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Town Council Minutes – MARCH 7, 2013

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Call to Order:

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

#129/13 Minutes:

Babey – that we adopt the minutes of the previous meeting of February 21, 2013 as circulated.
CARRIED

#130/13 Business Licence Applications:

Kucey – that we approve the following Business Licence Applications:

#50/13 Dale MacFarlane – Construction – $100
#51/13 Arden’s Landscape Maintenance – Home & Yard Maintenance – $50
#52/13 Lorne Robutka – Taxi Service – $25
#53/13 Lorne Robutka – Jobber – $50
CARRIED

#131/13 Building Permit Application:

Boylak – that we approve the following building permit application as per the approval of the Building Inspector:

#1/13 Bryan and Janice Belak – Construct Service Shop – $707 Avenue B West – $1,900

CARRIED

Councillor Boylak declares pecuniary interest and leaves Council Chambers (7:06 PM).

#132/13 Vouchers:

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

General Vouchers #113 to #150 = $81,450.96
Payroll Vouchers #56 to #73 = $17,520.11
CARRIED

Councillor Boylak returns to Council Chambers (7:07 PM).

#133/13 Bylaw #23/13:

Swinburnson – that Bylaw #23/13, a Bylaw to amend the Traffic Bylaw #19/07, be introduced and read for the first time.

CARRIED

#134/13 Bylaw #23/13:

Jordan – that Bylaw #23/13 be read for a second time.

CARRIED

#135/13 Bylaw #23/13:

Prystai – that we proceed with the third reading of Bylaw #23/13.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

#136/13 Bylaw #23/13:

Boylak – that Bylaw #23/13 be read for a third time, adopted and attached hereto.

CARRIED

#137/13 Reports:

Kucey – that we receive the following Council Reports:

a) Complaints/Comments Report to March 7, 2013
b) Financial Statements Updated to December 31, 2012
c) Financial Statements to January 31, 2013
CARRIED

#138/13 Youth Representative Report:

Jordan – that we receive Youth Representative Jenna Townsend’s report as presented.

CARRIED

#139/13 Government Services Building:

Prystai – that we send a letter to the Caretaker of the Government Services building concerning the cleaning issues brought up by the tenant.
CARRIED

#140/13 Minimum Tax:

Swinburnson – that we remove the minimum tax on the undeveloped land owned by Bridge Road Developments until further development occurs.

CARRIED

#141/13 Remove Tax Liens:

Kucey – that we remove the tax lien on Roll #505110300 as the arrears have been paid, and remove the tax lien on Roll #505053450 as the taxes have been paid in full.

CARRIED

#142/13 Tax Enforcement:

Prystai – that we proceed for title by issuing the six month notice on Roll #505028450 and Roll #505052700 as per The Tax Enforcement Act.

CARRIED

#143/13 Local Improvement Bylaw:

Czarnecki – that, in regards to Local Improvement #1-12 and #2/12 (2012 portion) located on 4th Street East, we instruct the Chief Administrative Officer to create a Special Assessment Bylaw which shall assess on each benefited lot liable the amount in total or each year with which it is chargeable as a special assessment with respect to the owners’ share of the cost of each local improvement and stating that the amount may be payable in either a lump sum, in annual installments, or by other means decided.

CARRIED

#144/13 Chorneyko’s Report:

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

CARRIED

#145/13 Bylaw Infractions:

Boylak – that we refer the list of Bylaw infractions documented by Public Works staff to the Public Works committee.
CARRIED

#146/13 Karakochuk’s Report:

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

CARRIED

#147/13 Morrow’s Report:

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

CARRIED

#148/13 Swimming Pool Certification:

Prystai – that we pay to have Assistant Water Safety Instructor (AWSI) and Water Safety Instructor (WSI) instructors certify our pool staff and, if possible, that we charge $150 for any out of town persons who may attend.
CARRIED

#149/13 Pool Schedules:

Jordan – that we approve the new pool schedules as follows:

Big Pool: Monday to Friday – 10 AM to 9 PM
Weekends – Noon to 9 PM

Paddling Pool: Noon to 7 PM
CARRIED

#150/13 Tourism Advertising:

Swinburnson – that we authorize placing an advertisement in the Scenic Saskatchewan Tourism Guide at a cost of $533.
CARRIED

#151/13 Stefanovic’s Report:

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

CARRIED

#152/13 Sewer Back Up Letter:

Boylak – that we refer Greg Kostyk’s letter concerning recent sewer backups to our insurance agent.
CARRIED

#153/13 Assess Town Buildings:

Boylak – that we initiate negotiations with Suncorp Valuations Inc to assess the Town’s buildings.
CARRIED

#154/13 SUMAssure:

Boylak – that we refer the SUMAssure proposal to the General Government Committee.

CARRIED

#155/13 Farmland Rental Agreement:

Swinburnson – that we agree to rent farmland to Melsted Farms Ltd. at a rate of $30/acre for three years.
CARRIED

#156/13 Fire Association Levy:

Prystai – that we approve the Wynyard & District Fire Association levy for 2013 in the amount of $34,555.
CARRIED

#157/13 Receive Correspondence:

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

CARRIED

#158/13 Communities in Bloom:

Boylak – that we enter the Communities in Bloom program at a cost of $200.

CARRIED

#159/13 Council Remuneration:

Czarnecki – that we authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to give public notice that council remuneration will be discussed at the next meeting.

CARRIED

#160/13 Purchase Printer:

Babey – that we purchase a printer for the Mayor’s office at a cost of approximately $300.
CARRIED

#161/13 Mayor’s Report:

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

CARRIED

#162/13 Traffic Bylaw Violations:

Boylak – that we send letters to the residents of 206 – 4th Street East and 315 – 6th Street East about the Traffic Bylaw #19/07 which states no vehicle may be parked on the street at one place for more than 48 consecutive hours.
CARRIED

#163/13 Boylak’s Report:

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

CARRIED

#164/13 Kucey’s Report:

Swinburnson – that we receive the Water Works report as presented by Councillor Kucey.
CARRIED

#165/13 Babey’s Report:

Kucey – that we receive the Environment & Health report as presented by Councillor Babey.
CARRIED

#166/13 Prystai’s Report:

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

CARRIED

#167/13 Jordan’s Report:

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

#168/13 Fixed Assessment of Farmland Agreement:

Swinburnson– that we instruct the Chief Administrative Officer to create a bylaw to enter into a Fixed Assessment of Farmland Agreement with Prairieview Poultry Farms and Rolling Prairie Farm.
CARRIED

#169/13 Swinburnson’s Report:

Prystai – that we receive the General Government report presented by Councillor Swinburnson.
CARRIED

#170/13 Bylaw #24/13:

Swinburnson – that Bylaw #24/13, a Bylaw to enter into a Fixed Assessment of Farmland Agreement, be introduced and read for the first time.

CARRIED

#171/13 Bylaw #24/13:

Prystai – that Bylaw #24/13 be read for a second time.

CARRIED

#172/13 Bylaw #24/13:

Kucey – that we proceed with the third reading of Bylaw #24/13.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

#173/13 Bylaw #24/13:

Boylak – that Bylaw #24/13 be read for a third time, adopted and attached hereto.

CARRIED

#174/13 Adjourn:

Kucey – that we adjourn the meeting (9:24 PM).
CARRIED