December 19, 2016 Minutes

Council of the Corporation of

The Township of Billings

Regular Meeting

December 19, 2016

 

PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Barbara Erskine and Brian Parker

Staff: Floyd Becks, Public Works Superintendent, Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer/CAO

Media: Tom Sasvari

Members of the General Public

 

2016-307 Alkenbrack – Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that this regular meeting of Council be opened with a quorum present at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Hunt presiding.

Carried

 

2016-308 Alkenbrack – Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that the agenda for the December 19, 2016 regular meeting of Council be accepted as amended.

Carried

 

The agenda was amended to move from 8. New Business a) to 12. Closed Session a) Hiring Public Works Operator and to add under 8. New Business d) Food Baskets.

 

2016-309 Erskine – Parker

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the December 6, 2016 regular meeting as presented.

Carried

 

Councillor Erskine reported on the Recreation Committee and the Canada 150 Grant.

Councillor Alkenbrack reported on the Park Centre Committee.

Mayor Hunt reported on correspondence that he had received and the meeting the Island Mayors had with North East Regional Chief Superintendent Fern Labelle.

 

2016-310 Alkenbrack – Parker

WHEREAS, there were six applications for the Councillor vacancy position;

AND WHEREAS, a show of hands vote resulted in Nora Bath-Haring receiving the most votes;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Nora Bath-Haring be sworn in as Councillor prior to the January 3, 2017 Council meeting.

Carried

 

 

2016-311 Erskine – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the purchase of a rink liner as long as the cost does not exceed $500.00

Carried

 

2016-312 Parker – Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that Billings Township donate $200 to the Island Food Basket project.

Carried

 

2016-313 Parker – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the request from Manitoulin Streams to do restoration work at sites KAG 174 and KAG 172 in 2017.

Carried

 

2016-314 Erskine – Alkenbrack

WHEREAS, municipal governments’ infrastructure is critical to our collective economic health;

WHEREAS stable, predictable and formula based infrastructure funding allows municipal governments to plan and schedule investments in infrastructure;

WHEREAS Ontario municipal governments have asset management plans which set out a municipality’s longer term capital plan which reflects the infrastructure priorities of these asset management plans; and

WHEREAS a federal incrementality rule interferes with municipal long-term infrastructure priorities and diminishes the value of municipal asset planning and management;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of Billings calls on the federal government to provide long-term, predictable and formula-based funding in its Phase 2 programs for municipal governments; and

ALSO, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of Billings calls on the federal government to change incremental requirements in Phase 2 to recognize in Ontario that a municipal government’s asset management plan meets a municipal incremental infrastructure requirement.

Carried

 

2016-315 Alkenbrack – Parker

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:

General Accounts $161,552.57

And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 4204 to 4233 as described in the attached register.

Carried

 

2016-316 Parker – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED THAT in accordance with Section 239 (a) (b) of the Municipal Act, 2001 S.O. Chapter 25, this Council proceed to a Closed Session at 8:04 p.m. in order to discuss a matter pertaining to Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local Board.

Carried

 

 

2016-317 Parker – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts, as presented, the minutes of the following in camera meetings: November 1, 2016, November 15, 2016 and December 6, 2016.

Carried

 

2016-318 Erskine – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that Council adjourns from this in camera meeting at 8:19 p.m. and resumes our regular meeting.

Carried

 

2016-319 Alkenbrack Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to proceed with hiring William Hore as temporary full time public works operator, to start as soon as possible at a pay range appropriate with his experience.

Carried

 

 

2016-320 Parker – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that By-Law 2016-42, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.

Carried

 

2016-321 Alkenbrack – Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that Council adjourns from this regular meeting of Council at 8:23 p.m. until our next regular meeting on January 3, 2017, or Call of the Chair.

Carried

 

 

 

__________________________               ____________________________

Austin Hunt, Mayor                                                Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer/CAO

 

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

 

 

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