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 Deputy Reeve Cliff Martin at 10:05 a.m., Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the County Office in St. Paul, there being present the following:

Councillor Dwight DachDivision 2
Councillor Cliff MartinDivision 3
Councillor Maxine FodnessDivision 4
Councillor Frank SloanDivision 5
Councillor Laurent AmyotteDivision 6
Sheila KitzCAO
Tim MahdiukDirector of Community Services
Kyle AttanasioDirector of Corporate Services
Phyllis CorbiereExecutive Assistant
Mark ChileenDirector of Public Works 
Janice HuserSt. Paul Journal
Sandy BishopLakeland Connect 
Reeve Steve Upham 
Councillor Glen OckermanDivision 1

Councillor G. Ockerman entered the Council Room at 10:06 a.m. 

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1001

    to approve the minutes of the August 8, 2017 Council Meeting as presented.

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1002

    to adopt the Bank Reconciliation for the month ending August 31, 2017.


The following additions were made to the agenda:

8.10  Specialized HST/GST Online Course: Public Sector Bodies

8.11  Playground Installation Course

8.12  Request to Purchase Road Allowance

8.13  Garbage

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1003

    to adopt the agenda for the Regular Meeting of Council for September 12, 2017 with the above noted additions.


Janice Huser, St. Paul Journal and Sandy Bishop with Lakeland Connect, entered the Council Room at 10:26 a.m. 

Janice Huser, St. Paul Journal and Sandy Bishop, Lakeland Connect left the Council Room at 10:07 a.m. 

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1004

    to go in camera as per section 27 of the FOIP Act.

    Time:  10:07 a.m. 

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1005

    to revert to an open meeting.  

    Time:  10:26 a.m. 

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1006

    to negotiate with the owner of NE 13-57-8-W4 and seek legal opinion regarding accidental trespass on their property.

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1007

    to give third reading to Bylaw No. 2017-25, to repeal Community Aggregate Payment Levy Bylaw No. 2014-01.


Ardith Francis, Secretary of the Paul Haven Community and Tonia Proudlove, member of the Paul Haven Committee and Secretary of the Western Canadian Conference were admitted to the Council Room at 11:02 a.m. to request that Council consider cost sharing a waterline from the Ashmont Water Distribution Line at Township Road 595 and Range Road 112 North to their property at 59517 Range Road 112.  Following their presentation the delegation left the Council Room at 11:20 a.m. 

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1022

    to refer the request from the Edmonton New Church Society for the County to cost share the connection to the Ashmont Water Distribution Line to Strategic Planning.

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1008

    to approve a $200 donation for the Elk Point Grandparent Day Celebration.

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1009

    to ratify the donation of 40 yards of cold mix for the Elk Point Golf & Country Club.

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1010

    to approve a $50,000 grant for the Mallaig Ag Society and Mallaig Minor Hockey to offset the costs of the expenses required to prepare the building for the start of the hockey season.  

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1011

    to table Fire Protection Services Bylaw No. 2017-17 to the October Council Meeting.

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1012

    to give second reading to Bylaw No. 2017-02, to authorize the Council of the County of St. Paul to incur indebtedness by the issuance of debenture in the amount of $720,120 to bring water to the Hamlet of Mallaig.

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1013

    to give third reading to Bylaw No. 2017-02.

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1014

    to advertise the Reverse Osmosis unit that was used in the old Ashmont Fire Hall for sale, as it is no longer needed.  

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1015

    to deny the request from the St. Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church for trenching at the Cemetery as Public Works will not have time to do that work this year, but to assist the group to apply for the necessary permits through Alberta Environment and Alberta Transportation. 


Councillor F. Sloan left the Council Room at 10:45 a.m. 

Councillor F. Sloan entered the Council Room at 10:46 a.m. 

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1016

    to approve Kevin Maksymek, Park Attendant at Westcove, to take the Swimming Pool Operator Level 1 course offered by Alberta Recreation Facility Personnel on November 2 & 3 in Calgary, providing he commits to employment with the County of St. Paul for the next two seasons.     

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1017

    to file the list of committees with Members-at-Large to be appointed at the organizational meeting.  

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1018

    to approve Gina Laramee, Finance Technician and Darlene Smereka, Finance Officer, to take the Specialized HST/GST Online Course: Public Sector Bodies offered by the Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1019

    to approve one staff member to take the Theory and Practical Certification course for Children's Playspaces and Equipment Standards in Sherwood Park from October 30 to November 2, 2017. 

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1020

    to deny the request from the adjacent landowner to purchase the road allowance South of 27-55-9-W4, as per policy.

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1021

    to erect "No Littering" signs along Township Road 582 south of SE 15-58-9-W4. 



  • Resolution #CM20170912.1023

    to ratify a letter of support for the Hwy 28/63 Water Services Commission Inter-Basin Transfer application to service Whitefish Lake First Nations.  

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1024

    to accept the CAO report as presented. 

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1025

    to approve the budget to actual as of August 31, 2017.

  • Resolution #CM20170912.1026

    to file the listing of Accounts Payable as circulated:

    BatchCheque DateCheque Nos.Batch Amount
    20727August 01, 201729123$    1,000.00
    20749August 10, 2017Direct Deposit$  96,865.72
    20693August 10, 201729124 - 29234$928,151.68
    20765August 15, 201729235 - 29324$738,610.33
    20774August 19, 201729325 - 29344$933,127.53
    20787August 25, 201729345 - 29376$  59,373.27
    20797August 30, 2017Direct Deposit$  20,732.00
  • Resolution #CM20170912.1027

    to approve the Council Fees for the month of August, 2017 as amended.


Business on the agenda being concluded, Deputy Reeve Cliff Martin adjourned the meeting.  Time:  12:24 p.m.


These minutes approved this 10th day of October, 2017.



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Reeve                                                Chief Administrative Officer