Kneehill County Minutes - November 10, 2015 Meeting

MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 10, 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; Div. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Councillors: 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; Economic Development Officer - Patrick Earl; Environmental Services Manager - John McKiernan; Parks and Ag Services Manager - Bowen Clausen; Recording Secretary - Carolyn Van der Kuil.

Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m.

Additions: Committee of the Whole meeting after Regular Council Meeting; Budget 2016; November 24, 2015 Council Meeting Quorum; Councillor Painter; Legal; Labour.

Clr. Holsworth moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED

Clr. Calhoun moved approval of the October 27, 2015 Organizational Meeting minutes as amended. CARRIED

Clr. Wittstock moved approval of the October 27, 2015 Council Meeting minutes as presented. CARRIED

Clr. Holsworth moved that Council go into In-Camera to discuss Legal and Labour matters at 8:41 a.m. CARRIED

Clr. Holsworth moved that Council go out of In-Camera at 9:23 a.m. CARRIED

The meeting recessed from 9:23 a.m. to 9:33 a.m.

Water/Wastewater/Environment Policy Update for #14-12a and #14-12b, integrate both Policies into Policy #14-12- Water Riser Installation on Existing County Waterlines.

Clr. Holsworth moved that Council approve Policy 14-12 as amended and delete Policies 14-12a and 14-12b. CARRIED

Clr. Wittstock moved that Council approve Policy #14-15, Increased Water Volume as amended. CARRIED

Clr. Holsworth moved that Administration bring back Bylaw #1511 to a future Council meeting for review. CARRIED

Dr. Kathy Parker entered the meeting at 10:15 a.m.

Clr. Calhoun left the meeting at 10:18 a.m.

Dr. Kathy Parker, Animal Scavenging Issue - 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Kathy Parker requested information from the County on the auditing practices for dead animal disposal. Council informed Dr. Parker that this is guided by provincial legislation. Bowen Clausen, Kneehill County's Agricultural Services Manager was directed to assist Dr. Kathy Parker in contacting the appropriate provincial authorities.

The meeting recessed from 10:25 a.m. to 10:33 a.m.

Dr. Kathy Parker was not present when the meeting reconvened.

Kneehill County Fire Hall (Torrington)- Medical First Responder Program

Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approves Levels 1 and 2, as per Alberta Medical First Response Program as the appropriate levels of medical service provided by the Kneehill County Fire Department (Torrington) and directs Administration to implement Level 1 Standard First Aid, and Level 2 First Medical Responder, and to not proceed with Levels 3, 4, and 5. CARRIED

Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the August and September 2015 Bank Reconciliation Report as presented. CARRIED

Clr. Holsworth moved that Council delete Policy #11-3 Payment of Miscellaneous Accounts. CARRIED

Clr. Wittstock moved that Council approve the holding of a Committee of the Whole meeting on December 8, 2015 for the purposes of presentations and discussions on the Parks Plan and Solid Waste Management. CARRIED

Clr. Hoppins moved that Policy # 3-3, Board and Committee Appointments be received for information. CARRIED

Clr. Wittstock moved that Policy # 3-17, Procedural Bylaw be deleted. CARRIED

Clr. Painter moved that Council provide support to the Annual Alberta/Northwest Territory Royal Canadian Legion "Military Service Recognition Book" with the purchase of a business card size advertisement at a cost of $275.00. CARRIED

The meeting recessed from 11:07 a.m. to 11:18 a.m.

Clr. Calhoun was present when the meeting reconvened.

Clr. Painter apologized to Council for his past transgressions and hope as a Council they can all move forward.

Clr. Hoppins moved that Council accept Clr. Painter's apology. CARRIED

Clr. Wittstock moved to recess the Regular Council meeting to go into a Committee of the Whole meeting to discuss the 2016 Budget. CARRIED

Clr. Calhoun moved the Regular Council meeting back in session. CARRIED

Clr. Calhoun moved that Council directs Administration to make the amendments as per the Committee of the Whole discussion to the 2016 Draft Operating and Capital Budget and have Administration bring back to Council the amended 2016 Operating and Capital Draft Budget for Council's approval at the December 15, 2015 Council meeting. CARRIED

Clr. Painter moved to cancel the November 24th, 2015 Regular Council meeting. CARRIED

Council and Committee

Reports

Municipal Planning Commission - Approved minutes were provided from the September 24, 2015 meeting.

Clr. Keiver moved that Council receive the Council and Committee reports as presented. CARRIED

Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive the November 10th, 2015 Council Follow-Up Action List as presented for information. CARRIED

Motions from In-Camera

Clr. Holsworth moved that Council allocate $250,000 from the sale of the Kneehill County Administration Building (232 Main Street) to be transferred into a reserve account which is to be earmarked for the renovation of the old Three Hills Medical Clinic (779 2nd Street North) to house Kneehill Regional Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and the Seniors Outreach Society. CARRIED

The meeting adjourned at 2:48 p.m.