CITY OF HUMBOLDT

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL HELD

TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2021

 

PRESENT:

Mayor:  Dennis Korte

Councillors:     Leon Doepker             Leon Winkel

                        Malcolm Eaton            Jerry Weyland

                        Wendy Yaworski                                            

 

Interim City Commissioner:  Ron Hilton

City Clerk:  Sandra Pauli

Works & Utilities Director:  Rod Halyk

Leisure Services Director:  Ross Milnthorp

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

Mayor Korte called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

ADOPT AGENDA:

Eaton/Doepker

That the agenda as presented be amended as follows:

 

6.         Correspondence.

            “B” Items Received For Information Only

           

            j)          Jennica Dickson – No Smoking Bylaw

 

12.       New Business.

            c)         Revenue Sharing – Interim City Commissioner

            d)         Committee of the Whole

                        i)          Economic Development

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

 

INTERIM CITY COMMISSIONER:

Mayor Korte announced that Mr. Ron Hilton will be acting as Interim City Commissioner until a permanent City Commissioner has been hired.   Mayor Korte advised that Mr. Willard Struck has gone on long-term disability.

 

 

APPROVE MINUTES:

Weyland/Doepker

That the minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held February 24, 2021 be approved as recorded and circulated.

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

 

 

Winkel/Eaton

That the minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held February 26, 2021 be approved as recorded and circulated.

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

 

DELEGATION –

HUMBOLDT SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB:

Mr. Martin Hetzel, Mr. Fred Coueslan and Mr. Melvin Folden were in attendance at the meeting representing the Humboldt Senior Citizens Club. 

 

Mr. Folden expressed the seniors’ concerns regarding the recent decision by Council to enforce the two hour parking limit downtown.  He indicated that many of the senior citizen hall functions are more than two hours and requested Council’s assistance by asking where the people attending the functions can park.

 

Mayor Korte thanked the delegation for attending the meeting.

 

 

DELEGATION – CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY:

Ms. Doreen Callendar, of the Canadian Cancer Society, was in attendance at the meeting to voice their support for the City’s proposed No Smoking Bylaw.

 

Mayor Korte thanked Ms. Callendar for attending the meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELEGATION – IN MOTION PLANNING COMMITTEE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cori Norman, Regional Coordinator of the Quill Plains Regional Recreation Association, Mr. Don Ratcliff-Smith, Consultant for the Saskatoon Health Region, and Maxine Wiebe, Health Promotions Coordinator of the Saskatoon Health Region for Humboldt were in attendance at the meeting.

 

The Committee presented Council with a fifteen minute slide presentation explaining the goals of an “In Motion” Planning Committee.  The Committee requested Council to pass a resolution declaring the City of Humboldt as an “in motion” community.

 

Mayor Korte thanked the delegation for attending the meeting.

 

 

DELEGATION – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

Ms. Michelle Bankowski, Mr. David Gullacher and Mr. Darren Carleton were in attendance at the meeting.

 

Ms. Bankowski began the presentation by explaining to Council the need for an economic development plan for Humboldt.  Mr. Gullacher indicated that the individuals present were very interested in assisting the City in the creation of such a plan.  He stated that Mr. Wayne Robinson of the Estey Center has developed a training program for community economic development.  Mr. Gullacher has indicated that Mr. Robinson will be in Humboldt on April 14th to begin module 1 of the program which is the identification of competitive advantages and opportunities for the City of Humboldt.  He asked that the City supply Meeting Room #3 of Jubilee Hall free of charge for this event and that Council take a partnering role with the group which will form during the session to further pursue the planning process.  Mr. Gullacher also asked that the group be allowed continued access to Mr. Ross Milnthorp who has been of excellent assistance to date.

 

Mayor Korte thanked the delegation for attending the meeting.

 

 

CALICO GYMNASTICS CLUB – REQUEST FOR SPONSORSHIP:

Winkel/Weyland

That the City provide the Calico Gymnastics Club with a donation of $250.00 for their Provincial Gymnastics Championships to be held April 30 to May 2, 2021 at the Elgar Peterson Arena.

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

 

INVESTING IN YOUR COMMUNITY CONFERENCE:

Winkel/Weyland

That the information regarding the Investing In Your Community Conference to be held March 25th and 26th, 2004 in Saskatoon be received for information.

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

 

COLLEEN JENKINS – TWO HOUR PARKING:

Council agreed to discuss the letter from Colleen Jenkins regarding the two hour parking limit downtown with the request from the Humboldt Senior Citizens Club.

 

 

NEIL & CHARLENE ZURBURG – OFFER TO PURCHASE PART OF A LOT:

Doepker/Weyland

That we approve the request from Neil and Charlene Zurburg to purchase twenty-five feet of the south half of Lot 15, Block 75 for a total price of $2800.00 plus GST.

 

Further, that Mr. & Mrs. Zurburg be advised that they will be responsible for all surveying costs and land title fees associated with this subdivision.

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yaworski/Doepker

That the following correspondence be received.

 

a)         Minutes of the Humboldt & District Fire Protection Committee             Meeting held February 16, 2004

b)         Minutes of the Occupational Health and Safety Committee             Meeting held March 3, 2021

c)         Minutes of the Humboldt & District Museum and Gallery Board             Meeting held March 2, 2021

d)         Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Humboldt & District             Mutual Aid Area Meeting held February 19, 2004

e)         Pioneer Hotel and Bella Vista Inn – No Smoking Bylaw

f)          Employees at Pioneer Hotel – No Smoking Bylaw

g)         Colleen Dufort – No Smoking Bylaw

h)         SK Coalition For Tobacco Reduction – Smoke Free Bars

i)          Minutes of the Waldsea Lake Regional Park Board Meeting             held February 15, 2021

j)          Jennica Dickson – No Smoking Bylaw

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

 

WORKS & UTILITIES COMMITTEE MEETING:

Doepker/Weyland

That the minutes of the Works & Utilities Committee Meeting held MARCH 9, 2021 be accepted for information.

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Yaworski/Eaton

That the accounts payable for the period ending MARCH 9, 2021 as represented by general cheque numbers 20654 to 20799 inclusive, and as filed in the Accounts Payable Register be approved for payment.

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

 

TAX ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDINGS:

Doepker/Weyland

That the City Commissioner be authorized to proceed under the Tax Enforcement Act to acquire title for the following described lands.

 

  1.       Lot 13, Block L.A., Plan G112

  2.       Lot 56, Block 3, Plan 99H00626

  3.       Lot 14, Block 66, Plan 77H09292

  4.       Lot 15, Block 28, Plan F4747

  5.       Lot 22, Block 10, Plan F3466

  6.       Lot 9, Block 9, Plan F3466

  7.       Lot 2, Block 33, Plan F4747

  8.       Lot 4, Block 107, Plan 98H07224

  9.       Lot 33, Block 2, Plan 99H01872

10.       Lot 2, Block 98, Plan 79H00113

11.       Lot 50, Block 1, Plan 99H00626

12.       Lot 1, Block 19, Plan F4747

13.       Lot 14, Block 27, Plan F4747

14.       Lot 2, Block 50, Plan D182

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

 

JOAN BERTING – APPLICTION TO MOVE HOUSE:

Doepker/Eaton

That we approve the request from Ms. Joan Berting to move a house from 715 – 9th Street to 703 – 6th Street.

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVENUE SHARING:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eaton/Winkel

That the City of Humboldt agree to the new proposed per capita distribution of the revenue sharing pool for cities.

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

 

TWO HOUR PARKING LIMIT DOWNTOWN:

Weyland/Doepker

That the Humboldt Senior Citizens Club be asked to contact the Humboldt Coop to determine whether they would be interested in leasing an area of their parking lot for the seniors at a nominal fee.

 

Further, that Ms. Colleen Jenkins be advised that the City of Humboldt will be investigating the possibility of leasing the CN parking lot located south of Yuen’s for parking.

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

 

IN MOTION PLANNING COMMITTEE:

Winkel/Weyland

That the City of Humboldt be declared an “in motion” community.

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY:

Eaton/Doepker

That Ms. Michelle Bankowski and Mr. David Gullacher be advised that as many members of Council as possible will attend the April 14th session by Wayne Robinson.

 

Further, that Meeting Room 3 of Jubilee Hall be made available for the event free of charge and that City Council take a partnering role with the group that will form during the session to further pursue the economic development planning process.

 

Furthermore, that the group be allowed continued access to

Mr. Ross Milnthorp for this process.

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE:

Doepker/Yaworski

That we sit in private session of the Committee of the Whole, the time being 10:05 p.m.

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

 

PRESENT IN THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE:

Mayor Dennis Korte, Councillor Leon Doepker, Councillor Jerry Weyland, Councillor Wendy Yaworski, Councillor Malcolm Eaton, Councillor Leon Winkel, Interim City Commissioner Ron Hilton, City Clerk Sandra Pauli

 

 

AUTHORITY:

The Committee met under Section 6(6) of the Local Authority of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

REVERT:

Doepker/Weyland

That we revert to the Regular Meeting of Council, the time being

10:40 p.m.

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

 

TAX ABATEMENT PROGRAM:

Doepker/Winkel

That Administration be directed to develop a tax abatement policy for any new development that would be undertaken before the end of 2005.

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUDGET MEETINGS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weyland/Yaworski

That Council meet at the following dates and times to discuss the proposed 2004 Capital and Operating Budgets.

 

1.         Monday, March 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

2.         Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

 

                                    Motion Carried.

 

 

ADJOURN:

Winkel/Doepker

That we do now adjourn, the time being 11:00 p.m.

 

                                    Motion Carried.