Kneehill County Council Minutes - April 8, 2014

MINUTES OF THE APRIL 8, 2014 REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF KNEEHILL COUNTY AT THE KNEEHILL COUNTY OFFICE, 232 MAIN STREET, THREE HILLS, ALBERTA.
PRESENT: Div. 5 - Bob Long, Reeve; Div. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Deputy Reeve (Video Conf); Div. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Div. 2 - Carol Calhoun, Div. 4 - Glen Keiver, Division. 6 - Ken Hoppins, Div. 7 - Bobby Painter.
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 called the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m.
Additions to the Agenda: Kneehill Regional Grant Writer; BoomTown Trail; Rural Connections Conference; Southern Alberta Energy From Waste Association AGM;
Clr. Calhoun moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Councillor Holsworth moved approval of the March 25, 2014 Council Meeting minutes as presented. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Debi Moon, reporter for the Capital, entered the meeting at 8:46 a.m.
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Operations Report as presented. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Calhoun moved that, Policy #14-6, Equity-Reserve Account, be deleted. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Calhoun moved that, Policy #14-7, Sale of Metered Water, be accepted as proposed and presented. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve participation in the 2014 Toxic Round Up program in coordination with the Town of Three Hills on Saturday, May 24, 2014. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
The meeting recessed from 9:00 a.m. to 9:05 a.m.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the December 31, 2013 Financial Report as presented and transfer $700,000 to Building Reserve. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive the December 2013 Water Financial Summary Report for information. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Master Rates Bylaw #1669
Clr. Calhoun moved to table Agenda Item # 5.3 until later in the meeting, to be able to hear presentation scheduled for 10:00 a.m. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
The meeting recessed from 9:57 a.m. to 10:08 a.m.
Delegations - Three Hills East Water Line.
David Webb, Paul Van Doren and a group of residents living east of Three Hills presented to Council the high demand for safe drinkable potable water East of Three Hills.
Master Rates Bylaw #1669 Continued.
Clr. Calhoun moved to remove Agenda Item #5.3 from the table. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Holsworth moved that first reading be given to Bylaw 1669, that being the 2014 Master Rates Bylaw, establishing rates, fees, penalties and charges for various goods, licenses, permits and services, with amendments to Schedule "A" as discussed. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Painter moved second reading to Bylaw 1669. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Calhoun moved that consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw 1669. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Calhoun moved third reading to Bylaw 1669. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Planning and Protective Services - Fire Guardian Appointments.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Kneehill County Council Appoint the following Fire Guardians under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act for 2014:
* Art Creasser & Don Richards (Three Hills Fire Department).
* Tim Brown, Brian Fradgley, Bert Jackson, Mark Bartel (Acme Fire Department).
* Kerry Morgan, Jordan Reed, Sheila Kranzler, Jody Kranzler, Jeremy Kranzler, Marty Morgan, Mike Still (Carbon Fire Department).
* Jeremy Regehr, Shawn Klassen, Tristan Klassen, Justin Regehr, Kevin Klassen & Robin Boese (Linden Fire Department).
* Mike Bauer, Ed Look, Paul DeVos, Jeff Bauer & Derek Benedict (Torrington Fire Department).
.* Richard Hoppins, Lawrence Hogg, Alan Adam & Bill Wohl (Trochu Fire Department).
Kneehill County:
* Chief Elected Official, County Reeve, Chief Administrative Officer, CAO & all Kneehill County Councillors (by virtue of position),
* Jerry Brett (Director of Planning & Protective Services),
Will Scott (Manager of Protective Services),
Tara Lammle (Municipal Assistant, Planning & Protective Services)
Kneehill County Peace Officers: Jamie Erickson & Eric Christensen *(PO's do not issue permits). CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Holsworth moved that the CAO Report for March 2014 be received for information. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Council discussed Kneehill County Road Bans.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Kneehill County provide support to the Kneehill Regional Grant Writer for 2014. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Calhoun moved to authorize the attendance of Reeve Long to the Rural Connection Conference. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Councillor Calhoun moved to request a report from the Southern Alberta Energy From Waste Association annual general meeting from Town of Trochu Councillor Val Warnock. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
The meeting recessed from 11:50 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Debi Moon was not present when the meeting reconvened.
Councillor Calhoun moved to withdraw Kneehill County membership from the BoomTown Trail effective immediately and direct administration to create a letter, signed by administration on behalf of Council. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Council and Committee Reports
Drumheller Policing Committee - Written report submitted by Clr. Holsworth on the meeting he attended on March 27, 2014.
Kneehill Regional FCSS - Approved minutes were provided from the January 16, 2014 meeting.
Kneehill Regional Doctor Recruitment and Retention Committee- Approved minutes were provided from the January 22, 2014 meeting.
Canadian Badlands AGM - Written report submitted by Reeve Long on AGM meeting he attended in Lethbridge.
Community Action Committee - Written report submitted by Reeve Long on the meeting he attended in Trochu.
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the Council and Committee reports as presented. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report as presented.CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Painter moved that council receive the April 8th, 2014 Council Follow-Up Action List as presented for information. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Wittstock left the meeting at 1:47 p.m.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council go into In-Camera at 1:47 p.m. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council go out of In-Camera at 2:26 p.m. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Motions from In-Camera
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council direct Administration to formalize an offer on the lands in question subject to the conditions as discussed. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
The meeting adjourned at 2:32 p.m.