Summer Village of West Baptiste
October 20th, 2016 3 pm
Executive Royal Inn Jade Room
Present: Keith Wilson, Ed Tomaszyk, Myn Hursin, Jane Dauphinee, Vivian Driver, guest Linda Cargill
- Call to order
Mayor Keith Wilson called the meeting to order at 3:05 pm.
- Approval of Agenda
Item 3: Minutes should read ‘Approval of July 9th’.
Agenda approved as amended.
- Approval of July 6th , 2016 Minutes
The Minutes were approved as presented
- Approval of August 14th, 2016 Land Use Minutes
The Land Use Minutes were approved as circulated.
5. Land Use Bylaw
Request for Decision for Amendment to LUB 106/2016
MOTION: That the Summer Village of West Baptiste amend Bylaw106/2016 as per the proposed
amendments submitted by Municipal Planning Services.
Request for Decision for 2nd and 3rd Reading
MOTION: That the Land Use Bylaw 106/2016 receive second reading.
MOTION: That the Land Use Bylaw 106/2016 receive third and final reading.
MOTION: That Municipal Planning Services be directed to prepare an amendment to Bylaw 106-2016
effecting sections: 9.2(3)(c)(i)and 9.3(3)(c)(i) which will delete the current minimum side yard setback for
one family dwellings and mobile homes and replace it with the following:
Minimum side yard 1.52m (5.)ft.)
Further, that if the MGA review is complete before the next meeting of Council that Municipal Planning
Services be directed to include in the proposed amending bylaw any additional amendments resulting from
the revisions to the MGA.
3:30 pm Jane Dauphinee left the meeting.
- Financial Statement
July, August, September 2016
July and August Financial Statements were approved as presented. September Financial Statement will be
included on the next agenda.
7. Payment of Accounts
Great West Newspaper 190.01
Vivian Driver expenses Jan – Sep 459.05
Greater North Found 2,772.21
Athabasca County firesmart 99.00
Cowan Stop Aquatic Invas 613.32
Canada Post 89.25
Vivian Driver (Aug) 1,000.00
David Gray Ent 29,827.88
Home Hardware 230.49
Athabasca Regional Waste 1,013.48
ASVA Conference Regis 880.00
Wildfongs Mobile Glass 616.35
Municipal Planning Services 4,771.15
Vivian Driver (Sept) 1,000.00
Data West 26.25
Municipal Assess Services 927.15
Athabasca Regional Waste 1,013.48
SV Whispering Hills (Policing) 717.36
Payment of Accounts was approved.
8. Business Arising
8.1 Land Use Bylaw
Distribution of the new LUB was discussed. It will be on the Village website. Any resident who cannot
access or print the document can call the Village office.
8.2 Grass Cutting 2017
The grass cutting will be put out for tender in 2017 with the same process followed as in 2015.
All road work is complete. Will contact AltaGas re repairs at 1127 Baptiste Dr.
Brian Patry will be billing the Village for work completed to date. Balance of work will be completed in the Spring.
8.5 Noise Bylaw
Copies for three example of bylaws were distributed. There does not appear to be much interest in sharing
a Bylaw officer with the county amongst the Summer Villages.
8.6 Sewage Compliance
Council discussed having properties within the Village inspected for sewage compliance. Certified contractors will be
notified inquiring if they are interested in placing a bid with the Village. Residents will be notified in a newsletter.
It is anticipated inspections to be completed by December 31, 2017.
8.7 Councillors’ Reports
Keith Wilson reported that he had attended the joint meeting of Summer Villages on September 24th.
An RCMP constable attended reporting that they do not respond to breakins but will respond to accidents.
Said they are very busy and under staffed.
Waste Management waiting to hear from the Government Bylaw 06-16 appointing Board of Directors.
Keith and Ron Wasel completed water tests of the lake.
Beaver dams disposal – has to be approved by AEP before the County can destroy.
The County has contacted Telus regarding the poor cell service in areas of the County. A Telus rep will be
at the County meeting on November 24. All concerned residents are urged to attend.
Dennis Irving met with Municipal Affairs to discuss amalgamation of Summer Villages. Amalgamation can
take place among properties on the same lake. There appears to be no interest on either Baptiste or Island Lakes.
Steve Hamilton reported on the new fire training centre at the Athabasca airport.
8.1 Athabasca County, Sewer Odour Issue
The Village had contacted the County regarding what appears to be sewer odours on County land.
The County can legally undertake an inspection. If the odour persist, the County may consider
undertaking an inspection.
Ogilvie LLP ALARIE Asset Distribution
There appears to be assets remaining from ALARIE. ALARIE was established by AUMA, Alberta
Association of Municipa Districts and Counties and Alberta School Trustees’ Association. All claims
have been settled and there is a surplus of assets. The Village may receive money back.
9.1 Alberta Minister of Culture and Tourism
The meeting adjourned at 4:45pm.
Next meeting is planned for late March or first part of April.