Call to Order:
Mayor Czarnecki called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.
Babey – that we adopt the minutes of the previous meeting of February 21, 2013 as circulated.
#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
#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
Councillor Boylak declares pecuniary interest and leaves Council Chambers (7:06 PM).
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
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.
#134/13 Bylaw #23/13:
Jordan – that Bylaw #23/13 be read for a second time.
#135/13 Bylaw #23/13:
Prystai – that we proceed with the third reading of Bylaw #23/13.
#136/13 Bylaw #23/13:
Boylak – that Bylaw #23/13 be read for a third time, adopted and attached hereto.
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
#138/13 Youth Representative Report:
Jordan – that we receive Youth Representative Jenna Townsend’s report as presented.
#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.
#140/13 Minimum Tax:
Swinburnson – that we remove the minimum tax on the undeveloped land owned by Bridge Road Developments until further development occurs.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#144/13 Chorneyko’s Report:
Babey – that we receive Chief Administrative Officer Chorneyko’s report as presented.
#145/13 Bylaw Infractions:
Boylak – that we refer the list of Bylaw infractions documented by Public Works staff to the Public Works committee.
#146/13 Karakochuk’s Report:
Boylak – that we receive Town Superintendent Karakochuk’s report as presented.
#147/13 Morrow’s Report:
Kucey – that we receive Water Works Foreman Morrow’s report as presented.
#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.
#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
#150/13 Tourism Advertising:
Swinburnson – that we authorize placing an advertisement in the Scenic Saskatchewan Tourism Guide at a cost of $533.
#151/13 Stefanovic’s Report:
Jordan – that we receive Director of Leisure Services Stefanovic’s report as presented.
#152/13 Sewer Back Up Letter:
Boylak – that we refer Greg Kostyk’s letter concerning recent sewer backups to our insurance agent.
#153/13 Assess Town Buildings:
Boylak – that we initiate negotiations with Suncorp Valuations Inc to assess the Town’s buildings.
Boylak – that we refer the SUMAssure proposal to the General Government Committee.
#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.
#156/13 Fire Association Levy:
Prystai – that we approve the Wynyard & District Fire Association levy for 2013 in the amount of $34,555.
#157/13 Receive Correspondence:
Kucey – that we receive and file the correspondence as per the list attached hereto.
#158/13 Communities in Bloom:
Boylak – that we enter the Communities in Bloom program at a cost of $200.
#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.
#160/13 Purchase Printer:
Babey – that we purchase a printer for the Mayor’s office at a cost of approximately $300.
#161/13 Mayor’s Report:
Kucey – that we receive Mayor Czarnecki’s report as presented.
#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.
#163/13 Boylak’s Report:
Kucey – that we receive the Public Works report as presented by Councillor Boylak.
#164/13 Kucey’s Report:
Swinburnson – that we receive the Water Works report as presented by Councillor Kucey.
#165/13 Babey’s Report:
Kucey – that we receive the Environment & Health report as presented by Councillor Babey.
#166/13 Prystai’s Report:
Babey – that we receive the Protection report as presented by Councillor Prystai.
#167/13 Jordan’s Report:
Prystai – that we receive the Recreation & Culture report as presented by Councillor Jordan.
#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.
#169/13 Swinburnson’s Report:
Prystai – that we receive the General Government report presented by Councillor Swinburnson.
#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.
#171/13 Bylaw #24/13:
Prystai – that Bylaw #24/13 be read for a second time.
#172/13 Bylaw #24/13:
Kucey – that we proceed with the third reading of Bylaw #24/13.
#173/13 Bylaw #24/13:
Boylak – that Bylaw #24/13 be read for a third time, adopted and attached hereto.
Kucey – that we adjourn the meeting (9:24 PM).