Council of the Corporation of
the Township of Billings
June 4, 2013
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sandi Hurcomb, Tom Imrie and Brian Parker
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer,
Media: Tom Sasvari, Sharon Jackson
Delegations: Billings Waste Advisory Committee
Members of the General Public
2013-169 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.
2013-170 Hurcomb – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the May 21, 2013 regular meeting as presented.
Councillor Imrie reported on the Fire Department Training for DZ Licencing.
Councillor Imrie reported on the June 3, 2013 meeting of the Museum Board. July 1 is the Grand Opening of the Mariner’s Park.
Councillor Parker reported on the Manitoulin Trade Fair and the Chamber of Commerce Booth.
Mayor Hunt attended the opening of the Gore Bay Harbour Centre.
Mayor Hunt reported on attending the opening of the Manitoulin Trade Fair.
2013-171 Hurcomb – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Clerk Treasurer to work with the Landfill Advisory Committee to 1) pay 60% of the cost of business recycling bins produced locally and 2) pay 50% of the cost of bins shipped to the community from off-island and further that Council will assist with the distribution of public awareness material as required.
2013-172 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-27, being a by-law for the control and keeping of pets, vicious dog restrictions, damages and excessive noise caused by pets be given first and second reading.
2013-173 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-27, being a by-law for the control and keeping of pets, vicious dog restrictions, damages and excessive noise cased by pets be given third reading and enacted.
2013-174 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Clerk Treasurer to assign the Public Works Superintendent to research and engage a company to dredge the Main Marina and Small Craft Harbour to permit access to currently inaccessible docks, such work to cost no more than $5000 in rental equipment and outsourced costs.
2013-175 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Clerk Treasurer to tender for 5000 cubic yards of gravel, such tenders to include “lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted”.
2013-176 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council places Jeff Wilson on a leave of absence from the Fire Department and accepts Dave Hurcomb as a member of the fire department.
2013-177 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Clerk Treasurer to seek quotes for the Guardian Project on the River from local contractors and to keep a record of who was contacted and their quote; and further that financial penalties will be imposed for unsatisfactory performance of the task.
2013-178 Hurcomb – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council be authorized to sign cheques number 1235 to 1270 as described in the attached register.
2013-179 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council goes “in camera” at 9:15 to discuss matters pertaining to Section 239 (2)(d) of the Municipal Act regarding labour relations or employee negotiations.
2013-180 Hurcomb – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we adjourn from this “in camera” session at 9:42 p.m. and resume our regular meeting.
2013-181 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs an across the board wage increase of 2% which is equal to cost of living increase in 2012, retroactive to January 1, 2013. And further that Chris Cyr be awarded 2% increase as a permanent employee.
2013-182 Parker – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-28, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading and enacted.
2013-183 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this regular meeting of Council at 9:53 p.m. until our next regular meeting of June 17, 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.