Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
December 6, 2016
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Barbara Erskine, Brian Parker
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer, Floyd Becks, Public Works Superintendent
Media: Tom Sasvari
Members of the General Public
2016-290 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.
2016-291 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that the agenda for the December 6, 2016 regular meeting of Council be accepted as amended.
The agenda was amended to move item 10. Information g) McKellar Township Resolution to 8. New Business i).
Councillor Parker declared a Pecuniary interest in item 8. New Business a) Tax Sale Property.
2016-292 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the minutes of the November 21, 2016 regular meeting as presented.
Councillor Parker reported on the December 12, 2016 public meeting with Hydro One.
Councillor Parker reported on the November Manitoulin Municipal Association meeting.
Councillor Erskine reported on the Recreation Committee Planning Session.
Councillor Alkenbrack reported on the Park Centre meeting held last week.
Mayor Hunt reported on the Planning Board meeting.
2016-293 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that By-Law 2016-40, being a by-law to adopt a new Procurement Policy be given first and second reading, as amended.
2016-294 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that By-Law 2016-40, being a by-law to adopt a new Procurement Policy be given third reading and enacted.
2016-295 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of Billings place a bid on file B-14-10 tax sale.
2016-296 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves the application made under Section 357 of the Municipal Act for Roll. No. 51 21 000 003 052 05.
2016-297 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Council confirms the following members of the Fire Department:
Merv Gilchrist, Fire Chief, Randy Peters, Deputy Fire Chief, Charles Beckett, Dennis Beckett, Jim Chambers, Martin Connell, Louis Couillard, Scott Graham, Darren Hayden, Robert Lehman, Kevin Lester, Roger Lloyd, Brad McKay, April Mayer, Joe Moor, Bill Orford, Tracy Paris, Andrew Preyde, Randy Smith and Aaron Wright, Sharon Alkenbrack, Dispatcher, Doug Alkenbrack, Dispatcher, Craig Jackson, Auxiliary.
2016-298 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts, with regret, the resignation of Steve Suite from the Economic Development Committee.
2016-299 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the 2016-17 Winter Operations Planning Document.
2016-300 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council supports the Township of McKellar resolution 16-384, requesting the Provincial Government to recognize the municipal fire service as critical infrastructure by including funding for Fire Department infrastructure as part of the Provincial Government Infrastructure Strategy to Move Ontario Forward.
2016-301 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $61,070.99
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 4163 to 4203 as described in the attached register.
Councillor Parker left the meeting as he had declared a Conflict of Interest in the In Camera Item.
2016-302 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that in accordance with Section 239 (1) of the Municipal Act, 2001 S.O. Chapter 25, this Council proceed to a Closed Session at 8:24 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.
2016-303 Alkenbrack – Erskine
Resolution passed in camera providing the Clerk Treasurer with instructions regarding placing a bid on the property that is up for tax sale, File B-14-10
2016-304 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that council adjourns for this in camera meeting at 8:56 p.m. and resumes our regular meeting.
2016-305 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that By-Law 2016-41, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2016-306 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council adjourns from this regular meeting of Council at 8:57 p.m. until our next regular meeting of December 19, 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.