M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

 

of the Red Deer City Council Mid-Year Budget Review

held on, Tuesday, August 22, 2017

commenced at 9:03 AM

 

PRESENT:    Mayor Tara Veer

                        Councillor Buck Buchanan

                        Councillor Tanya Handley

                        Councillor Paul Harris

                        Councillor Ken Johnston                   

Councillor Lawrence Lee

Councillor Lynne Mulder      

                        Councillor Frank Wong

                        Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

                       

                        City Manager, Craig Curtis    

                        Director of Communications & Strategic Planning, Julia Harvie-Shemko

                        Director of Community Services, Sarah Cockerill

                        Director of Corporate Services, Lisa Perkins

                        Director of Development Services, Kelly Kloss

                        Director of Human Resources, Kristy Svoboda

                        Director of Planning Services, Tara Lodewyk

                        Director of Protective Services, Paul Goranson                                                       

                        City Clerk, Frieda McDougall

                        Deputy City Clerk, Samantha Rodwell

                        Corporate Meeting Administrator, Amber Senuk

                        Chief Financial Officer, Dean Krejci


 

 

 

 

1.

INTRODUCTION

 

1.1.

City Manager, Craig Curtis

 

City Manager, Craig Curtis provided an introduction to the mid-year budget process.

 

Councillor Buchanan left chambers at 9:12 a.m. and returned at 9:16 a.m.

 

Councillor Harris left chambers at 10:04 a.m. and returned at 10:06 a.m.

 

2.

FINANCIAL OVERVIEW AND UPDATE

 

2.1.

Chief Financial Officer, Dean Krejci

 

Chief Financial Officer, Dean Krejci provided a financial update.

 

Council recessed at 10:31 a.m. and reconvened at 10:52 a.m.

 

3.

IN CAMERA

 

Moved by Councillor Dianne Wyntjes, seconded by Councillor Lawrence Lee

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer agrees to enter into an In-Camera meeting of Council on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:52 a.m. and hereby agrees to exclude the following:

 

-  All members of the media; and

-  All members of the public

 

to discuss a Legal Matter as protected under the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act, Section 24(1)(a).

 

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Paul Harris, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Lynne Mulder, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

ABSENT:                  Councillor Buck Buchanan

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Councillor Buchanan returned at 10:54 a.m.

 

Moved by Councillor Tanya Handley, seconded by Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer agrees to enter into an Open Meeting of Council on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 11:01 a.m.

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Paul Harris, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Lynne Mulder, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

4.

REPORTS

 

4.1.

North Regional Waterline and Sewer Capacity

 

Moved by Councillor Frank Wong, seconded by Councillor Buck Buchanan

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer having considered the report from Engineering Services, dated August 22, 2017 re: North Regional Waterline and Sewer Capacity hereby approves a reduction in the 2017 Capital Budget for the North Red Deer Regional Water Services Commission Supply Line project in the amount of $4.152 million, with the revised budget to be funded as follows:

-           $3 million from debenture debt in the Water Offsite Levy Fund; and

-           $1 million from the Water Capital Reserve; or

-           tax supported

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Paul Harris, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Lynne Mulder, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Moved by Councillor Buck Buchanan, seconded by Councillor Ken Johnston

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer having considered the report from Engineering Services, dated August 22, 2017 re: North Regional Waterline and Sewer Capacity hereby approves an increase in the 2017 Capital Budget for the Regional Sewer line Oversizing project in the amount of $2.2 million to be funded from debenture debt in the Wastewater Offsite Levy Fund or tax supported.

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Paul Harris, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Lynne Mulder, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Moved by Councillor Lynne Mulder, seconded by Councillor Paul Harris

 

FIRST READING:      That Bylaw 3594/2017 (a borrowing bylaw in the amount of $3,000,000 for the purpose of purchasing the North Regional Waterline from the North Red Deer Regional Water Services Commission (intersection of Hwy 2A / 11A north to the Blindman River)) be read a first time.

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Paul Harris, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Lynne Mulder, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Moved by Councillor Frank Wong, seconded by Councillor Lawrence Lee

 

FIRST READING:     That Bylaw 3595/2017 (a borrowing bylaw in the amount of $2,200,000 for the purpose of Oversizing the North Regional Sewer Line (from the north side of Chiles Industrial Park to the Wastewater Treatment Plant)) be read a first time.

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Paul Harris, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Lynne Mulder, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

4.2.

Great Chief Park Rental Fees

 

Council accepted the report for information.

 

4.3.

Ambulance Replacements

 

Moved by Councillor Paul Harris, seconded by Councillor Lynne Mulder

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer having considered the report from Financial Services dated August 8, 2017 re: Ambulance Replacements hereby approves an increase to the 2016 Capital Budget for the 2016 Fleet Replacements project for an ambulance replacement in the amount of $184,500 to be funded as follows:

-           $129,500 from insurance proceeds; and

-           $55,000 from the Fleet Reserve.

 

Councillor Buchanan left chambers at 11:21 a.m. and returned at 11:22 a.m.

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Paul Harris, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Lynne Mulder, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Moved by Councillor Paul Harris, seconded by Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer having considered the report from Financial Services dated August 8, 2017 re: Ambulance Replacements hereby approves an increase to the 2017 Capital Budget for the 2017 Fleet Replacements project for an ambulance replacement in the amount of $195,000 to be funded as follows:

-           $154,000 from insurance proceeds; and

-           $41,000 from the Fleet Reserve.

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Paul Harris, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Lynne Mulder, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

4.4.

48 Avenue Streetscape Upgrades

 

Moved by Councillor Lawrence Lee, seconded by Councillor Paul Harris

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer having considered the report from the Office of the City Manager dated August 10, 2017 re: 48 Avenue Streetscape Upgrades hereby approves an increase in the 2017 Capital Budget for the 48 Avenue Streetscape Upgrades project in the amount of $2.491 million to be funded as follows:

-           $0.913 million from the EL&P Capital Reserve

-           $1.578 million from the Capital Projects Reserve

 

and authorizes Administration to negotiate an easement with The Red Deer Public School Board to allow for the widening of the sidewalk.

 

Councillor Buchanan left chambers at 11:40 a.m. and returned at 11:41 a.m.

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Paul Harris, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Lynne Mulder, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

OPPOSED:              Councillor Tanya Handley

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

5.

SUMMARY OF MID-YEAR BUDGET DECISIONS

 

5.1.

Chief Financial Officer, Dean Krejci

 

Chief Financial Officer, Dean Krejci provided a summary of the Mid-Year Budget decisions.

 

6.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Moved by Councillor Ken Johnston, seconded by Councillor Paul Harris

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer hereby agrees to adjourn the Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Mid-Year Budget Meeting of Red Deer City Council at 12:01 p.m.

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Paul Harris, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Lynne Mulder, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

“Mayor Tara Veer”

 

“Frieda McDougall”

MAYOR

 

CITY CLERK