Town of Calmar - Council Meeting, January 17th, 2011

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Council was called to order by Mayor Faulkner at the usual time of 7:00 p.m.
Delegation
Standing in for Judy Dumont, Calmar FCSS Coordinator Pearson explained that Ms. Dumont was unable to attend the Council meeting, and introduced the representatives for Youth Unite, as follows:
  • Grace Brown - Head Organizer/Coordinator
  • Karlie Bateman - Committee Rep
  • Alaura Gartner - Community Rep

The ladies made a request to Council for a $300 donation to purchase food and beverages for the 2011 Youth Unite Forum. The Youth Forum is a program in which youth can make new friends, attend workshops, and hear special speakers. Councillor Borodawka moved that $300 be donated to Youth Unite for the 2011 Forum. 

Debbie Bishop provided correspondence of Ackroyd LLP.  Bishop requested that Council contact Municipal Affairs to set up mediation talks for the residents affected by the abandoned well located in Evergreen Crescent.  She also suggested that Council contact Alberta's Heartland Land Trust Society to make a presentation to Council and assist in finding a resolution for the residents.

Mayor Faulkner thanked Ms. Bishop for her presentation, and that they would be advised as to when the Town would make comment.

Unfinished Business

Director of Finance Storey presented correspondence in regard to rewriting the water bylaw to make landlords responsible for the utility bill for rental properties.  Councilllor Wiancko moved that Administration prepare the new utility bylaw with recommendations from Council and bring it back to Council.

New Business

Leduc & District victims Services invite Council to attend a stakeholders consultation on January 21.  Councillor Wiancko stated that he would attend.

Director of Finance Storey presented Council with correspondence regarding adopting the 2010 Operating Budget as the 2011 Interim Operating Budget pursuant to the Municipal Government Act as the final budget was not adopted by December 31, 2010.  Councillor Bartlett made a motion that the 2010 Operating Budget be adopted as the 2011 Interim Operating Budget.

Director of Finance Storey provided correspondence in regard to accepting a quote from Meyers Norris Penny LLP for audit services for 2011 through 2013.  Councillor Bartlett moved to accept the Audit Fee Quotation of Mayers Norris Penny LLP for audit services for 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Invitations to Calmar Council to attend the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce Chamber Gala to be held on January 29 and the State of the City Luncheon on February 9.  As Council has a previous engagements on both dates, Mayor Faulkner directed Administration to decline the invitation, but send a thank you note.

Correspondence was presented from Leduc Foundation requesting funding assistance in the amount of $76 for transportation services to seniors and people with disabilities throughout Leduc County.  Councillor Wiancko made a motion to support the Leduc Foundation's request.

Bylaws

Bylaw #2011-01 - Temporary Borrowing

Councillor Bartlett moved that Bylaw #2011-01 be given first reading.  Councillor Borodawka moved the bylaw receive second reading, and that permission be granted for the presentation of the Bylaw for all three readings.  Councillor Yachimetz moved that Bylaw #2010-01 be given third reading.

Bylaw #2011-02 - Electronic Funds Transfer

Councillor Wiancko moved that said bylaw be given first reading, Councillor Borodawka moved for second reading, and Councillor Yachimetz moved the bylaw be given third reading.

Bylaw #2010-03 - MasterCard Guarantee

Councillor Bartlett moved that Bylaw 2010-03 be given first reading, Councillor Yachimetz moved for second reading, and Councillor Wiancko made a motion for third reading of the bylaw.

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