April 28, 2010

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Township of Coleman held at the Council Chambers, 937907 Marsh Bay Road, Coleman Township, Ontario on Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at 6:00 P.M.

There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger

Councillors: R. Beeson

A. Chitaroni

L. Perry

P. Tresidder

Works Foreman: D. Dufresne

Economic Development

Financial Officer: L. Belanger

By-Law Officer: Ken Jones

Planning Committee: Dan Cleroux

Also Present: Doug McLeod, Cathy & Allan Marcella, Daniel Girard, Wayne Alldis, & Serge Denis

Councillor A. Chitaroni declared a conflict of interest concerning matters with Blackstone Development Inc. and the Coleman Water Distribution System.

Councillor L. Perry declared a conflict of interest concerning matters with the Temiskaming Speaker and Prism Publishing..

Motion 10-04-12 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the following Council Meetings be adopted as distributed: Regular Meeting – April 14, 2010 Special Meeting – April 26, 2010

Carried.

Deputation

Mr. Ross Latter from Kemp, Elliot and Blair presented Council with Coleman Townships financial statements for 2009, for review accompanied by a Power Point presentation. Mr.Latter answered questions from the residents and Council.

Committee Reports:

Works Department: Received a fax Cumberland Roofing, Mr. Dufresne will call to obtain a quote for a new roof and elastomeric coatings. Inquired when he can turn the water on at Bass Lake, Council requested that he wait until May. The Roads Department will reassemble Coleman’s Municipal sign next week. Mr Dufresne informed Council that the department will take their safety courses at SMC Canada, as per Dan Cleroux; the Community Hall may be used.

Coleman Water Distribution System: Tender Closing for the water project on May 6th, 2010, at 1:00 p.m.

Unfinished Business

1. MOE Update to Cobalt Steering Committee Member – Provide a copy to all council members

2. MOF Final 2008 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund Municipal Workbook and Social Program Costs Report

3. Louis Dufresne: Purchase of land to protect roadway – Map. Councillor Perry stated that Council

needed more information. Mayor Belanger will contact Mr. Dufresne.

4. Cenotaph – Letter to the Town of Cobalt. Council discussed the work to be done, such as topsoil, sod, benches and the removal of patio stones. Councillor Tresidder will contact Mr. Steph Palmateer to make arrangements.

Motion 10-04-13 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Albert Chitaroni:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT The Intern be authorized to place an advertisement in the Temiskaming Speaker for the annual Emergency Preparedness Guide, in the amount of $109.00. Carried.

Motion 10-04-14 MOVED BY Albert Chitaroni and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT The Corporation of the Township of Coleman apply to the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation for funds to upgrade and apply double surface treatment and granular A on Coleman’s roadways. Carried.

.Motion 10-04-15 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Albert Chitaroni:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT The Council of the Corporation of the Township of Coleman donate $300 to the Spring Pulse Poetry Festival to be held on May 8-15, 2010. Carried.

Conferences:

– AMCTO: Requirements of Bill 168 Workshop in Cochrane May 11

– AMO: Annual Conference – August 15-18 Caesars Windsor

– Connecting to Communities: Forum for Locally Elected Leaders

– Lorman Education Services: Employment Standards Act, Sudbury

– Ontario Municipal Water Association – May 27, Sudbury

.New Business:

1. Blackstone Development: Request for a save harmless agreement – Council requested the letter to be sent to George Kemp, Lawyer, for review.

2. Grant Forest Products: Request of Consent to Assignment of Contract. Mrs. Belanger will contact Allan Legros, GFP, to inquire about the contract.

3. Jocelynne Bedard – Request for Signs on Portage Bay Road and Dust Control. Council agreed to place “Children and Play” signs on the road and Mr. Dufresne will look into the current speed limit and report to council at the next regular meeting. Dust control will begin in May.

4. MMAH: Emergency Preparedness Week: May 2-8

5. MPAC: 2009 Annual Report and Financial Statements. Councillor Perry inquired about how many residents are still in the appeal process; it is difficult to set a mill rate while residents are appealing tax increases.

New Business – con’t

6. Ontario Good Roads: $750,000 Fund for bridge infrastructure: No bridges in the Township.

7. Renfew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP, John Yakabuski: Queen’s Park Wind Rally

8. Temiskaming Shores Chamber of Commerce: Certificate of Membership

9. Timiskaming Health Unit: Interest in a Walkable Communities Forum.

10. Township of Armstrong: TMBA Possible Logo’s. Councillor Perry will email the TMBA concerning the Logo’s

11. Councillor Perry advised council of a notice of motion concerning the Town of Latchford’s annexation efforts.

Correspondence:

– Accent: Summer 2010 Furniture Magazine

– ACT Grants Application Deadline

– Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario: Information Bulletin raffle licence fees

– AMCTO 2010-2012 Director at Large – Getting to know the candidates

– AMCTO: Municipal Monitor

– AMCTO: Conference Express #3

– AMCTO: Time to Volunteer: Municipal Education and Research Foundation Board of Directors

– AMO: Board of Directors 2010-2012- request for nominations

– AMO: Watch File

– AMP watch File – April 15, 2010

– Canadian Urban Institute: New Online Loot and 2010 David Crombie Winner

– Carswell: Stay up to date on the latest legislation

– DTSSAB: Minutes from the March 24th regular board meeting

– FCM Members Advisory: Wastewater regulations

– FCM: E Bulletin

– FCM: Canada Post Committed to Rural Service

– Government Purchasing Online

– Hydro One: ERIP Program

– Hydro One: Right Tree, Right Place Program

– Infrastructure Solutions Inc.

– Live it Everyday: June is recreation and parks month

– Mainstreet Technologies – Municipal Election Software

– MFOA bulletin

– Ministry of Community and Social Services

– MUSH: Water Distribution and Treatment Financing

– MUTCD Adopts benefits of Sequential warning lights-

– Ontario Education Services Corp.- Municipal Elections-Information for Trustee Candidates

– Ontario Good Roads- 2010 Guelph Road School Hits Record Attendance

– Ontario Good Roads: Thank you to Volunteers

– Ontario Good Roads: 2010 Annual Municipal Trade Show

– Resorts of Ontario

– STCFDC: Minutes of the MSB Meeting April 15, 2010

– Temiskaming Chamber of Commerce: F.E.S.T Movie Monday

– Temiskaming Chamber of Commerce: Dog Gone Auction

– Temiskaming Chamber of Commerce: Northern College Continuing Education

Correspondence – con’t

– Temiskaming Chamber of Commerce: Charity Event for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation

– Temiskaming Chamber of Commerce: John’s Tackle Box Grand Opening

– Temiskaming Chamber of Commerce: Earlton RV’s 2010 Spring Show

– Temiskaming Building Association Meeting Minutes

– Timiskaming Home Support Newsletter

– The Undergrounder: Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Associatio0n

– Waterline: Publication about Ontario’s water and wastewater industry

– Workers Voice – Spring 2010

Motion 10-04-16 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Albert Chitaroni:

WHEREAS Section 239 (2) states that a meeting or part of a meeting may be closed to the public if the subject matter being considered is:

(A)personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT this part of the meeting be closed to the public. Carried

Motion 10-04-17 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Albert Chitaroni:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried.

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CLERK-TREASURER MAYOR