CITY  OF  HUMBOLDT

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL HELD

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2020

 

PRESENT:

 

Mayor:          Dennis Korte

Aldermen:     Darlene Cash Bernie Malinoski                  

                      Jack Tuchscherer        Henry Hauber

                                Leon Doepker           Jerry Weyland

                       

City Commissioner:  Willard Struck

City Clerk:  Sandra Pauli

Leisure Services Director:  Ross Milnthorp

Works & Utilities Director:  Rod Halyk

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

Mayor Dennis Korte called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m.

 

ADOPT AGENDA:

Tuchscherer/Malinoski

That the agenda as presented be adopted with the following addition.

 

11.       New Business:

            d)  Committee of the Whole

                  i)  REDA

           

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

APPROVE

MINUTES:

Cash/Doepker

That the minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held October 22, 2020 be approved as recorded and circulated.

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

APPROVE SPECIAL MINUTES:

Weyland/Hauber

That the minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held October 23, 2020 be approved as recorded and circulated.

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

DELEGATION –

RELAY FOR LIFE:

Mr. & Mrs. Tim Graf, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Graf and Mrs. Anne Back were in attendance at the meeting to advise Council of an event called the Relay For Life which they wish to organize for Humboldt on May 31, 2021.

 

Mr. Tim Graf requested that the City donate the Uniplex Grounds for the relay.  They would also require the use of the central ball field, new bathroom, concession stand, bleachers and old cook house including power, water and sound system.  He also indicated that in the case of inclement weather, the Uniplex Arena would be required.

 

The Mayor thanked the delegation for attending the meeting.

 

 

SUMA – WHEATLINE RAIL INC.:

Malinoski/Hauber

That the City of Humboldt donate $100.00 to the WRI Legal Fund to help defray the cost of the Reclamation Bylaw court case pertaining to salvage and reclamation of abandoned rail lines.

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE REPORT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuchscherer/Weyland

That the following correspondence be received.

 

a)         SUMA – Donation to Wheatline Rail Inc.

b)         Minutes of the Humboldt & District Museum and Gallery Board

            Meeting held November 5, 2020.

c)         Minutes of the Reid-Thompson Public Library Board Meeting held

            October 9, 2002.

d)         Minutes of the REACT Waste Management District Authority

            Board Meeting held October 16, 2020.

e)         REACT Memorandum – Invitation to Ward 2 Meeting

f)          SAMA – Update on New Property Assessment Computer System

g)         REDA – Special Meeting

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MINUTES:

Cash/Tuchscherer

That the minutes of the Administration, Promotion and Protection Committee Meeting held October 21, 2002 be accepted for information.

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

TAX DISCOUNT POLICY:

Weyland/Tuchscherer

That the City of Humboldt’s Tax Discount Policy remain unchanged.

 

                                                Motion Defeated.

 

 

WORKS & UTILITIES COMMITTEE MINUTES:

Malinoski/Tuchscherer

That the minutes of the Works & Utilities Committee Meeting held November 5, 2020 be accepted for information.

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

TAX SEARCH – THIRD PARTY:

Hauber/Malinoski

That the City of Humboldt develop a policy to provide tax information to the public at a fee of $5.00 per property.

 

                                                Motion Defeated.

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR POSITION:

Doepker/Tuchscherer

That the City Commissioner’s Report regarding the analysis of the Special Events & Programs Coordinator’s position be referred to the Leisure Services Committee for further review and consideration.

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

CITY COMMISSIONER’S REPORT:

Cash/Doepker

That the City Commissioner’s Report dated November 12, 2002 be accepted for information.

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

PECUNIARY INTEREST:

Mayor Dennis Korte and Alderman Leon Doepker declared a pecuniary interest in the following matter and left the Council Chambers at 8:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAIR:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deputy Mayor Bernie Malinoski assumed the Chair.

 

 

PAY ACCOUNT:

Cash/Hauber

That cheque number 15038 payable to Graphic Arts Printing in the amount of $27.12 and cheque number 15039 payable to True Value in the amount of $25.59 be approved for payment.

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

RETURN:

Mayor Dennis Korte and Alderman Leon Doepker returned to the Council Chambers at 8:46 p.m.

 

 

CHAIR:

Mayor Dennis Korte resumed the Chair.

 

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Malinoski/Doepker

That the accounts payable for the period ending NOVEMBER 12, 2020 as represented by general cheque numbers 14896 to 15182, inclusive and as filed in the Accounts Payable Register be approved for payment.

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

BANK RECONCILIATION:

Cash/Tuchscherer

That the bank reconciliation as of October 31, 2002 be approved as presented.

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

REVENUE & EXPENDITURE STATEMENT:

Doepker/Weyland

That the revenue and expenditure statement for the month of October 2002 be approved as presented.

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

BYLAW NO. 17/2002:

Cash/Malinoski

Resolved that Bylaw No. 17/2002 being a bylaw to provide for a discount of current taxes and impose penalties for non-payment be introduced and read a first time.

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

BYLAW NO. 17/2002:

Malinoski/Hauber

Resolved that Bylaw No. 17/2002 being a bylaw to provide for a discount of current taxes and impose penalties for non-payment be read a second time.

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

BYLAW NO. 17/2002:

Malinoski/Cash

Resolved that Bylaw No. 17/2002 being a bylaw to provide for a discount of current taxes and impose penalties for non-payment be given three readings at this meeting.

 

                                                Motion Not Carried Unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPITAL TRUST FUND TRANSFER:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuchscherer/Malinoski

That we transfer $430,000.00 from the Capital Trust Fund to cover a portion of the cost of the Lagoon Expansion Project.

 

Further, that this amount be repaid to the Capital Trust Fund over a period of ten years at the rate of $43,000.00 per annum with the first payment due in the year 2003.

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

LONG-TERM BORROWING:

Cash/Weyland

That the City borrow the sum of $76,800.00 from the Royal Bank of Canada to cover a portion of the cost of the following projects.

 

a)         Pavement on 21st Street - $43,200.00

b)         Sewer Main on 6th Avenue - $33,600.00

 

Further, that the term of the loan be five years and be repaid at the rate of $15,360.00 per annum in equal quarterly payments of $3,840.00 commencing February 1, 2021 with interest at 6.45% per annum.

 

Furthermore, that application be made to the Saskatchewan Municipal Board for authorization to incur the said long-term debt.

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

TAX CANCELLATIONS:

Doepker/Malinoski

That the following tax cancellations be approved as presented.

 

1.         Ron & Kathy Poppel

            Lot 43 & 44, Block 5, Plan G267 - $72.73

 

2.         Tasko Developments Ltd.

            Lot 4, Block 65, Plan BE1887 - $77.46

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

RELAY FOR LIFE –

FACILITY REQUEST:

Weyland/Tuchscherer

That we approve the request from the Relay For Life Organization to provide them with the Uniplex Grounds for their relay to be held May 31, 2003.

 

Further, that they be allowed the use of the center ball field, new bathroom, concession booth, bleachers, and old cook house including power, water and sound system.

 

Furthermore, that the organization be advised that in the event they require the use of the Uniplex Arena that they will be charged the normal rental rate.

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

PARTNERS FOR RURAL SUPPORT – FACILITY USE:

Doepker/Hauber

That we deny the request from Partners for Rural Support for the free use of Jubilee Hall for the Family Farm Stress Workshop to be held February 7 or 8, 2003.

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

CONFLICT OF INTEREST:

Alderman Jack Tuchscherer declared a conflict of interest in the following matter and left the Council Meeting at 9:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE:

 

 

Malinoski/Cash

That we sit in private session in the Committee of the Whole, the time being 9:16 p.m.

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

RECONVENE:

Malinoski/Cash

That we reconvene to the Regular Council Meeting, the time being

9:40 p.m.

 

                                                Motion Carried.

 

 

ADJOURN:

Malinoski/Doepker

That we do now adjourn, the time being 9:45 p.m.

 

                                                Motion Carried.