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					MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL FOR THE
CORPORATION OF THE VILLAGE OF BURNS LAKE HELD IN COUNCIL
CHAMBERS ON Tuesday, February 24, 2009 AT 7:00 PM

PRESENT                   Deputy Mayor L. Olson
                          Councillor E. Benedict
                          Councillor J. Illes
                          Councillor Q. Beach
                          CAO Tim Palmer
                          Director of Finance Sheryl Worthing
                          Administrative Assistant Connie Larson
                          Director of Protective Services Jim McBride

PUBLIC                    Frits Goossen
                          Gay Smith

DELEGATIONS               SD# 91 Ray LeMoigne, Darren Carpenter, Tim Maertz

MEDIA                     Steve Cruikshank

CALL TO ORDER
                          Deputy Mayor L. Olson called the meeting to order at 7:00
                          pm
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
                          It was moved by Councillor J. Illes
                          And seconded by Councillor Q. Beach

                          THAT the agenda for this meeting be approved as
                          amended
                                               CARRIED

PUBLIC AND STATUTORY HEARINGS; AND READINGS OR ADOPTIONS
                      Village of Burns Lake Fees and Charges Bylaw #899,
                      2009

                          It was moved by Councillor J. Illes
                          And seconded by Councillor Q. Beach

                          THAT the Village of Burns Lake Fees and Charges
                          Bylaw #899, 2009 be read a third time
                                                CARRIED

ADOPTION OF MINUTES
                          It was moved by Councillor E. Benedict
                          And seconded by Councillor Q. Beach

                          THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of Council
                          of February 10, 2009 be adopted
                                                CARRIED

PUBLIC COMMENT
                          Frits Goossen spoke 3 issues – 1. Disappointed with
                          training program (no employer contact or
                          communications) 2. Business Licence issue – time line
                          set on collection of business licences and the fact that the
                          Federal Government is still allowing tax deductions for
                          businesses without proof of having a valid business
                          licence – he would like municipal govt to communicate
                          with fed govt. 3. Alternate route in town –
                          recommendation to make an elevated highway above the
                          railway.

DELEGATIONS AND PETITIONS

                          Mr. Ray LeMoigne, School District #91 presented on the
                          proposed Transformable Trades Training Facilities
                          Program.
                          In particular the SD#91 is requesting from council
                               Support for grant applications
                                 Assistance for garnering support from industry,
                                  federal and provincial governments.
                                In Kind &/or monetary contributions.
                                Commitment of EDO’s or others to collaborate to
                                  help assure the viability of this initiative.
                                A council representative to act as a key contact
                           Acting Mayor Olson thanked the gentlemen for their
                           presentation.

                           Delegation left at 7:30 pm
REPORTS
                            Idle Free Policy PW4

                           It was moved by Councillor Q. Beach
                           And seconded by Councillor J. Illes

                           THAT Idle Policy PW4 be adopted
                                                CARRIED

                            Proposed Fire/Rescue System Model

                           It was moved by Councillor Q. Beach
                           And seconded by Councillor J. Illes

                           THAT the provincial government be urged to direct
                           the revenue from the 4.4% tax on insurance
                           premiums directly to the fire services of the province
                                                 CARRIED

                           It was moved by Councillor J. Illes
                           And seconded by Councillor Q. Beach

                           THAT a resolution be forwarded to the NCMA to urge
                           the provincial government to direct the revenue from
                           the 4.4% tax on insurance premiums directly to the
                           fire services of the province
                                                   CARRIED

                            Built Environment and Active Transportation Grant

                           It was moved by Councillor J. Illes
                           And seconded by Councillor Q. Beach

                           THAT an application be made to the “Built
                           Environment and Active Transportation” community
                           planning grant program for funding to develop a
                           community wide “Alternate Transportation Plan” to
                           promote active living and aid in our commitment to
                           conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas and air
                           quality e missions.
                                                 CARRIED

                            Business Licence Proposed Timelines

                           It was moved by Councillor Q. Beach
                           And seconded by Councillor J. Illes

                           THAT staff prepare options for the bylaw to
                           implement the proposed new business licence
                           timeline

                           AND THAT staff update the existing 1983 bylaw to
                           reflect current legislation.
                                                   CARRIED

                           Councillor Benedict reported on the Heritage Committee
                           Meeting


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BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

                           It was moved by Councillor J. Illes
                           And seconded by Councillor Q. Beach

                           THAT the following letters from the business arising
                           from the minutes be received
                               Freedom of Information and Protection of
                                  Privacy Act – Media Release;
                               Wet’suweten First Nation – ComFor
                                  Diversification of Ownership and Amendments
                                  to Articles;
                               Burns Lake Legacy Society – Electronic Sign
                                                  CARRIED

                            Community Justice Committee – Board of Directors

                           It was moved by Councillor Q. Beach
                           And seconded by Councillor E. Benedict

                           THAT Councillor J. Illes be appointed as a
                           representative on the Community Justice Committee
                           Board of Directors.
                                                  CARRIED

                           It was moved by Councillor E. Benedict
                           And seconded by Councillor J. Illes

                           THAT staff investigate the Village of Burns Lake NDI
                           Funding allocation options for the electronic sign.
                                                 CARRIED

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS
                     Lakes Economic Development Association – 2nd Annual
                     Community Meeting
                     Councillor Illes, Councillor Beach and Acting Mayor Olson
                     to attend the LEDA Community Meeting.

                           Measuring up the North

                           It was moved by Councillor E. Benedict
                           And seconded by Councillor J. Illes

                           THAT $1000 be included in the 2009 budget for
                           Measuring Up The North;

                           AND THAT LDHAC Chair Benedict and one other
                           LDHAC Member be approved to go to the Measuring
                           Up The North Conference in Prince George.
                           Councillor Q. Beach Opposed.
                                                 CARRIED

                           Councillor Beach declared a conflict of interest with the
                           Burns Lake Tri Race because his wife submitted the
                           request, he left the meeting 8:20 pm

                           Burns Lake Tri Race

                           It was moved by Councillor J. Illes
                           And seconded by Councillor E. Benedict

                           THAT a donation of an item valued at no more than
                           $50 be provided to the Burns Lake Tri Race
                                                 CARRIED

                           Councillor Beach returned to the meeting at 8:25 pm



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                           It was moved by Councillor E. Benedict
                           And seconded by Councillor J. Illes

                           THAT staff draft a policy on Extraordinary Donations
                           for council’s consideration
                                                  CARRIED

                           It was moved by Councillor J. Illes
                           And seconded by Councillor Q. Beach

                           THAT the following original communications be
                           received and filed:
                               HealthLink BC
                               OBAC Future Forest Summit: Final Report
                               Notice of Community Service Fair
                               Canadian Association of Home and Property
                                  Inspectors
                               BC Housing
                               BC Healthy Living Alliance
                               Burns Lake Merchants – Shell Station
                               BC Hydro – Bioenergy Phase 1
                                                 CARRIED
NEW BUSINESS
                           Regional District of Bulkley Nechako – Burns Lake Rural
                           Official Community Plan Review

                           It was moved by Councillor Q. Beach
                           And seconded by Councillor J. Illes

                           THAT the Director of Engineering and Development
                           Services be appointed to the Rural Official
                           Community Plan working group
                                                 CARRIED

                            Burns Lake Playschool Donation

                           It was moved by Councillor Q. Beach
                           And seconded by Councillor J. Illes

                           THAT a donation of an item valued at no more than
                           $50 be provided to the Burns Lake Playschool for the
                           2009 Ladies Bingo and Silent Auction
                                                 CARRIED

                            March 10th, 2009 Council Meeting Time Change

                           It was moved by Councillor J. Illes
                           And seconded by Councillor Q. Beach

                           THAT the regular meeting of council on March 10th ,
                           2009 take place at 4:00pm
                                                  CARRIED
                            The Northern Sustainability Summit - Smithers

                           It was moved by Councillor E. Benedict
                           And seconded by Councillor J. Illes

                           THAT two council representatives be approved to
                           attend the Northern Sustainability Summit.
                                                CARRIED

                           UBCM – Strategic Community Investment Funds

                           It was moved by Councillor J. Illes
                           And seconded by Councillor Q. Beach




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                           THAT the Small Community Investment Funds
                           agreement be signed by March 13, 2009 as per the
                           request by UBCM;

                           AND THAT additional Small Community Investment
                           Funds received in 2009 be transferred to reserves for
                           the 2010 budget year.
                                                 CARRIED

                           It was moved by Councillor E. Benedict
                           And seconded by Councillor J. Illes

                           THAT a letter be written to School District # 91
                           supporting the Transformable Trades and Technical
                           Training Program
                                                  CARRIED
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
                           The municipal accounts payable dated February 5th ,
                           2009 (in the amount of $14,880.50) were reviewed and
                           found to be in order.

READING FILES
                           It was moved by Councillor J. Illes
                           And seconded by Councillor Q. Beach

                           THAT the following reading files be received:

                            February 13, 2009
                            February 18, 2009
                                                  CARRIED

IN CAMERA RESOLUTION
                           It was moved by Councillor J. Illes
                           And seconded by Councillor Q. Beach

                           THAT this meeting be closed to the public for the
                           purpose of discussing items outlined in Section 90
                           (1) (a) (k) and (l) of the community charter

                                                  CARRIED




MAYOR                                           ADMINISTRATOR



Certified to be a true copy of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council for
the Corporation of the Village of Burns Lake held on Tuesday, February 24, 2009




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