Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
February 5, 2013
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Kim Bilbija, Sandi Hurcomb, Tom Imrie, Brian Parker
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer
Media: Tom Sasvari and Sharon Jackson
Members of the General Public
2013-35 Bilbija – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this regular meeting of the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Billings be opened with a quorum present at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Hunt presiding in the Chair.
2013-36 Hurcomb – Bilbija
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we accept the minutes of the January 21, 2013 meeting as presented.
2013-37 Bilbija – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we accept the minutes of the January 23, 2013 meeting as presented.
OPP Staff Sergeant Webb and Sergeant Patterson attended the Council meeting at the request of Council to discuss speeding issues in Billings Township. Most Island Municipalities were in attendance.
Councillor Imrie reported on the meeting hosted by the OPP regarding the incident in January when 911 was not working and how it could be better dealt with in the future. Emergency Management Plans and ARES were also discussed.
Councillor Imrie reported on the Museum Board meeting he recently attended.
Councillor Parker reported on the Chamber of Commerce Meeting that he recently attended.
Councillor Bilbija reported on the February 1st Recreation Committee Meeting. The next meeting is March 1, 2013 at the Park Centre.
2013-38 Imrie – Parker
WHEREAS the Sustainability Plan established by Billings Township, in 2012, included the following Action Strategies:
Apply for grants and hire a consulting firm to develop an implementation study for the harbour. Implement as soon as funding can be obtained, and
Hire an Economic Development Officer to research grant opportunities and compose funding applications and to work with the local Economic Development Committee on priority projects identified in the Strategic Plan:
AND WHEREAS LAMBAC has proposed an affordable Economic Development Option for the consideration of the Township of Billings:
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Billings Township agrees to enter into a one year agreement to have LAMBAC provide Economic Development Services to Billings Township, consisting of 21 hours per month at a total cost of $10,500.
2013-039 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Clerk Treasurer to apply for dredging permits from the appropriate authorities; said dredging would be performed at the A H Hunt Marina and the Small Craft Harbour and would be performed in 2013.
2013-040 Bilbija – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we accept the Proposal for Website Design from Freshwater Media in the amount of $4579.40 and have the Clerk prepare the contract for signatures.
2013-041 Hurcomb – Bilbija
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-05, being a By-law for the purpose of amending Zoning By-law No. 80-11, in respect to Amendment Application File No. 8011ZBL-13-001, permits by Special Provision, No. 8.28, the additional use of one (1) Portable Storage Container, having less than 40 Sq. M. of gross floor area, to be used for storage, accessory to the existing residential uses, located having a minimum side yard of 42 M and a minimum front yard of 42 M. and a minimum front yard of 225 M., in a Rural (R) Zone, within lands described as Part Lot 2, Conc. XI (#98 Lebar Road), being Part 1, Plan 31R-3296, Township of Allan, The Corporation of the Township of Billings, District of Manitoulin, as registered in the Land Registry Office for the Registry Division of Manitoulin (31) be read a first, second, third time and enacted this 5th day of February,2013.
2013-042 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-06, being a By-Law to execute an agreement with 1876326 Ontario Limited regarding municipal water supply be given 1st, and 2nd reading.
2013-043 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-06, being a By-Law to execute an agreement with 1876326 Ontario Limited regarding municipal water supply be given third reading and enacted.
2013-044 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we have the Clerk Treasurer enter into an agreement with Local Authority Services Limited (LAS) for the use of the Energy Planning Tool. The fee is $200 per year.
2013-045 Bilbija – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to confirm the 2013 marina rates as per schedule attached.
2013-046 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Clerk Treasurer to communicate in writing with DBI Roads Maintenance and express our concerns regarding the poor roads maintenance on Hwy 540 thru Billings Township this winter.
2013-047 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Clerk Treasurer to apply to the Planning Board for severance of 25’ off the current Lot 10, 31M184.
2013-048 Hurcomb – Bilbija
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to accept the portion of land from Joseph L. Moor (186326 Ontario Limited)
Councillor Kim Bilbija X
Councillor Sandi Hurcomb X
Councillor Tom Imrie X
Councillor Brian Parker X
Mayor Austin Hunt X
2013-049 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts: $34,048.16
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques numbered 992 to 1016 as described in the attached register.
2013-050 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council goes in camera under Section 239 of the Municipal Act to discuss a matter which may result in litigation, at 10 p.m.
2013-051 Bilbija – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we adjourn from this in camera session at 10:12 and resume our regular meeting.
2013-052 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-07, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given 1st, 2nd, and 3rd reading and enacted.
2013-053 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we adjourn from this regular meeting of Council at 10:15 p.m. until our next regular meeting of February 19, 2013, 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.