Kneehill County Council Minutes - November 23

MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 23, 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. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Div. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Div. 4 - Glen Keiver, Div. 7 - Bobby Painter.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: CAO Kevin Miner, Assistant CAO Laurie Watt, Recording Secretary Brandy Hay Evans.
ABSENT: Div. 6 -Ken Hoppins, Councillor.
Reeve Calhoun called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
The following amendments were made to the agenda: Additions: Sunnyslope Open House; Badlands Community Facility; Attendance Consent; Drumheller & District Solid Waste; Doctor Recruitment & Retention Committee; Elected Officials Municipal Governance Course; Kneehill Regional Family & Community Services; Marigold Library.
Clr. Wittstock moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Approval of the November 9, 2010 Meeting Minutes
Clr. Painter moved approval of the November 9, 2010 minutes. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the October 2010 Bank Reconciliation as presented. CARRIED
Business Arising from Previous Minutes
Kneehill County Newsletter
Clr. Long moved that Council approve the November 2010 County Ratepayer Newsletter as amended. CARRIED
Repeal of Black Henbane Bylaw - B1617.
Clr. Wittstock moved first reading of Bylaw 1617, that being a bylaw to repeal Bylaw 1585, the Black Henbane Bylaw. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved second reading of Bylaw 1617. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw 1617. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Painter moved third reading of Bylaw 1617. CARRIED
Reeve Calhoun moved that Council approve the closure of the Kneehill County operations (office and shop) from noon on Friday, December 24 re-opening on Monday, January 3, 2011. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 8:54 a.m. until 9:02 a.m.
Pete McRae, Director of Operations, was present when the meeting reconvened.
Pete McRae, Director of Operations presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates. The following items were also discussed:
* Selkirk WSA - Water will be flowing through distribution line today or tomorrow. Currently conducting pressure and leak tests. Level sensor to be installed in reservoir on November 24th.
* Kirkpatrick WSA - Some small issues with the pumps, the pump curve is not meeting the high end. Will use them to get the system up and running however, a written agreement is being obtained that they will be fixed up to the engineering standards.
Note: Kevin Miner directed to check with Starland County to arrange for a picture of the two Councils on December 14th at 3:00 p.m., following the Council meeting.
Debi Moon, reporter for The Capital, entered the meeting at 9:07 a.m.
* Road Tour - Council identified the projects they would like to see on the road tour.
Clr. Holsworth moved the Operations Summary Report as presented. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 9:55 a.m. until 10:03 a.m.
Clr. Holsworth and Kevin Miner left the meeting at 10:04 a.m. and returned at 10:06 a.m.
Waterline Connections with Two Dwellings in One Yard- Prior to Construction
Clr. Long moved that Council table this agenda item until further information was available. CARRIED
Water Model Application - Gamble WSA (Mark Andrew)
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council approve the connection recommendation as presented. CARRIED
Pete McRae left the meeting at 10:09 a.m.
Mike Morton, Director of Financial Services, entered the meeting at 10:10 a.m.
2011 Draft Operating Budget
Mike Morton reviewed the 2011 draft operating budget with Council.
Clr. Long and Clr. Painter left the meeting at 10:43 a.m. due to a perceived conflict of interest.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council direct Administration to adjust the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) to 1.2%, to reflect Alberta's October Cost of Living Allowance as per Policy #3-23. CARRIED
Clr. Painter and Clr. Long re-entered the meeting at 10:47 a.m.
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the draft 2011 Operating Budget as information. CARRIED
Mike Morton left the meeting at 10:48 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 10:48 a.m. until 10:55 a.m.
Jerry Brett, Senior Planning & Development Officer, and Gilbert Quashie-Sam, Planning & Development Officer, were present when the meeting reconvened.
Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP)
Jerry Brett presented the ICSP Key Findings Report update to Council recommending some minor amendments.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan Key Findings Report, as amended. CARRIED
Jerry Brett and Gilbert Quashie-Sam left the meeting at 11:11 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 11:11 a.m. until 11:17 a.m.
Horseshoe Canyon Business Signage Request
Clr. Long moved that Council direct himself to forward this request to the Canadian Badlands Ltd, and with Kneehill County administration following up with the Province to ensure the provincial tourism area signs are in place on Hwy 9. CARRIED
Assessment Classification Bylaw #1618
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council give first reading to Bylaw 1618, that being a bylaw to create new sub classes of Assessment, Class Residential, called "Residential General" and "Residential Recreational". CARRIED
Clr. Long moved second reading be given to Bylaw 1618. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw 1618. NOT CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Long moved Councillors who are present and past Board Members of the Kneehill Ambulance Society be authorized to attend the Kneehill Ambulance Service Farewell being held on November 27, 2010. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved Reeve Calhoun be authorized to attend the Opening Ceremonies of the Girls Senior High School Volleyball Provincials, hosted by the Three Hills Town School, to bring greetings on behalf of Kneehill County. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that Reeve Calhoun be authorized to attend the Town of Three Hills Christmas celebration on December 4, 2010. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 11:40 a.m. until 12:48 p.m.
Debi Moon was not present when the meeting reconvened.
Council and Committee Reports
Agricultural Service Board (ASB) - Clr. Painter presented a written report updating Council on the Central Region
ASB Conference hosted by Starland County and held in Delia. Highlights from the November 22nd ASB meeting were noted:
* Low level crossings in rough condition.
* Bassano Recycling Plant Tour on December 3rd regarding the process of recycling plastic feed bags.
* Names that have been recommended for consideration for the 2011 Calgary Stampede Farm Family Award
Kneehill Regional Water Services Commission (KRWSC) - Clr. Wittstock presented a written report on the November 18, 2010 meeting.
Council was requested to submit possible suggestions for a new name for the KRWSC to Kevin Miner.
Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties Fall Convention (AAMDC) - Kevin Miner, CAO, presented a written report on the Fall 2010 Convention. Clr. Calhoun verbally reported on the Mayor's and Reeve's meeting she had attended at the convention.
Drumheller & District Solid Waste Management Association - Reeve Calhoun presented a November 22nd written request for a telephone vote regarding the contract for the acceptance of Strathmoreís waste. Council direction was to obtain more information prior to a decision being made.
Doctor Recruitment & Retention Committee -Meeting with the Minister of Health ñ Clr. Long presented a written report on the his meeting with the Minister of Health during the AAMDC Fall Convention.
Elected Officials Education Program - Clr. Long and Clr. Painter provided information to Council on the Municipal Governance Course, instructed by Bill Sutherland, former CAO of Strathcona County, that they had attended in Nisku on November 18-19.
Kneehill Regional Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) - Clr. Holsworth presented a written report on the November 18 Kneehill Regional FCSS meeting.
Marigold Library - Clr. Keiver presented a written report on the November 20th Marigold Library meeting that he had attended in Strathmore.
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Council and Committee Reports. CARRIED
Reeve Calhoun had been approached to host a Meet and Greet meeting with the urban municipalities within Kneehill County. Council directed Administration to arrange informal dinner meetings with each of the urban councils individually.
Waterline Connections - Two Dwellings on One Site- Prior to Construction
Clr. Long moved this agenda item be lifted from the table. CARRIED
Direction of Council: Administration to draft a policy based on discussion for a future Council meeting.
Clr. Long moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report as presented. CARRIED
Business Pending and Summary Reports
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Business Summary reports. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved the meeting go in camera at 2:16 p.m. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved the meeting rise from in camera at 2:48 p.m. CARRIED
Drumheller Community Facility - Clr. Holsworth moved that Council approve the provision of one-time capital funding, in the amount of $100,000.00 towards the building of the Badlands Community Facility located in the Town of Drumheller. CARRIED
Note: Reeve Calhoun to arrange for a photo-op for the cheque presentation.
The meeting adjourned at 2:51p.m.