Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
March 21, 2016
PRESENT: Mayor Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Barb Erskine, Brian Parker
STAFF: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer/CAO, Rick Rusk, Public Works Superintendent
Media: Tom Sasvari, Sharon Jackson
Delegations: Sandy Cook, Angel Bus and Pat Hess regarding Marina Lease Space
Members of the General Public
Regrets: Councillor Tom Imrie
2016-078 Alkenbrack – 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 Hunt presiding.
2016-079 Parker – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the agenda for the March 21, 2016 regular meeting of Council be accepted as amended.
The agenda was amended to add under Delegations b) Pat Hess and to remove New Business item b) Heritage Committee By-Law.
2016-080 Parker – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the March 1, 2016 Public Planning meeting as presented.
2016-081 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the March 1, 2016 regular meeting of Council as presented.
2016-082 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the March 8, 2016 Committee of the Whole meeting as presented.
Sandy Cook reported to Council on the success of the Angel Bus which had its first outing April 22, 2015.
Pat Hess met with Council to discuss his lease at the Marina.
Councillor Erskine reported on the ongoing work of the Recreation Committee.
Councillor Alkenbrack reported on the Seniors Forum and the Economic Development Committee
2016-083 Parker – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the 2016 OCIF money to be applied towards the Fire Hall project.
2016-084 Erskine – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the rental rate for the Boardwalk shop is $500 for the seven month season May 1 to November 30, no off season storage, and that the selection criteria considered be: compatible with the visions, goals and objectives of the township, service/product being offered, and commitment to remain open the full season, as well as the committee may request a business plan from the applicants. Successful applicants must show proof of minimum $2,000,000 liability insurance. The initial lessees will be given the first right of refusal for subsequent years.
2016-085 Erskine – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council acknowledges receipt of the 2015 Kagawong Water and Summary Report.
2016-086 Parker – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to pay the registration and expenses for Bruce Mercer to attend the North Channel Marine Tourism meeting in April.
2016-087 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to apply for funding for the Fire Hall through the Agri Spirit Fund.
2016-088 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township move forward with a request for proposal for gym equipment replacement and upgrading.
2016-089 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2016-14, being a by-law to enter into an agreement with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for Fire Dispatch Services through the Sudbury Central Ambulance Communications Centre, be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
2016-090 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer/CAO to send a letter to FedNor and the Honourable Minister responsible for FedNor, Navdeep Bains and let them know how important Broadband is to the community and that Council wishes to support the approval of the current applications (North Shore Lake Huron Project) before them from Blue Sky Economic Growth Corporation.
2016-091 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council declares the April 22, 23 “Green Living Expo” as a significant municipal event and supports the “Mac ‘N Brew” reception being held April 22, 2016.
2016-092 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township send a letter of concern about municipal finance shortfalls due to tax exemptions through Provincial Land Programs and in support of Burpee Mills position in this matter.
2016-093 Erskine –Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $87,595.91
Water Capital Accounts $ 4,296.45
and that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 3668 to 3705 and 111 as described in the attached register.
2016-094 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2016-15, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2016-095 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this regular meeting of Council until our next regular meeting of April 5, 2016, or Call of the Chair.
Austin Hunt, Mayor Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer/CAO
These minutes have been prepared but are not considered official until approved by Council at a subsequent meeting.