SEPTEMBER 28, 2004
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF
IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA, HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2004 IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF THE MAGRATH CIVIC BUILDING.
PRESENT: Mayor Wayne Harris in the chair.
Councilors Charles Bly, Rod Gibb, Richard Russell, Russ Barnett, and DeVar Dahl.
Ron Williams, Susan Baril, Kari Miller, and Shane Zobell.
PRAYER: DeVar Dahl
AGENDA: MOVED by Councilor Barnett that the agenda for September 28, 2004 be
127-04 adopted. CARRIED
MINUTES: MOVED by Councilor Gibb that the Minutes of September 14, 2004 having been
128-04 previously mailed to all members of Council, be adopted.
BUSINESS: The Mayors and Reeves meeting will be in Lethbridge on October 1, 2004.
Highway 62- discussion regarding how much time it will take to install services that are deemed to be changed.
BANK MOVED by Councilor Russell that the Bank Reconciliation for the months of
RECONCILIATION June and July 2004 be approved. CARRIED
A cheque from Suncor Energy Foundation, in the amount of $9,500.00 was received. The money will be used in accordance with conditions itemized in their Aug. 18, 2004 letter.
Letters of appreciation were received from Holt Zaugg and Kathy Harker. They both expressed their thanks for the Labor Day Breakfast.
Correspondence received from the Museum board expressing support from the Town of Magrath regarding future endeavors.
A letter from AUMA was received, inquiring if the Town of Magrath is a Class D ACFA shareholder in the Alberta Capital Finance Authority.
Bill Alston is requesting the Golf Fund Raising Day in 2005 for the Alston Park Foundation. Council has decided to advertise now for the Golf tourney day and not in February 2005.
A letter was received from the RCMP inquiring if there is a need to schedule a meeting time at the annual AUMA Convention.
Centennial Celebrations: The Centennial Ambassador for the Cardston-Taber- Warner Constituency is Jane Brenner. Broyce Jacobs is requesting suggestions, for the Centennial projects for 2005, and asks that Jane Brenner be contacted with names of people in our municipality.
Councilor Barnett will contact the County regarding joint activities. Ron Williams will work with him.
International Year of the Family: Councilor Barnett has talked to the towns of Raymond and Cardston and is considering joint activities.
It was suggested that the face painters used for the Wind power ceremonies, be booked for the 2005 Town of Magrath celebrations.
The Municipal Planning Committee denied the request, from Wayne Gurney, for yard variance for the addition to shop.
The Lions Club has expressed their wish to upgrade the Lions Park and has requested the use of Suncor donations.
AUMA: The C.A.O. will contact the names on the letter regarding the $3.3 B for infrastructure rehab.
COUNCIL Rod Gibb:
REPORTS Suggested an increase for fees and expenses. Comparables will be looked at with other municipalities before any movement.
Councilor Barnett will contact Murray, at the County, and Lorraine Balderson regarding 2005 Celebrations.
Halloween 2004 will be observed by the Town of Magrath on October 30, 2004.
The Bathroom at the landfill was discussed.
LIBRARY MOVED by Councilor Dahl, that payment of $5000.00, previously allocated in
130-04 the 2004 budget from the FCSS grants, be paid out to the Library for the continuation of Story Hour. CARRIED
Councilor Dahl asked that public works monitor erosion of the nature trail at the spill gate.
Councilor Russell brought up concerns regarding unsightly areas at the transfer station.
The Mun. Planning Committee met regarding application from Rod Start for rental homes he wants to move in to Magrath and renovate. It was proposed that the C.A.O. verify signatures on the petition and will discuss the matter further at the October 12, 2004 Council meeting.
8:35 PM Councilor John Evans arrived.
Magrath Minor Hockey: The Town of Magrath was given quotes for replacing the mesh and 4 gates at the arena. The MMH will pay for 2 gates and ask the Town of Magrath to pay for 2 gates at a cost of $1300.00 for 2 gates
HOCKEY MOVED by Councilor Evans to approve the contribution toward replacing and
131-04 repairing players? benches gates. CARRIED
It was proposed by Councilor Evans that the $3000.00 required for new mesh will be looked at in the 2005 budget.
C.A.O The EMS wants to sell the 1975 Dodge P4.
Scavenging Bylaws: The C.A.O. will continue researching options and will discuss at next Council meeting.
ADVANCED MOVED by Councilor Russell to carry out an advanced poll in conjunction with
POLL the School Division. CARRIED
Due to increased interest for Lot 15, Block 72B the administration will advertise the sale of the lot. A specific day, as determined by Council, will be available for a deposit to be made. Of the interested people, there will be a draw to determine who will purchase Lot 15.
Will there be a public Candidates Forum? The forum was previously sponsored by Scouts or Ron State.
MAYOR The size and style of benches for main street need to be determined before the sidewalks are laid.
There was discussion regarding the use of Suncor funds and ideas as to projects that could be put in the pool area.
ADJOURN MOVED by Councilor Bly that this meeting be adjourned. 9:30PM
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