June 11, 2008

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, June 11th, 2008 at 6:00 P.M.

There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger

Councillors: R. Beeson

A. Chitaroni

L. Perry

P. Tresidder

Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow

Works Foreman: D. Dufresne

Economic Development

Financial Officer: N. Renaud

Fire Chief: Jeff Breault

Economic Development

Committee: D. Cleroux

Present: Bill Sutton, Doug McLeod, Alex Forrest

Councillor Perry advised she has a Conflict of Interest with matters dealing with the Temiskaming Speaker ad.

Motion 08-06-05 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 – May 28, 2008

Special Meeting – June 2, 2008

June 4, 2008 Carried.

Motion 08-06-06 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the General Accounts in the amount of $84,787.84 and Payroll in the amount of $30,761.26 be passed and paid. Carried.

Motion 08-06-07 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 08-16 being a by-law to confirm certain proceedings of Council be read a first and second time. Carried.

Motion 08-06-08 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 08-16 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.

Motion 08-06-09 MOVED By Pat Tresidder AND SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 08-17 being a by-law to authorize the sale of land of

10 Prospect Avenue, Plan M47NB E Pt Lot 3665, Pcl 14903SST to Consolidated Professor Mines Limited be read a first and second time. Carried.

Motion 08-06-10 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 08-17 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.

Continued (2)

Mr. Cleroux advised the June 4th minutes of the Economic Development Committee have been circulated and approved.

Ms Renaud advised she has completed a tentative application for the next intern. She will forward it to Mr. Spooner for review. Ms Renaud has also completed the NOHFC funding application which will be submitted shortly. She also recommended that Council start a library of Information Books for use in the Township by Council and staff.

The Hound Chute Dam Rehabilitation Project is moving forward.

Mr. Dufresne, Works Forman, advised trees will be removed by Hydro One employees and a telephone pole will be moved on Carriere Road at no cost to the Township. He has requested a quote for the relocation of three hydro poles on Portage Bay Road.

More garbage has been picked up on Moose Lake Road left there by unknown individuals. Tires will be replaced on the Kenworth Snow Plow. Two local contractors will assist with resurfacing of roads throughout the Summer. Councillor Chitaroni and Mr. Dufresne will look over the scrap in the pit to see if any could be sold. Mr. Alex Forrest will be hired to ditch some municipal roads. Beavers are creating a problem with culverts at various locations in the Township.

The Temiskaming District Secondary School have sent a Certificate of Appreciation and photo for Josh Audette’s placement with the Township of Coleman.

Council reviewed the surveys sent to Mileage 104 residents regarding extending the Coleman Water Distribution System to Mileage 104. Only four of the twenty three residents contacted are in favour of extending the water service to their residences.

Fire Chief Breault reported two incident calls. One of the calls was for a “tiered” response for a chocking child. A discussion was held regarding the pros and cons of responding to these calls. Councillor Perry will get more information on this matter before Council makes a decision. The other call was for a “man in the water”. As the Coleman Fire Department is not equipped for water rescue

the Ontario Provincial Police were called to assist.

The Chief Building Official has issued an Order to Comply for the mezzanine – the access ladder has been removed and signs have been posted forbiting access.

SMC Canada Limited have provided Material Safety and Data Sheets with respect to their property.

A discussion was held regarding the Cobalt Pump House. With Mr. Roger Lapointe’s permission, Volunteer Fire Fighters will tour the site in order to familiarize themselves with the building and its contents. Chief Breault will set up training for the Volunteers when dealing with chlorine.

Discussion Period

Mr. Bill Sutton discussed the Coleman Water Distribution System –

– cutting off one line to residences where there are two

– delinquent water users – who assumes responsibility for their outstanding charges?

– revenue and expenditures reports

Mr. Doug McLeod discussed the repairs to the Coleman Water Distribution System near his residence

– open end drain and hole left after repair completed to the water line.

– requested information of Septic System Re-Inspections

The Clerk-Treasurer to invite Mr. Doug Metson to provide more information regarding this matter

Continued (3)

Conferences -Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing – Municipal/Planning Technical Workshop – 2008

Small Claims Court & Collections Workshop

Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace – open training

Motion 08-06-11 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Members of Council be reimbursed for use of their cars for travel expenses in the amount of $.0.45 per kilometre. Carried.

Motion 08-06-12 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:

WHEREAS town and cities are where the people of Canada work and live and their long term sustainability is at risk without an adequate infrastructure;

AND WHEREAS municipalities would require sizable tax increases in order to fully fund infrastructure deficits in this province;

AND WHEREAS property taxes, for the most part, is a very regressive tax not based on economic growth, income or ability to pay;

AND WHEREAS, on average, municipalities collect eight cents of every dollar of total government collected taxes for the services they provide;

AND WHEREAS there are federal and provincial surpluses projected over the next number of years;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman fully supports City of Waterloo’s call upon the Provincial government to clarify and confirm that the 2008 Municipal road and Bridge Infrastructure Investment is in fact a one time infusion of funds versus an annual contribution and that if this is the case, that the provincial government provide long term and sustainable infrastructure funding to assist all municipalities in addressing their infrastructure roles and responsibilities. Carried.

Council reviewed correspondence received from the Council of The Nation Municipality regarding compensation for source protection.

Mr. Ken Lauzon, Lauzon Landscaping, is interested in purchasing big boulders from the pit. The Clerk-Treasurer will get more information from Mr. Lauzon.

Council reviewed MPAC’s Municipal Status report. The Clerk-Treasurer to request that they make corrections with the Township of Coleman’s population and households.

Council reviewed correspondence received from Mrs. Natasha Lacharity, Children’s Organizer, for the Silver Fest. The Clerk-Treasurer to advise Mrs. Lacharity that the Township of Coleman has not been consulted with regards to using the Township name and logo and both should be removed from their correspondence. Council will consider making a donation at the next meeting of Council.

The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care announced the transfer the district and local mental and addictions services from the Northeast Mental Health Centre to the North Bay General Hospital.

Motion 08- 06-12 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to purchase an ad in the Summer Visitor’s Guide in the amount of $425.00 – 1/2 page. Carried.

Councillor Tresidder will attend the Englehart Centennial Celebrations on behalf of Council. Mayor Belanger will make every effort to attend the celebrations as well.

Council reviewed a quote provided by Mr. Bruno Simoni to repair the Cenotaph. Council will consider this matter at the next meeting of Council.

Continued (4)


– Ministry of the Environmental – Clarifications to Wind Turbine Noise Interpretation

– Ontario Smartbags – Court strikes down Oakland bag ban

– The Latchford and Area Moose Call

– Ministry of Education – Multilingual Parent Guide Poster

– Communities in Bloom Ontario – e-news

– AMO – Provincial Poverty Reduction Strategy

– Rotary Rose Day

– Province of Ontario – Ontario Students to get real-life Lessons in responsible Citizenship

– AMO – OMERS – Latest News

Motion 08-06-13 MOVED 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.

Motion 08-06-14 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried


20303 Champion Road Machinery Sales $2255.44

20304 CIBC $1589.87

20305 Northern Tel $344.99

20306 Ontera $34.18

20307 Uniongas $1003.26

20308 Ronald Beeson $425.00

20309 Kenneth Jones $50.00

20310 Jeff Breault $750.00

20311 Claire Bigelow $428.00

20312 Scott McKnight $236.00

20313 Dianne Desormeaux $189.00

20314 Ronald Beeson $240.00

20315 Fidelak Enterprises Inc $300.00

20316 St Patrick School $75.00

20317 Cobalt Coleman Public School $75.00

20318 Kenneth Jones $50.00

20319 Hydro One $1537.01

20320 Kemp Pirie McLeod $3943.80

20321 LINDE CANADA $145.10

20322 Mikrolink Computers $77.97

20323 North Cobalt Flea Market $74.52

20324 NorthernTel Mobility $347.78

20325 #1 Auto Supplies $303.94

20326 Acklands Inc $850.61

20327 AMCTO $36.23

20328 Bartlett’s Auto Electric Ltd $81.42

20329 CIBC $256.11

20330 Cote Services $1535.00

20331 Dist Tim Social Ad Bd $18 510.95

20332 Dist Tim Social Services Ad Bd $18 510.95

20333 Grand & Toy $151.24

20334 Gabbani Courier Service $14.99

20335 Grant Fuels Inc $4862.10

20336 Grant Home Hardware Building $585.26

20337 Great West Life Inc $3462.44

20338 Hite Services Ltd $355.95

20339 Home Inprovement $106.38

Continued (5)

20340 Northern Terraflora $59.13

20341 OMERS $2483.14

20342 Ontario Shared Services $1337.00

20343 Overhead Door $290.06

20344 Pioneer Diesel Injection Ltd $101.33

20345 Plantario Group Ltd $420.00

20346 Ray & Sons $693.00

20347 Receiver General – Payroll Ded $8222.31

20348 Red Stallion $138.88

20349 SewVac Centre $42.92

20350 G.Stephen Watt Barrister $567.00

20351 T.D.M.F.A.A. $100.00

20352 Temiskaming Speaker $427.14

20353 T.I.M.E. Limited $90.90

20354 Town of Cobalt $1152.92

20355 Workplace Safety & Ins Bd $582.73

20356 Hite Services Ltd $2850.00

20357 City of Timmins $126.66

20358 Kenneth Jones $295.90

20359 Error $0

20360 Pioneer Diesel Injection Ltd $30.11

20361 Bluewave energy/Mackey Fuel $114.30

20362 Dymond Fire Station $168.17

20363 A&B Digital Printing $5.65

20364 Grant Fuels Inc $692.32

TOTAL 83,787.06

PAYROLL 34,566.69

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