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June 16, 2014 Council Meeting

Council of the Corporation of

The Township of Billings

Regular Meeting

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.

Carried

 

2014-145  Imrie – Parker

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the June 3, 2014 regular meeting as presented.

Carried

 

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.

Carried

 

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.

Carried

 

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.

Carried

 

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.

Carried

 

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.

Carried

 

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.

Carried

 

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.

Carried

 

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.

Carried

 

 

 

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Austin Hunt, Mayor                                        Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer

 

06/17/14:km

 

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