Com­mit­tee re­view­ing pro­pos­als for Mun­son Fire Hall

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A reg­u­lar meet­ing of the Coun­cil of Star­land County was held in the Ad­min­is­tra­tion Of­fice, Mor­rin, Al­berta, on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 14, 2016, com­menc­ing at 9:00 a.m.

Present: Reeve: Bar­rie Hoover; Deputy Reeve: Allen Avra­menko; Coun­cil­lors: Murray Mar­shall, Bob Sar­gent and Steven Wannstrom; Staff : CAO R. Rawlusyk; Special Projects Man­ager M. Kreke; Record­ing Sec­re­tary S. Bre­mer

Chief Ad­min­is­tra­tive Of­fi­cer Ross Rawlusyk re­viewed his CAO Report with Coun­cil. High­lights of his report in­cluded the fol­low­ing: • Al­berta In­fra­struc­ture and Trans­porta­tion an­nounced a bi­lat­eral agree­ment that will make more than $1.08 Bil­lion in fund­ing avail­able un­der two new fed­eral pro­grams, those being the Pub­lic Tran­sit In­fra­struc­ture Fund and the Clean Wa­ter and Waste­water Fund. • Sev­eral su­per­vi­sors were trained on the E-Com­pli­ance Safety Tool which we are presently im­ple­ment­ing. The use of this tool will greatly as­sist our Safety Staff in eval­u­at­ing this pro­gram and will help with the au­dit process as well. • The Prov­ince re­cently added a sur­vey to their web­site to al­low peo­ple to share their thoughts about com­pul­sory hel­met use for Off-High­way Ve­hi­cles. They are also tar­get­ing ex­ces­sive speed and hope to im­ple­ment more se­vere penal­ties for con­vic­tions in this re­gard. • Staff re­viewed all the records we have re­lated to Chi­nook Pipe­line, as we re­ceived a no­tice that they have gone into re­ceiver­ship. This in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­firmed that Star­land County does not owe any funds to Chi­nook Pipe­line and also iden­ti­fied that we re­ceived a cheque in the amount of $41,475.00 for fenc­ing and recla­ma­tion items that Chi­nook Pipe­line did not com­plete in their con­tract. • We re­ceived 7 pro­pos­als for our RFP for the ar­chi­tec­tural de­sign of the Mun­son Fire Hall. The com­mit­tee hopes to re­view the pro­pos­als later this week and short list the ap­pli­cants for a re­view and interview process. • The United States Fed­eral Motor Car­rier Safety Ad­min­is­tra­tion has is­sued a new re­quire­ments for all pro­fes­sional car­ri­ers cross­ing the bor­der. Start­ing on Septem­ber 15, all com­mer­cial and pro­fes­sional driv­ers with a Class 3 Al­berta driver’s li­cence will be re­quired to have a med­i­cal con­fir­ma­tion let­ter from the Gov­ern­ment of Al­berta to en­ter the United States. • The last trans­fer of Tax Re­cov­ery lands from the Prov­ince to Star­land County has just been com­pleted. We will be re­quired to get a land ap­praisal com­pleted and that value will be added to our land in­ven­tory at year end. This prop­erty is the NE 36-30-16-W4M.

In the ab­sence of Pub­lic Works Su­per­vi­sor Al Pratt, CAO Rawlusyk re­viewed the Pub­lic Works Report with Coun­cil. High­lights of this report in­cluded the fol­low­ing: - Reg­u­lar main­te­nance and works are on-go­ing, in­clud­ing in­stalling signs, cul­verts, ap­proaches, haul­ing gravel, ham­let clean-up days, road­side mow­ing, etc. - They started on lev­el­ling the new Drumheller soc­cer field pad. - Units for sale at Richie Broth­ers Auc­tion were cleaned up prior to the sale. - Unit 700, the 2013 Ken­worth gravel truck caught fire on Mon­day, Septem­ber 12 and sev­eral em­ploy­ees were in­volved with this in­ci­dent. - The 2016 gravel pro­gram is now com­plete. The gravel crew com­pleted 150 miles plus 58 miles of add-ons.

CAO Rawlusyk dis­cussed with Coun­cil the re­quire­ments un­der the MGA to hold an an­nual Or­ga­ni­za­tion Meet­ing of Coun­cil.

Moved that as per Sec­tion 192(1 ) of the Mu­nic­i­pal Gov­ern­ment Act, an Or­ga­ni­za­tional Meet­ing of Star­land County Coun­cil be set for Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 26, 2016, in the Star­land County Ad­min­is­tra­tion Of­fice, com­menc­ing at 9:00 a.m. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

Cor­re­spon­dence was re­ceived from Ogilvie LLP, ad­vis­ing that they are act­ing on be­half of the Al­berta Lo­cal Au­thor­i­ties Re­cip­ro­cal In­surance Ex­change (ALARIE). ALARIE is seek­ing Court ap­proval of its ex­pen­di­tures and its pro­posed dis­tri­bu­tion of its re­main­ing as­sets. The per­cent­age of its as­sets pro­posed to be dis­trib­uted to Star­land County is 1.16%, re­sult­ing in a pay­ment to Star­land County in the amount of $157,125.57, based on the in­di­vid­ual con­tri­bu­tions and claims by each or­ga­ni­za­tion in­sured by ALARlE. An in­vi­ta­tion to at­tend one of three we­bi­nars to be con­ducted Septem­ber 19, Septem­ber 30 and Oc­to­ber 12, 2016 has been ex­tended if fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is re­quired.

At 11:15 a.m., Man­ager Riep at­tended the meet­ing and re­viewed his Mu­nic­i­pal Ser­vices Report with Coun­cil. High­lights of his report in­cluded the fol­low­ing: - Crews have been busy with wa­ter sys­tem re­pairs, ceme­tery work, mow­ing in recre­ation ar­eas, ham­lets and ceme­ter­ies, daily wa­ter sys­tem mon­i­tor­ing and test­ing and bac­te­ri­o­log­i­cal sam­pling. - Most of the sum­mer crew has left to re­turn to school. Gino is off on med­i­cal leave in­def­i­nitely and Danielle has been pro­moted into the lead op­er­a­tor po­si­tion. Glen will also be bring­ing in a full time labourer to help with the wa­ter op­er­a­tions. - They were alerted to a ma­jor wa­ter leak on the sys­tem feed­ing north out of Craigmyle. Lo­cat­ing the leak is ex­tremely dif­fi­cult at this time of year due to un­har­vested crops, how­ever they have lo­cated two sep­a­rate leaks so far. - The chlo­rine anal­yser for the Mor­rin sta­tion be­came out­dated and re­quired re­place­ment. This unit has now been re­placed with a more user friendly unit which is read­ily cal­i­brated and main­tain­able with­out special equip­ment or tech­ni­cal sup­port. - Glen has been work­ing with MPE and sup­pli­ers on up­grades to the Rum­sey Wa­ter Sta­tion in an at­tempt to re­main com­pli­ant un­der our wa­ter ap­proval. The chlo­rine anal­yser is to be in­stalled later this month and other up­grades in­clude an UV dis­in­fec­tion and cir­cu­lat­ing pumps within the cis­tern. The size of the build­ing is also cre­at­ing is­sues, as there is lit­tle or no room for any up­grades or equip­ment, so we may try to ex­pand the ex­ist­ing struc­ture and keep­ing the plant op­er­a­tional. -A coin­less op­er­at­ing sys­tem has now been in­stalled in the Michichi Truck­fill Sta­tion. - The fish­ing derby at Michichi Dam was very suc­cess­ful with 76 par­tic­i­pants in the event. The event raised $1,000 which will be do­nated to the Drumheller and Area Food Bank. - They have com­pleted some trench­ing of the power lines from the so­lar pan­els into the CLV Truck­fill Sta­tion and are wait­ing for Goose Creek to make the fi­nal in­te­gra­tion of the sys­tem.

The com­mit­tee to re­view the RFP’s for the Mun­son Fire­hall and Truck­fill Sta­tion will meet on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 21 at 11:00 a.m.

At 11:50 a.m., Man­ager Riep de­parted from the meet­ing.

The CAAMDC Dis­trict 2 Zone Meet­ing will be held Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 14, 2016 at Aca­dia Val­ley Com­mu­nity Hall.

The Mun­son Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion pro­vided a fi­nan­cial / fund rais­ing up­date for their new com­mu­nity cen­tre. They are pro­ject­ing that their of­fi­cial grand open­ing will be held on Oc­to­ber 13, 2016.

Moved that Star­land County do­nate $30,000.00 to the Mun­son Com­mu­nity Hall As­so­cia- tion to as­sist them in com­plet­ing the con­struc­tion of their new com­mu­nity hall. MO­TION CAR­RIED.

CAO Rawlusyk re­viewed with Coun­cil, the Owner’s De­tail Report Sales Sum­mary re­ceived from Ritchie Bros. Auc­tion­eers for the items sold at their re­cent auc­tion. Three graders and a wheel loader were sold for a net to­tal of $295,475.00.

CAO Rawlusyk re­viewed in­for­ma­tion from his re­cent meet­ing with stake­hold­ers for the Delia School up­grade and/ or re­place­ment. A value scop­ing work­shop was un­der­taken by Al­berta Ed­u­ca­tion with Prairie Land Re­gional Di­vi­sion in Delia on April 18 and 19, 2016. From this work­shop, Al­berta Ed­u­ca­tion will look at the op­tions, the costs and the space uti­liza­tion that would re­sult from each op­tion. There is also an op­por­tu­nity for PLRD to have dis­cus­sions with the Vil­lage and the County re­gard­ing po­ten­tial part­ner­ships and con­tri­bu­tions to en­hance a fu­ture project. It was noted that al­though a mod­ern­iza­tion of Delia School is on the list of un­funded cap­i­tal projects an­nounced in the re­cent pro­vin­cial bud­get, no fund­ing ap­provals are in place.

Cor­re­spon­dence was re­ceived from Pal­liser Re­gional Mu­nic­i­pal Ser­vices, ad­vis­ing that the County’s ap­pli­ca­tion to sub­di­vide a por­tion of the S.E.1/4 8«-31-1 7-W4M, was ap­proved sub­ject to the fol­low­ing con­di­tions: (1) Reg­is­tra­tion of the sub­di­vi­sion by means suit­able to the Regis­trar of the Land Ti­tles Of­fice, [Sec­tion 81 and 89 of the Land Ti­tles Act]; (2) All out­stand­ing taxes to be paid to the mu­nic­i­pal­ity [Sec­tion 654 (‘l)(d) of the Mu­nic­i­pal Gov­ern­ment Act]; (3) Sat­is­fac­tory ar­range­ment to be made with the mu­nic­i­pal­ity for the pro­vi­sion of ser­vices, at the cost of the de­vel­oper, [Sec­tion 655 of the Mu­nic­i­pal Gov­ern­ment Act]; (4) Con­cur­rent reg­is­tra­tion of util­ity ease­ments and rights-of-«way as re­quired by rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties [Sec­tion 654(1)(a) of the Mu­nic­i­pal Gov­ern­ment Act]; (5) Pay­ment of Cash-In-Lieu for Mu­nic­i­pal Re­serve ac­cord­ing to [Sec­tion 661 (b) of the Mu­nic­i­pal Gov­ern­ment Act] in the cash equiv­a­lent of the ap­praised value of 10% of the de­vel­opable land area as de­ter­mined by an in­de­pen­dent mar­ket value ap­praisal, with the ac­tual land area to be de­ter­mined by the fi­nal sur­vey [Sec­tion 667(1) of the Mu­nic­i­pal Gov­ern­ment Act].

CAO Rawlusyk dis­cussed the work that has been tak­ing place in re­gards to gath­er­ing in­for­ma­tion on the old school sites within Star­land County. Dorothy Gwynn, to­gether with sev­eral Star­land res­i­dents, have been gath­er­ing in­for­ma­tion on all of the old school sites. Some of th­ese sites have his­tor­i­cal sig­nage placed on them, rec­og­niz­ing the pre­vi­ous school pres­ence, but sev­eral sites have yet to have sig­nage placed there. Dorothy has pre­pared a map of all the sites as well as a list of schools that don’t have his­tor­i­cal sig­nage. CAO Rawlusyk noted that Bill Greer had a sign made and erected at the Hil­lview School this past year and sug­gested that Coun­cil con­sider de­vel­op­ing a pro­gram to place signs at all the re­main­ing un­signed school sites.

Moved that Star­land County Coun­cil de­velop a pro­gram to iden­tify and have signs pre­pared and placed at all the old school sites within the County that don’t presently have sig­nage iden­ti­fy­ing th­ese his­tor­i­cal sites; and that four signs be pur­chased and erected each year un­til all his­tor­i­cal school sites are signed. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY. Moved that Star­land Coun­re­im­burse Wil­liam Greer $878.33 for the cost of pur­chas­ing and erect­ing the Hil­lview School sign. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

The next reg­u­lar meet­ing of the Coun­cil of Star­land County will be held in the Star­land

County Ad­min­is­tra­tion Of­fice, Mor­rin, Al­berta, on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 28, 2016, com­menc­ing at 8:00 am.

So with all the fog we have been hav­ing do we dare think about the win­ter that is com­ing our way?

The Mun­son 300 Raf­fle Draw lucky win­ner for Oc­to­ber 22 was Jeanette Kowalchuk of Drumheller. Con­grat­u­la­tions Jeanette, and thank you for buy­ing a ticket.

We had a spec­tac­u­lar turnout for the Tur­key Sup­per at the hall on Oc­to­ber 20. I’m not sure if it’s the new hall but the meal tasted su­per de­li­cious. Thank you to all the vol­un­teers who do­nated food and helped out.

Vol­ley­ball is in full swing with the Se­nior High boys at Prairie Chris­tian Academy on Wed­nes­day and then Youngstown plays in Mor­rin on Thurs­day. Ju­nior High boys are at Big Val­ley on Thurs­day. The Se­nior girls head to Vul­can for a tour­na­ment this week­end. Go Mus­tangs!

The Ju­nior and Se­nior High will be at­tend­ing WE Day on Wed­nes­day in Cal­gary. It will be a fun filled day with some great mo­ti­va­tional speak­ers.

The Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­mony at the school will be held on Novem­ber 4.

There was also a very good turnout for the An­nual School Awards which was held on Oc­to­ber 21 at the school gym. Once again thank you to all the spon­sors who con­trib­ute to the awards each year, it is through the com­mu­nity sup­port that the pro­gram is able to con­tinue.

There are still a few tick­ets left for the Mun­son Ladies Night on Oc­to­ber 28 start­ing at 7:00. Call Terra Adams at 403-823-4510 for de­tails and ticket in­for­ma­tion.

Novem­ber is Di­a­betes Aware­ness Month so the Mor­rin Lions will be hold­ing a pub­lic in­for­ma­tion ses­sion the evening of Tues­day, Novem­ber 22 at the Mor­rin hall. The evening will in­clude in­for­ma­tion on types of di­a­betes, pre­di­a­betes, ex­er­cise and nu­tri­tion.

Mark your cal­en­dars: the Mor­rin Santa Break­fast will be De­cem­ber 4 at the Mor­rin Hall and the Mun­son Santa Break­fast will be on De­cem­ber 18.

There will be a Ru­ral Crime Watch An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing on Novem­ber 16 at the Diana Restau­rant start­ing with sup­per at 6:00. Sup­per will be avail­able for an ex­tra cost. The meet­ing will start at 7:00.

It’s nice to see a bit of grain dust in the air on the week­end. Let’s hope we see it again very soon.

Have a good week and be kind to those around you.

Mun­son Mail

Becky Kowalchuk 403-823-9264

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