Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
July 21, 2014
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sandi Hurcomb, Tom Imrie, Brian Parker
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer and Rick Rusk, Public Works Superintendent.
Media: Tom Sasvari and Sharon Jackson
Members of the General Public
2014-169 Imrie – Parker
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.
2014-170 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the July 2, 2014 regular meeting of Council be accepted as presented.
Councillor Imrie reported on his July 8 meeting with John Foster and the people from Split Rail Brewery.
Councillor Imrie reported on the July 11 Museum Board meeting.
Councillor Imrie reported on the July 14 meeting of the NOSM (Northern Ontario School of Medicine) Strategic Planning- Community Engagement meeting that he attended.
Councillor Imrie reported that the Fire Department had a display at Summerfest.
Mayor Hunt reported on the Summerfest that was held on July 19.
2014-171 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council will now go “in camera” at 8:47 p.m. to discuss matters pertaining to Section 239 (1)(b) of the Municipal Act c.25 regarding personal matters about an identifiable individual.
During the In Camera session Council discussed the five candidates for the position of Councillor to replace Gerry Mack.
2014-172 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED we come out of in camera at 8:57 and resume our regular meeting.
2014-173 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council appoints Sharon Alkenbrack to the vacant position caused by the untimely passing of Gerry Mack.
2014-174 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2014-26, being a by-law to enter into an Agreement for Automatic Aid with the Municipality of Central Manitoulin for Fire Protection Services be given first, second third reading and enacted.
2014-175 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to send a letter of support for stream restoration on the Kagawong River to Manitoulin Streams.
2014-176 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves the request for Earl McDermid to provide and have installed a memorial bench on the south banks of the Kagawong River in memory of William Hamilton and Maryanne (Duxbury) McDermid.
2014-177 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council acknowledges receipt of the Kagawong Drinking Water System Inspection Report 2014-15.
2014-178 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Clerk Treasurer to acknowledge the contribution of Doug Alkenbrack and his associates in the creation of Riverbend Stage.
2014-179 Hurcomb – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $91,156.38
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 2296 to 2357 as described in the attached register.
2014-180 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council will now go “in camera” at 9:13 p.m. to discuss matters pertaining to Section 239.(1)(b) of the Municipal Act, 2001, c.25, regarding personal matters about an identifiable individual.
2014-181 Imrie – Parker
Resolution made in camera to provide direction to the Clerk Treasurer regarding hiring for a position that is currently vacant.
2014-182 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this in camera meeting at 9:38 p.m. and resumes our regular meeting.
2014-183 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2014-27, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2014-184 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this regular meeting of Council at 9:39 p.m. until our next regular meeting of August 5, 2014 or Call of the Chair.
Austin Hunt, Mayor Kathy McDonald, Clerk
These minutes have been prepared but are not considered official until approved by Council at a subsequent meeting.