Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
April 18, 2017
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Barbara Erskine
Staff: Floyd Becks, Public Works Superintendent, Todd Gordon, Economic Development Officer and Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer/CAO
Media: Tom Sasvari
Members of the General Public
Regrets: Councillors Nora Bath-Haring and Brian Parker
2017-111 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.
2017-112 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that the agenda for the April 18, 2017 regular meeting of Council be accepted as amended.
The agenda was amended to remove item 7. Old Business d) Marina Students and add under 8. New Business item e) Dam Water Levels.
Councillor Alkenbrack reported on the Economic Development Committee.
Councillor Erskine reported on the Recreation Committees Easter Egg Hunt and the Joint Building Systems Committee.
Councillor Erskine reported on the upcoming Green Living Event and community clean up to be held April 22.
Councillor Erskine reported that the next Canada 150 Committee meeting will be held Wednesday April 19, 2017.
Mayor Hunt reported that he received a letter from Francois Choquette regarding Bill C-203, which is an Act to amend the Supreme Court Act (understanding the official languages).
2017-113 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the minutes of the April 4, 2017 Council meeting as presented.
2017-114 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council rescind resolution 2017-084 regarding approving the spraying of herbicide by Hydro One.
2017-115 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the sculpture drawings by Robert Cram.
2017-116 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the 2016 Accessibility Plan as presented.
2017-117 Erskine -Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council has reviewed Planning Board Application for Consent, File B-10-17 and has the following comments:
Section 5.3 of the application was not filled out; missing information includes being within 500 metres of agricultural property and industrial/commercial use property and the proximity to the unevaluated wetland. Council approves the application provided that all outstanding taxes, water levy and water capital is paid at time of transfer and pending receipt of Offer to Purchase confirming township will receive outstanding owed funds.
2017-118 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the PTSD Policy as presented.
2017-119 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Billings Township will donate $1000 to Manitoulin Streams for 2017, to help with future projects on the Kagawong River.
2017-120 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $37,648.87
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 4416 to 4432 as described in the attached register.
2017-121 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT in accordance with Section 239 of the Municipal Act, 2001 S.O. Chapter 25, this Council proceed to a closed session at 8:43 p.m. in order to discuss a matter pertaining to personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local Board.
Resolution passed in camera to provide direction to Clerk Treasurer/CAO regarding an identifiable individual.
Resolution passed in camera to provide direction to Clerk Treasurer/CAO regarding staffing.
2017-124 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the minutes of the March 20, 2017 in camera meeting as presented.
2017-125 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the minutes of the April 4, 2017 in camera meeting as presented.
2017-126 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council adjourns from this in camera meeting of Council and resumes our regular meeting at 9:33 p.m.
2017-127 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that By-law 2017-020, being a by-law to confirm he proceedings of Council be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
2017-128 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council adjourns from this regular meeting of Council at 9:34 p.m. until our next regular meeting of May 2, 2017, 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.