Call to Order:
Mayor Czarnecki called the meeting to order at 7:02 PM.
Babey – that we adopt the minutes of the previous meeting of October 3, 2013 as circulated.
#613/13 Building Permit Applications:
Boylak – that we approve the following Building Permit Application as per the approval of the Building Inspector:
#36/13 WCHS – Construct Sports Building – 400 – Avenue D West – $397.43
#614/13 Business Licence Applications:
Swinburnson – that we approve the following Business Licence Applications:
#81/13 “Reflections by Richard” – Photography – $50
#82/13 Karrie Ann Prisiak/Sunset Gourmet – Trade Show – $250
Councillor Boylak declares pecuniary interest and leaves Council Chambers. (7:04 PM)
Babey – that the following vouchers be approved for payment as recommended by the General Government Committee of Mayor Czarnecki and Councillors Jordan, Swinburnson and Prystai:
General Vouchers #722 to #757 = $ 75,701.50
Visa Auto Withdraw = $ 889.64
Payroll Vouchers #491 to #510 = $ 19,755.96
Councillor Boylak returns to Council Chambers. (7:05 PM)
#616/13 Rapid Growth Community Report:
Swinburnson – that we approve the Rapid Growth Community Report as prepared by Chief Administrative Officer and submit it to Government Relations.
#617/13 Amend Dog & Cat Bylaw:
Prystai – that we instruct the Chief Administrative Officer to create a bylaw to amend the Dog & Cat Bylaw to better deal with dogs creating a disturbance.
#618/13 Bereavement Policy:
Boylak – that we refer the updating of the Bereavement Policy to the General Government committee.
#619/13 List of Land in Arrears:
Boylak – that we acknowledge receipt of the List of Land in Arrears as per Section 3(1) of The Tax Enforcement Act.
#620/13 Removal from List of Land in Arrears:
Swinburnson – that, as allowed by Section 3(3) of The Tax Enforcement Act, we remove from the List of Land in Arrears all properties in which the arrears are less than half the previous year’s tax levy.
#621/20 Tax Enforcement List:
Prystai – that we instruct the Chief Administrative Officer to prepare and advertise the Tax Enforcement List as per Section 4 of The Tax Enforcement Act.
#622/13 Chorneyko’s Report:
Kucey – that we receive Chief Administrative Officer Chorneyko’s report as presented.
Babey – that we receive the following Council Reports:
a) Complaints/Comments Report
b) Financial Statements to September 30, 2013
#624/13 Youth Representative Report:
Prystai – that we receive the Youth Representative Report as presented by Jenna Townsend.
#625/13 Base Work on Greer and Rotzien:
Boylak – that we rescind Motion #589/13 and we hire Catterall and Wright to oversee the tendering of the road base work on Greer Street and Rotzien Avenue.
#626/13 Karakochuk’s Report:
Jordan – that we receive Town Superintendent Karakochuk’s report as presented.
#627/13 Water Work Assistant Position:
Kucey – that we offer the Water Works Assistant Position to Derek Melsted at a rate of Utility III, Tier 10 plus $1.00/hour.
#628/13 Halloween Patrol:
Prystai – that we hire the Wynyard Fire Department to patrol on Halloween at a rate of $600.
#629/13 Morrow’s Report:
Swinburnson – that we receive Water Works Foreman Terry Morrow’s report as presented.
#630/13 Employee Start Date:
Babey – that we consider Ashley Eccles’ official start date as May 7, 2013.
#631/13 Stefanovic’s Report:
Jordan – that we receive Director of Leisure Services Stefanovic’s report as presented.
#632/13 Asset Management Program:
Boylak – that, as recommended by Mid Sask Municipal Alliance, we authorize hiring VEMAX to develop an Asset Management Plan at an estimated cost of $3,654.
#633/13 BHP Billiton Invitation:
Boylak – that we authorize the Mayor and two Councillors to attend the grand opening of the BHP Billiton Discovery Lodge and Regional Office on November 15, 2013.
#634/13 Rapid Growth Community Meeting:
Boylak – that we authorize the Chief Administrative Officer or a Council Member to attend the Rapid Growth Communities meeting in Humboldt on October 29, 2013.
#635/13 Receive Correspondence:
Czarnecki – that we receive and file the correspondence as per the list attached hereto.
#636/13 Mayor’s Report:
Babey – that we receive Mayor Czarnecki’s report as presented.
#637/13 Babey’s Report:
Prystai – that we receive the Environment & Health Report as presented by Councillor Babey.
#638/13 Boylak’s Report:
Kucey – that we receive the Transportation report as presented by Councillor Boylak.
#639/13 Tendering Policy:
Boylak – that we instruct the Chief Administrative Officer to update the Purchasing Policy to create thresholds for which tendering will be required.
#640/13 Swinburnson’s Report:
Swinburnson – that we receive the General Government Report as presented by Councillor Swinburnson.
Boylak – that we adjourn the meeting (9:25 PM).