February 24, 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, February 24th, 2010 at 6:00 P.M.

There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger

Councillors: A. Chitaroni

L. Perry

P. Tresidder

Works Foreman: D. Dufresne

Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow

Planning Group: Dan Cleroux

By-Law Officer: K. Jones

Present: Allan and Cathy Marcella and Doug McLeod

Motion 10-2-10 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the following Council Meetings be adopted as distributed: Regular Meeting – February 10, 2010

Special Meeting – N/A Carried.

Mr. Dufresne, Works Department, advised the repairs to the grader are finished and the grader is back on the road. They are in the process of painting the ceiling in the works garage and the most recent water test was within regulation limits.

Mr. Cleroux provided with some information regarding the road allowance on the South shore of the Montreal River. Mr. Cleroux will continue to look for documentation on the road allowance and provide the information at the next meeting of Council.

A discussion was held regarding the Girl Guide Camp. The Clerk-Treasurer to request some information from Dr. Pollock who is experienced in declaring buildings historic.

Council reviewed the sample Septic System by-law and will consider this process at a later date.

Mayor Belanger attended the New Lake Temiskaming Loop Tour Project meetings and will contact Ms. O’Reilly to discuss her concerns.

A meeting is scheduled with the Town of Cobalt for March 3rd, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.

Conferences: AMO Annual Conference

Tourism Exhange & Brochure Swap

Heart & Stroke Big Bike

HCFunding Launch early march

LAS – Energy Workshops in March

Motion 10-2-11 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to participate in the Municipal Election training 201 – March 26, 2010 – $231.00. Carried.

Continued (2)

Motion 10-2-12 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:

WHEREAS The Corporation of the Town of Cobalt have submitted the Annual Compliance Report and the Municipal Summary Report for the Cobalt Water Treatment Facility;

AND WHEREAS The Council of the Corporation of the Township of Coleman has read the Annual Compliance Report and the Municipal Summary Report for the Cobalt Water Treatment Facility;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT The Corporation of the Township of Coleman approves the Corporation of the Town of Cobalt’s Annual Compliance Report for the Cobalt Water Treatment Facility for the year 2009 and the Municipal Summary Report for the Cobalt Water Treatment Facility for the year 2009. Carried.

Motion 10-2-13 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Mayor Belanger and the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to sign the extension to the Agreement for the Transfer of Federal Gas Tax Revenues under the new Deal for Cities and Communities. Carried.

Motion 10-2-14 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:

WHEREAS Council has deemed it necessary to form a Bass Lake Committee to oversee the development of Bass Lake Park;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Bass Lake Committee is governed by the Council of The Township of Coleman. Carried.

Motion 10-2-15 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to donate $1,500.00 to the Cobalt Historical Society to assist with expenses during the 2010 season. Carried.

Motion 10-2-16 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to submit an application to Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation for an internship placement for the position of Deputy Clerk

Carried.

Council reviewed correspondence received from the Corporation of the Town of Gravenhurst regarding the inclusion of hospitals under the jurisdiction of the Ombudsman.

Copies of the Position Statement on the Strategic Direction for the Prosperity of Northern Ontario Municipalities and FONOM’s response to the Proposed Growth Plan for Northern Ontario were distributed to Council.

Mayor Belanger read Mr. Robert Arnot, Ontario Power Generation’s Marsh Bay Project update.

Councillor Perry requested that Council begin work on the 2010 budget as early as possible.

Mrs. Marcella had questions regarding:

– the future cost of the Coleman Water Distribution System project

– a proposed by-law for the Coleman Water Distribution System

– the Coleman Water Distribution System Operational Plan

– the next Service Agreement with the Town of Cobalt

Continued (3)

Correspondence:

– The Latchford & Area Moose Call

– AMO – Watch File

– AMO – Report to Members

– FCM- Members Advisory

– Pitch-in Ontario – Volunteers in action

– Foreign Affairs & Internation trace – US Stimulus Recovery Act – Buy American

– MPAC – Tax Adjustment Applications and Response

– OPG – Projects

– MNDMF – Ontario Wood

– Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration – Newcomer Champion Award

– Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum – notice of annual and general meeting.

– CMHC – Loan Program

– Canadian Wind Energy Association – report

– FONOM – Proposed Growth Plan for Northern Ontario

– MPAC – 2010 Tax Incentive Programs

– Investors Group – grand opening

– OGRA – Reg to minimum maintenance standards

– The Fibrex Group Inc – Recycling bins & trash receptacles

– Earlton-Timiskaming Regional Airport – minutes & report

– Curves – Food Drive

– The Temagami Talker

– Temiskaming Health Unit Board of Health – minutes

Motion 10-2-17 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. 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) a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board;

(b) 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 10-2-18 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:

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

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CLERK-TREASURER MAYOR