Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
March 18, 2013
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Kim Bilbija, Sandi Hurcomb and Tom Imrie
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer
Media: Sharon Jackson
Delegations: Partners of Community Wellness (Mary Pheasant and Linda Belton)
Regrets: Brian Parker
2013-088 Imrie – Hurcomb
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.
2013-089 Hurcomb – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accept the minutes of the March 5, 2013 regular meeting as presented.
Mary Pheasant and Linda Belton from Partners of Community Wellness made a presentation to Council regarding Healthy Eating Guidelines.
Councillor Bilbija reported on the March 13, 2013 meeting of the Recreation Committee. They are preparing for Earth Day on April 20, 2013. Next Meeting March 28.
Councillor Imrie reported that the next meeting of Art of Being Billings will be held March 20.
Councillor Imrie reported that he has a meeting with John Foster and Mary Nelder on Thursday March 21 at the Lambac Office to discuss the Economic Development Services the Township has contracted them to provide.
Mayor Hunt discussed the meeting that was held with the Consultants that did the Official Plan for Manitoulin. The document is mostly maps.
Mayor Hunt reported that the Marine Conference is being held in Spanish in early April. He plans to attend and has suggested that if a Marina Manager has been hired by then they go as well.
Mayor Hunt reported on the correspondence received from Manitoulin Chamber of Commerce and Manitoulin Tourist Association regarding amalgamation.
2013-090 Bilbija – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instruct the clerk treasurer to issue a township cheque for $198.88 to Billings Recreation Committee for the township portion of the plexi-glass sign and letters for the Community Sign.
2013-091 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs staff to register Councillor Bilbija for the AMO course on Personal Responsibilities in North Bay on April 24, 2013 and pay her expenses to attend.
2013-092 Imrie – Hurcomb
WHEREAS Council has determined that Lot 10 Plan 31M-184 is surplus land
AND WHEREAS, there is a drainage ditch along the west side of the property;
AND WHEREAS, the property has been surveyed as Parts 1 and 2, Plan 31R-3922, Part 2 containing the drainage ditch;
AND WHEREAS, Council wishes to retain the portion of land containing the drainage ditch, identified as Part 1 on Plan 31R-3922;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council declares Part 1 on Plan 31R3922 as being surplus and instructs the Clerk Treasurer to have the property listed for sale with Rolston.
2013-093 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOVLED THAT COUNCIL appoints Dave Montgomery to the Island Wide Emergency Control Group.
2013-094 Hurcomb – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Acting Public Works Superintendent to submit a tender for 13 km of single surface hardtop, which includes hardtop for the new subdivision, to be reimbursed by the owner.
2013-095 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-18 being a By-law to enter into an agreement with her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario as Represented by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to accept tax payment for specified First Nations Property arrears be given 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading and enacted.
2013-096 Hurcomb – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the 2012 Accessibility Plan as presented.
2013-097 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council declares May 29, 2013 as “Day of the Honey Bee” and that Council directs the Clerk Treasurer to advise Mr. Ekdahl accordingly.
2013-098 Bilbija – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Clerk Treasurer to donate $100 to Ride Manitoulin.
2013-099 Bilbija – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $47,328.33
and that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 1090 to 1115 as described in the attached register.
2013-100 Bilbija – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council goes “in camera” at 8:50 p.m. to discuss matters pertaining to Section 239 (2)(f) of the Municipal Act.
2013-101 Hurcomb – Bilbija
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we adjourn from this “in camera” session at 9:16 p.m. and resume our regular meeting.
During the ‘in camera” session the Council discussed information that was subject to solicitor-client privilege.
2013-102 Bilbija – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-19, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading and enacted.
2013-103 Hurcomb – Bilbija
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this regular meeting of Council at 9:20 p.m. until our next regular meeting of April 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.