Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
February 16, 2016
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Barb Erskine and Tom Imrie
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer and Rick Rusk, Public Works Superintendent
Media: Tom Sasvari
Delegations: Steven Fox-Radulovich (8:15 p.m.)
Members of the General Public
Regrets: Brian Parker
2016-041 Alkenbrack – Erskine
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.
2016-042 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the agenda for the February 16, 2016 regular meeting of Council be accepted as amended.
The agenda was amended to remove the Fire Department from Delegations and to add under Old Business d) Business Card Contact information
2016-043 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the February 2, 2016 regular meeting as presented.
Councillor Erskine reported on the Recreation Committees preparations for Winter Fest.
Councillor Erskine reported on the preparations for the Green Living Event April 22, 23.
Councillor Alkenbrack reported on the February 11, 2016 Economic Development Committee meeting.
2016-044 Alkenbrack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to send a letter requesting paved shoulders on Highway 540 as it gets resurfaced to the Minister of Transportation, Premiere of Ontario, MPP Mike Mantha and MP Carol Hughes.
2016-045 Alkenbrack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the recommendation of the Committee formed to review the proposals for lease of 156 Main Street, Kagawong, and instructs the Clerk Treasurer to prepare a three year lease agreement with Lorie Graham, Mudge Bay Mercantile, for said property.
2016-046 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2016-07, being a by-law to enter into tax extension agreements be given first, second and third time and enacted.
2016-047 Alkenbrack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to renew the 1/10 page Veterans Support/Remembrance Ad in the Military Service Recognition Book for the cost of $243.36 plus hst.
2016-048 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to register Tom Imrie for the March 3, 2016 Essentials of Municipal Fire Protection & Emergency Management – A Decision Makers Guide to be held in Espanola.
2016-049 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council declares April 2, 2016 as World Autism Awareness Day in Billings Township.
2016-050 Imrie – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves all interested Councillors and the Clerk Treasurer to attend the LAS Town Hall Session May 19, 2016 in Espanola.
2016-051 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment:
General Accounts $123,603.61
Water Capital Account $115,121.64
and that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 3618 to 3638 and 108 as described in the attached register.
2016-052 Alkenbrack – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-law 2016-08, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
2016-053 Alkenbrack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this regular meeting at 8:37 p.m. until our next regular meeting of March 1, 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.