Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
Regular Meeting Minutes
March 20, 2017
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Nora Bath-Haring, Barbara Erskine, Brian Parker
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer/CAO, Floyd Becks, Public Works Superintendent, Todd Gordon, Economic Development Officer
Members of the General Public
2017-074 Parker – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that this regular meeting of Council be opened with a quorum present at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Austin Hunt presiding.
2017-075 Alkenbrack – Bath-Haring
BE IT RESOLVED that the agenda for the March 20, 2017 regular meeting of Council be accepted as amended.
Removed from the agenda was item 4) Adoption of Minutes b) March 14, 2017
Removed from the agenda was item 8) New Business h) Committee Etiquette
2017-076 Parker – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the minutes of the March 7, 2017 Council meeting as presented.
Councillor Parker reported on the Manitoulin Municipal Association meeting held March 15, 2017.
Councillor Erskine reported on the Recreation Committee, the Go Green Committee, the Joint Building Systems Committee and the Canada 150 Committee.
Councillor Alkenbrack reported on the Economic Development Committee meeting that was held March 19, 2017.
2017-077 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that By-Law 2017-15, being a by-law to enter into a lease agreement for 156 Main Street be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
2017-078 Parker – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that the Township will pay the registration and expenses for Floyd Becks to attend the T.J. Mahony Road School May 8 -10 and for Chris Cyr to attend the Municipal Health and Safety Course from May 8 – 10.
2017-079 Alkenbrack – Bath-Haring
BE IT RESOLVED that Council shall approve all wording put on the heritage plaques, sculpture plaques and trail name before they are finalized.
2017-080 Bath-Haring – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that the 2017 Marina Rates be as follows:
- H. Hunt Marina
Seasonal Services Slip $30.00 per foot
Seasonal No Service $25.00 per foot
Transient Overnight $ 1.30 per foot
Weekly No Service $ 4.00 per foot
Weekly Services $ 7.00 per foot
Small Craft Harbour
Seasonal large slip $325.00 (up to 24’)
Seasonal small slip $295.00 (up to 18’)
Double Slip $500.00
Weekly no service $ 4.00
In/Out $ 5.00
Pump Outs $10.00
HST will be applied to all rates except the Daily Launch Rate.
2017-081 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that by-law 2017-16, being a by-law to enter into contracts with artists for the Billings Art and Heritage Trail project be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
2017-082 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves bulk tendering with Manitoulin North Shore Road Superintendents Association.
2017-083 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that student wages for 2017 shall be $11.25 per hour except for the Swim Instructor who will be paid $14.50 per hour.
2017-084 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council acknowledges receipt of Hydro notification to apply herbicide and grants approval for applying herbicide.
2017-085 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $143,061.30
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 4360 to 4386 as described in the attached register.
2017-086 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that in accordance with Section 239 of the Municipal Act, 2001 S.O. Chapter 25, this Council proceed to a Closed Session at 8:15 p.m. in order to discuss a matter pertaining to personal matters about an individual, including municipal or local Board and labour relations or employee negotiations.
2917-087 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council adjourns from this in camera session and resumes our regular meeting at 8:40 p.m.
2017-088 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the in camera minutes of the December 19, 2016 and the February 21, 2017 meetings as presented.
2017-089 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves an increase of one step in the salary grid to Bruce Mercer who performs duties of Finance Assistant, By-law Officer and Marina Manager (seasonal) effective March 18, 2017.
2017-090 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that By-law 2017-017, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
2017-091 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Council adjourn from this regular meeting of Council at 8:44 p.m. until our next regular meeting of April 4, 2017 or Call of the Chair.