ouncil of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
March 5, 2013
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Kim Bilbija, Sandi Hurcomb, Tom Imrie and Brian Parker
STAFF: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer
Media: Tom Sasvari
Delegations: Billings Library Board represented by Bill Elliott, Barry Epstein and Delroy Prescott
Members of the general public
2013-072 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.
2013-073 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we accept the minutes of the February 19, 2013 meeting as presented.
The Library Board, represented by Bill Elliott, Barry Epstein and Delroy Prescott, presented the 2012 Annual Report and the 2013 Library Budget.
Councillor Hurcomb gave a report on the last Library Board meeting.
Councillor Hurcomb reported on the last Waste Management Advisory Committee.
Councillor Imrie reported that he missed the last Art of Being Billings meeting and the Art Day at the Library.
Councillor Parker reported on the Chamber of Commerce executive meeting held last Wednesday.
Councillor Imrie reported on the March 4th Museum Board Meeting.
Councillor Imrie reported that the Fire Department is working on new projects.
2013-074 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-09, being a By-law to enter into an agreement with LAMBAC (Lacloche-Manitoulin Business Assistance Corporation) for Project Management Services for the Manitoulin Cultural Planning Project be given first and second reading.
2013-075 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-09, being a By-law to enter into an agreement with LAMBAC (Lacloche-Manitoulin Business Assistance Corporation) for Project Management Services for the Manitoulin Cultural Planning Project be given third reading and enacted.
2013-076 Bilbija – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we instruct the Clerk Treasurer to advertise for the marina manager following previous hiring policies.
2013-077 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-law 2013-16, being a By-law to enter into an agreement with Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario as represented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2013-078 Bilbija – Hurcomb
WHEREAS, the Corporation of the Township of Billings, being the registered owner in possession of land adjoining the land shown as Parts 1 and 2 on the attached print of the draft reference plan dated February 7, 2013 and signed by Gordon R. Keatley, OLS, hereby consents to the application of 1789699 Ontario Limited, to be registered as owner with an absolute title to the land shown on said plan as Parts 1 and 2;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Mayor and Clerk Treasurer to sign the Consent and Waiver to waive the Township of Billings right to a notice of that Application.
2013-079 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council hires Ontario Clean Water Association (OCWA) to complete the application for MIII Funding for the amount of $4400.
2013-080 Hurcomb – Bilbija
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we acknowledge receipt of the Kagawong Water Treatment Plant 2012 Annual and Summary Report.
2013-081 Bilbija – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $69,657.68
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 1053 to 1089 as described in the attached register.
2013-082 Hurcomb – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we go in camera at 9:10 p.m. to discuss matters pertaining to personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employee relations or employee negotiations as per Section 239 (2) (b) of the Municipal Act.
2013-083 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we adjourn from this “in camera’ session at 9:30 p.m. and resume our regular meeting.
2013-084 Hurcomb – Imrie
WHEREAS, Christopher Cyr has served for six months on a probationary period for the Public Works Department and
WHEREAS the Acting Public Works Superintendent and the Clerk Treasurer recommend to Council that Mr. Cyr transition to permanent status
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council deems Christopher Cyr as a permanent full time employee effective immediately.
2013-085 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Clerk-Treasurer to advertise for a Public Works Superintendent via appropriate media.
2013-086 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-17, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading and enacted.
2013-087 Hurcomb – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we adjourn from this regular meeting of Council at 9:34 p.m. until our next regular meeting of March 18, 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.