Township of Billings
Committee of the Whole Meeting
September 13, 2016
PRESENT: Mayor Austin Hunt, Councillors Sharon Alkenbrack, Barbara Erskine, Tom Imrie and Brian Parker
Staff: Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer and Rick Rusk, Public Works Superintendent
Media: Tom Sasvari, Sharon Jackson
Delegations: Go Green Committee (Chris Theisjmeijer)
Members of the General Public
Alkenbrack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this Committee of the Whole Meeting be opened with a quorum present at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Austin Hunt presiding.
Imrie – Alkenbrack
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the agenda for the September 13, 2016 Committee of the Whole meeting of Council be accepted as presented.
On behalf of the Go Green Committee, Chris Theijsmeijer presented the Billings Go Green Committee Strategic Planning Report to Council.
Discussion regarding the 40th Anniversary of the Fire Department. The Clerk is to contact the Fire Chief and Training Officer.
The Clerk was instructed to advertise for the vacancy on the Recreation Committee and for Members for the Heritage Committee.
Discussion regarding paving part of Main Street. Rick to contact engineer regarding the current condition of the pavement.
Discussion regarding Bridal Veil Falls Walking Trails and items placed on the trail. Complaints have been received regarding non-permanent displays left on the trail. All items placed on the trail must have permission from the Clerk Treasurer and must contain a date when they will be removed from the trail. Public Works is to pick up existing items and unauthorized items.
Discussion on council representation on Commitees. If a Councillor cannot attend a Committee meeting the Mayor should be advised and the Mayor will approve the replacement.
Discussion regarding the Cabanas for 2017. Feedback from tenants and tourists has been positive. Discussion regarding the construction of more cabanas for the 2017 season and the potential effects of the cabanas on current commercial properties.
Discussion regarding the location of the historical plaques as part of the Canada 150 project. Currently changes are being made to the list.
Discussion regarding the location of the sculptures locations. These will be discussed at the next Canada 150 committee meeting.
Council discussed the letter from Jason Quinlan regarding keeping of sled dogs on his property that is zoned rural.
Alkenbrack – Imrie
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adjourn from this Committee of the Whole meeting at 9:28 p.m.
Austin Hunt, Mayor Kathy McDonald, Clerk Treasurer/CAO
These minutes are not official until approved by Council at a subsequent meeting.