Kneehill County Council Minutes - January 14, 2014

MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 14, 2014 REGULAR MEETING
OF THE COUNCIL OF KNEEHILL COUNTY AT THE KNEEHILL COUNTY OFFICE,
232 MAIN STREET, THREE HILLS, ALBERTA.

 

PRESENT:
Division No. 5 Bob Long, Reeve
Division No. 3 Jerry Wittstock, Deputy Reeve (Video Conf)
Division No. 1 Brian Holsworth, Councillor (Absent)
Division No. 2 Carol Calhoun, Councillor
Division No. 4 Glen Keiver, Councillor
Division No. 6 Ken Hoppins, Councillor
Division No. 7 Bobby Painter, Councillor (Absent)

ADMINISTRATION PRESENT:
CAO Al Hoggan
Assistant CAO Laurie Watt
Recording Secretary Carolyn Van der Kuil
Director of Operations Pete McRae
Director of Planning and
Protective Services Jerry Brett
Director of Finance Mike Morton

Reeve Long in the Chair

Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 8:33 a.m.

1.0 Agenda

1.1 Additions to the Agenda

None were forthcoming

1.2 Adoption of Agenda

Councillor Keiver moved approval of the agenda as presented.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

2.0 Minutes

2.1Public Hearing Minutes of Bylaw #1657

Councillor Calhoun moved approval of the December 4th, 2013 Public Hearing Minutes of Bylaw #1657 as presented.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

2.2 Special Council Meeting Minutes of December 4th, 2013

Councillor Hoppins moved approval of the December 4th, Special Council Meeting Minutes as presented.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

2.3 Regular Council Meeting Minutes of December 17th, 2013

Councillor Calhoun moved approval of the December 17th, 2013 Council Meeting minutes as amended.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

4.0 Operations

4.1 Operations Summary

Councillor Calhoun moved that Council receive the Operations Report as presented.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

Debi Moon, reporter for the Capital, entered the meeting at 8:46 a.m.

4.2 Contract Graders vs Kneehill Owned Graders

Councillor Hoppins moved to receive the Contract Grader versus Kneehill Owned Graders Report as information.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

Councillor Wittstock moved to confirm that one additional grader be purchased as part of the 2014 Capital Program.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

5.0 Finance

5.1 November 2013 Bank Reconciliation

Councillor Hoppins moved that Council receive the November 2013 Bank Reconciliation Report as presented.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

6.0 Planning and Protective Services

6.1 Bylaw 1657- Land Use Bylaw 1564 Amendment, Badlands Motorsports Resort from ìAî Agriculture to ìDC4î Direct Control

Councillor Hoppins moved third reading for Bylaw 1657 for the redesignation of the Land from ìAî to ìDC4î as amended by Schedule ìDî.

CARRIED

The meeting recessed from 9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.

8.0 New Business

8.1 CAO Report

Councillor Keiver moved that the CAO Report for December 2013 be received for information.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

8.2 Strategic Planning Dates

Councillor Hoppins moved that Council approves the Strategic Planning meeting for the dates of April 24th and 25th, 2014 and that Administration be directed to complete all necessary arrangements for this scheduled meeting.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

8.3 Annual Ratepayer Meeting Date

Councillor Calhoun moved that Council select the following date of April 16, 2014 for the Annual Ratepayer Meeting.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

8.4 Acme, Carbon, Dr. Elliott School Request

Councillor Calhoun moved that Council provides support to the Acme, Carbon and Dr. Elliott Schools in applying for financial grants and direct administration to create a letter of support.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

8.5 Agricultural Service Board Policies

Councillor Wittstock moved that Council approve amendments to:
Agricultural Pest Policies: Grasshopper Control, Nuisance Species, Coyote Predation, Clubroot Control
Soil Conservation Policies: Stubble Burning, Equipment Rental
Animal Health Policies: Livestock Health and Disease Control
Administrative Policies: Pesticide Container Collection, Haying County Road Allowances, Public Lands Mowing.
Delete existing Policy 1-6 dealing with staff license, certification fees and training as well as 1-18 dealing with shelterbelt trees.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

8.6 Spring 2014 AAMDC Convention- Ministerial Meetings

Councillor Calhoun moved that no Ministerial meetings are required at the Spring AAMDC Convention.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

10.0 Council and Committee Reports

10.1 AQUA7- Written report was submitted from Councillor Wittstock on the AQUA 7 Organizational and Regular Meeting that was held on December 18, 2013.

10.2 Drumheller Solid Waste Management Association- Written report was submitted from Councillor Calhoun on the Drumheller Solid Waste Management Association meeting that was held on December 19th, 2013.

Councillor Hoppins moved that Council receive the Council and Committee reports as presented.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

11.0 Correspondence Report

Councillor Keiver moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report as presented.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

Debi Moon left the meeting at 9:53 a.m.

12.0 Council Follow-up Action List

Councillor Calhoun moved Council receive the January 8th, 2014 Council Follow-Up Action List as presented for information.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

The meeting recessed from 9:56 a.m. to 10:11 a.m.

Councillor Wittstock left the meeting at 9:56 a.m.

14.0 In-Camera

Councillor Hoppins moved that Council go into In-camera at 10:11 a.m.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

Councillor Keiver moved that Council go out of In-camera at 11:04 a.m.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

15.0 Motions from In-Camera

Councillor Hoppins moved that Council decline the application submitted by the Carbon Outdoor Recreation Facility/Skate Park Committee for the 2013 Recreation and Leisure Capital Funding Grant.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

Councillor Keiver moved that Council direct Administration to investigate alternatives to the LAPP program.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

Councillor Calhoun moved that Council direct Administration to investigate purchasing Plan 1353LK; Block 17; Lots 8-11; (Area south of Kneehill Funeral Services and hedge) as future supplementary parking for staff and visitors.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

Councillor Hoppins moved that Council direct Administration to investigate an addition onto the Kneehill County Administration building with general estimates to be presented to Council for review.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 11:08 a.m.