Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
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.
2017-044 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that the agenda for the February 21, 2017 regular meeting of Council be accepted as presented.
2017-045 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the minutes of the February 7, 2017 regular meeting as presented.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2017-051 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Billings donate $3000 to 4elements as per Resolution 2015-392.
2017-052 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Todd Gordon be hired as the Economic Development Officer on a three year contract.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Austin Hunt, Mayor Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer/CAO
These minutes have been prepared but are not considered official until approved by Council at a subsequent meeting.