A Regular Meeting of the Council of the Village of Montrose held in the Council Chambers on June 6, 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 Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Benzer

                                    That the agenda for Regular Meeting #12-00 be adopted as circulated.



Youth Group             Four youth, Skyler Koerber, Nathan Muir, Danielle Muir and Jesse Harkness, were asked to appear before Council to explain their actions relating to a vandalism incident at Montrose Park. The youth agree to clean up around the recycling depot for one week. The Village will supply garbage bags.

Water Park                 Ms. S. Crawford, representing Recreation Technical Industries, and a delegation from the Montrose Recreation Commission, spoke to Council about playground improvements and the proposed Water Park. Ms. Crawford advised Council that she will be submitting a proposal for playground improvements in approximately two weeks for consideration by Council.


Meeting #11-00        Moved by Councillor Benzer

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker

                                    That the minutes of Regular Meeting #11-00 of May 16, 2000, be adopted as circulated.


                                    Consent Calendar

                                    Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Dostaler

                                    That the Consent Calendar including:

(1)     Montrose Fire Service Incident Report;

(2)     MIABC – Regulation of Private Sewage Systems;

(3)     MIABC – Risk Management Tidbits;

(4)     UBCM – Bill 14;

(5)     UBCM – Highlights of Executive Meeting & new legislation;

(6)     UBCM – Municipal Pension Plan;

(7)     Lidstone, Young, Anderson – Client Bulletin;

(8)     RDKB – Sunday Landfill Opening;

(9)     Board of Variance – Provincial Appointee;

(10) June 3rd – Access Awareness Day

(11) RDKB Board Minutes – Mar/30/00 & Apr/27/00, and

(12) RDKB Commission Minutes – May/17/00

                                    be accepted as circulated.


                                    Council directed that letters of appreciation be sent to both the outgoing and incoming provincial appointees to the Board of Variance.

                                    Council requested additional information regarding the time limit specified in the pollution liability coverage provided by the MIA.

                                    Council requested a report on existing private sewage disposal systems within the Village.

                                    Council requested additional information on sections 784(1) and (2) of Bill 14.

                                    Motions & Submissions


                                    Referrals From Prior Meetings

Office Entrance        Quotes were received from M. Bohan ($15,400) and K2 Contracting ($13,522.26) for the construction of an entry way to the Village office.

                                    Council requested budget adjustment recommendation to provide the additional funds needed for the Office entryway project. Contractors are to be notified of the delay in the decision.

Shop/Fire Hall             Three quotes from Shy-Lo Stucco for a scratch & finish coat on the fire hall ($5,405.64); painting of metal and overhead doors on the fire hall ($4,451.20; and scratch & finish coat on the office building ($3,697.92).

                                    The matter was referred to the next meeting, to be considered in conjunction with the Office entryway project.

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

                                    Referred to Councillor Benzer’s report.

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

                                    Referred for consideration in the 2001 budget.


Environ. Canada       Response to Council’s February 16, 2000, letter concerning the federal species at risk strategy.


Southern Crossing     Copy of a letter from the City of Rossland to the BCUC on the financing of the BC Gas Southern Crossing Pipeline Project.

                                    Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Benzer

                                    That a letter of support for the City of Rossland position be sent to the BC Utilities Commission.


Montrose School       A letter from Ms. J. Power suggesting that Council inform local realtors to confirm that the Montrose Elementary School is open.

                                    Council directed that area realtors and Ms. J. Power be encouraged to attend the Public Forum on June 29, 2000.

BC Gas                       Invitation to attend the 7th Annual West Coast Disaster Response Conference & Exercise, September 14 & 15, 2000, in Burnaby.


Aboriginal Day          A request from the FCM to proclaim June 21 as National Aboriginal Day.

                                    Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Dostaler

                                    That June 21, 2000, be proclaimed National Aboriginal Day.


                                    Council requested that the Proclamation Policy be placed on the next regular agenda for review.

Canada Forest          A draft Canada Forest Accord – National Forest Strategy Coalition, submitted by the UBCM for comment.


School Resolution     A response from the Ministry of Education to the Montrose-sponsored UBCM resolution on the Utilization of Rural Schools.


Board of Variance    Notice from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs concerning the appointment of Mr. Dilipkumar Makwana to serve on the Montrose Board of Variance.


Trail Bocce                 Appreciation from the City of Trail for Council’s participation in the 2000 Silver City Days Municipal Bocce Tournament.


Community Access Copy of a letter of intent from School District #20 to the Community Access Program.


                                    Reports & Memoranda

GAV Wall                   Administrator – copy of a fax memorandum awarding the remedial work contract to Marwest Industries for the amount of $21,018.00.

                                    The administrator advised Council of the damage caused to the road pavement by the project contractor, and confirmed that the contractor will be held responsible for the necessary repair work.

Townhall Meeting     Administrator – Draft agenda for the June 15, 2000, Townhall Meeting.

                                    Council requested that information on the water metering experience in Vernon and Kelowna be available at the Townhall meeting.

                                    Council requested the addition of parks and recycling as agenda line items.

                                    Councillor Stone will report on finances; Councillor Benzer on school and recycling; Councillor Parker on parks, and Councillor Dostaler on water issues. The Mayor will report on all other matters.

L. Leavitt                    Administrator – copy of a letter to Mr. L. Leavitt stating conditions relating to an application for a soil removal permit.


Strategic Plan            Report #3 on Primary and Secondary Objectives of the 2000 Strategic Plan.


Bylaw #192                Administrator – Report on a review of Bylaw #192 “Regulation of Untidy and Unsightly Premises Bylaw” of 1969.

                                    Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Dostaler

                                    That Bylaw #192 be rescinded.


                                    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 THIRTY-SIX THOUSAND AND FIFTY-TWO dollars and NINETY-EIGHT cents ($36,052.98) in total be approved:

                                    Cheques #3360-3396 inclusive                                         $  36,052.98

                                    TOTAL NET CURRENT EXPENDITURE                                  $  36,052.98



#559                           Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Dostaler

                                    That Bylaw #559, cited as the “Cat Regulation Bylaw”, having been given due and detailed consideration by Council, be now read a second time.



#1790                         Administrator – draft of a policy to guide purchasing decisions.

                                    Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Benzer

                                    That Capital Expenditures of Non-Routine, Non-Emergency Policy #1790 be repealed and replaced with Purchasing Policy #1790.


                                    Member Reports & Inquiries

Councillor Stone       A written report on:

a)     RDKB and RDCK jointly looking at 911 system;

b)     RDKB consideration of BC Hydro grant-in-lieu allocation;

c)     RDKB special meeting to work on recreation funding policies;

d)     BV Lions Club fund raising;

e)     MIA sponsored recreation inspection services;

f)       Request to MoTH/Emcon for mowing of highways shoulders;

g)     Health authority has gained accreditation from the Canadian Council of Health Services.

Councillor Benzer      A verbal report on:

a)     Ronald McDonald fund raising project;

b)     School issue stakeholders meeting;

c)     School public forum June 29/00 at 7:00 p.m.

d)     Tour of the Toxco battery recycling plant.

                                    A written report on:

a)     Regional curbside recycling pilot program.

Councillor Parker       A verbal report on:

a)     Children playing in recycling depot, educational program is needed, to be referred to RDKB Waste Mgmt Coordinator to referred to at the Townhall meeting, sign damaged;

b)     Tour of the parks and playgrounds with Ms. Susan Crawford.

Councillor Dostaler   A verbal report on:

a)     Comments received on the subject of the proposed water metering project;

b)     Cost estimates requested for repair and grading of gravel lanes;

c)     Damage on path caused by water runoff from picnic area roof should have been fixed sooner.

Mayor Walsh              A verbal report on:

a)     Vandalism, new tennis court net ($300) cut to pieces;

b)     Need for storage of ball teams, current practice using bathrooms not a workable option, look at equipment storage in the parks upgrade program. Call Brian Pipes;

c)     Grads 2000, hand out Millennium T-shirts, letters from Mayor;

d)     Need for a work schedule for the summer student;

e)     Warfield horseshoe tournament invitation, unable to attend due to conflict with Grad weekend commitments.

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


                                    On a motion by Councillor Benzer, the meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

I hereby certify the preceding to be a true and correct account of the Regular Meeting #12-00 of Council held on June 6, 2000.



              _________________________                                       _________________________

                                       Mayor                                                                                              Clerk