February 27, 2012

inutes 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 Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:00 P.M.

There were present: Acting Mayor: C. Marcella
Councillors: S. Cote
L. Perry
P. Tresidder
Acting Works Foreman: B. Bigelow
Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow
By-Law Officer: K. Jones

Deputation: Mary Church, Remax Town and Country
Jeff St. Cyr, St. Cyr Associates

Present in the audience: Jim Patrick

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

Motion 12-02-25 MOVED BY Pat. Tresidder and SECONDED BY Susan Cote:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves the agenda for the regular meeting of February 27th, 2011 as presented: Carried.

DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OR PECUNIARY INTEREST

Councillor Lois Perry declared a conflict with matters dealing with the Speaker.

IN CAMERA (CLOSED) SESSION

Motion 12-02-26 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Susan Cote:
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 Council agrees to reconvene in closed session at 6:02 p.m. to discuss the following matter: Offer of purchase
Legal Opinion Carried.

Motion 12-02-27 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to reconvene in open session at 6:25 p.m. without a report. Carried.

ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES

Motion 12-02-28 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Susan Cote :
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the following Council Meetings be adopted as distributed: Regular Meeting – February 13, 2012
Special Meeting – February 14, 2012 Carried.

DELEGATION

Mr. Jeff St. Cyr was in attendance to make a presentation to Council regarding the Dibrina Sure Benefits for municipal employees. Mr. St. Cyr explained various changes to the benefits with the new insurance company. The change over is expected to occur in May, 2012.

STAFF REPORTS

Mr. Ken Jones researched the removal of top soil and shipping containers – two areas of concern for the municipality. He obtained some information which will be provided to Council for review.

Motion 12-02-29 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves the report provided by Mr. Jones, By-Law Officer, as presented. Carried.

The Clerk-Treasurer provided information to Council on the following information
– Risk Report regarding building inspections
– 2012 Ontario Municipal Partnership fund Municipal workbook
– Drummond Recommendations
– Temiskaming Municipal Building Association – 2012 budget and minutes
– Cobalt Refinery Meeting – March 19th, 2012
– Table Top Exercise – May 16th, 2012

Motion 12-02-30 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves the administration report provided by the Clerk-Treasurer, as presented. Carried.

Councillor Cote reported on the recent Earlton-Timiskaming Regional Airport Municipal Services Board meeting held February 16, 2012. The Airport has experienced an increase in movements, air couriers, ambulance and realized a revenue surplus of $6,606. over the last year.

Motion 12-02-31 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman approves the Dibrina Sure Benefits proposal for the municipal employees as presented by Mr. Jeff St. Cyr, St. Cyr Associates – expected date of transfer May 2012. Carried.

ACCOUNTS

Motion 12-02-32 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Susan Cote:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the General Accounts in the amount of $32,001.54 be passed and paid. Carried.
BY-LAWS

Motion 12-02-33 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder.
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 12-06 being a by-law to provide for maintaining Land in a Clean and Clear Condition be read a first and second time. Carried.

Motion 12-02-34 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Susan Cote:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 12-06 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.

Motion 12-02-35 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Susan Cote:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law NO. 12-08 being a by-law to rename a street, Bucke Coleman Boundary Lane, under the joint jurisdiction of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman and The Corporation of the City of Temiskaming Shores be read a first and second time. Carried.

Motion 12-02-36 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 12-08 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.

Motion 12-02-37 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Susan Cote:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 12-09 being a by-law to establish the retention periods for certain documents and records to be kept by The Corporation of the Township of Coleman be read a first and second time.
Carried.
Motion 12-02-38 MOVED BY Susan Cote and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 12-09 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.

BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

– Council reviewed the proposed 2012 budget.
– Correspondence received from Municipal Insurance Services Ltd regarding the 2012 insurance renewal.

NEW BUSINESS

Conferences MTO Maintenance Technology Open House
Parks and Recreation Ontario
Town Hall Sessions
Professional Minute-Taking
Employment Law & Human Resources Certificate Program
Clean Water Act – Property Entry & Risk Management
The Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation
AFP/P3 Workshop
THU Strategic Planning – Community Engagement Sessions
AMCTO’s Municipal Leaders Forum

Resolutions

Motion 12-02-39 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Susan Cote:
WHEREAS the pump price of a litre of gasoline in Northern Ontario can be as high as 30% or more than Southern Ontario:
AND WHEREAS the rack price or wholesale price, the price the retail gas station owner must pay for the gas is only 2 – 4 cents per litre higher in Northern Ontario than Toronto;
AND WHEREAS local price gouging, charging high prices at times of actual or anticipated excess demand, is not contrary to the Canadian Competition Act;
AND WHEREAS while the Ontario government can’t charge international oil prices, it can eliminate gouging and provide consumers with predictability and fairness;
AND WHEREAS the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) already regulates prices for natural gas;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman fully supports the City of Greater Sudbury’s request that the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) be given the power by the Province of Ontario to impose a weekly ceiling on gas prices in order to reduce volatility and regional price differences, while encouraging competition. And further, that the OEB also be granted the legislated power to intervene if suppliers were seen to be gouging the market. Carried.

Motion 12-02-40 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
WHEREAS there are 54 Land Registry Offices in the Province of Ontario, only 11 of which are located in Northern Ontario;
AND WHEREAS Land Registry offices play a key role in effectively and efficiently approving, registering, storing and managing documents such as subdivision plans, condominium plans, reference plans, deeds and mortgages;
AND WHEREAS Land Registry office have historically and promptly serviced the needs of a wide range of user groups including developers, lawyers, surveyors, freelance title searchers and the general public;
AND WHEREAS the Provincial Government has implemented an electronic registration of land-related documents and forwarding of subdivision plans and condominium plans to a Complex Plan Processing Centre;
AND WHEREAS the Land Registry Offices will be downsized and replaced with a kiosk service which will result in significant delays;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman fully supports the City of Temiskaming Shores’ request to the Minister of Government Services review and report on the changes being made to Ontario Land Registry offices and further requests that the changes do not impact negatively on development through time delays or added costs to development in the North. Carried.

Motion 12-02-41 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Susan Cote:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to purchase an ad in the Speaker’s Seasons Magazine in the amount of $167.00. Carried.
Council reviewed the following correspondence:

1. Emerald Ash Borer Correspondence
2. MAH – Long Standing Service Program
3. The Algonquin Regiment Veterans’ Association’s request for support
4. PolyMet Labs – Headframe Co-Sponsorship and Development
5. District of Timiskming Social Services Ad Bd – 2012 Budget

CORRESPONDENCE
– Ontario Tire Stewardship
– OMTRA – Exchange Corporation v. City of Mississauga
– AMO – Watch File
– Nathalie Ah-Yuen, JUS, – Revisions to the ARM Streaming Strategy.
– Canadian Environmental Protection – Water loss cut using leak detection gear
– HazMat Management – headline news
– CIB Communication Coordinator – 2012 Scotts Miracle-Gro Grassroots Grants
– Tourism Industry Exchange 2012
– AMO – Drummond Recommendations
– THU – minutes
– DTSSAB – minutes
– ROMA – Green Energy Act
– Scott Burke – National Asset Recovery Specialists Ltd
– THU – The Driven to Quit Challenge
– Yfactor Inc. – Creative Economy Place Marketing
– Earlton-Timiskaming Regional Airport Municipal Services Board – minutes
– Toronto Recycling Inc. – info package
– Ontario Human Rights Commission
– Ontario Building Officials Association
– Heritage Matters

Motion 12-02-42 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
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) personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to reconvene in closed session at 8:29.m. to discuss the following matter: Private Resident Carried.

Motion 12-02-43 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Susan Cote:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to reconvene in open session at 9:05 p.m. without a report. Carried.

Motion 12-02-44 MOVED BY Susan Cote and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves the report provided by Mr. Brian Bigelow, Works Department, as presented: Carried.

Motion 12-02-45 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried.

GENERAL ACCOUNTS
23481 Wayne Hearn 137.40
23482 Christine Gagnon – Dishwasher 4067.99
23483 Northern Tel 1472.01
23484 Canada Post 95.77
23485 Bartlett’s 285.83
23486 Carleton Uniforms 245.10
23487 CIBC Visa 201.86
23488 Claire Bigelow 417.97
23489 Fraser Industrial Produsts 442.56
23490 G-Force 226.63
23491 Grant Fuel Inc 240.33
23492 HydroOne 1193.86
23493 Industry Canada 1420.00
23494 NorthernTel 354.12
23495 #1 Auto Supplies 24.45
23496 Ontario 911 Advisory Bd 100.00
23497 Ontera 14.42
23498 Ontario Good Roads Assoc. 531.08
23499 Receiver General – February 2012 5617.44
23500 Roan Cashway 26.28
23401 SchoolhouseProducts Inc 9108.37
23502 Sirius Benefit Plans 3664.10
23503 Techknowledgy Office Pro 128.29
23504 Temiskaming Emergency Service 210.00
23505 Tri-Towns Motorsports 86.35
23506 UnionGas 907.37
23507 Wayne Hearn 172.40
23508 WSIB February 2012 609.26
Total $32,001.54

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CLERK-TREASURER MAYOR