Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Vol 15, Issue 8, Leduc – Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer
The Leduc County Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Whaley February 1 at 1:30.
Solid Waste Collection and Recycling Services Re: 51-11
County Manager, Brian Bowles, presented a report to Council, in respect to utility penalties to collect outstanding fees for solid waste collection and recycling services. Mr. Bowles stated that non-payment of utilities can be attached to taxes. Councillor Schonewille made a motion that the report be received as information, and further, that the issue be brought back to Council on March 1, 2011 to be consistent with the water and sewer bylaw for collection of penalties.
Alberta Order of Excellence
Mr. Bowles advised Council that Mr. Leonard Blumenthal was nominated to the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2010, and although not selected, 2010 nominations are under consideration for seven years from the time of receipt.
Councillor Betty Glassman made a motion to re-submit Leonard Blumenthal’s nomination.
Bylaw No. 8-11 – Establish Leduc County Library Board and Rescind Bylaw No. 57-07
Director of Parks and Recreation, Dean Ohnysty, presented a staff report regarding the establishment of the Leduc County Library Board. Councillor Schonewille moved that Bylaw No. 8-11 be given first, second and third readings to establish the Leduc County Library Board, and that Bylaw No. 57-07 be rescinded. Councillor Mackay made a motion that Bylaw No. 8-11 be given second reading. Councillor Stumph moved that the Bylaw be given third reading with the unanimous consent of the Council Members present, and Councillor Harrison moved that Bylaw 8-11 be given third reading.
Town of Calmar – Capital Request – Cost Share Phase I of Calmar Library Renovations
Mr. Dean Ohnysty also provided a report on the January 6, 2011 request from Calmar for cost sharing of Phase I of the Calmar Library Renovations capital project. The traditional agreement was $30,000 to be paid by Leduc County for 2011, and $15,000 in 2012.
Councillor Schonewille expressed concern over whether Council would be setting a precedent by allowing the Town of Calmar to be late with their submission. Mr. Bowles asked Mr. Ohnysty when the last time was that Calmar had asked for anything, and Mr. Ohnysty replied, “Five years,” going on to state that Calmar had only ever been late this year and last.
Councillor Audrey Kelto said there is “still a need to be responsible” by submitting on time when everyone else does.
Councillor Schonewille motioned that the proposal from the Town of Calmar requesting cost sharing for 2011 and 2012 for the Calmar library upgrades, be referred to the 2012 capital plan budget with priority.
Amend Policy GG-19-02 Recognition/Commemorations – Elected Officials
A motion was made by Councillor Mackay that Leduc County Council approve an amendment to Policy GG-19-02, 2.02 (Recognition of Former Councillor) as follows:
That in recognition of the service a former Councillor has provided for and on behalf of the residents of Leduc County, a presentation will be made by:
1. Recognition of service with a gift valued at $200 from one of the following locations:
- Leduc Trophies
- Black Gold Gallery & Frame
- Leduc Goldsmiths
- It’s a Crock Country Store
- Atlas Outfitters
- Leduc County Merchandise
2. The gift items will be given to the former Councillor at an official presentation at an upcoming Regular Council meeting.
Councillor John Schonewille made a motion that Leduc County Council send a thank-you letter of appreciation, signed by all Council Members, to Premier Ed Stelmach, for his leadership and support in many Leduc County inititives. “He has been very good to Leduc County,” said Councillor Schonewille.
Discovery Park ASP
Mr. Sylvain Losier, Manager of Long Range Planning, provided a report highlighting the initial review of the Discovery Park Area Structure Plan. Through a PowerPoint presentation, Senior Manager, Planning, Focus Corporation, Mr. Chuck McNutt highlight aspects of the Discovery Park ASP including information such as the subject area is located within Priority Growth Area Cw. Opportunities and Constraints included natural drainage split; gas and oil pipelines, no access to QE II, however access to Highway 19 is available.
The Highway 19 ASP covers 262 ha and is bounded by: Range Road 252 west, Highway 19 and Edmonton International Airport south; QE II and Nisku Industrual Business Park east.
It is projected that Leduc County will see approximately 10,000 new jobs generated over the next decade.
Councillor Schonewille moved that Bylaw No. 9-11 be given first reading to adopt the Discovery Park Area Structure Plan.
Bylaw No. 10-11 – Fees and Charges Schedule and Rescind Bylaw Nos.1-11, 34-00 and 41-99
Councillor Schonewille made a motion that Bylaw No. 10-11 be given first reading to establish the Leduc County Fees and Charges Schedule incorporating the collection of outstanding fees for solid waste collection and recycling services, and that Bylaw Nos. 1-11, 34-00 and 41-99 be rescinded. Councillor Harrison moved the Bylaw be given second reading, and Councillor Mackay moved to give third reading to Bylaw 10-11.
A request for financial assistance from the Thorsby RCMP Detachment was discussed and County Council agreed that they want to see assistance coming from surrounding municipalities as well.
Councillor Kelto moved that the request for support from the Thorsby RCMP Detachment for additional administrative Support Staff, be approved in principle, until such time that surrounding municipalities provide their financial support.
Councillor John Shonewille moved that the request from Bob Hope, Cardinal Tool, to purchase land at Lot 1, Plan 1265 R.S., S.E. 23-50-24-W4th, be denied.