A Regular Meeting of the Council of the Village of Montrose held in the Council Chambers on May 16, 2000.

Present:                      Mayor M. Walsh

                                    Councillor A. Benzer

                                    Councillor R. Dostaler

                                    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.


Agenda                     Moved by Councillor Parker

                                    Seconded by Councillor Benzer

                                    That the revised agenda for Regular Meeting #11-00 be adopted as circulated.



Leo Leavitt                 Mr. Leavitt requested permission to remove soil from the back of his property. Council asked Mr. Leavitt to fill out an application pursuant to Bylaw #314, and agreed to visit the site prior to making a decision.


Meeting #10-00        Moved by Councillor Dostaler

                                    Seconded by Councillor Benzer

                                    That the minutes of Regular Meeting #10-00 of May 2, 2000, be adopted as circulated.


                                    Consent Calendar

                                    Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker

                                    That the Consent Calendar including:

(1)     Bylaw Enforcement – April Report;

(2)     SD #20 – April 17, 2000 Board Minutes;

(3)     RCMP – Auxiliary Constable Program, and

(4)     Update on Municipal Act Changes

                                    be accepted as circulated.


                                    Motions & Submissions


                                    Referrals From Prior Meetings

Office Porch              Design for a new entry to the Village Office.

                                    A contractor’s quote is expected in time to be included on the agenda of the next meeting.

Shop/Fire Hall             Cost estimate for the repainting of the Public Works Building and the Village Office.

                                    A contractor’s quote is expected in time to be included on the agenda of the next meeting.

Recycling Depot      Administrator – Memorandum on options for the improvements to the appearance and operations of the recycling depot.

                                    Councillor Benzer and the administrator are to submit a report at the next meeting.

Frontier Park               Administrator – Memorandum concerning the condition of 12th Avenue above Frontier Park.

                                    Council requested a response from adjacent property owners and the Public Works Foreman to the suggestion of closing part of 12th Avenue.

Townhall                     Council called for a Townhall Meeting to be held in the Community Hall on June 15, 2000, at 7:00 p.m.

Water Meters            Urban Systems Ltd. – Discussion paper on the subject of water metering technology.

                                    Moved by Councillor Benzer

                                    Seconded by Councillor Stone

                                    That the Water Metering Technology Discussion Paper be made available at Townhall Meeting.


UBCM Resolutions     UBCM – Memorandum advising deadlines and process for resolutions to be considered at the Convention.


Volunteers                 Council targeted November/December 2001 for a Volunteer Reception, with the specific date to be confirmed at a future meeting.


Music Festival            Letter of appreciation for the Village contribution to the Kootenay Festival of the Arts 2000.


Trail Hospital               An invitation from the Greater Trail Community Health Council and the Trail Regional Hospital Foundation to attend the installation of new ICU Bedside Monitors.

                                    Councillor Dostaler will represent the Village.

Kiwanis Club               An invitation to participate in the Kiwanis Club Canada Day celebrations at Beaver Creek Park.

                                    A member of Council will attend to represent the Village.

BV Citizen                  An invitation from the Citizen of the Year Committee to attend the presentation of the Beaver Valley Citizen of the Year award at 7 p.m. on May 26, 2000, at Haines Park.

                                    Council sends its regrets.

BVRC                          A request from the Beaver Valley Recreation Commission for a contribution to the Annual Senior’s Day Picnic.



                                    Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Dostaler

                                    That the Village contribute $200 to the Beaver Valley Recreation Commission’s Annual Senior’s Day Picnic.


                                    Reports & Memoranda

General Matters       Deputy Clerk – Memorandum reporting on:

a)     Operation of a concession at Montrose ball field during games;

b)     Chong trees next to the Village Office;

c)     Naming of the new RCMP detachment;

d)     Community Foundation;

e)     Unsightly Premises;

f)       Summer Career Placement Program;

g)     Water conservation Program;

h)     Susan Crawford, Recreation Technical Industries, on playground and water park equipment.

Business License        Moved by Councillor Benzer

                                    Seconded by Councillor Dostaler

                                    That concession business license for the ballpark be approved.


Tree Removal            Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Dostaler

                                    That the Village undertake the removal of trees and landscaping improvements adjacent to the Village Office in cooperation with Mr. B. Chong on a 50-50 cost-sharing basis.


RCMP Detachment Councillor Parker will represent Council at the RCMP Detachment naming meeting in Trail.

Bylaw #192                Council requested a report on the adequacy of Regulation of Untidy and Unsightly Premises Bylaw No. 192 of 1969.

                                    Council recommended that a follow-up application be submitted to extend the student employment funding beyond 10 weeks.

                                    Councillor Parker will invite Ms. Susan Crawford of Recreation Technical Industries to attend next Council Meeting.

                                    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 EIGHTEEN THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIVE dollars and THIRTY-FOUR cents ($18,985.34) in total be approved:

                                    Cheques #3336-3359 inclusive                                         $  18,985.34

                                    TOTAL NET CURRENT EXPENDITURE                                  $  18,985.34






#561                           Moved by Councillor Parker

                                    Seconded by Councillor Benzer

                                    That Bylaw #561, cited as the “Development Cost Charges Repeal 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.




                                    Member Reports & Inquiries

Councillor Stone       A written report on:

a)     staff anniversary dinner;

b)     home support program,

c)     volunteer Program (Monterey)

d)     US-Canada highway corridor strategy meeting.

Councillor Benzer      A verbal report on:

a)     pending review of recycling depot issues,

b)     pending review of unsightly premises bylaw,

c)     school study steering committee meeting. A stakeholder meeting is scheduled for June 1, 2000, at 6:00 p.m., and a Public Forum is scheduled for June 29, 2000, at 7:00 p.m.

Councillor Parker       A verbal report on:

a)     the next Parks Committee meeting scheduled for the last week in May,

b)     a suggestion be made to the Welcome Wagon Organization to include a small supply of garbage bags in the Montrose welcome kit,

c)     potholes in alleys that need filling.

Councillor Dostaler   A verbal report on:

a)     high-risk traffic patterns at the 7th & 11th intersection,

b)     Dog manure all over the place, notice in source.

Mayor Walsh              A verbal report on:

a)     Montrose recreation participation in the Silver City Days parade,

b)     picnic tables to be bolted down before the fence is removed,

c)     park fence to be relocated,

d)     trees to be removed around the office,

e)     missing Council pictures in Council Chambers,

f)       Mess on the mountain side above 10th Avenue, will do further investigation,

g)     Compost mix experiments with bagging plant product,

h)     Ventilation filters at Montrose hall need cleaning.

Administrator             Notice of absence from the June 20, 2000, Council meeting.




                                    On a motion by Councillor Benzer, the meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

I hereby certify the preceding to be a true and correct account of the Regular Meeting #11-00 of Council held on May 16, 2000.



              _________________________                                       _________________________

                                       Mayor                                                                                              Clerk