Kneehill County Council Minutes - July 30, 2013

MINUTES OF THE JULY 30, 2013 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 - Al Hoggan; Assistant CAO - Laurie Watt; Recording Secretary - Carolyn Van der Kuil; Director of Operations - Pete McRae; Senior Planner - Jerry Brett.
Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
Additions to the Agenda: Swalwell Dam Update; Budget Amendment- 2013 Road Re-Build Program; Three Hills Fire Department; Kneehill Housing; Kneehill Ambulance; Doctor Recruitment Visit July 28, 2013; School Resource Officer Golf Tournament.
Clr. Wittstock moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council go into In-Camera at 8:33 a.m. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Calhoun moved the meeting out of In-Camera at 9:26 a.m. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
The meeting recessed from 9:27 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.
Clr. Calhoun moved approval of the July 16, 2013 Council Meeting minutes as presented. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Holsworth moved approval of the July 16, 2013 Public Hearing Minutes of Bylaw #1651, Kneehill County Municipal Development Plan as presented. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive the Operations Summary as presented. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the Hesketh Low Level Crossing report for information. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive the Swalwell Dam update as information. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve the budget amendment of $500,000.00 for the completion of the 2013 Road Re-Build Program with funds to come out of roads reserve. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the June 30, 2013 Bank Reconciliation Report as presented. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Calhoun moved that Administration amend Policy 3-18 to reflect the new Clr. Communications Allowance at the rate of $200.00 per month effective November 1, 2013. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Wittstock moved that Administration amend Policy 3-19 to reflect the new Clr. base salary increase of $450.00 per month, increasing the base salary to $1443.39 per month, effective November 1, 2013.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council table motion # 355/13 until later in the meeting. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Neil and Lonna Bertsch and family entered the meeting at 10:25 a.m.
Neil and Lonna Bertsch and family were congratulated by Council on receiving the 2013 Bank of Montreal Farm Family Award and were presented with a plaque in recognition of this honour.
Reeve Long and Clr. Holsworth left the meeting to take a photo with the Neil Bertsch Family at 10:27 a.m.
Reeve Long and Clr. Holsworth returned to the meeting at 10:35 a.m.
Policy #3-19-Reimbursement - Council Per Diem and Salary Cont’d
Clr. Hoppins moved that motion number 355/13 be lifted from the table. CARRIED
A vote was taken on motion 355/13. CARRIED
Drumheller 2013 Water Rates
Clr. Holsworth moved to defer this agenda item until after AQUA 7 has reviewed their water rates. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Council and Committee Reports
Kneehill Housing - Written report from Clr. Calhoun on the meeting she attended.
Kneehill Ambulance - Verbal report from Clr. Calhoun updating Council on the disposition of the Kneehill Ambulance Hall.
Doctor Recruitment Visit July 28, 2013 - Verbal report from Reeve Long on the Doctor recruitment visit on July 28, 2013. Group has another potential recruit visiting August 6, 2013.
School Resource Officer Golf Tournament - Verbal report from Clr. Hoppins on the School Resource Officer Golf Tournament that was held on July 27. 
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Council and Committee reports as presented.  CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Bob Barss, President AAMD&C, Kim Heyman, AAMDC Director of Advocacy & Communications and Al Kemmere, Director of District 2 Central,  provided Council an update on activities of the AAMD&C.
The meeting recessed from 11:57 a.m. to 1:21 p.m.
Clr. Keiver was not present when the meeting reconvened.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive the Correspondence Report as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Administration create a letter to the Three Hills Fire Department, carbon copying the Town of Three Hills, asking that the request for money comes from the Town of Three Hills in regards to the Fire Department request for money.  CARRIED UNANIMIOUSLY
Council Business Pending & Summary Reports
Business Pending Report 2008/2010/2011/2012
Business Pending Report 2013Business Completed Items Summary Report 2013
Clr. Calhoun moves that a letter be sent to Carillion, carbon copied to Alberta Transportation and CN Rail in regards to the potholes at the train tracks on the east side of Swalwell. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the Business Pending and Summary report as information. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
The meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m.