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, July 14th, 2010 at 6:00 P.M.
Councillors: R. Beeson
There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger
Works Foreman: D. Dufresne
Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow
Deputy Clerk Intern: L. Belanger
By-Law Officer: K. Jones
Deputation: Elk Lake Community Forest – Jeff Barton, George Lefebvre and Patricia Boutanne
Present: Dan Cleroux, Doug McLeod, Wayne Alldis, Bill Sutton, Cathy Marcella and Sue Cote.
Councillor Chitaroni declared a conflict of interest with matters dealing with the Coleman Water Distribution System and Blackstone.
Councillor Perry declared a conflict of interest with matters dealing with The Temiskaming Speaker.
Addition to New Business – City of Temiskaming Shores regarding the Provincial Offenses Act Committee.
Motion 10-07-01 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the following Council Meetings be adopted as distributed:
Regular Meeting – June 23, 2010
Special Meeting – N/A Carried.
Motion 10-07-02 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the General Accounts in the amount of $111,464.82 and Payroll in the amount of $24,025.75 be passed and paid. Carried.
Mr. Barton made a short presentation regarding the Bass Lake Park Project. He provided information regarding the background, the project, general approach, project methodology, description of existing amenities, existing management and operations structure, proposed improvement to amenities and management structure and recommendations. Mayor Belanger thanked Mr. Barton for bringing Council up to date with the Bass Lake Park Project.
Motion 10-07-03 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 10-18 being a by-law to confirm certain proceedings of Council be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 10-07-04 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 10-18 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Motion 10-07-05 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 10-15 being a by-law to amend By-Law 10-15 being a by-law for establishing tax ratios for 2010 be read a first and second time. Carried
Motion 10-07-06 MOVED BY A. Chitaroni and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 10-15 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Motion 10-07-07 MOVED BY A. Chitaroni and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 10-16 being a by-law to adopt optional tools for the purposes of administering limits for the Commercial, Industrial and Multi-Residential Property Classes for the year 2010 be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 10-07-08 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 10-16 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Motion 10-07-09 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 10-17 being a by-law to amend By-Law No. 10-09 being a by-law to provide for the adoption of tax rates for the year 2010 be read a first and second time.
Motion 10-07-10 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 10-17 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
– Mr. Dufresne advised the repairs to the roof were completed
– He has received complaints from Mud Lake Residents because Miller Paving have torn down the beaver dam which caused lower water levels. Miller Paving have not returned Mr. Dufresne’s call regarding this matter.
Coleman Water Distribution System
– Councillor Tresidder has received requests with respect to excessive bleeding caused by the line replacement. Water Users would like the extra cost of water to be charged to the project. Council agreed.
– The cost to relocate the hydro pole is estimated to be $6,187.50.
– Mayor Belanger read correspondence received from Polymet Resources and Blackstone Development.
– The Clerk-Treasurer to provide copies of complaints and correspondence to AECOM.
– The Clerk-Treasurer to arrange a meeting with Mr. Gino Chitaroni
Bass Lake Park
– Councillor Beeson reported on correspondence received from Fisheries and Ocean regarding beach clean up – the clean up with be done in the Fall
– Mayor Belanger will requests quotes for picnic tables
– Councillor Beeson has replaced the window in the booth and will replace the sliding window.
Council reviewed correspondence regarding funding cuts to pharmacies. Mayor Belanger signed a letter to the Honourable David Ramsay, MPP, requesting that Findlay’s Drug Store be included in “Northern and Rural” communities in order to receive the extra funding.
A discussion was held regarding pesticide/herbicide application by Hydro One in Coleman Township.
The Clerk-Treasurer to advise Hydro One that Council opposes the application of these products in the municipality.
Mayor Belanger read correspondence received from the Ministry of the Environment regarding Blasting Complaints. The Clerk-Treasurer to request that the Township of Coleman be notified prior to future blasting operations.
A meeting is set with the Town of Cobalt for July 21st, 2010 to discuss the Sharp Lake Park Project. Numerous complaints have been received from local residents with respect to the excessive noise created by the crushing of material at this site. Copies of a Noise By-Law were distributed to Council for their review. The Clerk-Treasurer to contact Miller Minerals to request that they stop crushing at 11:00 p.m. each night.
The Clerk-Treasurer reported on conversations with Mr. Bob Rice and Mr. Larry McCormak, Ministry of the Environment. The Clerk-Treasurer to forward the following resolution to the Ministry of the Environment.
Motion 10-07-11 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
WHEREAS, after many, many years of trying to get the Cobalt Refinery Site cleaned up and securing the safety of the surrounding residents, the Township of Coleman Fire Chief declared the site unsafe and put his official lock in place;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT, if The Corporation of the Township of Coleman does not have a letter from the Ministry of the Environment demanding that the Township of Coleman remove the locks and a copy of the most recent Court Order, as well as a plan indicating work to be done, by whom and completion dates, the property will again be officially secured by the Township of Coleman Fire Chief. Carried.
Conference: the next DTSSAB meeting will be held August 11, 2010.
Motion 10-07-12 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to purchase an ad in the Speaker for Hilliard Township 100th Anniversary – $91.00.
– Trow regarding Proposed Plan of Subdivision – deferred to next meeting
– OMERS Primary Plan – A three-year contribution rate increase for both members and employers, beginning in 2011 and changes to the calculation of benefits members receive if they terminate employment before they’re eligible for an early retirement pension
– Ontario Power Generation – HC water level manipulation for cofferdam and weir repairs
– Province of Ontario – Student Vote and Local Government Week – October 17 – 23, 2010.
– Latchford Senior Citizens’ Action Group – Annual Summer Picnic for Zone 41 of The Unitee Senior Citizens of Ontario Inc.
– Ontario Provincial Police – introducing a semi-annual policing costs reconciliation process.
– Cobalt Mining Museum plans for renovation and is requesting to obtain property owned by the L.C.B.O.
– Council approve the Temiskaming 2009 International Plowing Match Regional Display Committee’s proposal to divide surplus funds between contributing municipalities.
– Council approved Mr. Buffam’s planned severances.
Councillor Perry reported on the Town of Latchford’s annexation meeting held July 4th, 2010
– Ontario Heritage Trust – Young Leaders
– North East LHIN – minutes & update
– FCM – news
– AMO – Watch Files
– People’s Postal Declaration
– Province of Ontario – bulletin
– MPAC – news
– Highway Standards Branch – Bridge Inspections
– Temiskaming Health Unit – Financial Statements
– NEOnet – Wired News
– Chamber – E-Newsletter
– St. Patrick School – thank you
– OGRA – Milestones
– Heart & Stroke – Spark
– College Voice
– Communities in Bloom –
– Honourable Tony Clement – Statistics Canada
Motion 10-07-13 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried
22080 Catherine Hastings 1,000.00
22081 Don Laitinen 620.00
22082 Canada Post 443.63
22083 Union Gas 314.75
22084 NorthernTel 412.67
22085 ONTC- Ontario Northland 150.00
22086 Claire Bigelow 593.21
22087 Class A Fire & Rescue 1575.60
22088 SMC Diggers 200.00
22089 Darcy’s Mechanical Repairs 223.13
22090 Kenneth Jones 50.00
22091 Jennifer Gagnon 312.45
22092 Dianne Desormeaux 281.25
22093 Gerry McGarry 450.00
22094 Catherine Hastings 1,000.00
22095 Cumberland Roofing Services 15,206.00
22096 Martin Cook 100.00
22097 Accuracy Environmental 109.20
22098 AG Nor Ltd. 627.96
22099 A.J. Stone Company Ltd. 2,596.49
22100 Bluewave Energy 119.17
22101 Breault’s Discount Warehouse 24.38
22102 Brownlee Equipment 6,834.69
22103 CIBC 317.33
22104 City of Timmins 150.81
22105 City of Temiskaming Shores 200.00
22106 CJTT 303.45
22107 Dist Tim Social Services Ad Bd. 16,350.20
22108 Ebert Welding 14.87
22109 Fire Safety Canada 109.62
22110 Grand & Toy 674.73
22111 Gabe’s Auto Inc. 84.70
22112 Gabbani Courier Service 68.54
22113 Grant Home Harware Building 529.39
22114 Home Improvement 565.40
22115 Hydro One 2,307.48
22116 Johnson’s Fire Services 1,131.48
22117 Kemp Elliot & Blair Llp 1,575.00
22118 LexisNexis 86.05
22119 LINDE Canada 72.55
22120 Magna Chemical 73.90
22121 Martin Cook 100.00
22122 Miller Minerals 3,269.95
22123 Minister of Finance 3,219.00
22124 Munisoft 2,180.08
22125 New Liskeard Sheet Metal 699.45
22126 Northern Tel 298.24
22127 North Cobalt Flea Market 84.22
22128 #1 Auto Supplies 166.46
22129 OMERS 2,197.56
22130 Ontera 22.37
22131 Pete’s Small Engine 124.02
22132 Phippen Waste Management 824.57
22133 Pioneer Diesel Injection Ltd. 202.07
22134 Plantario Group Ltd. 420.00
22135 Prism Publishing 134.40
22136 Purolator 6.96
22137 Receiver General-Payroll Ded. 6,127.26
22138 Regional Maple Leaf Comm Inc. 229.95
22139 Reliance home Comfort 42.14
22140 Ronald Beeson 1,593.44
22141 Rona 878.49
22142 Royal Tire 497.74
22143 Sel Warwick 6,312.18
22144 South Wabi Sawmill 36.16
22145 Strongco Equipment 35.26
22146 Superior Propane 188.85
22147 Temiskaming Speaker 1,132.69
22148 TIME Limited 128.69
22149 T.J. Adshead Electrical 1,303.52
22150 Town of Cobalt 4,210.80
22151 Township of Armstrong 6,767.20
22152 Tri-Town Automotive Ind Supply 14.87
22153 Trow Associates 8,320.73
22154 Voided 0.00
22155 Wayne’s Garage 985.38
22156 WSIB 518.42
22157 Xerox Canada 331.62
PAYROLL TOTAL 24,025.75