Call to Order:
Mayor Armstrong called the meeting to order at 7:17 PM.
Kucey – that we adopt the minutes of the previous meeting of May 17, 2012 as circulated.
#407/12 Business Licence Applications:
Lamb – that we approve the following Business Licence Applications:
#69/12 Quadratus Construction – Greg Koshinsky – Contractor – $200.00
#70/12 Sebastian Plumbing & Heating – Emile Sebastian – Plumbing & Heating – $50
#71/12 Humboldt Rona – Contracting – $100 – Cheque to follow
#72/12 Clark Roofing – Roofing – $100
#408/12 Building Permit Applications:
Kostyk – that we approve the following building permit applications as per the approval of the Building Inspector:
#10/12 Roger Nupdal – 404 Miller Crescent – Garage – $383.05
#12/12 Dale Johnston – 413-4th Street West – Deck Addition – $25
#13/12 Murray Arnason – 416-7th Street East – Garage – $272.58
#409/12 Lottery Licence Applications:
Boylak – that we approve the following Lottery Licence Applications:
#11/12 Shades of Pink – Karen Lorenz – Raffle – $5
Delegation: Carman Peters – Water Seepage Issue 7:17 PM – 8:00 PM
#410/12 South Service Road Parking Issues:
Kucey – that we refer the South Service Road parking and signage issues to the Public Works Committee.
#411/12 2012 Tax Levy:
Kostyk – that we refer the 2012 tax levy discussions to the General Government Committee.
#412/12 Landfill – Tree Dumping:
Kostyk – that we charge the Town of Wynyard Disposal Site rates for dumping trees at the Disposal Site, and that we instruct the Town Administrator to amend the Refuse Bylaw #23/92 to reflect inclusion of this rate.
#413/12 Financial Statements Extension of Time:
Boylak– that, as suggested by our accounting firm, we instruct the Town Administrator to create an Extension of Time Bylaw for submission of our audited financial statements
#414/12 Chief Administrative Officer:
Boylak – that we appoint Jason Chorneyko as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Wynyard effective once Bylaw #10/12, A Bylaw of the Town of Wynyard to Provide for the Administration of the Municipal Corporation and to Set Forth the Duties and Powers of the Designated Officers for the Town of Wynyard, is passed.
#415/12 Town Assessor:
Boylak – that we appoint Town Administrator Chorneyko to be the Town Assessor.
#416/12 Chief Administrative Officer Business Cards:
Kucey – that we approve the purchase of new business cards for the Chief Administrative Officer.
#417/12 Wynyard Elementary School Parade:
Kucey – that we allow the Wynyard Elementary School to hold a parade on June 15, 2012 down 3rd Street East, Avenue B, and Bosworth Street.
#418/12 Special Events Permit:
Lamb – that we inform the Wynyard & District Carnival Committee that they should be applying for a special events permit for the 2012 Carnival being held at the Wynyard Memorial Arena, June 16, 2012.
#419/12 Chorneyko’s Report:
Kostyk – that we receive Town Administrator Chorneyko’s report as presented by Assistant to the Town Administrator Jordan.
#420/12 Karakochuk’s Report:
Kucey – that we receive Town Superintendent Karakochuk’s report as presented.
#421/12 Morrow’s Report:
Kostyk – that we receive Water Works Foreman Morrow’s report as presented.
#422/12 Starting Life Guard Salary:
Lamb – that we increase the Starting Guard wage to be set at $1.00 above the Saskatchewan minimum wage scale.
#423/12: Recreation Office Colored Printer:
Lamb – that we purchase a new colored printer for the Recreation Office.
#424/12 Wynyard Civic Centre Sound System:
Boylak –that we purchase a new sound system from Long and Mcquade for the Wynyard Civic Centre at a cost of $973.45 CARRIED
#425/12 Wynyard Summer Program Entertainment:
Lamb – that we hire Kevin Makenzi, a story teller for our annual entertainment for Wynyard’s youth at a cost of $450 plus taxes, mileage and meals.
#426/12 Stefanovic’s Report:
Lamb – that we receive Director of Leisure Services Stefanovic’s report as presented.
#427/12 Tax Abatement Request:
Kostyk – that we refer the tax abatement request from 101135383 Saskatchewan Limited to the General Government Committee.
#428/12 Proposed Subdivision – NW 23-32-16 W2:
Boylak – that we authorize the Mayor and the Town Administrator to sign the SaskPower Consent and Agreement form for the easement of right-of-way for the CARRIED
#429/12 Federal Transfer of Gas Tax Funding:
Boylak – that we receive the updated Funding Agreement – Transfer of Federal Gas Tax Revenues Under the New Deal for Cities and Communities.
#430/12 Subdivision – Lot 3, Parcel V, Plan 102090619:
Boylak – that we register with Information Services Corporation the Transform Approval Certificate and approve payment of the invoice from Altus Geomatics for the Block V subdivision.
#431/12 Proposed Subdivision – Lots 1 Through 5, Block G, Plan G143:
Kostyk – that we proceed with the Residential Mobile Home subdivision by creating five lots, each with 55 feet of frontage, on Block G, Plan G143 and that we approve payment of the invoice from Altus Geomatics for the first phase of work done on the project.
#432/12 Wynyardigans Child Care Center Corporation:
Lamb – that, to assist the group with grant applications, we approve the Wynyardigans Child Care Center’s request to apply for Corporate Sponsorship stating that they have partnered with the Town of Wynyard.
#434/12 2011 Settlement Municipal Share – Housing Projects:
Kostyk – that we authorize payment of the Town of Wynyard’s 5% share of the 2011 operating deficit of the Wynyard Housing Authority in the amount of $4,741.24.
#435/12 Wee Care Preschool:
Boylak – that we authorize the use of the Wynyard Civic Centre basement for the Wee Care Preschool.
#436/12 Sasktel Buried Cable – South Hospital Subdivision:
Kostyk – that we instruct the Town Administrator to respond to the SaskTel request for information concerning buried utility infrastructure on or near the South Hospital Subdivision area.
#437/12 Access Road Crossing Existing Water Line – SE16-32-16-W2.
Kucey – that we approve the request from Karnalyte Resources Inc. to have an access road which crosses the Town’s pipeline on SE 16-32-16-W2 as long as the existing easement remains intact.
#438/12 Receive Correspondence:
Kucey – that we receive and file the correspondence as per the list attached hereto.
#439/12 Change and Cancellation of Council Meetings:
Kucey – that we have the next General Government Committee meeting on June 27, 2012 and the next Council Meeting on June 28, 2012 and cancel the July 5 and August 2, 2012 Council Meetings.
#440/12 Mayor’s Report:
Kostyk – that we receive Mayor Armstrong’s report as presented.
#441/12 LED Sign Purchase:
Kucey – that we purchase a 7.9’ x 12.3’ 12 mm pixel pitch sign from LED SIGN SUPPLY at a cost of $60,000.
#442/12 Bereavement Policy:
Boylak – that we update our bereavement policy by setting the donation and/or gift amount for Mayor, Councillors (past and present), Employees and Superannuates at $75-$100 and that donations may be made to a charity of choice.
#443/12 Bereavement Policy:
Boylak – that we change the wording in the Employment Policy – Bereavement Leave from full time employees to permanent employees.
#444/12 General Government Committee Report:
Kucey – that we receive the General Government Committee Report as presented by Councillor Boylak.
#445 /12 Lamb’s Report:
Lendzyk– that we receive the Recreation & Culture Report as presented by Councillor Lamb.
#446/12 Wynyard Museum:
Kostyk – that, due to the damage in the floor area of the Museum washroom, we instruct the Town Administrator to inform the Wynyard Museum Committee that the Town of Wynyard will not invest any funds in the Museum building to repair and upgrade the washroom and that we offer use of the Interpretive Centre washroom to patrons of the Museum.
#447/12 2013 Designated Spring Clean-up:
Kostyk – that we designate and advertise that the first week of May, 2013 as Spring Community Clean-up week.
#448/12Hospital/Health Care Concern Committee:
Kostyk – that we establish a committee to take a delegation in to make a presentation to the Minister of Health regarding the difficulties with the health care system in rural Saskatchewan..
#449/12 Kostyk’s Report:
Kucey – that we receive the Environment and Health Report as presented by Councillor Kostyk.
#450/12 Downtown Snow Removal:
Kucey – that we instruct the Town Administrator to create a bylaw requiring the downtown business owners to remove the snow in front of their commercial property.
#451/12 Utility Landlord Agreement:
Kucey – that we instruct the Town Administrator to create a bylaw to implement a utility landlord agreement whereby the landlords would be responsible for the utility accounts of their tenants.
#452/12 Saskatchewan Municipal Board:
Kucey – that , as recommended by the Saskatchewan Municipal Board, we instruct the Town Administrator to create a bylaw to amend Bylaw #4/12 by including the bulk water rate of $0.25 for 40 gallons.
#452/23 Saskatchewan Municipal Board:
Kucey – that we instruct the Town Administrator to respond to the Saskatchewan Municipal Board letter regarding their assertions of unequal sewer rates and how the Town of Wynyard will continue to use a different sewer rate for Lilydale; on partially basing our water and sewer rates to be in the mid-percentile province wide and that we will continue to use this method as a benchmark; on the fact that we do have a utility reserve set up and we will place funds in that reserve as per Council’s decision; and that we have instructed the Town Administrator to update the Town of Wynyard Waterworks Rate Policy based on the new rates.
#453/12 Kucey’s Report:
Kostyk – that we receive the Public Works Report as presented by Councillor Kucey.
#454/12 Complaints/Comments Report:
Kucey – that we receive the Complaints/Comments Report to June 7, 2012 as presented with the exception of a complaint that the Town of Wynyard was not mowing behind Brookdale and 9th Street East and that we instruct the Administrator to check if there was an agreement with a local resident to keep this grass mowed.
Councillors Boylak and Lamb declare pecuniary interest and leave Council Chambers.
Lendzyk – 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 #321 to #378 = $124,653.30
Visa Auto Withdraw J.E. #4/23 = $ 181.80
Payroll Vouchers #175 to #201 = $ 22,239.97
#202 to #242 = $ 27,453.96
Councillors Boylak and Lamb return to Council Chambers.
#456/12 Bylaw #10/12:
Boylak – that Bylaw #10/12, a Bylaw of the Town of Wynyard, to Provide for the Administration of the Municipal Corporation and to Set Forth the Duties and Powers of the Designated Officers for the Town of Wynyard, be introduced and read for the first time.
#457/12 Bylaw #10/12:
Lamb – that Bylaw #10/12 be read for a second time.
#458/12 Bylaw #10/12:
Lendzyk – that we proceed with the third reading of Bylaw #10/12.
#459/12 Bylaw #10/12:
Kostyk – that Bylaw #81012 be read for a third time, adopted and attached hereto.
Kucey – that we adjourn the meeting (10:30 PM).