Town of Wynyard

Town Council Minutes – OCTOBER 6, 2020

December 17, 2020

Call to Order:


Mayor Boylak called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.


#474/20 Minutes:


Jordan – that we adopt the minutes of the previous regular meeting of September 15,

2020 as circulated.



#475/20 Business Licence Applications:


            Kucey – that we approve the following Business Licence Applications:


#60/20 – Shirley Sonar – To Go Orders – $65



Mayor Boylak and Councillor Kostyk declare a conflict of interest due to a financial interest and leave Council Chambers at 7:01 p.m.  Deputy Mayor Karakochuk assumes the Chair.


#476/20 Vouchers:


Swinburnson – that we approve the following vouchers for payment as recommended by the                                                 General Government Committee of Councillors Jordan and Prystai and attached hereto:


#7196 & #7210                                     = $      1,166.18




Mayor Boylak and Councillor Kostyk return to Council Chambers at 7:02 p.m.  Mayor Boylak resumes the Chair.


#477/20 Vouchers:


Kostyk – that we approve the following vouchers for payment as recommended by the General Government Committee of Mayor Boylak and Councillors Jordan, Kostyk and Prystai and attached hereto:



General Vouchers:

#7154-7159, 7192 (Manual)                             = $ 15,935.42

#7160 – replacement Chq. Cosmopolitan         = $      558.67

#7193-7195, #7197-7209, #7211-7247             = $267,362.26


Payroll Vouchers:

#7161-#7191                                                    = $    31,238.75





Delegation: Shay Arngrimson – Dog Park Proposal – 7:03 p.m to 7:21 p.m.


#478/20 Dog Park Proposal:


Kostyk – that we receive the Dog Park Proposal Report as presented by Shay Arngrimson.



Delegation: Dana Stefanson – Art Nest – 7:21 p.m. to 7:32 p.m.


#479/20 Art Nest Report:


Jordan – that we receive the Art Nest Report as presented by Dana Stefanson.




Delegation: Wayne Eeklema – Dog Park Opposition – 7:32 p.m. to 7:33 p.m.


$480/20 Dog Park Proposal Opposition:


Jordan – that we receive the report of people opposed to the proposed location as indicated in the Dog Park Proposal, as presented by Wayne Eeklema.



#481/20 “In-Camera”:


Karakochuk – that we halt the meeting and go “in-camera” (7:34 p.m.).



Mayor Boylak calls the meeting back to order (7:56 p.m.).


#482/20 Munisoft Municipal Software:


Swinburnson – that we authorize the CAO to purchase Munisoft Municipal Software as per budget.



#483/20 Tax Enforcement:


Kucey– that, as all taxes are paid, we remove the tax lien from Roll #505017700.




#484/20 Local Improvement Special Assessment Bylaw:


Kucey – that we instruct the CAO to create a Special Assessment Bylaw for the following Local Improvement:


Description of Work     Proposed

Number     or Service                     Location          From                  To


1-19          Replace 23.77            Avenue B East   Lot 16, Block 5,     Part of Lot 19,

metres of sidewalk                                Plan Q7104          Block 5, Plan Q7104




#485/20 Town Office Closure:


Jordan – that we authorize closing the Town Office at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020 for bereavement reasons.


# 486/20 CAO Chorneyko’s Report:


Kucey – that we receive CAO Chorneyko’s Report as presented.



#487/20 Lagoon Discharge Bylaw #7/20:


Kucey – that Bylaw #7/20, a bylaw to set a fee for discharging effluent into the Town’s Lagoon, be read for the third time, adopted and attached hereto.



#488/20 Bylaw #8/20:


Prystai – that Bylaw #8/20, a Bylaw to Authorize Special Assessment to Undertake Construction of new sidewalk as a Local Improvement (#1-19), be introduced and read for the first time.


#489/20 Bylaw #8/20:


            Swinburnson – that Bylaw #8/20 be read for a second time.



#490/20 Bylaw #8/20:


            Kostyk – that we proceed with the third reading of Bylaw #8/20.




#491/20 Bylaw #8/20:


Karakochuk – that Bylaw #8/20 be read a third time, adopted and attached hereto.



#492/20 Complaints/Comments:


Kucey – that we receive the Complaints/Comments list as attached hereto.



#493/20 RCMP Report:


Kostyk – that we receive the September 2020 RCMP Report as submitted by Sergeant Wlasichuk.



#494/20 Dredge Drainage Channel:


Kucey – that we hire Ungar Construction to dredge the drainage channel along the Sportsgrounds at a cost of approximately $1,500 plus applicable taxes.



#495/20 2009 Dodge Truck:


Kucey – that we place the Town’s 2009 Dodge Truck for sale.




#496/20 Town Superintendent’s Report:


            Kucey – that we receive Town Superintendent Reid’s report as presented.



#497/20 Government Services Building:


Boylak – that we authorize placing the Government Services Building, located at 606 Greer Street, up for sale or lease.



#498/20 Community Grant Program:


Jordan – that we approve the distribution of Community Grant Program funds to the various groups as per the list attached hereto.



#499/20 Art Nest Program – CIF:


Jordan – that we agree to administer the Community Initiative Fund grant for the operation of the Art Nest Program.



#500/20 Curling Rink Carpets:


Jordan – that we hire EC Carpet Cleaning to clean the carpets at the Curling Rink at a cost of approximately $1,000.




Councillor Swinburnson declares a conflict of interest, due to a related party discussion, and leaves the Council Chambers at 8:57 p.m.



#501/20 Curling Rink Caretaker:


Prystai – that we advertise to fill the position of Curling Rink Caretaker for the 2020/21 season.



Councillor Swinburnson returns to Council Chambers at 8:59 p.m.


#502/20 Anderson’s Report:


Jordan – that we receive Director of Leisure Services Anderson’s Report as presented.



#503/20 Bylaw Enforcement Officer Report:


Karakochuk– that we receive the Bylaw Enforcement Officer Report as submitted by email.



#504/20 Correspondence:


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




#505/20 Mayor Boylak’s Report:


Karakochuk – that we receive Mayor Boylak’s report as presented.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CARRIED


#506/20 Councillor Prystai’s Report:


Karakochuk – that we receive Councillor Prystai’s report as presented.




#507/20 Halloween Information:


Jordan – that we authorize distributing Safe Halloween posters and tip sheets.




#508/20 Councillor Jordan’s Report:


Kostyk – that we receive Councillor Jordan’s report as presented.




#509/20 Tree & Branch Disposal:


Karakochuk – that we waive the landfill fee, for the month of October, for tree and branch disposal.



#510/20 Councillor Karakochuk’s Report:


Jordan– that we receive Councillor Karakochuk’s report as presented.




#511/20 Adjourn:


Kucey– that we adjourn the meeting. (9:32 p.m.)














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