A Regular Meeting of the Council of the Village of Montrose held in the council chambers on August 4, 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 Stone

                                    That the agenda of Regular Meeting #26-98 be adopted as circulated.





                                    Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Berriault

                                    That the minutes of the Regular Meeting #24-98 of July 21, 1998 be adopted as circulated.


                                    Consent Calendar

                                    Moved by Councillor Parker

                                    Seconded by Councillor Berriault

                                    That the Consent Calendar including:

                                    1.     UBCM In The House;

                                    2.     Stone Container Corp. (Celgar) News Release;

                                    3.     BVRC Minutes of May 19;

                                    4.     BVRC Minutes of June 25;

                                    5.     KB Fire Services Montrose June Incident Report;

                                    6.     UBCM Member Materials;

                                    7.     RD Community Services Commission Minutes, July 21, 1998;

                                    8.     RDKB Board Minutes, July 14, 1998, and

                                    9.     RDKB Board Minutes, June 25, 1998

                                    be accepted as circulated.


                                    Motions & Submissions


                                    Referrals From Prior Meetings

Noise Bylaw                Administrator - A memorandum outlining policy options for the revision of the noise bylaw.

                                    Council directed that a draft bylaw be prepared providing for reasonably enforceable noise limitation guidelines.

Cat Bylaw                  Administrator - A memorandum outlining policy options for the regulation of cats.

                                    Council directed that inquiries be made to the SPCA for the controlled rental of traps by the SPCA to property owners.


BV Library                   Thank you for the donation of a fax machine.


Min. of Mines             A response to Council’s letter on provincial mining industry initiatives.


Warfield                      Copy of a letter to the RDKB on Board meeting expenditures.


SD #20                        Copy of a letter to Mr. & Ms. Hill on the subject of evening noise from the school grounds.


BCAA                         Reminder about deadline for Property Tax Exemption Bylaws.

                                    Council directed that a church tax exemption bylaw be prepared.

                                    Reports & Memoranda

ST Priority #6               Administrator - A memorandum with an analysis of the cost of regionalized services.

                                    Council directed that the focus of the analysis be a broad-based comparison of per capita expenditures reported by Villages in the province.

ST Priorities                  Strategic Plan 98 Short-Term Priorities Progress Report to 98-07-29.


LT Priorities                  Strategic Plan 98 Long-Term Priorities Progress Report to 98-07-29.


Millennium                  Administrator - Information on the Canada Millennium Partnership Program.


                                    Financial matters

 Accounts Payable  Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker

                                    That the commitments and expenditures represented by the accounts payable listed below be authorized and that their payment in the amount of TWO HUNDRED FORTY-ONE THOUSAND AND ONE dollars and EIGHTY-NINE cents ($241,001.89) in total be approved:

                                    Cheques #2708 to 2729 inclusive                                    $ 241,001.89

                                    TOTAL NET CURRENT EXPENDITURE                                  $ 241,001.89





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

                                    Moved by Councillor Parker

                                    Seconded by Councillor Berriault

                                    That Policy #0710, titled the Park Maintenance Policy, be adopted as presented.


                                    Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker

                                    That Policy #0710, titled the Park Maintenance Policy, be amended by reducing the frequency under policy objectives 2, 3 and 4 from “once in a fortnight” to “once per week”.


                                    Member Reports & Inquiries

Councillor Stone       A verbal report.

                                    Appreciation for Mr. Stan Langille’s contribution to planting and maintaining the new planters at the Community Hall.

Councillor Clarke      A verbal report.

a)    A meeting of the RDKB’s Personnel Committee will tentatively be held in September to deal with Council’s letter on issues relating to the WCB investigation of the Beaver Valley pool collapse.

b)    A stakeholder meeting will be held on November 4, 1998, to consider proposals for overall BV recreation needs.

c)    RDKB resolutions on Board meeting and vehicle expenditures.

d)    BC Tel Mobility claim of service quality in the area, with a request that Council write a letter to BC Tel Mobility about the lack of cell phone reception in the Beaver Valley.

e)    Lift station alarm, with a request for a call-out procedure in the event that Village staff is not available to respond.

Councillor Berriault    A written report.

a)    Operation of the water pumps and reservoir level controls.

b)    Repairs to lift station stand-by power plant.

c)    Condition of playground equipment.

                                    Council directed that the wagon at the Frontier Park be repaired to comply with playground equipment standards.

                                    Council requested that the water pumps be investigated for a possible cause of the persistence of air bubbles in the water.

Councillor Parker       No report.

Mayor Walsh              No report.


                                    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 #26-98 of Council held on August 4, 1998.




                          _________________________               _________________________

                                                      Mayor                                                                Clerk