Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
April 18, 2016
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Barbara Erskine, Tom Imrie and Brian Parker
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer
Media: Tom Sasvari, Sharon Jackson
Members of the General Public
2016-111 Imrie – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this regular meeting of the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Billings be opened with a quorum present at 7:35 p.m. with Mayor Austin Hunt presiding.
2016-112 Erskine – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the agenda for the April 18, 2016 regular meeting of Council be accepted as amended.
The agenda was amended to add under 8)New Business d) Building maintenance
2016-113 Imrie – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the Minutes of the April 5, 2016 regular meeting of Council as presented.
Councillor Imrie reported on the April 11, 2016 Museum Board meeting.
Councillor Parker reported on the Community Policing Meeting he attended April 13, 2016 and on the Provincial Offences committee.
Councillor Erskine reported on the Recreation Committee and the Go Green Committee.
Councillor Alkenbrack reported on the EDC meeting held April 14, 2016.
Mayor Hunt participated in a couple of Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities teleconferences.
2016-114 Imrie – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Clerk Treasurer to write MPP Michael Mantha, MP Carol Hughes, Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Minister of Transportation and the Municipalities serviced by Hwy 540 requesting once again the MTO provide bike lanes on the shoulder of Hwy 540 during repairing and confirm this in writing to the affected Municipalities, copy to MMA.
2016-115 Imrie – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2016-13 being a by-law to establish the Terms of Reference for a Heritage Committee be given second reading.
2016-116 Erskine – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2016-13 being a by-law to establish the Terms of Reference for a Heritage Committee be given third reading and enacted.
2016-117 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2016-18, being a by-law to establish water rates for 2016 and provide sufficient revenue to meet the estimates required for the operation of the Water Treatment Plant and Distribution System be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
2016-118 Erskine – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council advance the Library Board $7000 until the 2016 allocation has been decided.
2016-119 Imrie – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the quote from Henderson Electric Manitoulin Inc. for lighting at the Library, in the amount of $2699.80
2016-120 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves the Clerk Treasurer to seek and obtain and award maintenance services in the amount of less than $3000 without tendering the job provided the quote chosen is the most reasonable for the work to be done.
2016-121 Alkenbrack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council has no objection to a business being open on public holidays in 2016 and gives approval for stores to be open, including LCBO agencies.
2016-122 Alkenbrack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $48,579.39
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 3731 to 3754 as described in the attached register.
2016-123 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2016-19 to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2016-124 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this regular meeting at 8:42 p.m. until our next meeting of May 3, 2016, or Call of the Chair.
Austin Hunt, Mayor Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer
These minutes have been prepared but are not considered official until approved by Council at a subsequent meeting.