A Regular Meeting of the Council of the Village of Montrose held in the Council Chambers on November 7, 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 Benzer

                                    Seconded by Councillor Dostaler

                                    That the agenda for Regular Meeting #26-00 be adopted as circulated.





Meeting #25-00           The minutes of Meeting #25-00 were corrected by changing the Water System resolution (p.3) to read as follows “That Beaver Falls Water Works be invited to participate with Council to explore the feasibility of a lower Beaver Valley water utility.”

                                    Moved by Councillor Parker

                                    Seconded by Councillor Dostaler

                                    That the minutes of Regular Meeting #25-00 of October 17, 2000, be adopted as corrected.


                                    Consent Calendar

                                    Moved by Councillor Benzer

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker

                                    That the Consent Calendar including:

(1)     UBCM – Infrastructure Framework Agreement;

(2)     BVRC – Minutes of September 28, 2000, Meeting;

(3)     SD #20 – Minutes of October 16, 2000, Meeting;

(4)     RFS – September 2000 Report;

(5)     BCC – October Bylaw Enforcement Report, and

(6)     October water pumping report

                                    be accepted as circulated.


                                    Motions & Submissions


                                    Referrals From Prior Meetings

MCCERC                    Referral of draft constitution and bylaws for the propose Montrose Comprehensive Community Education Resource Centre Society.

                                    The Administrator was directed to contact School District #20 Secretary-Treasurer concerning the proposed MCCERC bylaws & constitution.

                                    The Administrator was directed to contact Selkirk College for the purpose of assisting Council in monitoring the MCCERC pilot project.


National Health           Notice of a National Health Summit scheduled for Prince George, January 18-20, 2001.


KBS Greetings            An invitation to participate in the KBS Season’s Greetings campaign.

                                    Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Benzer

                                    That Council participate in the KBS Season’s Greetings campaign on the same basis as in 1999.


FCM Action Plan         A request to adopt the FCM Ten-Point Action Plan for Sustainable Communities.


Columbia Basin           Notice of continuation of the Columbia Basin Trust’s participation in the Community enterprise Program.


Bear Aware                 Copy of the 2000 Bear Aware Program Report with a request for endorsement of the program by Council.


BV Restructure            A letter from the Hon. C. McGregor, Minister of Municipal Affairs, to acknowledge Council’s position on the Beaver Valley municipal restructure study.


Terness Retirement    A copy of notice of retirement from P. Terness to the Montrose Fire Department.

                                    Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Dostaler

                                    That a letter of appreciation for services to the community be sent to Mr. Paul Terness.


Fruitvale Hall               An invitation from Mayor L. Nelson to Council for the official re-opening of the Fruitvale Memorial Centre.

                                    Mayor Walsh and Councillor Benzer will attend.

                                    Reports & Memoranda

Park Trails                   Urban Systems Ltd. – A work program with budget for the tendering of the construction of the Montrose Park to Viewmont Park trail.

                                    Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker

                                    That Urban Systems Ltd. be retained to manage the design and contract tendering of the 2001 Trails Paving Project, including trail lighting, as per their work program of October 23, 2000, with a budget of $8,800 including GST.


Seniors Help               Administrator – Meeting notes of the October 18, 2000, Seniors Helping Seniors working group.




                                    Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Dostaler

                                    That Council approve a contribution of $750 toward the expenses incurred for a local delegation to visit the Edmonton Seniors Helping Seniors program.


Park Upgrading           Administrator – A preliminary report on schedules and budgets for the park upgrading program.

                                    Council called a Committee-of-Whole meeting on November 22, 2000 at 3:45 p.m. to review the park improvement schedule.

Strategic Plan              Administrator – 2000 Strategic Plan primary and secondary objectives progress report to October 31, 2000.


Xeriscape                    Administrator – A report from the City of Kamloops on Xeriscape gardening (low-water use landscaping).


Plow & Sander            Administrator – A quote from Crocker Equipment Co. Ltd. for the replacement of the Village’s plow, sander and truck.

                                    The Administrator was directed to provide more information on truck sander options.

                                    Financial matters

Accounts Payable       Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Benzer

                                    That the commitments and expenditures represented by the accounts payable listed below be authorized and that their payment in the amount of THIRTEEN THOUSAND ONE AND EIGHTEEN dollars and THIRTY-THREE cents ($13,018.33) in total be approved:

                                    Cheques #4302-4328 inclusive                                            $  13,018.33

                                    TOTAL NET CURRENT EXPENDITURE                            $  13,018.33



#566                            Consideration of Bylaw #566 was tabled to the next meeting


#0360                          Moved by Councillor Benzer

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker

                                    That the Recreation Commission Appointment Policy #0360 be approved as presented.


                                    Member Reports & Inquiries

Councillor Stone          A written report on:

a)     Regional District issues, including the lack of recreation funding guidelines;

b)     Designing Community lecture in Nelson, sponsored by Selkirk College, guest speaker Mayor J. Reilly of Charleston SC.

c)     BC Book signing – congratulations to Councillor Parker!

d)     Volunteer and staff appreciation dinner, progress report on the organization of the event;

e)     Seniors Caring About Seniors, request for the approval of $750 toward the expenses of sending two delegates to Edmonton to assess their program;

f)       Park upgrade, rough sketches of park entrance ways.

Councillor Benzer        A written report on:

a)     UBCM 2000 Convention;

b)     Water conservation booklet for possible school use.

Councillor Parker        A written report on:

a)     Millennium Book signing ceremony.

Councillor Dostaler      A verbal report on:

a)     Complaints about recycling bins overflowing, suggest sign to indicate phone number to contact when bins are full;

b)     Picnic tables (concrete) available at $350;

c)     Shop painting contractor – work not completed, to be held until 2001.

Mayor Walsh               A verbal report on:

a)     Need to advertise for new volunteers for the Recreation Commission (Trail Times – next two Fridays; bulletin board);

b)     Cpl. Stochmanski to introduce the new local constable to Council;

c)     CUPE contract due to expire end of February;

d)     Remembrance Day, Councillor Stone to represent Council;

e)     Need to lock sewage treatment plant road;

f)       Pool building roof repairs, not yet done yet.

Administrator               A verbal report on:

a)     Beaver Falls Water District meeting on Monday, November 20, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. at the Beaver Falls Nursery School to discuss joint review of water system improvements.


                                    On a motion by Councillor Benzer the meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

I hereby certify the preceding to be a true and correct account of the Regular Meeting #26-00 of Council held on November 7, 2000.



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                                        Mayor                                                                                                Clerk