THE CORPORATION OF THE VILLAGE OF MONTROSE

 

REGULAR MEETING #24-98

A Regular Meeting of the Council of the Village of Montrose held in the council chambers on July 21, 1998.

Present:††††††††††††††††††††† Mayor M. Walsh

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor D. Berriault

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor R. Clarke

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor P. Stone

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Administrator A. Carrel

Absent:††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor G. Parker

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Call to Order

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Agenda

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Moved by Councillor Stone

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Seconded by Councillor Berriault

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† That the agenda of Regular Meeting #24-98 be amended by adding item #6(1) Canada/B.C. Infrastructure Program Contract and be adopted as amended.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CARRIED

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Delegations

RCMP Report††††††††††† Cpl. J. Stochmanski presented the RCMPís quarterly crime statistics for the Village and the results of the Ministry of Transportation & Highways traffic count taken in June 1998.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Moved by Councillor Clarke

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Seconded by Councillor Berriault

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† That the RCMP quarterly report be accepted as presented.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CARRIED

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minutes†††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Moved by Councillor Berriault

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Seconded by Councillor Clarke

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† That the minutes of the Regular Meeting #22-98 of July 7, 1998 be adopted as circulated.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CARRIED

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Consent Calendar

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Moved by Councillor Clarke

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Seconded by Councillor Stone

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† That the Consent Calendar including:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.†††† Minutes - School district #20, 98-06-29;

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.†††† June Building Permit Report;

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3.†††† Montrose Fire Department Incident Report;

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4.†††† UBCM - Member Release;

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5.†††† Minutes - BC Public Library, 98-06-18, and

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6.†††† Lidstone Young Anderson Client Bulletin

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† be accepted as circulated.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CARRIED

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Motions & Submissions

Can/B.C. Works†††††††† Moved by Councillor Clarke

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Seconded by Councillor Berriault

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† That the agreement of May 15, 1998, between her Majesty the Queen in right of the Province of British Columbia and the Village of Montrose for Project Number B98IW0590 providing for a highway infrastructure grant in the amount of $100,000 be approved.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CARRIED†††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Referrals From Prior Meetings

CHC††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Clarke reported that lower cost taxis will be used to compensate for the Handydart service reductions.

Discussion Paper†††††† Referred to the next meeting.†††††

UBCM†††††††††††††††††††††††† It was decided not to submit nominations for UBCM executive positions.

DESCO†††††††††††††††††††††† Moved by Councillor Clarke

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Seconded by Councillor Stone

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† That DESCO be invited to prepare a detailed partnership outline, whereby DESCO would assume the full responsibility for a universal water metering program, and

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† That November 1998 be targeted for the presentation of a partnership outline to the community.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CARRIED

Fitness Centre†††††††††† Moved by Councillor Clarke

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Seconded by Councillor Berriault

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† That the matter of funding for a Fitness Centre Design Study be tabled.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CARRIED

Annual Budget††††††††† A budget amendment report was presented to reflect changes in grants and other revenues, offset by changes in capital expenditures, resulting in a consolidated budget balanced at $1,464,000.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Moved by Councillor Stone

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Seconded by Councillor Clarke

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† That the increase in the 1998 Annual Budget revenues and expenditures by $127,900 be approved.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CARRIED

RDKB Budgets††††††††††† A draft letter on the subject of regional recreation capital budgets was considered.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Moved by Councillor Stone

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Seconded by Councillor Clarke

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† That the letter on the subject of the 1998 Recreation Capital Budgets, as modified, be sent to the Regional Districtís Community Services Commission (Greater Trail).

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CARRIED

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Correspondence

RDKB†††††††††††††††††††††††††† A request from Board Chairman Hennig for a meeting to discuss Councilís letter of June 17, 1998, on the subject of the Beaver Valley Pool roof & Workers Compensation Board.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Mayor was directed to advise the Regional District Board Chairman that Council is prepared to meet with the Board, once the Board has considered Councilís letter and has responded to the three issues raised in the letter.

RDKB†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Notice of a recreation capital grant in the amount of $8,000 for 1998.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Acknowledged

Canada Post†††††††††††† Letter from R. Metzler, Retail Consultant, with proposed terms and conditions for the maintenance and care of the community bulletin board at the Post Office.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Moved by Councillor Berriault

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Seconded by Councillor Stone

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† That Council accept the terms and conditions proposed by Canada Post for the maintenance of the community bulletin board on Canada Post property as stated in Mr. Metzlerís letter of July 14, 1998.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CARRIED

City of Rossland††††††† Copy of a letter to the RDKB calling for accountability of board meeting expenditures and vehicle use compensation.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Acknowledged.

Min. Forests††††††††††††††† Letter from the Hon. D. Zirnhelt announcing changes in forest harvesting fees.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Acknowledged

J. & L. Hill†††††††††††††††††††† Copy of a letter to School District #20 concerning noise from basketball games played after 11 p.m.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Council directed that the Noise Bylaw be reconsidered for the purpose of establishing time limits.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Reports & Memoranda

ST Priorities††††††††††††††††† Administrator - Strategic Plan 98 Short-Term Priorities Progress Report to July 18, 1998.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Administrator was directed to explore the feasibility of revising the schedule of works approved under the Canada/B.C. Infrastructure Works Program.

LT Priorities††††††††††††††††† Administrator - Strategic Plan 98 Long-Term Priorities Progress Report to July 18, 1998.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Acknowledged.

12th Ave. Flood†††††††† Administrator - Report on cause of flash flood on 12th Avenue near the Golden Acre Subdivision stairs and action taken.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Administrator was directed to monitor the catch basins on the lower reaches of 12th Avenue after the drainage works is complete.

Mtce Policies†††††††††††† Administrator - Report on proposed public works maintenance policies as submitted by Urban Systems Ltd.

Mtce Policies†††††††††††† Urban Systems Ltd. - Proposal for the preparation of policies for a Public Works Maintenance Program.

 

 

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Moved by Councillor Clarke

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Seconded by Councillor Stone

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† That the Urban Systems Ltd. proposal for the production of a Sewer System Maintenance Program for a budget of $3,600 (excluding a meeting with Council) be approved.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CARRIED

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Financial matters

Fin. Statement†††††††††† Administrator - Summary financial report of consolidated funds to June 30, 1998.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Acknowledged.

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 SEVENTEEN THOUSAND AND FIVE-HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT dollars and THIRTY-NINE cents ($17,528.39) in total be approved:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Cheques #2660 + 2682 to 2707 inclusive††††††††††††††††††††††† $17,528.39

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† TOTAL NET CURRENT EXPENDITURE††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $17,528.39

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CARRIED

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bylaws

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Nil

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Policies

#0710†††††††††††††††††††††††† The Administrator presented a draft policy to establish a maintenance schedule for the Village parks.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Referred to the next meeting.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Member Reports & Inquiries

Councillor Stone†††††† A verbal report:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† a)†† The new computer hardware and software has been installed, and that training on the new accounting software will proceed over the next few months.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b)†† Kootenay Savings Credit Union has offered to match the interest paid by the MFA for the Villageís after-tax short term investments.

Councillor Clarke††††† A verbal report:

a)    The school principalís letter to the Regional District regarding the collapse of the Beaver Valley pool has been dealt with by the Regional District.

b)    The RDKBís Community Services Commission rejected the proposal to provide fire services to the City of Rossland by way of a contract in lieu of participation in the fire function.

c)    The RDKBís Community Services Commission defeated a renewed request for $3,000 to fund the Fitness and Recreation Centre study.The Commission also extended the deadline for submission of projects to be funded from the pool insurance proceeds.

d)    A Beaver Valley stakeholders meeting is to be held in September.

e)    A sample of the new Montrose pins was circulated.

Councillor Parker†††††† A written report

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† a)†† in support of funding the Fitness Centre architectural study to the amount of $3,000;

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b)†† in support of a public relations campaign to make citizens aware of Councilís position regarding the Fitness Centre;

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† c)†† questioning the designation of a hall as a regional facility;

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† d)†† questioning the quality (cloudiness) of the water;

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† e)†† request for more stringent reporting of workplace accidents and incidents.

Councillor Berriault††† No report.

Mayor Walsh††††††††††††† Requested that grass and weeds in the lower tennis court and waste container areas be cut.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Advised that the contractor will be reminded to modify the Community Hall sign.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Adjournment

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† On a motion by Councillor Berriault, the meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.

I hereby certify the preceding to be a true and correct account of the Regular Meeting #24-98 of Council held on July 21, 1998.

 

 

 

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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mayor††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Clerk