026 - 2006 as contained in the Committee of the Whole Council Meeting of May 1, 2006 to appoint Mr. Larry LeBlanc, Q.C. as the Citys nominee to the Board of Arbitration, and that Administration proceed accordingly for the arbitration.
Maloney - Hill
That this Regular Council Meeting adjourn at 6:13 p.m.
Approved this 15th day of May 2006.
Phil De Vos