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 11th, 2008 at 6:00 P.M.
There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger
Councillors: R. Beeson
Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow
Works Foreman: D. Dufresne
Present: Bill Sutton, Allan and Cathy Marcella, Dan Cleroux and Doug McLeod.
Motion 08-12-01 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 – November 26, 2008
Special Meeting – None Carried.
Motion 08-12-02 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni :
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the General Accounts in the amount of $197,633.08 and Payroll in the amount of $23,173.09 be passed and paid. Carried.
Motion 08-12-03 MOVED BY A.Chitaoni and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder :
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 08-31 being a by-law to confirm certain proceedings of Council be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 08-12-04 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 08-31 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Motion 08-12-05 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 08-32 being a by-law for the borrowing of money to meet current expenditures be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 08-12-06 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 08-32 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Councillor Perry invited Council to the Coleman Fire Department’s Christmas Party on behalf of Chief Laitinen.
Mr. Dufresne, Works Foreman, presented his report.
A lengthy discussion was held regarding the Coleman Water Distribution System with respect to the funding application, communication with Water Users and future cost of water.
The next Earlton-Timiskaming Regional Airport Joint Municipal Services Board meeting will be held December 18, 2008.
Council reviewed correspondence received regarding the International Plowing Match. The Clerk-Treasurer to advise Council will be represented, volunteers will participate in anyway they can and a Coleman brochure will be available.
It is expected that high speed internet will be available soon.
Grant Forest Products requested confirmation that they would have access on municipal properties for the purpose of harvesting timer and constructing roads.
Council reviewed correspondence received from Ontario Parks and the Town of Latchford regarding the W.J.B. Greenwood Provincial Park. The Clerk-Treasurer to advise that there is to be no special designation to trails within the Township of Coleman boundaries.
The Clerk-Treasurer presented a calculation based on the 2008 and 2009 assessment.
Conference: 3rd Annual Ice Fishing Derby – February 28th, 2009
Motion 08-12-07 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
WHEREAS Bill 50 includes but is not limited to: standards of care for all animals, new provincial offences, authority for the OSPCA to inspect places, penalties, requirement for veterinarians, a number of modernizations to the law, and protection for current legal practices in agriculture, hunting and fishing;
AND WHEREAS, and more specifically, there is a concern regarding the delegation of authority, accountability and transparency of OSPCA inspectors and its officer;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman supports the Township of South Stormont’s request that the Government review, and amend as required, the powers granted to Inspectors through Bill. Carried.
Councillor Perry declared a conflict of interest with the following matter.
Motion 08-12-08 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to purchase an ad in the Speaker for Season’s Greetings in the amount of $65.00. Carried.
Motion 08-12-09 MOVED BY A. Chitaroni and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to pay the 2009 Association of Municipalities of Ontario membership in the amount of $552.55. Carried.
Motion 08-12-10 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to pay the recycling fee for residents on Murphy Mill Road to the Town of Latchford in the amount of $1,077.44. Carried.
Motion 08-12-11 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized the final installment for $4,448.31 for French Public School board for 2008 school purposes be paid. The total payments for 2008 are $15,082.09. Carried.
Motion 08-12-12 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized the final installment for $57,698.21 for English Public School board for 2008 school purposes be paid. The total payments for 2008 are $229,579.75. Carried.
Motion 08-12-13 MOVED BY A. Chitaroni and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized the final installment for $39,335.09 for French Separate School board for 2008 school purposes be paid. The total payments for 2008 are $160,016.47. Carried.
Motion 08-12-14 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized the final installment for $16,541.37 for English Separate School board for 2008 school purposes be paid. The total payments for 2008 are $65,472.21. Carried.
Mayor Belanger to forward a letter to the Editor of local newspapers challenging all Boards of Education to stop the segregation of French and English children and to come together to share busses due to environmental concerns and costs in response to these hard economic times.
Motion 08-12-15 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to purchase a “Christmas Wishes” ad in The Voice in the amount of $39.00. Carried.
Motion 08-12-16 MOVED BY A. Chitaroni and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to pay the 2009 membership to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in the amount of $125.76. Carried.
Motion 08-12-17 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to donate $3,200.00 to the Town of Cobalt for children participating in Minor Hockey and Figure Skating. Carried
Council reviewed the following correspondence:
– The City of Oshawa regarding “Response to ‘A Cal for Action – Recreation, parks and Sport Infrastructure Funding’ from Parks and Recreation Ontario.
– Ontario Heritage Trust regarding a province-wide cultural heritage tourism program called Doors Open Ontario to create access, awareness and excitement about the province’s heritage.
– Historic Cobalt Corporation regarding CBC’s Hockeyville – Take a moment for a national historic site of Canada.
– The Town of Fort Erie regarding a Task Force to Protect Small and Rural Hospitals. The Clerk-Treasurer to forward a letter of support for this very worthwhile matter.
– Emergency Management Ontario regarding their request for host communities for 2009
– District of Timiskaming Social Services Administration Board regarding their replacement for a Winter Clothing Allowance for local families.
– The City of Temiskaming Shores regarding a community planning workshop.
– Timiskaming Health Unit regarding the budget forecast for 2009, budget implications and staffing reductions and THU Local Health and Environment Report, Chapter 1: Safe Water.
– Federated Press – Asset Allocation Summit
– NEBS – e-news
– NEOnet – Update
– ONE Funds – 2008 Performance Update
– College Voice
– FCM Members Advisory
– Ontario Good Road Association – Provincial Budget 2009
– Green Municipal Fund
– Chamber – e_Newsletter
– The Airport Environment and You
– Northern Ontario School of Medicine – Donor Report
– MNDM – Communities Working Together to Attract Growth
– AMO – Information and Communications Standard
– Ministry of Tourism – Tourism Investment Brochure
– HazMat – Headline News
– The Latchford and Area Moose Call
– AMO – Reduction in child Poverty
– College of Physicians 7 Surgeons of Ontario – Newsletter
– Ontario Provincial Police – Business Plan
– Evans, Bragagnolo & Sullivan – Municipal Legal Services
– OPG – Guidelines and graph for the week of December 5, 2008
– Communities in Bloom Ontario – E-News
A monthly budget report was presented to Council.
Motion 08-12-18 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
WHEREAS this meeting deals with personal matters about identifiable individuals including municipal or local board employees;
AND WHEREAS this meeting deals with advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting be closed to the public. Carried
Motion 08-12-18 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried
20724 Daryl Dufresne $250.00
20725 Temiskaming Emergency Services $560.00
20726 Dymond Veterinary Clinic $269.17
20727 Brian Bigelow – 2008-9 Plow refund $200.00
20728 Kenneth Jones $50.00
20729 CIBC $29.00
20730 Claire Bigelow $464.72
20731 Coleman Fire Department $71.70
20732 Hydro One $978.79
20733 NorthernTel $348.20
20734 Ontera $21.80
20735 Uniongas $578.10
20736 Lois Perry $40.05
20737 Dianne Desormeaux $231.00
20738 Haileybury ValuMart $998.24
20739 Accuracy Environmental $125.90
20740 Acklands Inc $338.26
20741 A J Stone Company Ltd $10807.67
20742 Bartlett’s Auto Electric Ltd $40.00
20743 Bluewave Energy/Mackey Fuel $245.74
20744 Bob Little – Property Standards Committee Member $100.00
20745 Howard Berry – Property Standards Committee Member $100.00
20746 Carswell $92.35
20747 City of Timmins $126.66
20748 CJTT $31.50
20749 Cobalt Car Clinic $630.00
20750 Cote Services $253.00
20751 Dam Depot $746.05
20752 Douglas McLeod $100.00
20753 DSSAB $18510.95
20764 Grand & Toy $453.61
20755 Grant Fuel Inc $3380.53
20756 Grant Home Hardware Bldg $41.39
20757 Great West Life Inc $3244.19
20758 HydroOne $590.23
20759 Kal Tire Ontario $36.16
20760 Linde Canada $72.55
20761 Minister of Finance -Policing $3232.00
20762 Munisoft 2009 Help Line/Updates $3758.83
20763 New Liskeard Sheet Metal $78.07
20764 NorthernTel Mobility $175.18
20765 #1 Auto Supplies $71.42
20766 OMERS November 2008 $2086.64
20768 Pioneer Diesel Injection Ltd $1872.31
20769 Purolator Courier Ltd $32.66
20770 Receiver General – Payroll Ded November 2008 $6378.96
20771 Reliance Home Comfort $37.14
20772 Rona Ontario Inc $4353.60
20773 English Public – School Taxes $57698.21
20774 French Public – School Taxes $4448.31
20775 English Separate – School Taxes $16541.37
20776 French Separate – School Taxes $39335.09
20777 Steel Communications $124.30
20778 G Stephen Watt $220.50
20779 Temiskaming Speaker $262.50
20780 Timiskaming Health Unit $6049.00
20781 T J Adshead Electrical – Ontera/Internet Electrical Set-up $1205.21
20782 Town of Latchford $1077.44
20783 Tri-Town Automotive $281.53
20784 Tri-Town Ski & Snowboard Club $500.00
20785 UMA Engineering Ltd $637.88
20786 WSIB – November 2008 $461.33
20787 Xerox Canada Ltd $240.96
20788 Cote’s Pole Line Inc $1315.13
Account Total $197,633.08
PAYROLL Total $23,173.09