Town Council suspends Councillor for 180 days

The suspension of a Councillor for multiple violations and the sale of residential lots by auction were among the items of concern to town council at its regular meeting on October 1.

Council went in camera to discuss matters under the council code of ethics.

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Following his failure to declare a conflict of interest at the August 20 council meeting and failure to properly update his public disclosure statement, contrary to Section 142 of The Municipalities Act and the council code of conduct and ethics bylaw, council suspended Councillor Brent Pelechaty from attending all council meetings for 180 days, effective immediately.

Council offered two lots for sale by auction with the purchasers each having a choice of one of Lots 1,2,3,8,9 or 10 of Billy Cove or Lots 1 or 6 of Swerhone Court, with the auction conducted by Karla’s Auction with a reserve bid of $20,000; and further that each purchaser has one year to begin and two years to complete construction.

Council set the advertising rate for the Civic Centre boards at $150 per year for the 2019-2020 season.

Council suspended its regular meeting and opened a public hearing regarding the discretionary use of a home occupation at 124 Sixth Avenue. Written representation regarding the application was received from Tammy Bobyk-Jacquemart. Council closed the public hearing regarding the discretionary use of a home occupation at 124 Sixth Avenue and resumed the regular council meeting.

Council suspended its regular meeting and opened a public hearing regarding an amendment to the zoning bylaw. No personal or written representations regarding the amendment were received. Council closed the public hearing regarding the amendment to the zoning bylaw and resume the regular council meeting. Council amended the zoning bylaw to limit the maximum size of tarp structures in a residential district to 10 feet by 20 feet.

Cory O’Dell met with council to discuss his appeal of the order to remedy he received for Railway Avenue. Council extended the deadline of the order to remedy issued to Cory

O’Dell at Railway Avenue to April 30, 2020.

Council appointed Alfredo Converso to the Canora Leisure Services Board.

Council adopted the 2019 Five-Year Capital Plan.

Council adopted the 2019 Water Works Rate Policy and Capital Investment Strategy.

Council hired Brian Bernath as a permanent labourer effective September 30.

Council authorized Robert Taylor, Roger Sabiston, Kevin Malanchuk and Kris Currie, labourers, to attend the ground disturbance training held September 26 at Parkland College in Yorkton.

Council authorized Michael Mykytyshyn, chief administrative officer, to attend the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities (SUMA) Harassment Prevention Policy Template webinar to be held October 10.

Council adopted the Asset Management Plan for curb and gutter.

Council accepted the offer of Doug O’Dell to purchase the 1997 Ford E450 mobility bus for $1,301, provided payment is received within 30 days.

A bylaw to enter into a Civic Centre ice maintenance agreement was introduced, read three times and adopted.