Town of Wynyard

Town Council Minutes – JANUARY 5, 2021

January 6, 2021

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 6:55 PM.

 

#1/21 Minutes:

 

Karakochuk – that we adopt the minutes of the previous regular meeting of December 15, 2020 as circulated.

CARRIED

#2/21 Business Licence Applications:

 

Swinburnson – that we approve the following business licence applications:

 

#1/21 Bev’s Hare – Bev Bzdel – Hairstylist – $45

#2/21 Bushwacker Stump Grinding – Shawn Brush – $90

#3/21 Footcare by Sandra – Sandra Keep – Footcare – $45

CARRIED

 

Mayor Boylak declares a conflict of interest due to a financial interest and leaves Council Chambers at 6:56 p.m. Deputy Mayor Clint McConnell assumes the chair.

 

#3/21 Voucher #7682:

 

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

 

General Vouchers:

#7682                                                                         = $     1,155.51

 

CARRIED

 

Mayor Boylak returns to Council Chambers at 6:57 p.m. Mayor Boylak resumes the chair.

 

#4/21 Vouchers:

 

Kostyk – 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:

 

2020 General Vouchers  – #7630, #7653 & #7654 (Manual)       = $   14,930.65

#7675 to #7681, #7683 to #7715        = $    65,852.81

 

Scotia Bank Auto Withdraw                                                         = $      1,323.55

 

2021 General Vouchers    #7716 to #7729                                    = $  134,392.84

 

Brandt Loan Payment                                                                    = $     2,525.89

Redhead Loan Payment                                                           = $     2,438.95

 

Payroll Vouchers              #7631 to #7652                                     = $   26,692.95

#7655 to #7674                                     = $   25,603.81

 

CARRIED

#5/21 Employee Policy:

 

Kostyk – that we approve the Town of Wynyard Employee Policy as updated and attached hereto.

CARRIED

#6/21 Special Services Bus Driver:

 

Swinburnson – that we hire Leon Lazurko as a regular part-time Special Services Bus Driver and that we hire Glen Samoleski as a casual part-time Special Services Bus Driver at a rate of pay as per the document attached hereto.

 

CARRIED

#7/21 Tax Enforcement List:

 

McConnell – that, as all taxes or arrears are paid, we remove the following properties from the Tax Enforcement List:

Roll # 505014900, Roll #505015150, Roll #505031650, Roll #505045300, Roll #505049800, Roll #505116200, and Roll #505203050.

CARRIED

#8/21 Tax Enforcement – Tax Liens:

 

Bartoshewski – that we instruct the CAO to place tax liens on all properties remaining on the 2020 Tax Enforcement List as per The Tax Enforcement Act.

 

CARRIED

#9/21 Tax Enforcement – Rent Demand Letters:

 

Karakochuk – that, as authorized under Section 321 of The Municipalities Act, we instruct the CAO to determine the tenants at #407 Avenue A East; #420 Bosworth Street; and #215 – 5th Street East, and send those tenants demand letters requesting that all rent be paid to the Town of Wynyard to be applied to the outstanding tax balance on each property, until the tax balance becomes current.

 

CARRIED

#10/21 CAO Chorneyko’s Report:

 

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

 

CARRIED

#11/21 Proof of Bonding:

 

McConnell– that, as per the requirements of Section 113(3) of The Municipalities Act, we acknowledge the Chief Administrative Officer’s proof of bonding.

 

CARRIED

#12/21 Bylaw #11/21- Borrowing Bylaw:

 

Jordan – that Bylaw #11/21, a bylaw to borrow up to $500,000 on a short-term basis, be introduced and read for the first time.

CARRIED

 

#13/21 Bylaw #11/21 – Borrowing Bylaw:

 

Karakochuk – that Bylaw #11/21 be read for the second time.

 

CARRIED

#14/21 Bylaw #11/21 – Borrowing Bylaw:

 

Bartoshewski – that we proceed with third reading of Bylaw #11/21.

 

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

#15/21 Bylaw #11/21 – Borrowing Bylaw:

 

Kostyk – that Bylaw #11/21 be read for the third time, adopted, and attached hereto.

 

CARRIED

 

#16/21 Bylaw #12/21 – Tax Exempt Bylaw:

 

Jordan – that Bylaw #12/21, a bylaw to exempt certain properties from taxation in 2021, be introduced and read for the first time.

CARRIED

 

 

#17/21 Bylaw #12/21 – Tax Exempt Bylaw:

 

McConnell – that Bylaw #12/21 be read for the second time.

 

CARRIED

 

#18/21 Bylaw #12/21 – Tax Exempt Bylaw:

 

Swinburnson – that we proceed with third reading of Bylaw #12/21.

 

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

#19/21 Bylaw #12/21 – Tax Exempt Bylaw:

 

Kostyk – that Bylaw #12/21 be read for the third time, adopted, and attached hereto.

 

CARRIED

 

#20/21 Complaints/Comments Report:

 

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

 

CARRIED

#21/21 RCMP Report:

 

McConnell – that we receive the RCMP Report for December 2020 as prepared by Sgt. Wlasichuk.

CARRIED

 

#22/21 Modified Work Schedule:

 

Jordan – that we authorize Town Superintendent Reid, at his discretion, to allow a modified work schedule to accommodate our Recycle Centre employee.

 

CARRIED

 

#23/21 Water Treatment and Waste Water Treatment Certificates:

 

Karakochuk – that, in order to satisfy the continuation of their water and wastewater certificates, we authorize Town Superintendent Reid and Waterworks Superintendent Morrow to take four online courses each at a cost of $800.00.

CARRIED

 

#24/21 Town Superintendent Report:

 

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

 

CARRIED

#25/21 Outdoor Rink:

 

McConnell – that we instruct Director of Leisure Services Anderson to install ice at the outdoor rink, subject to placing proper signage as to the rules and regulations surrounding the operation of the facility.

CARRIED

 

#26/21 Anderson’s Report:

 

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

           

#27/21 Bylaw Enforcement Officer Report:

 

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

CARRIED

 

#28/21 Abate Property Taxes:

 

Karakochuk – that, due to uncontrollable delays in building demolition, we abate the 2020 minimum tax on improvements for Roll #505116550.

 

CARRIED

 

#29/21 Wynyard & District Fire Association Agreement:

 

McConnell – that, as recommended by the Board of the Wynyard & District Fire Association, we instruct the CAO to draft a bylaw to enter into an updated agreement with the Association.

CARRIED

 

#30/21 Correspondence:

 

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

 

CARRIED

 

#31/21 Mayor Boylak’s Report:

 

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

 

#32/21 General Government Committee and Councillor Swinburnson’s Report:

 

Jordan – that we receive the General Government Committee Report and Councillor Swinburnson’s Report as presented by Councillor Swinburnson.

 

CARRIED

 

#33/21 Councillor McConnell’s Report:

 

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

 

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

#34/21 Councillor Karakochuk’s Report:

 

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

 

CARRIED

 

#35/21 Adjourn:

 

McConnell– that we adjourn the meeting. (8:23 p.m.)

CARRIED

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