Oct 25, 2016

COUNCIL MINUTES - Oct 24, 2016

of the Town of Wembley, in the Province of Alberta
held in the Wembley Municipal Office
this 24th day of October, 2016.


  1. CALL-TO-ORDER   Mayor Turnmire called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.

Councillor Holler

Councillor Jones

CAO Lori Parker

Administrative Assistant Tanya Lamouroux

Leave of absence: Councillor Robichaud

Regrets: Councillor Johnson

Absent: Councillor Moncrieff



MOTION # 2016-0218

Moved by Councillor Jones that the agenda be adopted with the addition of:

11.2 – Water West Steering Committee Evaluation Proposal





3.1               Minutes of the Organizational Meeting held on October 11, 2016.

MOTION # 2016-0219

Moved by Councillor Holler that the minutes of the organizational meeting held on October 11, 2016 be adopted as presented.   

                                                                        CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


3.2               Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on October 11, 2016.

MOTION # 2016-0220

Moved by Councillor Jones that the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held on October 11, 2016 be adopted as presented.

                                                      CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY



      4.1       7:30 p.m. – Chris Andersen, Jeremy Walker and Alex Gabriel

                                     (LUB and ASP info)

  • Chris Andersen opened by thanking Council for the opportunity to meet with them and introduced Jeremy Walker from Devco Developments and Alex Gabriel a consultant from Jensen and Associates.
  • Mr. Andersen explained that they have started working on a development plan for the area around the Phillip J. Currie Museum and they are in the process of deciding what type of businesses would complement the museum, be of benefit to local and surrounding residents, as well as prove to be economically viable.
  • An Open House will be held at the Museum on Thursday, October 27, 2016 and the developers will be looking for ideas and suggestions from community members.
  • Mayor Turnmire asked if it was the developers intention to apply to have the area rezoned and they responded by stating that is unknown at this time as there have been no decisions made as to what is going to be built however, they hope to be able to fall into the current zoning.
  • Should a plan arise in which the proposal does not fall into the current zoning regulations they would bring the idea back to council for possible rezoning.
  • Discussion was held around the table as to what Council would like to see.  Some of the ideas were, professional buildings, ex. Doctors/Dentist offices or possibly a pharmacy, campground, hotel, service station, spray park, family fun center with mini golf, bumper cars and arcades.
  • Mr. Andersen thanked Council for their time and excused himself and his colleagues at 7:50 p.m.


5.1       Accounts Payable

MOTION # 2016-0221

Moved by Councillor Holler that the accounts payable, as identified in Schedule “A”, cheque number 20161050 to 20161143 in the amount of $158,033.30 be ratified.                                                             CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY



6.1               None



7.1               AUMA Convention Report

  • Attended the CAO Session and CAO breakfast.  The speaker was great and talked about the importance of respect.
  • Attended the resolution sessions as well as the Minister’s presentations.



8.1               None



MOTION # 2016-0222

Moved by Councillor Jones that the following reports be accepted as information.                                                                                   CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY                                                                        

9.1       Minutes of the Water West Steering Committee meeting held on September 27, 2016.


9.2       Minutes of the Public Works Committee Meeting held on October 12, 2016.

  • CAO Parker advised that we are still waiting on the water sample results taken by Titan to see if they are able to use the water from the lagoon for the fracturing job.  Results should be in by the end of the week.
  • CAO Bill McKinnon of Beaverlodge is out of the office until October 28, 2016, CAO Parker advised that she will be contacting him when he returns regarding use of their line flushing truck.
  • Mayor Turnmire noted that the Public Works Department has put the anti-slip strips on the steps and landing of the Town Hall.


9.3       Minutes of the Wembley Fire Department meeting held on October 6, 2016.


9.4       County Enforcement and Animal Control reports for the month of September      2016.


9.5       Minutes of the Parks and Recreation Committee meeting held on October 18,      2016.

  • Discussion was held regarding Councils position on the proposed Multi-Purpose Sports House that the Parks and Recreation Board is working on and CAO Parker asked Council what level of priority this building is.
  • Council noted that when the original proposal came to light Council had committed the land and utilities to the project.
  • Council stated that since the original plan the idea seems to have changed many times and now it has become a much larger scaled project and there is currently no money in the budget to commit to a project of this caliber
  • Council asked for clarification on what the responsibilities of the Parks and Recreation Director and the advisory board jobs are.
  • CAO Parker clarified that programming was the priority as well as recommendations from the committee as to priorities around Town with regards to parks and green space projects, (ex. walking trails.)
  • Councillor Jones recommends that Christina submit a director’s report for each Council meeting to help clarify the minutes and direction of the advisory board.
  • CAO Parker recommends that the Terms of Reference are reviewed with the Advisory Board so as they are clear with their roles and responsibilities.


9.6       Minutes of the FCSS Advisory Board meeting held on October 19, 2016.

  • Councillor Holler noted that FCSS will be facilitating Wifi at the Town Hall out of their budget.  It should be hooked up by November 2016.
  • The upcoming “Little Warriors” workshop on child abuse will be on November 21st and Councillor Holler recommends anyone that has dealing with children should attend the workshop.
  • There are seventeen families participating regularly in the Wiggles and Giggles program.
  • Councillor Holler asked if there is any way that the snow could be piled in the other empty town lot where the old recycling bins used to be as FCSS would like to light up the pine tree in the park beside the Town Hall for Christmas this year.
  • FCSS will be doing a Senior’s Brunch and Family Festival on Sunday December 4, 2016.



10.1           Northern Spirit Light Show – Four Complimentary Tickets.

  • Councillor Holler took the tickets noting that she would like to take some of the seniors to the light show.


10.2           Encana – Pipeline from 10-09-071-08 W6M to 07-18-071-08 W6M

MOTION # 2016-0223

Moved by Councillor Jones that the Council of the Town of Wembley has no objection to the proposed pipeline from 10-09-071-08 W6M to 07-18-071 W6M provided that Fire Chief Matthew Smith of the Wembley Fire Department has no objection upon review.                                   CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY      



11.1           Email Contest

  • CAO Parker recommended to Council that in order to encourage residents to sign up for the email option for their utility billings that Council offer a contest.

MOTION # 2016-0224

Moved by Councillor Holler that the Town of Wembley purchase a one year family membership to the Phillip J. Currie Museum as a first prize and accept Lori Parkers donation of an environmental composter to be awarded as second prize for a contest to all residents that sign up to receive their utility bills via email by December 9, 2016.                             CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


11.2           Water West Steering Committee – Proposal Motion

MOTION # 2016-0225

Moved by Councillor Jones that Council approve the recommendation of the Water West Steering Committee to award Associated Engineering the contract for the Detailed Design Plan for the regional water line.                                                                                                                    CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY



12.1           AUMA Convention Reports

  • Mayor Turnmire advised that he attended five sessions at the AUMA Conference: Water Conservation, Municipal Governance, Ombudsman, Councillor Code of Conduct and Community Well Being.
  • Noted that the conference was well attended and the guest speakers were good.
  • The five priority resolutions can be found on the AUMA Website.



CAO Parker

  • Advised that she is in training next week as follows:
    • Monday/Tuesday – EOC Essentials
    • Wednesday – in office
    • Thursday – LAPP Training
    • Friday – LGAA meeting                                

Councillor Holler

  • Attended the fall supper, the turnout was good and the guest speaker was great.
  • Was unable to attend the last SPPARC and Regional Library meeting.
  • Will be attending the Grande Spirit Foundation meeting this Friday.


Mayor Turnmire

  • October 13, 2016 – attended the Chamber of Commerce Educational Tour for Quebec Leaders.
  • October 17, 2016 – County of Grande Prairie, photo with new Rescue Unit.
  • October 18, 2016 – Water Week North – Training on Tragedy – full day.
  • October 19, 2016 – Water West Steering Committee – selection of engineer for detailed design plan for water line project.
  • October 21, 2016 – Ribbon cutting, grand opening for the Feisty Goat Draft Bar.
  • October 22, 2016 – Attended WADACHS Fall Supper, good event.
  • Noted that the Wembley Baptist Church officially closed its doors on Sunday, October 23, 2016 due to a lack of members of the congregation.


Councillor Jones

  • Councillor Jones expressed a big thank you to Council and staff stating that she has greatly enjoyed her time on Council and has learned a lot.
  • Mayor Turnmire thanked Councillor Jones for her time, energy and commitment to the Town of Wembley noting that she will be greatly missed and wished her the best of luck in her future endeavors.





MOTION # 2016-0226

Moved by Councillor Jones that the meeting be adjourned at 8:56 p.m.

                                                                              CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY