Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
September 19, 2016
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Barbara Erskine, Brian Parker
Regrets: Tom Imrie
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer, and Rick Rusk Public Works Superintendent
Media: Tom Sasvari, Sharon Jackson (at 8:05 p.m.)
Delegations: Manitoulin Streams (Seija Deschenes)
Members of the General Public
2016-220 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this regular meeting of Council be opened with a quorum present at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Hunt presiding.
2016-221 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the agenda for the September 19, 2016 regular meeting of Council be accepted as amended.
The agenda was amended to add under 8. New Business f) Harvest Glory Days
2016-222 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the minutes of the September 6, 2016 regular meeting as presented.
2016-223 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the September 13, 2016 Committee of the Whole meeting as presented.
Councillor Erskine reported on the Bark in the Park Event put on by the Recreation Committee.
Councillor Erskine reported on the Go Green Committee.
Councillor Erskine reported on the 150 Grant Committee.
Councillor Alkenbrack reported on the Economic Development Committee.
Mayor Hunt reported on the FONOM meeting that he recently attended.
2016-224 Parker – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council supports the request to keep sled dogs in an area zoned rural, provided that the owner is a member of the Canadian Kennel Club, and remains a member as long as they have more than the number of dogs allotted in the Keeping of Pets by-law.
2016-225 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township agrees to purchase 50 chairs from the Island Community Church for $1000.
2016-226 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township will pay the registration and expenses for Brian Parker to attend the Rural Ontario Municipal Association Conference on January 29-31, 2017.
2016-227 Parker – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the township will pay the registration and expenses for Barbara Erskine to attend the AMO Energy Symposium on November 3 and 4, 2016.
2016-228 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the leave of absence request from Tom Imrie for January, February and March 2017.
2016-229 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to arrange for Snowplow Operator Training for the Township Public Works staff and see if other island municipalities have any staff that would like to attend the training.
2016-230 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Billings Township supports the Manitoulin Tourism Association in their application for funding for a Lumberjack and Heritage Festival.
2016-231 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts: $246,891.82
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 4025 to 4044 as described in the attached register.
2016-232 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2016-33, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2016-233 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourn from this regular meeting of Council at 8:54 p.m. until our next regular meeting of October 4, 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.