A Regular Meeting of the Council of the Village of Montrose held in the council chambers on August 18, 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 Berriault

                                    Seconded by Councillor Clarke

                                    That the revised agenda of Regular Meeting #27-98 be adopted as circulated.





                                    The Minutes of Meeting #26-98 were corrected by replacing the phrase “…the RDKB’s Personnel Committee will be held in September …” with the phrase “… the RDKB’s Personnel Committee will tentatively be held in September …

                                    Moved by Councillor Clarke

                                    Seconded by Councillor Berriault

                                    That the minutes of the Regular Meeting #26-98 of August 4, 1998 be adopted as corrected.


                                    Consent Calendar

                                    Moved by Councillor Clarke

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker

                                    That the Consent Calendar including:

                                    1.     RDKB - Beverage container community initiatives program;

                                    2.     UBCM - Legislative Recognition;

                                    3.     MIA - Risk Management News Letter;

                                    4.     Municipal Affairs - Bill 31;

                                    5.     BC Corps of Commissionaires - July Report;

                                    6.     RDKB - July Building Permit Report, and

                                    7.     UBCM - Nisga’a Treaty Agreement

                                    be accepted as circulated.


                                    The administrator was directed to obtain a copy of the new Children’s Playspaces and Equipment CSA Standards referred to in the MIA July Newsletter.

                                    The administrator was directed to take follow-up action on the reported consecutive sprinkling ban infractions reported at 770 - 8th Avenue.

                                    Motions & Submissions


                                    Referrals From Prior Meetings



Red Cross                   Request for political support.


RDKB                           Chairperson Hennig, disappointment concerning Council’s letter of July 22, 1998, regarding a meeting to discuss the Beaver Valley Pool collapse.


Fruitvale                     Invitation to participate in Beaver Valley Recreation and Culture facilities planning session.

                                    Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Berriault

                                    That the Village of Fruitvale, organizer of the November 4, 1998 Beaver Valley Recreation Planning Session, be asked to extend an invitation to the Montrose Fitness/Recreation Centre Committee, c/o Ms. B. Deyotte.


BC Gas                       Notice of One Call service negotiations.


Golden City Days     Invitation to 1998 Golden City Days Parade.


Rossland                     Copy of a letter to the Minister of Environment concerning Bill 17.


Municipal Affairs       Enactment of Bill 46 regulations to eliminated village bylaw registration requirement.


Urban Systems           Road Paving Program schedule.


                                    Reports & Memoranda

Golden Acre             Administrator - Approval of subdivision plans.

                                    The administrator was directed to inform adjacent property owners of the approval of the subdivision and the securities held by the Village for deficiencies and maintenance.

BV Rec. Facilities       Administrator - extension of invitation to Montrose Fitness/Recreation Centre Committee.

                                    Dealt with under correspondence.

Discussion Paper       Administrator - Community response to the Montrose Community discussion paper.

                                    It was agreed to prepare draft policy statements from issues identified in the paper, suitable for inclusion in the Official Community Plan, for presentation at the next Townhall Meeting.

ST Priority #6               Administrator - A memorandum with a second perspective and analysis of the cost of regionalized services.

                                    The administrator was directed to prepare revised statistics eliminating the municipalities in the top and bottom 10% range in fire, recreation, road, water and sewer expenditures.

                                    Financial matters

Accounts Payable   Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker Clarke

                                    That the commitments and expenditures represented by the accounts payable listed below be authorized and that their payment in the amount of THIRTY-TWO THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE dollars and SEVENTY-THREE cents ($32,339.73) in total be approved:

                                    Cheques #2730 to 2769 inclusive                                    $  32,339.73

                                    TOTAL NET CURRENT EXPENDITURE                                  $  32,339.73


Financial Report        Administrator - A summary statement of revenues and expenditures to July 31, 1998.

                                    The administrator was directed to prepare a revised statement for future reports indicating monthly transactions, and year-to-date budget variances expressed in dollar and percentage terms.


#530                           Moved by Councillor Berriault

                                    Seconded by Councillor Stone

                                    That Bylaw #530, cited as the “Noise Regulation Bylaw” be now introduced and read a first time.


                                    It was agreed to extend the quiet period from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.



                                    Member Reports & Inquiries

Councillor Stone       A written report on:

a)    format of financial statements;

b)    improvements to Fruitvale Cemetery by the RDKB;

c)    WKBRHD meeting postpone to September or October;

d)    addition of Tanis McLean, Stan Langille and Val Langille to Volunteer list;

e)    making the lobby of the Village Office available to exhibit the work of the community’s artists;

f)      pins for presentation at the Company of Adventurers Trading into Hudson Bay reunion.

                                    Moved by Councillor Berriault

                                    Seconded by Councillor Clarke

                                    That Councillor Stone be given 25 pins for presentation at the Company of Adventurers Trading into Hudson Bay reunion.


Councillor Clarke      A verbal report on:

a)    the declared intention by the RDKB to place 10 volunteer on-call personnel in Hall #4 (Trail);

b)    the Montrose letter on regional recreation capital budgets to the RDKB has been referred to staff for response;

c)    the Community Services Commission (Greater Trail) has agreed to the Minister of Municipal Affairs’ offer to appoint a mediator in the dispute between the City of Rossland and the RDKB over regionalized fire and recreation services, on the condition that the City of Rossland pay its regional requisition in compliance with the Municipal Act.

Councillor Berriault    No report.

Councillor Parker       No report.

Mayor Walsh              Noted the discrepancies between the Truck Inspection Reports prepared regularly by staff and the Vehicle Inspection Report issued by the B.C. Motor Vehicle Branch on August 12, 1998.

Administrator             Reported on the failed Motor Vehicle Branch inspection of the garbage truck and the cost estimate submitted by Beaver Falls Machining Ltd. ($7,800 + taxes) for the repair of the body.

                                    Recommended that, in consideration of the age of the vehicle (1984), its general condition and the estimated cost of truck body, the repairs not be undertaken and the truck be replaced.

                                    Moved by Councillor Berriault

                                    Seconded by Councillor Stone

                                    That the lease acquisition of a new garbage truck be approved in principle, subject to Council approval of the negotiated lease agreement.



                                    On a motion by Councillor Clarke, the meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM.

I hereby certify the preceding to be a true and correct account of the Regular Meeting #27-98 of Council held on August 18, 1998.




                          _________________________               _________________________

                                                      Mayor                                                                Clerk