Kneehill County Council Minutes - October 14

MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 14, 2010 REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF KNEEHILL COUNTY AT THE KNEEHILL COUNTY OFFICE, 232 MAIN STREET, THREE HILLS, ALBERTA.
PRESENT: Div. 2 - Carol Calhoun, Reeve; Div. 5 - Bob Long, Deputy Reeve; Councillors: Div. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Div. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Div. 4 - Glen Keiver, Div. 7 - Bobby Painter. ABSENT: Councillor Div. 6 - Ken Hoppins.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: CAO Kevin Miner; Assistant CAO Laurie Watt; Recording Secretary Barbara Long.
Reeve Calhoun called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
The following amendments were made to the agenda: Deletions: Torrington Water Rate. Additions: Ratepayer Request Letter; Central Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties (CAAMDC); Kneehill Housing Commission (KHC); Canadian Badlands Ltd.; Doctor Recruitment & Retention Task Force; Red Deer River Municipal Users Group (RDRMUG).
Clr. Holsworth moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved approval of the September 28, 2010 Regular Council Meeting Minutes as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the September 2010 Bank Reconciliation as presented. CARRIED
Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties (AAMDC) Fall Convention Appointments -
Clr. Long moved that Council direct Administration to make the necessary arrangements to meet with the Minister of Health & Wellness, the Honourable Gene Zwozdesky, and MLA Richard Marz, during the AAMDC Fall Convention. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council accept the Kneehill Regional Emergency Management Plan (KREMP) as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved that Council approve Kneehill County assuming storage of the Kneehill Ambulance Service (KAS) files and administrative support for the business closure following its transition to Alberta Health Services. CARRIED
Pete McRae, Director of Operations and Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant, entered the meeting at 8:57 a.m.
Pete McRae, Director of Operations presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates.
Debi Moon, reporter for The Capital entered the meeting at 8:59 a.m.
The following additional items were discussed: Sunnyslope Water Service Area - Administration was directed to draft a map of the Sunnyslope Water Service Area to include those areas located adjacent to existing water service areas, but not presently located within a water service area, for the next Council meeting. Also a letter to be drafted for approval by Council prior to being sent to those residents affected by the revisions to the water service area.
Clr. Holsworth moved an Open House for the Sunnyslope Water Service Area be scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 29, 2010 at the Sunnyslope Community Hall. CARRIED
Horseshoe Canyon Parking Lot - Council to discuss a possible photo and news article on the change of ownership of the Horseshoe Canyon Recreation Area to Kneehill County following the installation of the Canadian Badlands Sign.
Council Direction: Operations to contact Alberta Transportation to have speed limit signs posted on the Swalwell road and to inquire about the removal of the guard rail located at the curves on Secondary Highway 575 when entering Kneehill County from Nacmine.
Clr. Long moved that Council receive the Operations Report as presented. CARRIED
Ratepayer Request re: Road Allowance on NE 12-30-23-W4
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council direct Administration to respond to the ratepayer request advising of Councilís decision to maintain ownership of the road allowance as per County policy. CARRIED
Pete McRae and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at 9:40 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 9:40 a.m. until 9:50 a.m.
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the Correspondence report as presented. CARRIED
Debi Moon left the meeting at 9:57 a.m.
Jerry Brett, Senior Planning and Development Officer, entered the meeting 9:58 am.
Clr. Long moved the meeting recess to hear the public hearing scheduled for 10:00 a.m. CARRIED
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Clr. Painter moved the meeting back in session.CARRIED
Time: 10:05 a.m.
Clr. Long moved second reading of Bylaw 1615, this being a bylaw to establish a Joint Intermunicipal Planning Commission between Kneehill County and the Town of Three Hills. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved third reading of Bylaw 1615. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved the meeting recess to hear the public hearingscheduled for 10:15 a.m. CARRIED
Time: 10:13 a.m.
Clr. Wittstock moved the meeting back in session.CARRIED
Time: 10:18 a.m.
Clr. Painter moved second reading of Bylaw 1616, this being a bylaw to establish a Joint Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board between Kneehill County and the Town of Three Hills. CARRIED
Clr. Keiver moved third reading of Bylaw 1616. CARRIED
Jerry Brett left the meeting at 10:18 a.m.
Council and Committee Reports
CAAMDC Zone Meeting - Reeve Calhoun reviewed with Council her written report on the Central Zone meeting held on October 8, 2010 in Castor.
Kneehill Housing Commission (KHC) - Reeve Calhoun presented a written report on the KHC Executive and Board meeting held on September 30, 2010, noting the overall Housing requisition will increase from $10,000 to $15,000 in 2011.
Canadian Badlands Ltd - Clr. Long presented a written report updating Council on the following awards:
* Canadian Badlands has been selected to receive the Ministers Award of Excellence to be presented at the AAMDC and AUMA Fall Conventions.
* The National Awards for Tourism Excellence has named Canadian Badlands Ltd. a finalist in the Deloitte and Touche Innovator of the Year Award, to be awarded at a gala in Gatineau, Quebec on November 2nd.
Clr. Wittstock moved that Clr. Long be authorized to attend the National Awards for Tourism Excellence as a representative of Canadian Badlands Ltd. CARRIED
Kneehill Region Doctor Recruitment & Retention Task Force - Clr. Long provided a verbal update on the status of the recruitment of physicians to the Kneehill area.
Red Deer River Municipal Users Group (RDRMUG) - Clr. Wittstock verbally provided more detailed information on his September 14th written report on the September 16th meeting he had attended. This meeting featured a presentation by Dr. Hamid Habibi, professor from the University of Calgary, on synthetic and natural estrogens found in the Red Deer River along with Oldman River. Following this presentation a motion was made to form a committee to investigate the possibility of completing a comprehensive study on the Red Deer River in regards to these contaminates.
Clr. Long moved that Council receive the Council and Committee Reports. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Business Summary reports. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 10:50 a.m.