MARCH COUNCIL MEETING DATE
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Kneehill County Council Chambers
1600 - 2nd Street NE • Three Hills, AB

MUNICIPAL PLANNING COMMISSION
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From March through June, Kneehill County ASB will be selling 2% Liquid Strychnine to agriculture producers for use in controlling severe infestations of Richardson’s Ground Squirrels (1 hole every 4 meters over 100 meters, and/or 20% crop damage in a 100 meter strip).
Please call Ag Services, 403-443-5541 to book an appointment or reserve product today.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AMENDING LAND USE BYLAW
BYLAW NO. 1786
Date: March 26, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Place: Council Chambers, Kneehill County Office
1600, 2nd Street NE, Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0
Legal Description: Portion of SW 13-34-24 W4M
Landowners: Al Winther Farms Ltd.
Applicant: SECURE Energy Services Inc.
Purpose
Pursuant to sections 230, 606, and 692 of the Municipal Government Act, Statutes of Alberta, Chapter M-26, 2000, as amended, the Council of Kneehill County in the Province of Alberta hereby gives notice of its intention to consider an application to amend Kneehill County Land Use Bylaw.
The purpose of the proposed amendment is to redesignate 15.00 +/- acres from the
SW 13-34-24 W4M from Agriculture District to Industrial District. Secure Energy Services Inc. is proposing to construct and operate an Injection/Disposal Facility and a Waste Management Facility for oilfield waste.
This site is subject to approvals from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) as well.

Therefore, Take Notice that a public hearing to contemplate the proposed amendment will be held in Kneehill County Council Chambers at 10:00 am on the 26th day of March 2019.
Presentation: Oral and written comments and suggestions are invited and should be addressed to the point of the proposed Bylaw. They may be made by any person or group of persons or a person acting on his or their behalf, who claims to be affected by the proposed bylaw, and by any other persons that Council wishes to hear at the hearing. Written submissions may be made by the persons above, and must be received in the Kneehill County Office by Noon on Friday, March 22, 2019. It should be noted, written submissions will become public. Oral presentations may be made at the hearing by the persons above.
Individuals who have submitted a letter may only address Council at the Public Hearing on new information not contained in the letter. The time limit of oral presentations is subject to the direction of the Chairman.
Documentation: Copies of the proposed amendment are available for public inspection at the Kneehill County Office during regular office hours.
First Publication: March 6, 2019
Second Publication: March 13, 2019
Third Publication: March 20, 2019
Emailed submissions can be sent to:
planning.dept@kneehillcounty.com
Written submissions can be sent to:
Kneehill County
Attn: Planning Department
Box 400
Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0

MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 11, 2018 REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF KNEEHILL COUNTY HELD AT THE KNEEHILL COUNTY OFFICE, 1600- 2ND STREET NE, THREE HILLS, ALBERTA

PRESENT: Division No. 1- Faye McGhee, Deputy Reeve; Division No. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Reeve (Video Conf); Division No. 4 - Glen Keiver, Councillor; Division No. 5 - Jim Hugo, Councillor; Division No. 6 - Wade Christie, Councillor; Division No. 7 - Kenneth King, Councillor.

ABSENT: Division No. 2 - Debbie Penner, Councillor (Absent).

ALSO PRESENT:

Chief Administrative Officer - Al Hoggan; Director Municipal Services - Laurie Watt; Director Corporate Services - Mike Morton; Protective Services Manager & Communications Officer - Debra Grosfield; Sr. Manager of Transportation and Facilities - Brad Buchert; Manager of ASB and Parks - Bowen Clausen; Environmental Services Manager - John McKiernan; Manager of Planning and Development - Barb Hazelton; Manager of Financial Services - Will Wolfe; Information Management Supervisor - Will Nyman; Recording Secretary - Carolyn Van der Kuil.

CALL TO ORDER

Deputy Reeve McGhee in the Chair

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

AGENDA

1.0 Agenda

1.1 Additions to the Agenda

No additions were made.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

1.2 Adoption of Agenda

454/18

Councillor King moved approval of the agenda as presented. CARRIED

MINUTES

2.0 Minutes

2.1 Regular Council Meeting Minutes of November 27, 2018

455/18

Councillor Christie moved approval of the November 27, 2018 Council Meeting minutes as presented. CARRIED

MUNICIPAL SERV

5.0 Municipal Services

TRANSPORTATION

5.1 Transportation/Facilities

5.1.1 Torrington Arena – Request for Operating Assistance 2018

456/18

Councillor King moved that Council assist the Torrington Ag Society and provide them with a one-time funding of $12,265.00 with funds to come from Transfer to Individuals/Organizations general ledger account. CARRIED

PROTECTIVE SERV

5.5 Protective Services

5.5.1 Appointment of District Fire Chief & Deputy Fire Chief of Torrington Fire

457/18

Councillor Keiver moved to appoint Jason Michielsen as Torrington Fire Chief, and Derek Benedict as Torrington Deputy Fire Chief effective December 11, 2018 until December 12, 2020. CARRIED

CORPORATE SERV

6.0 Corporate Services

6.1 2019 Operating Budget

458/18

Councillor King moved to accept the 2019 Interim Operating Budget as presented. CARRIED

459/18

Councillor Christie moved to direct administration to bring back to Council at the January 8, 2019 Council meeting a Council wage report within our zone. Council will not receive a pay raise until this research is brought back and a decision is made. CARRIED

6.2 2019 Capital Budget

460/18

Reeve Wittstock moved to accept the 2019 Capital Budget with an amendment to designate 1.3 million dollars to the 24-4/24-5 road project instead of the gravel reserve. CARRIED

6.3 Bylaw #1781 – Master Rates Bylaw

461/18

Reeve Wittstock moved that Council give first reading to Bylaw #1781, that being a bylaw to establish rates, fees and charges for various goods, licenses, permits and services. CARRIED

462/18

Councillor King moved that second reading be given to Bylaw #1781. CARRIED

463/18

Reeve Wittstock moved that consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw #1781. CARRIED

Third reading to Bylaw #1781 was not able to proceed as consideration to hold third reading was not carried unanimously.

The Chair called for a recess at 9:33 a.m. and called the meeting back to order at 9:48 a.m. with all previously mentioned members present.

464/18

Reeve Wittstock moved to bring back Bylaw #1781 for third reading to the January 8, 2019 Council meeting. CARRIED

6.4 Bank Reconciliation – July to September 2018

465/18

Reeve Wittstock moved to receive for information the July to September 2018 Bank Reconciliation Report. CARRIED

6.5 3rd Quarter 2018 Financial Report

466/18

Councillor King moved to receive the January to September 2018 Financial Reports as presented. CARRIED

6.6 2018 Capital Project Report

467/18

Councillor Christie moved to approve the capital/project expenditure report as of November 30, 2018. CARRIED

DELEGATIONS

3.0 Delegations

3.1 Sgt. Gabe Graham, Three Hills RCMP @ 10:00 a.m.

Sgt. Gabe Graham sent his regrets as he was unable to attend today’s meeting due to unforeseen circumstances.

NEW BUSINESS

8.0 New Business

8.1 Kneehill Historical Society – Letter of Support

468/18

Councillor Hugo moved to provide a letter of support to the Kneehill Historical Society in applying for an Alberta Tourism and Culture Grant to help fund a universally accessible ramp. CARRIED

COUNCIL ACT LIST

11.0 Council Follow-Up Action List

469/18

Councillor King moved that Council receive the December 11, 2018 Council Follow-Up Action List as presented for information. CARRIED

ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 10:10 a.m.

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.

AGENDA

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

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

1.2 Adoption of Agenda

454/17

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

MINUTES

2.0 Minutes

2.1 Regular Council Meeting Minutes of September 12, 2017

455/17

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

CORPORATE SERV

6.0 Corporate Services

6.1 Bank Reconciliation – April to June 2017

456/17

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

6.2 Tax Cancellation

457/17

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

458/17

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

459/17

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

460/17

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

461/17

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.

NEW BUSINESS

8.0 New Business

8.1 Youth Sponsorship Request

462/17

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

COUNCIL REPORTS

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.

463/17

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

COUNCIL ACT LIST

11.0 Council Follow-Up Action List

464/17

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.

DELEGATIONS

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.

ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 10:26 a.m.