County of St. Paul No 19

Council Meeting


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

The 615th meeting of the Council of the County of St. Paul No. 19 was called to order by Reeve Steve Upham at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the County Office in St. Paul, there being present the following:

Reeve Steve Upham  
Councillor Glen Ockerman Division 1
Councillor Dwight Dach Division 2
Councillor Cliff Martin Division 3
Councillor Maxine Fodness Division 4
Councillor Frank Sloan Division 5
Councillor Alphonse Corbiere Division 6
Sheila Kitz CAO
Tim Mahdiuk Assistant CAO
Phyllis Corbiere Executive Assistant
Leo deMoissac Public Works Superintendent


  • Resolution #CM20130312.1001

    Motion to approve the minutes of the February 12, 2013 Council Meeting as presented.



Janice Huser, St. Paul Journal, entered the meeting at 10:08 a.m.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1002

    Motion to adopt the Bank Reconciliation for the month of February, 2013.


The following additions were made to the agenda:

7.22  Request for Sponsorship for Provincial Tournaments

7.23  Assets on Land Leases


  • Resolution #CM20130312.1003

    Motion to adopt the agenda for the Regular Meeting of Council for March 12, 2013 with the above noted additions.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1004

    Motion to table the Transfer Station Joint Use and Operation Agreement with the Town of Elk Point for further breakdown of expenditures in the budget.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1005

    Motion to table the request for a bridge at Fox Subdivision until Spring when the Public Works Department can look at the area and see what size of a bridge would be required.


Both names were placed in a hat in the presence of Council.  Administration pulled one name out of the hat; Dwayne and Sherill Bull.  The NE 2-62-12-W4 will be leased to Dwayne and Sherill Bull.

Dwayne and Sherrill Bull

January 31, 2013

County of St. Paul No. 19

Re: N.E. 2-62-12-4

To whom it may concern;

As per your Council meeting held on January 15 concerning the property N.E. 2-62-12-4 being made available for lease; we would like to lease this property for the 2013 lease of $258.31 as well as continue to lease yearly afterwards. As a successful lessee, we will maintain a comprehensive $2,000,000 general public liability insurance covering this property. A copy of proof of insurance along with signed copies of the lease agreements with payment will be submitted to the County.

We would also be interested in purchasing this property from the County when the County decides to put the property up for sale. We would also be interested in immediate purchase if this were an option available and agreed upon by the County.

Questions, comments, concerns, please contact Dwayne @         or Sherrill @ ,

Sincerely yours,

Dwayne Bull & Sherrill Bull



January 30, 2013

Dear Linda:

RE: N.E. 2-62-12-4

I am interested in leasing this parcel of land for pasture. I also agree with the terms and conditions that the county has outlined in your letter.

I should also make you aware that the north fence line is in very poor condition and I have brushed the fence line in order to rebuild the fence. However should someone else get the lease they should be advised that the cost of clearing this line is about $1,300.00 and I feel they should be the ones responsible for the rebuilding of the fence. Any questions I can be reached @.

Thank you,

Allan Tkachyk

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1006

    Motion to table this item until after item 7.23.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1032

    Motion to draw a name from a hat to determine who the county will lease the NE 2-62-12-W4 to.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1033

    Motion that the correspondence received from both parties stating that they are interested in leasing the NE 2-62-12-W4 be attached to the minutes.


Sgt. Darrell Mc Pherson with the St. Paul RCMP Detachment was admitted to the Council Room at 11:30 a.m. to present Council with Statistical data for 2012.  Council then discussed priorities and thanked the RCMP for their continued visibility around the lakes and parks.


Sgt. Darrell Mc Pherson left the Council Room at 11:50 a.m.

Councillor Glen Ockerman left the meeting at 11:50 a.m.




  • Resolution #CM20130312.1007

    Motion to approve the following land leases for renewal for 2013:

    SW 18-56-3-W4 Lanni Bristow
    PNE 8-56-4-W4 Craig Lorenson         


  • Resolution #CM20130312.1008

    Motion to ratify Councillor Cliff Martin's attendance at the Community Water Consultation Workshop on February 27, 2013 in LaCorey.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1009

    Motion to ratify Danny Weinmeier's attendance at the Alberta Water and Wastewater Operators Training Conference from March 11 to 15, 2013 in Banff.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1010

    Motion to file the information on the Growing Rural Tourism Conference.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1011

    Motion to approve Glenn Zayac and Marion Yacyshyn to attend the 2013 Alberta Assessors' Association Conference in Edmonton from April 22-26, 2013.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1012

    Motion to approve all of Council, Dennis Bergheim, Jack Vanden Berg, Keith Kornelson and Sheila Kitz to attend the 2013 Provincial ASB Summer Tour from July 8 to 11, 2013 in Bonnyville.





  • Resolution #CM20130312.1013

    Motion to give first reading to Bylaw No. 2013-04, Licence Agreement for undeveloped road allowance between SE 17-59-11-W4 and SW 16-59-11-W4.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1014

    Motion to give first reading to Bylaw No. 2013-06, which is a Well Drilling Equipment Tax Bylaw that allows a municipality to impose a tax in respect of equipment used to drill a well for which a license is required under the Oil and Gas Conservation Act.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1015

    Motion to give second reading to Bylaw No. 2013-06.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1016

    Motion to present Bylaw No. 2013-06 at this meeting for third and final reading.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1017

    Motion to give third reading to Bylaw No. 2013-06.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1018

    Motion to give first reading to Bylaw No. 2013-01, to amend Land Use Bylaw No. 1486 as it relates to rezoning PNE 35-58-10-W4 from Agricultural to one lot of Industrial/Commercial and three lots of Country Residential.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1019

    Motion to approve the Emergent Resolution for Funding of Approved Water for Life Projects Based on Actual Total Costs, whick will be presented at the AAMD&C Spring Convention.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1020

    Motion to table Change Order #6 on the Ashmont Lottie Lake Transmission Line, for further information.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1021

    Motion to approve the Safety Codes Services Agreement with Superior Safety Codes Inc. effective March 12, 2013.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1022

    Motion to deny the request from the St. Paul Alliance Church to waive or reduce the permit fees (Permit No. B 0002 13 MU) for the addition of a foyer and sanctuary space onto their existing building.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1023

    Motion to approve a $1,000 transportation grant for 2013 for the St. Paul Senior Citizens Club.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1024

    Motion to award the proceeds from the Rodeo supper for Friday August 30, 2013 to the NEAT Club and St. Paul Pathfinders, Girl Guides.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1025

    Motion to file the letter from the Library Board thanking Council for their continued support.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1026

    Motion that Administration draft a letter to Alberta Health Services supporting the Town of Elk Point for the continued full operation of the Elk Point Health Centre.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1027

    Motion to deny the request from the Elk Point Golf & Country Club for MSI funding and for cold mix for the golf cart paths.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1028

    Motion to approve the 50/50 cost share with the landowner for the construction of the road to the proposed new subdivision in NW 22-55-8-W4.


Councillor Frank Sloan left the Council Room at 11:15 a.m. as he is the adjacent landowner to the property.

Councillor Frank Sloan entered the Council Room at 11:17 a.m.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1029

    Motion to deny the request from the Lakelander's Trail Club to cut through the SW 29-60-11-W4 to access their property located on NW 29-60-11-W4 and suggest that they build the access on the quarter line. 


  • Resolution #CM20130312.1034

    Motion that Council go in camera at 12:12 p.m. to discuss a land and legal issue.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1035

    Motion that Council return to an open meeting at 1:20 p.m.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1036

    Motion to send a letter to the MD of Bonnyville and Lac La Biche County advising that the County of St. Paul is considering increasing their fees substantially for wolf carcasses and requesting that they do the same in a joint effort to reduce the number of wolves in the area.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1030

    Motion to approve the following grants as per policy ADM-51:

    $500 - Elk Point Pee Wee Hockey Team

    $500 - St. Paul Pee Wee Hockey Team

    $500 - Ashmont Sr. High Girls School Volleyball Team


Council discussed the assets on the County properties that are owned by the lessees and how to address them when the properties are sold.  Council also discussed what the province does when they sell lease land and whether or not the County wants to follow the same procedures. 

Councillor Glen Ockerman entered the meeting at 12:05 p.m.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1031

    Motion that the leaseholder has the right to first refusal on any sale of County land and that the clause be added into the County's current Lease Agreement.




Tim Mahdiuk read aloud the CAO report.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1037

    Motion to file the CAO report as information.

  • Resolution #CM20130312.1038

    Motion to file the listing of Accounts Payable as circulated:

    Batch Cheque Date Cheque Nos. Batch Amount
    16745 February 3, 2013 16589-16639 $    93,705.31
    16757 February 9, 2013 16640-16691 $   313,177.92
    16790 February 27, 2013 16692-16776 $1,756,862.41


  • Resolution #CM20130312.1039

    Motion to approve the Council Fees for the Month of February, 2012 as circulated.


Business on the agenda being concluded, Chairman S. Upham adjourned the meeting.  Time:  1:34 p.m.


These minutes approved this 9th day of April, 2012. 


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Reeve                                                       Chief Administrative Officer