A Regular Meeting of the Council of the Village of Montrose held in the Council Chambers on February 15, 1999.

Present:                      Mayor M. Walsh

                                    Councillor D. Berriault

                                    Councillor R. Clarke

                                    Councillor G. Parker

                                    Councillor P. Stone

                                    Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Grace Terness

Absent:                      Administrator A. Carrel

                                    Call to Order

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


                                    Moved by Councillor Clarke

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker

                                    That the agenda of Regular Meeting #4-99 be adopted as circulated.





                                    Moved by Councillor Berriault

                                    Seconded by Councillor Stone

                                    That the minutes of Regular Meeting #3-99 of February 2, 1999 be adopted as circulated.


                                    Consent Calendar

                                    Moved by Councillor Berriault

                                    Seconded by Councillor Clarke

                                    That the Consent Calendar including:

(1)  Bylaw Enforcement January Month End Report

(2)     MIA Risk Mngmt NL correction

(3)     Mr. Benzer requested Council have copy of BC Tel letter reply

(4)     Trans Canada Pipeline Division

(5)     Copy of letter sent to Diana Butler from City of Rossland

(6)     Columbia Valley Assessment AGM

(7)     BC21 Grant Cheque & supporting letters

(8)     Copy of letter to UBCM  from Minister Kwan

         UBCM copy of letter to Minister Kwan

(9)     BV Public Library Minutes

(10)   UBCM - Homeowner Protection Program

(11)   UBCM - Impact of Provincial Government Downloading

(12)   BC Liquor Law Review

(13)   Consultation Guide

(14)   Copy of letter to McEwan Harrison from Don Paolini


                               be accepted as circulated.


                                    Councillor Clarke requested information about bylaw enforcement and ticketing procedures - to be investigated with Administrator

                                    Firehall upgrade - Councillor Clarke will have a report for  the Source

                                    Motions & Submissions


                                    Referrals From Prior Meetings

                                    1999 Meeting & Agenda Schedule -    garbage review be moved         to June 15th Meeting


Cominco                    Invitation to Cominco Interpretive Centre - Mayor Walsh, Councillor Stone, and Councillor Clarke will attend

RDKB                           Waste Management Review - Be referred to the March 16th Meeting

Diana Butler               RDKB Review - Acknowledged

AKBM                         Copies of Registration  - Councillor Berriault will attend

UBCM                         Update on Symposium - Acknowledged

                                    Reports & Memoranda

                                    Urban Systems Ltd. - Bypass Valve & Controls Between Reservoirs 1 & 2 - To be put on long term capital plan

                                    Financial matters

Accounts Payable   Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Berriault

                                    That the commitments and expenditures represented by the accounts payable listed below be authorized and that their payment in the amount of SIXTEEN THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED NINETY FIVE dollars and FORTY-ONE cents ($16,695.41) in total be approved:

                                    Cheques #3046 to 3061 inclusive                                    $  16,695.41

                                    TOTAL NET CURRENT EXPENDITURE                                  $  16,695.41



#541                           Moved by Councillor Clarke

                                    Seconded by Councillor Berriault

                                    That Bylaw #541, cited as the “Official Community Plan Amending Bylaw - Social Policies”, be introduced and read a first time.







#0630                         Proclamation Policy review.

                                    Moved by Councillor Clarke

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker

                                    That Policy #0630, being the “Proclamation Policy”, be reviewed and confirmed   as presented with the amendment that the month of the proclamation be added.


                                    Member Reports & Inquiries

Councillor Stone       A verbal report:

                                    a)   UBCM Community Health Survey completed

                                    b)   Discussion about Seniors Dinner - staff to write a letter to Ken Rugg with a copy to the Montrose Recreation Commission advising that the dinner is part of the commissions activities and not the Village Council

                                    c)   Concern about Y2K and the Village’s awareness of and readiness for - staff to write a letter to its suppliers requesting if they are Y2K compliant - e.g.:  West Kootenay Power, Urban Systems

Councillor Clarke      A verbal report:

                                    a)   The Village will no longer distribute a newsletter but will support the Source by submitting material to them

                                    b)   Family Winter Carnival was successful

                                    c)   Retirees dinner is progressing

d)    BVRC meeting date change - request to reconsider

e)    Discussion about fluorescent tube garbage disposal to be reviewed  with Administrator upon his return

f)      Appreciation for the appointment to Economic Development Commission

Councillor Berriault    A verbal report:

                                    a)   RDKB Composting Feasibility Study - for Council to review - on back desk

                                    b)   hydrants - Payment to Village is based on a province wide rate

c)    hydrants - RDKB is reluctant to take on responsibility of maintenance as it is a Village responsibility

d)    firehall lease payment - RDKB will increase amount paid to Village to $15,800 - based on the square footage paid to other jurisdictions

e)    reviewed RDKB Budget discussions to date

f)      advised Council that RDKB policy on line item budgeting has not yet been established

Councillor Parker       A verbal report:

                                    a)   requested status of equal payment plan for utilities/taxes

b)    requested status of bylaw on equipment sharing between municipalities

c)    pavement  at 600 block 9th Avenue is cracking on edges - request Works Foreman check


Mayor Walsh              A verbal report:

                                    a)   requested information re: lease payment for Youth Centre


Administrator             No report


                                    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 #4-99 of Council held on February 15, 1999.




                          _________________________               _________________________

                                                      Mayor                                                         Deputy Clerk