There were present:
Township of Coleman Mayor: C. Belanger
Councillor: A. Chitaroni
L. Perry P. Tresidder
Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow
Works Foreman: D. Dufresne
Deputation: Tannis Hall and Linda Landry – CIBC
Present: John Olson, Wayne Alldis, Louanna Williams, Bill Gabbani, Robert Hearn, Laurent Roy
Motion 09-06-21 MOVED BY A. Chitaroni and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 09-16 being a by-law to amend By-Law 09-15 be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 09-06-22 MOVED By Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 09-16 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Motion 09-06-23 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 09-17 being a by-law for decreasing the speed of
motor vehicles be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 09-06-24 MOVED BY A. Chitaroni and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 09-176 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
A discussion was held regarding Bass Lake Park. The Clerk-Treasurer to purchase a bed and mattresses for Cabin # 5 and the Concession Stand. A quote for the survey of the “leased parcel” and easement has been requested.
Ms Tannis Hall, Financial Advisor and Ms Linda Landry, Investment Specialist, were in attendance to review the Township of Coleman’s investment portfolio.
Ms Hall advised the monthly average prime is below threshold which results in no interest being paid monthly on the chequing account. CIBC is revisiting this structure so that a small percentage of interest might be paid in the future.
Ms Landry advised the Township of Coleman portfolio is made up of 65% guaranteed investment and 50% of the remainder consists of Cash and Bonds and the other half is in Canadian Blue Chip. One term deposit will be maturing in July 2009 and the other in 2010. Ms Landry will discuss investment options at that time. Ms Landry advised Council that Coleman funds are well managed.
Mayor Belanger thanked Ms Landry and Ms Hall for their presentation and information on the Coleman portfolio.
Mr. Bill Gabbani was in attendance to provide Council information regarding regulations affecting the Cobalt Refinery site. He advised the Ministry of Labour only has jurisdiction where employees are concerned. The owner is responsible for this abandoned site and would come under the control of the Ministry of the Environment. The Clerk-Treasurer to request a copy of the most recent orders issued by the Ministry.
Chief Don Laitinen must be provided with a list of all chemicals left on site and, under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, can prevent entrance to this site.
Mr. Gabbani advised the Coleman Gravel Pit passed inspection.
Works Foreman Dufresne advised the mechanic estimates the repairs to the International Plow to be approximately $10,000.00. Council requested that the work be done before the winter season.
Mr. Dufresne advised Mr. Britt Herd, Miller Paving, has only the next two weeks to surface treat roads in the Township of Coleman. Mr. Dufresne will arrange a meeting with Mr. Herd.
Motion 09-06-25 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the following student be hired for the Works Department:
Tailor Deruiter Carried.
Council reviewed the following correspondence:
– Marketing Strategy Institute regarding an Infrastructure Asset Management workshop September 15, 16, 2009.
– MNDM regarding the Community Development Program
– Ag Media regarding the 2009 IPM Official Souvenir Program
– Ron’s Painting & Repair regarding a Township Building Roof repair
– Accessibility Directorate of Ontario regarding the appointment of Charles Beer to conduct a mandatory independent review of the Accessibility for Ontario with Disabilities Act.
– AMO – Feed-in Tariff Contract Posted for Comment
– AMO – Count Me In! Community Challenge Now Underway
– AMO – Housing Agreement with Federal Government
– AMO – Green Energy Act Planning Approval Regulation Consultations
– NEOnet – update
– Canadian Environmental Protection – newsletter
– Ontario Good Roads Association – Board Brief
– OMERS – Member News
– MNR – 2010-2020 Forest Management Plan
– Emergency Management – news
– 2009 Ontario Waste Minimization Awards
– FCM – Labour Market Survey relating to water, wastewater, solid waste
– The Latchford and Area Moose Call
– Insight – Infrastructure Renewal
– Environmental Law & Regulation
– GM – Commitment
Motion 09-06-26 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
WHEREAS this meeting deals with personal matters about identifiable individuals including municipal or local board employees;
– advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting be closed to the public. Carried.
Mayor Belanger re-opened the meeting.
Mr. Jones suggested that a Business Registry should be in place for the Township of Coleman. The Clerk-Treasurer to provide the by-law for Council’s review.
Council will visit the Dump Site as clean up work is now completed.
Mr. Jones volunteered to clean up some municipal roads in August with the help of Summer Students prior to the International Plowing Match in September.
A “Recreational Vehicles Crossing” sign should be installed on Portage Bay Road at the Pipeline.
Motion 09-06-27 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried