Kneehill County Council Minutes - September 26, 2017

PRESENT: Division No. 5 - Bob Long, Reeve; Division No. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Deputy Reeve; Division No. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Councillor (Absent); Division No. 2 - Carol Calhoun, Councillor; Division No. 4 - Glen Keiver, Councillor; Division No. 6 - Ken Hoppins, Councillor (Absent); Division No. 7 - Bobby Painter, Councillor.

ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: Chief Administrative Officer - Al Hoggan; Director Municipal Services - Laurie Watt; Director Corporate Services - Mike Morton; Communications Officer - Debra Grosfield; Recording Secretary - Carolyn Van der Kuil.

Reeve Long in the Chair

Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.


1.0 Agenda

1.1 Additions to the Agenda

Additions under Council and Committee Reports

10.1 AQUA 7 Water Services Commission

10.1 Drumheller and District Solid Waste Management Association


1.2 Adoption of Agenda


Councillor Wittstock moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


2.0 Minutes

2.1 Regular Council Meeting Minutes of September 12, 2017


Councillor Calhoun moved approval of the September 12, 2017 Council Meeting minutes as presented. CARRIED


6.0 Corporate Services

6.1 Bank Reconciliation – April to June 2017


Councillor Wittstock moved to receive for information the April to June 2017 Bank Reconciliation Report. CARRIED

6.2 Tax Cancellation


Councillor Calhoun moved to cancel the outstanding tax arrears on Roll 40001400000 in the amount of $13,268.34. CARRIED

6.3 Dry Island Buffalo Jump Park Access – Resurfacing Project B1743


Councillor Wittstock moved to apply the STIP Grant funds received to Project B1743 in the amount of $562,500, and those equivalent operating funds originally budgeted for the project be transferred to Roads Reserve as a budget amendment. CARRIED

6.4 Outstanding General Accounts Receivable


Councillor Calhoun moved to approve the write off on General Accounts Receivable, 1745001, CHIN004, ELLI009, KILS001, SIAN001 for a total amount of $4,213.10. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

6.5 2017 Quarterly Financial Report


Councillor Calhoun moved to receive for information the January 2017 to June 2017 Financial Reports as presented. CARRIED

6.6 2017 Project and Capital Budget


Councillor Wittstock moved to approve the 2017 Project and Capital Budget Variance Report as of September 18, 2017. CARRIED

The meeting recessed from 9:15 a.m. to 9:38 a.m.


8.0 New Business

8.1 Youth Sponsorship Request


Councillor Calhoun moved that Council authorize sponsorship to the Prairie Christian Academy in the amount of $900.00 with $700.00 to come from the Youth Sponsorship Policy Account and $200.00 to come from 2017 Operating Budget Contingency. CARRIED


10.0 Council and Committee Reports

10.1 AQUA 7 Water Services Commission- Verbal report was provided by Councillor Wittstock on the meeting he attended on September 21, 2017.

10.2 Drumheller & District Solid Waste Management Association- Verbal report was provided by Councillor Calhoun on the meeting she attended on August 17, 2017.


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


11.0 Council Follow-Up Action List


Councillor Wittstock moved that Council receive the September 26, 2017 Council Follow-Up Action List as presented for information. CARRIED

The meeting recessed from 9:47 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Reeve Long was absent from the meeting when the meeting reconvened. Deputy Reeve Wittstock resumed Chairman duties.


3.0 Delegations

3.1 Una Erickson, Kneehill Area Wellness Centre

Una Erickson, Chairman of the Kneehill Wellness Centre provided Council with a Kneehill Wellness Centre update and requested continued funding to the program.



The meeting adjourned at 10:26 a.m.