Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
April 7, 2015
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Barb Erskine, Tom Imrie and Brian Parker
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer, Rick Rusk, Public Works Superintendent
Media: Tom Sasvari and Sharon Jackson
Members of the General Public
2015-85 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this regular meeting of Council be opened at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Austin Hunt presiding in the Chair.
2014-86 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the March 16, 2014 regular meeting of Council be accepted as presented.
Councillor Imrie reported on the Museum Board meeting that was held on April 1, 2015.
Councillor Erskine reported on the April 1, 2015 Recreation Committee meeting and on the Easter Egg Hunt on April 4, 2015.
Councillor Erskine reported on the March 25, 2015 Joint Building Systems meeting.
Councillor Alkenbrack reported on the Library Board meeting of March 24, 2015.
Mayor Hunt reminded Councillors of the FONOM Annual General Meeting being held May 6, 7, 8, 2015.
2017-87 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2015-17, being a By-Law to regulate the proceedings of the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Billings be given first reading.
2015-88 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the tender from Manitoulin Fuels in the amount of $13,303.50 to supply and install two fuel tanks and one electric transfer pump to TSSA standards as outlined in the quote.
2015-89 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2015-14, being a By-Law to enter into a rental agreement with the Billings Recreation Committee be given second and third reading and enacted.
2015-90 Imrie – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to review the application for variance to By-Law 18 as described in the Planning Board File 8011ZBL-15-001 upon satisfactory proof that the encroaching deck on cottage B has been removed.
2015-91 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council appoints Louis Couillard and Randy Smith to the Fire Department.
2015-92 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the township will pay the registration and expenses for the Clerk Treasurer to attend the Fred Dean workshop in North Bay on June 5, 2015
2015-93 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the township will pay the expenses of Tom Imrie to attend the 2015 Toronto Emergency Management Symposium, November 18 to 20th.
2015-94 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council would not oppose a site specific zoning amendment as requested by Oliver Newlands at Berry Boats on a without prejudice basis, to permit installation of 2 sea containers in the location identified by Mr. Newlands behind the existing building.
2015-95 Alkenbrack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the township will pay the registration and expenses for Chris Cyr and Floyd Becks to attend the Gravel School in Sudbury on May 11 and 12, 2015.
2015-96 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the township will accept the tender from Cambrian Truck Centre for the Western Star 47000SB with Viking equipment in the amount of $247,532.00 plus hst of $32,179.16 (total $279,711.16)
2015-97 Imrie – Parker
WHEREAS, Senior’s Month is an annual province-wide celebration;
AND WHEREAS, seniors have contributed and continued to contribute immensely to the life and vibrancy of this community;
AND WHEREAS their contributions past and present warrant appreciation and recognition and their stories deserve to be told;
AND WHEREAS the health and well-being of seniors is in the interest of all and further adds to the health and well-being of the community;
AND WHEREAS the knowledge and experience that seniors pass on to us continues to benefit all;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township of Billings does hereby proclaim June 1-30, 2015 Seniors’ Month in the Township of Billings and encourage all citizens to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our seniors.
2015-98 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves having the Kagawong Clearwell and Backwash tank, at the Water Treatment Plant, inspected as part of the Water Capital Project at a cost of $8,800 to Makar Coatings Inspection. If repair is needed there will be an additional charge from Ontario Clean Water Agency in the amount of $1036 plus hst for review and recommendation for repairs.
2015-99 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $183,149.74
Water Accounts $ 8, 536.88
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 2959 to 3000 and Water Capital Cheque number 85 as described in the attached register.
2015-100 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2015-19, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2015-101 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this regular meeting of Council at 9:01 until our next regular meeting of April 20, 2015 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 at a subsequent meeting.