Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
October 4, 2016
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Barbara Erskine, Tom Imrie and Brian Parker
Staff: Clerk Treasurer Kathy McDonald, Public Works Superintendent Rick Rusk and Fire Chief Merv Gilchrist.
Media: Tom Sasvari, Sharon Jackson
Members of the General Public
2016-234 Imrie – Parker
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.
2016-235 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED that the agenda for the October 4, 2016 regular meeting of Council be accepted as amended.
Added to the agenda under 8) New Business d) Phase II Grant Applications
2016-236 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the Minutes of the September 19, 2016 regular meeting as presented.
Councillor Imrie reported on the Centennial Manor meeting that he attended.
Councillor Parker reported on the September 21, 2016 Manitoulin Municipal Meeting that he attended.
Councillor Erskine reported on the Recreation Committee and Go Green Committee as well as on the Risk Management Symposium that she attended.
Councillor Alkenbrack reported on the Library Board meeting of September 20, 2016 and the Economic Development Committee.
2016-237 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the purchase of one EBFCC-28 Combi tool from A J Stone Co. Ltd in the amount of $14,443.66 including tax.
2016-238 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED that Council supports the Manitoulin Streams project Kag 174 for restoration of a section of Kagawong River, between the Michael Belmore Sculpture and before the bridge.
2016-239 Imrie – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the registration and expenses for the following to attend the AMO Conference August 13 -16 in Ottawa: Austin Hunt, Barbara Erskine, Sharon Alkenbrack.
2016-240 Erskine – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the Minutes of Settlement and applications made under Section 357 and 358 for the following properties:
5121 000 002 04100 0000 (part of 2015)
5121 000 004 10411 0000 (2016)
2016-241 Erskine – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of Billings declares October 17 – 23, 2016 as Waste Reduction Week.
2016-242 Imrie – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that By-Law 2016-34, being a by-law to enter into an agreement with Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario (as represented by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, for funding under the formula based component of the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
2016-243 Alkenbrack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $74,610.78
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 4045 to 4074 as described in the attached register.
2016-244 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED that In accordance with Section 239 (1) c of the Municipal Act, 2001 S.O. Chapter 25, this Council proceed to a Closed Session at 8:36 p.m. in order to discuss a matter pertaining to a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board.
2016-245 Erskine – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the Minutes of the June 20, 2016 in Camera minutes as presented.
2016-246 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED that Council adjourns from this in camera meeting at 8:58 p.m. and resumes our regular meeting.
During the in camera meeting the Clerk Treasurer/CAO was given direction from Council regarding property.
2016-247 Erskine – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED that By-Law 2016-35, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2016-248 Imrie – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Council adjourn from this regular meeting of Council at 9:00 p.m. until our next regular meeting of October 17, 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.