Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
January 21, 2013
PRESENT: Mayor Hunt, Councillors Sandi Hurcomb, Tom Imrie and Brian Parker
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer
Delegations: Mary Nelder, Lambac
Members of the General Public
Regrets: Councillor Kim Bilbija
2013-013 Hurcomb – Imrie
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 Austin Hunt presiding in the Chair.
2013-014 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we accept the minutes of the January 8, 2013 meeting as presented.
2013-015 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-03, being a By-Law to enter into a funding agreement with Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario as represented by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, for the Cultural Planning Project be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
Councillor Hurcomb reported on the January 15, 2013 Library Board Meeting.
Councillor Hurcomb reported on the Waste Management Advisory Committee meeting held January 16, 2013.
2013-016 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we appoint the following people to the Landfill Advisory Committee: Nora Bath-Haring, Sal Brunetti, Chris Theijsmeijer, Connie Suite, Barb Erskine, Sandy Cook and Sandi Hurcomb.
2013-017 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we appoint Anastasia Carr to the Museum Board.
2013-018 Hurcomb – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves the payment of expenses for the attendance of Mayor Hunt at the FONOM Convention May 8-10, 2013 and AMO August 19-22 and ROMA/OGRA February 24-27 if a delegation is attending.
2013-019 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council declares the week of May 5-11, 2013 as Emergency Preparedness Week.
2013-020 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the Clerk Treasurer to move the unspent 2012 budgeted Water Capital money to the Water Capital Bank Account, the amount being $30,025.
2013-021 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to send a letter to the Manitoulin Planning Board advising them that the Municipality has no comments or recommendations regarding the Amendment to the Zoning By-Law 80-11, known as File No. 011ZBL-13-001
2013-022 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to contact the Billings Recreation Committee and advise them that for the payment of $750 plus HST the Township will consider the rent for 91 Main Street to be paid in full to December 31, 2012 and that all unpaid invoices payable by the Township be forgiven. Council also instructs the Clerk Treasurer to prepare a new lease agreement with the Recreation Committee for 91 Main Street.
2013-023 Parker – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we instruct the Clerk Treasurer to sign the agreement with AGRICORP allowing them to install equipment, collect data, maintain equipment and/or remove equipment on Township property for the Forage Rainfall Plan. The period of the agreement is from March 1, 2013 to November 1, 2015.
2013-024 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Clerk Treasurer to advise Mr. Kirby Park that the May 30 deadline remains in effect. Should weather and environmental conditions create a delay closer to the date, an extension may be granted after inspection of the site by a member of Council.
2013-025 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts: $102,393.73
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 958 to 991 as described in the attached register.
2013-026 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-04, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading and enacted.
2013-027 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we adjourn from this regular meeting of Council at 8:55 p.m. until our next regular meeting of February 5, 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.