8th Dec 2014
1. CALL-TO-ORDER Mayor Turnmire called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
Administrative Assistant Tanya Lamouroux
Regrets: Councillor Johnson
2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
MOTION # 2014-0287
Moved by Councillor Robichaud that the agenda be adopted as presented.
3. ADOPTION OF MINUTES
MOTION # 2014-0288
Moved by Councillor Holler that the minutes of the regular meeting held on November 24, 2014 be adopted as presented.
Donnan McKenna and Ray Noble of the RCMP were in attendance at the meeting. Discussion regarding local crime statistics, police efforts, areas of focus and enforcement, importance of reporting all criminal activity and community awareness.
Provided council with documentation of Crime Data Statistics. Discussion and
Overview of ALERT program, Operation Disrupt and Rural Crime Watch
Program. Discussed possibility of an Intermunicipal meeting to discuss RCMP
5.1 MOTION # 2014-0289
Moved by Councillor Holler that the accounts payable, as identified in Schedule "A", cheque # 20141102 to cheque # 20141143 totaling $413,722.56 be ratified, with the removal of names from cheque #20141107 – 20141115.
5.2 MOTION # 2014-0290
Moved by Councillor Robichaud that the Revenue & Expense Statement and the Monthly Statement for the month of November 2014 be accepted as presented.
5.3 MOTION # 2014-0291
Moved by Councillor Jones that the Interim Budget be accepted as presented.
6. PUBLIC HEARING
6.1 MOTION # 2014-0292
Moved by Councillor Jones to reconvene the Public Hearing from October 27, 2014 regarding the By-law #684 – North Wembley Area Structure Plan.
The Public Hearing commenced at 8:00 p.m.
Administrative Assistant Tanya Lamouroux advised, The North Area Structure Plan encompasses NW & NE 22-71-8W6M and portions of SW & SE 22-71-8W 6M and NE 15-71-8W6M.
The primary objective of this plan is to provide a framework for the future development of the subject lands for industrial and commercial purposes in a manner that is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Town of Wembley, while also recognizing Alberta Transportation's requirements for a future interchange.
The plan establishes the future land use and circulation pattern proposed for the subject lands, and provides details respecting proposed servicing for the area.
The public hearing commenced on October 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm to hear comments regarding the ASP. The public hearing was recessed until December 8, 2014 at 8:00pm.
The report from ISL has not been received.
MOTION # 2014-0293
Councillor Anaka moved that the Public Hearing be recessed until January 12, 2015 @ 8:00pm.
A By-law of the Town of Wembley, in the Province of Alberta, to set regulations and rates for water and sewer services and garbage and recycling collection
7.1 MOTION # 2014-0294
Moved by Councillor Moncrieff to give amendment to By-law 685 first reading.
MOTION # 2014-295
Moved by Councillor Robichaud that By-law #685 be given second reading at this meeting.
MOTION # 2014-0296
Moved by Councillor Anaka that By-law 685 receive all three readings at this meeting.
MOTION # 2014-0297
Moved by Councillor Anaka that By-law 685 be given third and final reading at this meeting.
8. CAO REPORT
8.2 Nothing to Report
MOTION # 2014-0298
Moved by Councillor Robichaud that the following reports be accepted as information:
9.1 Minutes of the Public Works Meeting held on December 3, 2014.
9.2 Minutes of the River of Death and Discovery Dinosaur Museum Society Meeting held on October 2, 2014.
9.3 Minutes of the Water West Steering Committee meeting held on November 12, 2014
10.1 Correspondence received from Stars for continued support, 3 year financial request.
MOTION # 2014-0299
Moved by Councillor Holler that the $2.00 per capita be continued for another 3 years.
10.2 Correspondence received from Grande Prairie Regional Tourism regarding promotional products, moved to budget deliberations
10.3 Correspondence received from Wembley & District Agricultural Society regarding request for continued support with regards to loan payment.
MOTION # 2014-0300
Moved by Councillor Moncrieff that this request be moved to budget deliberations.
11. NEW BUSINESS
11.1 County of Grande Prairie Joint Home Support Program Service Agreement
MOTION # 2014-0301
Moved by Councillor Anaka that the Mayor and CAO authorized to sign a 3 year agreement for the Joint Home Support Program Service Agreement.
12. COUNCIL REPORTS
Governance packages handed out as information only.
13. ROUND TABLE
Councillor Holler noted success of FCSS Board's, Sleigh Bell Tea and Family Night, both events were very well attended, 100+ for Tea and 400+ for family night. Also the Wonderland of Trees was a huge success. SPARK Committee also received their first online application and will be holding a meeting at the Rec Center on Wednesday December 10, 2014
Councillor Jones commented that the Wonderland of Trees was a great overall success.
Councillor Moncrieff wished everyone a Happy New Year and a successful year.
Councillor Anaka asked if Council would want to appoint a Councillor the Swan City Snowmobile Club, Mayor Turnmire requested a letter of explanation and request.
Councillor Robichaud asked to have a review of existing By-law regarding RV parking
Mayor Turnmire – discussion about Citizens on Patrol meeting and Sexsmith representative. Requested AUMA Reports from Councillor Johnson & Moncrieff.
MOTION # 2014-0302
Moved by Councillor Jones that the meeting be adjourned at 8:20 p.m.