Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
June 16, 2014
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sandi Hurcomb, Tom Imrie, Brian Parker, Gerry Mack
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer and Rick Rusk, Public Works Superintendent
Media: Tom Sasvari
Members of the General Public
Councillor Gerry Mack declared a conflict of Interest in item 6. C) New Business, Planning Board App. B09-14
2014-144 Imrie – Parker
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 Austin Hunt presiding in the Chair.
2014-145 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the June 3, 2014 regular meeting as presented.
Councillor Tom Imrie reported on the Billings Waterfront Improvement Committee meeting held last week.
2014-146 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Billings Council a) objects to the “weighted vote” concept at the Manitoulin Planning Board, and b) should the weighted voted concept be in effect, that the “weighted vote” would only apply to issues directly related to those municipalities who have a “weighted vote”, and further that this information be conveyed to the Planning Board for any action they deem necessary.
2014-147 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Clerk Treasurer to send the draft Automatic Aid Agreement as recommended by the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office to Central Manitoulin Township for their review and approval.
2014-148 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2014-21, being a by-law to enter into a lease agreement with 4Elements for 91 Main Street Upper be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
Councillor Gerry Mack declared a conflict of interest, as noted above, and did not participate in the discussion or vote regarding the following resolution.
2014-149 Parker – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to send a letter to the Manitoulin Planning Board advising them that the Municipality has no comments or recommendations regarding the Application for Consent, File B09-14, and acknowledges receipt of the letter from Fraser Montgomery on behalf of the co-owners of the adjacent property.
2014-150 Hurcomb – Imrie
WHEREAS, The Township of Billings has issued Request for Proposals for a Consulting Engineer for the Membrane Filtration Retrofit for Kagawong Water Treatment Plant,
AND WHEREAS, three proposals were received and reviewed by the proposal review team and a recommendation was made to Council,
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT Billings Council accepts the Request For Proposal from R.V. Anderson Limited for Consulting Engineering on the Water Treatment Plant retrofit project, in the amount of $105,750.
2014-151 Hurcomb – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $90,144.69
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 2208 and 2241 as described in the attached register.
2014-152 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2014-22, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2014-153 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this regular meeting of Council at 7:58 until our next regular meeting of July 2, 2014, 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.