Council Meeting

2017 – 05 – 09 Council Meeting

Summer Village of West Baptiste

Council Meeting

May 9th , 2017 10AM

Baptiste Fire Hall

MINUTES

 

Present:     Keith Wilson, Ed Tomaszyk, Myn Hursin, Vivian Driver

  1. Call to order

 

Mayor Keith Wilson called the meeting to order at 10:10am.

  1. Approval of Agenda

 

Additions to the agenda

6.8 Water Levels of Baptiste Lake

6.9 Policing

Tomaszyk/Wilson

Carried

  1. Approval of March 10th, 2017 Minutes

The March 10th, 2017 Minutes were approved as distributed.

Wilson/Hursin

Carried

  1. Financial Statement

 

March, April 2017

The March and April, 2017 Financial Statements were approved as presented.

Tomaszyk/Hursin

Carried

  1. Payment of Accounts
Epcor 81.50
Vivian Driver 1,000.00
       March

AltaGas

126.84
Athabasca Regional Waste

David Gray Ent

1,037.34

488.25

149.11

Epcor 72.59
School Requisition 18,253.91
Vivian Driver 1,000.00
   April  
AltaGas 140.39
Municipal Assessment Services 955.50
Athabasca Regional Waste 1,025.40
Telus 149.11
David Gray Ent

Canada Post (newsletters, taxes)

Great West Newspapers (mowing ad)

Epcor

488.25

178.50

196.56

75.57

Seniuk & Co

Vivian Driver

AltaGas

Athabasca Regional Waste

Hometown Printing (Envelopes)

3,176.25

1,000.00

114.66

1,025.40

207.90

   

Tomaszyk/Hursin

Carried

 

  1. Business Arising

6.1  Grants

6.1.1      Alberta Community Partnership Program

The Summer Village of Whispering Hills was awarded $25,000 under the Intermunicipal Collaboration component in support of the Watershed Plan project. The Village of West Baptiste supported this application.

6.1.2      Federal Gas Tax Fund

The FGTF. In the amount of $7,803, will be awarded again this year.

6.1.3      MSI Funding

The Municipal Sustainability Initiative program has been extended for two years. An Amending Memorandum of Agreement has been signed ensuring payment of the 2017 funding allocations.

6.2                    Audit

MOTION: That the Summer Village of West Baptiste approve the Auditor’s report as received.

Tomaszyk/Wilson

Carried

6.3                Grass Cutting 2017

There were 4 bids received. Ed Tomaszyk refrained from any discussion as there would be pecuniary interest.

MOTION:            That the grass cutting contract be awarded to Bob Driver. This being a 3 year contract.

Wilson/Hursin

Carried

6.4  Roads

Keith Wilson spoke with David Gray, Gray Enterprises Ltd. David has a fair bit of road work this summer. Work will depend on the weather. Council has budgeted $200k for road work as MSI funds have a time period to be spent. Plans on to spend $185K on Baptiste Dr within the Village; and, to offer $15K to Athabasca County toward repairs on its portion of Baptiste Dr.

6.5  Sewage Compliance

Two bids were received.

MOTION:             That the Summer Village of West Baptiste award the contract to Patry

Contracting.

Wilson/Hursin

Carried

6.6   Budget

MOTION:            That the Council of the Summer Village of West Baptiste give first reading to ByLaw 106/2017.

Wilson/Tomaszyk

Carried

MOTION:            That the Council of the Summer Village of West Baptiste give second reading to ByLaw 106/2017.

Hursin/Tomaszyk

Carried

MOTION:            That the Council of the Summer Village of West Baptiste give three readings in one session to ByLaw 106/2017.

Tomaszyk/Hursin

Carried

MOTION:            That the Council of the Summer Village of West Baptiste give third and final reading to ByLaw 106/2017.

Hursin/Wilson

Carried

6.7   Water Levels of Baptiste Lake

Keith Wilson has had discussions with Dennis Irving, Mayor of the Summer Village of Whispering Hills. Mayor Irving indicated discussions with the Hutterite Colony will take place regarding beaver damns. Then discussions will be held with Fish and Wild Life. Hopefully decisions will be soon. Ed Tomaszyk, along with Don Kvill and Robert Holmberg walked the creek and found no damns.

6.8   Policing

An email was received from Keith Wilson of Wilson Law Office regarding the number of break ins. Mayor Wilson will be contacting the RCMP and Keith Wilson. Offering a reward was discussed.

MOTION:            That the Summer Village of West Baptiste offer a one thousand dollar reward in the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for break ins in the Summer Village.

Wilson/Hursin

Carried

6.9  Councillors’ Reports

BAILS meeting dates are listed on the Village website. The joint meeting of Summer Villages within the area, is scheduled for May 27th. Break ins/policing will be discussed.

  1. Correspondence

 

7.1  Service Alberta – SuperNet

Correspondence was received indicating discussions and updates.

7.2  Municipal Affairs Order in Council 035/2017 Athabasca Regional Waste

A copy of the Order in Council 034/2017 was received.

 

  1. Information Items

 

8.1  WCB National Mourning Day

8.2  Alberta Seniors and Housing

Seniors Service Awards for Volunteer that individuals and organizations provide to assist seniors in Alberta.

  1. Adjournment

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:40.

Wilson

 

  1. Next Meeting

The next meeting will be at the call of the Mayor.

 

Mayor

Administrator