Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
December 21, 2015
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Barb Erskine,
Staff: Clerk Treasurer/CAO, Kathy McDonald
Media: Tom Sasvari, Sharon Jackson
Members of the General Public
Regrets: Brian Parker, Tom Imrie
2015-442 Alkenbrack – Erskine
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 Hunt presiding.
2015-443 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that the agenda for the December 21, 2015 regular meeting of Council be accepted as presented.
2015-444 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the December 1, 2015 regular meeting as presented.
2015-445 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the December 7, 2015 special meeting as presented.
Councillor Erskine reported on the Recreation Committee meeting of December 2, 2015. They are planning for Winter Fest and the Green Living Expo.
Councillor Erskine reported on the Go Green Committee meeting held December 16, 2015.
Councillor Erskine reported on the Joint Building Systems meeting held December 7, 2015.
Councillor Alkenbrack reported on the Library Board meeting held December 15, 2015.
Mayor Hunt reported on the Manitoulin Municipal Association meeting that was held on December 16, 2015.
2015-446 Alkenbrack - Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council rescinds resolution 2015-437 and reinstates Tom Imrie as Councillor.
2015-447 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township of Billings will advertise in “This is Manitoulin” for a cost of $795 plus hst and in “Manitoulin’s Magazine with a block ad in the amount of $328. Plus hst.
2015-448 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approve C2S to prepare the waterfront project summary document for a fee of $1000.00 plus hst.
2015-449 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council supports the New Imaging Project (Central Ontario Orthophotograph Project-2016 ) that the Manitoulin Planning Board is proposing and realizes the costs associated with it.
2015-450 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township will pay the registration and expenses for Barb Erskine and Sharon Alkenbrack to attend the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference in August, 2016.
2015-451 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council recognizes the Winter Fest, being held in Kagawong on February 19 and 20, 2016 as a municipally significant event.
2015-452 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment
General Accounts $138,987.86
Water Capital Account $ 31,586.02
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 3513 to 3549 and 102 to 103 as described in the attached register.
2015-453 Alkenbrack – Erskine
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 8:20 p.m. in order to discuss a matter pertaining to b) personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local Board and e) litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board.
2015-454 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this in camera session and resumes our regular meeting at 9:05 p.m.
2015-455 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2015-46, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
2015-456 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourn from this regular meeting until our next regular meeting of January 5, 2016, or Call of the Chair.
Austin Hunt, Mayor Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer/CAO
These minutes have been prepared but are not considered official until approved by Council at a subsequent meeting.