Kneehill County Council minutes - August 18, 2015 Meeting

MINUTES OF THE AUGUST 18, 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, Councillor (Absent), Div. 6 - 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; Sr. Manager of Transportation and Facilities - Brad Buchert; Recording Secretary - Carolyn Van der Kuil.
Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 8:31 a.m.
Additions to the Agenda: CAO Transportation; Rental Policy for Solar Waterer; Agricultural Service Board Discussion; Central Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties Director Meeting; Labour.
Clr. Wittstock moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved approval of the July 21, 2015 Council Meeting minutes as presented. CARRIED
Discussion was held on the Calcium Chloride Dust Control Application and when the top spray will be applied.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive the June 2015 Bank Reconciliation Report as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council re-allocate the 1.8 million dollar funding from the contract re-gravelling project to that of gravel purchase only, utilizing in-house resources for the required trucking. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council direct administration to cancel the tax arrears on roll 32263442760 in the amount of $333.71; revert the title back to the owner in order to facilitate the transfer and consolidation to Plan 5861GN, Block 2, Lot C; and that Kneehill County pay the costs associated with registration of the documents. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 8:43 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve the Council Retreat for the dates of November 4 and 5, 2015 and that Administration be directed to complete all necessary arrangements for this scheduled retreat. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council invite the Town of Three Hills Mayor and CAO to the Fall Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC) convention, with Kneehill County covering the cost of the hotel and registration for the Town of Three Hills Mayor and the conference registration for the Town of Three Hills CAO. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved to refer the solar waterer rental rate to the Agricultural Service Board. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved to direct administration to forward the AAMDC letter regarding the dangers of purchasing hay from different provinces onto the Agricultural Service Board and to the Communications Department. CARRIED
Council and Committee
Reports
• Municipal Planning Commission - Approved minutes were provided from the June 25, 2015 meeting.
• Kneehill Housing Corporation – Draft minutes were provided from the July 21, 2015 meeting.
• Drumheller and District Solid Waste Management Association- Draft minutes were provided from the June 18, 2015 Annual General Meeting.
• Central Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties Director Meeting -- Verbal report was provided by Reeve Long on the meeting he attended on August 14, 2015.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the Council and Committee reports as presented. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 9:20 a.m. to 9:28 a.m.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive the August 18, 2015 Council Follow-Up Action List as presented for information. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council go into In-Camera to discuss Legal and Labour matters at 9:31 a.m. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council go out of In-Camera at 10:43 a.m. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m.