MINUTES OF THE AUGUST 9, 2011 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. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Div. 4 - Glen Keiver, Div. 6 - Ken Hoppins, Councillor, Div. 7 - Bobby Painter.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: CAO Kevin Miner; Recording Secretary Barbara Long.
ABSENT: Div.. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Councillor.
Reeve Calhoun called the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m.
Present when the meeting convened was William Stevenson, Progressive Conservative candidate for the Olds, Didsbury, Three Hills constituency.
Additions to the Agenda: Canadian National Railway Road Crossing; Harold Howe Century Farm Celebration & 100th Anniversary of the Fertile Valley School.
Clr. Long moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved approval of the July 19, 2011 minutes. CARRIED
Mike Morton, Director of Financial Services, entered the meeting at 8:40 a.m.
Clr. Painter moved that Council approve the Quick Facts Brochure as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved that Council receive the Bank Reconciliation report as presented. CARRIED
Debi Moon, reporter for The Capital, entered the meeting at 8:55 a.m.
Pete McRae, Operations Director, and Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant, entered the meeting at 9:00 a.m.
5.2 Operating Accounts Report; 5.3 Capital Accounts Report; 5.4 Reserve Schedule Report; 5.5 Water Analysis Report.
Mike Morton reviewed the Financial Accounts (5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5) and addressed questions from Council.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the Financial Reports as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved the meeting go in camera at 9:11 a.m.
Debi Moon and William Stevenson left the meeting at this time.
Clr. Holsworth moved the meeting out of in camera at 9:21 a.m. CARRIED
Bylaw 1632 - Amendment to B1626 - Selkirk WSA Connection Fee Bylaw
Clr. Holsworth moved first reading be given to Bylaw 1632, that being a bylaw to amend Schedule "B" of Bylaw 1626 the benefiting service connection fee for the Selkirk Water Service Area. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved second reading of Bylaw 1632. CARRIED
Reeve Calhoun moved that consideration be given for third reading of Bylaw 1632. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Holsworth moved third reading of Bylaw 1632. CARRIED
Pete McRae presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates. The following additional items were discussed:
* New Connections to Water Service Areas (since the last Council meeting): Grainger/ Hesketh - 1; Selkirk - 4; Kirkpatick - 4; Sunnyslope - 1; Bridge Projects - Repairs to Bridge File 1524 (SW 16-32-24-W4) underway. Road closed.
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Operations Report as presented. CARRIED
Township Road 33-2 (Traffic Control Signs on Intersections Between Trochu and Range Road 25-1)
Clr. Long moved that Council receive as information. CARRIED
Connection to Equity Water System - D. Pryor
Clr. Long moved that Council approve cost sharing the Don Pryor connection to the Equity Water System, as per Policy #14-12A, to a maximum of $5,293 or half of the actual cost, whichever is less. CARRIED
Canadian National (CN) Rail Road Crossing Concern
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council direct Administration to send a letter to CN expressing the County's concern over the rough railway crossing located on the Township Road 33-0, commonly known as the Viterra Road. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council direct Administration to re-draft Policy 15-7, as per the direction of Council, and bring to a future Council meeting for consideration. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 9:50 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
Present when the meeting reconvened were representatives of the Swalwell Town & Country Association, Myrna Empey, Karen Hall and Karen Shierman. Also present were Pete McRae, Operations Director, Brad Buchart, Bridges/Parks Foreman and Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant.
The Swalwell Town & Country Cemetery Committee presented information to Council on the existing condition of the Swalwell Cemetery and their future plans for improvements. The committee noted that it would be beneficial to know exactly what the County would be willing to support and supply.
Council requested the Swalwell Town & Country Cemetery Committee compile an itemized, prioritized list of improvements and meet with Pete McRae and Brad Buchart to determine the costs and the ways the County could cooperate on this project.
The Swalwell Town & Country representatives left the meeting at 10:25 a.m.
Brad Buchart left the meeting at 10:26 a.m.
Pete McRae and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at 10:30 a.m.
Farm Family Award Recognition - Jay & Lenore Davis (ARDA Farms)
Jay and Lenore Davis entered the meeting at 10:30 a.m., and were congratulated on receiving the 2011 Calgary Stampede Farm Family Award and presented with a plaque in recognition of this honour.
Jay and Lenore Davis and Reeve Calhoun left the meeting at 10:35 a.m. in order to have a photo taken.
Debi Moon & William Stevenson left the meeting at 10:35 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 10:35 a.m. until 10:40 a.m.
Reeve Calhoun and Debi Moon were present when the meeting reconvened.
Request for Disinterment/ Reinterment at Sarcee Butte Cemetery - Plot SB1101 to Plot SB0302
Reeve Calhoun moved that Council allow the disinterment/reinterment, from Plot SB1101 to Plot SB0302 at Sarcee Butte Cemetery, at the cost of the County, with funds to come from contingency. CARRIED
Information Technology (IT) 2012 Plan
Clr. Long moved that Council approve the 2012 IT Plan as presented. CARRIED
Council and Committee Reports
Harold Howe Century Farm Celebration & 100th Anniversary of the Fertile Valley School - Reeve Calhoun reported she had attended the Harold Howe Farm Centennial and the Fertile Valley School celebrations held on July 23, 2011 at the Howe family farm. Histories of both had been prepared by the family and photographs displayed. The event was well attended and enjoyed by all.
Reeve Calhoun moved that Council receive the report as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved the meeting go in camera at 10:55 a.m. CARRIED
Debi Moon left the meeting at this time.
Clr. Painter moved the meeting out of in camera at 11:39 a.m. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council approve the Strategic Planning Report 2012 as prepared by Consultant Russ Farmer. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 11:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Clr. Holsworth moved the meeting go in camera at 12:50 p.m.
Pete McRae entered the in camera session at 12:53 p.m. and left at 1:25 p.m.
Barb Long left the in camera session at 1:35 p.m. and the balance of the minutes were recorded by Kevin Miner.
Clr. Keiver moved the meeting go out of in camera at 2:42 p.m. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Nicky Lansink and Boyd Tullikopf be awarded the 2011 Kneehill County Scholarships, in the amount of $1500 each, and that the funds be forwarded upon receipt of confirmation of registration at a post secondary institution. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved that Council approve the transfer of funds from Bridge File 1524 to Bridge File 9260 to accommodate unforeseen circumstances. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Business Pending and Summary reports. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 2:55 p.m.

MINUTES OF THE JULY 19, 2011 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. 1 - Brian Holsworth, 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.
Reeve Calhoun called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
Additions to the Agenda: Water Modeling Application -D. Frere; Water Modeling Application - D. Pryor; Water Modeling Application - Town of Three Hills; Servus Annual Golf Tournament; Kneehill Housing Commission; Agricultural Service Board; Kneehill Regional Family & Child Support Services; Calgary Stampede/BMO Farm Family Award; Century Farm Award Presentation; Doctor Recruitment & Retention. Under In Camera: Labour Issue.
Clr. Long moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved approval of the June 28, 2011 minutes. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that Council direct Administration to confirm the following supper meetings:
* Town of Three Hills -Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
* Village of Carbon - Monday, November 7th, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. CARRIED
Direction: Administration to contact the Village of Acme to see if Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 would be a suitable date for a supper meeting.
Clr. Long moved that Council direct Administration to make arrangements for a news article and photo to be published in The Capital on the transfer of ownership of the Horseshoe Canyon Recreation Area from the Province to Kneehill County. CARRIED
Bylaw 1631- Speed Reduction on Portion of Range Road 21-5 (Colberg Road)
Clr. Wittstock moved first reading be given to Bylaw 1631, that being a bylaw to reduce the speed limit on 1100 meters of Range Road 21-5, located east of the North East & South East of Section 18 Township 29 Range 21 West of the Fourth Meridian, to 50 kilometers per hour. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved second reading of Bylaw 1631. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw 1631. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Holsworth moved third reading of Bylaw 1631. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve the additional funding in the 2011 budget, for purchase and installation of an upgraded antenna for the new shop building, with funds to come from contingency. CARRIED
Debi Moon, Reporter for The Capital, entered the meeting at 8:50 a.m.
Tax Credit Request - Roll 29240823000 - Farm Exemption (John Parsons)
Reeve Calhoun moved that Council approve the refund of the Municipal and Water Service Area taxes plus interest at a rate of 2.72% for the years 2005 to 2010 inclusive, totaling $598.44. CARRIED
Alberta Development Officer's Association (ADOA) Request for Sponsorship
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive as information. CARRIED
Appointment of Member at Large to Agricultural Service Board (ASB)
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council appoint Jim Eskeland as Member at Large to the Agricultural Service Board, commencing immediately and expiring December 31, 2013, and direct Administration to make the necessary amendments to Policy #3-3, Committees and Boards. CARRIED
Community Discovery Night - Three Hills
Reeve Calhoun moved that Council participate in the September 7, 2011 Three Hills 2011 Community Discovery Night. CARRIED
Pete McRae, Director of Operations, and Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant, entered the meeting at 8:58 a.m.
Policy 13-28 Snow Plowing/Grading Policy Amendments
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council approve the amendments to Policy #13-28, as presented. CARRIED
Pete McRae presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates.
* Sunnyslope WSA -Chinook Pipelines commenced stringing pipe today.
* Road Crew - Commencing 12 hour shifts to make up for the delays in road construction due to the wet weather.
* Gravel Crew - Concerns received by Council regarding possible road damage caused by the County gravel trucks hauling through the Village of Linden. Direction of Council was to use this road as minimally as possible.
* Dust Control - Clr. Holsworth requested the Operations Department look into a new, environmentally friendly, dust control product being used by the County of Paintearth. The Operations Director responded that he was aware of the product but that it was very expensive.
* Bridge Projects - Repairs to Bridge File 75936 (located south and east of Hesketh) and Bridge File 1524 (northwest of Three Hills, S.W. 16-32-24-W4) will result in temporary road closures which will be advertised in The Capital.
* Land Reclamation in the Sunnyslope WSA - Clr. Wittstock inquired as to whether there would be an additional year of reimbursement due to crop damage as there are two years and going onto a third year of loss of production.
Clr. Wittstock left the meeting at 9:20 due to a pecuniary interest.
Direction of Council: Operations to investigate and provide more detailed information to Council.
Clr. Wittstock re-entered the meeting at 9:30 a.m.
* Road Maintenance - Clr. Long inquired about the status of roadside mowing and shoulder pulls as discussed at the Strategic Planning session. Operations advised that due to the amount of moisture this year the majority of time has been spent on road maintenance issues. Some roadside mowing has been completed on high traffic roads. Council will review roadside mowing options at the fall budgeting session.
Clr. Long moved that Council receive the Operations Report as presented. CARRIED
Water Modeling Applications
Clr. Hoppins excused himself from voting due to a potential conflict of interest.
Reeve Calhoun moved that Council approve all three (3) connection recommendations as presented. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 9:40 a.m. until 9:48 a.m. Pete McRae and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at this time.
Tax Sale Date 2011
Clr. Long moved that Council approve Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. for the 2011 Public Tax Sale date in the event that a 2011 Public Tax Sale is required. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council authorize the attendance of any Council member interested in attending the September 7, 2011 Servus Golf Tournament. CARRIED
Council and Committee Reports
Drumheller & District Solid Waste - Reeve Calhoun reported she had attended the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony commemorating the completion of the Drumheller Sewage Plant Upgrade and the Drumheller & District Regional Landfill Expansion Project on July 15, 2011. She further requested Council direction on Drumheller & District Solid Waste Association becoming a member of the Southern Alberta Energy from Waste Alliance Group (SAEWA).
Reeve Calhoun moved that Kneehill County become a participating member of the Southern Alberta Energy from Waste Alliance Group, through the Drumheller & District Solid Waste Association, at a cost of $0.37 per capita. CARRIED
Kneehill Housing Commission (KHC) - written report by Reeve Calhoun on the July 6th, 2011 KHC Executive and Board meeting.
Agricultural Service Board (ASB) - a brief oral report was given and will be followed by a written report by Clr. Hoppins on the June 30 ASB meeting.
Kneehill Regional Family & Child Support Services (FCSS) - verbal report by Clr. Holsworth on the June 23rd FCSS meeting. Copies of the minutes provided to Council.
Calgary Stampede/BMO Farm Family Award - verbal report by Clr. Wittstock on the Farm Family Awards Brunch he had attended on July 11th honouring the Jay Davis Family from Kneehill County.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council authorize the attendance of Reeve Calhoun at the Century Farm Family celebration being held on July 23, 2011. CARRIED
Doctor Recruitment & Retention Committee - verbal report by Clr. Long.
* Dr. Abedeshi arrived in Three Hills and will be taking his 2 week assessment in Olds prior to establishing his practice at the Three Hills Medical Clinic. Equipment was purchased for his office but no major renovations to the clinic were necessary.
* At this time 5 physicians are working out of the Three Hills Clinic and 3 physicians out of the Trochu Clinic.
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Council and Committee reports. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the Business Pending and Summary reports. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 10:25 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Pete McRae was present when the meeting reconvened.
Clr. Holsworth moved the meeting go in camera at 10:33 a.m. CARRIED
Pete McRae left the In Camera session at 11:20 a.m.
Barb Long left the In Camera session at 11:25 a.m. with the balance of the minutes being recorded by Laurie Watt.
Clr. Hoppins moved the meeting go out of in camera at 11:53 a.m. CARRIED
Linden Church Road (RR 25-3 from TWP 30-4 to 31-0)
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council confirm motion #145/11 which states, ìthat Council authorize the Operations Department to rip, re-lay, shoulder pull, gravel and pack the Linden Church Road from Township Road 30-4 to Township Road 31-0 due to safety concerns.
Clr. Wittstock requested a recorded vote.
In favour: Clr. Holsworth, Clr. Hoppins, Clr. Long, Clr. Painter and Clr. Keiver.
Against: Reeve Calhoun and Clr. Wittstock. CARRIED
Colberg Road (RR 21-5 South of Highway 575)
Clr. Long moved that Council approve Netook Construction to upgrade Range Road 21-5 South of Highway 575 for a cost of $27,150 plus applicable GST. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 11:57 a.m.

MINUTES OF THE JUNE 14, 2011 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. 1 - Brian Holsworth, 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.
Reeve Calhoun called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
Additions to the Agenda: Letter of Support - Huxley Historical Association; FCM -Partners' Dinners/Tours; Guzoo Animal Farm; Senior's Outreach Volunteer Appreciation Banquet; Linden Pathway Project Grand Opening; Mayors & Reeves Meeting; Trochu & District Fire Department 100th Anniversary.
Clr. Holsworth moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved approval of the May 24, 2011 minutes. CARRIED
Bank Reconciliation as of April 30, 2011
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the Bank Reconciliation report. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved that Council receive the Ratepayer Meeting's Feedback Forms as information. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive as information.
Reeve Calhoun requested a recorded vote.
In favour: Clr. Holsworth, Clr. Hoppins, Clr. Keiver, Clr. Painter, and Clr. Wittstock
Against: Reeve Calhoun and Clr. Long. CARRIED
Pete McRae, Operations Director, Mike Avramenko, Southern District Road Supervisor and Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant, entered the meeting at 8:55 a.m.
Grand Opening of the Kneehill County New Shop Building.
Council reviewed and provided direction regarding the Grand Opening of the County Shop scheduled for Tuesday, June 28th from 2-4 p.m.
* An advance tour for Council was scheduled for 8:45 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2011.
Debi Moon, Reporter for The Capital, entered the meeting at 9:05 a.m.
Operations
Mike Avramenko, newly hired Road Maintenance Supervisor, was introduced to Council. Mike provided a brief review of his training and past experience. On behalf of Council Reeve Calhoun welcomed him to Kneehill County.
Pete McRae presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates. The following items were also discussed:
* Equipment operator hired and to commence work July 4th.
* Dust Control for the gravel haul roads to be reviewed by Council at the upcoming Strategic Planning Session.
* Council requested pictures of the newly installed playgrounds (Huxley, Swalwell, and Wimborne) for the next Council meeting.
* Road repairs, due to the wet weather, are affecting scheduled road projects. The time and costs are being recorded with the possibility of applying for disaster funding. At this time still hopeful that the road projects can be completed without using contract services.
* Trial use of 7/8" gravel will be done on the Golf Course Road and the southern end of the Fisher Davis Road.
Clr. Long moved that Council receive the Operations Report as presented. CARRIED
Water Modeling Applications
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council approve the connection recommendations as presented. CARRIED
Sunnyslope WSA Adjustment Request - P. Klassen SW28-31-26-
Reeve Calhoun moved this agenda item be tabled until later in the meeting. CARRIED
Disposal of Pontmain School
Clr. Holsworth moved this agenda item be tabled for further information. CARRIED
Mike Avramenko left the meeting at 9:53 a.m.
Pete McRae and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at 9:55 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 9:55 a.m. until 10:06 a.m.
Present when the meeting reconvened were Matt & Tara Sawyer.
Reeve Calhoun presented Matt & Tara Sawyer with a plaque acknowledging their receiving the Outstanding Young Farmers of Alberta Award which spotlights and promotes young agricultural leaders. Matt & Tara Sawyer of Acme will represent Alberta at the National Awards Program, to be hosted in Brandon, Manitoba during November 14-20, 2011.
Reeve Calhoun, and Matt & Tara Sawyer left the meeting at 10:15 a.m. to have pictures taken for The Capital by Debi Moon.
Reeve Calhoun and Debi Moon re-entered the meeting at 10:20 a.m.
Supper Meetings with Urban Councils
Administration was directed to contact Acme, Carbon, Three Hills and Trochu to arrange supper meetings for the fall of 2011.
Development Control Policy 5-13 Amendment
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve the amendment to Policy 5-13 as presented. CARRIED
Shelley Jackson, Kneehill Regional FCSS Director, entered the meeting 10:25 am.
Council reviewed and finalized the agenda items and format of the Strategic Planning Session being held on June 21st and June 22nd, 2011.
Kneehill Regional Family and Community Support (FCSS) 2010 Annual Report - Shelley Jackson, Kneehill Regional FCSS Director presented highlights of the 2010 Annual Report and the successes and challenges faced by the FCSS Board.
Reeve Calhoun thanked Shelley and her staff for a job well done.
Shelley Jackson left the meeting at 10:55 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 10:55 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Dimitri Pojidaeff, from HR Group Consulting was present when the meeting reconvened.
Barb Long left the meeting at this time.
Clr. Painter moved the meeting go in camera at 11:00 a.m. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved the meeting out of in camera at 12:12 p.m. CARRIED
Dimitri Pojidaeff left the meeting at this time.
The meeting recessed for lunch from 12:12p.m. until 1:25 p.m.
Present when the meeting reconvened were Mike Minshall, Marty Rowley and Kimberly MacKinnon, representatives from Genivar.
Pete McRae and Brandy Hay Evans entered the meeting at 1:26 p.m.
Presentations Continued
Genivar Kneehill Rural Water Service Project Update - Mike Minshall.
Mike Minshall provided Council with an update on the status of the water projects, highlighting the progress made in each of the phases and noting any outstanding issues.
The Genivar representatives left the meeting at 1:45 p.m.
Clr. Long moved the meeting go in camera at 1:45 p.m. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved the meeting out of in camera at 2:45 p.m. CARRIED
Brandy Hay Evans was not present when the meeting returned to regular session.
Orkney Viewpoint Fence
Clr. Long moved that Council approve the installation of a 4 rail lag bolted perimeter fence with 2 v-gates at the Orkney Viewpoint site. CARRIED
Sunnyslope WSA Reservoir Tender Results
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council accept the tender bid from Nu Edge Construction, with the removal of items A5 and C6. CARRIED
Road Upgrade Request ñ DaVon Baerg: SE 14-30-26-W4
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council accept the road upgrade quote from DaVon Baerg, as presented, with reimbursement as per Policy 5-13A. CARRIED
Sunnyslope WSA connection Request - P. Klassen SW 28-31-26-W4
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council, with regrets, deny the request to alter the boundary of the Sunnyslope WSA Phase 4 to encompass the S.W. 28-31-26-W4 to allow for a water connection.
Reeve Calhoun requested a recorded vote.
In favour: Clr. Holsworth, Clr. Hoppins, Clr. Keiver and Clr. Painter. Against: Reeve Calhoun, Clr. Long, and Clr. Wittstock. CARRIED
Pontmain School Disposal Request
Clr. Hoppins moved this agenda item be lifted from the table. CARRIED
Administration provided information on the cost of disposing of building debris at other waste facilities.
Clr. Long moved this item be tabled until the June 28, 2011 Council meeting in order that further information may be obtained. CARRIED
A report on the Swalwell Sewage Lagoon Rehabilitation will be presented at a future Council meeting.
Pete McRae left the meeting at 2:58 p.m.
Kneehill Regional Partnership Meeting
Clr. Long moved that Council receive as information the summary report as presented by facilitator Russell Farmer and Associates. CARRIED
AAMDC 2011 Member Satisfaction Survey
Reeve Calhoun moved that Clr. Long complete the portion of the survey that is reflective of the view of Council and Kevin Miner, to complete the portion of the survey representing the administrative view. CARRIED
Kneehill County Carbon Shop Agreement - Golden Hills School Division #75
Clr. Long moved that Council approve signing the Carbon Shop Access Agreement with the Golden Hills School Division #75, for the term July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2016. CARRIED
Kin Canada - Portraits of Honour Tour/Highway of Heroes
Reeve Calhoun moved that Council approve the sponsorship of a Canadian flag, in the amount of $750, for the Portraits of Honour Tour in Red Deer on Sept. 16-17th. CARRIED
Shaping Alberta's Future -Premier's Council for Economic Strategy Meeting
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive as information. CARRIED
Acme Golf Course Riser Fee
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council refuse the request from the Acme Golf Course for an exemption of the riser cost fee or payment of the riser fee over time. MOTION DEFEATED
Reeve Calhoun moved that Council authorize a charging agreement be established with the Acme Golf Club allowing for payment of the $6,000 riser fee over time. CARRIED
Huxley Historical & Community Initiatives Society - Letter of Request
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council provide a letter of support, in principle, to the Huxley Historical & Community Initiatives Society, to accompany their Community Facility Enhancement Program application requesting grant funding to assist with the installation of a new fence around the ball diamond and playground in Huxley. CARRIED
FCM Welcome Reception & Farewell Dinner
Clr. Hoppins moved that Kneehill County cover the costs for the purchase of the Mayorís Welcome Reception and the Gala Dinner for the partners attending the 2011 FCM Convention. CARRIED
Discussion took place on the status of the Guzoo Animal Farm with it being noted that the regulations and requirements are under provincial legislation.
The meeting recessed from 3:32 p.m. until 3:40 p.m.
Council and Committee Reports
Boomtown Trail - written report by Clr. Keiver on the May 9, 2011 meeting. A poster of the June 18, 2011 Dessert Theatre was presented to Council.
Senior's Outreach Appreciation Supper, Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition of Marion Shadlock - verbal report by Clr. Long on the June 9th, 2011 recognition evening.
Linden Pathway Project Grand Opening - verbal report by Clr. Long on the Grand Opening of the Linden Pathway Project attended by Clr. Keiver and himself.
Mayor & Reeves Meeting - verbal report by Reeve Calhoun on the May 25th, 2011 Mayor & Reeves Meeting.
Trochu & District Fire Department 100th Anniversary = verbal report by Clr. Hoppins on the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Trochu & District Fire Department on June 4, 2011.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the Council and Committee reports. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Keiver moved that Council receive the Business Pending and Summary reports. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 4:19 p.m.

MINUTES OF THE MAY 24, 2011 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; Div. 1 - Brian Holsworth,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.
Reeve Calhoun called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
Additions to the Agenda:
Slave Lake Donation; Linden Ambulance & Fire Invitation; Red Deer River Municipal Users Group; Three Hills School Graduation; Elected Official Education Program Course.
Clr. Wittstock moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
The following amendments were made to the May 10th minutes:
* Addition: Clr. Holsworth was not present for the afternoon portion of the meeting.
* Amend motion 267/11 to remove Clr. Holsworth from the recorded vote.
Clr. Hoppins moved approval of the May 10, 2011 minutes as amended. CARRIED
Nuisance and Unsightly Premises - Bylaw 1630
Clr. Hoppins moved second reading of Bylaw 1630, that being a bylaw to regulate and abate unsightly premises and other nuisances within the hamlets of Kneehill County. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved third reading of Bylaw 1630. CARRIED
Horseshoe Canyon Recreation Area - Direction of Council was to tentatively book June 14, following the Council meeting, for a photo at the Horseshoe Canyon Recreation Area, to announce the transfer of ownership from the Province to Kneehill County. Administration was requested to provide notes for The Capital.
Kneehill Regional Golf Tournament ñ June 17, 2011 - Three Hills Golf Course
Clr. Holsworth moved Council authorize the attendance of Council and spouses at the June 17, 2011 Kneehill Regional Golf Tournament. CARRIED
Pete McRae, Director of Operations, and Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant entered the meeting at 8:55 a.m.
Pete McRae presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates. The following items were also discussed:
* Selkirk WSA Reclamation - It was noted that reclamation of the hay land has been poorly done (rough, rocks, tracer wire). Council was requested to pass individual concerns through Operations to be dealt with.
* Selkirk WSA Grand Opening - scheduled and ready for today at 3:30 p.m.
Debi Moon, reporter for The Capital, entered the meeting at 9:05 a.m.
* Roads ñ Doing major repairs first and then will be looking at minor damage complaints.
* Road Bans - Will be looking at restricting travel on black dirt trails due to recent moisture.
* Dirt Trails - Possible means of communicating to the public the condition and closure of black dirt trails was discussed. Operations to advertise closures of black dirt trails in the spring both in The Capital and on the County website.
* Dust Control (Gravel Haul Roads/Washboard Treatment) - List of residents receiving dust control, from the County, due to their proximity to gravel haul roads and areas of dust control used to control washboard was distributed to Council for review and discussion. It was noted that dust control on the hill off the pavement on SH 583 east, Twp Rd 32-0, needed to be added to the list. Direction of Council was to leave as is for this year but requested Operations provide more information on other options and means of identifying those areas affected by dust caused by County operations.
Clr. Long moved that due to the impending deadline for dust control application, the current dust control list be followed. CARRIED
Note: Dust Control, provided due to County operations, to be added to the agenda of the upcoming Strategic Planning session.
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the Operations Report as presented. CARRIED
Connacher Oil & Gas Road Upgrade Request ñ 260 Meters on RR 25-1
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council approve Connacher Oil & Gas to upgrade Range Road 25-1, between the S.E. 27 and S.W. 26-31-25-W4 to a Schedule "B" Minor Local Road (Gravel) Standard, as per Policy 5-13. CARRIED
Pete McRae and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at 9:55 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 9:55 a.m. until 10:05 a.m.
Present when the meeting reconvened was Mike Morton, Director of Financial Services.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the Bank Reconciliation Report as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Operating Expense/Revenue Financial Report as presented. CARRIED
Mike Morton left the meeting at 10:23 a.m.
Jerry Brett, Senior Planning & Development Officer and Gilbert Quashie-Sam, Planning & Development Officer, entered the meeting at 10:25 a.m.
Jerry Brett and Gilbert Quashie-Sam presented an overview of the Planning Department to Council. The overview provided information on their activities and responsibilities, statutory documents, development authorities, subdivision authorities, safety codes permit services, planning aids, tools and resources and current projects.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive the Planning Department Overview as presented. CARRIED
Safety Codes Services ñ Request for Proposal ñ Provider Selection
Clr. Holsworth moved that Kneehill County enter into discussions with Superior Safety Codes to enter into a three year contract for the provision of Safety Codes Services to the County. CARRIED
Jerry Brett and Gilbert Quashie-Sam left the meeting at 10:53 a.m.
Strategic planning update
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive as information. CARRIED
Trochu Fire Department 100th Anniversary Celebration
Reeve Calhoun moved that Council authorize the attendance of Clr. Hoppins at the Trochu & District Fire Department 100th Anniversary Celebration. CARRIED
Kneehill Regional Grant Writer Quarterly Report
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the Kneehill Regional Grant Writer Quarterly Report as information. CARRIED
Reeve Calhoun moved that Council authorize the attendance of Clr. Wittstock at the July 11 Calgary Stampede BMO Farm Family Awards festivities, with this year's recipients, the Jay Davis family. CARRIED
Feedback from the 2011 Ratepayer Meetings
Clr. Long moved that Council receive the feedback summary as information. CARRIED
Note: Copies of the feedback forms to be provided at the next Council meeting.
Amendments to Utility Policy 14-14 - Exceptions & Water Billing Cycle Table
Clr. Painter moved that Council approve the amendments to Policy 14-14 as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council direct Administration to obtain more information regarding the needs, both immediate and long reaching, of the community of Slave Lake and bring to the June 14, 2011 Council meeting. CARRIED
Linden/Acme Fire and Kneehill Ambulance Society Staff & Family Appreciation Barbeque
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council authorize the attendance of Clr. Wittstock and Clr. Keiver at the June 16, 2011 Linden/Acme Fire Department and Ambulance Society Appreciation Barbeque. CARRIED
Council and Committee Reports
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve the signing of the amended Marigold agreement, Schedule C, outlining the levy rates for 2012,2013 and 2014. CARRIED
Meeting in Olds - MLA R. Marz
Reeve Calhoun advised Council that in reference to all the letters of concern being sent to the MLA's office, she had booked a meeting with Richard Marz for 9:30 a.m. on May 25th to review the history/background of the County's regional water project, Torrington water and the Kneehill Regional Water Services Commission.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council authorize the attendance of Reeve Calhoun, Clr. Bob Long and Clr. Jerry Wittstock at the May 25th, 2011 meeting with MLA Richard Marz. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 11:50 a.m. until 1:17 p.m.
Canadian Badlands Ltd - Letter of Support Request
Clr. Long moved that Council authorize Administration to provide a letter of support, in principle, to accompany funding proposals to the Rural Secretariat Knowledge Building Program and the Rural Alberta Development Fund. CARRIED
Red Deer River Municipal Users Group
Clr. Wittstock provided Council with a verbal report regarding the Strategic Planning Session he had attended.
Reeve Calhoun provided a verbal report regarding the May 21 Three Hills Graduation she had attended on behalf of Kneehill County.
Elected Officials Education Program (EOEP) - Land Use and Development Approvals
Clr. Painter provided Council with a written report regarding the EOEP Course, Land Use and Development Approvals, attended by Clr. Keiver and himself.
Reeve Calhoun moved that Council receive the Council and Committee reports. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report as presented. CARRIED
Council confirmed the following for the Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting of the new shop building:
* Date - Tuesday, June 28th
* Time - From 2:00 p.m.(ribbon cutting) until 4:00 p.m.
* Advertise in The Capital and on the County website.
* Invitations to include: dignitaries, neighbouring municipalities, Central Zone Association members, urban centres within Kneehill County, and Scott Builders.
* Ensure no equipment in place in order that visitors can walk about safely.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive the Business Pending and Summary reports. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved the meeting go in camera at 1:46 p.m. CARRIED
Laurie Watt and Barb Long left the meeting at 2:15 p.m.
Clr. Holsworth moved the meeting out of in camera at 2:55 p.m. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 2:55 p.m.