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, January 8, 2018 at the County Office in St. Paul, there being present the following:

Reeve Steve Upham 
Councillor Darrell YounghansDivision 1
Councillor Kevin WirstaDivision 2
Councillor Cliff MartinDivision 3
Councillor Maxine FodnessDivision 4
Councillor Dale Hedrick Division 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
  • Resolution #CM20180109.1001

    to approve the minutes of the December 12, 2017 Council Meeting with the following corrections:

    Present-replace previous Councillor's names with new Councillor's names

    Resolution #CM20171212.1037 - GG Baker should read CG Baker

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1002

    to approve the minutes of the December 19, 2017 Special Council Meeting as presented.

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1003

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


The following additions were made to the agenda:

5.1  In Camera Items - Section 17 of the FOIP Act regarding Medical Information 

8.12  New Antibiotic Protocol

8.13  Resolution for Rural Crime 

8.14  Alberta CARE Conference

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1004

    to adopt the agenda for the Regular Meeting of Council for January 9, 2018 with the above noted additions.


Janice Huser, St. Paul Journal and Sandy Bishop, Lakeland Connect left the Council Room at 10:13 a.m. 

Janice Huser and Sandy Bishop entered the Council Room at 10:30 a.m. 

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1005

    to go in camera as per Section 27 of the FOIP Act for a legal opinion on a utility billing and a letter for a County resident, Section 29 for a grant received and Section 17 for medical information.  Time: 10:13 a.m. 

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1006

    that Council return to an open meeting at 10:30 a.m. 

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1007

    to give first reading to Utility Bylaw 2018-01, to provide clarification on the bylaw. 

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1008

    to give second reading to Bylaw No. 2018-01.

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1009

    to present Bylaw No. 2018-01 for third and final reading.  

    Carried Unamimously
  • Resolution #CM20180109.1010

    to give third reading to Bylaw No. 2018-01.


Connie Henderson and Kim Saranchuk, Lindbergh residents, entered the Council Room at 10:57 a.m. to discuss their request for 15 street lights on existing poles in Lindbergh.  The residents requested what Council would consider a reasonable number of new lights and clarification on how the lights are paid for.  The residents were informed that the County is doing a Street Light Feasibility Study with the neighbouring municipalities, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.    


Following their presentation, the delegation left the Council Room at 11:11 a.m. 

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1027

    to table the request from the Lindbergh residents for the installation of street lights in their subdivision, until the Street Light Feasibility Study is completed.


Glenda Farnden, Municipal Relations Liaison with the STARS Foundation was admitted to the Council Room at 11:40 a.m. to give a presentation on STARS which has been serving Alberta for 32 years.  She spoke about their specialized equipment and the services they provide.  Mrs. Farnden also provided a breakdown of the types of missions they respond to, with the largest percentage being Medical Emergencies.  They average approximately 4 missions per month to the County of St. Paul. 


Following her presentation, the delegation requested that Council consider providing continued support of $2.00 per capita for 2018 or provide a four-year commitment for funding.  The delegation left the Council Room at 12:08 p.m. 

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1029

    to provide STARS with a donation of $2.00 per capita in the amount of $12,936 for 2018.

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1011

    to approve a $3,000 grant for the St. Paul Alberta Pickleball Club to purchase a pitching machine including accessories.  

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1012

    to file the 2017 Summary of Donations, as per Policy ADM-14 for information.

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1013

    to accept the 4th Quarter of the 2017 Strategic Plan with a correction to the reporting on the Coyote Bounty from 100 to 350 on page 54.

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1014

    to approve Reeve Upham's attendance at the meeting with MLA Dave Hanson on January 10, 2018 to discuss healthcare delivery in the St. Paul area.

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1015

    to approve Keith Kornelsen to attend the 2018 FarmTech Conference in Edmonton on January 30 and February 1.  

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1016

    to approve Reeve Upham's attendance at the 2018 RhPAP Community Conference on April 11 and 12, 2018 in Brooks.  

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1017

    to appoint Darrell Younghans as Vice Chair for the Ag Service Board, who will then vote on behalf of the County of St. Paul at the 2018 Provincial ASB Conference.

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1018

    to appoint Kevin Wirsta as the second vote for the County of St. Paul during the 2018 Provincial ASB Conference. 

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1019

    to file the following information on the net sales of the equipment sold at the Mitchner Allen Auction:  

    • $31,265 - 1985 CAT D7G
    • $4,232 - 2008 Schulte SDX-110 3 point hitch Snow Blower
    • $1,365 - Loader Sweeper - attachment for JD7200 Tractor 
  • Resolution #CM20180109.1020

    to approve the construction of an approach to the NE 14-55-9-W4 off of Highway 881, at Alberta Transportation's expense.

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1021

    to approve the construction of a private driveway on NE 14-55-9-W4 from the property line for approximately 100 metres, at the landowner's expense, to be constructed at the same time that the approach is being constructed.



  • Resolution #CM20180109.1022

    to cancel the following Education and Municipal Taxes for the 2017 tax year as per section 347 of the MGA:

    Roll 2017 Municipal Tax2017 Education TaxTotal to be Cancelled 
    60000070$     57.79$   12.49$     70.28
    60000420$   329.59$   71.26$   400.85
    60000900$1,250.07$ 270.29$1,520.36
    60000480$   185.13$   40.03$   225.16
     $ 1,822.58$ 394.07$2,216.65
  • Resolution #CM20180109.1023

    to cancel the penalties accumulated for 2017:

    Roll NumberAmount to be Cancelled
    60000070$   9.35
    60000420$  53.32
    60000480$  29.94
  • Resolution #CM20180109.1024

    to set the date for the Public Auction of Lands for May 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.


Council discussed the new protocol for antibiotics to treat animals and the VSI program which finances 50% of select veterinary procedures, which is available in neighboring municipalities.  Following a discussion, the item was ordered filed.  

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1025

    to bring forward a resolution for Increased Crown Prosecutor Staffing Levels for Rural Municipalities to the AAMDC Zone 5 meeting on January 11, 2018.

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1026

    to approve Reeve Upham to attend the Alberta CARE Conference from February 27 to March 2, 2018 in Brooks.








  • Resolution #CM20180109.1028

    Motion to file the CAO report for information.

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1030

    to approve the preliminary budget to actual as of December 31, 2017.

  • Resolution #CM20180109.1031

    to file the listing of Accounts Payable as circulated:

    BatchCheque DateCheque Nos.Batch Amount
    21011Dec. 3, 201730037 - 30098$236,441.47
    21026Dec. 5, 2017Direct Deposit$  15,055.85
    21043Dec. 11, 201730099 - 30174$674,704.27
    21060Dec. 16, 201730175 - 21060$382,116.74
    21064Dec. 18, 2017Direct Deposit$  92,744.94
    21084Dec. 21, 201730253 - 30293$144,308.80


    Councillor Darrell Younghans abstained from voting as he is a payee in this accounts payable listing.


Nothing to report



Business on the agenda being concluded, Chairman S. Upham adjourned the meeting.  Time:  12:16 p.m.


These minutes approved this 13th day of February, 2018.



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Reeve                                                Chief Administrative Officer