Town of Wynyard

Town Council Minutes – DECEMBER 15, 2020

December 17, 2020

Present:

 

      Council:                                                   Other:

      Mayor Albert Boylak                                Chief Administrative Officer Jason Chorneyko

Councillor Tracy Jordan                                Town Superintendent Corey Reid

Councillor Fern Swinburnson                   Director of Leisure Services Sigourney Anderson

      Councillor Jerome Karakochuk

Councillor Greg Kostyk                           Other:

Councillor Jason Bartoshewski

Councillor Clint McConnell

 

 

Call to Order:

 

Mayor Boylak called the meeting to order at 6:59 PM.

 

#617/20 Minutes:

 

Bartoshewski – that we adopt the minutes of the previous regular meeting of December 1, 2020 as circulated.

CARRIED

 

#618/20 Business Licence Applications:

 

Jordan – that we approve the following business licence applications:

 

#64/20 Kookie Kraze – Leif Burns – School Business for Class (4wks) – $10

#65/20 Glenda Blyth Mobile Haircuts – Stylist – $45

CARRIED

 

Mayor Boylak and Councillor Kostyk declare a conflict of interest due to a financial interest and leave Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. Deputy Mayor Clint McConnell assumes the chair.

 

#619/20 Voucher #7561 and #7626:

 

Karakochuk – that we approve the following vouchers for payment as recommended by the General Government Committee of Councillors Swinburnson and McConnell.

 

General Vouchers:

#7561 & #7626                                                          = $     2,484.75

 

CARRIED

 

Mayor Boylak and Councillor Kostyk return to Council Chambers at 7:01 p.m. Mayor Boylak resumes the chair.

 

#620/20 Vouchers:

 

Karakochuk – that we approve the following vouchers for payment as recommended by the                                                 General Government Committee of Mayor Boylak and Councillors Swinburnson, Kostyk and McConnell and attached hereto:

 

 

General Vouchers:

#7533  (Manual)                                                        = $     2,600.00

#7558 to #7560                                                          = $       500.00

#7562 to #7625                                                          = $109,437.38

#7627 to #7629                                                           = $    1,882.61

 

Payroll Vouchers:

#7534 to #7557                                                           = $  27,475.24

 

CARRIED

#621/20 Move Meeting “In Camera”:

 

Swinburnson – that we halt the meeting and move it “in camera”. (7:03 p.m.)

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

CAO Chorneyko, Town Superintendent, and Director of Leisure Services Anderson leave Council Chambers at 7:03 p.m. Employees return at 8:40 p.m.

 

Mayor Boylak calls the meeting back to order. (8:40 p.m.)

 

#622/20 Employee Christmas/Holiday Gift:

 

Karakochuk – that we authorize issuing the employee Christmas/Holiday gift, for $4,700 as per the list attached hereto.

CARRIED

 

#623/20 Municipalities of Saskatchewan Convention – 2021:

 

Swinburnson – that we authorize all of Council and Town managers to register for the virtual 2021 Municipalities of Saskatchewan Convention at a cost of $185 per registration.

CARRIED

#624/20 Employee Supper Gift Cards:

 

Kostyk – that, as required by Federal legislation regarding receiving a reduced Employment Insurance Rate, we authorize purchasing gift cards for all eligible employees at a total cost of $900.

CARRIED

#625/20 Tax Enforcement:

 

Swinburnson – that, as all taxes or arrears are paid, we remove the tax liens from Roll #505500800 and Roll #505137500.

CARRIED

#626/20 Outdoor Ice Surface Request:

 

Kostyk – that we deny the request from a local citizen to set up an outdoor ice surface on Town Reserve Land.

CARRIED

#627/20 Borrowing Bylaw:

 

Jordan – that we instruct CAO Chorneyko to create a Borrowing Bylaw, with the required Public Notice, to set up our yearly $500,000 “line of credit” with Scotiabank.

CARRIED

#628/20 Tax Exemption Bylaw:

 

Kostyk – that we instruct CAO Chorneyko to create a Tax Exemption Bylaw for the two properties previously approved for tax exemption as per Town policy.

 

CARRIED

#629/20 Special Services Bus Driver:

 

Jordan – that we instruct CAO Chorneyko to advertise to fill the position of Part-Time Special Services Bus Driver

CARRIED

#630/20 CAO Chorneyko’s Report:

 

Karakochuk – that we receive CAO Chorneyko’s Report as presented.

 

CARRIED

#631/20 Bylaw #9/20:

 

Swinburnson – that Bylaw #9/20, a bylaw to repeal Bylaw #70/95 – The Recreation Board Bylaw, be introduced and read for the first time.

CARRIED

 

#632/20 Bylaw #9/20:

 

Karakochuk – that Bylaw #9/20 be read for the second time.

 

CARRIED

#633/20 Bylaw #9/20:

 

Bartoshewski – that we proceed with third reading of Bylaw #9/20.

 

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

#634/20 Bylaw #9/20:

 

Jordan – that Bylaw #9/20 be read for the third time, adopted, and attached hereto.

 

CARRIED

#635/20 Bylaw #10/20:

 

Bartoshewski – that Bylaw #10/20, the Boards and Committees Bylaw, be introduced and read for the first time.

CARRIED

 

#636/20 Bylaw #10/20:

 

Karakochuk – that Bylaw #10/20 be read for the second time.

 

CARRIED

#637/20 Bylaw #10/20:

 

McConnell – that we proceed with third reading of Bylaw #10/20.

 

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

#638/20 Bylaw #10/20:

 

Jordan – that Bylaw #10/20 be read for the third time, adopted, and attached hereto.

 

CARRIED

#639/20 Write-off Invoices:

 

Jordan – that we write-off invoices as uncollectible as per the document attached

hereto.

CARRIED

 

#640/20 Add Invoices to Tax Roll:

 

Kostyk – that we add uncollected invoices to the tax roll of the property owner as per the document attached hereto.

CARRIED

 

 

#641/20 Add Invoices to Utility Account:

 

Bartoshewski – that we add uncollectible disposal site invoices to the utility accounts of the people responsible for the invoices.

CARRIED

#642/20 Add Utility Invoices to Tax Roll:

 

Karakochuk – that we add uncollected utility accounts to the tax roll of the property owner as per the document attached hereto.

CARRIED

 

#625/20 Write-off Utility Accounts:

 

Karakochuk – that we write-off utility accounts as uncollectible as per the document attached hereto.

CARRIED

 

#626/20 2021 Wages and Salaries:

 

Swinburnson – that we approve the 2021 wages and salaries as per the document attached hereto.

CARRIED

 

#627/20 Complaints/Comments Report:

 

Karakochuk – that we receive the Complaints/Comments Report as presented.

 

CARRIED

#628/20 Demolition Order:

 

Karakochuk – that we proceed with asbestos removal and demolition of the residence at 312 – 2nd Street West as per the previously issued Order to Remedy or Demolish.

CARRIED

 

#629/20 Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council Membership:

 

Jordan – that we renew our membership with the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council for 2021 at a cost of $200.

CARRIED

 

#630/20 Town Superintendent Report:

 

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

 

CARRIED

 

#631/20 Curling Rink Fire Suppression Maintenance:

 

Kostyk – that we hire Premium Fire to perform a hydrostatic test and recharge of the fire suppression unit in the Curling Rink kitchen at a cost of $575.28 plus tax.

 

CARRIED

#632/20 Anderson’s Report:

 

Kostyk – that we receive Director of Leisure Services Anderson’s Report as presented.

CARRIED

           

#633/20 Bylaw Enforcement Officer Report:

 

McConnell– that we receive the Bylaw Enforcement Officer Report as circulated by email.

CARRIED

 

 

#634/20 2021 Veterinary Board Levy:

 

McConnell – that we approve the 2021 Veterinary Board Levy in the amount of $2,600.

CARRIED

 

#635/20 2021 Urban Municipal Administrators Assoc. of Saskatchewan Membership:

 

McConnell – that we approve the 2021 UMAAS membership in the amount of $220.

 

CARRIED

 

#636/20 Municipalities of Saskatchewan Membership:

 

Karakochuk – that we approve the 2021 membership for the Municipalities of Saskatchewan (SUMA) in the amount of $2,298.20.

CARRIED

 

#637/20 Correspondence:

 

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

CARRIED

#638/20 Mayor Boylak’s Report:

 

Bartoshewski – that we receive Mayor Boylak’s report as presented.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CARRIED

#639/20 Landfill Hours of Operation:

 

Karakochuk – that, as recommended by the Public Works Committee, the landfill hours of operation are set as follows:

 

May Long Weekend – October 31st:    Tuesday – Saturday  1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

November 1st – May Long Weekend:  Tuesday – Friday     1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Closed Saturdays

CARRIED

#640/20 Set Landfill Rates:

 

Karakochuk – that, as recommended by the Public Works Committee, we update the landfill rates as recommended and that we instruct CAO Chorneyko to draft a bylaw to incorporate these rates.

CARRIED

 

#641/20 Landfill Invoice Collection Policy:

 

Bartoshewski – that we refer the issue of creating a landfill invoice collection policy to the Public Works Committee.

CARRIED

 

#642/20 Public Works Committee and Councillor Karakochuk’s Report:

 

Swinburnson – that we receive the Public Works Committee Report and Councillor Karakochuk’s Report as presented by Councillor Karakochuk.

 

CARRIED

#643/20 Councillor Jordan’s Report:

 

McConnell – that we receive Councillor Jordan’s report as presented

 

CARRIED

#644/20 Councillor Swinburnson’s Report:

 

Kostyk – that we receive Councillor Swinburnson’s report as presented.

 

CARRIED

 

#645/20 Councillor McConnell’s Report:

 

Kostyk – that we receive Councillor McConnell’s Report as presented.

 

CARRIED

 

#646/20 Councillor Kostyk’s Report:

 

Jordan – that we receive Councillor Kostyk’s Report as presented.

 

CARRIED

 

#647/20 Adjourn:

 

McConnell– that we adjourn the meeting. (10:22 p.m.)

CARRIED

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