Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Township of Coleman held at the Council Chambers, 10 Prospect, Cobalt, Ontario on Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 at 6:00 P.M.
There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger
Councillors: R. Beeson
Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow
Committee: Dan Cleroux
Deputations: Barry Geddes and Allan Legros, Grant Forest Products
Larry and Susan Reeves
Councillor Perry declared a conflict with matters dealing with The Voice and Northern News.
Motion 06-04-01 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the following Council Meetings be adopted as distributed:
Regular Meeting – March 26,2006
Special Meeting – March 29,2006 Carried.
Motion 06-04-02 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the General Accounts in the amount of $197,255.85 and Payroll in the amount of $32,996.06 be passed and paid. Carried.
Motion 06-04-03 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 06-07 being a by-law to confirm certain proceedings of Council be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 06-04-04 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 06-07 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Motion 06-04-05 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY RON Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 06-08 being a by-law to appoint a Chief Building Official be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 06-04-06 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 06-08 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted Carried.
Motion 06-04-07 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 06-09 being a by-law to establish and lay out a roadway be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 06-04-08 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 06-09 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Further to an article written by Ben Lefebvre, Porquis Junction, in the Weekender on the depopulation of Northern Ontario and the report done by the University of Ontario on The Anatomy of Risk in small municipalities in Northern Ontario, Council is as concerned as the STRONG Organization. Councillors Beeson and Perry will investigate their participation in the Group. A copy of the report will be forwarded to the Temiskaming Municipal Association requesting their participation.
Councillor Perry reported on the Temiskaming Municipal Association meeting. Two delegates will be attending the Association of Municipalities of Ontario convention to speak about the Lady Evelyn Smoothwater Park. Photocopies of the form letters expressing concerns with the Temagami Integrated Planning Process will be made available to Coleman Residents for their support.
Mr. and Mrs. Reeves were in attendance to voice their objection to the destruction of their family pet, a six year old Lab cross which had wandered off their property. Council will look into this matter and Coleman residents will be requested to locate the Township Office should stray dogs come onto their properties .
Motion 06-04-09 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
WHEREAS a meeting or part of a meeting may be closed to the public if the subject matter being considered is :
– litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board;
– a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the part of the meeting dealing with these matters will be closed to the public.
Council reviewed an agreement presented by Grant Forest Products Inc.
The closed portion of the meeting ended and the public meeting resumed.
Ontario Power Generation will hold an open house on Hound Chute Hydroelectric Generating Station Redevelopment on April 20, 2006 at the Latchford Recreation Centre from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Council encourages all residents to attend because this is good news for the area.
Councillor Beeson reported on the Coleman Fire Department meeting held April 6th, 2006. The Water Truck will be advertised in the Auto Trader and repairs to the equipment van are progressing well.
Councillor Beeson also advised building renovations are going well.
The Clerk-Treasurer advised Mr. Wayne Puhakka requested that a street light and “No Parking” signs be installed on Breault Drive. Road Superintendent will look into this matter and advise Council.
Motion 06-04-10 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the clerk-Treasurer be authorized to pay the 2006 membership in the amount of $493.78 to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. Carried.
Correspondence received from the Town of Cobalt regarding Larose Bridge Rehabilitation was reviewed. Council approved a second study as requested by the Town.
A discussion was held regarding water consumption charges by Coleman “Town Water Users”. A meeting with the Water Users is scheduled for May 3rd, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.
Council reviewed the Building Permit Fee Schedule. A public meeting is scheduled for April 24th, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
Conferences – Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
2006 F.O.N.O.M. Conference – activity
Chamber of Commerce – Tourism Exchange
Motion 06-04-11 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
WHEREAS there is an income crisis on Ontario’s farms;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman fully supports the Town of Caledon’s resolution requesting that the governments of Canada and Canada commit to:
Immediate and sufficient funding for long term programs and delivery of funding over the next three years;
Flexibility in the delivery of assistance to farmers that works for farmers and, as such, will preserve programs like supply management systems;
A commitment to build on and improve the five Agricultural Policy Framework pillars for long term growth and development. Carried.
Motion 06-04-12 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to pay dues, cart and locker for Mr.Hank Lafleur to the Haileybury Golf Club for his assistance with the Insurance Claim for the August 2005 fire. Carried.
Motion 06-04-13 MOVED BY Lois perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman fully supports the Township of King’s resolution requesting that:
in the event of unavoidable future mailbox changes, Canada Post ensure that all affected residents receive advance notice of what is planned, with information on how the mail delivery will be handled during the transition period, where the new community mailboxes will be located and when they will be available for use.
Canada Post review the standards for rural mailbox locations and establish realistic requirements.
Canada Post provide rural mail carriers with a flashing light and signage for their vehicles for increased visibility and safety.
Canada Post’s traditional values of dependability and service not be ignored. Carried.
Motion 06-04-14 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to donate $500.00 to the Fred Eaglesmith Great Northern Picnic Committee to assist with the costs the picnic and munisfest to be held August 11th, 12th and 13th, 2006 Carried.
Don Lacko of K. Smart Associates Limited has been recognized as a Certified Engineering Technologist by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.
Correspondence received from Emergency Management Ontario was reviewed.
Council reviewed correspondence received from Cobalt Coleman Catholic Cemetery Board was reviewed. They advised there will be no change in the management of cemetery following the closing of Ste Therese Church on May 7, 2006
Correspondence received from the Cobalt Historical Society regarding the historical designation was reviewed by Council. Copies were made available to Members of Council.
Correspondence received from the Temiskaming Health Unit regarding the Cobalt Water Act was reviewed. The Clerk-Treasurer to request that the scheduled meeting for May 10th be changed as some Council Members will be attending the FONOM Conference.
A meeting has been scheduled by Ontario Power Generation for April 26th, at 1:00 p.m. in order to present their legal opinion regarding the Licence of Occupation. The Clerk-Treasurer to request that Mr. George Kemp attend the meeting.
The Communities in Action Fund package received from the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines was reviewed.
Mayor Belanger proclaimed June 1 – 30, 2006 “Seniors’ Month”
Ms Viviane Charbonneau, MPAC, advised that some of the land in connection with Hound Chutes will have to be split and transferred to the Town of Latchford.
– Temiskaming Angler & Hunter Association – extension of Deer Season.
– Play Works – Youth Friendly Community Recognition Program 2006.
– The Voice – request for ad
– City of Kawartha Lakes – Proposed Clean Water Act, 2005
– Scott’s Directory of Canadian Municipalities.
– North Bay & District Hospital – Report to the Community
– Statistics Canada – Annual Statistics 2005
– MNDM – Our Brilliant Mining Future.
– MNDM – Major Downtown Development
– MNDM – Stronger Northern Communities.
– MPAC – Preliminary List of Electors.
– Government Policy Research Group Inc.
– Lulubelle Montgomery – thank you.
– Ombudsman Ontario – MPAC report.
– FCM – Members’ Advisory
– Laurentian University – President’s Report.
– FedNor – update.
– Caldwell Investment Management Ltd
– Conseil scolaire public du North-Est de l’Ontario – highlights of the regular meeting.
– MPAC – changes planned.
– Statistical Profiles of Francophones in Ontario 2005
– FCM’s 2006 – Mission to the United Kingdom.
– Temiskaming Board of Health – minutes
– NEOnet Inc. – newsletter.
Motion 06-04-15 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried
18507 Fidelak Enterprises Inc. 1,320.12
18506 Gaetan Rivest 300.00
18509 KDGFPA 316.26
18510 Lois Perry 82.40
18511 Hydro One 226.70
18512 Ken Laffrenier 50.00
18513 Northern Tel 293.33
18514 Onterry 39.16
18515 Town of Cobalt 5,230.03
18516 Uniongas 1,454.57
18517 – Man Gaetan Rivest 600.00
18518 Eng Public – Ontario North- 57,878.92
18519 Eng Sep. Northeastern 16,176.53
18520 French Public – Conseil 2,870.69
18521 French Sep Conseil Scholaire 43,813.17
18522 A & B Digital Printing 335.46
18523 Acklands Inc. 1,935.05
18524 Arnstein Inc Equip Ltd 447.31
18525 Barnes Group Canada Corp 212.60
18526 Boc Canada 98.44
18527 CIBC 1,235.08
18528 Claire Bigelow 499.33
18529 Cote Shervices 618.00
18530 Darcy’s Mechanical Repairs 321.01
18531 Dist Tim Social Services Ad Bd 17,610.07
18532 Ebert Welding Lts 10.69
18533 Elston Watt LLP 5,943.80
18534 Evelyn Pickard 250.00
18535 Fidelak Enterprises Inc. 357.45
18536 Gabbani Courier Service 13.06
18537 Gabe’s Auto Inc. 559.21
18538 Grand & Toy 399.85
18539 Grant Fuels Inc. 1,025.53
18540 Grant Home Hardware Building 333.43
18541 Great West Life Inc. 3,055.29
18542 Hydro One 574.98
18543 Lakeview Signs 322.00
18544 Lois Perry 83.20
18545 Magna Chemical Canada Inc. 158.82
18546 Mikrolink Computers 4,519.50
18547 Minister of Finance – Policing 3,043.00
18548 Municipal Property Assessment 400.00
18549 Municipal World Inc. 1,089.88
18550 Munisoft 419.76
18551 New Liskeard Sheet Metal 115.92
18552 North Cobalt Flea Market 89.45
18553 Number 1 Auto Supplies 254.73
18554 OMERS 3,077.28
18555 Petty Cash 57.37
18556 Pioneer Diesel Injection Ltd 629.79
18557 Prism Publishing 41.73
18558 Produits Industriels Fraser 1,718.22
18559 Red Stallion 175.90
18560 Rona Ontario Inc. 1,210.54
18561 Ronald Beeson 353.84
18562 Royal Canadian Legion 45.00
18563 Shell Canada Products 108.49
18564 T.I.M.E. Limited 241.92
18565 Temiskaming Speaker 181.90
18566 Town of Cobalt 10,836.65
18567 Town of Englehart 1,094.09
18568 Township of Coleman 350.00
18569 Xerox Canada Ltd 149.35