MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 22, 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. 4 - Glen Keiver, Div. 7 - Bobby Painter.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: CAO Kevin Miner; Assistant CAO Laurie Watt; Recording Secretary Brandy Hay Evans.
ABSENT: Councillors: Div. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Div. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Div. 6 - Ken Hoppins.
Reeve Calhoun called the meeting to order at 8:43 a.m.
Additions to the Agenda: Central Zone AAMDC; Drumheller & District Solid Waste Committee; Badlands Ambulance Society; Kneehill Regional FCSS; Boomtown Trail.
Clr. Long moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved approval of the February 8, 2011 minutes. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved to receive the January 2011Bank Reconciliation Report as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved that Council accept amended Policy 14-12B as presented. CARRIED
Pete McRae, Director of Operations, entered the meeting at 8:58 a.m. and presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates. The following items were also discussed:
* Selkirk Water Service Area - The deadline was met for the Building Canada Fund Grant.
* Sunnyslope Water Service Area
o One leg of the distribution line has been relocated to the other side of the road.
o Re-routes completed.
o Working on an area by Highway 27, not sure how to fix this issue. Direction was given for Operations to begin the request for a relaxation from Alberta Transportation.
o LGW has commenced contacting some of the acreage owners. Currently have signed easements on 70% of the transmission line mileage.
o Middle to end of March is the tentative tender date.
Debi Moon, Reporter for The Capital, entered the meeting at 9:09 a.m.
Clr. Long moved that Council receive the Operations Report as presented. CARRIED
Clarification on Black Dirt Trail (RR 24-3 - Three Hills Colony)
Reeve Calhoun moved that Council approve the upgrade of the full two miles of Range Road 24-3, to a standard local road status, using Kneehill County forces. CARRIED
Pete McRae left the meeting at 9:28 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 9:28 a.m. until 9:34 a.m.
Kneehill County Ratepayer Newsletter - March 2011
Clr. Painter moved that Council approve the March 2011 Kneehill County Ratepayer Newsletter as presented, for publication for the end of February 2011 if possible. CARRIED
Skype Usage
Clr. Long moved that Council refer this issue to the 2012 Strategic Planning Session for discussion. CARRIED
Encana Clearwater Business Unit - Courtesy Matters Advisory Committee
Reeve Calhoun moved that until the October 2011 Organizational Meeting, the Reeve be authorized to serve on the Courtesy Matters Advisory Committee, with the Deputy Reeve acting as the alternate representative. CARRIED
Community Grants to Non Profit Organizations
Clr. Keiver moved the February 2011 funding allocations as per the recommendations of the Community Grants to Non-Profit Organizations Committee. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved that Council authorize Administration to purchase a D7 Cat Crawler, as per the Capital Equipment Replacement Plan, with the funds to come from the equipment reserve. CARRIED
Invitation to Participate in the Value Management Study
Clr. Long moved that Council receive as information. CARRIED
Reeve Calhoun moved that Council approve a cash gift of $100, plus the donation of a Kneehill County promotional item, to the Three Hills Victim Services Annual Steak and Lobster Fest annual fundraiser. CARRIED
National Wall of Remembrance Initiative
Clr. Long moved that Council receive as information. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved that Council authorize the attendance of Reeve Calhoun, or her designate, at the Kneehill Historical Society's Annual Spring Supper and the donation of a Kneehill County promotional item to be used as a door prize. CARRIED
Pete McRae, Director of Operations, entered the meeting at 10:22 a.m.
Kneehill Regional Partnership Meeting
Council directed Administration to prepare an overview of the items deliberated by Council for further discussion at the March 8th Council meeting.
The meeting recessed from 10:34 a.m. until 10:42 a.m.
Sunnyslope WSA Map Update - Pete McRae provided Council with an update of the Sunnyslope Water Service Area map noting the following:
* Land that has a signed easement has been shaded on the map.
* Only one leg has been added that was not in the original WSA.
* Total of 215 risers, 196 km of pipe.
Pete McRae left the meeting at 11:05 a.m.
Central Alberta Rural Electrification Association (CAREA) Communications Request
Clr. Long moved that Council receive as information. CARRIED
Mobile Home Tax Arrears
Clr. Painter moved that Council authorize putting up the following trailers for auction on March 31, 2011 due to tax arrears with reserve bids set:
* Serial #HF0258A, Roll #33260313200, Reserve Bid of $60,000
* Serial #4090634560, Roll #33260314200, Reserve Bid of $40,000. CARRIED
Reeve Calhoun moved the meeting go in camera at 11:10 a.m. CARRIED
Debi Moon left the meeting at 11:10 a.m.
Clr. Painter moved the meeting out of in camera at 11:32 a.m. CARRIED
The meeting recessed for lunch from 11:33 a.m. until 12:52 p.m.
Debi Moon was present when the meeting reconvened.
Clr. Long moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Business Pending and Summary reports. CARRIED
Entering the meeting at 1:00 p.m. was the Concerned Sunnyslope & Torrington Water Service Area Group. A guest register has been attached forming part of the minutes. Also present were: Lowell Wattie of LGW Service, Pete McRae, Director of Operations, John McKiernan, Environment Supervisor and Will Scott, Senior Peace Officer.
Concerned Sunnyslope WSA Group - Harold Bayes: Harold Bayes, Drew Keiver and Crystal Wunsch addressed Council on behalf of the Concerned Sunnyslope Water Service Area Group, regarding the concerns they have with the Sunnyslope Phase 4 WSA. A list of the questions/concerns they would like addressed by Council was provided for Council's response.
At 1:35 p.m. Harold Bayes concluded the presentation and all registered guests left the meeting.
Further discussion ensued by Council regarding the Sunnyslope Phase 4 WSA.
Debi Moon left the meeting at 1:50 p.m.
Clr. Hoppins provided Council with a written report on the Ministerial Open House held at Olds College on February 9.
Central Zone Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (CAAMDC)
Councillors Long and Painter reported verbally on the CAAMDC meeting, summarizing the topics discussed. Next meeting to be held in Paintearth and Olds will be hosting the annual golf tounament.
Drumheller & District Regional Solid Waste Management Committee - Clr. Long provided Council with a verbal report on the recent meeting, noting the following:
* 2010 a very profitable year.
* Cardboard collection ñ still some issues but successful. Remind ratepayers at upcoming Ratepayer Meetings that cardboard recycling is available.
Badlands Ambulance Service Society - Clr. Long provided Council with a verbal report on the February 17th meeting noting the following:
* April to January net income was $162,000.
* A new 5 year contract had been negotiated with two, 2 year options.
* Wages have been raised to match union salary.
* Introduced a new ambulance which is in the process of being outfitted.
* No staffing issues.
Kneehill Regional Family and Child Support Services - Clr. Painter provided a written report on the February 17th FCSS meeting.
Boomtown Trail Spring Conference - Reeve Calhoun moved that Council approve the attendance of Clr. Keiver at the March 18th Boomtown Trail Conference. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Committee Reports. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved the meeting go in camera at 2:18 p.m. CARRIED
Laurie Watt and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at 2:30 p.m.
Clr. Long moved the meeting out of in camera at 2:58 p.m. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 2:59 p.m.

MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 8, 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, Deputy Reeve; Councillors: Div. 4 - Glen Keiver, Div. 6 - Ken Hoppins, Div. 7 - Bobby Painter.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: CAO Kevin Miner; Assistant CAO Laurie Watt; Recording Secretary Barb Long.
ABSENT: Div. 2 - Carol Calhoun, Reeve; Councillors: Div. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Div. 3 - Jerry Wittstock.
Deputy Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
Adoption of Agenda: Subdivision & Development Appeal Board (SDAB) Workshop; Brownlee LLP Municipal Law Seminar; Encana Courtesy Matters Advisory Committee; Doctor Recruitment & Retention Committee.
Clr. Hoppins moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved approval of the January 25, 2011 minutes. CARRIED
There were no financial reports presented.
Clr. Keiver moved that Council approve the Village of Munson request for Peace Officer Services for a term of one-year, on a cost recovery basis. CARRIED
Separate Assessment and Tax Notices
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive as information with the issue being reviewed again in 2012. CARRIED
2011 Strategic Planning Update
Clr. Painter moved to receive as information. CARRIED
Water Service Benefitting Fee - Post Construction
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council direct Administration to re-draft Policy 14-12B for the next Council meeting to reflect that Council approve the payment of post-construction benefitting levies over a period, not to exceed 15 years, through a charging agreement registered against title. CARRIED
Clr. Keiver moved that Council approve the sale of the Old Linden Fire Tanker, Unit FXT90, as outlined by the Emergency Services Officer. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved that Council approve increasing the nightly camping fee at Keiver's Lake Campground, to $18.00 per night.
Clr. Hoppins moved a friendly amendment be made to Motion #68/11 to reflect a new camping rate at Keiver's Lake Campground of $20.00 per night. Clr. Long accepted the amendment to his motion.
A vote was taken on the amended motion. CARRIED
2011 Master Rates Bylaw - B1622
Clr. Painter moved that first reading be given to Bylaw 1622, that being the 2011 Master Rates Bylaw, establishing rates, fees, penalties and charges for various goods, licenses, permits and services. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved second reading to Bylaw 1622. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw 1622. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Keiver moved third reading to Bylaw 1622. CARRIED
Pete McRae, Operations Director, and Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant, entered the meeting at 9:00 a.m.
Acme Golf Course Water Connection Request
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council direct Administration to draft a letter to the Acme Golf Course as per the directions of Council. Council supports payment by the Acme Golf Course of the $6,000 and directs them to apply for water modeling. CARRIED
Pete McRae, Director of Operations presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates.
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Operations Summary Report as presented. CARRIED
Debi Moon entered the meeting at 9:33 a.m.
The 2011 options for road projects were discussed and the 2011 Bridge Projects were distributed to Council.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve the following 2011 Road Projects in order of priority:
1) Transfer Station Road (3 miles)
2) Martin Road (Twp 34-0, 5 miles from 26-1 to 26-0) or the Viterra East Road (Twp Rd 33-0, 3 miles), based upon which project can be completed in the current year. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that Council approve the 2011 Bridge projects as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Keiver moved that Council deny the request to mow the Huxley ball diamonds and surrounding camping area due to the extra time required on an already demanding mowing schedule. MOTION DEFEATED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council comply with the request to mow the Huxley ball diamonds and surrounding camping area for one year with an extension to the time period to be reviewed again in 2012. CARRIED
A delegation consisting of Marilyn Weber, Executive Director St. Mary's in Trochu and Castor, Ron Zook, Community Board Member St. Mary's in Trochu and Kevin Cowan, Senior Director with Covenant Health, entered the meeting at 9:58 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 10:00 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.
Covenant Health - Trochu Designated Assisted Living Project: Introductions were made and members of the delegation updated Council on the proposed replacement of the existing St. Mary's Health Centre with construction of a 72 bed Designated Assisted Living facility. The proposed facility is to consist of 60 Designated Assisted Living beds and 12 dementia beds built on land made available through the Town of Trochu (the former Pontmain School site). While providing a valuable service in the area of continuing care, assisted living, palliative care and rehabilitation services, the current St. Mary's Health Care Centre facility, comprised of 28 long term care beds and 28 supportive living/lodge beds, is aging and no longer meets the standards of accommodation although excellent care is provided by the 80 employees. The new building will be designed specifically to support independence and emphasize dignity and personal choice. At this time Covenant Health requested that Kneehill County Council provide a letter of support to be submitted with the grant submission to the Alberta Supportive Living Initiative Grant (ASLI) and forwarded to the Minister of Health, Minister of Seniors and Community Support, and the MLA. Further to this, financial support will be requested to assist with the demolition costs of the existing lodge facility once they are known.
Clr. Painter moved that Council provide a letter of support to Covenant Health - St. Mary's Health Centre, to accompany their application to the Alberta Seniors and Community Supports, Alberta Supportive Living Initiative Grant (ASLI), for the construction of a 72 bed Designated Assisted Living facility in Trochu. Further, that copies of this letter of support also be provided to the Minister of Health, the Minister of Alberta Seniors and Community Supports and MLA Richard Marz. CARRIED
Ron Zook, Marilyn Weber and Kevin Cowan left the meeting at 10:30 a.m.
Reynolds Mirth Richards Farmer (RMRF) Annual Municipal Law Seminar
Clr. Long moved that Council authorize the attendance of any Clr. wishing to attend the RMRF Annual Law Seminar. CARRIED
Policy 11-4: Meetings in County Office
Clr. Painter moved that Council approve amended Policy 11-4, as presented. CARRIED
Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties (AAMDC): Municipality Input for Release of Audit Letters.
Clr. Long moved that Council direct Administration to complete and submit the response to the AAMDC regarding Councilís support of the release of audit letters to the public. CARRIED
Parkland Airshed Management Zone Membership Request
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive this report as information. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that Council participate in the upcoming Community Discovery Nights as listed:
* Clr. Wittstock or alternate at the Acme Discovery Night being held on Thursday, March 10th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
* Clr. Holsworth or alternate at the Carbon Discovery Night being held on Tuesday, March 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
* Clr. Keiver or alternate, Clr. Long, at the Linden Community Discovery Night being held on Tuesday, March 15th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. CARRIED
Council provided direction to Administration regarding the format, dates and location of the 2012 Strategic Planning Session.
Clr. Long moved that Council authorize the attendance of any Clr. wishing to attend the February 9th Ministerial Open House in Olds. CARRIED
Kneehill County Newsletter
Clr. Painter moved that a draft of the upcoming newsletter be brought to the February 22, 2011 Council Meeting. CARRIED
Display of Ownership Names on County Maps
Clr. Painter moved that Council direct Administration to implement the addition of joint ownership names on the County map upon request. CARRIED
Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) Workshop
Clr. Painter moved that Council approve the attendance of Clr. Hoppins at the April 7 SDAB Workshop being held in Nisku. CARRIED
Council and Committee Reports:
Drumheller Policing Committee - Clr. Holsworth submitted a written report on the January 27, 2011 meeting.
Community Action Committee Meeting and Follow Up Meeting - Reeve Calhoun provided a written report on the January 26th Community Action Committee Meeting in Trochu.
Clr. Long will attend the February 17th Community Action Committee meeting being held in Elnora as Reeve Calhoun will be unable to attend.
Reeve Calhoun also provided a written report updating Council on the meeting with RCMP Superintendent McGinnis and Inspector Reimer regarding RCMP coverage within a southern portion of the County.
Brownlee LLP Municipal Law Seminar - Clr. Hoppins provided Council with a written report on the February 3rd Emerging Trends in Municipal Law seminar he had attended.
Encana Courtesy Matters Committee Meeting - Clr. Long provided Council with a written report on the Encana, "Courtesy Matters" meeting he had attended in Strathmore and recommended that a County representative be appointed to attend these meetings.
Clr. Long updated Council on the recruitment progress of the Doctor Recruitment & Retention Committee.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the 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
Clr. Hoppins moved the meeting go in camera at 11:10 a.m. CARRIED
Debi Moon left the meeting at this time.
Clr. Painter moved the meeting out of in camera at 11:20 a.m. CARRIED
There were no motions arising from the in camera session.
The meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m.

MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 25, 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.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: CAO Kevin Miner; Assistant CAO Laurie Watt; Recording Secretary Barb Long. ABSENT: Div. 7 - Bobby Painter.
Reeve Calhoun called the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m.
Additions to the Agenda: Darlene Folkmann Letter; Water Request; Doctor Recruitment & Retention Committee; Drumheller & District Solid Waste Committee; ASB Reports; Zone CAAMDC Meeting.
Clr. Holsworth moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved approval of the January 11, 2011 minutes. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved to receive the December 2010 Bank Reconciliation Report as presented. CARRIED
Bylaw 1619 - Control of Weeds on Road Allowances
Clr. Long moved second reading of Bylaw 1619, that being a bylaw rescinding bylaw 1068 and establishing the control of weeds on road allowances within Kneehill County. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved third reading of Bylaw 1619. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved that Council approve the dates and facilities for the 2011 Ratepayer meetings as amended. CARRIED
Response to D. Folkmann Letter - Council provided amendments to the draft letter of response to D. Folkmann and directed it be signed by the Reeve.
Pete McRae, Director of Operations, Lowell Wattie, LGW Land Services, and Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant, entered the meeting at 9:00 a.m.
Sunnyslope Water Service Area - Lowell Wattie updated Council on the progress of the Sunnyslope Water Service Area, advising that approximately 70% of the easements and right of way agreements for the proposed miles of transmission line routing have signed but only around 30% to 40% of all the landowners have signed. He recommended that due to the misinformation being circulated regarding the waterline that Council consider sending another letter and placing an article in the newspaper providing information to clear up any misconceptions regarding the waterline. In order to meet construction timetable most land easements need to be signed by the end of February.
Debi Moon, reporter for The Capital entered the meeting at 9:35 a.m.
Reeve Calhoun moved the meeting go in camera at 9:40 a.m. CARRIED
Debi Moon left the meeting at this time.
Clr. Holsworth moved the meeting out of in camera at 10:02 a.m. CARRIED
Debi Moon re-entered the meeting at this time.
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council authorize the Reeve to send letters to all residents within the Sunnyslope Water Service Area advising Kneehill County will be proceeding with the waterline, providing factual information regarding the line and thanking them for their cooperation. CARRIED
Note: A copy of the letter to be sent to Lowell Wattie for review prior to it being mailed in order that he is aware of the information provided.
Note: A copy of the letter to be sent to The Capital for printing in the County News Section.
Lowell Wattie left the meeting at 10:09 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 10:09 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.
Clr. Keiver was not present when the meeting reconvened.
Pete McRae, Director of Operations presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates.
Council reviewed the 2010 Operations Projects Update report.
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive as information the Operations Summary and Projects Update reports. CARRIED
Note: Operations was requested to look into a potential drainage concern at the intersection of Township Road 30-0 and Range Road 26-3.
Keiver's Lake Campground Season Extension - Clr. Long moved that Council increase the operating period at Keiver's Lake from nineteen weeks to twenty two weeks (May long weekend until the end of September).CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve the increase to the snowplowing fee and implement the grading/snowplowing yearly agreement as outlined by the Director of Operations and amended by Council, effective immediately. CARRIED
Note: New rates to be posted on the County website and included in the upcoming Ratepayer Newsletter.
Pete McRae and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at 10:48 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 10:48 a.m. until 10:55 a.m.
Mike Morton, Director of Financial Services entered the meeting at 10:55 a.m.
Clr. Keiver entered the meeting at 10:56 a.m.
Sunnyslope Borrowing Bylaw
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council give first reading to Bylaw 1621, that being a bylaw to incur indebtedness in the amount of four million dollars ($4,000,000) for the purpose of constructing a waterline, reservoir upgrades and related equipment for the Sunnyslope Water Service Area and direct Administration to proceed with the applicable advertising. CARRIED
Note: Further readings to be considered by Council at the March 29th Council meeting.
Kirkpatrick Special Benefitting Levy Bylaw 1620
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council give first reading of Bylaw1620, that being a bylaw authorizing the benefiting service connection fee for the Kirkpatrick Water Service Area project. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved second reading of Bylaw 1620. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw 1620. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Wittstock moved third reading of Bylaw 1620. CARRIED
Community Grants to Non- Profit Extension Request: Reeve Calhoun moved that Council approve the request from the Acme Daycare Centre to extend the project completion date for the $1,300.00 grant funding allocated under the February 2008 Community Grants to Non Profit Organizations until August 2011. Further, the Acme Daycare Centre be given permission to apply for funding for a different project under the Round One 2011 Community Grant Program. CARRIED
Annual Christmas Function
Clr. Long moved that Council receive this report as information. CARRIED
The meeting recessed for lunch from 11:50 a.m. until 1:05 p.m.
Encana's Clearwater Business Unit - Participation in Courtesy Matters Advisory Committee
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council appoint a Councillor to represent Kneehill County on the Courtesy Matters Advisory Committee. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved that Clr. Hoppins be appointed as the County representative and Clr. Holsworth as the alternate representative on the Courtesy Matters Committee. MOTION DEFEATED
Reeve Calhoun moved that Clr. Long and Clr. Holsworth be appointed as representatives on the Courtesy Matters Committee. MOTION DEFEATED
Clr. Hoppins moved that a Councillor representative on the Courtesy Matters Committee be selected following a presentation to Council by Encana regarding proposed activities within the municipality. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Clr. Long attend the Courtesy Matters Committee meeting on February 2nd to obtain more information on the focus of this committee. CARRIED
Laurie Watt left the meeting at 1:20 p.m.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council authorize proceeding with the purchase of the Trochu Fire Tanker with the contribution from Kneehill County not to exceed $374,000 ($360,000 for the truck and $14,000 for the front bumper mounted fire fox water monitor). CARRIED
Laurie Watt re-entered the meeting at 1:30 p.m.
Village of Munson - Peace Officer Service Request
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council table this item to a future Council meeting and direct Administration to provide further information, including consultation with Starland County. CARRIED
Water Request for Commercial Business - Bill's Boiler Service
Council directed Administration to respond by letter advising that the resident apply for water modeling to be considered concurrently with his development request.
Separate Assessment and Tax Notices - Council requested information be prepared by Administration regarding the advantages/disadvantages to sending out assessment notices first, followed by the tax bill.
Council and Committee Reports:
Doctor Recruitment and Retention Committee - Clr. Long provided Council with a written report on the current recruitment situation.
Drumheller & District Regional Solid Waste Management Committee - Reeve Calhoun provided Council with a written report on the recent meeting, noting the requisition will remain the same in 2011, that being $35.81 per capita.
Agricultural Service Board Meeting & Provincial Convention - Clr. Hoppins provided Council with a written report on the Jan. 12 meeting and the Provincial ASB Conference Jan.18- 20.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council support the Agricultural Service Board's recommendation of the Jay Davis Family for the Calgary Stampede Farm Family Award. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the Commit-tee Reports. CARRIED
Central Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties (CAAMDC) Zone Meeting
Reeve Calhoun reminded Council of the CAAMDC Zone Meeting being held on February 11, 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel in Calgary commencing at 10:00 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 2:00-2:45 p.m. for a tour of the new Shop Building.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved that Council receive the Business Pending and Summary reports. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved the meeting go in camera at 2:55 p.m. CARRIED
Kevin Miner, Laurie Watt and Barb Long left the in camera session at 3:48 p.m. and the balance of the minutes were recorded by Reeve Calhoun.
Clr. Hoppins moved the meeting out of in camera at 4:05 p.m. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved that Council approve the purchase of gravel to secure a supply, as outlined by the Director of Operations, with any additional funding coming from gravel reserves. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 4:10 p.m.

MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 11, 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, Deputy Reeve; Councillors: Div. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Div. 4 - Glen Keiver, Div. 6 - Ken Hoppins.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: CAO Kevin Miner; Assistant CAO Laurie Watt; Recording Secretary Barb Long.
ABSENT: Div. 2 - Carol Calhoun, Reeve; Councillors: Div. 3 - Jerry Wittstock and Div. 7 - Bobby Painter.
Deputy Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
Clr. Hoppins moved approval of the agenda as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved approval of the December 14, 2010 minutes. CARRIED
Riser Fee Payment - Amendment to Policy 14-12B
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council direct Administration to re-draft the amendment to Policy 14-12B and bring to a future Council meeting for consideration. CARRIED
Badlands Community Facility - Financial Contribution
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive this item as information. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council select the following five communities of Huxley, Torrington, Three Hills, Acme and Carbon as the locations for the 2011 Ratepayer meetings with Administration confirming dates for the end of March to the middle of April time frame. CARRIED
Clr. Keiver moved that Council approve the rescheduling of the following Council meeting dates:
* The second Council meeting in March from March 22 to Tuesday, March 29.
* The second Council meeting in November from November 22 to Tuesday, November 29. CARRIED
Three Hills Municipal Library Financial Assistance Request
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive as information. CARRIED
Pete McRae, Director of Operations, John McKiernan, Environmental Supervisor, and Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant, entered the meeting at 8:55 a.m.
Letter of Concern re: Sunnyslope Water Service Area
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council table this agenda item until later in the meeting. CARRIED
John McKiernan, newly hired Environmental Supervisor, was introduced to Council. John provided a brief review of his training and past experience and on behalf of Council, Deputy Reeve Bob Long welcomed him to Kneehill County.
Pete McRae, Director of Operations presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates. The following items were also discussed:
* Selkirk WSA - due to the inclement weather the remaining 32 kilometers of drilling has been delayed.
* Roads crews have been working 11 hour days to plow the County roads following the weekend storm. The hamlets have all been plowed and all roads within the County should be plowed by the end of tomorrow, January 12.
* Sand/Salt Shed - Metal is up on the north and south side of the building and some of the roof has been completed at this time.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the Operations Summary Report as presented. CARRIED
Buffalo Jump Road Speed Limit - 80km/h
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive as information. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council direct Administration to draft a residential driveway clearing policy with this policy including a minimum road width and a Snowplowing Agreement to address the County's liability concerns. CARRIED
Pete McRae, John McKiernan and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at 9:30 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 9:30 a.m. until 9:35 a.m.
Darlene Folkmann Letter of Concern - Sunnyslope Water Service Area (WSA)
Clr. Hoppins moved that this agenda item be removed from the table. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council instruct Administration to respond to the letter of concern, with the response to include those items as directed by Council. CARRIED
Note: Letter of response to be emailed to Council for approval prior to mailing.
Note: Council requested that Lowell Wattie, LGW Land Services, be invited to the next Council meeting to discuss progress with residents within the Sunnyslope WSA.
Village of Linden ñ Recreation Funding Letter
Clr. Holsworth moved that Administration send a letter of response, with copies to all the urban municipalities within the County, with the response to include those items as directed by Council. CARRIED
Note: A copy of the letter to be emailed to Council for review prior to being mailed.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve acceptance of the gift card by Mary Lou Willis, to be dispersed as she sees fit, and Administration sending a letter to Canada West Land Services with a copy of the portion of the County's Human Resources Policy pertaining to the acceptance of gifts by County employees. CARRIED
Alberta Health Services (AHS) Over Capacity Provincial Implementation
Clr. Keiver moved that Council receive as information with a copy of the correspondence being referred to the Dr. Recruitment & Retention Committee. CARRIED
Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties (AAMDC) Proposed Revised Bylaws
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council direct Administration to send a letter to Gerald Rhodes, Executive Director of the AAMDC requesting they provide Kneehill County with only the proposed amendments to the bylaws. CARRIED
Schmautz Pasture Rental -S1/2 of 20-32-26-W4
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council approve the Agricultural Fieldman's recommendations regarding the Schmautz Pasture Rental. CARRIED
Sundre Pasture Rental SE 1/4 of 18-33-4-W5
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve the Agricultural Fieldman's recommendation to accept grazing bids to lease the Sundre pasture land for 15 units for a three year term, contingent upon the County removing the old fence and relocating the southwest fence to the property line. CARRIED
Boomtown Trail Request for Support of Grant Application
Clr. Keiver moved that Council receive as information. MOTION DEFEATED
Clr. Long moved that Council authorize Kneehill County to participate, in principle, in an application for the Strategic Initiatives Component of the Regional Collaboration Program, submitted by the Village of Delburne for the Boomtown Trail. CARRIED
Bylaw 1619 - Control of Weeds on Road Allowances
Clr. Hoppins moved first reading of Bylaw 1619, that being a bylaw rescinding bylaw 1068 and establishing the control of weeds on road allowances within Kneehill County. CARRIED
Council directed it be brought back to the next meeting.
The meeting recessed from 10:42 a.m. until 10:53 a.m.
Railroad Issue - Kneehill County
Clr. Keiver moved that Council table this issue to a future meeting when information has been received from Wheatland County. CARRIED
Sale of Old Linden Fire Tanker
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council follow the recommended process for disposal of the Old Linden Fire Tanker. CARRIED
Council and Committee Reports
Doctor Recruitment and Retention Committee - Clr. Long verbally updated Council on the recruitment situation.
Correspondence Report - Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Keiver moved that Council receive the Business Pending reports. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the 2010 Business Summary report. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 11:05 a.m.