Town of Wynyard

Town Council Minutes – AUGUST 15, 2013

August 22, 2013

Call to Order:

Mayor Czarnecki called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.

#491/13 Minutes:

Boylak – that we adopt the minutes of the previous meeting of July 18, 2013 as circulated.

Delegation: Reeve Morris Karakochuk, RM of Emerald (7:06 p.m. -7:16 p.m.)

#492/13 Landfill Request:

Prystai – that we refer the RM of Emerald’s landfill request to Public Works.


#493/13 Building Permit Applications:

Swinburnson – that we approve the following building permit applications as per the approval of the Building Inspector:

#22/13 Andre Savard – Garage Addition – 201 – 1st Street East – $266.97
#23/13 Brenda Laxdal – Construct Garage – 414 – 2nd Street East – $272.36
#25/13 Tayler Jordan & Allie Hordal– Move in Mobile Home – 611 Avenue A West – $5.00
#26/13 Dianne Lamont – Construct Deck – 308 – 8th Street East – $25.00
#27/13 Keith Broad – Demolish Garage – 307-3rd Street East – $5.00
#28/13 Town of Wynyard – Renovate Museum – 120 Avenue B East – $895
#29/13 Paul Lendzyk – Construct Garage – 311 – 2nd Street West – $285.07


Councillor Boylak declares pecuniary interest and leaves Council Chambers (7:20 PM).

#494/13 Vouchers:

Babey – that the following vouchers be approved for payment as recommended by the General Government Committee of Mayor Czarnecki and Councillors Jordan, Swinburnson and Prystai:

General Vouchers #523 to #559 = $ 64,988.51
#560 to #604 =$592,378.31

Visa Auto Withdraw J.E. #8/13 = $ 435.88

Payroll Vouchers #329 to #363 = $31,229.67
#364 to #398 = $33,529.61
Councillor Boylak returns to Council Chambers (7:23 PM)

#495/13 Ukrainian Hall:

Jordan – that we purchase an all-fridge from Home Hardware at a cost of $799 and a chest freezer from Harold’s Furniture at a cost of $400 for the Ukrainian Hall.


#496/13 Residential Mobile Home Land Rental Rate:

Boylak – that we refer the Residential Mobile Home rental rates to the General Government Committee.

#497/13 In-Camera:

Boylak– that we go in-camera. (7:31 PM)

Resume Meeting:

Mayor Czarnecki called the meeting back to order at 7:36 PM.

#498/13 Town Reserves:

Prystai – that we transfer $141,590 to our Water Plant Reserve, $120,489.20 to the New Arena Reserve with $26,017.80 remaining in the Funded Reserve.


#499/13 Halt Tax Enforcement:

Swinburnson – that we halt tax enforcement on Roll #505010450 and Roll #505010500 as sufficient arrears have been paid.

#500/13 Pest Control Officer:

Boylak – that we appoint Dean Heuchert as a Pest Control Officer.


#501/13 Pest Control Officer Vests:

Prystai – that we purchase identifiable vests for the Town’s Pest Control Officers.


#502/13 Special Services Bus:

Babey – that we purchase new tires for the Special Services Bus from OK Tire.


#503/13 Airport Pilot Building:

Kucey – that we authorize Chief Administrative Officer Chorneyko to pay for the construction of the airport pilot building through the Town and to get reimbursement from the other parties at the completion of the project.

#504/13 Chorneyko’s Report:

Jordan – that we receive Chief Administrative Officer Chorneyko’s report as presented.


#505/13 2013 Budget:

Swinburnson – that we approve the 2013 Budget with the updated 2012 figures.


#506/13 Waterwork Information Report:

Kucey – that we approve the 2013 Annual Waterwork Information Report as submitted.


#507/13 Waterwork Financial Information:

Kucey – that we advertise the Waterwork Financial Information as per Section 55 of The Municipalities Regulations.

#508/13 Water Rates:

Prystai – that we refer the Town of Wynyard’s water rates to the Public Works Department.

#509/13 Reports:

Babey – that we receive the following Council Reports:

a) Complaints/Comments Report
b) Financial Statements to July 31, 2013
c) Bank Reconciliation to June 30, 2013

#510/13 Karakochuk’s Report:

Jordan – that we receive Town Superintendent Jerome Karakochuk’s report as presented.


#511/13 Waterworks Employee:

Kucey – that we advertise for a certified waterworks employee.


#512/13 Morrow’s Report:

Kucey – that we receive Water Works Foreman Terry Morrow’s report as presented.


#513/13 Arena Fundraising:

Boylak – that we table the Arena fundraising proposal to the next meeting.


#514/13 Summer Staff Appreciation:

Jordan – that we authorize the Recreation Department to hold a summer staff appreciation party at the Swimming Pool on August 27, 2013.

#515/13 Stefanovic’s Report:

Prystai – that we receive Director of Leisure Services Stefanovic’s report as presented.


#516/13 Approve 2012 Audited Financial Statements:

Babey – that we approve the 2012 audited financial statements as prepared by EJC Dudley and Company.

#517/13 Advertise Financial Statements:

Babey – that we advertise the 2012 Financial Statements Summary as required by Section 185 of The Municipalities Act.


#518/13 Block Q:

Boylak – that we refer development of Block Q to Public Works.


#519/13 Tax Exemption:

Boylak – that we offer a two year tax exemption to the purchaser of Lots 1&2 Block 4 Plan Q7104 as per our Tax Incentive Policy.

#520/13 Government Services Building:

Boylak – that we instruct Chief Administrative Officer Chorneyko to investigate the cost of installing three casement windows at the Government Services Building.


#521/13 Receive Correspondence:

Czarnecki – that we receive and file the correspondence as per the list attached hereto.


#522/13 Property Clean Up:

Boylak – that we instruct Chief Administrative Officer Chorneyko to send a property clean up letter to the owner of Block B Plan 101818773.

#523/13 Public Works Report:

Prystai – that we receive the Public Works report as presented by Councillor Boylak.


#524/13 Jordan’s Report:

Swinburnson – that we receive the Recreation & Culture report as presented by Councillor Jordan.

#525/13 Town Expense Policy:

Prystai – that we establish a policy to set a threshold of $500.00 on expenses that require a motion regardless of whether or not it is included in the budget.


#526/13 Prystai’s Report:

Babey – that we receive the Protection Report as presented by Councillor Prystai.


#527/13 Temporary Street Closure:

Prystai – that we temporarily close a portion of 1st Street West from Avenue F to the Civic Centre parking lot to allow for a safe construction zone.


#528/13 Mayor’s Report:

Czarnecki – that we receive Mayor Czarnecki’s report as presented.


#529/13 Adjourn:

Prystai – that we adjourn the meeting (9:30 PM).

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