Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
March 16, 2015
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Barb Erskine, Tom Imrie, Brian Parker
STAFF: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer and Rick Rusk, Public Works Superintendent
Delegations: Library Board – Bill Elliott, 4elements- Gary Fuhrman and Pam Jackson
Media: Tom Sasvari, Sharon Jackson
Members of the general public
2015-71 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this regular meeting of Council be opened at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Austin Hunt presiding in the Chair.
2015-72 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the March 3, 3015 regular meeting of Council be accepted as presented.
Bill Elliott, on behalf of the Billings Library Board presented the Annual Report 2014.
Gary Fuhrman made a presentation on behalf of 4elements Living Arts
2015-73 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Clerk Treasurer to draft and sign a letter of support for 4elements application to the Ontario Arts Council.
Councillor Imrie reported on the Museum Board meeting of March 10, 2015.
Councillor Erskine reported on the Recreation Committee meeting.
Councillor Erskine reported on the Joint Building Systems Committee meeting March 4, 2015.
Councillor Alkenbrack reported on the March 9, 2015 Park Centre Committee meeting.
Councillor Alkenbrack reported on the March 9, 2015 Economic Development subcommittee for signage.
Mayor Hunt reported on the Planning Board’s current issues.
2015-74 Alkenbrack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2015-14, being a by-law to enter into a lease agreement with the Billings Recreation Committee be given first reading.
2015-75 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Councillors are appointed to the following Committees:
Cemetery Board Tom Imrie
Economic Development Committee Sharon Alkenbrack
Library Board Sharon Alkenbrack
Museum Board Tom Imrie
Park Centre Advisory Sharon Alkenbrack
Recreation Committee Barb Erskine
Waste Management Advisory Barb Erskine
Waterfronts Improvement Tom Imrie, Aus Hunt
Committee of the Whole: All Council Members
Community Policing Advisory Committee Brian Parker
Deer Management Advisory Brian Parker
Information Booth Tom Imrie
Joint Building Systems Barb Erskine
Manitoulin Municipal Association Aus Hunt, Brian Parker
Manitoulin Planning Board Aus Hunt
Provincial Offences Act Brian Parker
2015-76 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council supports the Manitoulin Secondary School Native Studies and Language Class project to have signage for a school zone and a crosswalk with an amber light for all directions at the intersection of Hwy 551 and Hwy 540 installed.
AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED THAT this resolution be sent to Mr. Stewart Roy, Native Language Studies, Manitoulin Secondary School.
2015-77 Imrie – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to interview and hire the summer students as required.
2015-78 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2015-15, being a by-law to enter into a Contract with Baseline Constructors Inc. be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2015-79 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to revise the Boat Rental Slip Contracts to state that boats are to be removed from municipal docks by September 30.
2015-80 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Staff has reviewed the application for Application for Consent B08-15 to B11-15 and have concerns regarding the available locations of a driveway on the property to be severed. Visibility is restricted in some locations so the driveways will have to be installed in locations that provide for safe entrance to these properties; therefore Council recommends driveway locations be approved by Public Works Superintendent before installation can occur.
2015-81 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council has no recommendations regarding Manitoulin Planning Board Application B14-15.
2015-82 Alkenbrack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $33,426.31
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 2931 to 2958 as described in the attached register.
2015-83 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2015-16, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2015-84 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this regular meeting of Council at 9 p.m. until our next regular meeting of April 7, 2015 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.