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December 16, 2013 Meeting Minutes

PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sandi Hurcomb and Brian Parker.
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer and Rick Rusk, Public Works Superintendent.
MEDIA: Tom Sasvari
Members of the General Public
REGRETS: Councillors Tom Imrie and Gerry Mack

2013-372 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this regular meeting of Council be opened at 7:30 p.m. with a quorum present with Mayor Hunt presiding in the Chair.
Carried
2013-373 Parker – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the December 3, 2013 regular meeting as presented.
Carried

Councillor Parker reported on the recent CPAC meeting that he attended.

Councillor Hurcomb reported on the December 4, 2013 Cemetery Board meeting.

Mayor Hunt reported on the last Planning Board meeting that he attended.

2013-374 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-54, being a By-law to approve the Asset Management Plan for Billings Township be given third reading and enacted.
Carried
2013-375 Parker –Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves the Accessibility Plan as presented.
Carried
2013-376 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-56, being a By-law to enter into an agreement with Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario for funding under the Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund – Capacity Fund be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
Carried
2013-377 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township of Billings will participate in Autism Ontario’s “Raise the Flag Campaign” on April 2, 2014.
Carried
2013-378 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township will pay $1145.00 for Richard Rusk’s registration to T.J. Mahoney Road School on May 5 to 7, 2014 and pay his expenses.
Carried
2013-379 Parker – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accept the tender from Strongco Limited Partnership for the purchase of a Volvo BL70B Backhoe in the amount of $106,000 and with getting $22,000 for the trade-in of the township’s old backhoe the total cost is $84,000 plus HST.
Carried
2013-380 Hurcomb – Parker
WHEREAS, the Township of Billings has received an invitation to submit an Application for Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund (SRNMIF) Capital Fund;
AND WHEREAS J.L. Richards & Associates Limited will complete and submit the application for $1,000 plus HST;
NOW BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer and J. L. Richards & Associates to complete and submit the application for funding.
Carried
2013-381 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to participate in the 2013 Shopping Bag promotional project at a cost of $200.
Carried
2013-382 Parker – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Billings Township does not approve of the proposed 2015 Billing Model from the Ontario Provincial Police and shares the same concerns as other municipalities.
Carried
2013-383 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $142,057.60
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 1788 to 1821 as described in the attached register.
Carried
2013-384 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-57, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
Carried
2013-385 Parker – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this regular meeting of Council at 8:20 p.m. until our next regular meeting of January 20, 2014, or Call of the Chair.
Carried