Feb 23, 2015

Council Minutes - Feb 23, 2015


MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL of the Town of Wembley, in the Province of Alberta held in the Wembley Municipal Office this 23rd day of February, 2015.

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

of the Town of Wembley, in the Province of Alberta

held in the Wembley Municipal Office

this 23rd day of February, 2015.

1. CALL-TO-ORDER              Deputy Mayor Moncrieff called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Councillor Holler

Councillor Jones

Councillor Robichaud

CAO Lori Parker

Councillor Anaka arrived at 7:15 p.m.

Regrets:  Mayor Turnmire and Councillor Johnson

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

MOTION # 2015-0039

Moved by Councillor Jones that the agenda be adopted as presented.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

3. ADOPTION OF MINUTES

MOTION # 2015-0040

Moved by Councillor Robichaud that the minutes of the regular meeting held on February 9, 2015 be adopted as presented.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

4. DELEGATIONS

Tanya Lamouroux and Pam Decker representatives of the Wembley and District Agricultural Society appeared before Council to present their 2015 Budget and 2015 Business Plan.  Annette Krisa joined the delegation via telephone.  Improvements to the Rec Centre were also discussed.

5. FINANCE

5.1       MOTION # 2014-0041

Moved by Councillor Holler that the accounts payable, as identified in Schedule "A", cheque # 20150119 to cheque # 20150154 totaling $179,520.81 be ratified.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

6.  PUBLIC HEARING

6.1       None

7.  BY-LAWS

7.1       None

8.  CAO REPORT

8.1       The CAO reported that the Tax Sale scheduled for March 5, 2015 has been cancelled as the tax arrears on the property have been paid.

9.  REPORTS

MOTION # 2015-0042

Moved by Councillor Robichaud that the following reports be accepted as information:

9.1       Minutes of the Parks and Recreation Committee meeting held on February 17, 2015.

9.2       Minutes of the Wembley Fire Department meeting held on January 7, 2015.

9.3       Minutes of the GPREP Planning and Coordinating meeting held on

January 20, 2015.

9.4       Minutes of the GPREP Planning and Coordinating electronic meeting held on February 6, 2015.

9.5       Minutes of the Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region meeting held on

November 13, 2014.

10. CORRESPONDENCE

None

11.  NEW BUSINESS

11.1     Public Works Department 2015 Capital Budget was reviewed.

11.2     Legal matter.

MOTION # 2015 - 0043

Moved by Councillor Anaka that the Council adjourns from the order of business and move in camera.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

MOTION # 2015 - 0044

Moved by Councillor Holler that the Council reconvene the order of business.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

A legal issue was discussed in camera.

12.  COUNCIL REPORTS

Councillor Holler advised that the SPARC committee did a promotional video of the Beaverlodge Clinic on February 19, 2015.   The video will be displayed on their new website.

Councillor Jones advised that at the Wembley Fire Department Association meeting the members would like to work with other community boards to organize events for the community.  A possible event may be a Canada Day celebration.

13.  ROUND TABLE

The CAO reported that Ron Emslie and Matt Howard will be attending the AWWOA annual conference held in Banff in March.

14.  ADJOURNMENT

MOTION # 2015-0045

Moved by Councillor Robichaud that the meeting be adjourned at 8:20 p.m.