A meeting of the Committee-of-the-Whole of the Council of the Village of Montrose held in the Council Chambers on November 22, 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 4:00 PM.


Moved by Councillor Dostaler

Seconded by Councillor Benzer

That the agenda for Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting be adopted as circulated.


Municipal Park Upgrading

The Committee considered a preliminary (partial) list of projects with work starting and completion dates and cost estimates prepared by the administrator.

A preliminary implementation schedule was established. A sequencing plan is to be prepared for consideration by Council.

Trail Lighting

The Committee considered trail lighting options submitted by Urban Systems Ltd..

Lighting engineering for the trail is to be limited to the installation of conduit.

A decision on lighting fixtures and the location of lights along the trail is to be determined following a site inspection once the trail layout is completed.

Community Hall Entrance (East) Improvements

The Committee considered the Montrose Hall Site Study (November 15, 2000) prepared by Matthes Building Design Inc.

The Committee selected design option #2 with the following specifications:

a)     A storage room is to be provided under deck with access from the ramp, with the exterior wall being exposed aggregate to match the Community Hallís exterior finish;

b)     Allan block is to be used for the ramp wall on the hall side;

c)     The rampís outside wall is to be eliminated and replaced with a landscaped slope.

The Committee requested that a work plan, with a material list and cost estimates be obtained from Matthes Building Design Inc.

Park Change Room Improvements

The Committee considered the Montrose Change Room Study (November 15, 2000) prepared by Matthes Building Design Inc.

The Committee decided to proceed with exterior work only in 2001. Cost estimates are to be obtained for:

a)     replacement of the roof;

b)     bricking in the doors on the rear of the building;

c)     upgrading heating, electrical, water, and storm drain systems.


Former Pool Site Improvements

The Committee considered a preliminary park layout for the former pool site prepared by Councillor Stone.

The Committee selected concept drawing #3 and directed that Matthes Building Design Inc. be retained to develop a park plan from the concept drawing. Mr. Marc Conacher (604) 574-5853 is to be contacted by Matthes Building Design Inc. to determine the circumference of the donated trees.

School Site Improvements

The Committee considered the possibility of constructing a playground adjacent to the school for Kids Care. Such playground to include a fence, door access to the school, and playground equipment.


On a motion by Councillor Stone the meeting adjourned at 5:27 p.m.

I hereby certify the preceding to be a true and correct account of the Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting of Council held on November 22, 2000.



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