Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
Regular Council Meeting
April 1, 2014
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sandi Hurcomb, Tom Imrie, Gerry Mack and Brian Parker.
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer and Rick Rusk, Public Works Superintendent
Media: Sharon Jackson, Tom Sasvari
Delegations: Billings Library Board, Bill Elliott, Chair
Members of the General Public
2014-071 Parker – Imrie
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.
2014-072 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the March 17, 2014 regular meeting as presented.
Councillor Imrie reported on the meeting with Split Rail Brewing and the Provincial and Federal Governments that was held April 1, 2014.
Councillor Hurcomb reported on the Waste Management Advisory Committee meeting.
Councillor Mack reported on the March 18th Park Centre Advisory Committee meeting.
2014-073 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to accept the Tender from Saari Construction for 91 Main St in the amount of $43,200 for repairs and $7,800 for the roof.
2014-074 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to enter into the contract, as presented, with Marcus Mohr for website design, development, and programming.
2014-075 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to order five three-bin dumpsters, ¾” T&G Cedar from Dig and Doug Furniture.
2014-076 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Billings Township hire OCWA as Project Manager as per Proposal No. 14017-00 dated March 26, 2014.
2014-077 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2014-08, being a by-law to set tax ratios for 2014 be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
2014-078 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2014-09 being a by-law to provide for an interim tax levy be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
2014-079 Mack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2014-10 being a by-law to adopt optional tools for the purposes of administering limits for the Commercial, Industrial and Multi-Residential Property Classes for the year 2014 be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2014-080 Mack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2014-11 being a by-law to provide for Borrowing for Current Expenditures not to exceed $600,000 be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
2014-081 Mack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accept the Minutes of Settlement for the following properties:
5121 000 004 10419
5121 000 002 14500
5121 000 005 12202
2014-082 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Billings Council declares the week of May 4 to 10 Emergency Preparedness Week, and Further that Council declares the month of June 2014 as Senior’s Month.
2014-083 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council supports the Billings Recreation Committee’s application for Special Occasion Sale Permit to sell and serve alcohol at an event-related reception on May 9, 2014 and recognizes the event as a municipally significant event.
2014-084 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $72,337.06
and that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 2016 to 2055 as described in the attached register.
2014-085 Imrie- Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council will now go “in camera” at 8:32 to discuss matters pertaining to Section 239.(1) (b) of the Municipal Act, 2001, c.25, regarding personal matters about an identifiable individual.
2014-086 resolution passed in camera to provide the Clerk Treasurer with direction regarding an individual staff member.
2014-087 Parker- Mack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this in camera meeting at 8:48 and resumes our regular meeting.
2014-088 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the immediate resignation of Delroy Prescott, with regret.
2014-089 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2014-12, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2014-090 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this regular meeting of Council at 8:50 p.m. until our next regular meeting of April 17, 2014, or Call of the Chair.
Austin Hunt, Mayor Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer
These minutes have been prepared but are not considered official until approved by Council and a subsequent meeting.