Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
July 7, 2015
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Barb Erskine, Tom Imrie and Brian Parker.
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer and Rick Rusk, Public Works Superintendent
Delegations: Bill Riley, MIS Insurance
Media: Tom Sasvari and Sharon Jackson
2015-262 Imrie – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that this regular meeting of the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Billings be opened at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Austin Hunt presiding.
2015-263 Alkenbrack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED that the minutes of the June 15, 2015 regular meeting of Council be accepted as presented.
2015-264 Imrie – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that the minutes of the June 16, 2015 budget meeting be accepted as presented.
Bill Riley, from MIS Insurance made a presentation to Council regarding the current insurance that the township has.
Councillor Imrie reported on the July 6, 2015 museum meeting.
Councillor Parker reported on the Provincial Offences Board emergency meeting that was held on July 6, 2015.
Councillor Erskine reported on the Recreation Committee car wash held July 4, 2015.
Councillor Alkenbrack reported on the Economic Development Committee.
Mayor Hunt reminded Council of the July 15, 2015 Manitoulin Municipal Association meeting.
2015-265 Imrie – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to submit the Phase II Application for the Economic Development position funding.
July 7, 2015
2015-266 Imrie – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that By-Law 2015-17, being a by-law to regulate the proceedings of the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Billings be given third reading and enacted.
2015-267 Imrie – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the 2015 Budget as presented.
2015-268 Imrie – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that By-Law 2015-28, being a By-Law to provide for the adoption of tax rates and to further provide for penalty and interest in default of payment thereof for 2015 be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
2015-269 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED that the township will pay registration and expenses for the Clerk Treasurer to attend a training course in Sudbury on July 14, 2015.
2015-270 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED that Council permits the fish and game club to use a generator at the hatchery building to operate the chiller.
2015-271 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the request to plant a tree by Mr. Dougal Bichan provided that the location of the tree and any memorial plaque that may be installed is approved by Council prior to the installation and planting occurs.
2015-272 Imrie – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Billings Township will donate $50 to the Tweed Disaster Relief fund.
2015-273 Alkenbrack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED that Council approved the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $202,504.24
Water Capital Account $ 2,143.84
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 3149 to 3193 and 92.
July 7, 2015
2015-274 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED that By-Law 2015-29, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2015-275 Imrie – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Council adjourns from this regular meeting of Council at 9:19 p.m. until the next regular meeting of July 20, 2015, 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.