June 23, 2010

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 23rd, 2010 at 4:00 P.M.
There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger

Councillors: R. Beeson

L. Perry

P. Tresidder

Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow

Deputy Clerk Intern: L. Belanger

Municipal Lawyer: George Kemp

AECOM Bruce McMullan

Motion 10-06-23 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:

WHEREAS Section 239 (2) states that a meeting or part of a meeting may be closed to the public if the subject matter being considered is:

(a) personal matters about an identifiable individual; (b)advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary

for that purpose;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT this part of the meeting be closed to the public. Carried.

Mayor Belanger opened the regular meeting at 6:00 p.m.

There were present: Councillor:A. Chitaroni

Works Foreman Daryl Dufresne

Present: Doug McLeod, Bill Sutton, Cathy and Allan Marcella, Wayne Alldis, Dan Cleroux.

Motion 10-06-24 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the following Council Meetings be adopted as distributed: Regular Meeting – June 9, 2010 Carried.

Councillor Perry declared a conflict of interest with matters dealing with The Voice.

Works Department:

– Councillor Beeson suggested that a Brushbull would be very useful for the Township. Mr. Dufresne, Works Foreman, obtained a quote for this equipment. Council will consider this matter and make a decision at the next meeting.

– Mr. Dufresne stated the roof repair has been delayed because of the rain. The project will begin next week.

Coleman Water Distribution System

– The project is under way.

Unfinished Business:

– Mayor Belanger read correspondence received from Ontario Northland regarding the Marsh Bay Road crossing. Mayor Belanger will contact Mr. John Thib for an update.

– The Clerk-Treasurer reported on a conversation with Mr. Rod Boffert, Ontario Northland, regarding the herbicide application in Coleman Township. Mr. Boffert advised he will respond to our letter.

Continued (2)

– Council did not approve the proposed Election Signs by-law

– Mayor Belanger read correspondence provided by Mr. Steph Palmateer regarding the Park and Cenotaph giving the Township of Coleman permission to complete the renovations on this property. The Clerk-Treasurer to organize a committee to plan the renovations.

– Mayor Belanger will enquire about the LaRose Bridge surplus.

– The Clerk-Treasurer advised Mr. Palmateer had requested applications for Official Plan and Zoning By-Law amendments. The Clerk-Treasurer will request a progress report from Mr. Windsor, Planner.

– Link Drilling has completed the upgrade on the Coleman complex well which was requested by the Temiskaming Health Unit. Mr. Link also has to complete electrical work for the well.

– Mayor Belanger reviewed correspondence from The Plantario Group Ltd. regarding the Highway Commercial Land Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments.

– A discussion was held regarding the Refinery Site. The Clerk-Treasurer to request the Court Ruling, from the Ministry of the Environment and a Clean Up plan and schedule from Mr. Tenney.

New Business:

Conferences – Intro to Social Media Workshop

Youth Enterprise Camp

Fuels Safety

AMO – 111th Annual Conference

Healthy Communities Partnerships

Motion 10-06-25 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:

WHEREAS the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, Section 267(1) states that every municipality shall establish procedures governing the sale of land:

AND WHEREAS By-Law 04-34 (3) states that prior to the disposal of property the Council shall by resolution declare the property to be surplus;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT The Corporation of the Township of Coleman declares that Part 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, and 10 of RP 54R-5458 be declared surplus. Carried.

Motion 10-06-26 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Mayor Belanger and the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to sign the agreement for the licence – Underground Pipe Crossing Mileage 103.05 Temagami Sudb. On behalf of the Township of Coleman. Carried.

Motion 10-06-27 MOVED BY A. Chitaroni and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Mayor Belanger be authorized to sign the Renewal of the rural and Northern Physician Group Agreement on behalf of the Township of Coleman.

Motion 10-06-28 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:

WHEREAS NORTHERN ONTARIO is only represented by its communities and elected officials and not by Forest Products Association of Canada, Abitibi Bowater and Tembec or any environmental groups;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman fully supports the Township of James’ request that the Premier of Ontario conduct extensive consultation with affected NORTHERN communities regarding Species at Risk/Endangered Species Legislation prior to the implementation of any new management guidelines, conservation plans, etc. Carried.

Motion 10-06-29 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:

WHEREAS NORTHERN ONTARIO constitutes approximately 90% of the landbase of Ontario but only 10% of its population;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman fully supports the Township of James’ request that the Premier of Ontario reside in a NORTHERN ONTARIO community for a minimum of 3 months (25%) each year in order to familiarize himself with the impact that guidelines/regulations legislated in southern Ontario have on the economic stability of the residents of NORTHERN ONTARIO. Carried.

Motion 10-06-30 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to purchase an ad in The Voice supporting the Bikers’ Reunion – price $49.00. Carried.

Council reviewed the following correspondence:

– The Municipality of Charlton and Dack regarding the Endangered Species Act.

– Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum request for membership

– WJB Greenwood Provincial Park Development Projects. The Clerk-Treasurer to arrange a meeting with the Ministry of Natural Resources.

– Ontario Good Roads Association regarding the Minimum Maintenance Standards

– Council will review an information package regarding Funding Cut to Pharmacies and discuss this matter at the next meeting.

Motion 10-06-31 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to purchase a Word Perfect Office X5 program for the main office computer. Carried.

Motion 10-06-30 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to donate $200.00 to the Civic Holiday Festivities for the Children’s Games program. Carried.

Motion 10-06-33 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Mrs. Logan Belanger be hired for the position of Intern-Deputy Clerk – one year contract. Carried.

Motion 10-06-34 MOVED BY A. Chitaroni and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson: