A Regular Meeting of the Council of the Village of Montrose held in the council chambers on March 3, 1998.

Present:                     Mayor M. Walsh

                                    Councillor D. Berriault

                                    Councillor R. Clarke

                                    Councillor G. Parker

                                    Councillor P. Stone

                                    Administrator A. Carrel

Absent:                      Nil

                                    Call to Order

                                    Mayor Walsh called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.


                                    Moved by Councillor Clarke

                                    Seconded by Councillor Stone

                                    That the agenda of Regular Meeting #7-98 be amended by adding the following items:

                                    3(2)   Delegation from Zimbabwe

                                    6(1)   Appointment of Signing Officers

                                    6(2)   Appointment of Clerk, Treasurer & Collector

                                    7(3)   Request for BV Middle School Playground Equipment

                                    8(7)   Council of Canadians - MIA

                                    8(8)   Province of BC - Municipal Act Reform

                                    and that the agenda be approved as amended.



Zimbabwe                  Mr. Philip Magonziwa and Mr. Patrick Dodzo from the Nyanga Rural District Council in Zimbabwe, attended the meeting as observers on an FCM sponsored municipal exchange program.


                                    Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker

                                    That the minutes of the Regular Meeting #5-98 of February 17, 1998 be adopted as circulated.


                                    Consent Calendar

                                    Moved by Councillor Clarke

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker

                                    That the Consent Calendar including:

1.   Minutes - School District #20 - 98-02-16,

2.   Minutes - RDKB Board - 98-01-29,

3.   Minutes - RD Community Services Commission - 98-02-17,

4.   UBCM Member Release (previously circulated), and

5.   UBCM Cabinet Shuffle (previously circulated)

                                    be accepted as circulated.


                                    Motions & Submissions

Signing Officer           Moved by Councillor Berriault

                                    Seconded by Councillor Clarke

                                    That the signing officers for all legal and financial instruments of the Corporation of the Village of Montrose be, on the first part, either Mayor M. Walsh or Councillor P. Stone, and on the second part either Administrator André Carrel or Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Grace Terness.


Appointments           Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker

                                    That André Carrel be appointed Clerk, Treasurer and Collector for the Corporation of the Village of Montrose.


                                    Referrals from Prior Meetings

RCMP Auxiliary          Moved by Councillor Clarke

                                    Seconded by Councillor Stone

                                    That a cash grant in the amount of $250 be paid to the Fruitvale RCMP Auxiliary Constable Program.


MoTH Meeting          A meeting has been scheduled with representatives from the Ministry of Transportation and Highways for 3:45 PM, Wednesday, March 25, 1998.  A draft agenda for that meeting is to be considered by Council at the next regular meeting.

BV Middle School     A request from the Society for the Improvement of Beaver Valley Schools for a contribution toward the acquisition of playground equipment for the Beaver Valley Middle School was considered and denied.    


CPSP                           Information on the Consumer Product Stewardship Program and CPSP depot location notification.


Dist. of Mackenzie    Copy of a letter to the Minister of Environment protesting the application of GST and PST to Eco Fees.

                                    Moved by Councillor Parker

                                    Seconded by Councillor Stone

                                    That a letter of support be sent to the District of Mackenzie for their position opposing the application of GST and PST to Eco Fees, and that a copy of the letter be sent to the Minister of Environment.


WKBRHD                     Invitation to the March 28, 1998 WKBRHD Symposium at Selkirk College.

                                    Councillor Clarke & Councillor Stone will attend.

City of Trail                 Request for support for a Cominco copper smelter in Trail.

                                    Moved by Councillor Clarke

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker

                                    That a letter be written to the City of Trail, with copy to Cominco, in support of a copper smelter in the Trail area.


UBCM                         Circular concerning new WCB regulations.

                                    Date and time of the WCB Seminar scheduled for Trail in early March be forwarded to Councillor Berriault.

                                    The Administrator to circulate report from the City of Rossland participants at the WCB Seminar.

UBCM                         Information on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment.


Ccl of Canadians     Information on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment.


UBCM                         Report on the UBCM-MOA-MMA Municipal Act reform symposium.


                                    Reports & Memoranda

Building Insp.              Report on non-conforming use properties in Montrose.

                                    Council directed that the proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaw be limited to the inclusion of duplex units as a permitted use in the multiple unit residential zone.

Administrator             Statement of Policy Characteristics.


Administrator             A report summarizing the findings of the Seniors’ Housing Questionnaire.


                                    Financial matters

Accounts Payable   Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Clarke

                                    That the commitments and expenditures represented by the accounts payable listed below be authorized and that their payment in the amount of SEVEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FOUR DOLLARS AND THIRTY-FIVE CENTS ($7,874.35) in total be approved:

                                    Cheques #2445 to 2455 inclusive                                    $    7,874.35

                                    TOTAL NET CURRENT EXPENDITURE                                  $    7,874.35



#526                           Moved by Councillor Clarke

                                    Seconded by Councillor Stone

                                    That Bylaw #526, cited as the Council Meeting Procedures Bylaw, having been reconsidered and having met all prerequisites for final adoption, be now finally adopted, sealed and signed by the Mayor and the Clerk.



#0120                         Moved by Councillor Parker

                                    Second by Councillor Stone

                                    That Policy #0120, being the Proclamation Policy, be adopted and implemented.


#0620                         A draft policy on tree pruning to preserve views was considered and referred back to staff.  The draft policy is to be revised to be applicable to all view areas in the Village.

                                    Member Reports & Inquiries

Councillor Stone       Reported on her attendance at, and participation in the UBCM-MOA-MMA Municipal Act Symposium in Vancouver.

                                    Reported that UBCM President, Mayor Wallace of Quesnel, had informed participants that decisions in Infrastructure Grant Applications are expected in the near future.

Councillor Clarke      Reported that the Retirees Dinner is scheduled for March 23, 1998.

                                    Reported on RDKB matters, including the relocation of the McKelvey Creek land fill culvert and a report from the Building Inspector on procedures for the enforcement of building bylaw infractions.

                                    Reported on a Liquid Waste Management Plan meeting scheduled for March 17, 1998, in the RDKB offices.  Councillor Clarke and the Public Works Foreman will attend.

Councillor Berriault    Requested a status report on the Golden Acre Subdivision.  A draft report suitable for distribution to property owners in the vicinity of the subdivision to be considered by Council at the next meeting.

Councillor Parker       Reported on information received concerning an odour control method that may be suitable for the sewage treatment facility.  More information to be made available to Council as it is received.

Mayor Walsh              Reported on the two Community Hall improvement projects.  The interior improvements project is nearing completion, the exterior improvements project is in progress.

                                    Proposed consideration for the construction of a flat roof on the Community Picnic Area.

                                    Proposed consideration for the upgrading of other village office and workshop.

                                    Requested that the Bylaw Enforcement Officer be directed to patrol the community on foot rather than by vehicle.

Administrator             Reported on his attendance at, and participation in the UBCM-MOA-MMA Municipal Act Symposium in Vancouver.

                                    Advice Council of his absence from the office on March 11, 1998, to attend the MFA Financial Summit in Victoria.


                                    On a motion by Councillor Clarke, the meeting adjourned at 9:00  PM.



I hereby certify the preceding to be a true and correct account of the Regular Meeting #07-98 of Council held on March 3, 1998.




                          _________________________               _________________________

                                                       Mayor                                                            Acting Clerk