Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
June 24, 2013 Meeting
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sandi Hurcomb, Tom Imrie and Brian Parker
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer and Rick Rusk, Public Works Superintendent
Media: Tom Sasvari and Sharon Jackson
Members of the General Public
2013-184 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this regular meeting of Council be opened with a quorum of members present at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Hunt presiding in the Chair.
2013-185 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the June 4, 2013 regular meeting as presented.
Councillor Parker reported on the CPAC meeting he attended last week.
Councillor Hurcomb reported on the Waste Management Advisory Committee meeting, held earlier today.
Councillor Hurcomb reported on the Library Board meeting she recently attended. The Book and Bake Sale is on July 10.
2013-186 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council donates $200 to the Recreation Committee for Summer Fest.
2013-187 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-29, being a by-law to update Mayor and Councillor Remuneration be given first and second reading.
2013-188 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-29, being a by-law to update Mayor and Council Remuneration be given third reading and enacted.
2013-189 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to purchase 1500 household recycle bins, 50 small household compost bins and 50 large household compost bins.
2013-190 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council hire Zoe Corbiere as Waste Intern under the Northern Ontario Youth Internship program for a period of 52 weeks, providing her eligibility for the program is confirmed.
2013-191 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-30, being a by-law to enter into a contractual agreement between the Township of Billings and the LaCloche Manitoulin Business Assistance Corporation (LAMBAC) and McSweeney & Associates Consulting Inc. be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
It was determined that there was no Councillor able to attend the Hazardous Waste Day on July 13, and it was also not a good day for members of the Waste Management Advisory Committee.
2013-192 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council acknowledges receipt of the April 30, 2013 Kagawong Drinking Water System Inspection Report 2013-14.
2013-193 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council sets the employee mileage rate at .50 per km. for use of own vehicle when a municipal vehicle is not duplicating the trip.
2013-194 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Clerk Treasurer to engage the services of an Engineer to inspect the Old Mill Roof; said engineer to be engaged at the earliest opportunity.
2013-195 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the tender for gravel from H&R Noble in the amount of $99,270.50 including HST.
2013-196 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council has no concerns with respect to the dredging application by Paul Conibear in front of part Lot 2, Con 13, Honora Bay Rd. in Billings Township, provided that any damage done to the road by heavy equipment be repaired and that access for emergency vehicles be maintained during dredging; and further that the applicant sign a hold harmless agreement for work on Township Land.
2013-197 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accept the Minutes of Settlement for the following properties:
5121 000 004 10418 (2013)
5121 000 002 12100 (2013)
5121 000 004 11701 (2013)
5121 000 005 16200 (2013)
5121 000 004 10410 (2013)
5121 000 007 20100 (2013)
2013-198 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council sets the 2013 Municipal Water Levy at $1,225 per unit and the bulk water rate at $250.00.
2013-199 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $164,753.97
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 1271 to 1321 as described in the attached register.
2013-200 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council appoints Gerry Mack to fill the vacant Council position.
Councillor Sandi Hurcomb X
Councillor Tom Imrie X
Councillor Brian Parker X
Mayor Austin Hunt X
2013-201 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-31, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2013-202 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this regular meeting of Council at 9 p.m. until our next regular meeting of July 2, 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.