February 21, 2017 Minutes

Council of the Corporation of

The Township of Billings

Regular Meeting

February 21, 2017

Present:  Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Nora Bath-Haring, Barbara Erskine, Brian Parker

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

Media:  Tom Sasvari, Sharon Jackson

Member of the General Public

 

2017-043  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

 

2017-044  Alkenbrack – Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that the agenda for the February 21, 2017 regular meeting of Council be accepted as presented.

Carried

 

2017-045  Erskine – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the minutes of the February 7, 2017 regular meeting as presented.

Carried

 

Councillor Parker reported on the February 15, 2017 CPAC meeting.

Councillor Erskine reported that the Winterfest was a success. The next meeting is March 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Councillor Erskine reported on the Canada 150 Committee Meeting. The next meeting is March 1, 2017.

Councillor Alkenbrack reported on the Economic Development Committee.

Mayor Hunt reported that the FONOM annual meeting is in North Bay May 10, 11, 12.

Mayor Hunt reported that the Museum Board would be receiving the Pearson Exhibit for a six month period.

 

 

2017-046  Erskine – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that Council appoints Michael Perry to the Museum Board.

Carried

 

2017-047  Alkenbrack – Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that By-law 2017-07, being a by-law to establish the tax ratios for 2017, be given first, second, third reading and enacted.

Carried

 

2017-048  Alkenbrack – Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that By-law 2017-08, being a by-law for an interim tax levy be given first, second third reading and enacted.

Carried

 

2017-049  Erskine – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that By-Law 2017-09, being a by-law to allow for temporary borrowing, if needed, be given first, second, third reading and enacted.

Carried

 

2017-050  Erskine – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that Council has no concerns or issues with the installation of the proposed Xplornet tower at 1428B Lakeshore Road.

Carried

2017-051  Erskine – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that Billings donate $3000 to 4elements as per Resolution 2015-392.

Carried

 

2017-052  Erskine – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that Todd Gordon be hired as the Economic Development Officer on a three year contract.

Carried

 

2017-053  Parker – Bath-Haring

BE IT RESOLVED that By-Law 2017-11, being a by-law to enter into a funding agreement with Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport be given first, second, third reading and enacted.

Carried

 

2017-054  Bath-Haring – Parker

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to send a letter of acknowledgement to Manitoulin Cycling Advocates that the 7th Annual Manitoulin Passage Ride will involve roadways in Billings Township.

Carried

 

2017-055  Alkenbrack – Erskine

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

General Accounts             $69,918.01

And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques umber 4306 go 4336 as described in the attached register.

Carried

 

2017-056  Alkenbrack – Erskine

BE TI RESOLVED that in accordance with Section 239 of the Municipal Act, 2001 S.O. Chapter 25, this Council proceed to a Closed Session at 8:11 p.m. in order to discuss a matter pertaining to personal matters about an identifiable individual.

Carried

 

2017-057  Alkenbrack – Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that Council adjourn from this in camera meeting at 8:26 p.m. and go into a public meeting.

Carried

 

 

 

2017-058  Erskine – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that By-Law 2017-12, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second, third reading and enacted.

Carried

 

2017-059  Erskine – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that Council adjourn from this regular meeting of Council at 8:32 p.m., until our next regular meeting of March 7, 2017 or Call of the Chair.

Carried

 

______________________                                ___________________________

Austin Hunt, Mayor                                                      Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer/CAO

 

2/22/17:km

 

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

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