April 9, 2008

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 9th, 2008 at 6:00 P.M.

There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger

Councillors: R. Beeson

A. Chitaroni

L. Perry

P. Tresidder

Clerk Assistant: Christine Gagnon

Student Placement: Christine Lacroix

Works Foreman: D. Dufresne

Economic Development

Financial Officer: N. Renaud

OPG: Chrissy Munro

Mario Durepos

Present for closed Meeting – Geoge Kemp LLB

– Dan Cleroux

Motion 08-04-03 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:

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

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

Regular Meeting resumed at 7:00pm

Present for regular Meeting – Dan Cleroux, Jason Pollard, Larry Forrest, Douglas McLeod, Cathy Marcella, Allan Marcella

Motion 08 04 04 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ronald Beeson:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the following Council Meetings be adopted as distributed:

Regular Meeting – March 26 2008

Special Meeting – April 2 2008 Carried.

Motion 08 04 05 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ronald Beeson:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the General Accounts in the amount of $69,172.33 be passed and Payroll in the amount of $26,361.93 be passed and paid. Carried.

Jason Pollard was in attendance to discuss his July 2007 water payment in question for the amount of $80. Coleman office staff does not have record of this payment. Mr Pollard, although he cannot provide a receipt, is positive he made payment in early August 2007. After a short plea, council decided to forgive the $80. Jason has faithfully made all other payments to date.

Jason Pollard advised council that due to the recent water line repair in the front of his house, the lawn and soil have been left in a state of disrepair. He requested council supply him with soil and grass seed in the spring in order to restore the lawn to its origional condition. Council was in full agreement and apologized for the inconvenience on both issues discussed.


Motion 0804 06 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Albert Chitaroni:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 04-19 being a by-law to confirm certain proceedings of Council be read a first and second time. Carried.

Continued (2)

Motion 08 04 07 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ronald Beeson:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 04-19 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.

Nicole Renaud requested that Council decide on how to expand its municipal complex into a multi-purpose facillity. This subject will be discussed during the next Meeting.

Coleman Water Distribution – Cathy Marcella was present to report. Ms Marcella advised that all Water Users should be reminded of the meeting scheduled for Monday April 21 2008 for water rate overview and Bruce McCullan/KMK. Ms Marcella’s next suggestion was that Coleman Water Users be provided with a letter including pertinent information and preventive measures that can be taken to reduce property damage. e.g. if water line breaks – affected water users should turn water heaters off. In report Ms Marcella suggested that with regard to Cobalt’s Water Park, Coleman and Cobalt should be making a joint effort in applying for grants to supply water to the park since Coleman’s water line adjacent to Peter Street is a main water supply to the park. This matter will be discussed at the April 28th Cobalt/Coleman meeting.

Mr Bill Sutton was present to provide Council with a sample water report (named Document “A”) A balancing total could be available for the Water Users any time. Council stated that Office staff would attempt to create this report monthly.

Councillor Perry stated we should have a representative at the Earlton-Timiskaming Regional Airport bi-monthly meetings. Mayor Belanger advised she would make an attempt to attend the next meeting.

Councillor Perry stated that the IPM Committee should be added to the list of Committee Reports on agenda. Councillor Perry is Coleman’s representative.

Council advised the Community Hall Policy was reivewed and approved in principle. The starting date for hall rental will be decided at the next meeting.

Letter from Cathy Marcella/Water Users Committee was passed to council. Council will review and discuss at next meeting.

Councillor Perry spoke briefly about the FONOM update she submitted to Council. Ms Perry states that in conjunction with Minister Gravelle’s support for the north, FONOM is instrumental and influential for Northern Ontario preservation and growth.

The Town of Latchford want to meet with Coleman Township to discuss land matters. Council has meetings booked for the full month of April 2008 and will attempt to schedule a meeting date in May 2008.

Motion 080408 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ronald Beeson;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No.08-11 being a by-law to approve conditions for the 2008 Municipal Road and Bridge Infrastructure Investment be read a first and second time. Carried.

Motion 08 04 09 MOVED BY Patrick Tresidder and SECONDED BY Albert Chitaroni:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No.08-11 be read a third and final time and be passed and approved.

Councillor Perry requested that the Clerk Treasurer change the May 14 2008 regular meeting date.

FONOM Conference is taking place during the week and Council will not have quorum.

Conferences – Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace’s training course

Motion 08 04 10 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ronald Beeson:

Continued (3)

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to donate $300.00 to the Nursing Home Voyageur to provide accessible transportation for the residents living in the nursing homes in Haileybury. Carried

Motion 08 04 11 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED by Albert Chitaroni:

WHEREAS the work of the Municipal Property Assessment corporation provides services to both municipal governments and the provincial government for the purpose of collecting property taxes;

AND WHEREAS only Ontario municipalities pay for MPAC services;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman fully supports the City of Ottawa’s request that the Province of Ontario pay a proportional share of MPAC costs related to education property taxes. Carried.


– the Moose Call

Council had a brief discussion with regard to municipal road treatments. Upgrades will commence when grant money is in hand.

Motion 04-08 12 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ronald Beeson:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried


20167 Cobalt Coleman Latchford & Area Food Bank $100.00

20168 Barrier Elimination Action $10.00

20169 Receiver General – February 2008 $7164.30

20070 WSIB – February 2008 $509.61

20171 HydroOne $345.33

20172 Cote Shell $266.00

20173 Chairman Education Committee $875.00

20174 Canada Post $273.00

20175 Bartlett’s Auto Electric Ltd $129.33

20176 Bluewave Energy/Mackay Fuel $177.06

20177 Grand & Toy $102.45

20178 Grant Fuels Inc $1317.12

20179 Home Improvement $19.27

20180 Gaetan Rivest $1000.00

20181 CIBC Visa $703.49

20182 Don Laitinen Conference Fire Dept $261.63

20183 Excel Chemwide Ind Inc $294.14

20184 Fidelak Enterprises $679.00

20185 Great West Life Inc $3462.44

20186 HydroOne $872.45

20187 Linde Canada $239.74

20188 Minister of Finance – Policing $3232.00

20189 MPAC $105.00

20190 North Cobalt Flea Market` $916.85

20191 NorthernTel Mobility CBO $310.55

20192 Ontera $21.30

20193 Dianne Desormeaux – March 2008 $178.50

20194 Claire Bigelow – Travel & Supplies $729.64

20195 Kenneth Jones – Travel/March 2008 $50.00

20196 Cancelled

20197 Lois Perry – Travel & Meal $51.40

20198 Dan Harvey NEOPWO – Membership 2008 $50.00

20199 Dan Harvey NEOPWO – Trade Show Registration $25.00

20200 A&B Digital Printing – Waste Bills $339.82

20201 Bartlett’s Auto $45.09

20202 Belanger Aluminum $100.80

20203 Bluewave Energy/Mackay Fuel $142.27

20204 CIBC Visa $306.70

Continued (4)


20205 Cote Shell $429.00

20206 Darcy’s Mechanical $826.88

20207 DSSAB $16607.86

20208 G&T $54.72

20209 Gabbani Courier Service $42.57

20210 G-Force $218.47

20211 HE Brown Supply $869.14

20212 Home Improvement $75.73

20213 HydroOne $698.56

20214 Johnson’s Fire Services Inc $1244.25

20215 Linde Canada $72.55

20216 New Liskeard Sheet Metal $60.54

20217 NorthernTel $340.11

20218 #1 Auto Supplies $3.28

20219 OMERS $2516.64

20220 Pedersen Concrete Inc $838.43

20221 Pioneer Diesel Injection Ltd $294.63

20222 Purolator Courier $6.53

20223 Receiver General – March 2008 $7233.63

20224 Temiskaming Speaker $73.50

20225 TIME Ltd $224.10

20226 Town of Cobalt – Water Line Repairs $2184.08

20227 Town of Cobalt – 2nd Quarter Water Billing $4788.00

20228 Union Gas $2242.74

20229 Xerox Canada Ltd $331.62

20230 Voided

20231 WSIB – March 2008 $509.70

20232 Acklands $978.77

Total $69,172.33

PAYROLL – March 2008 $26,361.93

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