Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
March 7, 2017
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Nora Bath-Haring, Barbara Erskine,
Staff: Floyd Becks, Public Works Superintendent, Todd Gordon, Economic Development Officer and Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer/CAO
Media: Tom Sasvari
Members of the General Public
Regrets: Councillor Brian Parker
2017-060 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that this regular meeting of Council be opened with a quorum present at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Austin Hunt presiding.
2017-061 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that the agenda for the March 7, 2017 regular meeting of Council be accepted as amended.
Removed from the agenda was item 5. Delegations a) Manitoulin Tourism Association
2017-062 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the minutes of the February 21, 2017 public meeting as presented.
2017-063 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the minutes of the February 21, 2017 Council meeting as presented.
Councillor Bath-Haring reported on the March 6, 2017 meeting of the Museum Board.
Councillor Erskine advised that the Recreation Meeting had been cancelled due to weather conditions. It is rescheduled for Thursday March 9, 2017.
Councillor Erskine reported that the Go Green Committee has the program and speakers for the Green Living event.
Mayor Hunt reported on the Western Manitoulin Economic Development group.
2017-064 Bath-Haring – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer/CAO to send a letter to Joel Swagerman regarding the Xplornet Tower that states:
It is recommended that Industry Canada (now Industry, Science, and Economic Development Canada) be advised that Xplornet Communications Inc. has completed its consultation obligations according to the Township’s requirements and that the Township of Billings has no objection to the construction of a 70 Metre communications tower at 1428B Lakeshore Road.
2017- 065 Alkenbrack – Bath-Haring
BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the locations of the heritage plaques as attached.
2017-066 Alkenbrack Bath-Haring
BE IT RESOLVED that Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer/CAO to enter into a five year lease agreement with Amanda Flanagan Mwangi for 156 Main Street, which will be passed by by-law at a subsequent meeting.
2017-067 Bath-Haring – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council appoints Sharon Alkenbrack as the representative to the Joint Western Manitoulin Economic Development Committee, with Austin Hunt as the alternate.
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council appoints Chris Cyr as the Weed Inspector for Billings Township.
2017-069 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that By-Law 2017-13, being a by-law to enter into a Municipal Forest Fire Management Agreement be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
2017-070 Bath-Haring – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that Council acknowledges receipt of the 2016 Annual and Summary Reports for the Kagawong Water Treatment Plant.
2017-071 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $71,129.99
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheque numbers 4337 to 4359 as described in the attached register.
2017-072 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED that By-law 2017-14, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
2017-073 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourn at 7:54 p.m. until our next regular meeting of March 20, 2017 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.