Call to Order:
Mayor Armstrong called the meeting to order at 7:12 PM.
Kucey – that we adopt the minutes of the previous meeting of June 7, 2012 as circulated.
#462/12 Building Permit Applications:
Lendzyk – that we approve the following building permit applications as per the approval of the Building Inspector:
#14/12 Dean Heuchert-613 Little Quill Avenue – Garage Addition – $210.98
#15/12 Duane Guina – 750 Avenue B West – Shed Addition – $212.33
Delegation: RCMP – Sgt. Terry Posnikoff -7:15 p.m. – 7:34 p.m. Police Report for May, 2012 as presented by Sgt. Posnikoff.
#463/12 RCMP Report:
Lendzyk – that we receive the Police Report as presented by Sgt. Posnikoff.
#464/12 Tax Enforcement:
Kostyk – that we refer the Western Municipal Tax Solutions “Fee for Service” proposal for tax collecting on Lot 36, Block 10, Plan 99H08143 to the General Government Committee.
#465/12 Scotia McLeod:
Kostyk – that, as recommended by Sheldon Gray of Scotia McLeod, we place our dividend cash of approximately $13,600 into a Bank of America Bond with a return of 5%,locked in for five years.
#466/12 Community Events Permit:
Lamb – that we approve a Community Events Permit for the Shular family reunion at the Sportsgrounds on the following dates:
Friday, June 29, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM
#468/12 9th Street East Speed:
Lendzyk – that we refer the cessation of speeding vehicles along 9th Street East issue to the Public Works Committee.
#469/12 Carnival Committee Midway:
Lamb – that we inform the Carnival Committee that the Town of Wynyard will back the committee with guaranteed revenue to obtain midway rides for the next carnival.
#470/12 Civic Centre Basement:
Boylak – that we issue a letter to the Civic Centre basement user groups to tidy up their areas or the Civic Centre Caretaker will dispose of the items.
#471/12 Landfill Improvements:
Kostyk – that we hire Lonestar Oil Field Contracting Ltd. to clean and level the landfill, build up the road, and excavate a new pit at a cost of $47,280.
#472/12 Chorneyko’s Report:
Boylak – that we receive Chief Administrative Officer Chorneyko’s report as presented.
#473/12 Halt Meeting:
Kostyk – that the meeting be halted and Council hold a public meeting.
Public Meeting – 8:20-8:21 p.m. – Bylaw #7/12 – No attendance.
#474/12 Resume Meeting:
Armstrong – that the meeting be called back to order at 8:21 p.m.
#475/12 Bylaw #7/12:
Lamb – that Bylaw #7/12, a bylaw to amend Bylaw #328/84 known as the Zoning Bylaw, be read for a second time.
#476/12 Bylaw #7/12:
Lendzyk – that we proceed with the third reading of Bylaw #7/12.
#477/12 Bylaw #7/12:
Kostyk – that Bylaw #7/12 be read for a third time, adopted and attached hereto.
#478/12 Morrow’s Report:
Kostyk – that we receive Water Works Foreman Morrow’s report as presented.
#479/12 Communities in Bloom:
Lamb – that we book two rooms at Seven Bells Bed and Breakfast on July 25, 2012, for the Communities in Bloom judges, at a cost of $140 plus taxes.
#480/12: Regional Park Contest:
Lamb – that we authorize the payment for the Regional Park Weekend Getaway promotional contest winner in the amount of $220.
#481/12 Bereavement Leave:
Lamb–that we grant Director of Leisure Services Kyle Stefanovic four bereavement days in regards to his grandfather’s illness. CARRIED
#482/12 Sportsgrounds Policy:
Lamb – that we authorize the Director of Leisure Services to create a Sportsgounds Policy to define the rules, fee, and responsibilities of the various users.
#483/12 Sportsgounds Policy:
Armstrong – that we instruct the Director of Leisure Services to develop a Sportsgrounds Board similar to the Arena Board to develop a Sportsgounds Policy to define the rules, fees, and responsibilities of the various user groups.
#484/23 Sportsgrounds Policy:
Kostyk – that we authorize the Director of Leisure Services to create a Sportsgrounds Policy in consultation with the various user groups to define the rules, fees, and responsibilities.
#485/12 Sportsgrounds Shale Rake:
Lamb – that we refer purchasing a sand trap rake for the Sportsgrounds shale to the 2013 Budget Committee.
#486/12 Stefanovic’s Report:
Lamb – that we receive Director of Leisure Services Stefanovic’s report as presented.
#487/12 Tax Abatement Request:
Boylak – that we abate the municipal tax levy on Lot 27-28, Block 1, Plan 99H08143 for one year.
#488/12 Fire/Mutual Aid Agreement:
Boylak – that we refer the R.M. of Emerald letter regarding a Fire/Mutual Aid Agreement to Fire Chief Doug Craig.
#489/12 Occupational Health & Safety:
Lendzyk – that we refer the Workplace Safety information to the Occupational Health & Safety Committee.
#490/12 Receive Correspondence:
Kostyk – that we receive and file the correspondence as per the list attached hereto.
#491/12 Local Library Grant:
Lamb – that we set up the yearly Local Library Grant as an automatic yearly payment at the budgeted amount in any given year.
#492/12 Mayor’s Report:
Kostyk – that we receive Mayor Armstrong’s report as presented.
#493/12 2012 Local Library Grant:
Boylak – that we pay the 2012 Local Library Grant in the amount of $850.
#494/12 2012 Mill Rate:
Boylak – that we set the 2012 uniform mill rate at 18.75 mills.
#495/12 Tax Levy:
Boylak – that we instruct the Chief Administrative Officer to set the mill rate factors and minimum tax rates as follows:
a) Residential mill rate factor of 0.75 and a Commercial mill rate factor of 1.45
b) Residential minimum tax of $750 for improvements and $300 for land
c) Commercial minimum tax of $700 for improvements and $400 for land.
#496/12 Tax Exemption:
Boylak – that we offer a 75% reduction of the municipal property tax in 2012 and a 50% reduction in the property tax for both the municipal and school taxes in 2013 to Lot 3, Block 9, Plan Q7104.
#497/12 Lot 7, Block 24, Plan BD498:
Boylak – that we give notice to the renter of Lot 7, Block 24, Plan BD498 to clean up the property or face termination of the rental agreement.
#498/12 General Government Committee Report:
Lamb – that we receive the General Government Committee Report as presented by Councillor Boylak.
#499/12 Lamb’s Report:
Kucey – that we receive the Recreation & Culture Report as presented by Councillor Lamb.
#500/12 Complaints/Comments Report:
Kucey – that we receive the Complaints/Comments Report to June 7, 2012 as presented.
#501/12 Bank Reconciliation and Financial Statements:
Boylak – that we receive the Bank Reconciliation and Financial Statements to May 31, 2012 as presented.
Boylak – that the following vouchers be approved for payment as recommended by the General Government Committee of Mayor Armstrong and Councillors Boylak, Lamb and Lendzyk
General Vouchers #379 to #428 = $69,232.49
Payroll Vouchers #243 to #280 = $28,362.74
#503/12 Bylaw #11/12:
Kucey – that Bylaw #11/12, a Bylaw to Extend the time Required for the Completion of the Financial Statement, be introduced and read for the first time.
#504/12 Bylaw #11/12:
Boylak – that Bylaw #11/12 be read for a second time.
#505/12 Bylaw #11/12:
Lamb – that we proceed with the third reading of Bylaw #11/12.
#506/12 Bylaw #11/12:
Kostyk – that Bylaw #11/12 be read for a third time, adopted and attached hereto.
#507/12 Bylaw #12/12:
Kostyk – that Bylaw #12/12, a Bylaw to Establish a Minimum Tax for Residential and Commercial Classes of Property and to Set Mill Rate Factors for Local Property Classes, be introduced and read for the first time.
#507/12 Bylaw #12/12:
Kucey – that Bylaw #12/12 be read for a second time.
#508/12 Bylaw #12/12:
Boylak – that we proceed with the third reading of Bylaw #12/12.
#509/12 Bylaw #12/12:
Lamb – that Bylaw #12/12 be read for a third time, adopted and attached hereto.
#510/12 Special Services Bus:
Kostyk – that we allow free use of the Special Services Bus for the Senior’s Week activities.
Kucey – that we adjourn the meeting (10:10 PM).