October 19, 2015 Minutes

Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
Regular Meeting
October 19, 2015

PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Barb Erskine, Tom Imrie and Brian Parker
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer and Rick Rusk, Public Works Superintendent
Media: Tom Sasvari, Sharon Jackson
Members of the General Public

2015-373 Erskine – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this regular meeting of the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Billings be opened at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Austin Hunt presiding.
Carried

2015-374 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the agenda for the October 19, 2015 regular meeting of Council be accepted as amended.
Carried

Under 8. New Business a) Water Management Plan was replaced with Correspondence from Susan Nardi.

2015-375 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the October 6, 2015 regular meeting as presented.
Carried

2015-376 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the October 13, 2015 Committee of the Whole Meeting as presented.
Carried

Councillor Parker reported on the Community Policing Advisory Committee meeting that was held on October 14, 2015.
Councillor Erskine reported on the upcoming events for the Recreation Committee and the Go Green Committee.
Councillor Alkenbrack reported on the Economic Development Committee.

2015-377 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-law 2015-39 being a by-law to authorize the borrowing of funds from the municipal reserves and establish a repayment schedule be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
Carried

2015-378 Alkenbrack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves the following donations for 2015:

Gore Bay Manitoulin Airport $ 500
Manitoulin Streams $1000
Manitoulin Fish and Game Club $1000
Manitoulin Health Centre $ 500 (not annual commitment)
Manitoulin Student Aid Fund $ 250
Manitoulin Family Resources $ 200 (food basket program)
Angel Bus $400

Carried

2015-379 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to purchase a GPS system for the Public Works Vehicles in the amount of $9849.08 from ACE as described in the attached quote.
Carried

2015-380 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE A.V.L. system be installed in the grader along with the other designated equipment.
Carried

2015-381 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accept the Minutes of Settlement for the following properties:
5121 000 006 18206
Carried

2015-382 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $ 27,295.52
Water Capital Accounts $121,831.36
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 3389 to 3408 and Water Capital cheque number 97 as described in the attached register.
Carried

2015-383 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT in accordance with Section239 of the Municipal Act, 2001 S.O. Chapter 25, this Council proceed to a Closed Session at 8:28 p.m. in order to discuss a matter pertaining to b) personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local Board.
Carried

2015-384 Imrie – Alkenbrack
Resolution passed in camera to provide direction to the Clerk Treasurer

2015-385 Imrie – Parker
Resolution passed in camera to provide direction to the Clerk Treasurer

2015-386 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this in camera session at 9:09 p.m. and resumes our regular meeting.
Carried

2015-387 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2015-40, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
Carried

2015-388 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this meeting until our regular meeting of Council at 9:11 p.m. or Call of the Chair.
Carried
_________________________             ________________________________
Austin Hunt, Mayor                                         Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer

10/20/15:KM

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

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