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October 21, 2013 Meeting Minutes

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PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sandi Hurcomb, Tom Imrie, Gerry Mack and Brian Parker.
Staff: Clerk Treasurer Kathy McDonald and Public Works Superintendent Rick Rusk
Media: Tom Sasvari and Sharon Jackson
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[well size=”well-normal”]2013-311 Imrie – Parker

BE IT RESOLVED THAT this regular meeting of Council be opened with a quorum present at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Hunt presiding in the Chair.
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[well size=”well-normal”]2013-312 Parker – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the October 1, 2013 regular meeting as presented.
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Councillor Imrie reported on the October 3, Art of Being Billings meeting.

Councillor Imrie reported on the Museum Board Meeting, they are ready for Remembrance Week.

Councillor Hurcomb reported on the October 15 Library Board Meeting.

Councillor Mack reported that the Park Centre Advisory Committee is doing an inventory on Wednesday.

Councillor Mack reported that the next meeting of the Recreation Committee is November 2.

Mayor Hunt attended the Annual General Meeting of the Manitoulin Tourism Association.

[well size=”well-normal”]2013-313 Mack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accept the Minutes of Settlement for the following properties:
51 21 000 005 122 00
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2013-314 Imrie – Parker
WHEREAS, The Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced funding for the Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund – Capacity Funding to assist small communities in implementing their asset management plans and/or improving asset management practices;

AND WHEREAS, Council is aware of the condition of funding;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council instructs the Clerk Treasurer to complete an Expression of Interest for Capacity Funding through the Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund.
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2013-315 Imrie – Parker
WHEREAS, the Ministry of Infrastructure has announced funding for Critical Infrastructure,

AND WHEREAS, the Council of the Township of Billings recognizes that the replacement of Equipment at the Water Treatment Plan is a top priority in the Township of Billings;

AND WHEREAS, the replacement of the equipment is necessary for the Health and Safety of the residents of Kagawong and the Operators of the Water Treatment Facility;

AND WHEREAS, the project cost is beyond the ability of the water users of the Kagawong Water Treatment System and the Corporation of the Township of Billings to absorb;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT we instruct the Clerk Treasurer to complete an Expression of Interest to apply for MIII Funding (Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative) to replace the equipment at the Water Treatment Plant.
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[well size=”well-normal”]2013-316 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Billings Township accepts the Quotation from Ontario Clean Water Agency to complete a study to assess, review and provide alternative options for replacement of filters and EOI (Expression of Interest) submission for the Kagawong Water Treatment Plant. The cost of this being $15,475.00.
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[well size=”well-normal”]2013-317 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Billings Township representation at the OPP Model Meeting will be the Clerk Treasurer who will be reimbursed for travel and accommodation costs as per norm.
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[well size=”well-normal”]2013-318 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council will loan $600 to the Art of Being Billings Project to assist with the cost of catalogue publication; said loan to be repaid by the Library from the proceeds of the sales of the catalogue.
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[well size=”well-normal”]2013-318 Imrie – Hurcomb
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council will loan $600 to the Art of Being Billings Project to assist with the cost of catalogue publication; said loan to be repaid by the Library from the proceeds of the sales of the catalogue.
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[well size=”well-normal”]2013-320 Mack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT we go in camera at 9:25 p.m. to discuss matters pertaining to personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees relations or employee negotiations as per the Municipal Act S.O. Section239(2)(b).
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[well size=”well-normal”]2013-321 was a resolution passed in camera providing the Clerk Treasurer with directions regarding personnel.[/well]

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2013-322 Mack – Imrie

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this in camera meeting at 10 p.m. and resume our regular meeting.
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[well size=”well-normal”]2013-323 Mack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council appoints Connie Suite, Karen Free, Peter Gordon, Jim Munro and Gail Los to the Cemetery Board with Sandi Hurcomb as Council rep, Kathy McDonald as secretary and Dennis Beckett as a non-voting member.
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[well size=”well-normal”]2013-324 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2013-48, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second and third reading and enacted.
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[well size=”well-normal”]2013-325 Imrie – Parker
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this regular meeting of Council at 10:05 p.m. until our next regular meeting of November 5, 2013 or Call of the Chair.
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