August 25, 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, August 25th, 2008 at 6:00 P.M.

There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger

Councillors: R. Beeson

A. Chitaroni

L. Perry

P. Tresidder

Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow

Deputation: Kent Saxton, Cobalt Kiwanis Club

Present: Marg Harrison, Royal Canadian Legion

Diane Johnston, Speaker

Stan Lafleur, The Voice

Cathy Marcella

Mr. Saxton was in attendance, on behalf of the Cobalt Kiwanis Club, to make a donation in the amount of $10,000.00 to the Township of Coleman to assist with expenses for the Swim and Recreation Program. Mayor Belanger thanked Mr. Saxton for the Club’s very generous donation to the Township for the Swim Program as well as their donation toward the relocation of the Cenotaph.

Councillor Perry advised the Coleman Fire Department Christmas Party was a great success this year and all who attended had a good time.

A discussion was held regarding the Sharp Lake Park Agreement between the Town of Cobalt and the Township of Coleman. The Clerk-Treasurer to provide a copy to Mr. Kemp for his review and comment. Two conditions to be included to the agreement are winter sand and an aggregate tonnage fee.

Council reviewed the following correspondence:

– Historic Cobalt Corporation – plans for Cobalt as Hockeyville

– 2009 International Plowing Match – ad for sponsorship

– City of Temiskaming Shores – participation in the Tri Town Transit

– Julien Bonin’s resignation

Conference: OGRA/ROMA 2009 Combined Conference

2009 FCM Annual Conference

CEMC Course

2009 AMO Annual Conference

TDMFAA meeting

Council reviewed the following correspondence:

– Township of East Ferris and Bonfield’s request for financial assistance

– 104.5 CJTT FM’s holiday office hours

– 2008/2009 edition of WinterLights Celebrations

– Environment Canada’s Outdoor wood boiler survey

– Hydro One Networks’ newsflash regarding barcode plates on Joint Use Poles

– Nestle Waters Canada’s guide

The Clerk-Treasurer is authorized to sign Northern Tel’s maintenane agreement for 2009

Continued (2)

Council reviewed the Federation of Canada’s call to action. The Clerk-Treasurer to submit the two infrastructure projects for the Township of Coleman – Coleman Water Distribution System and Municipal Roads.

Motion 08-12-20 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:

WHEREAS there are two salvageable buildings in the Kerr Lake/Giroux Lake area that have some historic value;

AND WHEREAS the Council of the Township of Coleman deems that these buildings should be preserved;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman intends to declare the Drummond Manager’s House and the Giroux Lake Post Office as heritage sites.


Motion 08-12-21 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to purchase an ad in The Voice in the amount of $19.00 – Honour Role. Carried.

Mrs. Cathy Marcella reviewed Mr. Bruce McMullan’s responses to her questions regarding the Coleman BCF-CC application.


– OPG – guidelines and graph for December 12, 2008

– AMO – Draft Information and Communications Standard

– Government Purchasing Guide – December 10, 2008

– MPAC – Municipal Status Report

– AMO – Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund Notices for 2009

– Ministry of Municipal Affais and Housing – Update

– Nestle Waters Canada – In The Know

– Communities in Bloom Ontario – E-News

– The Working Forest

– Timiskaming Health Unit – 2007 Annual Report

– MPAC – Current Value Interpretation

Motion 08-12-22 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:

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

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