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December 15, 2014 Minutes

Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
December 15, 2014
Regular Meeting

PRESENT: Mayor Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Barb Erskine and Brian Parker
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer
Media: Tom Sasvari and Sharon Jackson
Members of the General Public
Regrets: Councillor Imrie

2014-298 Alkenbrack –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 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Austin Hunt presiding in the Chair.
Carried

2014-299 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the December 2, 2014 regular meeting of Council be accepted as presented.
Carried

2014-300 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2014-45, being a by-law to enter into an Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund – Formula-Based Funding Contribution Agreement be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
Carried

2014-301 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council direct the OCIF money to be applied towards the Water Treatment refit.
Carried

2014-302 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to apply for funding for an Economic Development Officer through the FedNor Community Investment Initiative for Northern Ontario.
Carried

2014-303 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council rescinds By-Law 2014-41, which was the by-law to refinance the snow plow truck and also rescinds resolution 2014-271, which provides the Clerk with instructions regarding the refinancing of the loan.
Carried

2014-304 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-law 2014-46, being a By-Law to accept the Conservation and Demand Management Plan be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
Carried
2014-305 Erskine – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2014-47, being a By-Law to appoint Sharon Alkenbrack as Deputy Mayor be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
Carried

2014-306 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves the Township’s use of the Smart Pack Service and the Edge Deposit Service from the Bank of Montreal.
Carried

2014-307 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council appoint Brian Parker to the POA as the Billings Township representative.
Carried

2014-308 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council recognizes the Winter Fest, being held in Kagawong on February 20 and 21, 2015, as a municipal significant event.
Carried

2014-309 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $110,143.37
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 2739 to 2766 as described in the attached register.
Carried

2014-310 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2014-48 being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
Carried

2014-311 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this regular meeting of Council at 8:15 p.m. until our next regular meeting of January 6, 2015, or Call of the Chair.
Carried
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Austin Hunt, Mayor                                     Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer

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These minutes have been prepared but are not considered official until approved by Council at a subsequent meeting.