Council deals with town solicitor, predators, Sportsplex and Handi-Bus

Among the issues to be presented before Kamsack town council for January and the first meeting in February include the appointment of a solicitor, permits for individuals to shoot pests and predator Animals within town limits, a facility assessment of the Broda Sportsplex and the transfer of operational tasks of the Handi-Bus committee to the town office.

At the regular meeting on January 13, the town appointed Rosowsky Law as the solicitor for this year.

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A request to the Ministry of Environment to renew permits for Joe Kozakewich, Rick Aikman and Walter Lesiuk to shoot pests and predator animals within town limits was approved by council.

Miles Hutchings of Yorkton was appointed as the town building inspector for this year, and TAXervice re-appointed as tax enforcement processing.

Council remuneration was increased to reflect wage settlements for staff (1.25 per cent).

Effective January 1, council approved to limit Duck Mountain Environmental to dumping septic waste from only properties located within town limits and town emergencies at the lagoon, and approved elimination of the dumping fee of $300 per month.

A bylaw was given three readings and adopted to enter into an agreement with Alyssa Puk for town office cleaning, and a second bylaw was adopted for an agreement with Little T Cleaning (Andrea Maciborski) for cleaning and maintenance of the Crowstand Centre.

During the regular meeting of January 27, council listened to a Broda Sportsplex facility assessment presentation by aodbt Architecture of Saskatoon. Upon review of the options and costs, council indicated that the best long-term plan for the community would be to retrofit the existing facility rather than build a new arena. A motion to include funding to address the accessibility deficiencies in the 2020 budget and develop a plan for the remaining retrofits to be completed in a three to five-year time frame was carried.

Council approved the transfer of 132 Decorby Street West (Roll 412-Lot18&Pt 19, Block 16, Plan Z5755) to tax title property.

A motion was approved to charge a rate of $20 (plus GST) to handle and mail water samples for non-residents.

At the regular meeting on February 10, a public meeting was conducted to gather input on the proposed changes to the zoning bylaw to allow for green space and parks in a commercial zone. Two residents spoke against the proposed changes, and the bylaw was tabled for further discussion.

The property at 206 Wall Avenue (Roll 306 – Lot 19, Block 10, Plan X1287) was transferred to Tax Title Property, and TAXervice was authorized to acquire the title for Lot 22, Block 09, Plan 101822510 Ext. 43.

Council acknowledged receipt of a letter from Stevenson Hood Thornton Beaubier LLP on behalf of G.R.E.N. Foods Ltd., and made a motion which would require the property owner to provide a structural engineer’s inspection report outlining the condition of the building located at 563 Second Street before considering acquisition of this property.

A scholarship request for $300 from the Parkland Music Festival was approved.

The resignation of long-term employee, Larry Planedin, effective May 1, was accepted.