County of St. Paul No 19

Council Meeting


Meeting #:
5015- 49 Avenue, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A4

The regular meeting of the Council of the County of St. Paul No. 19 was called to order by Reeve Steve Upham at 10:05 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the County Office in St. Paul, there being present the following:

Reeve Steve Upham 
Councillor Glen OckermanDivision 1
Councillor Dwight DachDivision 2
Councillor Cliff MartinDivision 3
Councillor Maxine FodnessDivision 4
Councillor Frank SloanDivision 5
Councillor Laurent AmyotteDivision 6
Sheila KitzCAO
Tim MahdiukAssistant CAO
Phyllis CorbiereExecutive Assistant
Leo deMoissacPublic Works Superintendent
Kyle AttanasioDir. Leg. & Comm Services
Janice HuserSt. Paul Journal
  • Resolution #CM20160510.1001

    to approve minutes of the April 12, 2016 Council Meeting as presented.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1002

    to approve minutes of the April 21, 2016 Special Council Meeting as presented.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1003

    to adopt the Bank Reconciliation for the month ending May, 2016.


The following additions were made to the agenda:

8.13  Mallaig Legion

8.14  St. Vincent Recreation Society

8.15  First Responders

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1004

    to adopt the agenda for the Regular Meeting of Council for May 10, 2016 with the above noted additions.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1005

    to go in camera as per sections 17 and 21 of the FOIP Act.

    Time: 10:10 a.m.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1006

    that Council return to an open meeting.  Time:  10:55 a.m.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1007

    to approve the salary grid for the parks staff, as per the recommendations of the parks committee. 

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1008

    that public works survey parking lot at McRae cemetery so it can be registered ......

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1009

    that administration follow the legal advice when they receive it, on how to proceed with the development on NE 1-58-10-W4.



  • Resolution #CM20160510.1010

    to set the reserve bids for the properties being offered for sale at the Public Auction of Lands, as advertised in the Alberta Gazette dated March 15, 2016 and the St. Paul Journal and Elk Point Review issue dated April 26, 2016.

    RollLegal DescriptionMarket ValueReserve Bid
    11622748Lot 5, Block 2, Plan 8020711$95,000$85,500
    11622749Lot 6, Block 2, Plan 8020711$384,000$345,600
  • Resolution #CM20160510.1011

    to appoint the auctioneer for the Public Auction of Lands scheduled for 11:30 a.m. today, May 10, 2016.


At 11:00 a.m. auctioneer Reeve Upham announced that he will offer for sale by Public Auction, all parcels listed for sale in the Alberta Gazette, dated March 15, 2016 and the St. Paul Journal issue of April 26, 2016 in respect of which redemption of taxes has not been affected.


He also stated that the sale of each parcel is subject to a reserve bid, to reservations and conditions in the existing certificate of titles and to the best of his knowledge the properties are vacant unless he indicates otherwise. He also stated that the properties with improvements do not include the sale of any contents. If any properties with improvements are sold at the public auction, the County will have 60 days from the date of the sale to remove the contents from the property. A deposit of 10% will be required with the balance payable after 60 days.


He advised that the properties are being offered for sale on an "as is" "where is" basis, and stated that the County of St. Paul No. 19 makes no representation and gives no warranty whatsoever as to the adequacy of services, soil conditions, land use zoning, buildings and development conditions, absence or presence of environmental contamination, or the ability to develop the subject land for any intended use by the purchaser.


He also indicated that the County of St. Paul No. 19 may, after the public auction, become owner of any parcel of land that is not sold at the public auction. The properties may be subject to G.S.T.


He then proceeded with the sale and disposed of each parcel as follows:

RollLegal DescriptionMarket ValueReserve BidDisposition
11622748Lot 5, Blk 2, Plan 8020711$95,000$85,500No Bid No Sale
11622749Lot 6, Blk 2, Plan 8020711$345,600$345,600No Bid No sale

Meredith Gillis, with the SPUR entered the Council Room at 11:30 a.m.


Anna Leskiw, President of the St. Paul Animal Shelter and Murray VanBeen, Project Manager were admitted to the Council Room at 11:30 a.m. to discuss their progress on the new animal shelter at NE 6-58-10-W4, which they plan to start in 2016.  They are requesting assistance from the County to remove the debris and cement, remove the old shed, strip the topsoil and stockpile the black dirt.  They also requested a donation of gravel.


Ms. Leskiw informed Council that the Towns of Elk Point, Lac La Biche and Two Hills have been contacted about the space available in the new animal shelter.  Following their presentation, the delegation left the Council Room at 11:43 a.m.

Councillor Ockerman left the Council Room at 11:45 a.m.

S/Sgt Lee Brachmann was admitted to the Council Room at 1:00 p.m. to provide the statistical update to Council.  Following his presentation, the delegation left the Council Room.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1012

    to approve the Elk Point Canada Day Committee's request for $2,500 to co-sponsor fireworks with the Town of Elk Point. 

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1013

    to ratify Councillor Dach's attendance at the Land Use 2016 Conference in Edmonton on May 4 & 5. 

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1014

    to approve the Cork Community Hall Association's funding request of $3,561.82, to help offset expenses for plumbing repairs in their Community Hall.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1015

    to approve 2 10 yard loads of gravel to be delivered within the County as per policy, for the 2nd Chance Trail Ride to be used as a Silent Auction Item.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1016

    to approve a $1,000 transportation grant for the Heritage Lodge Auxiliary.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1017

    to deny the request from the Kehewin Community Education Centre for sponsorship to help offset the costs of their graduation ceremony. 

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1018

    to approve the installation of larger yellow 60 km hour signs and "farm residence ahead" signs along Range Road 590, by SE 2-59-19-W4.  Additionally that Administration mulch trees in the County right of way and work with the owner to obtain an easement to mulch trees east and west of the property increasing visibility for the public traveling past that location.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1019

    to give first reading to Bylaw No. 2016-11, as it relates to rezoning 73.7956 acres in NE 1-58-10-W4 from Agricultural to Country Residential One (CR1)/Industrial Commercial (IC).

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1020

    that the applicant complete an Area Structure Plan on NE 1-58-10-W4 as per the County's General Municipal Servicing Standards Bylaw and that the ASP be completed prior to Bylaw 2016-11 proceeding to 2nd and 3rd reading.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1021

    to give first reading to Bylaw No. 2016-12, as it relates to rezoning 10 acres in N 1/2 NW 7-58-8-W4 from Agricultural to Country Residential One (CR1).

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1022

    to file the information on the Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP) Engagement Survey.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1023

    that Council resolves to relax enforcement of the County's Land Use Bylaw until December 1, 2016, as it relates to the number of RVs allowed on a property for the people displaced by the wild fires in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1024

    to defer tax payments on properties with mailing addresses in Fort McMurray, to December 1, 2016.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1025

    to deny the request from the Mallaig Legion to forgive their $50,000 interest free loan for the time being, and revisit the request at a later date.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1026

    to approve crackfilling and painting lines for the St. Vincent Recreation Society on their pickle ball courts, when the public works department is able to fit it into their schedule. 


Council acknowledged the efforts of the first responders and those who are helping with the evacuees at the Reception Centre.




  • Resolution #CM20160510.1027

    to accept the CAO Report as presented.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1028

    to register any Councillors who are available to attend the MGA Review sessions.


Reeve Upham provided an update on the the Evergreen Regional Waste Management Commission.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1029

    to accept the update as information.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1030

    to approve the budget to actual as of April 30, 2016.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1031

    to approve the Council Fees for the Month of April, 2016 as circulated.



Reeve Upham recessed the meeting at 12:27 p.m. and reconvened the meeting at 1:00 p.m. with all members of Council present.

  • Resolution #CM20160510.1032

    Motion to file the listing of Accounts Payable as circulated:

    BatchCheque DateCheque Nos.Batch Amount
    19315April 5, 201625528 - 25583$124,130.44
    19333April 12, 201625589 - 25632$449,730.46
    19348April 20, 201625633 - 25670$371,745.76
    19358April 29, 201625671 - 25723$215,628.02

Business on the agenda being concluded, Chairman S. Upham adjourned the meeting.  Time:  1:09 p.m.


These minutes approved this 14th day of June, 2016.



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Reeve                                                       Chief Administrative Officer