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November 5, 2013 Meeting Minutes

PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Tom Imrie, Gerry Mack and Brian Parker.
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer and Rick Rusk, Public Works Superintendent.
Media: Tom Sasvari and Sharon Jackson.
Members of the General Public
Regrets: Councillor Sandi Hurcomb

2013-326 Mack –Parker

BE IT RESOLVED THAT this regular meeting of Council be opened at 7:30 p.m. with a quorum present with Mayor Hunt presiding in the Chair.

Carried

2013-327 Parker – Imrie

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the October 21, 2013 regular meeting as presented.

Carried

Councillor Imrie reported on the November 4 Museum Board meeting.

Councillor Imrie reported on the POA (Provincial Offences) meeting he attended November 5.

Councillor Mack reported on the November 2 Recreation Committee meeting.

2013-328 Imrie – Parker

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Clerk-Treasurer to accept Gore Bay’s landfill of 200 truck loads more or less of contaminated soil and other material previously described, at a fee of $325.00 per load plus Gore Bay will supply the equipment and operator to pile the fill as directed by the Public Works Superintendent; said material to consist solely of material described by EXP Engineering in its various reports to the Township.

Carried

2013-329 Imrie – Parker

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Clerk Treasurer to issue tenders for a 90 horsepower backhoe.

Carried

2013-330 Mack – Parker

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the purchase of tables for the Park Centre to a maximum cost of $1800.

Carried

2013-331 Parker – Imrie

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to contribute $250 to the Manitoulin Student Aid Fund and that the award will be presented by Mayor Hunt.

Carried

2013-332 Parker – Mack

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accept the Minutes of Settlement for the following property: 51 21 000 007 103-00

Carried

2013-333 Imrie - Parker

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-49, being a By-Law to update and consolidate Cemetery regulations for Kagawong Cedars Cemetery be given first reading.

Carried

2013-334 Imrie – Parker

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-49, being a By-Law to update and consolidate Cemetery regulations for Kagawong Cedars Cemetery be given second reading.

Carried

2013-335 Imrie – Parker

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-49, being a By-Law to update and consolidate Cemetery regulations for Kagawong Cedars Cemetery be given third reading and enacted.

Carried

2013-336 Imrie – Parker

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Billings Township will apply for funding to provincial and federal agencies for the Design and Consultation phase of the Billings Waterfronts Improvement Project as presented to the community on October 25, 2013

AND FURTHER that the application shall be reviewed and approved by Council before submission.

Carried

2013-337 Parker – Mack

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment: General Accounts $77,912.68

And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 1165 to 1703 as described in the attached register.

Carried

2013-338 Mack – Parker

BE IT RESOLVED THAT we go in camera at 9 p.m. to discuss matters pertaining to the security of the property of the municipality as per the Municipal Act, S.O. Session 239(1)(a).

Carried

2013-339 Parker – Mack

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourn from this in camera session at 9:25 p.m. and resume our regular meeting.

Carried

2013-340 Parker – Mack

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-50, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading and enacted.

Carried

2013-341 Imrie – Parker

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns for this regular meeting of Council at 9:30 p.m. until our next regular meeting of November 18, 2013 or Call of the Chair.

Carried