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					                     MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL HELD SEPTEMBER 05, 2006
                     AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS IN THE TURNER VALLEY MUNICIPAL
                     CENTRE AT 223 MAIN STREET N.E.


               CALL TO ORDER

               PRESENT

                Mayor Marjorie Straub                      Councillor Dona Fluter
                Deputy Mayor Teresa Dujay                  CAO Stan Ogrodniczuk
                Councillor John Blakeman                   Recording Secretary Corinne Verstraten
                Councillor Harvey Schaffer                 Financial Manager Danielle Gosselin
                Councillor Barry Williamson

                ADOPTION OF AGENDA

2006-09-05-1    Motion by Councillor Schaffer to adopt the Agenda as presented.

                Carried

                QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD

                Roxanne Walsh commented that the Town of Turner Valley had purchased a 46 acre parcel
                of land for the purpose of building a raw water reservoir. This property had previously had or
                still has oil and gas wells on it. Her questions were as follows; what kind of research and
                testing done, had an analysis of ground water flow had been down, if there had been ground
                water mapping performed, the nature of site and the types of wells that were located on the
                parcel and what impact would they have on the liner for the reservoir that has been planned
                and if the town had investigated the options of other types of other liners. And lastly who are
                the partners and what are they doing to assist with the reservoir.

                She also had notified the EUB regarding the types of wells that were located on the land and
                formally requested that with the historic use of the site that the testing should expand to
                include the heavy metals, etc.

                These concerns were made verbally and a written letter was presented to council and a
                response is requested in writing.


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                BUSINESS ARISING OUT OF THE PREVIOUS MINUTES

                Action Items

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                DELEGATIONS

                None
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               ADMINISTRATION REPORTS

               Chief Administrative Officer

               Report presented to Council.

               Questions presented by Councillor Fluter were as follows; according to her information there
               had been 4 years of research and testing done on the site that the town had purchased for
               the new raw water reservoir. The present CAO was not here at the time, however he said
               that all the professional individuals and companies had done all the necessary testing. The
               lines in the ground were steam lines, the wells were dry and or orphaned wells. Testing had
               been done every 3 cubic meters as requested, if at any time there is testing of contaminates
               that cannot be explained adequately the work will stop immediately. Any concerns raised by
               professionals would be addressed and solved. Alberta Environment had questions with the
               28 test holes; their technicians had walked the property with the CAO for hours explaining
               and clarifying the questions at that time.

               How long will Alberta Environment hold this up? It is presently not known, this delay has
               lasted for the past 5 weeks. The information has been forwarded by Alberta Environment to
               the person who registered the application of concern.

               Everything that has been required and others concerns have been addressed as requested.

               Councillor Williamson was concerned about the grant monies applied for and that if it has
               been found that the town has acted with due process and due diligence, if there can there be
               some accountability if the process of expressing letters of concern is made without due
               process (the objective to delay the movement forward, without adequate proof of the lack of
               input and investigation)

               Fluter asked about the two new employees for the Public Works Department.

2006-09-05-2   Motion by Councillor Dujay to accept the CAO report as presented and explained.

               Carried

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               ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES

               Regular Meeting of Council held July 06, 2006

2006-09-05-3   Motion by Councillor Williamson to accept the Minutes as presented.

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               UPCOMING MEETINGS




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               NEW BUSINESS

               Fortis Alberta application to increase the franchise fee.

2006-09-05-4   Motion by Councillor Fluter that the franchise fee not be increased.

               Carried

               Part-time Funding Employment of the Municipal Clerk at the RCMP office is not required any
               longer.

               Westend Regional Sewage Services Commission is having an individual coming in to speak
               about impacts of amalgamation. Only extra monies would be available to do the study.

               Awarding of Tenders for Raw Water

               CAO requested that this matter be tabled

2006-09-05-5   Motion by Councillor Fluter that this issue be tabled.

               Carried

               Calgary Regional Partnership
                  A. Implementation Grant –
                  B. Exploration Grant – Regional GIS Service Project
                  C. Exploration Grant – Regional Growth & Sustainability Framework

               Written report presented, CAO recommended the support of Resolutions. If there is interest
               within the report then part of the report will focus on the questions presented by Council.

2006-09-05-6   Motion by Councillor Schaffer to support point A.

2006-09-05-7   Motion by Deputy Mayor Dujay to support point B.

2006-09-05-8   Motion by Councillor Williamson to support point C.

               Carried

               Alberta Community Development, Sheep Valley Protected Areas Draft Management Plan

2006-09-05-1   Motion by Councillor Schaffer to table the discussion of this Plan.

               Accept the resignation of Councillor Robert Cress

2006-09-05-2   Motion by Councillor Blakeman to accept the resignation of Robert Cress.

               The appointment of Councillor Fluter and Councillor Blakeman as secondary to Boys & Girls
               Club and Mayor Straub to the cemetery committee.

2006-09-05-3   Motion by Councillor Williamson to accept these nominations


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               Carried

               Change the office hours to in order to give better service to the residents.

2006-09-05-4   Motion by Councillor Fluter to approve the longer hours.

               Carried

               Mayerthorpe Fallen Four Memorial Society Kids 4 Cops

               Table the request to the following meeting.

2006-09-05-5   Motion by Councillor Fluter to table the request.

               Carried

               Request for a decision, to discuss the % of Majority on the Plebiscite Vote.

               How to reach the correct %? BD has decided to ask for a 75% in favor of amalgamation.
               Williamson suggested that the use of the phrase of “reasonable majority” without defining a
               specific %.

               Recommendation to table the issue and present the matter back to the amalgamation
               meeting.

2006-09-05-6   Motion by Councillor Fluter to table the discussion to the next amalgamation meeting on
               September 11th in Black Diamond.

               Resolution from council to approve the CAMRIF Grant Application for the South West
               Sanitary Collection project.

               Recommendation to table this for the in camera meeting.

2006-09-05-7   Motion by Councillor Williamson to table this for the in camera meeting.

               Carried

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               COMMITTEE REPORTS
               To be submitted at the next meeting

               C06I05-07
               CORRESPONDENCE (hard copies in file

               CPEF Region 3 News; revised dates for the conference. Information on FOIPP workshops
               and information on the role of the liaison positions and more…

               CRP Vision Workshop Notes & Invitation for Sept 15 at Fort Calgary.

               AUMA/AMSC 2006 Annual Tradeshow, October 4 & 5 2006.




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                                                                        Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council

               Response from Calgary Regional Partnership’s, reference to Amalgamation Turner Valley &
               Black Diamond

               Letter from Roxanne Walsh, ref. to meeting of August 17, 2006

               Annual report for Eagle Women’s Emergency Shelter.

               The Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities, Awards of Excellence Call
               for Nominations

               ARPA POSITION PAPER: Investing in Healthy People and Communities through Recreation
               and Parks Infrastructure

               Letter from Ted Morton, MLA, Re: Turner Valley Gas Plant

               Letter from Alberta Municipal Affairs, Re: Municipal Sponsorship Program for 2006

               Letter from Alberta Ombudsman

               Cowboy Trail Tourism Association Board of Directors Meeting Conference Call, July 26,
               2006 Minutes

               Water in the City Conference, September 17 -20, 2006

               Thank You card from Diamond Valley Family Run

               Letter form the Alberta Minister of Municipal Affairs, Re: Grant application for the 2006 West
               Nile Virus

               Travel Alberta Canada, Best of Buzz

               CRP Regional Servicing – Master Schedule

               United States company looking to relocate in the area

2006-09-05-9   Motion by Councillor Williamson to accept the correspondence.

               Carried

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               INFORMATION AND PROCLAMATIONS

               Declaration by Mayor Straub that September is Muscular Dystrophy Month

               Declaration by Mayor Straub that the week of October 8 – 14th is the Fire Prevention Week
                                                                              nd
               Declaration by Mayor Straub that the week of October 16 – 22 as waste reduction week




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                IN CAMERA

2006-09-05-10   Motion by Councillor Blakeman to go In Camera with John Walsh and Ms Gosselin at
                 8:26pm

2006-09-05-11   Motion by Councillor Dona Fluter to come out of In camera meeting at 9:35 PM

2006-09-05-12   Motion by Councillor Teresa Dujay to subdivide and sell the property north of the Fire Hall
                 for the purpose of constructing a gas station and a mini shopping center.

2006-09-05-13   Motions by Councillor Harvey Schaffer to instruct Administration to apply for a
                 CAMRIF Grant for the purpose of using this grant to upgrade the Towns’ sewage lift
                 station.

                Carried

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                ADJOURNMENT


2006-09-05-14   Motion by Councillor Teresa Dujay at 9:42PM

                Carried




                ___________________________                  ___________________________________
                Mayor                                      Chief Administrative Officer




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