Kneehill County Council Minutes - May 22, 2012

MINUTES OF THE MAY 22, 2012 REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF KNEEHILL COUNTY AT THE KNEEHILL COUNTY OFFICE, 232 MAIN STREET, THREE HILLS, ALBERTA.
PRESENT: Div. 5 - Bob Long, Reeve; Div. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Deputy Reeve; Councillor: Div. 2 - Carol Calhoun, Div. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Div. 4 - Glen Keiver, Div. 6 - Ken Hoppins, Div. 7 - Bobby Painter.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: CAO Kevin Miner; Assistant CAO Laurie Watt; Interim Executive Assistant - Carolyn Van der Kuil; Recording Secretary - Barbara Long.
Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
Under Council Committee Reports - AQUA 7, Red Deer River Municipal Users Group (RDRMUG), Kneehill Housing Corporation (KHC), Three Hills Airport Commission, Canadian Badlands Ltd. (CBL), WildRose Community Futures, Three Hills Graduation.
Clr. Wittstock moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Kevin Miner Introduced Carolyn Van der Kuil who will be replacing Barb Long as Executive Assistant to Kneehill County. On behalf of Council Reeve Long welcomed Carolyn to Kneehill County.
Clr. Calhoun moved approval of the May 8, 2012 Council Meeting minutes, as presented. CARRIED
Bank Reconciliation April 2012
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the April 2012 Bank Reconciliation as presented. CARRIED
2012 Strategic Planning Priorities and Action Plans
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive this report as information. CARRIED
Three Hills Medical Clinic Tax Refund
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council direct Administration to make a written request to the Town of Three Hills to refund the 2012 Three Hills Medical Clinic Property tax upon payment of the 2012 taxes. CARRIED
Alberta Development Officers Association Sponsorship Request
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve a donation of $1000.00 to the Alberta Development Officers Association to help offset the cost of the 28th annual conference being held September 23 to 26, 2012. CARRIED
Senior's Outreach Appreciation & Fundraising Supper Invitation
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council authorize the attendance of Reeve Long or Clr. Calhoun at the Thursday, June 7th Volunteer Appreciation & Fundraising Supper. CARRIED
Village of Linden Cost Share Request for Firefighter/EMS Appreciation Barbeque
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve the continuance of cost-sharing, on a 1/3 basis to a maximum of Three Hundred and Fifty dollars ($350.00) with Linden and Acme, for the Firefighters/ EMS Appreciation Barbeque being held on Thursday, June 21, 2012 and authorize the attendance of Clr. Keiver or an alternate at this event. CARRIED
Three Hills Chamber of Commerce Parade Invitation
Clr. Calhoun moved that Kneehill County have a presence at community parades in Kneehill County and authorize the attendance of two Councilors and the Reeve at each parade. CARRIED
Pete McRae, Director of Operations, and Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant, entered the meeting at 8:58 a.m.
Water Service Area Paid Riser Fee Statistics
Reeve Long moved that Council receive this report as information. CARRIED
Debi Moon, reporter for The Capital, entered the meeting at 9:12 a.m.
Pete McRae presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates. The following items were also addressed:
* Growing Forward program - Council directed that this program be advertised in The Capital.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive the Operations Summary report as presented. CARRIED
Pete McRae and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at 9:20 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 9:20 a.m. until 9:25 a.m.
Barb Long was not present when the meeting reconvened. Laurie Watt recorded the minutes in her absence.
Clr. Painter moved that Council approve a donation of Four Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($450.00) to cover the costs of providing one meal for the Habitat for Humanity - 100 Hour Build Project and the volunteer participation of six Clr.s for the preparation and serving of supper on June 20, 2012. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved first reading of reading of Bylaw 1649 to amend Bylaw 1643 the benefiting connection fee, by replacing schedule "B" for the Sunnyslope "B" water service area project. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved second reading of Bylaw 1649. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw 1649. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Holsworth moved third reading to Bylaw 1649. CARRIED
Clr. advised administration of their choice of earphone for Skype usage.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve a sponsorship of Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) to the Kneehill and District 4H Clubs to help with the costs of printing their Show/Sale Catalogue. CARRIED
Barb Long re-entered meeting, and resumed the recording of the minutes at 9:38 a.m.
Town of Three Hills Annexation Application
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council table this agenda item until after the in-camera session. CARRIED
Council and Committee Reports
Bruce Rowe Request- Reeve Long reported that MLA Bruce Rowe will be requesting Council consider providing office space on an intermittent basis.
Central Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (CAAMDC) - Golf Tournament ñrequest received regarding participation in the Friday June 22, 2012 golf tournament being held in Castor, AB.
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council authorize the participation of Council at the Friday, June 22, 2012 CAAMDC Golf Tournament. CARRIED
AQUA 7 - Written report by Clr. Wittstock on the April 26, 2012 meeting. Next meeting scheduled for June 21, 2012. An update was provided on the line repair scheduled for three to four days commencing on Wednesday May 23, 2012. Meeting is scheduled for May 24, 2012 with the Town of Drumheller to discuss enhancing the water service area.
Red Deer River Municipal Users Group (RDRMUG) ñ Written report by Clr. Wittstock on the May 17, 2012 Red Deer River Municipal Users Group meeting.
Kneehill Housing - Written report by Clr. Calhoun on the May 10, 2012 meeting.
Three Hills Airport Commission ñ Verbal report by Clr. Keiver. Commission approved the following:
* Closing the Three Hills Municipal Airport for a Bracket Racing event on Sunday, June 3, 2012.
* Royco Spraying operation decided on location of hanger and plan to have it completed by fall.
The meeting recessed from 9:59 a.m. until 10:05 a.m.
Jerry Brett, Planning and Development Officer, and Gilbert Quashie-Sam, Development Officer were present when the meeting reconvened.
Crocus Coulee Estates Area Structure Plan (Bylaw 1611)- Jerry Brett updated Council on the status of the Crocus Coulee Estates Area Structure Plan.
Clr. Hoppins moved to reconvene the Public Hearing for the Crocus Coulee Estates Area Structure Plan on Tuesday June 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved the meeting to go into In-Camera at 10:30 a.m. CARRIED
Debi Moon left the meeting at this time.
Clr. Holsworth moved the meeting out of In-Camera at 10:47 a.m. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved first reading of Bylaw 1614, this being a Bylaw to amend Land-Use Bylaw 1564 by redesignating those portions of SW-30-31-23-W4M, known as Crocus Coulee Estates, from Agriculture to Country Residential and to establish a Public Hearing Date of Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. CARRIED
Jerry Brett updated Council on the status of Southview Country Estates.
Clr. Wittstock moved to defer acceptance of the Southview Country Estates Outline Plan until the next Council Meeting to allow for the provision of further information from the Operations Department. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved first reading of Bylaw 1648, this being a Bylaw to amend Land-Use Bylaw 1564 by redesignating those portions of SE-28-30-25-W4M, known as Southview Country Estates, from Agriculture to Country Residential and to establish a Public Hearing Date of Tuesday June 12, 2012 at 1:15 p.m. CARRIED
Jerry Brett and Gilbert Quashie-Sam left the meeting at 11:16 p.m.
Canadian Badlands Ltd. (CBL) - Written report by Reeve Long on May 16, 2012 meeting that was held in Brooks, AB.
WildRose Community Futures - Clr. Holsworth provided Council the minutes of the May 3, 2012 meeting. The next AGM and regular meeting will be held June 21, 2012 at the Strathmore Station Restaurant at 6:00 p.m.
Three Hills Graduation ñ Written report provided by Clr. Painter on Three Hills Graduation exercises held on Saturday May 19, 2012.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive the Council and Committee Reports as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved the Council receive the Correspondence Report. CARRIED
Jerry Brett entered the meeting at 11:45 a.m. to address the following items as requested by Council:
* Municipal Development Plan Questionnaire
* Badlands Motor Sports
Jerry Brett left the meeting at 11:50 a.m.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive the Business Pending and Summary reports. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 11:55 a.m. to 1:03 p.m.
Clr. Painter was not present when the meeting reconvened.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council go into In-Camera at 1:03 p.m. CARRIED
Clr. Painter entered the meeting at 1:07 p.m.
Laurie Watt left the meeting at 1:40 p.m.
Clr. Hoppins moved the meeting out of In-Camera at 2:04 p.m. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve the new FCSS Agreement, as presented and direct Administration to forward this document to the Town of Three Hills for their approval. If approved by the Town of Three Hills the agreement is to be forwarded to all other participating municipalities for their consideration. CARRIED
Encana Toyota Partnership Tour Lunch
Clr. Calhoun moved that Reeve Long be authorized to attend the Thursday, May 24, 2012 tour and luncheon. CARRIED
Town of Three Hills Annexation Application
Council selected the possible dates of June 11, 13 and 14th, 2012 for consideration by the Town of Three Hills for a Joint Inter-Municipal Planning Commission Meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 2:10 p.m.