March 20, 2017 Council Minutes

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.

Carried

 

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.

Carried

 

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.

Carried

 

 

 

 

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.

Carried

 

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.

Carried

 

2017-080 Bath-Haring – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that the 2017 Marina Rates be as follows:

 

  1. 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

 

Launch

In/Out                                     $ 5.00

Season                                     $50.00

 

Pump Outs                                         $10.00

 

HST will be applied to all rates except the Daily Launch Rate.

 

Carried

 

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.

Carried

 

2017-082 Alkenbrack – Erskine

BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves bulk tendering with Manitoulin North Shore Road Superintendents Association.

Carried

 

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.

Carried

 

2017-084 Erskine – Alkenbrack

BE IT RESOLVED that Council acknowledges receipt of Hydro notification to apply herbicide and grants approval for applying herbicide.

Carried

 

 

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.

Carried

 

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.

Carried

 

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.

Carried

 

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.

Carried

 

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.

Carried

 

 

 

 

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.

Carried

 

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.

Carried

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