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Sept. 6 2016 Minutes

Council of the Corporation of
The Township of Billings
Regular Meeting September 6, 2016

PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Barbara Erskine, Tom Imrie and Brian Parker
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer
Media: Tom Sasvari, Sharon Jackson
Members of the General Public

2016-213 Imrie – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this regular meeting of Council be opened with a quorum present at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Hunt presiding.

2016-214 Erskine – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the agenda for the September 6, 2016 regular meeting of Council be accepted as presented.

2016-215 Imrie – Erskine
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the minutes of the August 2, 2016 regular meeting as presented.

2016-216 Erskine – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Mayor Hunt, Councillor Alkenbrack and Councillor Erskine be approved to attend ROMA Conference in Toronto from January 29, 2017 to January 31, 2017.

2016-217 Imrie – Erskine
WHEREAS The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted resolution 46/91 on December 16, 1991 which laid out the UN Principles for Older Persons; and
WHEREAS that resolution included 18 principles which promote Independence, Participation, Care, Self Fulfilment and Dignity; and
WHEREAS the UN encourages Governments to incorporate these principles into their national programs whenever possible which Canada has recognized in 2010 by recognizing October 1st as National Seniors Day, and
WHEREAS we recognize and appreciate the contribution that older persons make to their communities; and
WHEREAS we recognize that individuals are reaching an advanced age in greater numbers and in better health than ever before and scientific research is disproving many stereotypes about inevitable and irreversible declines with age;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED That Billings Township declare that October 1 be recognized annually as the United Nations International day of Older persons.

2016-218 Alkenbrack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the following accounts for payment
General Accounts $288,821.93
And that the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques number 3964 to 4024 as described in the attached register.

2016-219 Erskine – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 2016-32, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council be given first, second, third reading and enacted.

2016-220 Imrie – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourns from this regular meeting at 8:25 p.m. until our next regular meeting of September 19, 2016, or Call of the Chair.
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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.