Kneehill County Council minutes - April 28, 2015 Meeting

MINUTES OF THE APRIL 28, 2015 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; Councillors: Div. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Div. 2 - Carol Calhoun, Div. 4 - Glen Keiver, Div. 6 - Ken Hoppins, Div. 7 - Bobby Painter.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: Chief Administrative Officer - Al Hoggan; Director Municipal Services - Laurie Watt; Director Corporate Services - Mike Morton; Communications Officer - Debra Grosfield; Recording Secretary - Carolyn Van der Kuil.
Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
No additions were made to the Agenda.
Clr. Holsworth moved approval of the agenda as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council go into In-Camera to discuss Labour matters at 8:30a.m. CARRIED
Laurie Watt, Mike Morton, Debra Grosfield and Carolyn Van der Kuil left the meeting at 8:30 a.m.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council go out of In-Camera at 9:35 a.m. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 9:35 a.m. to 9:43 a.m.
Daniel Luymes and Alan Litster from BDO Canada LLP, Mike Morton, Laurie Watt, Debra Grosfield and Carolyn Van der Kuil were present when the meeting reconvened.
Clr. Calhoun moved approval of the April 14, 2015 Council Meeting minutes as presented. CARRIED
Delegations - BDO Canada LLP- Audit Presentation.
Alan Litster and Daniel Luymes reviewed the Draft 2014 Audited Financial Statements.
Alan Litster and Daniel Luymes left the meeting at at 10:04 a.m.
Glenda Farnden, STARS representative, provided Council with a power point presentation on the STARS.
Glenda Farnden left the meeting at 10:27 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 10:27 a.m. to 10:36 a.m.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council accept the 2014 Audited Financial Statements as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council appoints BDO Canada LLP– Red Deer as auditors for the 2015-2017 audit year. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that first reading be given to Bylaw #1681, that being a Bylaw for the amendment of Bylaw 1588 and 1590, a Bylaw authorizing Council to impose a local improvement tax in respect of all lands that directly benefit from the Gamble Water Service Area Project. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that second reading be given to Bylaw #1681. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw #1681. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Wittstock moved that third reading be given to Bylaw #1681.CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that first reading be given to Bylaw #1686, that being a Bylaw for the amendment of Bylaw 1505, a Bylaw authorizing Council to impose a local improvement tax in respect of all lands that directly benefit from the Linden Water Service Area Project. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that second reading be given to Bylaw #1686. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw #1686. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Keiver moved that third reading be given to Bylaw #1686. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that first reading be given to Bylaw #1689, that being a Bylaw for the amendment of Bylaw 1643, a Bylaw authorizing Council to impose a local improvement tax in respect of all lands that directly benefit from the Sunnyslope Water Pressure Service Area Project. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that second reading be given to Bylaw #1689. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw #1689. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Calhoun moved that third reading be given to Bylaw #1689. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that first reading be given to Bylaw #1692, that being a Bylaw for the amendment of Bylaw 1601, a Bylaw authorizing Council to impose a local improvement tax in respect of all lands that directly benefit from the Grainger-Hesketh Water Service Area Project. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that second reading be given to Bylaw #1692. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw #1692. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Holsworth moved that third reading be given to Bylaw #1692. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that first reading be given to Bylaw #1682, that being a Bylaw for the amendment of Bylaw 1626, a Bylaw authorizing Council to impose a local improvement tax in respect of all lands that directly benefit from the Selkirk Water Service Area Project. CARRIED
Clr. Keiver moved that second reading be given to Bylaw #1682. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw #1682. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Hoppins moved that third reading be given to Bylaw #1682. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that first reading be given to Bylaw #1693, that being a Bylaw for the amendment of Bylaw 1620, a Bylaw authorizing Council to impose a local improvement tax in respect of all lands that directly benefit from the Kirkpatrick Water Service Area Project. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that second reading be given to Bylaw #1693. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw #1693. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Calhoun moved that third reading be given to Bylaw #1693. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that first reading be given to Bylaw #1687, that being a Bylaw for the amendment of Bylaw 1627, A Bylaw authorizing Council to impose a local improvement tax in respect of all lands that directly benefit from the Sunnyslope Gravity Water Service Area Project. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that second reading be given to Bylaw #1687. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw #1687. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Hoppins moved that third reading be given to Bylaw #1687. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved to direct administration to bring back to Council a 2015 Tax Rate Bylaw with the following recommendations:
• Increase Non-Res by 0.5 Mill. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council give third reading to Bylaw #1688, that being a Bylaw to establish rates, fees and charges for various goods, licenses, permits and services. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council adopt the Terms of Reference for the Dirt Trail Road Allowance Advisory Committee as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve 2015 Round One Community Grants to Non-Profit Organizations funding to the following organizations: Acme and District Golf Club $2400.00; Kneehill Lacrosse Assoc. $1164.20; Three Hills Neons Swim Club Society $3,730.00; Three Hills Early Childhood Society $2,000.00; Three Hills & District Chamber of Commerce $5,000.00; Wimborne Community Center $3,677.63; Three Hills Golf Club $5,000.00; Three Hills Health Care Center Auxiliary Society $859.58; Kneehill Historical Society $11,500.00. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council authorize the attendance of the Reeve to the Three Hills Graduation Banquet and Ceremony on Saturday, May 16th, 2015. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council provide funding to Seniors Outreach in the amount of $2600.00 from Policy # 15-7, Recreation, Community, Arts and Cultural Events Fund. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that the commencement time for the Committee of the Whole meetings be changed to 8:30 a.m. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council add an Economic Development Officer to the Organizational Chart and provide appropriate funding to the 2015 Operating Budget for this position. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council authorize the attendance of the Reeve or designate to the Seniors Information Fair being held on June 1st, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Three Hills Centennial Arena. CARRIED
DELEGATIONS
STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society)
Clr. Calhoun moved that Kneehill County Council approve an annual donation of $3,000 for a period of five years, commencing in 2016, to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society. CARRIED
Council and Committee Reports
Three Hills Municipal Airport Operating Committee- A written report was submitted by Clr. Keiver on the meeting he attended on March 31, 2015.
Municipal Planning Commission- Approved minutes were provided from the March 26, 2015 meeting.
Kneehill Regional Family and Community Support Services- Approved minutes were provided from the February 10, 2015 meeting.
Doctor Recruitment and Retention Committee- Un-approved minutes were provided from the April 15, 2015 meeting.
Alberta Senior Citizens Housing Association Conference- A written report was submitted by Clr. Hoppins on the conference he attended in Edmonton on April 15-17, 2015.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive the Council and Committee reports as presented. CARRIED
Correspondence Report
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council make a donation to the FCM Women in Municipal Government Fund in the amount of $100 (one hundred dollars). CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive the April 28, 2015 Council Follow-Up Action List as presented for information. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council hold a Special Council Meeting on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. for the purpose of discussing Labour. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 11:59 a.m.

 

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Bob Long
Reeve

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Al Hoggan
CAO