Kneehill County Minutes - January 26, 2016 Meeting

MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 26, 2016 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, Councillor (Video Conf), Div. 4 - Glen Keiver, Div. 6 - Ken Hoppins, (absent)Div. 7 - Bobby Painter, Councillor (absent).

ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: Chief Administrative Officer - Al Hoggan; Director Municipal Services - Laurie Watt; Director Corporate Services - Mike Morton; Communications Officer - Debra Grosfield; Environmental Services Manager - John McKiernan; Economic Development Officer - Patrick Earl; Recording Secretary - Carolyn Van der Kuil.

Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 8:31 a.m.

Additions to the Agenda - Approval for Councillor Absence; Letter to Minister of Municipal Affairs.

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

Clr. Calhoun moved approval of the January 12, 2016 Council Meeting minutes as presented. CARRIED

Clr. Holsworth moved that Council approve the amendment to Policy #13-28, Snowplowing of County Road Allowances and Snowplowing/Grading of Private Driveways as presented. CARRIED

Clr. Wittstock moved that Council appoint Barb Hazelton as designated Development Officer for Kneehill County pursuant to Bylaw #1564. CARRIED

Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive the October, November and December 2015 Bank Reconciliation Report as presented. CARRIED

Clr. Holsworth moved that first reading be given to Bylaw #1700, that being the 2016 Master Rates Bylaw, establishing rates, fees, penalties and charges for various goods, licenses, permits and services. CARRIED

Clr. Wittstock moved that second reading be given to Bylaw #1700. CARRIED

Clr. Calhoun moved that consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw #1700. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

Clr. Holsworth moved that third reading be given to Bylaw #1700. CARRIED

The meeting recessed from 9:07 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.

Clr. Wittstock moved that Council approve Policy# 11-20, Purchasing and Procurement as presented and to change the Policy number to Financial Policy # 16-19. CARRIED

Clr. Holsworth moved to hold the 2016 Annual Ratepayer Meeting on Thursday April 21, 2016. CARRIED

Charity Vollmann, Junior Achievement East Central Region entered the meeting at 9:50 a.m.

Charity Vollmann, Regional Coordinator, East Central Region, provided Council with an overview of the Junior Achievement program.

The meeting recessed from 10:18 a.m. to 10:32 a.m.

Clr. Holsworth moved that Council authorize the attendance of Clr.s wishing to attend the Kneehill Area Community Discovery Nights 2016. CARRIED

Clr. Holsworth moved that Council accept the Tourism Investment Symposium overview for information. CARRIED

Clr. Calhoun moved that Council accept the Facebook/Social Media Usage report as presented for information. CARRIED

Clr. Wittstock moved that Council close the office at noon on Friday, July 8th, 2016 to host the Grand Opening of the new Administration Building and Medical Clinic. CARRIED

Clr. Holsworth moved that Council hereby authorize the absence of Clr. Hoppins for medical reasons, up to the end of March 2016 in accordance with Section 174(2)(a) of the Alberta Municipal Government Act. CARRIED

Clr. Keiver moved that Council direct administration to forward a letter to Minister of Municipal Affairs informing them of the letters of support we have received from our urban neighbors in regards to not changing the Linear Assessment Taxation Pooling Program. CARRIED

DELEGATIONS

Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve sponsorship in the amount of $3,000.00(three thousand dollars) per year for a period of 3 (three) years to the Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta program. CARRIED

Council and

Committee Reports

FCSS - Kneehill Regional Family and Community Support Services- Approved minutes were provided from the November 10, 2015 meeting.

DRUM SOLID WASTE - Drumheller Solid Waste- Written report was submitted by Clr. Calhoun on the meeting she attended on December 17, 2015.

COMM FUTURES - Community Futures Wildrose - Written report was submitted by Clr. Keiver on the meeting he attended on January 7, 2016.

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

Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive the January 26, 2016 Council Follow-Up Action List as presented for information. CARRIED

Clr. Holsworth moved that Council go into In-Camera to discuss Legal matters at 11:26 a.m. CARRIED

Clr. Calhoun left the meeting at 11:25 a.m.

Clr. Holsworth moved that Council go out of In-Camera at 12:10 p.m. CARRIED

Motions from In-Camera

Clr. Wittstock moved to direct administration to bring back the Procedure Bylaw to a future Council meeting with amendments to the "Attendance of Meetings Through Electronic or Other Communication Facilities" section. CARRIED

Clr. Keiver moved to accept the Hamlet Curbside Collection and Disposal of Waste Contract, provided by the Town of Trochu. CARRIED

The meeting adjourned at 12:12 p.m.

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Bob Long

Reeve

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Al Hoggan

CAO