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A REGULAR MEETING OF THE WEYBURN CITY COUNCIL
HELD IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT
6:00 P.M., MONDAY, MAY 26, 2008

Present were: Mayor Button, Councillors Craigen, Michel, Stephanson, Rudachyk, Styles, McKenzie, Director of Finance Bell, Director of Engineering Frank and City Clerk Rasmussen

Absent was: City Manager Smith

 
RES. NO. 2008-137
 
Moved by Councillor Stephanson and seconded by Councillor McKenzie that the minutes of the Regular Council meeting held on May 12, 2008, be approved as received.

Carried Unanimously

ADDITIONS/DELETIONS TO AGENDA:

 
RES. NO. 2008-138
 
Moved by Councillor Michel and seconded by Councillor Styles that the following item be added to the agenda:
 8. (f) Zoning Bylaw Amendment

And the following item be deleted from the agenda:
 5. (c) Nickle Lake Board

Carried Unanimously
 

 
 
PUBLIC HEARINGS/NOTICES:  None

 
 

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS, DELEGATIONS & PETITIONS:

 
CLEAN-UP POSTER WINNERS
 
Councillor Nancy Styles presented the Clean up Poster Contest winners with a certificate and a cheque as follows

 1st Place, Grades 1 & 2 Cordel Larson, St. Dominic
2nd Place Grades 1 & 2 Tara Franklin, Souris School
1st Place Grades 3 & 4 Delaney Gordon, Assiniboia Park
2nd Place Grades 3 & 4 Zoe Douglas, Queen Elizabeth
1st Place Grades 5 & 6 Benjamin Sidloski, Queen Elizabeth
2nd Place Grades 5 & 6 Randi Blacquier, St. Michaels

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND BOARDS:

Reports of the following Committee and Board meetings were presented and copies of the minutes of the meetings are filed in the City Clerk’s office.

(a) Leisure Services Commission – Councillor Rudahcyk

(b) Library Board – Councillor Craigen

(c) Airport Board – Councillor Michel

(d) Police Commission – Councillor Stephanson

(e) Environmental Committee – Councillor Styles

(f) Facilities Committee – Councillor Rudachyk

 
RES. NO. 2008-139
 
Moved by Councillor Michel and seconded by Councillor Rudachyk that as per the recommendation of the City Facilities Committee, City Council give authorization to proceed with the Phase 3 of the Colosseum renovations with an estimated budget of $3 million.

Carried Unanimously

 
 
 
 
EXECUTIVE REPORT:  None


MOTIONS: 

 
RES. NO. 2008-140
Moved by Councillor Styles and seconded by Councillor Michel that the purchases in the amount of $3,227,128.23 and Investments that total $2,972,783.70 from May 13, 2008 to May 23, 2008, be passed for payment (this includes Accounts Payables that total $155,843.49, Quick Pays that total $4,746.09, Direct Withdrawals that total $93,102.01 and Debit Card transactions that total $652.94).

Carried Unanimously

 
2008 PARKS TRUCK TENDER
City Clerk Rasmussen advised the Parks Department called for the supply of one extended cab half ton with the optional trade-in of one 1995 GM 4X4 half ton (Unit #31).  Three tenders were delivered to local automobile retailers and a total of two bids, including PST were received as follows:
 Barber Motors Ltd.  Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $24,475.96
 Red Coat Chrysler Dodge Ram 1500 SXT $30,208.50

Since the trade-in value offered for unit #31 by both firms is less than what can be received by private sale, it was determined that bids without trade be considered.  Both bids meet or exceed minimum specifications as outlined in the tender.  Manager of Park Services Morin recommended that the City accept the lowest bid from Barber Motors in the amount of $24,475.96.

 
RES. NO. 2008-141
Moved by Councillor Michel and seconded by Councillor Styles that the tender of Barber Motors Ltd. of Weyburn for a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 extended cab half ton in the amount of $24,475.96, plus G.S.T. be accepted.

Carried Unanimously

 
SIGI APPLICA-TION APPROVAL
 
City Clerk Rasmussen advised the Provincial Government has a new grant program for land development where they will pay interest charges over a 5 year period and Council approval is required to make application for the grant.

 
RES. NO. 2008-142
 
Moved by Councillor Styles and seconded by Councillor Michel that Council authorize the City of Weyburn to make application and participate in the Saskatchewan Infrastructure Growth Initiative (SIGI) in which the City will recover interest costs for a loan over a five year period to allow the City to increase their residential and commercial lot inventory as per this interest free loan provincial grant initiative.

Carried Unanimously
 

 


INTRODUCTION OF BYLAWS:

 
BYLAW 2008-3115 – TO AMEND TRAFFIC BYLAW

 
Mayor Button advised that first reading was given at the May 12, 2008 Regular Council Meeting to amend the Traffic Bylaw to allow for School Bus safety arms within the City of Weyburn.

 
RES. NO. 2008-143

 
Moved by Councillor Stephanson and seconded by Councillor Rudachyk that Bylaw No. 99-2014, being a Bylaw to regulate the operation of flashing school bus lights within the City of Weyburn be read a second time.

Vote Delayed by Amendment

 
RES. NO. 2008-144

 
Moved by Councillor Stephanson and seconded by Councillor Rudachyk that Bylaw No. 2008-3115 to amend Bylaw No. 99-2014, be changed as follows:
1. “School bus safety arms shall be permitted for use within the limits of the City of Weyburn”.

To be changed to read:
1. “School bus safety arms must be permitted for use within the limits of the City of Weyburn”.
And the effective date of the bylaw be changed from June 1, 2008 to the first day of the 2008/2009 school year.

Carried Unanimously

Res. No. 2008-143 was Put and Carried Unanimously

 
RES. NO. 2008-145

 
Moved by Councillor Rudachyk and seconded by Councillor Stephanson that Bylaw No. 2008-3115 to amend Bylaw No. 99-2014, being a Bylaw to regulate the operation of flashing school bus lights within the City of Weyburn be read a third time and passed.

Carried Unanimously

 
BYLAW  2008-3113 – BORROW-ING BYLAW

 
City Clerk Rasmussen advised as a requirement of the Saskatchewan Infrastructure Growth Initiative, the City must pass a bylaw to borrow funds.

 
RES. NO. 2008-146
 
Moved by Councillor Stephanson and seconded by Councillor Rudachyk that Bylaw 2008-3113 to provide for the creation of debt not payable within the current year be read a first time.

Carried Unanimously
 
RES. NO. 2008-147
 
Moved by Councillor Rudachyk and seconded by Councillor Stephanson that Bylaw 2008-3113 to provide for the creation of debt not payable within the current year be read a second time.

Carried Unanimously

 
RES. NO. 2008-148
 
Moved by Councillor Stephanson and seconded by Councillor Rudachyk that Bylaw 2008-3113 to provide for the creation of debt not payable within the current year be given three readings at this meeting.

Carried Unanimously

 
RES. NO. 2008-149
 
Moved by Councillor Rudachyk and seconded by Councillor Stephanson that Bylaw 2008-3113 to provide for the creation of debt not payable within the current year be read a third time and passed.

Carried Unanimously

 
BYLAW 2008-3117 – TO AMEND AIRPORT BYLAW NO. 1094

 
Director of Engineering Frank advised that the amendment proposed for the Airport Bylaw No. 1094 allows for the implementation of a rental fee for commercial crop spray planes and if passed, will take effect June 1, 2008 with a $500.00 deposit to be refunded upon payment of all final bills and clean up of the site and a rental fee of $100 per week.

 
RES. NO. 2008-150
 
Moved by Councillor Michel and seconded by Councillor Styles that Bylaw 2008-3117 to amend Bylaw No. 1094 being the Airport Bylaw in the City of Weyburn to add a rental fee for commercial crop spraying be read a first time.

Carried Unanimously

 
RES. NO. 2008-151
 
Moved by Councillor Styles and seconded by Councillor Michel that Bylaw 2008-3117 to amend Bylaw No. 1094 being the Airport Bylaw in the City of Weyburn to add a rental fee for commercial crop spraying be read a second time.

Carried Unanimously

 
RES. NO. 2008-152
 
Moved by Councillor Michel and seconded by Councillor Styles that Bylaw 2008-3117 to amend Bylaw No. 1094 being the Airport Bylaw in the City of Weyburn to add a rental fee for commercial crop spraying be given three readings at this meeting.

Carried Unanimously

 
RES. NO. 2008-153
 
Moved by Councillor Styles and seconded by Councillor Michel that Bylaw 2008-3117 to amend Bylaw No. 1094 being the Airport Bylaw in the City of Weyburn to add a rental fee for commercial crop spraying be read a third time and passed.

Carried Unanimously

 
BYLAW 2008-3118 – 2008 BASE TAX
 
Director of Finance Bell advised that the mill rate factors are created and managed to create a stable rate of taxation between the various classes during years of reassessment or large assessment swings.  The mill rate factors for 2008 will remain the same as 2007 with the exception of the residential class which is adjusted for the increase to the base tax.  The mill rate factors are as follows:

 Agriculture, Non Arable 0.50022
  Commercial, Motel, Railway &
 Pipeline, Personal Care Homes 1.17296
 Multi Family under 12  1.15442
 Multi Family 12 and over 1.47453 BASE TAX $445.00
 Condominiums & Vacant Land 0.75927
 Municipal Residential  0.49928
 School Residential  0.90731

 
RES. NO. 2008-154
 
Moved by Councillor Rudachyk and seconded by Councillor Stephanson that Bylaw No. 2008-3118 to establish mill rate factors for classes and sub-classes of land and improvements and to provide for a base tax be read a first time.

Carried Unanimously

 
RES. NO. 2008-155
 
Moved by Councillor Stephanson and seconded by Councillor Rudachyk that Bylaw No. 2008-3118 to establish mill rate factors for classes and sub-classes of land and improvements and to provide for a base tax be read a second time.

Carried Unanimously

 
RES. NO. 2008-156
 
Moved by Councillor Rudachyk and seconded by Councillor Stephanson Bylaw No. 2008-3118 to establish mill rate factors for classes and sub-classes of land and improvements and to provide for a base tax be given three readings at this meeting.

Carried Unanimously

 
RES. NO. 2008-157
 
Moved by Councillor Stephanson and seconded by Councillor Rudachyk that
Bylaw No. 2008-3118 to establish mill rate factors for classes and sub-classes of land and improvements and to provide for a base tax be read a third time and passed.

Carried Unanimously

 
BYLAW 2008-3119 – 2008 MILL RATE
 
Director of Finance Bell advised this bylaw provides the uniform mill rates that are established by the municipality and school divisions and provide the base for taxation.

Director of Finance Bell advised that the uniform mill rate is based on:
 Municipal  20.005
 Public School  23.00
  Separate School 21.85

 
RES. NO. 2008-158
 
Moved by Councillor Michel and seconded by Councillor Styles that Bylaw 2008-3119 to fix the rates of taxation in the City of Weyburn for the year 2008 be read a first time.

Carried Unanimously

 
RES. NO. 2008-159
 
Moved by Councillor Michel and seconded by Councillor Styles that Bylaw 2008-3119 to fix the rates of taxation in the City of Weyburn for the year 2008 be read a second time.

Carried Unanimously

 
RES. NO. 2008-160
 
Moved by Councillor Michel and seconded by Councillor Styles that Bylaw 2008-3119 to fix the rates of taxation in the City of Weyburn for the year 2008 be given three readings at this meeting.

Carried Unanimously

 
RES. NO. 2008-161
 
Moved by Councillor Michel and seconded by Councillor Styles that Bylaw 2008-3119 to fix the rates of taxation in the City of Weyburn for the year 2008 be read a third time and passed.

Carried Unanimously

 
BYLAW 2008-3120 – ZONING BYLAW AMEND-MENT
 
City Clerk Rasmussen advised this amendment is proposed to allow rear decks for houses to be constructed closer to the rear property line than is currently allowed.

With larger houses being constructed, they are building as close to rear property lines as regulations allow and there is no potential to construct a rear deck.  This amendment will allow decks to be constructed with a rear property line setback of 4 meters versus the 7.6 meters currently required.

 
RES. NO. 2008-162
 
Moved by Councillor Styles and seconded by Councillor Michel that Bylaw 2008-3120 to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 2003-2099 to allow rear decks for houses to be constructed closer to the rear property line than is currently allowed be read a first time.

Carried Unanimously

 
RES. NO. 2008-163
 
Moved by Councillor Styles and seconded by Councillor Michel that Bylaw 2008-3120 to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 2003-2099 to allow rear decks for houses to be constructed closer to the rear property line than is currently allowed be read a second time.

Carried Unanimously

 
RES. NO. 2008-164
 
Moved by Councillor Styles and seconded by Councillor Michel that Bylaw 2008-3120 to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 2003-2099 to allow rear decks for houses to be constructed closer to the rear property line than is currently allowed be given three readings at this meeting.

Carried Unanimously

 
RES. NO. 2008-165
 
Moved by Councillor Styles and seconded by Councillor Michel that Bylaw 2008-3120 to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 2003-2099 to allow rear decks for houses to be constructed closer to the rear property line than is currently allowed be read a third time and passed.

Carried Unanimously


UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  None


 

NEW BUSINESS:  None

 
 
 
 
INQUIRIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

- Councillor Stephanson inquired if the City Administrative Staff could provide information regarding having just one meeting in July and August of this year.
 
 
- Councillors Styles and McKenzie reminded all of the Crocus Festival on June 5th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at River Park
- Mayor Button advised that she and MLA Dustin Duncan will be attending the Petroleum Show in Calgary, AB June 10th to 12th.
- Mayor Button advised that the SUMA Regional Meeting will be held in Midale on June 17th.
- Mayor Button thanked Troy Kram of Weyburn This Week for his efficient  reporting on Council as he is moving to Moose Jaw.  Mayor Button thanked Troy for his efficiency in reporting and wished him well in the future.

 
NOTICE OF MOTION:  None


At 6:45 p.m. Mayor Button adjourned the meeting.


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