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

Present:                      Mayor M. Walsh

                                    Councillor A. Benzer

                                    Councillor R. Dostaler

                                    Councillor G. Parker

                                    Councillor Stone

                                    Deputy Clerk G. Terness

Absent:                      Administrator A. Carrel

                                    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 revised agenda for Regular Meeting #09-01 be adopted as circulated.



Gatekeeper              Lori Garrett advised Council about the Gatekeeper program that Prog          was established to find at risk elderly individuals who may need            assistance so they can maintain their independence


Meeting #07-01        Moved by Councillor Benzer

                                    Seconded by Councillor Stone

                                    That the minutes of Regular Meeting #07-01 of March 05, 2001, be adopted as circulated.


                                    Consent Calendar

                                    Moved by Councillor Parker

                                    Seconded by Councillor Stone

                                    That the Consent Calendar including:

                           (1)   Montrose Co #5 February Incident Report

(2)      Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Big Brothers/Sisters     Moved by Councillor Benzer

Seconded By Councillor Stone

That a letter of thanks be sent to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization.


                           (3)   PR: Min of Health confirms TRH as the Regional Referral Centre

                           (4)   UBCM – New Policy Initiatives

                                    (5)   FCM –not successful in the Green Enabling Fund  Application

                           (6)   Minutes:  School Dist# 20 – March 5, 2001

                           (7)   UBCM Highlights of Prov Budget

                                    (8)   BC Hydro – Community Relations Department Update

                                            be accepted as circulated. CARRIED


                                    Motions & Submissions


                                    Referrals From Prior Meetings

Blue Box                      Staff instructed to invite Raymond Gaudart to the Seniors Dinner, Monday March 26th  to give a brief explanation of  the blue box program and related cost.

CCERC                       MCCERC is interested in negotiating a lease for space in the Change Room Building.

SPCA                          Impound Charges & Facility Access Fee

Warfield                      Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Benzer

                                    That the Village of Warfield’s offer to participate in a joint Animal Pound Service call for proposal be reconsidered and that Montrose Council would like to participate. .



C O’Shea                   Request for letter of congratulations

                           Moved by Councillor Dostaler

                           Seconded by Councillor Stone

                                    That a letter of congratulations be sent to the 1951 Graduation Class.


Designated                Interested in having a unit available in Montrose. 

Drivers                         Councillor Parker will get bring this to the Consultative Policing



Dist of                         Joint & Several Liability

Sparwood                  Acknowledged

Bear Aware                Request for $2500 donation


W K Naturalists           Support for Bear Aware Program


Fr’vale Christ.             Request to waiver /reduce hall rental fee

Fellowship Moved Councillor Parker

                                    Seconded Councillor Dostaler

                           That Council waive or reduce the hall rental fee for a Mother’s Day brunch fundraiser.  


                                    Staff directed to advise  Fruitvale Christian Fellowship

CMHC                        Booklet Circulated

                           Be referred to next meeting

City of                        Copy of letter to WK Boundary Regional Hospital Board

Castlegar                   Acknowledged


Nelson  Health           Nelson Health Campus – material available for reading

Council                       Acknowledged

                           REPORTS & MEMORANDA

Bylaw 572                   Council directed that the public hearing be held at the same time as a town hall meeting, date to be decided.

Equip Rent Agree     Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker

                                    That the Village decline Rossland’s offer to participate in a Municipal Equipment Rental Agreement.


Memorial Park           Moved by Councillor Benzer

Seconded by Councillor Dostaler

That the Administrator be directed to develop a policy to provide guidelines for public participation in the contribution, dedication and development of the Montrose Memorial Park.




Office Entry Way      Moved by Councillor Stone

                                    Seconded by Councillor Parker


                                    That Council proceed with the Office Entry-way Project on the same basis as planned in 2000, and that Montrose Council invite  proposals from Montrose-based contractors and the two    contractors who previously submitted proposals.




                                    Financial matters

Accounts Payable   Moved by Councillor Stone

#4553 - 4572              Seconded by Councillor  Parker

                                    That the commitments and expenditures represented by the accounts payable listed below be authorized and that the payment in the amount of TWENTY ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FOUR dollars and SIXTY cents ($21,664.60) in total be approved:

                                    Payroll direct deposits and cheques #4553 -4572         $  21,664.60

                                    TOTAL NET CURRENT EXPENDITURE                                  $  21,664.60





                                    Member Reports & Inquiries

Councillor Stone       A verbal report:                                                                                      

a)          Art Gallery opening for Montrose Elementary Grade 5 Art Class

b)          Service Commission budget is proceeding

c)          Will be attending the FCM Conference as RDKB representative

d)          Regional Hospital District Meeting upcoming to authorize expenditures to cover 40% of cost of a new acute care facility in Nelson

e)          Council encouraged to attend the Growth Strategies Workshop in Trail on May 3rd 4-30 to 7:30 at the RDKB Board Room

f)            Queries: Jagpal family fundraisers, water supply to Girl Guides SOAR this summer, Community Service Award recipients, hall photo display & senior’s dinner    


Councillor Benzer      A verbal report on:

a)     CCERC is interested in negotiating lease for space in change room building. 

b)     Water pamphlets still with Joel Tremblay

c)     Letter has been sent to Sue Heaton, BC Hydro advising we cannot attend all meetings but would appreciate being  kept  informed of progress

Beaver Creek Park    Moved by Councillor Benzer

Seconded by Councillor Parker

That a letter be sent to the Minister of Environment, Lands and Parks BC Parks Division with a copy to the Trail Kiwanis Club commending the Trail Kiwanis Club on the park upgrades and that the Ministry completely cooperate with the Trail Kiwanis Club so they can continue their good work.



Councillor Parker       A verbal report on:

a)     work needed to be done at ball park prior to ball season

b)     Consultative Policing Group has not met yet

Councillor Dostaler   No report


Mayor Walsh              A verbal report on:

a)     Montrose Recreation Commission

b)     Park issues and plans to be discussed at April 3, 2001 Council Meeting

c)     Recycling area needs attention – staff directed to call and advise Regional District.

Administrator             No report.


Deputy Clerk             A verbal report on:

a)     AKBM Registrations

b)     Spring Cleanup April 2 – 6 inclusive

c)     Confirmation on attendees for Senior’s dinner

d)     Complaints received re:  washing driveways, roadways – need to conserve water now – Staff was directed to place an ad in the Source and the Trail Times advising of need to conserve water and to prepare for an odd / even water sprinkling program



                                    On a motion by Councillor Benzer the meeting adjourned at       8:35 p.m.

I hereby certify the preceding to be a true and correct account of the Regular Meeting #09-01 of Council held on March 20, 2001.



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                                       Mayor                                                                                       Deputy Clerk