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December 3, 2013 Meeting Minutes

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

2013-351 Imrie – 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
2013-352 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the November 18, 2013 regular meeting as presented.
Carried

Councillor Imrie gave a report on the December 2, 2013 Museum Board meeting. A discussion followed.

2013-353 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council will invite the designated Billings Museum Board representative to be present in discussion with representatives of the Crown regarding the Kagawong Lighthouse. The representative will not be part of negotiations regarding funding.
Carried
2013-354 Mack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Clerk Treasurer to purchase and install the vent hood recommended by Pro-Gas.
Carried
2013-355 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to accept $200 a load for non-toxic waste previously described, with the provision that Gore Bay will provide the staff and equipment to place the waste as directed within the footprint of the landfill site.
Carried
2013-356 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council direct the Clerk Treasurer to give Christmas bonus to Billings employees as follows:
Regular Part Time $ 50
Full Time $100
Carried
2013-357 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the landfill Christmas hours will be as follows:
Closed December 24, 25 and 26.
Open December 31, 4 to 6
Regular Hours resume January 2, 2014.
Carried
2013-358 Hurcomb – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township of Billings has reviewed the Application for Consent, File B30-13 and instruct the Clerk Treasurer to advise the Manitoulin Planning Board that the severance will create a new water capital charge that will need to be paid before a transfer of property ownership takes place. There are no other concerns or suggestions with the application.
Carried
2013-359 Mack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the meeting date in January will be January 20, 2014 or the Call of the Chair.
Carried
2013-360 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the Return to Work Policy and revise the Health and Safety Policies and Procedures to reflect these changes.
Carried
2013-361 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-54, being a By-Law to approve the Asset Management Plan for Billings Township be given first and second reading.
Carried
2013-362 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-53, being a by-law to establish water rates and provide for sufficient revenue to meet the estimates required for the operation of the Water Plan be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
Carried
2013-363 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to loan a snow plow designated by the Public Works Superintendent to the Gore Bay Airport provided that said vehicle is used by a qualified operator, is maintained in the condition that it is presently in and is returned with a full tank of fuel.
Carried
203-364 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the Township of Billings endorses the reinstatement of the Spring Bear Hunt as described by the MNR and that the Spring Bear Hunt should be extended to Manitoulin Island.
Carried
2013-365 Hurcomb – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the Township of Billings acknowledges the 4th Annual Manitoulin Passage ride and wishes them well in their endeavors.
Carried
2013-366 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Billings Township donate $275 to the Gore Bay Legion to offset costs.
Carried
2013-367 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $98,282.83
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 1721 to 1787 as described in the attached register.
Carried
2013-368 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council goes “in camera” at 9:48 p.m. to discuss matters pertaining to Section 239 (2) (a) and (b) regarding security of property and legal issues.
Carried
2013-369 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourn from this “in camera” session at 10:08 p.m. and resume our regular meeting.
Carried
2013-370 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT BY-Law 2013-55, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given 1st, 2nd, and 3rd reading and enacted.
Carried
2013-371 Hurcomb - Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this regular meeting of Council be adjourned until our next regular meeting of December 16, 2013 or Call of the Chair.
Carried