MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 14, 2010 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. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Div. 1 - Brian Holsworth, 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.
Reeve Calhoun called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
The following amendments were made to the agenda: Additions:New Administration Building, Bigelow Dam, Trochu Elks Invitation, Badlands Ambulance Service, Canadian Badlands Ltd., Agricultural Plastics Recycling, Town of Three Hills Christmas Party & Girls Volleyball Provincials, Central Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties (CAAMDC).
Clr. Hoppins moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved approval of the November 23, 2010 minutes. CARRIED
Mike Morton, Director of Financial Services, entered the meeting at 8:45 a.m.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve the 2011 Operating Budget excluding the wages and salaries component. CARRIED
Clr. Painter and Clr. Long declared a possible pecuniary interest and left the meeting at 8:50 a.m.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council approve the 2011 Operating Budget. CARRIED
Clr. Long and Clr. Painter re-entered the meeting at 8:55 a.m.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council approve the 2011 Capital Budget. CARRIED
Mike Morton reviewed the Estimated Reserve Use Report with Council.
Pete McRae, Director of Operations, and Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant, entered the meeting at 9:00 a.m.
Mike Morton reviewed the 2011-2012 Cash Flow Projection Report with Council.
Debi Moon, reporter for The Capital, entered the meeting at 9:10 a.m.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the 2011-2012 Cash Flow Projection report and the Estimated Reserve Use report as information. CARRIED
Mike Morton left the meeting at 9:25 a.m.
Pete McRae, Director of Operations presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates. The following items were also discussed:
* Kirkpatrick WSA - A hold back is in place to ensure Kneehill County will not be held financially responsible for the below standard pumps that are being replaced.
* Sand/Salt Shed - Should be operational by the end of December 2010.
* Gravel - Investigating the possibility of 40,000 tonnes of gravel available just outside of Kneehill County.
* Operations was requested to check into the following and advise Council of their findings:
* The surface width of the County roads off of the newly constructed portion of Highway 9.
* Snow removal policy options for private driveways to be discussed at a future Council meeting.
Clr. Long moved the Operations Summary Report as presented.
Pete McRae and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at 9:42 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 9:43 a.m. until 9:52 a.m.
Clr. Painter was not present when the meeting reconvened.
Jerry Brett, Senior Planning and Development Officer, was present when the meeting reconvened.
Business Arising from Previous Minutes - Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) - The objectives and the goals and strategies for completion of the ICSP were reviewed and summarized.
Clr. Painter entered the meeting at 9:55 a.m.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council adopt the Kneehill County Integrated Sustainability Plan as presented. CARRIED
Jerry Brett left the meeting at 9:56 a.m.
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council accept the November 2010 Bank Reconciliation as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved third reading of Bylaw 1618, that being a bylaw to establish two new sub-classes under residential assessment, Residential General and Residential Recreational. CARRIED
Badlands Community Facility Funding
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council reaffirm the November 23rd Motion #569/10, approving the provision of one-time capital funding, in the amount of $100,000.00 towards the building of the Badlands Community Facility located in the Town of Drumheller. CARRIED
Provincial Fundraising Functions and Political Contributions -Regulations Covering Municipalities (Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act)
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive as information. CARRIED
A lengthy discussion ensued regarding the proposed new administration building.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council direct Administration to prepare a reverse timetable for presentation at the 2011 ratepayer meetings in preparation for proposed construction of a new Administration Building in 2012. MOTION DEFEATED
Clr. Painter moved that with Council's vision to build a new administration building, Administration be directed to prepare timelines and information for the 2011 ratepayer meetings to allow for public engagement and consultation.
Clr. Long moved a friendly amendment be added to Motion #585/10 by adding ìbased on the needs assessment studyîat the beginning of the motion.
A vote was taken on the amended motion. CARRIED
Jerry Brett, Senior Planning and Development Officer, and James Hanger entered the meeting at 11:09 a.m.
Presentations - Crocus Coulee Estates: Jerry Brett distributed a package to Council providing background information regarding the proposed redesignation of land to allow for a multi-lot development, Crocus Coulee Estates, located at the SW 30-31-23-W4.
Jim Hanger, a principal for the Crocus Coulee Estates proposed development, updated Council on the elements and relative costs of approximately $115,000 required for providing an Area Structure Plan. To alleviate some of the financial risk Mr. Hanger requested Council consider postponing all or a portion of the requirements of an ASP until after approval is given for redesignation. Council expressed concern regarding the risk to the County by doing the redesignation prior to having information from the Area Structure Plan. Mr. Hanger was advised that keeping in mind protection for the County, Council will check with the Planning department to determine the exact information that they have required to be included in the Area Structure Plan prior to proceeding with the redesignation. Mr. Hanger would be advised of the decision if all of those items do indeed need to be included.
Mr. Hanger also expressed his disappointment with the lack of communication from the County regarding notification to the principals of Crocus Coulee Estates of the time and place for the Public Hearing and also that there were no ads in the paper. Council advised that Administration would look into this matter.
Jim Hanger and Jerry Brett left the meeting at 11:30 a.m. and further discussion ensued.
Clr. Hoppins moved that a complete Area Structure Plan must be provided by Crocus Coulee Estates prior to the project being considered for rezoning.
The meeting recessed from 11:45 a.m. until 11:49 a.m.
Jerry Brett, Senior Planning and Development Officer, was present when the meeting reconvened to discuss with Council the requirements of an Area Structure Plan and the need to have all the information prior to making a decision on the rezoning of Crocus Coulee Estates. CARRIED
Jerry Brett left the meeting at 11:53 a.m.
Reeve Calhoun moved that Council direct Administration to amend Policy #14-12B to add another option for payment of a riser fee and bring back to a future Council meeting. CARRIED
Laura and Larry West Letter of Concern
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council direct Administration to prepare a letter of response for review and signing by Reeve Calhoun. CARRIED
Meet and Greet Supper Session - Reeve Calhoun moved that Council direct Administration to arrange a supper meeting with the Village of Linden for March 29th with the venue to be decided in consultation with the Village of Linden. CARRIED
The meeting recessed for lunch from 12:10 p.m. until 12:35 p.m.
Debi Moon, reporter for The Capital, was not present when the meeting reconvened.
Single Land Title with Multiple Residences :Pre-Design - Water Policy #14-11B
Clr. Long moved that Council approve Policy 14-11B as presented and referencing Motion #231/05. CARRIED
Torrington Arena Funding Request
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve a donation, in the amount of $10,000, to assist with the repair of the Torrington Arena ice plant with the funds to come from contingency. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved that Council authorize the attendance of Clr. Painter at the December 19th Trochu Elks Elevator Dedication Ceremony to bring greetings on behalf of Kneehill County. CARRIED
Bigelow Dam
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council direct Administration to pursue acquiring the Bigelow Dam site with copies of any correspondence sent to MLA Richard Marz. CARRIED
Council and Committee Reports
Boom Town Trail - Clr. Keiver presented a written report on the November 29th meeting held in Delburne.
Sunnyslope Water Service Area Open House Council discussed the Sunnyslope Water Service Area Open House held at the Sunnyslope Hall.
Kneehill Housing Commission - Reeve Calhoun presented a written report on the December 2 meeting.
Kneehill Ambulance Society - Reeve Calhoun presented a written report on the ambulance meeting held on November 30th and the Appreciation and Farewell event held in Linden on November 27.
Doctor Recruitment & Retention Committee - Clr. Long presented a written report on the December 8 meeting.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve leaving the surplus of $11,556.36, in the Clinic Shortfall Account. CARRIED
Kneehill Regional Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) - Clr. Holsworth presented a written report on the FCSS meeting of December 9 and the FCSSAA provincial conference.
Badlands Ambulance Society - Clr. Long verbally reported on the Badlands Ambulance meeting that he had attended.
Canadian Badlands Ltd. - Clr. Long verbally reported on the recent Canadian Badlands meeting he had attended.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council direct Administration to actively pursue possible Community Adjustment Fund grant dollars for enhancement at the Orkney Viewpoint. CARRIED
Ag Plastics Recycling ñ Reeve Calhoun presented a written summary report of the Ag Waste Plastics Stakeholders Meeting held on December 8th and attended by Bowen Clausen, the Assistant Agricultural Fieldman.
Town of Three Hills Christmas Party & Girls Volleyball Provincials - Reeve Calhoun reported on the Three Hills Christmas Function and the Volleyball Provincials that she had attended on behalf of Kneehill County.
Central Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties - Reeve Calhoun summarized the CAAMDC meeting held on December 10 updating Council on upcoming events and highlights from the member municipalities.
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Council and Committee Reports. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved the meeting go in camera at 2:00 p.m. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved the meeting rise from in camera at 2:07 p.m. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved that Council receive the Business Pending and Summary reports. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 2:10 p.m.

MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 23, 2010 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. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Div. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Div. 4 - Glen Keiver, Div. 7 - Bobby Painter.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: CAO Kevin Miner, Assistant CAO Laurie Watt, Recording Secretary Brandy Hay Evans.
ABSENT: Div. 6 -Ken Hoppins, Councillor.
Reeve Calhoun called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
The following amendments were made to the agenda: Additions: Sunnyslope Open House; Badlands Community Facility; Attendance Consent; Drumheller & District Solid Waste; Doctor Recruitment & Retention Committee; Elected Officials Municipal Governance Course; Kneehill Regional Family & Community Services; Marigold Library.
Clr. Wittstock moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Approval of the November 9, 2010 Meeting Minutes
Clr. Painter moved approval of the November 9, 2010 minutes. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the October 2010 Bank Reconciliation as presented. CARRIED
Business Arising from Previous Minutes
Kneehill County Newsletter
Clr. Long moved that Council approve the November 2010 County Ratepayer Newsletter as amended. CARRIED
Repeal of Black Henbane Bylaw - B1617.
Clr. Wittstock moved first reading of Bylaw 1617, that being a bylaw to repeal Bylaw 1585, the Black Henbane Bylaw. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved second reading of Bylaw 1617. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw 1617. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Painter moved third reading of Bylaw 1617. CARRIED
Reeve Calhoun moved that Council approve the closure of the Kneehill County operations (office and shop) from noon on Friday, December 24 re-opening on Monday, January 3, 2011. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 8:54 a.m. until 9:02 a.m.
Pete McRae, Director of Operations, was present when the meeting reconvened.
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 - Water will be flowing through distribution line today or tomorrow. Currently conducting pressure and leak tests. Level sensor to be installed in reservoir on November 24th.
* Kirkpatrick WSA - Some small issues with the pumps, the pump curve is not meeting the high end. Will use them to get the system up and running however, a written agreement is being obtained that they will be fixed up to the engineering standards.
Note: Kevin Miner directed to check with Starland County to arrange for a picture of the two Councils on December 14th at 3:00 p.m., following the Council meeting.
Debi Moon, reporter for The Capital, entered the meeting at 9:07 a.m.
* Road Tour - Council identified the projects they would like to see on the road tour.
Clr. Holsworth moved the Operations Summary Report as presented. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 9:55 a.m. until 10:03 a.m.
Clr. Holsworth and Kevin Miner left the meeting at 10:04 a.m. and returned at 10:06 a.m.
Waterline Connections with Two Dwellings in One Yard- Prior to Construction
Clr. Long moved that Council table this agenda item until further information was available. CARRIED
Water Model Application - Gamble WSA (Mark Andrew)
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council approve the connection recommendation as presented. CARRIED
Pete McRae left the meeting at 10:09 a.m.
Mike Morton, Director of Financial Services, entered the meeting at 10:10 a.m.
2011 Draft Operating Budget
Mike Morton reviewed the 2011 draft operating budget with Council.
Clr. Long and Clr. Painter left the meeting at 10:43 a.m. due to a perceived conflict of interest.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council direct Administration to adjust the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) to 1.2%, to reflect Alberta's October Cost of Living Allowance as per Policy #3-23. CARRIED
Clr. Painter and Clr. Long re-entered the meeting at 10:47 a.m.
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the draft 2011 Operating Budget as information. CARRIED
Mike Morton left the meeting at 10:48 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 10:48 a.m. until 10:55 a.m.
Jerry Brett, Senior Planning & Development Officer, and Gilbert Quashie-Sam, Planning & Development Officer, were present when the meeting reconvened.
Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP)
Jerry Brett presented the ICSP Key Findings Report update to Council recommending some minor amendments.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan Key Findings Report, as amended. CARRIED
Jerry Brett and Gilbert Quashie-Sam left the meeting at 11:11 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 11:11 a.m. until 11:17 a.m.
Horseshoe Canyon Business Signage Request
Clr. Long moved that Council direct himself to forward this request to the Canadian Badlands Ltd, and with Kneehill County administration following up with the Province to ensure the provincial tourism area signs are in place on Hwy 9. CARRIED
Assessment Classification Bylaw #1618
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council give first reading to Bylaw 1618, that being a bylaw to create new sub classes of Assessment, Class Residential, called "Residential General" and "Residential Recreational". CARRIED
Clr. Long moved second reading be given to Bylaw 1618. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw 1618. NOT CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Long moved Councillors who are present and past Board Members of the Kneehill Ambulance Society be authorized to attend the Kneehill Ambulance Service Farewell being held on November 27, 2010. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved Reeve Calhoun be authorized to attend the Opening Ceremonies of the Girls Senior High School Volleyball Provincials, hosted by the Three Hills Town School, to bring greetings on behalf of Kneehill County. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that Reeve Calhoun be authorized to attend the Town of Three Hills Christmas celebration on December 4, 2010. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 11:40 a.m. until 12:48 p.m.
Debi Moon was not present when the meeting reconvened.
Council and Committee Reports
Agricultural Service Board (ASB) - Clr. Painter presented a written report updating Council on the Central Region
ASB Conference hosted by Starland County and held in Delia. Highlights from the November 22nd ASB meeting were noted:
* Low level crossings in rough condition.
* Bassano Recycling Plant Tour on December 3rd regarding the process of recycling plastic feed bags.
* Names that have been recommended for consideration for the 2011 Calgary Stampede Farm Family Award
Kneehill Regional Water Services Commission (KRWSC) - Clr. Wittstock presented a written report on the November 18, 2010 meeting.
Council was requested to submit possible suggestions for a new name for the KRWSC to Kevin Miner.
Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties Fall Convention (AAMDC) - Kevin Miner, CAO, presented a written report on the Fall 2010 Convention. Clr. Calhoun verbally reported on the Mayor's and Reeve's meeting she had attended at the convention.
Drumheller & District Solid Waste Management Association - Reeve Calhoun presented a November 22nd written request for a telephone vote regarding the contract for the acceptance of Strathmoreís waste. Council direction was to obtain more information prior to a decision being made.
Doctor Recruitment & Retention Committee -Meeting with the Minister of Health ñ Clr. Long presented a written report on the his meeting with the Minister of Health during the AAMDC Fall Convention.
Elected Officials Education Program - Clr. Long and Clr. Painter provided information to Council on the Municipal Governance Course, instructed by Bill Sutherland, former CAO of Strathcona County, that they had attended in Nisku on November 18-19.
Kneehill Regional Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) - Clr. Holsworth presented a written report on the November 18 Kneehill Regional FCSS meeting.
Marigold Library - Clr. Keiver presented a written report on the November 20th Marigold Library meeting that he had attended in Strathmore.
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Council and Committee Reports. CARRIED
Reeve Calhoun had been approached to host a Meet and Greet meeting with the urban municipalities within Kneehill County. Council directed Administration to arrange informal dinner meetings with each of the urban councils individually.
Waterline Connections - Two Dwellings on One Site- Prior to Construction
Clr. Long moved this agenda item be lifted from the table. CARRIED
Direction of Council: Administration to draft a policy based on discussion for a future Council meeting.
Clr. Long moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report as presented. CARRIED
Business Pending and Summary Reports
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Business Summary reports. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved the meeting go in camera at 2:16 p.m. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved the meeting rise from in camera at 2:48 p.m. CARRIED
Drumheller Community Facility - Clr. Holsworth moved that Council approve the provision of one-time capital funding, in the amount of $100,000.00 towards the building of the Badlands Community Facility located in the Town of Drumheller. CARRIED
Note: Reeve Calhoun to arrange for a photo-op for the cheque presentation.
The meeting adjourned at 2:51p.m.

MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 26, 2010 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).
OTHERS PRESENT: Debi Moon, Reporter for The Capital.
Reeve Calhoun called the meeting to order at 9:10 a.m.
The following amendments were made to the agenda: Additions: Remembrance Day Services; CAAMD&C Zone Director Position; Doctor Recruitment & Retention Task Force; Kneehill Regional FCSS; Canadian Badlands Ltd.
Clr. Holsworth moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved approval of the October 14, 2010 Regular Council Meeting Minutes as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins stated the importance of providing committee reports and requested a full report on the Three Hills Airport Commission at the next Council meeting.
Public Hearing Minutes of October 14, 2010 - Bylaw #1615 Intermunicipal Joint Municipal Planning Commission
Clr. Long moved approval of the October 14, 2010 Public Hearing Minutes. CARRIED
Public Hearing Minutes of October 14, 2010 ñ Bylaw #1616 - Intermunicipal Joint Subdivision & Development Appeal Board
Clr. Wittstock moved approval of the October 14, 2010 Public Hearing Minutes. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 9:15 a.m. to 9:25 a.m.
Pete McRae, Director of Operations, was present when the meeting reconvened.
Public Hearing: Ex-Hamlet Strategy & Designation - Bylaw #1612 The Public Hearing scheduled for 10:00 a.m. was postponed until 11:00 a.m. due to an advertising error.
Pete McRae, Director of Operations presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates. The following items were also discussed:
* Direction of Council: Addition of Shop Update and Salt/Sand Shed to Operations Summary report.
* Gravel size - Policy #13-6-2 stipulates road gravel.
Clr. Long moved to amend Policy #13-6-2, Gravel Specifications, to also utilize 7/8" gravel on a 50/50 basis for the 2010 crush.CARRIED
Clr. Long moved the Operations Summary Report as presented. CARRIED
Dust Control Rebate Request Invoice #201000876
Clr. Long moved that Council approve giving the landowner the requested 50% reduction on their 2010 dust control invoice. CARRIED
Expanded Sunnyslope Water Service Area
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve the expanded area as presented on the map. CARRIED
Sunnyslope Water Service Area Draft Letter
Council Direction: Administration to amend letter and send to Council for approval prior to mailing to residents within the expanded Sunnyslope Water Service Area.
Pete McRae left the meeting at 10:28 a.m.
Jerry Brett, Senior Planning and Development Officer, and Gilbert Quashie-Sam, Planning and Development Officer, entered the meeting at 10:30 a.m.
Crocus Coulee Estates Area Structure Plan - Bylaw 1611
Clr. Long moved the meeting recess to hear the public hearing scheduled for 10:00 a.m. (Bylaw #1611 - Crocus Coulee Estates Area Structure Plan). CARRIED
Time: 10:35 a.m.
Clr. Wittstock moved the meeting back in session. CARRIED
Time: 10:51 a.m.
Jerry Brett and Gilbert Quashie-Sam left the meeting at this time.
Business Arising from Previous Minutes - Badlands Community Facility Funding Request.
Clr. Long moved to defer this agenda item until the Dec. 14 Council Meeting. CARRIED
Ex-Hamlet Strategy & Designation - Bylaw 1612
Clr. Hoppins moved the meeting recess to hear the public hearing scheduled for 11:00 a.m. (Bylaw #1612 - Ex-Hamlet Strategy & Designation). CARRIED
Time: 11:03 a.m.
Clr. Wittstock moved the meeting back in session. CARRIED
Time: 12:08 p.m.
The meeting adjourned for lunch from 12:09 p.m. until 1:22 p.m.
Debi Moon was not in attendance when the meeting reconvened.
Clr. Holsworth moved second reading of Bylaw 1612, that being an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw 1564 for a new District Ex-Hamlet (XH) to be added to Part VII of the Land Use Bylaw. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved third reading of Bylaw 1612. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved that Council authorize the attendance of all of Council at the Clr. Orientation scheduled for Nov. 3, 2010, Trochu Com-munity Centre. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council authorize the attendance of those Council representatives placing wreaths at the local Remembrance Day ceremonies. CARRIED
Council Hoppins moved that Council authorize Clr. Long to submit his name for the AAMDC Central Zone 2 Director position. CARRIED
Council and Committee Reports
Doctor Recruitment & Retention Committee ñ Clr. Long presented a brief written report updating Council on the recent activities of the committee.
Kneehill Regional FCSS: Clr. Painter presented a written report on the October 14, 2010 Board meeting noting the Board has requested an increase in the municipal requisition for 2011 based on an amount of $1.00 per capita.
Canadian Badlands Ltd: Clr. Long reported that along with receiving the National Award for Tourism Excellence, the Canadian Badlands will be recognized at the AUMA Convention as well as the AAMDC Fall Convention for receiving the Ministers Award of Excellence.
Clr. Wittstock moved that Clr. Long be authorized to attend the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Fall Convention for the presentation of the Ministers Award of Excellence. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Council and Committee Reports. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved that Clr. Hoppins and Clr. Painter be authorized to attend the Three Hills and District Seed Cleaning Plant Annual General Meeting. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Business Summary reports. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved the meeting go in camera at 2:02 p.m. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved the meeting out of in camera at 2:20 p.m.
The meeting adjourned at 2:20 p.m.

MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 14, 2010 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. 7 - Bobby Painter. ABSENT: Councillor Div. 6 - Ken Hoppins.
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.
The following amendments were made to the agenda: Deletions: Torrington Water Rate. Additions: Ratepayer Request Letter; Central Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties (CAAMDC); Kneehill Housing Commission (KHC); Canadian Badlands Ltd.; Doctor Recruitment & Retention Task Force; Red Deer River Municipal Users Group (RDRMUG).
Clr. Holsworth moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved approval of the September 28, 2010 Regular Council Meeting Minutes as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the September 2010 Bank Reconciliation as presented. CARRIED
Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties (AAMDC) Fall Convention Appointments -
Clr. Long moved that Council direct Administration to make the necessary arrangements to meet with the Minister of Health & Wellness, the Honourable Gene Zwozdesky, and MLA Richard Marz, during the AAMDC Fall Convention. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council accept the Kneehill Regional Emergency Management Plan (KREMP) as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Long moved that Council approve Kneehill County assuming storage of the Kneehill Ambulance Service (KAS) files and administrative support for the business closure following its transition to Alberta Health Services. CARRIED
Pete McRae, Director of Operations and Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant, entered the meeting at 8:57 a.m.
Pete McRae, Director of Operations presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates.
Debi Moon, reporter for The Capital entered the meeting at 8:59 a.m.
The following additional items were discussed: Sunnyslope Water Service Area - Administration was directed to draft a map of the Sunnyslope Water Service Area to include those areas located adjacent to existing water service areas, but not presently located within a water service area, for the next Council meeting. Also a letter to be drafted for approval by Council prior to being sent to those residents affected by the revisions to the water service area.
Clr. Holsworth moved an Open House for the Sunnyslope Water Service Area be scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 29, 2010 at the Sunnyslope Community Hall. CARRIED
Horseshoe Canyon Parking Lot - Council to discuss a possible photo and news article on the change of ownership of the Horseshoe Canyon Recreation Area to Kneehill County following the installation of the Canadian Badlands Sign.
Council Direction: Operations to contact Alberta Transportation to have speed limit signs posted on the Swalwell road and to inquire about the removal of the guard rail located at the curves on Secondary Highway 575 when entering Kneehill County from Nacmine.
Clr. Long moved that Council receive the Operations Report as presented. CARRIED
Ratepayer Request re: Road Allowance on NE 12-30-23-W4
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council direct Administration to respond to the ratepayer request advising of Councilís decision to maintain ownership of the road allowance as per County policy. CARRIED
Pete McRae and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at 9:40 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 9:40 a.m. until 9:50 a.m.
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the Correspondence report as presented. CARRIED
Debi Moon left the meeting at 9:57 a.m.
Jerry Brett, Senior Planning and Development Officer, entered the meeting 9:58 am.
Clr. Long moved the meeting recess to hear the public hearing scheduled for 10:00 a.m. CARRIED
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Clr. Painter moved the meeting back in session.CARRIED
Time: 10:05 a.m.
Clr. Long moved second reading of Bylaw 1615, this being a bylaw to establish a Joint Intermunicipal Planning Commission between Kneehill County and the Town of Three Hills. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved third reading of Bylaw 1615. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved the meeting recess to hear the public hearingscheduled for 10:15 a.m. CARRIED
Time: 10:13 a.m.
Clr. Wittstock moved the meeting back in session.CARRIED
Time: 10:18 a.m.
Clr. Painter moved second reading of Bylaw 1616, this being a bylaw to establish a Joint Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board between Kneehill County and the Town of Three Hills. CARRIED
Clr. Keiver moved third reading of Bylaw 1616. CARRIED
Jerry Brett left the meeting at 10:18 a.m.
Council and Committee Reports
CAAMDC Zone Meeting - Reeve Calhoun reviewed with Council her written report on the Central Zone meeting held on October 8, 2010 in Castor.
Kneehill Housing Commission (KHC) - Reeve Calhoun presented a written report on the KHC Executive and Board meeting held on September 30, 2010, noting the overall Housing requisition will increase from $10,000 to $15,000 in 2011.
Canadian Badlands Ltd - Clr. Long presented a written report updating Council on the following awards:
* Canadian Badlands has been selected to receive the Ministers Award of Excellence to be presented at the AAMDC and AUMA Fall Conventions.
* The National Awards for Tourism Excellence has named Canadian Badlands Ltd. a finalist in the Deloitte and Touche Innovator of the Year Award, to be awarded at a gala in Gatineau, Quebec on November 2nd.
Clr. Wittstock moved that Clr. Long be authorized to attend the National Awards for Tourism Excellence as a representative of Canadian Badlands Ltd. CARRIED
Kneehill Region Doctor Recruitment & Retention Task Force - Clr. Long provided a verbal update on the status of the recruitment of physicians to the Kneehill area.
Red Deer River Municipal Users Group (RDRMUG) - Clr. Wittstock verbally provided more detailed information on his September 14th written report on the September 16th meeting he had attended. This meeting featured a presentation by Dr. Hamid Habibi, professor from the University of Calgary, on synthetic and natural estrogens found in the Red Deer River along with Oldman River. Following this presentation a motion was made to form a committee to investigate the possibility of completing a comprehensive study on the Red Deer River in regards to these contaminates.
Clr. Long moved that Council receive the Council and Committee Reports. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Business Summary reports. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 10:50 a.m.