Kneehill County Minutes - October 27, 2015 Meeting

MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 27, 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 No. 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; Manager Agricultural Services and Parks - Bowen Clausen; Recording Secretary - Carolyn Van der Kuil.
Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 9:14 a.m.
Present when the meeting convened was Dharmesh Vyas, Planning and Development Officer.
Additions to the Agenda - Dirt Trail Task Force, Senior Abuse Coordinated Community Response Grant, Drumheller & District Solid Waste Association - Verbal Report from Councillor Wittstock.
Councillor Wittstock moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Councillor Hoppins moved approval of the October 13th,, 2015 Council Meeting minutes as presented. CARRIED
2015 CAT 160M Grader, Lincoln Auto-Lube System
Councillor Wittstock moved that Council approve an additional $14,768 to the capital equipment budget for the purchase of the 160M Grader and attachments. CARRIED
Councillor Calhoun moved to approve additional funds in the amount of $50,000 from Bridge Reserves for the completion of Bridge File 7363. CARRIED
Rezoning from Agriculture to Light Industrial SE 30-29-23 W4
Councillor Calhoun moved that First Reading of Bylaw 1698 to amend the Land-Use Bylaw by redesignating the relevant 4.28 acres of SE 30-29-23 W4 from Agricultural (A) to Light Industrial (LI). CARRIED
Councillor Holsworth moved that, as per Section 606 of the Municipal Government Act, a Public Hearing is to be held for Bylaw 1698 at 11.00 a.m. on December 10, 2015. CARRIED
Dharmesh Vyas left the meeting at 9:36 a.m.
Councillor Holsworth moved that Council delete Policy #16-14, Audit Committee. CARRIED
Councillor Wittstock moved that the Tax Seminar Report be received for information. CARRIED
Councillor Calhoun moved to approve the Capital/Project Expenditure Report as of October 1, 2015. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 9:50 a.m. to 10:01 a.m.
Jane Allan and Darcy Penner from the Acme Community Centre Society were present when the meeting reconvened.
Delegations - Acme Community Centre Society- Jane Allan- 10:00 a.m.
Jane Allan and Darcy Penner presented to Council the Acme Community Centre Society's Community Grant application, as their request was over $5,000.
Jane Allan and Darcy Penner left the meeting at 10:15 a.m.
Kneehill Area Wellness Centre Request for Funding
Councillor Calhoun moved to donate in the amount of $2500.00, to the Kneehill Area Wellness Centre as a one-time donation with funds to come out of the 2015 contingency fund. CARRIED
Councillor Holsworth moved that Council approve the Committee of the Whole Meeting for Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 to discuss the 2016 budget. CARRIED
Councillor Calhoun moved to authorize Bowen Clausen, Agricultural Fieldman, to attend the Three Hills Seed Cleaning Plant Annual General Meeting on behalf of Kneehill County. CARRIED
Councillor Holsworth moved that Council authorize the attendance to Council to participate in the Kneehill Regional Partnership Meeting being held at the Acme Community Centre on November 9th, 2015 and authorize attendance to the following Administrative Staff Members: Al Hoggan, CAO; Laurie Watt, Director of Municipal Services; Debra Grosfield, Communications Officer; Patrick Earl, Economic Development Officer. CARRIED
Tony Chelick, Operations Manager for Alberta Transportation from the Hanna Office entered the meeting at 10:30 a.m.
Alberta Transportation - Tony Chelick - 10:30 a.m.
Tony Chelick provided Council an update on the Highway 27 slide, Highway 21 slide, and the reduction in the summer maintenance budget. Mr. Chelick assured Council that there are no reductions to the winter maintenance program funding.
The meeting recessed from 11:07 a.m. to 11:16 a.m.
Tony Chelick, Brad Buchert and Bowen Clausen were not present when the meeting reconvened.
Councillor Hoppins moved that Council grant the Trochu and District Hall Society a one year extension from this date to complete their Community Grant to Non-Profit Organizations project. CARRIED
2015 Kneehill Regional FCSS Budget and Allocations
Councillor Calhoun moved that, Council approve the Kneehill Regional Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) 2016 Budget and Allocations. CARRIED
Round Two Community Grants to Non-Profit Organizations
Councillor Holsworth moved that Council approve the October 2015 Community Grants to Non-Profit Organizations funding to the following organizations: Three Hills Arts Academy $2,019.00; Seniors Outreach Program Society in Three Hills $700.00; Acme Community Centre Society $15,300.00; Trochu Golf and Country Club $5,000.00; Trochu Valley Historical Society $5,000.00; Three Hills Figure Skating Club $2,960.00; St. Hilda's Arthurvale Church $4,000.00. CARRIED
Councillor Wittstock moved to delete the October 31, 2015 expiry deadline from the Dirt Trail Task Force Terms of Reference and revisit this committee's composition at the 2016 Organizational Meeting. CARRIED
Councillor Holsworth moved to direct administration to create a letter of commitment to be submitted with the Three Hills Seniors Outreach Program Society grant application for the Taking Action Against Elder Abuse Coordinated Community Response Grant Program. CARRIED
SE 30-29-23 W4 - Rezoning from Agriculture to Light Industrial SE 30-29-23 W4
Councillor Holsworth moved to amend motion # 442/15 to read: As per Section 606 of the Municipal Government Act, a Public Hearing is to be held for Bylaw 1698 at 11.00 a.m. on December 15, 2015. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 12:01 p.m. to 1:52 p.m.
Debra Grosfield and Mike Morton were not present when the meeting reconvened.
Council & Committee
Reports
Waste Reduction Conference - Councillor Calhoun provided an update on the conference she attended in October 2015.
Drumheller and District Solid Waste Management Association - Approved minutes were provided from the August 20, 2015 meeting. Councillor Wittstock also provided a verbal report on the meeting he attended on October 15, 2015.
Kneehill Housing Corporation – Unapproved minutes were provided from October 14, 2015.
Councillor Hoppins moved that Council receive the Council and Committee reports as presented. CARRIED
Councillor Holsworth moved that Council receive the October 27, 2015 Council Follow-Up Action List as presented for information. CARRIED
Councillor Calhoun moved that Council go into In-Camera to discuss Legal matters at 2:36 a.m. CARRIED
Councillor Holsworth moved that Council go out of In-Camera at 2:51p.m. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 2:51 p.m.