Council Minutes Jan 11/12
January 11, 2012
INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF HILTON BEACH
January 11, 2012
Present were Mayor Stevens and Councillors Crack and Hope. Councillor Barich was absent with notice.
Mayor Stevens opened the meeting with a moment of silence in memory of Karen Scott “our colleague and friend”. Councillor Scott died on January 10th after a short illness and will be missed and will be greatly missed on Council and in our community.
12-01 Moved by R. Hope Seconded by L. Crack
Resolved to approve the minutes of the December 13th, 2011 meeting as presented.
12-02 Moved by L. Crack Seconded by R. Hope
Resolved to authorize payment of Voucher #11-12 in the amount of $91,510.29.
The Project Summary was reviewed. One item was closed. Fixing the tables in the hall is one of the jobs that can be done over the winter but most have to wait until spring.
The Clerk’s Report was noted. Work continues in several areas – 2010 audit, accounting, tax registration, etc. The OPP levy was received for 2012. It is $16,027 which is up from the $12,324 in 2011.
An annual allocation will be received for three years to upload a portion of the prisoner transportation cots. The total amount received by the Village for the three years is $112.44.
Notification was received from AMO that the Federal Gas Tax Fund is now permanent. This is used by municipalities to offset the costs of eligible projects.
The WSIB rate for 2012 is $2.08 up from $2.04. The Village has been claim free for over twenty-five years.
The Village will participate in a promotional opportunity provided through the North Channel Marine Tourism Council for $200. This will include the Hilton Beach Marina name and website address on white cotton bags to be given to boaters coming into Little Current. The bags will include promotional material for the North Channel. This will further promote our marina in the eastern end of the Channel.
Mayor Gordon Post of Bruce Mines, who is the representative on the Board of the Algoma Public Health Board, notified area Councils of the opportunity to place a painting, photo or plaque in the new APH building. Council decided on a photo or photo collage. There is no cost expect for the preparation of the item.
A copy of a letter from Ron Gagnon, President and CAO of Sault Are Hospital to Reeve Mark Henderson was received explaining his position on the blood drawing issue. He noted that patients attending the emergency department, active renal or oncology patients and pre-admit patients can and will continue to have their blood drawn at the Matthews Memorial Hospital. This is in addition to those patients who are rostered with the Clinic physicians.
A letter was received from the Richards Landing Women’s Institute expressing concern over the blood services situation.
Information and a request to proclaim January as Alzheimer Month were received from the Alzheimer Society.
12-03 Moved by R. Hope Seconded by L. Crack
Resolved to proclaim January to be National Alzheimer Month and to urge all citizens in our community to become more aware and educated concerning the early signs and symptoms and far-reaching effects of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
The annual appointment by-law was considered.
12-04 Moved by L. Crack Seconded by R. Hope
Resolved to adopt By-law #1038 being a by-law to appoint Officers, Servants, Boards and Committees for the year 2012.
Work at the landfill was discussed. A shelter is being built so the attendant can be out of the weather which will eliminate the necessity of the running of a vehicle to keep warm. In previous years the gate was just opened and closed for the shift but Council decided that the facility should be manned for the duration of the shift. Councillor Hope will purchase a small propane heater and a light for the shelter. As well work will be done to extend the life of the existing trench for this winter and a new trench will be dug. Some of the scrap will be removed now and more in the spring.
The potential project to extend the water up to the sewage treatment plant was tabled. Several lots will be serviced as well as the plant itself. This project will be dependent upon funding. The intake for the OSWAP 3 grant program has been delayed. Council had asked Tulloch Engineering to prepare preliminary estimates for this project for submission of grant applications should the project proceed to this step.
The new electronic and electrical bin will arrive this month. There is information at the end of the minutes detailing what items will be accepted and how to prepare them for recycling. The bins that are in place for regular recycling are being used. People are asked to break down cardboard boxes so the bins are not filled so quickly. Metal caps should be taken off glass bottles as only glass should be put into that bin. All glass bottles and jars can be recycled (not just clear) but not other glass such as flat glass. Steps will be built for the tall bins to assist people in putting the material in.
Councillor Crack provided information on the upcoming meeting for the Hospital Association. The Annual General Meeting will be held on January 24th at 7:30 pm. Consideration of amendments to the by-laws will be delayed until the new Board is in place.
Councillor Hope reported that the hydrant by the ball field is out of commission. It will be repaired. The equipment has been transferred from the old to the new pumper. The training room is being set up in the old municipal office.
12-05 Moved by R. Hope Seconded by L. Crack
Resolved to go into closed meeting to consider the following subject matter in accordance with the Municipal Act S.239(2): personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees;
12-06 Moved by L. Crack Seconded by R. Hope
Resolved to return to open meeting.
12-07 Moved by R. Hope Seconded by L. Crack
Resolved to increase salaries and wages 2.5% to reflect the cost of living with the exception of the summer students for whom the range will remain the same.
12-08 Moved by L. Crack Seconded by R. Hope
Resolved to adopt By-law #1039 being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the Council meeting held January 11th, 2012 and confirm the taking of any action authorized therein and thereby.
12-09 Moved by R. Hope Seconded by L. Crack
Resolved to adjourn to meet again February 1st, 2012 or at the call of the Mayor.
• To all the homeowners who decorated for the Christmas season. A couple of our new residents as well as longer term residents had wonderful displays.
• To Tanya Alexander and Karen Silver who put up the tree by the Library.
• To Myra Eddy who once again decorated the Village Office for the season. This year’s snowman theme allows the decorations to stay up longer!
• To Natalie Allard, Cole Wynia and Jay Aymar for making and erecting the decorations on the poles along Marks St. They added to the festive look of the community.
• To Lyn Garside for staking the site for the new recycling bins
• To Wilfred Stevens for constructing the new shelter for the landfill attendant.
Zumba classes start on January 19th at the Hilton Hall. The cost for the eight week period is $88 and the class is from 7 – 8 pm. Call 246-2242 for more information and to register. Sponsored by the Hilton Beach Recreation Committee.
The next Community Potluck is on Saturday, January 28 starting at 5 p.m. The theme this month will be Eastern European – Hungarian, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, etc. There is sure to be some great perogies, borscht, cabbage rolls, goulash, stews and casseroles. There is no cost if you bring a dish and otherwise it is $5 to enjoy the meal. Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by the Hilton Beach Recreation Committee.
The following items can be recycled:
- Display devices: monitors, televisions
- Desktop computers
- Portable computers
- Computer peripherals: mice and keyboards
- Printing, copying and multifunctional devices
- Telephones and telephone answering machines
- Cellular devices and pagers
- Home theatre in a box: equalizers, amplifiers, speakers, tuners & turntables
- Aftermarket vehicle audio & video devices
- Image, audio and video devices: home / non portable
- Image, audio and video devices: Personal / Portable
It is a condition of the bin being placed in the landfill and our ability to use it that no items or parts of items can be removed from the bin.
REGULAR RECYCLING BINS
- Remember to break down the cardboard before putting it in the bin
- Coloured glass as well as clear glass may be put into the bin as long as it is a jar or bottle – not light bulbs, sheet glass, etc.
- Cans both aluminum and tin as well as #1 and #2 PETE plastic can be put into the co-mingle bin.
By using the bins you are both saving the landfill and bringing some revenue to offset the costs of running the recycling program..