Kneehill County Council Minutes - August 26, 2014

MINUTES OF THE AUGUST 26, 2014 REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF KNEEHILL COUNTY AT THE KNEEHILL COUNTY OFFICE, 232 MAIN STREET, THREE HILLS, ALBERTA.
PRESENT: Bob Long, Reeve; Div. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Deputy Reeve; Councillors: Div. 1- Brian Holsworth, Div. 2 - Carol Calhoun, Div. 4 - Glen Keiver, Div. 6 - Ken Hoppins, Div. 7 - Bobby Painter, Councillor.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: CAO Al Hoggan; Assistant CAO Laurie Watt; Recording Secretary Carolyn Van der Kuil; Director of Operations Pete McRae; Director of Finance Mike Morton; Communications Officer Debra Grosfield.
Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 8:33 a.m.
Additions to the Agenda - Dangerous & Unsightly Properties in Hamlets;; AUMA Conference; Kneehill Ambulance; Kneehill Regional Doctor Recruitment and Retention Update.
Clr. Wittstock moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved approval of the August 5, 2014 Council Meeting minutes as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council approves the request by Administration to cancel the outstanding tax arrears and penalties on Roll 40001040000 & Roll 40001220000. CARRIED
Debi Moon, reporter for the Capital, entered the meeting at 8:43 a.m.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive the May and June 2014 Bank Reconciliation Reports as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Jessica Woolley be awarded the 2014 Academic Achievement Scholarship and Teanna Moar be awarded the 2014 Community and Leadership Scholarship in the amount of $1500 each. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 8:57 a.m. to 9:13 a.m.
Clr. Holsworth moved as recommend by the ASB for approval of the ASB Policy 1-29-3 Agricultural Pests - Clubroot Control policy be amended as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Policy #15-5, Kneehill County Scholarship Program, be amended as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council authorize the attendance of Reeve Long to attend the 2014 Three Hills Community Discovery Night. CARRIED
Bylaw #1676- Road Closure
Clr. Calhoun moved to table this agenda item until later in the meeting. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council approve in applying for the Alberta Community Partnership Grant for Regional Fire Training and Wimborne Fire Tower Replacement in the amount of $350,000. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved to direct administration to make contact with landowner in the Hamlet of Swalwell to clean up property. CARRIED
Matt and Tara Sawyer entered the meeting at 9:31 a.m.
Matt and Tara Sawyer were congratulated by Council on receiving the 2014 Bank of Montreal Farm Family Award and were presented with a plaque in recognition of this honour.
Matt and Tara Sawyer left the meeting at 9:45 a.m.
Clr. Calhoun moved to approve the attendance of Reeve Long to attend the AUMA Conference in Edmonton on September 24 to September 26, 2014. CARRIED
Council and Committee Reports
Kneehill Housing - Unapproved minutes were provided from the May 14, 2014 meeting.
CAAMDC Director Meeting- A written report was submitted by Clr. Wittstock on the meeting he attended on August 15, 2014.
The meeting recessed from 9:52 a.m. to 10:01 a.m.
Pat Carney- Rock Hill Road Closure - 10:00 a.m.
Mr. Carney spoke to Council on how he was disappointed with Councilís decision to begin the process of closing a portion of Range Road 21-3 also known as Rock Hill Road and provided details on why the road should stay open.
Sean Carney- Rock Hill Road Closure - 10:15 a.m.
Sean Carney spoke to Council on how he was also disappointed with Council's decision to begin the process of closing a portion of Range Road 21-3 also known as Rock Hill Road and provided details on why the road should stay open.
Pat Carney left the meeting at 10:43 a.m.
Bylaw #1676 - Road Closure.
Clr. Calhoun moved to remove this agenda item from the table. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that first reading of Bylaw #1676, this being a Bylaw for the purpose of closing to public travel and creating title to portions of a public road lying between the South West Quarter of Section 10, Township 31, Range 21, West 4th Meridian (SW 10-31-21-W4) GPS Coordinates (N-51∞ 37.747, W-112∞ 38.360) and North West Quarter of Section 4, Township 31, Range 21, West 4th Meridian (NW 4-31-21-W4) GPS Coordinates (N-51∞ 38.360, W-112∞ 54.368). NOT CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun directed administration to provide Council an Engineering Report on the status of the Rock Hill Road with funds to come from Contingency. CARRIED
Debi Moon and Sean Carney left the meeting at 10:50 a.m.
Council and Committee Reports Cont'd
Kneehill Ambulance - Clr. Calhoun gave a verbal report on the society's dissolution meeting held on August 19, 2014. There is about $891,070 to be split on a per-capita basis with the regional partners with Kneehill County receiving around $433,552. The donation account will be split amongst 7 fire departments that include the 6 Regional Fire Departments and the Beiseker Fire Department.
Kneehill Regional Doctor Recruitment and Retention Update - Verbal report was given by Reeve Long. He reminded Council on the upcoming Doctor R &R BBQ being held on September 6. The recruitment committee facilitated a meeting with a recent medical school graduate last week and showed her around the area. On September 12 the committee will meet with Red Deer students to promote this area either to come here as locums or to consider this area to practice medicine.
AQUA 7 - Verbal report was given by Clr. Wittstock on the meeting he attended. John McKiernan, Kneehill Countyís Environment Supervisor, provided the group with a power point presentation for new members that was received positively.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive the Council and Committee reports as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the August 26, 2014 Council Follow-Up Action List as presented for information. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council go into In-Camera at 11:05 a.m. CARRIED
Clr. Keiver moved that Council go out of In-Camera at 11:44 am. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m.