MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
OF THE VILLAGE OF BAWLF
In the Province of Alberta held on
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
In the Village of Bawlf Council Chambers
Commencing at 7:00 P.M.
Mayor Pasychnyk Sr., Deputy Mayor Szott and Councillors Knight, Magnin and Blatz
Municipal Administrator Myrna Schapansky
Office Assistant Fern Reinke
Trevor Irvine at 7:30 P.M.
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Pasychnyk Sr. called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
There is a partial alley approximately 70’ x 10’ along the south side of Mr. Liddle’s property. He wants to
get an easement on this land so he can fence in this area for his dog.
He questioned Bylaw 546/07, our Restricted Dog Bylaw, which classifies a dog as dangerous before any
incident has occurred. He does not like the types of dogs listed as restricted under this bylaw or the $100
Mr. Irvine came to observe a Council Meeting.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
MOTION 137/07: MOVED BY Councillor Blatz to accept the Agenda with the addition of Water and
Sewer Bill, Concrete Blocks, Alberta Avenue Curbs, Environmental Assessment, Lloyd Liddle Alley, Rod
Blatz Benefits and Bylaw Enforcement.
ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL HELD AUGUST 21, 2007
MOTION 138/07: MOVED BY Councillor Blatz to accept the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of
Council held August 21, 2007 with the correction of Michelle Gaw instead of Jody Yuha under bylaws
being presented to village residents and further that the minutes be corrected to indicate that J. Yuha did not
state “the RCMP said it has to be amended or gotten rid of” and further that the statement as follows be
removed “Mrs. Yuha strongly felt that our Bylaw Enforcement Officer was singling out her husband, who
has mobility issues, with the new bylaw by preventing him from using a quad to get around the Village.”
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR SEPTEMBER, 2007
MOTION 139/07: MOVED BY Deputy Mayor Szott to accept the Accounts Payable for September,
BALANCE SHEET FOR AUGUST, 2007
MOTION 140/07: MOVED BY Councillor Knight to accept the Balance Sheet for August, 2007.
STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
RECREATION AND COMMUNTIY SERVICES
DAVID KNIPE MEMORIAL LIBRARY- Councillor Magnin
A meeting was held on September 12. 2007. Parkland Regional Library budget was presented. A bingo
was worked on September 14. The Board received approximately $28,000 for working the casino in Red
Deer. The CAP Grant of $1,341.00 will be available again this year. Some children have managed to open
the door to the Library by getting their hands through the book slot. They will fix the problem when
renovations occur unless it continues.
PROVIDENCE PLACE- Councillor Blatz
A Board Meeting was held on August 29, 2007.
Resident Council Concerns are as follows:
1. Mice in the new wing. Traps have been set and steel wool has been put around the pipes.
2. Residents would like to have the Tornado Plan updated.
3. Council was concerned that cardboard was not being recycled. They wanted to know who would
be responsible to do this.
The generator was ordered in July and will take 6 to 8 weeks to arrive.
The water in the basement was removed by hydro-vac. Weeping tiles have been installed. This has helped
to slow down the water but still has not fixed the problem. More work will be done when generator is
Work has finally begun on the sunroom.
The area coming into new wing is heaving. The problem is caused by moisture in the basement. There also
is a problem with doors not closing properly and lino lifting. The contractor has been notified.
The Annual Meeting will be held September 26, 2007 at 7:30 P.M.
The next regular meeting is September 26, 2007 at 5:00 P.M.
SANDEN COURT- Councillor Knight
There are two new residents in Sanden Court. The Board went over the 2008 Budget and will complete it
next week. Two units were painted and two units had laminate flooring installed. Mountain Air will come
in and clean the furnaces and the ducts. The fans will be replaced in all the bathrooms.
Alberta Housing wants a cheque for $14,131 because Sanden Court has a surplus..
There will be a another meeting next week.
BAWLF AND DISTRICT RECRETION ASSOCIATION –Deputy Mayor Szott
No meeting was held.
BRAED- Councillor Magnin
No meeting was held.
UFA FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Administrator Schapansky was instructed contact UFA detailing the work, including paving and blocks, for
the edge of the roadway expansion to make sure that they are willing to pay all the expenses for the
expansion of Railway Avenue.
BYLAW 551/07- A BYLAW TO RESCIND OFF HIGHWAY BYLAW 530/04.
MOTION 141/07: MOVED BY Deputy Mayor Szott to give first reading to Bylaw 551/07.
MOTION 142/07: MOVED BY Councillor Blatz to give second reading to Bylaw 551/07.
MOTION 143/07: MOVED BY Councillor Magnin to give authority to give third reading to Bylaw
MOTION 144/07: MOVED BY Councillor Knight to give third reading to Bylaw 551/07.
MOTION 145/07: MOVED BY Councillor Magnin to table Bylaw 552/07- A Bylaw to Rescind Bylaw
548/07 Off Highway Bylaw.
DON UGLEM’S RETIREMENT
Don Uglem’s retirement party will be held on Saturday, October 6th at the New Community Hall at 7:00
The Village of Bawlf received nine nominations for the five Councillor positions. They are Terri
Blackwell, Gordie Blatz, Tracey Dennis, Dave Dereniuk, Jerry Iwanus, Armand Magnin, Reta Porter,
Darrell Szott and Jody Yuha.
A “Meet the Candidate” night will be held on September 25, 2007 at the Bawlf Community Hall from 7:00
to 8:30 P.M. The candidates will each have five to ten minutes to introduce themselves.
MOTION 146/07: MOVED BY Councillor Blatz that an Advance Voting Poll be held on Monday,
October 1, 2007 from 10 A.M to 12 Noon at the Bawlf Village Office. The Poll has to be advertised for
two weeks prior to the vote.
DEVELOPMENT PERMIT- LOT 5A, BLOCK 17, PLAN 0720313-HOUSE
MOTION 147/07: MOVED BY Councillor Knight to approve the development permit for a house on Lot
5A, Block 17 and Plan 0720313.
APPOINT MYRNA SCHAPANSKY TO AUDIT FRIENDS OF THE BAWLF PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOKS
MOTION 148/07: MOVED BY Councillor Magnin to appoint Myrna Schapansky to audit Friends of the
Bawlf Public Library books.
HOLIDAYS SEPTEMBER 24- SEPTEMBER 27, 2007
MOTION 149/07: MOVED BY Councillor Knight to approve holidays for Administrator Schapansky
from September 24-September 27, 2007.
Project Porchlight is a not-for-profit campaign to promote energy efficiency. Volunteers will be
distributing compact fluorescent light bulbs to households across Alberta over the coming year. It is
partially funded by the Government of Alberta and EnCana Corporation. Information will be added to the
Bawlf newsletter to inform residents and to try to recruit volunteers.
WATER AND SEWER BILL
Councillor Knight received an enquiry about water and sewer rates being lowered when a person leaves for
a six month time. Bylaw 517/02 reduces the set rate by 50%..
There are different coloured plastic barriers that can be used instead of guard rails. They can be removed in
the winter to allow easier snow ploughing and returned in the spring.
MOTION 150/07: MOVED BY Deputy Mayor Szott to change from installing guard rail at the corner of
Railway Avenue and Vrolson Street to the plastic road blocks.
ALBERTA AVENUE CURBS
Joe’s Concrete is still busy completing other projects but they have reassured us that they will get the curbs
repaired along Alberta Avenue. Our Director of Public Works, Rod Blatz, contacts them regularly for a
progress report. Border Paving will be able to pave the six blocks of Alberta Avenue as soon as the curbs
We are still waiting for Focus to come out and take a core sample of our old landfill site for the
Environmental Study. Bob Riddett, our Development Officer, has contacted other engineering firms but
they are all very busy and can’t commit to our project.
LLOYD LIDDLE ALLEY
There is a partial alley 10’ by 70’ located along the south side of Lot 1 Block 1 Plan 105KS.
MOTION 151/07: MOVED BY Deputy Mayor Szott to close this alley and offer it for sale.
Administrator Schapansky will contact Land Titles for a legal description of this property and then we will
take the necessary steps to close this alley and offer it for sale.
ROD BLATZ BENEFITS
MOTION 152/07: MOVED BY Mayor Pasychnyk Sr. to apply for benefits through AMSC for Rod Blatz,
Director of Public Works effective immediately.
MOTION 153/07: MOVED BY Mayor Pasychnyk Sr. to replace the basic Bylaw Enforcement Fee of
$350 plus $20 per hour overtime to a rate of $600 per month plus mileage for trips effective September 1,
MOTION 154/07: MOVED BY Councillor Magnin that the meeting be adjourned at 9:10 P.M.
These Minutes were approved at the Regular Meeting of Council held on October 23, 2007.