MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 28, 2012 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; Councillors: Div. 2 - Carol Calhoun, Div. 4, Glen Keiver, Div. 7 - Bobby Painter.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: CAO Kevin Miner; Assistant CAO Laurie Watt; Recording Secretary Barbara Long. ABSENT: Div. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Deputy Reeve; Div. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Div. 6 - Ken Hoppins.
Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
Adoption of Agenda - Trochu UFA Farm & Ranch Supply Store Grand Re-opening; AQUA 7; Doctor Recruitment & Retention Committee.
Clr. Calhoun moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved approval of the February 7, 2012 Council Meeting minutes. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive the Bank Reconciliation as presented. CARRIED
6.1 Policy 3-6 Amendments: Convention Rate
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council table Agenda Item 6.1 until the spring of 2012 when all of Council is present to participate in the discussion. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that Council participate in the Carbon and Linden Community Discovery Nights but due to prior commitments Council will be unable to participate in the Acme Community Discovery Night. CARRIED
Pete McRae, Director of Operations and Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant entered the meeting at 8:55 a.m.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows - Swalwell Cemetery Plots
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council accept the offer of 8 Swalwell Cemetery Plots from the Grand Lodge of Alberta, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and direct Administration to send a letter notifying them of this decision. CARRIED
Debi Moon, Reporter for The Capital, entered the meeting at 9:04 a.m.
Pete McRae presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive the Operations Summary Report. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 9:15 a.m. to 9.25 a.m.
Terry Fleming, Consultant employed by Genivar, updated Council on the Road Study data collected to date and reviewed the process used to determine the ranking of the arterial, collector and local roads. The long term plan has been based on a priority rating rather than in a completion date order. The recommendations provided by Mr. Fleming included:
* All roads need to be field evaluated on a regular basis.
* Transfer the road data into a GIS or MIMS system.
* Create funding reserves for future overlays and chip seals.
* Bridge infrastructure is numerous and aged and needs to become a priority.
Mr. Fleming will make some minor amendments to the Road Study and forward the completed document to the County.
Reeve Long thanked Mr. Fleming for providing such a comprehensive road plan for the County to use in developing a long term strategy for road and bridge improvements.
Terry Fleming, Pete McRae and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at 11:09 a.m.
Debi Moon left the meeting at 11:11 a.m.
Clr. Calhoun moved the meeting go in camera at 11:11 a.m. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved the meeting back in regular session at 12:00 p.m. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that Council direct Administration to pay only the operational portion of the Trochu Swimming Pool invoice, as stipulated by Bylaw 692, the Trochu Rural Recreation Area bylaw. CARRIED
Clr. Keiver moved that Council authorize the attendance of Clr. Calhoun, FCSS representative and Clr. Painter, the alternate FCSS representative, at the Kneehill Regional FCSS Strategic Planning Session. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive as information and confirm the acceptance of the 2011 Federal Census total for population. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve sponsorship of the Eltrohills Dats Bus, through the Seniors Outreach Program, in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000) per year for a period of 3 years. CARRIED
Debi Moon re-entered the meeting at 12:08 p.m.
Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) Program Summary
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive as information. CARRIED
Letter of Concern - D. Folkmann
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council direct Administration and the Reeve to address the questions asked and send a response signed by the Reeve. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council authorize the attendance of the Reeve at the Kneehill Historical Society's Annual Spring Supper and Evening of Entertainment on Saturday, March 31st, 2012 and direct Administration to return the free tickets. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that Council approve a cash donation of one hundred dollars ($100) plus the donation of a Kneehill County promotional item, to the Three Hills Victim Services Annual Steak and Lobster Fest. CARRIED
Clr. Keiver moved that Council approve a two hundred dollar ($200) sponsorship, and the volunteers needed to provide a barbecue lunch at the Three Hills General Store in support of the Habitat for Humanity 100 Hour Build project. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council authorize the attendance of Reeve Long and/or Deputy Reeve Holsworth at the Carbon Centennial Celebration. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council authorize the attendance of Reeve Long and Clr. Painter at the Trochu UFA Farm and Ranch Supply Store Grand Re-opening commencing at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. CARRIED
Council and Committee Reports
Central Alberta ASB Winter Session - written report by Clr. Keiver on the first meeting of the Central Zone Agricultural Fieldmen and Chairpersons. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for mid-September in Ponoka.
Red Deer River Watershed Alliance (RDRWSA) at Mountain View County - written report by Clr. Painter on the presentation by the RDRWSA to Mountain View County on funding the alliance.
Kneehill Regional FCSS - written report by Clr. Painter on the February 16th meeting. Strategic Planning Session scheduled for April 19, 2012 commencing at 9:00 a.m.
Drumheller & District Solid Waste Association - written report by Reeve Long on the February 16th meeting. It was noted that the newsprint collection bin at the Carbon Transfer Station did not need to be emptied in 2011, so the Association wants permission to move it to a location where it will be used.
Reeve Long moved that Council receive the Council and Committee Reports as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Keiver excused himself from the meeting at 12:29 p.m. due to an appointment. As quorum was lost the balance of the agenda will be referred to the March 13th Council meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.

MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 7, 2012 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. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Deputy Reeve; Councillors Div. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Div. 4 - Glen Keiver, Div. 6 - Ken Hoppins, Div. 7 - Bobby Painter.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: CAO Kevin Miner; Assistant CAO - Laurie Watt; Recording Secretary Barbara Long.
ABSENT: Carol Calhoun - Div. 2.
Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
Adoption of Agenda - Under New Business: Torrington Fire Department Radios; Committee Reports - WildRose Community Futures, Agricultural Service Board Convention.
Clr. Wittstock moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved approval of the January 24, 2012 Council Meeting minutes. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved approval of the attendance of any Councillor wishing to attend the Reynolds Mirth Richards Farmer Law Seminar being held in Airdrie on March 9, 2012. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council authorize the attendance of Bowen Clausen, Assistant Agricultural Fieldman and Clr. Painter at the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance presentation to Mountain View County Council on February 15th, 2012. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council approve the Spring 2012 Kneehill County Ratepayer Newsletter as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved approval of draft Policy 3-6-1, with the inclusion of Council attendance at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Annual Conference. CARRIED
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Conference & Social Events
Clr. Holsworth moved to table this agenda item until later in the meeting. CARRIED
Pete McRae, Director of Operations and Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant, entered the meeting at 9:00 a.m.
Debi Moon, reporter for The Capital, entered the meeting at 9:01 a.m.
Pete McRae presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates. The following item was discussed:
* Orkney Viewpoint - the clean-up of the Orkney Viewpoint has been completed and "No Dumping" signs will be installed.
* Gravel - New gravel stockpile site has been obtained at the S.W. 18-34-23-W4.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the Operations Summary Report. CARRIED
Pete McRae and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at 9:15 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 9:15 a.m. until 9:25 a.m.
FCM Conference & Social Events
Clr. Hoppins moved this agenda item be lifted from the table. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council direct Administration to amend Policy 3-6 as recommended and bring to a future Council meeting for consideration. CARRIED
Canadian Badlands 2nd Annual Tourism Development Conference Sponsorship Request
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive as information. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council approve the February 2012 Community Grants to Non Profit Organizations funding allocations as per the recommendations of the Community Grants Committee. CARRIED
Torrington Fire Department Radios Request
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council authorize the purchase of radios for the Torrington Fire Department, with the cost not to exceed $2,600.00 and funding to come from the 2012 Strategic Planning Budget. CARRIED
Reeve Long moved that Council receive the Churchill Water Service Area Survey results as information. CARRIED
Council and Administration staff left Council Chambers to view the exterior of the Administration building at 9:53 a.m. and returned at 10:03 a.m.
Council provided direction to Administration regarding the exterior building renovations.
Council and Committee Reports
Badlands Ambulance Services Society - Clr. Holsworth reviewed the minutes of the January 25th meeting, noting that the contract extension received from Alberta Health Services has been signed. The Board is still working on dates to negotiate a new contract. Next meeting scheduled for February 16th at 9:00 a.m.
Kneehill Medical Clinic - written report by Clr. Calhoun on the January 25th meeting Kevin Miner, CAO and herself had attended.
Una Edwards Erickson entered the meeting at 10:15 a.m.
Doctor Recruitment & Retention Committee - written report by Reeve Long on the January 25th meeting. Next meeting scheduled for February 22nd, 2012.
Marigold Library - written report on the January 28th meeting by Clr. Keiver.
BoomTown Trail - written report by Clr. Keiver on the January 23rd, 2012 Board meeting.
Community Futures Wild Rose - verbal report by Clr. Holsworth on the restructuring of Community Futures. Decision made to try and unite with groups having the same interests. Lorie Penner, Regional Coordinator, East Central & Airdrie, Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta will be contacted regarding allotment of funding.
Agricultural Service Board (ASB) Conference - written report by Clr. Hoppins on the ASB Conference held January 31st to February 3rd, 2012.
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the Council and Committee Reports as presented. CARRIED
Kneehill Area Wellness Centre Society - Una Edwards
Una Edwards, Chair of the Kneehill Area Wellness Centre Society, provided Council with an overview of the Kneehill Area Wellness Centre program within Kneehill County and in particular within the hamlet of Torrington. Currently there are Wellness Centres in Acme, Carbon, Linden and Torrington providing a variety of services addressing the specific needs of the individual communities. The program operates with the assistance of 44 volunteers with the services being used 3,012 times.
It is the policy of the Board that no project or new program is started unless the funding is in place. Ongoing sustainable funding for operational expenses is difficult. Two requests were made of Council: to have a Council representative or all of Council attend the March 10th AGM and be part of the ribbon cutting for the new Torrington Library location and to consider annual support for the Torrington Wellness Centre.
Council thanked Una Edwards for the excellent presentation and for the provision of Wellness Centres within Kneehill County.
Una Edwards and Debi Moon left the meeting at 10:45 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 10:45 until 10:50 a.m.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve sponsorship, in the amount of $1,200 to the Kneehill Area Wellness Centre program.
Clr. Holsworth moved a friendly amendment be made to Motion 69/12, to reflect sponsorship in the amount of $1,500 per year for a period of 3 years.
A vote was taken on the amendment. CARRIED
A vote was taken on the amended motion. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council authorize the attendance of Clr. Keiver and Reeve Long at the March 10th, 2012 Kneehill Area Wellness Centre Society Annual General Meeting. CARRIED
Clr. Keiver moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the Business Pending reports as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Business Summary report as presented.
Clr. Hoppins moved the meeting go in camera at 11:09 a.m. CARRIED
Reeve Long moved the meeting back in regular session at 12:00 p.m. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 12:02 p.m. until 1:10 p.m.
Clr. Hoppins moved the meeting go in camera at 1:10 p.m. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved the meeting back in regular session at 1:23 p.m. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 1:25 p.m.

MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 10, 2012 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. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Deputy Reeve; Councillors: Div. 2 - Carol Calhoun, Div. 4 - Glen Keiver, Div. 6 - Ken Hoppins.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: CAO Kevin Miner; Assistant CAO Laurie Watt; Recording Secretary - Barbara Long.
ABSENT: Div. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Councillor; Div. 7 - Bobby Painter.
Reeve Long in the Chair.
Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m.
Adoption of Agenda
Under Committee Reports -Kneehill Regional Partnership, Canadian Badlands Ltd.
Clr. Calhoun moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved approval of the December 13, 2011 Council Meeting minutes. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved approval of the November 2011 Bank Reconciliation report as presented.CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council direct Administration provide more information on the Churchill Water Service Area Survey results at the January 24, 2012 Council meeting. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council direct Administration to contact service providers about providing expanded broadband internet service in those areas throughout the County experiencing poor or very poor service availability. CARRIED
Direction: Place on Business Pending Report, so that if the service providers do not make available improved internet service, Administration will bring to Council possible solutions for expanded coverage within Kneehill County.
Pete McRae, Operations Director and Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant, entered the meeting at 9:00 a.m.
Bylaw 1520 ñ Section 9 (9.1 and 9.2)
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve keeping Bylaw 1520 as is and authorize the CAO to report as information to Council whenever a traffic device is altered. CARRIED
Pete McRae presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates. The following additional items were discussed:
* Gravel Stockpile Sites -negotiations underway with landowner. Looking at sites that do not interfere with farmland.
* Gravel Map - displayed a map showing the 500 miles of roads graveled in 2011 with a total of 147,000 tonnes.
* Road Building Program - despite rumors to the contrary, Kneehill County will still be building roads. The emphasis of the County will be on the maintenance of existing roads using County staff with contractors being hired for road building. Decisions on specific road building and maintenance will be made upon completion of the Road Study.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive the Operations Summary Report. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council approve the 2012 Parks Plan as amended, with the 2013 and 2014 Parks Plan to be brought to a future Council meeting for consideration. CARRIED
Long Service Connection Cost Share Request - Selkirk WSA -
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve the cost sharing for a long service connection, as per Policy 14-10, to a maximum amount of $1,675.29, including GST. CARRIED
Pete McRae and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at 9:40 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 9:40 a.m. until 9:53 a.m. Debi Moon, reporter for The Capital, was present when the meeting reconvened.
New Business
Rural Community Halls Policy 15-8 Amendment - Orkney Athletic Association
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve the amendments to Policy #15-8 as presented. CARRIED
Community Grant Re-Allocation Request - Huxley Community Hall
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve the request from the Huxley Community Association to re-allocate the 2005 Community Grant funding in the amount of $2,500, with the deadline for the new project being the end of June 2012. MOTION DEFEATED
Reeve Long moved that Council request the return of the 2005 Community Grant to Non-Profit Organizations, in the amount of $2,500, due to the change of project. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council approve the amendments to the Congratulatory Certificate Policy 10-10 including the on-line Certificate Request Form, as presented. CARRIED
2012 Master Rates Bylaw - B1637
Clr. Calhoun moved that first reading be given to Bylaw 1637, that being the 2012 Master Rates Bylaw, establishing rates, fees, penalties and charges for various goods, licenses, permits and services. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved second reading to Bylaw 1637. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw 1637. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Calhoun moved third reading to Bylaw 1637. CARRIED
Will Scott, Sr. Peace Officer and Gareth Thomas, Peace Officer entered the meeting at 10:05 a.m.
S/PO Will Scott introduced Gareth Thomas, newly hired Peace Officer, to Council. Gareth provided a brief summary of his training and experience and was welcomed to Kneehill County by Council.
Will Scott and Gareth Thomas left the meeting at 10:09 a.m.
2013 Strategic Planning Session
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council direct Administration to make the necessary arrangements for a Strategic Planning Session as per Council's recommendations. CARRIED
Central Alberta Access Prosperity Program (Partnership CAEP, RDRED and RADF)
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council appoint the CAO, Kevin Miner, or his designates, Laurie Watt, Assistant CAO and Senior Planning and Development Officer, Jerry Brett, as Kneehill Countyís representative to work in conjunction with the Central Alberta Access Prosperity Program's Business, Expansion and Investment Officer. CARRIED
Alberta TrailNet Membership/Donation Request
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the request as information only.
Reeve Long requested a recorded vote.
In favour: Clr. Calhoun, Clr. Holworth, Clr. Hoppins, Clr. Keiver, and Reeve Long. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Press Release of 2011 and 2012 Activities
Reeve Long moved that Council direct Administration to place communication methods on the Strategic Planning agenda. CARRIED
Council and Committee Reports
Mayor and Reeves Meeting - written report by Reeve Long on the December 11, 2011 meeting held at the Red Deer Legion.
Badlands Ambulance Services Society - written report by Clr. Holsworth on the December 14, 2011 meeting held at the Town of Drumheller.
AQUA 7 Regional Water Commission - the unapproved minutes of the December 15, 2011 minutes were presented to Council. Kevin Miner, Manager for AQUA 7, advised that written confirmation had been received from Minister Danyluk announcing that a $1,785,000 grant was approved for the refinancing costs of the Water Commission. Alberta Municipal Affairs and Alberta Transportation are providing the grant and it is dependent upon a formal financial recovery plan being revised to take into account this new funding. This grant will result in paying off the existing loan and reducing the costs to the member municipalities. A meeting between AQUA 7 and the Ministers has been scheduled for February 1st in Edmonton.
Marigold Library - the draft minutes of the November 19th Board of Management meeting were presented to Council. The per capita cost increases were discussed with it being noted it was more of a 10% increase between 2011 and 2014 than the 2% as previously reported.
Kneehill Regional FCSS - written report by Clr. Calhoun on the December 15th meeting, including the unapproved minutes. Clr. Calhoun also noted she had attended the KidSport Volunteer Appreciation Evening.
Agricultural Service Board (ASB) - written report by Clr. Hoppins on the December 20th, 2011 meeting.
WildRose Community Futures - written report by Clr. Holsworth on the January 6th, 2012 meeting, with discussion on the Community Futures Modernization Plans and the possible effect on rural based Community Futures Board. The next meeting has been scheduled for February 2, 2012.
Kneehill Regional Partnership Steering Committee - Clr. Holsworth requested agenda items from Council for the Joint Kneehill Regional Partnership meeting being held on March 22nd, 2012.
Clr. Calhoun moved this item be tabled until after the In Camera Session. CARRIED
Canadian Badlands Ltd - written report by Reeve Long on the January 5th Board meeting held in Brooks.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive the Council and Committee Reports as presented. CARRIED
Correspondence Report
Item: Laurie Watt, Assistant CAO, received her Certification of Local Government Managers. On behalf of Council, Clr. Calhoun congratulated Laurie Watt on receiving this certification.
Item: Request from the Three Hills Centennial Committee for a donation or gift for presentation to the 2012 New Years Baby.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve the purchase of a $100 Babies R Us gift card for presentation to the Centennial New Yearís Baby. CARRIED
Item: St. Mary's Fundraiser - Consensus of Council was to provide a silent auction item.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report as presented. CARRIED
Debi Moon left the meeting at 11:20a.m.
The meeting recessed from 11:24a.m. until 11:29 a.m.
Business Pending Reports
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the Business Pending reports as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Keiver moved the meeting go in camera at 11:30 am. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved the meeting back in regular session at 12:35 p.m. CARRIED
Committee Reports Continued
Clr. Calhoun moved that Agenda Item #8.8 be lifted from the table. CARRIED
Kneehill Regional Partnership Steering Committee
Clr. Calhoun moved that Recreation Funding be placed on the agenda for the Kneehill Regional Partnership meeting. CARRIED
Reeve Long moved that Council approve the change of Council meeting date from February 14th to February 7th, 2012 and direct Administration to advertise the change. CARRIED
ASB Calgary Stampede Farm Family Selection
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council support the Hogg Family for the 2012 Calgary Stampede Farm Family Award with the Wagstaff Family as an alternate. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins left the meeting at 12:28 p.m.
The meeting adjourned at 12:40 p.m.

MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 25, 2011 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. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Deputy Reeve; Councillors Div. 2 - Carol Calhoun, Div. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Div. 4 - Glen Keiver, Div. 6 - Ken Hoppins, Div. 7 - Bobby Painter.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: CAO Kevin Miner, Assistant CAO Laurie Watt, Recording Secretary Barbara Long. ALSO PRESENT: Pete McRae - Operations Director; Brandy Hay Evans - Operations Executive Assistant.
Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 9:35 a.m.
Adoption of Agenda: Rural Physician Action Plan Conference; Mayor & Reeves - Red Deer College Event; Doctor Recruitment & Retention; Badlands Ambulance Society; Kneehill Regional Family & Community Support Services.
Clr. Wittstock moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved approval of the October 11, 2011 minutes. CARRIED
Pete McRae presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates. The following additional items were discussed:
* Sunnyslope Water Distribution Line - Equipment down so no miles plowed since October 11th.
* Road Crew - Upon reclamation of the two mile portion of the Marten Project road, the road crew will be done for the season.
* Bridge File 75936 (S.W. 12-29-22-W4) ñ To be completed on October 26, 2011.
* Huxley Drainage - Work should be completed by the end of the week.
* Used Vehicle Sale - Direction on disposal requested.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council authorize Administration to proceed with the sale of the used vehicles as directed by Council. That direction being:
1. Contact the highest bidders and advise of the reserve bid set on each vehicle to see if they are willing to match the reserve;
2. If not, re-advertise with the reserve bid with the vehicles to be sold on a first come first served basis;
3. Any unsold vehicles to be sent to public auction. CARRIED
* CN/Viterra Crossing #52.75 Update - CN has advised that the County has to obtain a work permit from CN prior to any repair work commencing. Unable to proceed with the necessary structural work until spring. An engineering report will be obtained and it will be a priority item for 2012.
* Clr. Calhoun requested the water staff be commended for the professional and prompt service provided while installing risers. She also noted that Lowell had expressed thanks to the County and staff for the cooperation and assistance in the Sunnyslope Water Service Area project.
Torrington Gopher Statue Repair
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve ordering the hat for Torrington's Clem T GoFur statue, from Sign Craft at a cost of $1,160.00 plus shipping, packing and taxes and to have the hat installed in the spring of 2012. CARRIED
Water Modeling Application (Brady Tullikopf-NE22-31-23-W4 Mt Vernon Waterline)
Clr. Calhoun moved approval of the waterline connection request as recommended. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved the meeting go in camera at 10:08 a.m. CARRIED
Debi Moon left the meeting at this time.
Clr. Calhoun moved the meeting back in regular session at 10:15 a.m.
Debi Moon re-entered the meeting at this time.
STARS representative, Pamela Ison Reilander, Major Gifts Manager, entered the meeting at 10:15 a.m.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council approve Netook Construction to upgrade RR 22-4, along the west boundary of the S.W.9-29-22-W4 for $38,210.00 plus GST. CARRIED
Pete McRae and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at 10:15 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 10:15 a.m. until 10:28 a.m.
Pamela Ison Reilander, STARS representative, provided Council with a power point presentation on the STARS vision and mission which are supported by four pillars of activity. The four pillars of activity include emergency medical communications, patient care & transport, education & research and fundraising & community partnerships. Ms. Ison Reilander concluded by inviting Kneehill County to consider a donation of $2.00 per capital payable over a two to five year period.
Pamela Ison Reilander left the meeting at 10:45 a.m.
Financial Reports
Bank Reconciliation as of September 30, 2011
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council approve the Bank Reconciliation report as presented. CARRIED
Business Arising from Previous Minutes
Policy and Bylaw Changes -Video Conferencing
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council table this agenda item until later in the Council meeting. CARRIED
Royal Canadian Legion Military Service Recognition Book
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council provide support to the third Annual Alberta/ Northwest Territory Royal Canadian Legion "Military Service Recognition Book" with the purchase of a business card size advertisement at a cost of $250.00. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve the allocation of conditional operating funding under the MSI program for 2011 for the following additional item: Joint Fire Services Operating Expenses in the amount of $40,000.00. CARRIED
Debi Moon, Reporter for The Capital, entered the meeting at 8:53 a.m.
2012 Strategic Planning Priorities and Action Plans
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive as information. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council direct Administration to amend the 2012 budget to include support, in the amount of $15,000, to the School Resource Officer, with continued support to be reviewed in 2013.
A recorded vote was requested. In favour: Reeve Long, Clr. Holsworth, Clr. Hoppins, Clr. Calhoun, Clr. Painter, Clr. Wittstock and Clr. Keiver. Against: None CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Town of Trochu Community Showcase and Flapjack Fiesta
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve a sponsorship of $200.00 for this event and authorize the attendance of Clr. Hoppins and Clr. Painter. CARRIED
AAMDC Opposition Panel Discussion
Clr. Painter moved that Council direct Administration to provide the AAMDC with the issues and topics they have selected. CARRIED
Supper Invitations from ATCO & MPE - AAMDC Convention
Council directed Administration to provide ATCO and MPE with the numbers of those able to attend.
Three Hills & District Chamber of Commerce Magazine Support Request
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council provide support to the Three Hills & District Chamber of Commerce magazine with the purchase of a business card size advertisement at a cost of $295.00 plus applicable GST. CARRIED
Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP) Award
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council authorize the attendance of Reeve Long at the RPAP Award event being held in Edmonton, on November 2, 2011. CARRIED
Mayor & Reeve's Meeting -Tour of Red Deer College
Council confirmed their earlier authorization for Clr. Calhoun attend the November 1, 2011 Mayor & Reeves meeting and tour of the Red Deer College.
Council and Committee Reports
Agricultural Service Board - written report by Clr. Hoppins on the October 13th ASB meeting. It was reported that the ASB had directed Bruce Sommerville, Agricultural Fieldman, to pursue the possibility of contracting the weed spraying of the highway rights of way with the new highway maintenance contractor, Carillion (replacing Ledcor).
Boomtown Trail Conference - written report by Clr. Keiver on the October 19th Boomtown Trail Conference held in Tees, Alberta.
Kneehill Medical Clinic Committee - written report by Clr. Calhoun on the October 17th meeting held at the Town of Three Hills office.
Drumheller & District Waste Management Committee -written report by Clr. Calhoun on the October 20th meeting held in Drumheller. The next meeting is scheduled for December 1 at 12:00 p.m. Clr. Calhoun suggested the recycling of agricultural plastics be discussed with Alberta Environment at the Bear Pit session at the AAMDC Convention.
Canadian Badlands Economic Development Foundation - verbal report by Reeve Long. A submission to Municipal Affairs, under the Regional Collaboration Program, for $250,000.00 for the following:
* Development of a broad Regional Tourism Investment Development Strategy
* Building of a Business Plan
* Creation of a Communications Plan
* Building of a Marketing and Packaging Plan
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council provide a letter of support, in principle, to the Canadian Badlands Economic Development Foundation submission to Alberta Municipal Affairs, under the Regional Collaboration Program, for $250,000.00. CARRIED
Doctor Recruitment & Retention Committee - written report by Reeve Long on the October 19 meeting of the Doctor Recruitment & Retention Committee.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Reeve Long be authorized to attend the Alberta Health Services Report to Community being held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at the Black Knight Inn, Red Deer. CARRIED
Badlands Ambulance Service Society - written report by Reeve Long on the October 20th meeting of the Badlands Ambulance Society meeting.
Kneehill Regional Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) - written report by Clr. Holsworth providing the highlights of the October 20th meeting. Requisition to municipalities to remain the same, with approximately $6,000 taken from reserves to balance the 2012 budget.
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the Council and Committee Reports as presented. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 11:55 a.m. until 1:14 p.m.
Barb Long was not present when the meeting reconvened and the minutes were recorded by Laurie Watt.
Correspondence Report
Three Hills & District Seed Cleaning Plant Ltd - Annual Supper and Shareholder's Meeting - Monday, November 7, 2011
Reeve Long moved that Council authorize Clr. Hoppins to attend the Three Hills & District Seed Cleaning Plant Ltd. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council authorize the attendance of any Clr. at their respective Remembrance Day Services. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the Business Pending and Summary reports. CARRIED
Video Conferencing - Bylaw and Policy Amendments
Clr. Holsworth moved this agenda item be lifted from the table. CARRIED
Barb Long re-entered the Council Chamber at 2:20 p.m. and resumed recording the minutes.
Council reviewed and provided Administration with direction for draft policy amendments pertaining to the use of video conferencing.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council defer further discussion of the bylaw and policy amendments needed due to the implementation of video-conferencing until the November 29, 2011 meeting. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved the meeting go in camera at 2:40 p.m. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved the meeting back in regular session at 3:34 p.m. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council direct Administration to advise Badlands Recreation Development Corporation that Kneehill County will not expropriate any property and will insist on meeting environmental requirements and an appropriately engineered road design for the Badlands Motorsports Resort project. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Calhoun moved that Kneehill County reimburse Heather Kostrosky, Kneehill County Planning Assistant, for the four days of vacation time used to assist in the Planning & Development Office of the Town of Slave Lake. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 3:40 p.m.