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, January 27, 2010 at 6:00 P.M.
There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger
Councillors: A. Chitaroni
Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow
Financial Officer: L. Belanger
By-Law Officer: K. Jones
Deputation: Allan Legros
Grant Forest Products
Present: Doug McLeod
Motion 10-01-12 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the following Council Meetings be adopted as distributed: Regular Meeting – January 13, 2010 Special Meeting – N/A Carried.
Mrs. Belanger presented Council with a report on the Eco-energy & lean Manufacturing Funding Forum she attended January 26th, 2010.
– Council was presented with an information package regarding Ontario Tire Stewardship. The Clerk-Treasurer to look into the process of hauling the tires away from the waste site
– The Clerk-Treasurer to order more “Your Septic System” pamphlets for Coleman Residents.
– The modifications to the washroom in the Community Hall will be completed within the next month.
– A Schedule C “Impact of Investment on Sustainability Outcomes for Local Roads” will be submitted to AMO regarding the Federal Gas Tax for the Township of Coleman requesting the transfer of the grant to road upgrades.
– Copies of the “Mining Act” workbook were distributed to Council for their information and input.
– Accuracy Environmental Laboratories Ltd. have reported adverse water tests for the complex. The Road Superintendent will look into the matter.
– OPG have made the corrections to the Well Works and Hangar. The agreement will be signed in the near future.
Motion 10-01-13 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 10-02 being a by-law to authorize the borrowing of money by way of temporary advances to meet expenditures made in connection with the Coleman Water Distribution System be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 10-01-14 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 10-02 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
– Council reviewed correspondence received from the Town of Latchford. The Clerk-Treasurer to advise Mayor Davies that, as the appointment to the DTSSAB board will end with to the 2010 elections, Council will not consider a change at this time.
Conference: Lake Temiskaming Loop Tour General partner Meeting
Motion 10-01-15 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
WHEREAS the property located in the Township of Coleman, District of Timiskaming, and Province of Ontario, commonly known as the Cobalt Refinery site, legally described as follows:
Pcl 10191 SEC SST; Pt Lt 13 Con 3 Coleman Comm at a point on the N Limit of said Lt at the distance of 10 chains and 1/2 link W of the NE angle thereof; thence due S astronomically 20 chains; thence due W astronomically 10 chains; thence due N astronomically 20 chains and 1 link more or less to the N Limit of said Lt; thence due E astronomically along the N limit of said lt 10 chains and 1/2 link to the pob…; Coleman; District of Timiskaming
PIN 61383-0030 (LT)
Pcl 3042 SEC SST; Pt Lt 13 Con 3 Coleman SRO as in LT44156; Coleman; District of Timiskaming
PIN 61383-0035 (LT)
Pcl 3196 SEC SST; Pt of Broken Lt 13 Con 3 Coleman as in TP 8286; Coleman; District of Timiskaming;
has contaminants unsafely stored upon it, and pollutants at risk of spilling, which are or will likely cause an adverse effect on the environment;
AND WHEREAS it is within the mandate of the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry to require the owner of the property to ensure that contaminants are stored in a safe manner and to ensure that the owner implements plans to prevent the risk of spills of pollutants;
AND WHEREAS to date no effective steps have been taken by either the Ministry of the Environment or the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry to require the owner to ensure the safe storage contaminants and implement plans to prevent the risk of spills of pollutants;
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, petition the Minister of Environment and Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry as follows:
The Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry must immediately take steps to require the owner of the Cobalt Refinery property to ensure that contaminants are stored in a safe manner and to ensure that plans to prevent the risk of spills of pollutants are implemented. Carried.
Motion 10-01-16 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer is authorized to donate $3,500.00 to assist with the hiring of a summer student for the Cobalt Mining Museum. Carried.
Motion 10-01-17 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the following Consent Application for Easement Acquisition by Ontario Power Generation be approved:
B09-17 Elizabeth Jean Foley
B09-16 Richard Kenneth and Janet Helen Recoskie
B09-15 Gerald Kenneth Cote Carried.
Motion 10-01-18 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to pay the 2010 membership in the amount of $150.00 to the Temiskaming Municipal Association.
– Council reviewed correspondence received from the Temiskaming Shores and Area Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee. Council will not support their request for a donation at this time as the Township of Coleman already supports physicians from the Towns of Cobalt and Latchford.
– Council reviewed correspondence received from AMO regarding Helping Haiti – Challenge to All Ontario Municipal Government.
– The Clerk-Treasurer reported on the Province of Ontario’s new legislation regarding Violence in the Workplace. Municipalities will be required to develop and communicate workplace violence and harassment prevention policies and programs to workers.
– Correspondence received from Mr. David Bremner regarding the Easter Food Drive for the Cobalt, Coleman, Latchford and Area Food Bank was reviewed. Council agreed to promote the Easter Food Drive.
– Information packages were distributed to Council regarding the sale of Grant Forest Products and the Northern Mayor’s Task Force. These matters will be discussed at the next Council meeting.
– MNDM&F – Northwest Communities Plan Future Economic Development
– The Premier of Ontario – Grant Forest Products Inc.
– Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing – resignation of Minister Watson
– FCM – Survey
– AMO – Watch File
– THU – Healthy Communities
– TVS – minutes
– MMAH – Planning by Design
– The Latchford and Area Moose Call
– MNDM&F – OTF funding
– The Northern Ontario Heritage fund – Youth Internship and Co-op Program
– NEOnet – Wired News
– MFOA – Communique
– Emergency Management & Training Inc.
– OGRA – Heads Up Alert
– MNDM&F – New Wood Pellet Company will Create Jobs in Ingleside
– MNDM&F – Iroquois Falls Builds Artisan and Tourism Centre
– Lexis Nexis – Ontario Heritage Act
– CUI Events – Employees of the future
– FCM – Renewable Energy in Ontario
– FCM – New Program in Ukraine
– Earlton Grocery King – Grant Opening
– Earlton-Timiskaming Regional Airport Municipal Services Board – minutes
– College Voice
– Ontario Heritage news
– Temiskaming Shores & Area Chamber of Commerce – E-Newsletter
The Clerk-Treasurer distributed the following 2009 financial reports to Council:
– Council’s Expenses Report
– 2009 Bass Lake Report
– 2009 Swim Program
– Refinery Townsite Septic System
– Coleman Fire Department
Motion 10-01-19 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;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting be closed to the public.
Motion 10-01-20 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried.