Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
May 3, 2016
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Barbara Erskine, Brian Parker
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer/CAO
Media: Tom Sasvari and Sharon Jackson
Members of the General Public
Regrets: Councillor Tom Imrie
2016-125 Erskine – 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.
2016-126 Parker – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the agenda for the May 3, 2016 regular meeting be accepted as amended.
The agenda was amended to remove under New Business 8)a) Heritage Committee Members
2016-127 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the Minutes of the April 18, 2016 regular meeting as presented.
Councillor Parker reported on the Deer Advisory Committee Meeting.
Councillor Erskine reported on the Go Green Committee and the Recreation Committee
Councillor Alkenbrack reported on the Economic Development Committee.
Mayor Hunt reported on the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities.
2016-128 Alkenbrack – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves the removal of three trees from the library property.
2016-129 Erskine – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT June 1 to 30 be proclaimed as Seniors Month.
2016-130 Erskine – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $78,932.27
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 3755 to 3774 as described in the attached register.
2016-131 Parker – Erskine
WHEREAS, Section 239(3) (a) of the Municipal Act states that a meeting shall be closed to the public if the subject matter being considered is a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, if the council, board, commission or other body is the head of an institution for the purposes of the Act;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council goes “in Camera” at 8:17 a.m. to discuss an issue pertaining to a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
2016-132 Erskine – Parker
Resolution passed in camera to provide the Clerk Treasurer/CAO instructions regarding a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
2016-133 Erskine – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this in camera session and resumes our regular meeting at 8:36 p.m.
2016-134 Erskine – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2016-20, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2016-135 Parker – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this regular meeting at 8:37 p.m.
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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.