Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
Regular Council Meeting
February 4, 2014
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sandi Hurcomb, Tom Imrie, Gerry Mack, Brian Parker
Staff: Candy Tracy, Administrative Assistant and Rick Rusk, Public Works Superintendent
MEDIA: Tom Sasvari, Sharon Jackson. No delegations
2014-018 Imrie- Hurcomb
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.
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the January 20, 2014 regular meeting as presented.
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council enter into discussions and possible negotiation with 4elements Arts to lease 91 Main second floor.
Councillor Imrie reported no Museum Board meeting was called, and the Library Board Meeting could
not proceed after members assembling, for lack of quorum. He did advise of the new electronic lending
system the library offers to patrons.
Councillor Parker reported on the Manitoulin Municipal Association meeting he attend, which addressed
The Policing Costing formula issue.
Councillor Parker reported on two Manitoulin Tourism Association meetings he attended, and that the Chamber of Commerce may formalize a relationship with this Association.
Councillor Hurcomb reported on the Waste Management Advisory Committee meeting, where the first year of initiatives was evaluated.
Councillor Hurcomb reported on the Kagawong Cemetery Board Meeting and plot mapping.
Councillor Mack reported no Park Centre Advisory Committee meeting was held. The Recreation Committee is actively planning Winterfest and other events.
The Public Works Operations Report for January was made available.
Mayor Hunt reported on the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities meeting he attended, and their
strategy to deal with the proposed Policing Costing formula. FONOM will obtain input from individual municipalities and compose a costing strategy, then be the lead organization for provincial presentation.
COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS CONFIRMED
Mayor Hunt presented a list of Councillors’ Committee assignments, be to kept this Council term .
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instruct the Clerk-Treasurer to hire Pam Jackson from Gnu Systems on as needed basis. Carried
BE IT RESOLVED THAT, pursuant to permission being granted by her employer, Councillor Hurcomb
would like to attend the AMO 2014 Council Challenges Session on March 20, 2014 in North Bay.
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $ 151,648.84
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 1887 to 1912 as described in the attached register.
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2014-02, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this regular meeting of Council at 8:58 until our next regular meeting of February 18 or Call of the Chair.
Austin Hunt, Mayor Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer
These meetings have been prepared but are not considered official until approved by Council at a subsequent meeting.
Organization, Board & Committee Representatives of Council
As of February 4, 2014 for remainder of Coucil Term
Billings Landfill Advisory Committee Hurcomb
Community Policing Advisor Committee Parker
Deer Management Advisory Parker
Economic Development Committee Parker
Information Booth (MTA) Imrie
Island Wide Waste Management Hunt (Mack standby)
Joint Building Systems Committee Hurcomb
Library Board Hurcomb
Manitoulin Municipal Association Hunt
Manitoulin Planning Board Hunt
Museum Board Imrie (Hunt board member as citizen)
Provincial Offences POA Parker
Park Centre Advisory Committee Mack
Recreation Committee Mack
Waterfront Improvement Committee Imrie & Hunt
Kagawong Cedars Cemetery Board Hurcomb
Committees of the Whole: Finance, Public Works, Water System
Multi-Township representatives to Regional Boards
DSAB Lou Addison
Manor Board Kathy Davidson
SD Health Ken Noland