Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
February 19, 2013
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Kim Bilbija, Sandi Hurcomb, Tom Imrie and Brian Parker
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer
Media: Tom Sasvari
Members of the General Public
2013-054 Hurcomb – Bilbija
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 Hunt presiding in the Chair.
2013-055 Bilbija – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we accept the minutes of the February 5, 2013 Public Planning meeting as presented.
2013-056 Hurcomb – Bilbija
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we accept the minutes of the February 5, 2013 regular meeting as presented.
Councillor Parker gave a report on the CPAC meeting that he recently attended.
Councillor Bilbija gave a report on February 9th Winterfest and advised Council that the next Recreation meeting was March 8.
Councillor Hurcomb reported on the Waste Management Advisory Committee meeting that she recently attended.
Mayor Hunt reported on the Economic Development Committee meeting held last week.
2013-057 Bilbija – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we instruct the Clerk Treasurer to contact Keatley Surveying to have them do a survey to sever the 25’ drainage area from Lot 10, M184.
2013-058 Hurcomb – Bilbija
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-08, being a By-Law to authorize the execution of a Lease Agreement with the Billings Recreation Committee be given first and second reading.
2013-059 Bilbija – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-08, being a By-law to authorize the execution of a Lease Agreement with the Billings Recreation Committee be given third reading and enacted.
2013-060 Hurcomb – Bilbija
BE IT RESOLVED THAT council instruct the clerk treasurer to purchase the welder from Garry Miller in the amount of $3200 for Public Works.
2013-061 Hurcomb – Bilbija
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-10, being a By-law to set tax ratios for the 2013 taxation year be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2013-062 Bilbija – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-11 being a By-law to provide for interim tax levy and interest be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2013-063 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-12, being a By-lay to adopt optional tools for the purposes of administering limits for the Commercial, Industrial and Multi-Residential Class for the year 2013 be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
2013-064 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-13, being a by-law to provide for borrowing for current expenditures not to exceed $550,000 be given first, second third reading and enacted.
2013-065 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-14, being a By-law to enter into an agreement with Lacloche Manitoulin Business Assistance Corporation for Economic Development Services be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2013-066 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we direct the Clerk Treasurer to send out Request for Proposals for the Development of an Asset Management Plan for Billings Township.
2013-067 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we agree to send the Clerk Treasurer to the AMCTO Course on March 1, 2013 and pay her registration cost and expenses.
2013-068 Imrie – Parker
WHEREAS, the Township of Billings has received the following Resolution from the Township of Tehkummah:
WHEREAS the low water level of the channel at South Baymouth, Manitoulin Island has become an increasing concern for the Township of Tehkummah;
THE immediate participation of the Federal Government to ensure the channel is dredged for safe passage of the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry is required to ensure the continued economic viability of the entire Manitoulin Island;
The Township of Tehkummah requests immediate action from the Federal Government in this process and requests support from all Manitoulin Island Municipalities be forwarded to The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada with a copy to Carol Hughes, MP, Algoma Manitoulin and Owen Sound Transportation
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of Billings supports the Township of Tehkummah’s request and will forward a letter of support to The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Carol Hughes, MPP and Susan Schrempf.
2013-069 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $70,402.54
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 1017 to 1052 as described in the attached register.
2013-070 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-15, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading and enacted.
2013-071 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we adjourn from this regular meeting of Council at 9:03 until our next regular meeting of March 5, 2013, 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.