April 24, 2008

Minutes of a Special Meeting held in the Council Chambers, 937907 Marsh Bay Road, Coleman Township, on Wednesday, April 24th, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.

There were present:

Township of Coleman Mayor: C. Belanger

Councillor: R. Beeson

A. Chitaroni
L. Perry P. Tresidder

Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow

Town of Cobalt Mayor: Andre Belanger

C.A.O. Steph Palmateer

Consultant: Bob Jonkman

Mayor Andre Belanger and Mr. Steph Palmateer were attendance to discuss various matters with Coleman Council.
LaRose Bridge It was agreed that K. Smart Engineering Associates Limited’s engineering report will be used. Tenders will be put out in the Fall of 2008 and work will be scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2008. $750,000.00 funding was provided by the Province for this work on LaRose Bridge.

Lead Testing Lead testing has been completed in the Township of Coleman. The Township of Coleman will responsible for invoices from the Lab and the Town of Cobalt for testing and sample collection.
Strategic Planning Mayor Andre Belanger suggested both municipalities work together with such projects as a Trailer Park close to Cobalt – more water users would reduce the cost of water. Coleman Council advised they would move forward with their Strategic Planning Session and consider this request in the future.

Sharpe Lake Park It was agreed that the Town of Cobalt would get an engineer to make recommendation with respect to elevation at Sharpe Lake Park prior to removing any gravel.

Water Park Installing new lines to the Water Park would be too expensive. Present lines coming from Nipissing will be used to provide water for the Park. Perhaps the tank sitting in the Ball Field will be of some use as well.

Coleman Water Distribution System

The Town of Cobalt only bills the Township of Coleman was the water consumed . Costs are fixed and hydro, chemical prices and wages are increasing. Mr. Steph Palmateer will respond to Mrs. Marcella’s concerns.

Road to Headframe Coleman Council will construct a road to Marsh Bay Road and this will create a natural severance for the headframe. Work must be done this year on the headframe if it is to be preserved – signage, lighting, treatment.

Winter Sand Coleman and Cobalt will work together to screen winter sand for some time

for both communities.

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A discussion was held regarding the Lagoon. Storey Environmental is looking into ways of minimizing the odour problem. Mr. Palmateer will provide information regarding the Lagoon prior to Coleman meeting with the Ministry of the Environment and M 104 residents next week.

Ms Nicole Renaud will schedule a presentation by Mr. Dean Reeds for Straw Bale Buildings. Contractors, Real Estate Agents, Municipalities and Politicians will be invited to the presentation.

Mr. Bob Jonkman was in attendance to present his Strategic Session report. Mr. Jonkman reviewed the report with Council. A discussion was held regarding the report and all agreed this report must become a working document. A Planning Group will be established and Mr. Jonkman will provide ongoing direction.

Motion 08-04-28 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Coleman Township Strategic Plan dated March 29th & 30th, 2008 be adopted as read and be entered in the Official Plan for the Township of Coleman. Carried.

Motion 08-04-29 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to request that Rose Belanger write the Coleman Mission Statement on a wall in the council Chambers. Carried.


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Motion 08-04-30 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:

WHEREAS this meeting deals with a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board;

AND WHEREAS this meeting deals with personal matters about identifiable individuals including municipal or local board employees;

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

Motion 08-04-31 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:

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