Westlock County AB Canada Meeting Minutes, July 13, 2010

Westlock County, Alberta Canada
2010-07-13
Regular Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR WESTLOCK COUNTY HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT THE LOCAL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IN WESTLOCK ON TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010.

Members Present

In attendance were Reeve Charles Navratil; Deputy Reeve Bill Starr, Councillors Conrad Sehn, Don James, Charlotte Eliuk, Mike Cook; and Bert Seatter; Administrator Edward LeBlanc and Executive Assistant Cary Mueller.

 

Reeve Charles Navratil called the Meeting to order at 9:04 a.m.

 

Director of Operations Fran Madell, Public Works Foremen Tom Stump and Chuck Desranleau and Public works Administrative Assistant Natalie Rains attended the Meeting at 9:04 a.m.

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Agenda Adopted

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Councillor Charlotte Eliuk: That the Agenda be adopted, as amended: Add:               Other Business:

  • Westlock County Industrial Park

Add:               In Camera:

 

  • Personnel
  • FCSS
  • Joint Services Meeting

Move: Items Returned 6(a) to the 1:00 p.m. Appointment Carried

Minutes Adopted

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Councillor Conrad Sehn: That the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council on June 22, 2010 be adopted as presented.

 

Carried

 

Transportation Services presented information on the various projects and programs within the Department.

 

  • Gravel will be applied to the area of the recent toxic chemical spill

 

  • A meeting is scheduled with the land owners regarding the Dapp Creek project

 

  • The gate posts were removed from the Gary Wilton road allowance on July 9, 2010 by Westlock County personnel

 

  • A report was presented regarding the number of Customer Services Requests received in the month of June, 2010

Piped Off-site Storm Outfall

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Councillor Don James: That Westlock County proceed with the option of piped off-site storm outfall at the Westlock County storm water pond at the County Industrial Park, to be installed with Westlock County personnel and equipment.

 

Carried

 

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Extend Project

#10-005 on

Rge Rd 10

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Councillor Conrad Sehn: That Westlock County extend Project 10-005 for an additional 2 miles on Range Road 10 from Township Road 594 to Highway 18 if the funds are available in the 2010 budget.

 

Carried

 

  • Westview Estates test strip

 

-         As a result of the Westview Estates delegation’s appointment with Council on May 11, 2010, it was their understanding that a test strip for dust suppression would be applied within the subdivision

 

-         Council authorized a test strip of the Durasoil product at the Hidden Valley Golf Course road rather than Westview Estates based on traffic volume

 

  • V & H Ventures berm on the road allowance

 

-         The road allowance was formally closed in November, 2001 (Bylaw No. 24-2001)

 

-         Administration noted that Bylaw No. 24-2001 had not been formally endorsed by Alberta Transportation, the standard procedure for closure of a statutory road allowance.

Administration will investigate further and report back to Council

Award Tender Bridge File 71286

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Councillor Don James: That Council accept the recommendation from MPA Engineering Ltd. and award the tender for Bridge Repair BF 71286 to Alberta Bridgeworks Inc. for the amount of $41,700.00 plus GST.

 

Carried

 

Doug Lunde and Chad Harrison from Genivar entered the Meeting at 10:00 a.m. Natalie Rains left the Meeting at 10:01 a.m.

Reeve Navratil recessed the Meeting at 10:01 a.m.

 

The Meeting reconvened at 10:08 a.m.

In Camera

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Councillor Conrad Sehn: That the Meeting go In Camera at 10:08 a.m.

 

Carried

Regular Meeting

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Councillor Charlotte Eliuk: That Council return to the Regular Meeting at 11:10 a.m.

Carried

 

Mr. Lunde and Mr. Harrison and the Transportation Services Department staff left the Meeting at 11:10 a.m.

 

 

 

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Reeve Navratil recessed the Meeting at 11:10 a.m. The Meeting reconvened at 11:15 a.m.

Laurie Strutt, Manager of Planning & Development entered the Meeting at 11:10 a.m.

 

Dean Fenton, Don Gladson and Elaine Letourneau entered the Meeting at 11:10 a.m.

Public Hearing re NE 17-59-26-W4

Council conducted a Public Hearing regarding an application to amend the County’s Municipal Development Plan Bylaw Policy 5.0 of Westlock County’s Municipal Development Plan Bylaw No. 18-2003 and Sub-Section 6.2 and 7.27 of Westlock

County’s Land Use Bylaw No. 19-2003 to provide for the subdivision of one additional parcel for country residential purposes on NE 17-59-26W4 (152.51 acres)

 

There was no one present regarding this public hearing.

Bylaw #24/10 2nd Reading

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Councillor Bert Seatter: That Bylaw No. 24-2010 be given second reading.

 

Carried

Bylaw #24/10 3rd Reading

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Councillor Charlotte Eliuk: That Bylaw No. 24-2010 be receive third reading and be finally passed.

Carried

Bylaw #25/10 2nd Reading

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Councillor Don James: That Bylaw No. 25-2010 be given second reading.

 

Carried

Bylaw #25/10 3rd Reading

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Councillor Bill Starr: That Bylaw No. 25-2010 receive third reading and be finally passed.

Carried

Public Hearing re: SW 32-60-23-W4

Council conducted a Public Hearing regarding an application to amend Sub-Section

6.3 and 7.27 of Westlock County’s Land Use Bylaw No. 19-2003 to provide for the rezoning from Agriculture A1 District to Agriculture A2 District on SW 32-60-23- W4 (160.0 acres).

 

Mr. Dean Fenton was present for the hearing.

Bylaw #26/10 2nd Reading

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Councillor Mike Cook: That Bylaw No. 26-2010 be given second reading.

 

Carried

Bylaw #26/10 3rd Reading

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Councillor Conrad Sehn: That Bylaw No. 26-2010 receive third reading and be finally passed.

Carried

 

Mr. Fenton left the Meeting at 11:18 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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Public Hearing re Pt SE 2-58-01-W5

Council conducted a Public Hearing regarding an application to amend the County’s Municipal Development Plan Bylaw Policy 5.0 of Westlock County’s Municipal Development Plan Bylaw No. 18-2003 and Sub-Section 6.3 and 7.27 of Westlock

County’s Land Use Bylaw No. 19-2003 to provide for the subdivision of two extensive agricultural parcels on Pt. SE 02-58-01-W5 (72.15 acres)

 

Mr. Don Gladson was in attendance for this hearing.

Bylaw #27/10 2nd Reading

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Councillor Conrad Sehn: That Bylaw No. 27-2010 be given second reading.

 

Carried

Bylaw #27/10 3rd Reading

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Councillor Charlotte Eliuk: That Bylaw No. 27-2010 receive third reading and be finally passed.

Carried

Bylaw #28/10 2nd Reading

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Councillor Don James: That Bylaw No. 28-2010 be given second reading.

 

Carried

Bylaw #28/10 3rd Reading

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Councillor Bert Seatter: That Bylaw No. 28-2010 receive third reading and be finally passed.

Carried

 

Mr. Gladson left the Meeting at 11:19 a.m.

Public Hearing re SW/SE 29-57-26- W4

Council conducted a Public Hearing regarding an application to amend the County’s Municipal Development Plan Bylaw Policy 5.0 of Westlock County’s Municipal Development Plan Bylaw No. 18-2003 and Sub-Section 6.2 and 7.27 of Westlock

County’s Land Use Bylaw No. 19-2003 to provide for the subdivision of one extensive agricultural parcel on SW and SE 29-57-26-W4 (314.01 acres)

 

There was no one present regarding this hearing.

Bylaw #29/10 2nd Reading

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Councillor Charlotte Eliuk: That Bylaw No. 29-2010 be given second reading.

 

Defeated

Bylaw #30/10 2nd Reading

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Councillor Conrad Sehn: That Bylaw No. 30-2010 be given second reading.

 

Defeated

 

The applicant has withdrawn this application.

Public Hearing re NW 23-64-01-W5

Council conducted a Public Hearing regarding an application to amend the County’s Municipal Development Plan Bylaw Policy 5.0 of Westlock County’s Municipal Development Plan Bylaw No. 18-2003 and Sub-Section 6.2 and 7.27 of Westlock

County’s Land Use Bylaw No. 19-2003 to provide for the subdivision of one additional parcel for country residential purposes on NW 23-64-01-W5 (157.9 acres)

 

Mrs. Elaine Letourneau was present for this hearing.

Bylaw #35/10 2nd Reading

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Councillor Bert Seatter: That Bylaw No. 35-2010 be given second reading.

 

Carried

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Bylaw #35/10 3rd Reading

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Councillor Conrad Sehn: That Bylaw No. 35-2010 receive third reading and be finally passed.

Carried

Bylaw #36/10 2nd Reading

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Councillor Don James: That Bylaw No. 36-2010 be given second reading.

 

Carried

Bylaw #36/10 3rd Reading

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Councillor Bill Starr: That Bylaw No. 36-2010 receive third reading and be finally passed.

Carried

Mrs. Letourneau left the Meeting at 11:23 a.m. Manager Laurie Strutt left the Meeting at 11:23 a.m.

 

BUSINESS FROM THE MINUTES:

 

  • Discussion took place from the report presented

Joint Election Agreement

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Councillor Conrad Sehn: That Westlock County enter into a Joint Election Agreement with both Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 2 and Pembina Hills Regional Division No. 7 for the 2010 Trustee and Municipal election.

 

Carried

Provincial Audit of Westlock County Peace Officer Program

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Councillor Don James: That Council accept the 2010 Provincial Audit of the Westlock County Peace Officer Program as presented.

 

Carried

 

CORRESPONDENCE:

 

  1. From Avary & Lauren Kostiw, a thank-you for sponsoring the Westlock Science Fair.

 

  1. From Keith & Byron Wiedrick and Angela Wadley, a copy of a thank-you published in the Westlock News to the Busby, Pickardville and Westlock County Fire Departments and all the emergency crew for the help, care and concern they received when they had a fire on their property.

 

  1. From Alberta Transportation, dated June 3, 2010, information regarding a proposed amendment to the Traffic Safety Act – Section 128 (a) concerning mandatory helmet use for drivers and riders of off-highway vehicles when being operated on public lands throughout the province.

 

-     Enforcement Services have been instructed to contact Alberta Transportation regarding Westlock County Bylaw No. 56-2008

 

  1. From Synergy Alberta, an invitation to the Synergy Alberta Conference 2010 on October 26 and 27, 2010.

 

  1. From Helen Green, dated June 25, 2010, a request for 5 loads of black dirt.

 

 

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Black Dirt Request

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Councillor Conrad Sehn: That Council authorize 5 tandem loads of black dirt for Helen Green at no cost and Mrs. Green is responsible for trucking.

 

Carried

 

  1. From the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission, dated June 2010, a copy of the Final Report to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta regarding proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries and Names for Alberta.

 

  1. From the Town of Westlock, dated July 8, 2010, a copy of their resolution regarding the matter of governance and management of the Westlock FCSS.

 

  1. From Brian Dasilva, dated July 7, 2010 a request for 5 loads of black dirt.

Black Dirt Request

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Councillor Charlotte Eliuk: That Council authorize 5 tandem loads of black dirt for Brian Dasilva at no cost and Mr. Dasilva is responsible for trucking.

 

Carried

 

  1. From Alberta Health Services, a media advisory dated July 9, 2010, advising that the water advisory for the Hamlet of Fawcett has been lifted.

 

-     A Public Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fawcett Hall.

 

  1. From Westlock & District Agricultural Society, an invitation to participate in the Westlock Fair parade on August 20, 2010.

Correspondence Received

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Councillor Bill Starr: That the correspondence package be received as presented.

 

Carried

 

Reeve Navratil recessed the Meeting at 11:55 a.m.

 

The Meeting reconvened at 1:00 p.m.

Westlock Women’s Association

Westlock Women’s Association representatives Heidi Magus and Linda West attended the Meeting at 1:00 p.m.

 

- Information was presented regarding the Westlock Women’s Association, statistics of family needs in the area and shelters that are available in the area for families in distress.

Support Westlock Women’s Association Tabled

Councillor Mike Cook: That Westlock County support Westlock Women’s Association for the amount of $10,000.00 on the condition that Senior Government grants are available and received by the organization.

 

Tabled

Table Motion to Support

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Councillor Charlotte Eliuk: That the motion to support the Westlock Women’s Association be tabled.

Carried

 

 

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OTHER BUSINESS:

 

a)            Westlock County ASB Tour

 

-     A number of Councillors and staff will attend the tour

 

b)                       Westlock County Industrial Park

 

-         Dust control at the County Industrial Park will be discussed In Camera

 

c)                        Pembina River District 3 Meeting

 

-         The next Meeting is scheduled for July 26, 2010

 

d)                       Customer Reception Invitation from Fortis

 

-         An emailed invitation to a Customer Reception on July 19, 2010 was received from Fortis on July 9, 2010. No one from Westlock County will be attending

 

e)                        Township Road 590

 

-         A discussion was held regarding the expectation of the completed construction of Township Road 590

Accounts for Payment

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Councillor Bill Starr: That the Accounts for Payment, as authorized by the Deputy Reeve in the amount of $327,534.18 be approved for payment.

 

Carried

Financial Report

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Councillor Charlotte Eliuk: That the Financial Report for the period ending June 30, 2010 be accepted as presented.

 

Carried

Reeve Navratil recessed the Meeting at 2:05 p.m. The Meeting reconvened at 2:17 p.m.

In Camera

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Councillor Bill Starr: That the Meeting go In Camera at 2:17 p.m.

 

Carried

Regular Meeting

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Councillor Charlotte Eliuk: That Council return to the Regular Meeting at 4:25 p.m.

Carried

Tabled Motion to the Floor

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Councillor Conrad Sehn: That the tabled motion regarding supporting the Westlock Women’s Association be brought back to the floor.

 

Carried

 

 

 

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Support Westlock Women’s Association

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Councillor Mike Cook: That Westlock County support Westlock Women’s Association for the amount of $10,000.00 on the condition that Senior Government matching grants are available and received by the organization.

 

Carried

FCSS Municipal Reserves

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Reeve Charles Navratil: That the legal settlement for a former FCSS employee be paid out of the current FCSS Municipal Reserve funds.

 

Carried

Youth for Christ

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Councillor Conrad Sehn: That Westlock County forward a letter to Youth for Christ advising that their request for funding for the Sparrow’s Hope shelter has been denied.

Carried

 

Reeve Navratil adjourned the Meeting at 4:40 p.m.

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