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 9th, 2008 at 6:00 P.M.
There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger
Councillors: R. Beeson
Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow
Works Foreman: D. Dufresne
Fire Chief: Jeff Breault
By-Law Officer: Ken Jones
Committee: Dan Cleroux
There were present Stan Lafleur, Wayne Aldis, Jamie Breault, Clifford Coe and Gerard Belanger
Motion 08-07-01 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 – June 25, 2008
Special Meeting – June 18, 2008 Carried.
Motion 08-07-02 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the General Accounts in the amount of $329,005.94 and Payroll in the amount of $25,947.01 be passed and paid. Carried.
Councillor Lois Perry declared a Conflict of Interest with matters dealing with The Voice.
Motion 08-07-03 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson :
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 08-19 being a by-law to confirm certain proceedings of Council be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 08-07-04 MOVED BY A. Chitaroni and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 08-19 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Motion 08-07-05 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 08-20 being a by to amend the Standards for the Maintenance and occupancy of property within the municipality be read a first and second time.
Motion 08-07-06 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 08-20 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Mr. Cleroux advised the Economic Development Committee should be dissolved by motion of Council as it was created by resolution. A motion will be passed at the next meeting of Council.
Ms Renaud has submitted applications to FedNor, NOHFC and Frog’s Breath. She is now working on an application for JEPP.
Mr. Daryl Dufresne, Works Foreman, advised he would like to purchase a sit down mower for the Township. A larger mower will be purchased for Bass Lake Park and their mower will be used at the Municipal Complex. A larger culvert has been installed on Dump Road.
A Strategic Planning meeting will be held on July 16th, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.
Fire Chief Breault advised they attended a traffic accident on June 30th and a brush fire on July 1st. Chief Breault then read a statement and handed in his resignation as Fire Chief. Mr. Jamie Breault and Mr. Clifford Coe handed their resignations as Volunteer Firefighters.
The Clerk-Treasurer reported on correspondence received from the Ministry of Transportation regarding the 2008 Municipal Road and Bridge Infrastructure Investment eligible expenditures which include rehabilitation of municipal roads and bridges, rather than ongoing routine maintenance.
The Clerk-Treasurer to contact Mr. Allan Legros, Grant Lumber Ltd., to see when they will proceed with timber harvesting the Mud Lake Parcel and road construction.
Mayor Belanger advised the sign erected at Cross Lake has been stolen. A new sign will be installed as requested by the Temiskaming Health Unit.
Motion 08-07-07 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to purchased an ad in The Voice for the Town of Englehart’s 100th Anniversary – $39.00. Carried.
Motion 08-07-08 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
WHEREAS mining municipalities in Ontario face a unique challenge in delivering services to mining and processing industry whose major operations are largely not assessable for property tax;
AND WHEREAS the provincial and federal governments derive the vast majority of taxes from mining activity and this disparity is growing;
AND WHEREAS the province of Ontario has eliminated grants specific to mining municipalities;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Coleman fully supports the City of Greater Sudbury’s Advisory Panel on Resource Revenues, entitled ” Refined Argument” , and calls upon the Province of Ontario to enter into negotiations as recommended in the report.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Coleman fully supports the City of North Bay’s call upon the Province of Ontario to use any revenue-sharing framework established with Greater Sudbury as a model to address the similar needs of the other mining municipalities in Ontario. Carried.
Motion 08-07-09 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
WHEREAS the Canadian Red Cross is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its creation as a national non-profit volunteer humanitarian organization under The Canadian Red Cross Society Act, 1909;
AND WHEREAS under national and international law, the Canadian Red Cross and other National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are considered “auxiliary to the public authorities in the humanitarian field;”
AND WHEREAS the mandate of the Canadian Red Cross is to: “In time of peace or war to carry on and assist in work for the improvement of health, the prevention of disease and the mitigation of suffering throughout the world;”
AND WHEREAS millions of Canadians and beneficiaries in other countries have been assisted by the Canadian Red Cross for over a century through programs aimed at disaster assistance, emergency preparedness, international aid, assistance and development, health, injury prevention and the promotion of international humanitarian law and humanitarian values;
AN WHEREAS the Canadian Red Cross’ Auxiliary Role Project seeks to revitalize the relationships with public authorities at the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal levels so as to better serve the needs of humanity;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Coleman expresses its support for the Auxiliary Role Project and in particular the renewal of the framework for cooperation between public authorities and the Canadian Red Cross to better address the humanitarian challenges of the 21st century by:
a) working to reinforce the status and roles of the Canadian Red Cross as auxiliary to public authorities in the humanitarian field;
b) and reviewing existing measures, arrangements and instruments supporting the relationship. Carried.
Council reviewed the following correspondence:
– Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs regarding the Temagami Land Claim Negotiations – during the past year the Temagami Aboriginal Community and the Governments of Canada and Ontario have been fine-tuning the details of aproposed land claim settlement and drafting the text of a settlement agreement.
– The Municipality of Kincardine regarding Physician Shortage in Northern Ontario.
– Youth Friendly Community Recognition Program 2008. Play Works is on the search for communities in Ontario that are meeting the needs of adolescent youth.
– Association of Municipalities of Ontario – Call for applications for MTO Ontario Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Municipal Grant Program 2008-2009.
– Ontario Heritage Trust have created a new category of Lieutenant governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards.
– The 2009 Temiskaming International Plowing Match and Rural Expo – the beautification committee is encouraging all to help show off the beauty of Northern Ontario.
– Temiskaming Hospital – Temiskaming Shores and Area Recruitment and Retention Committee provided an overview on the efforts to recruit family practice physicians to serve our local communities.
– Rural Matters
– WSIB – 2009 preliminary average premium rate
– Accolades – 2008 CEO Awards.
– MPAC – Municipal Status Report
– AMO – Woodstock Issues Blackout Challenge
– AMO – Rural Connections Boradband Program Announced
– AMO – Report to Members on June Board Meeting
– AMO – Free Solar Thermal Heating System Webinar
– AMO – Integrated Community Sustainability Plan Toolkit
– Ministry of Health Promotion – Mapping Component of the Ontario Trails Strategy
– Municipal Monitor – July/August 2008
– Communities in Bloom Ontario 0 e-news
– Earlton-Timiskaming Regional Airport Municipal Services Board – minutes
– Miner’s Tavern – Classic Theatre
– OMERS – Supplemental Plan Cost Estimate Requests & 2009 contribution rates
– THU – newsletter
– Earthwords – newsletter
– The Weather Network- New Waste Diversion Program
– OGRA – Board Brief
Motion 08-07-10 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Council of the Corporation of the Township of Coleman accepts Fire Chief Jeff Breault’s resignation. Carried.
For Councillor Ron Beeson Against Mayor Colleen Belanger
Councillor Lois Perry Councillor Albert Chitaroni
Councillor Pat Tresidder
Motion 08-07-11 MMOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni: WHEREAS this meeting deals with a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board;
AND 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. Carried.
Mayor Belanger re-opened the meeting.
Motion 08-07-12 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED By Pat Tresidder:
WHEREAS Jeff Breault has resigned as the Township of Coleman’s Fire Chief;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Mr. Don Laitinen be appointed as Interim Fire Chief for the Township of Coleman. Carried.
Motion 08-07-13 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried
20365 Grand & Toy $25.23
20366 Ramsay Law Office $242513.18
20367 Ramsay Law Office $2225.00
20368 NorthernTel $340.74
20369 NorthernTel Mobility $84.75
20370 Uniongas $186.89
20371 AMO $534.45
20372 Catherine Hastings $1000.00
20373 Uniongas $481.00
20374 Northern Gradall $3677.77
20375 NorthernTel $13.11
20376 Ontera $22.30
20377 HydroOne $921.83
20374 Claire Bigelow $414.37
20379 Great West Life Inc $2350.98
20380 Christine Lacroix $10.00
20381 Void $.00
20382 Alana Simpson $250.00
20383 Canada Post $707.18
20384 Nicole Renaud $592.80
20385 Gino Chitaroni $200.00
20386 Dianne Desormeaux $199.50
20387 Petty Cash $91.03
20388 Void $.00
20389 Accuracy Environmental $28.30
20390 Acklands Inc $100.07
20391 Ag Nor Ltd $96.53
20392 Alana Simpson $250.00
20393 Bluewave Energy/Mackey Fuel $364.52
20394 CanadaCulvert $4383.38
20395 CIBC $1177.43
20396 City of Timmins $126.66
20397 CJTT $103.95
20398 Cote Services $1684.92
20399 Diamiani Furniture – Rick’s Trucking $2632.89
20400 Dam Depot $275.00
20401 DSSAB $18510.95
20402 Electronic North Inc $85.81
20403 Grand & Toy $864.68
20404 Gabbani Courier Service $14.82
20405 Grant Fuels Inc $2925.75
20406 Grant Home Hardware Building $22.37
20407 Hite Services Lite $1.98
20408 Home Improvement $251.31
20409 HydroOne $900.91
20410 LexisNexis $80.80
20411 Lifesaving Society $125.00
20412 Linde Canada $72.55
20413 Mackey Automotive $20.34
20414 Miller Minerals $3257.48
20415 Munisoft $322.15
20416 New Liskeard Sheet Metal $118.65
20417 Northern Gradall $1536.39
20418 North Cobalt Flea Market $54.15
20419 Nortrax $325.46
20420 OMERS $2012.64
20421 Ontario Shared Services $4569.00
20422 Receiver General – 2007 Catch-up $285.20
20426 Receiver General – June 2008 Payroll Deductions $6947.27
20427 Red Stallion $77.83
20428 Rona Ontario Inc $47.21
20429 Sel Warwick $11390.40
20430 Source for Sports $243.94
20431 Stock Transportation Ltd $692.75
20432 G Stephen Watt Barrister & Solicitor $283.50
20433 Temiskaming Speaker $672.74
20434 T.I.M.E. Limited $16.42
20435 Town of Cobalt $2864.80
20436 WSIB- June 2008 $506.41
20437 Xerox Canada Ltd $331.62
General Accounts Total $329005.34
Payroll Total $25,947.01