Kneehill County Council Minutes - October 9, 2012

MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 9, 2012 REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF KNEEHILL COUNTY AT THE KNEEHILL COUNTY OFFICE, 232 MAIN STREET, THREE HILLS, ALBERTA.
PRESENT: Div. 5 - Bob Long, Reeve; Div. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Deputy Reeve; Councillors:Div. 2 - Carol Calhoun, Div. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Div. 4 - Glen Keiver, Div. 6 - Ken Hoppins, Div. 7 - Bobby Painter.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: CAO Kevin Miner; Recording Secretary Carolyn Van der Kuil.
Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
Additions to the Agenda: Canadian Badlands.
Clr. Hoppins moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved approval of the September 25, 2012 Council Meeting Minutes as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council schedule a different time to meet with MLA Ken Lemke, when all of Council can attend and when he is in the area for some other event. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council provide support to the Alberta/Northwest Territories Command The Royal Canadian Legion "Military Service Recognition Book" with the purchase of a 1/10 page full colour advertisement at a cost of $325.00. CARRIED
Tax Sales 2012
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council set the reserve bids for the following properties per the appraisals.
* Appraisal Roll 28221623000 Portion SW-16-28-20-4 - Appraised Value is Forty five Thousand Dollars ($45,000)
* Appraisal Roll 29231415000 Portion SE-14-29-23-4 - Appraised Value is Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000)
* Appraisal Roll 30262644000 Portion NE-26-30-26-4 - Appraised Value is Four Hundred and Thirty Thousand Dollars ($430,000)
* Appraisal Roll 33272432000 Portion NW-24-33-27-4 - Appraised Value is Two Hundred and Seventy Five Thousand Dollars ($275,000)
* Appraisal Roll 29221233600 Portion NW-12-29-22-4 Plan 4267CS Block 1 Lots 9 and 10 -Appraised Value is Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000)
* Appraisal Roll 29230723000 Portion SW-7-29-23-4 Plan 3792JK Parcel A ñ Appraised Value is One hundred and Sixty Thousand Dollars ($160,000)
* Appraisal Roll 29232613000 Portion SE-26-29-23-4 Plan 9010881 Lot 1 - Appraised Value is Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars ($700,000)
* Appraisal Roll 30240945100 Portion NE-9-30-24-4 Plan 5050AK Block 7 Lots 3 to 10 - Appraised Value is Eighty Thousand Dollars ($80,000)
* Appraisal Roll 31251613000 Portion SE-16-31-25-4 Plan 9111809 Lot 1 - Appraised Value is One Hundred and Ninety Five Thousand Dollars ($195,000)
* Appraisal Roll 32263442760 Portion NE-34-32-26-4 Plan 5861GN Block 2 Lane South of Lot C - Appraised Value is Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000)
* Appraisal Roll 34231732900 Portion NW-17-34-23-4 Plan 6680AP Block 2 Lots 13 to 17 ñ Appraised Value is Sixty Five Thousand Dollars ($65,000) CARRIED
Legal Costs - Oil Lease Site Assessments
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive as information. CARRIED
Town of Trochu Community Showcase Flapjack Fiesta
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve a sponsorship of $200.00 for this event and authorize the attendance of Clr. Hoppins and Clr. Painter. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 8:53 a.m. until 9:01 a.m.
Pete McRae, Director of Operation, and Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant, were present when the meeting reconvened.
Operations Summary
Pete McRae presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates. The following items were also addressed:
* Road side mowing will not meet deadline and will likely be requesting a three week extension.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive the Operations Summary report as presented. CARRIED
Churchill Water Co-op Vault
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council approve and award the engineering design and quote from T & T Canadian Consultants to construct and upgrade the Churchill Water Systems Pumphouse, which will be completed in 2013, with funding to come from the water reserve budget. CARRIED
Debi Moon, reporter for The Capital, entered the meeting at 9:21 a.m.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve TAQA North Ltd. to upgrade an 800 metre portion of RR 24-2 south of TWP 32-4 to their well site located at NE 22-32-24 W4 to a Schedule "B" Minor Local Road (Gravel) building standard. CARRIED
Pete McRae and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at 9:35 a.m.
Council and Committee Reports
Kneehill Regional FCSS Agreement
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council table this agenda item until the next Council meeting. CARRIED
Badlands Ambulance Services Society - Clr. Holsworth provided Council with details from the special meeting held on October 4, 2012, in which the Badlands Ambulance Services Society decided to divest and turn the ambulance service over to Alberta Health Services.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Clr. Holsworth attend the Badlands Ambulance Services Society meetings until our membership is up at the end of the 2012 calendar year. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 9:52 a.m. until 10:01 a.m.
Bruce and Leona Hogg were present when the meeting reconvened.
Bruce and Leona Hogg were congratulated on receiving the 2012 Calgary Stampede Farm Family Award and were presented with a plaque in recognition of this honour.
Bruce and Leona Hogg and Reeve Long left the meeting at 10:05 a.m. in order to have a photo taken.
Bruce and Leona Hogg left the meeting at 10:08 a.m.
Council and Committee Reports Cont'd
Agricultural Service Board - A written report provided by Clr. Hoppins on the October 2, 2012 Agricultural Service Board meeting.
Kneehill Housing Corporation - A written report provided by Clr. Calhoun on the October 3, 2012 Board Meeting.
Debi Moon left the meeting at 10:10 a.m.
Pete McRae, Director of Operations entered the meeting at 10:14 a.m.
Mike Morton, Director of Financial Services entered the meeting at 10:15 a.m.
Canadian Badlands - A written report provided by Reeve Long on the meeting he attended regarding the completion of the Regional Tourism Organization.
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Council and Committee Reports as presented. CARRIED
Financial Reports
Mike Morton reviewed the Operating Accounts Report.
Mike Morton reviewed the Capital Funding Report.
Mike Morton reviewed the Reserves Report.
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the Operating Accounts Report, the Capital Funding Report, and the Reserves Report as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved to have Council accept the 10 year Capital Equipment Replacement Plan as presented. CARRIED
Mike Morton left the meeting at 10:54 a.m.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council go into In-Camera at 10:54 a.m. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved the meeting out of In-Camera at 12:03 p.m. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council authorize the attendance of Reeve Long and Clr. Calhoun to the Alberta Health Services Community Engagement Reception on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moves that Council approve the Kneehill County Major Maintenance Crew to upgrade RR 23-3, South from TWP 34-2 to SW10-34-23 W4 for $23,000.00(twenty three thousand dollars) plus GST to a "Schedule B", Minor Local Road (Gravel) building standard. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun left the meeting at 12:16 p.m.
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the Business Pending and Summary reports. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 12:25 p.m.