A Regular Meeting of the Council of the Village of Montrose held in the Council Chambers on July 4, 2000.

Present:                      Mayor M. Walsh

                                    Councillor A. Benzer

                                    Councillor G. Parker

                                    Councillor P. Stone

                                    Administrator A. Carrel

Absent:                      Councillor R. Dostaler

                                    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 agenda for Regular Meeting #15-00 be adopted as circulated.



Paving Program        A presentation by Mr. R. Runzer of Urban Systems Ltd. on the results of the 2000 paving tender call.

                                    Reported an error in the review submitted. The lack of a tender bond submitted by the low bidder does disqualify the low bidder.

Daycare Program     A presentation by Ms. B. Ewings, requesting support for the planning of playground facilities and structural alterations to the Montrose School and annex to accommodate a proposed Daycare Program.

                                    Moved by Councillor Parker

                                    Seconded by Councillor Stone

                                    That Matthes Building Design be engaged to prepare the necessary plans for the structural modifications needed to the school and pool annex to accommodate the proposed daycare.


Water Quest.             Mr. L. Haas, representing a delegation, spoke on issues relating to the recent questionnaire on water management circulated by Council and submitted written recommendations on a water management system.

Tree Donation           A presentation by Mr. G. Conacher on his proposal for donation of commemorative trees to the community park. He advised Council of his preference for a grove of deciduous trees in an area where they may be of service.


Meeting #14-00        Moved by Councillor Benzer

                                    Seconded by Councillor Stone

                                    That the minutes of Regular Meeting #14-00 of June 20, 2000, be adopted as circulated.


                                    Consent Calendar

                                    Moved by Councillor Parker

                                    Seconded by Councillor Stone

                                    That the Consent Calendar including:

(1)     BCRC – Minutes of April 27 & June 15;

(2)     UBCM – Local Government Act;

(3)     Govt. Canada – Infrastructure Program;

(4)     SD #20 – Minutes of June 19;

(5)     Provincial Grants for Libraries;

(6)     BC Energy Aware Committee Award, and

(7)     UBCM – Response to SLAPP Discussion Paper

                                    be accepted as circulated.


                                    Motions & Submissions

Paving Tender           Moved by Stone

                                    Seconded by Benzer

                                    That the bids from Selkirk Paving Ltd. and West Kootenay Blacktop be rejected and the project be re-tender.


                                    Referrals From Prior Meetings

BV Restructure          Minister’s report on the Beaver Valley restructure study.

                                    Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Benzer

                                    That Council advise the Minister that Council is no longer interested in the Beaver Valley District Municipality concept, and that the Committee be asked to comment on Council’s position prior to the Minister being notified.



Grant Information     An offer from the District of Stewart for a Funding & Grant Source Manual.


KIDS Care                   Information from KIDS Care on the subject of intervention strategies for senior citizens.

                                    Councillor Benzer will attend the June 6, 5:00 p.m. meeting with the KIDS Care group.

UBCM                         A call for nominations for election of a new UBCM Executive at the October Convention in Victoria.


Revelstoke                 Invitation to attend the official opening of the new Revelstoke water treatment plant.


                                    Reports & Memoranda

Private Sewers           Administrator – A report on existing private sewer systems in the Village.



                                    Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Benzer

                                    That a proposal for the predesign of a municipal sewer installation to eliminate the last three septic tanks be obtained.


PW Shop Doors          Administrator – Two estimates for the replacement of the Public Works/Fire Hall garage doors: Glenmerry Glass $10,600 including taxes, and King’s Door and Exterior Ltd. for $8,403.60 including taxes.

                                    Moved by Councillor Benzer

                                    Seconded by Councillor Stone

                                    That King’s Door and Exterior Ltd. be contracted to replace the Public Works/Fire Hall garage doors at the quoted price of $8,403.60 including all taxes.


Various Items            Deputy Clerk/Treasurer – A report on a school visit of the Village Offices and pollution liability coverage provided by the MIA.


                                    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 TWENTY-TWO THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-EIGHT dollars and SIXTY-NINE cents ($22,358.69) in total be approved:

                                    Cheques #4025-4051 inclusive                                         $  22,358.69

                                    TOTAL NET CURRENT EXPENDITURE                                  $  22,358.69



#559                           Presentation of Bylaw #559, the Cat Regulation Bylaw, for consideration of the regulatory principles applied.

                                    Council directed that the fees & penalties be adjusted to similar fees and penalties in the dog control bylaw.

#564                           Moved by Councillor Parker

                                    Seconded by Councillor Benzer

                                    That Bylaw #564, cited as the “Repeal Bylaw (2000),” having been reconsidered and having met all prerequisites for final adoption, be now finally adopted, sealed and signed by the Mayor and the Clerk.



#0630                         Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker

                                    That policy #0630 being the Proclamation Policy, be confirmed as amended.



                                    Member Reports & Inquiries

Councillor Stone       A written report on:

a)     blue box pilot program to be funded by RDKB as a whole;

b)     the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiative grants;

c)     research and history of water conservation measures taken by the Village since 1995;

d)     suggestion for an inventory on underground sprinklers;

e)     suggestion for a concert in the park.

Councillor Benzer      A verbal report on:

a)     Montrose School meeting on June 6 at 5:00 p.m.;

b)     BC Hydro presentation on environmental issues in the area

c)     Kiwanis Park opening.

Councillor Parker       A verbal report on:

a)     comments received on the water questionnaire;

b)     school presentation;

c)     suggestion that a proposal call be issued for the development of a  web site.

Councillor Dostaler   No report.

Mayor Walsh              A verbal report on:

a)     Montrose Recreation Commission financial organization;

b)     public response to the water questionnaire

c)     removal of trees adjacent to the Village Office;

d)     removal of old adventure playground

e)     viewing of Trail water park;

f)       being absent at the July 18th meeting.

Administrator             No report.


                                    On a motion by Councillor Parker the meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

I hereby certify the preceding to be a true and correct account of the Regular Meeting #15-00 of Council held on July 4, 2000.



              _________________________                                       _________________________

                                       Mayor                                                                                              Clerk