A Regular Meeting of the Council of the Village of Montrose held in the Council Chambers on February 20, 2001.

Present:                      Mayor M. Walsh

                                    Councillor A. Benzer

                                    Councillor R. Dostaler

                                    Councillor G. Parker

                                    Administrator A. Carrel

Absent:                      Councillor Stone

                                    Call to Order

                                    Mayor Walsh called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.


Agenda                     Moved by Councillor Dostaler

                                    Seconded by Councillor Benzer

                                    That the revised agenda for Regular Meeting #05-01 be adopted as circulated.



RCMP                         Cpl. J. Stochmanski presented the fourth quarterly crime statistics report for 2000.


Meeting #03-01        Moved by Councillor Parker

                                    Seconded by Councillor Dostaler

                                    That the minutes of Regular Meeting #03-01 of February 6, 2001, be adopted as circulated.


                                    Consent Calendar

                                    Moved by Councillor Benzer

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker

                                    That the Consent Calendar including:

(1)     Gary Williams – Grand Forks Community Planning and Restructure Workshop;

(2)     UBCM – Member Release;

(3)     UBCM – Local Government Grants;

(4)     Montrose Fire Department – December 2000 Incident Report;

(5)     UBCM – Minutes of the 97th Annual Convention, and

(6)     UBCM – Federal Throne Speech

                                    be accepted as circulated.


                                    Motions & Submissions


                                    Referrals From Prior Meetings

Community Co-op   André Carrel & Associates Ltd. – Small Community Co-op.





AKBM/UBCM             Moved by Councillor Dostaler

                                    Seconded by Councillor Benzer

Whereas excessive speed has been found to be a significant contributory factor to traffic accidents in certain high-risk areas, and

Whereas photo radar has proven to be an effective law enforcement technology for the reduction of excessive speed related accidents in such areas,

Be it therefore resolved, that local and provincial governments refrain from debating the emotional merits of law enforcement techniques and reaffirm their support for responsible and effective law enforcement as a basic principle of a civilized and democratic society, and

Be it further resolved, that the revenue from photo radar be paid to ICBC to help reduce the cost of insurance to motorists.


CCERC                       Proposal  for the subdivision of the pool change room building and lease of a portion of the building to CCERC.

                                    Moved by Councillor Benzer

                                    Seconded by Councillor Dostaler

                                    That the former pool change room building be subdivided and the excess space in the building be offered as a lease to CCERC, and that the offer be open for consideration by CCERC until March 31, 2001.



MFA Forum                Invitation from the Municipal Finance Authority to attend the Amalgamation and Privatization Forum in Victoria on March 29-30, 2001.


Fruitvale                     Copy of a letter to the Minister of Municipal Affairs in support of a Beaver Valley restructure and amalgamation study.


Cominco                    An invitation from Cominco to attend the February 28, 2001, Trail Operations Update Session (Terra Nova, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

                                    Council members intending to accept the invitation will so advise the Deputy Clerk.

Trail Parade                An invitation to participate in the 2001 Trail Fire Fighters’ Parade (May 12, 2001, 11:00 a.m.).


KBS Safety                  A request from KBS to purchase public service announcements during the Kootenay Annual Safety Campaign.


CBT Partners              An invitation to participate in the Columbia Basin Trust’s Basin Partners Conference. (Prestige Lakeside Resort, Nelson, March 1, 2001, 1:00 p.m. to March 2, 2001, 2:30 p.m.)

                                    Councillors Dostaler and Benzer will attend.



                                    Reports & Memoranda

Blue Box                      Administrator – Memorandum with a copy of a report with statistics on the impact of the blue box pilot program in the Village of Warfield.

                                    Referred to the March 20, 2001, regular meeting.

Seniors Program        Draft introductory brochure for the proposed Seniors Helping Seniors program.

                                    Referred to the next regular meeting

                                    Financial matters

Accounts Payable   Moved by Councillor Benzer

                                    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-EIGHT HOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN dollars and FIFTY cents ($28,467.50) in total be approved:

                                    Payroll direct deposits and cheques #4502-4532          $  28,467.50

                                    TOTAL NET CURRENT EXPENDITURE                                  $  28,467.50


                                    Council requested a report cheque #4516.


#569                           Moved by Councillor Parker

                                    Seconded by Councillor Dostaler

                                    That Bylaw #569, cited as the “Montrose Financial Plan 2001-2005 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.


#572                           Moved by Councillor Dostaler

                                    Seconded by Councillor Benzer

                                    That Bylaw #572, cited as the “Zoning Regulation (Screening) Amending Bylaw,” be now introduced and read a first time.



#7900                         Moved by Councillor Benzer

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker

                                    That Policy #7900, being the Community Hall Rental Fee Waiver Policy, be confirmed as amended.


                                    Member Reports & Inquiries

Councillor Stone       No report.

Councillor Benzer      A verbal report on:

a)     CCERC presentation regarding the use of the change rooms;

b)     Water conservation pamphlets passed on to the school for editing;

c)     Referral of Xeriscape gardening information to the school;

d)     Columbia Water User Planning Project.

Councillor Parker       No report.

Councillor Dostaler   No report.

Mayor Walsh              A verbal report on:

a)     BC Parks Open House on Beaver Creek Park – March 5, 2001,  4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Trail Aquatic Centre;

b)     First March meeting rescheduled for March 5, 2001;

c)     The search for volunteers on the Recreation Commission.

Administrator             No report.


                                    On a motion by Councillor Parker the meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

I hereby certify the preceding to be a true and correct account of the Regular Meeting #05-01 of Council held on February 20, 2001.



              _________________________                                       _________________________

                                       Mayor                                                                                              Clerk