Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
May 6, 2013
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sandi Hurcomb and Tom Imrie
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer
Regrets: Councillor Brian Parker
Media: Tom Sasvari
Delegations: Joe Moor
Members of the general public
2013-136 Hurcomb – Imrie
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 in the Chair.
2013-137 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the April 15, 2013 special meeting as presented.
2013-138 Imrie – Hunt
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the May 3, 2013 special meeting as presented.
2013-139 Hurcomb – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council will support an application made to the Planning Board, by Joe Moor, for a Site Specific to allow for a container to be placed on Part 1 of Plan 31R-2355.
Councillor Hurcomb reported on the April 24 Waste Management Advisory Committee meeting.
Councillor Hurcomb reported on the April 18 Economic Development Committee meeting.
Councillor Hurcomb reported on the April 16 Library Board Meeting.
Councillor Imrie reported on the April 16 Harbour Advisory Committee meeting.
Councillor Imrie reported on the April 16 Manitoulin Tourism Annual General Meeting.
Councillor Imrie reported on the April 20 Earth Day program.
On April 22 Councillor Hurcomb and Imrie attended an Art of Being Billings meeting. They are having a Land Art Day on Saturday May 11.
Councillor Imrie reported on the May 2, meeting to pick a consultant for the Cultural Planning Project.
Mayor Hunt reported on the May 3 special meeting of Council. The new Public Works Superintendent is Rick Rusk.
Mayor Hunt reported that he is leaving on May 7 to attend the FONOM annual conference. They have confirmed the attendance of six cabinet Ministers and the Premier.
2013-140 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to advertise for a Landfill Intern. Carried
2013-141 Hurcomb – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council declares a vacancy on Council, due to the resignation of Kim Bilbija from Council.
2013-142 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to pay for one student to attend the Student Marine Training Session to be held on June 2, 2013, at a cost of $135.00
2013-143 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs the Clerk Treasurer to ensure the No Dogs Allowed signs at Sandy Beach be removed and the By-Law amended to allow dogs on the beach while under control of their owners.
2013-144 Hurcomb – Imrie
WHEREAS the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario serves people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, their families and the public; and
WHEREAS Health Canada has proclaimed June as Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Month; and
WHEREAS there are many people who are not aware of the Association or that it offers support, information and education programs and funds research to find ways to prevent and treat these conditions; and
WHEREAS the Association encourages all Ontarians to learn more about these conditions and to appreciate the challenges faced by individuals affected by them, therefore
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That the Council of the Township of Billings hereby proclaims the month of June to be SPINA BIFIDA AND HYDROCEPHALUS AWARENESS MONTH in the Township of Billings and urges all citizens to give full consideration and attention to the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario for their work on behalf of those with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their families.
2013-145 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves the following seasonal employees: Marina Manager Michael Wheale and summer students Kristi Ciardullo, Carly Newlands, Chris King, Andrew Smith, Sean Patterson, Colin Lloyd and Mathew Bell.
2013-146 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT effective May 15, 2013 the rent for the building on the Marina is $200 per month during the period that the Marina Building is occupied.
2013-147 Hurcomb – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-23, being a By-law to enter into an agreement with DFA Infrastructure International for an Asset Management Plan be given first, second, third reading and enacted.
2013-148 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $43,964.98
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 1171 to 1206 as described in the attached register.
2013-149 Hurcomb – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-24, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2013-150 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this regular meeting of Council at 8:45 p.m. 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.