CITY OF YORKTON
INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
November 1, 2016
Minutes of the Inauguration Ceremony of Council held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in Council Chambers City Hall.
In Attendance: Mayor-elect Bob Maloney, Councillors-elect Randy Goulden, Ken Chyz, Quinn Haider, Aaron Kienle, Mitch Hippsley and Darcy Zaharia
Guests: Lawyer Wayne Rusnak, Q.C., Minister Jen Dresser
Staff Members Present sitting within the bar: Lonnie Kaal – City Manager, Kathy Ritchie – Director of Legislation and Procedures (City Clerk,) Shannon Bell – Director of Finance, Michael Eger – Director of Planning, Building and Development.
Recording: Jessica Matsalla – Assistant City Clerk
CALL TO ORDER
A quorum being present Mayor Bob Maloney called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
That the Agenda for this Special Meeting of Council be approved as presented.
REPORT OF RETURNING OFFICER
Kathy Ritchie, City Clerk and Returning Officer for the Municipal and School Board Elections expressed her appreciation to all the candidates who showed interest in serving the City of Yorkton and filed nomination papers for the election. She then also thanked all the election officials for carrying out their duties in a professional and pleasant manner and acknowledged that it was a long day. Ms. Ritchie advised that according to the Saskatchewan Health Population Numbers for the year ending 2015, the City of Yorkton’s population was an estimated 19,042 people, with 14,540 persons being in the demographic voter eligibility category. 4,819 voters registered at the 2016 Election Polls, representing an approximate 33% turn out of voters for this election. She provided the official results of the 2016 Municipal Election and declared Bob Maloney elected to the office of Mayor for the City of Yorkton; Ken Chyz, Randy Goulden, Quinn Haider, Mitch Hippsley, Aaron Kienle and Darcy Zaharia elected to the office of Councillor for the City of Yorkton, all for the 2016-2020 municipal council term.
That Council receive and file the report of the Returning Officer as presented.
INAUGURATION OF COUNCIL
Being re-elected to the Office of Mayor, the Chain of Office was worn by Mayor-Elect Bob Maloney for the entirety of the ceremony.
Lawyer Wayne Rusnak, Q.C , presided over the Inaugural ceremony of the 2016-2020 municipal council by having Mayor Bob Maloney and Councillors Aaron Kienle, Ken Chyz, Quinn Haider, Randy Goulden, Mitch Hippsley and Darcy Zaharia, each individually, declare their ‘Oath or Affirmation – Member of Council’ form, at his witness of each member’s signature.
Minister Jen Dresser, delivered an invocation for the Members of Council.
Mayor Bob Maloney congratulated all the newly sworn in Councillors and those who let their name stand in the election. Mayor Maloney acknowledged that there is much to do in the near future such as preparing for budget deliberations and assignment of Councillors to Council Committees, Commissions and Boards of Council. Mayor Maloney stated that the voters of Yorkton have put their trust in Council as a group to move the City forward, and he looks forward to working with everyone over the next four years.
That this Special Council Meeting adjourn - 5:18 p.m.
Approved this 7th day of November A.D., 2016.