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June 2, 2015 Council Minutes

Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
Regular Meeting
June 2, 2015

PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Barb Erskine, Brian Parker
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer and Rick Rusk Public Works Superintendent
Media: Tom Sasvari, Sharon Jackson
Members of the General Public
Regrets: Councillor Tom Imrie

2015-141 Erskine – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this regular meeting of the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Billings be opened at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Austin Hunt presiding.

2015-142 Parker – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the May 19, 2015 regular meeting of Council be accepted as presented.

Councillor Parker reported on the May 20 Manitoulin Municipal Association meeting.
Councillor Erskine reported on the Recreation Committee meeting.
Councillor Alkenbrack reported on the Economic Development Committee.
Mayor Hunt reported on an article in the Milestones Magazine.

2015-143 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the proposal from C2S Engineering for the Billings Waterfront Improvement Project – the Preliminary Studies and the Master Plan, in the amount of $75,000.

2015-144 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to establish a Go Green Committee to replace the current Landfill Advisory Committee.

2015-145 Erskine – Parker
WHEREAS Spina bifida is a birth defect that develops within the first four weeks of pregnancy resulting in varying degrees of permanent neurological damage; and
WHEREAS hydrocephalus is an excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain. It may be present at birth or may develop at any stage later in life; and
WHEREAS there is no cure for either of these conditions that result in varying degrees of disability; and
WHEREAS the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario serves people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, their families and the public; and
WHEREAS Health Canada has proclaimed June as Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Month; and
WHEREAS there are many people who are not aware of the Association or that it offers support, information and education programs and funds research to find ways to prevent and treat these conditions; and
WHEREAS the Association encourages all Ontarians to learn more about these conditions and to appreciate the challenges faced by individuals affected by them

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That the Township of Billings hereby proclaims the month of June to be SPINA BIFIDA AND HYDROCEPHALUS AWARENESS MONTH in the township of Billings and I urge all citizens to give full consideration and attention to the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario for their work on behalf of those with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their families.

2015-146 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $35,988.82
Water Capital Accounts $17,397.77
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 3088 to 3114 and 89 and 90 as described in the attached register.

2015-147 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2015-24, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.

2015-148 Parker – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this regular meeting of Council at 8:30 p.m. until our next regular meeting of June 15, 2015 or Call of the Chair.

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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.