February 7, 2016 Minutes

Council of the Corporation of

The Township of Billings
Regular Meeting

February 7, 2017

 

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

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

Media:  Tom Sasvari

Member of the General Public

 

2017-020  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

 

2017-021  Erskine – Bath-Haring

BE IT RESOLVED that the agenda for the February 7, 2017 regular meeting of Council be accepted as amended.

Carried

 

The agenda was amended as follows:

Added under Old Business e) reschedule Embedded Energy Manager meeting

Added under New Business k) Association of Municipalities of Ontario Annual Conference.

 

Mayor Hunt declared a conflict of interest item 8. g) as he had an application for property severance.

Councillor Parker declared a conflict of interest in item 7. b) tax sale property.

 

2017-022  Erskine – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the minutes of the January 16, 2017 regular meeting as presented.

Carried

 

2017-023  Erskine – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the minutes of the January 18, 2017 meeting as presented.

Carried

2017-024  Alkenbrack – Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the minutes of the January 19, 2017 meeting as presented.

Carried

 

Councillor Bath-Haring reported on the February 6, 2017 Museum Board meeting.

Councillor Parker attended the ROMA conference and reported on the delegation with Minister Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure. The meeting was somewhat disheartening.

Councillor Erskine also reported on the ROMA Conference and the delegation with Minister Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines.  The meeting was very positive.

Councillor Erskine reported on the Canada 150 Grant Committee with updates on the sculpture trail, Summerfest, plaques and kiosk.

Councillor Erskine reported on the Highlights of the ROMA Conference.

Councillor Alkenbrack reported on the January 17, 2017 Library Board meeting.

Mayor Hunt reported on his trip to ROMA, the vendors display, FONOM delegations, Hospitality Suites and the Ontario Foods booth.

 

2017-025  Bath-Haring – Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that Committees that the Councillors are on are as follows:

 

Cemetery Board                                  Nora Bath-Haring

Economic Development Committee  Sharon Alkenbrack

Go Green Committee                         Barbara Erskine

Library Board                                     Sharon Alkenbrack

Museum Committee                           Nora Bath-Haring, Aus Hunt

Park Centre Advisory Committee      Sharon Alkenbrack

Recreation Committee                       Barbara Erskine

 

Joint Committees where Billings Has one seat, appointed by Council

Community Policing                          Brian Parker

Deer Management Advisory              Brian Parker

Information Booth                              Nora Bath-Haring

Joint Buildings Systems                     Barbara Erskine

Manitoulin Municipal Association     Austin Hunt, Brian Parker

Manitoulin Planning Board                Austin Hunt

Provincial Offences Act                     Brian Parker

 

Carried

 

Councillor Parker declared a conflict of interest and did not take part in the discussion regarding resolution 2017-026.

 

2017-026  Bath-Haring – Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to proceed with having the following properties transferred into the name of The Corporation of the Township of Billings:  PIN 47119-0386 (LT) Pt Lot 27, Con 16, Billings, Being Part 1, 31R377 s/t debts in RM42852 and  PIN 47119-0395 (LT) Pt Lot 27, Con 16, Billings being Pts 2-4 31R-377, s/t debts in RM42852, Township of Billings, Tax Roll No. 5121 000 007 12800 000

Carried

 

 

2017-027  Erskine – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that By-law 2017-03, being a by-law to enter into a marketing licence agreement between the Township of Billings and Service Line Warranties of Canada Inc. be given first, second, third reading and enacted.

Carried

 

2017-028  Erskine – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the following sites for the sculptures providing that none of them interfere with any Manitoulin Streams projects planned along the river:

 

Site Artist
Sandy Beach Kathryn Corbiere (Great Lakes Trees)
Kagawong River Trail Down River of the Blue Pedestrian Bridge Crossing Robert Cram Installation
Grassy area beside Chess set/Mudge Bay Mercantile Quinn Smallboy (Drum rings)
Kagawong River Trail – near entrance to trail off of Henry Street behind Mudge Bay Mercanitle KWEST (aka Matt McNaught)
Picnic area near entrance to Adventure Trail (ie  entrance to lesser used side of river) Hooman Medizadehjafari (Globe sculpture)
Lawn in front of Park Centre Ted Fullerton (3 ascending figures)
Mudge Bay Public Beach Community Designed – artist fabricated sculpture (Carved Granite Boulder)

 

Carried

2017-029  Parker – Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that By-law 2017-04, being a by-law to enter into a funding agreement with the Ontario Trillium Foundation be given first, second, third reading and enacted.

Carried

2017-030  Parker – Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that By-law 2017-05, being a by-law to enter into a funding agreement with her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Industry, be given first, second, third reading and enacted.

Carried

 

2017-031  Bath-Haring - Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Brian Parker, Barbara Erskine and Kathy McDonald be appointed to the Economic Development Officer Hiring Committee.

Carried

 

 

 

2017-032  Alkenbrack – Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that the Township will pay for the Clerk Treasurer/CAO to attend the following webinars

Taking the Mysteries out of Meeting Procedures, Part 2

Hidden Secrets of Leadership Development

Oaths Affidavits and Swearing Made Legal

Both AMTCO Bill 68 webinars

Carried

 

 

2017-033  Alkenbrack – Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that the money budgeted in 2016 to be spent on the museum roof ($10,000) be transferred from the 2016 budget into general reserves and that any surplus funds from the 2016 audit be put into general reserves.

Carried

 

Mayor Hunt declared a conflict of interest and removed himself from the Chair of the meeting for the matters pertaining to the Planning Board.   Councillor Alkenbrack Chaired this portion of the meeting.

 

2017-034  Alkenbrack - Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that Council has no suggestions, information or conditions to add to the application for Consent, File B01-17.

Carried

 

2017-035  Alkenbrack - Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that Council has no suggestions, information or conditions to add to the application for Consent, File B02-17.

Carried

 

2017-036  Parker – Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township of Billings has no comments or concerns regarding Application for consent, File No. B03-17, B04-17 and B05-17.

Carried

Mayor Hunt resumed Chairing the meeting.

 

2017-037  Erskine – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer/CAO to send to Ontario Property Services the list of properties that are three years or more in tax arrears and to start the tax sales procedure.

Carried

 

2017-038  Alkenbrack – Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Brian Parker be approved to attend the AMO Conference August 2017.

Carried

 

 

2017-039  Alkenbrack – Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer/CAO to send a letter to Bob Clifford stating that the township had no objection to his proposed dredging work providing that the work does not have a negative impact on the spawning beds in the area, the adjacent neighbours have no objections and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry issues a permit.

Carried

 

 

2017-040  Alkenbrack – Parker

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

General Accounts                   $155,7454.78

And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 4280 to 4305 as described in the attached register.

Carried

 

2017-041  Alkenbrack – Bath-Haring

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2017-06, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.

Carried

 

2017-042  Parker -Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourn from this regular meeting of Council at 9:15 p.m. until our next regular meeting of February 21, 2017 or Call of the Chair.

Carried

 

 

 

 

 

________________________                   _______________________________

Austin Hunt, Mayor                                                    Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer/CAO

 

2/8/17:km

 

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

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