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 24th, 2009 at 6:00 P.M.
There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger
Councillors: R. Beeson
Works Foreman: D. Dufresne
Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow
Fire Chief: D. Laitinen
Financial Officer: L. Gannon
Present: Gary Bigelow, Doug McLeod, Allan and Cathy Marcella and John Evans
Motion 09-06-30 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the following Council Meetings be adopted as distributed: Regular Meeting – June 10, 2009
Special Meeting – June 15, 2009
June 16, 2009 Carried.
Councillor Albert Chitaroni declared a conflict of interest with matters dealing with Blackstone Development Inc.
Councillor Lois Perry declared a conflict of interest with matters dealing with the Speaker.
Mr. Daryl Dufresne, Works Foreman, advised the surface of a portion of Portage Bay Road and Gillies Lake Road has been completed.
Mr. John Evans was in attendance was in attendance to request the use of the community hall for a benefit concert for Jessie Proctor, a child in need of treatment as a result of a stroke.
Ms Gannon advised there are no grant available for the Township of Coleman at this time.
Councillor Chitaroni advised Mr. Dan Cleroux requires legal language from a lawyer for a petition for the Refinery Site and a meeting with the Hon. David Ramsay regarding the road allowance on the south shore of the Montreal River.
Mayor Belanger advised Chief Laitinen has secured the Refinery site and provided the Municipal Office with keys to the lock. Mayor Belanger will mention the road allowance to the municipal lawyer when she meets with him on June 25th, 2009.
Council reviewed correspondence received from Ontario Power Generation regarding the easements for Coleman properties and the agreement for the SMC road allowance which is to be reviewed by the municipal lawyer.
Council reviewed correspondence received from Blackstone Development Inc. The Clerk-Treasurer to advise Mr. Chitaroni that
– agreements, easements and all concerns regarding the replacement of the Coleman Water Distribution System will be dealt with at the project progresses.
– Council did not agree to support the Geo-compilation of the Cobalt Mining Camp.
– Municipal Roads have been maintained throughout the summer
– Clean up and dump tipping fees are to be born by the Land Owner as with all other Coleman Land Owners.
A discussion was held regarding the Town of Cobalt’s Sharp Lake Park Project. Mr. Steph Palmateer
has forwarded a sketch of the commercial/residential division of the Sharp Lake Park property and advised the cost of gravel would be $7.50/ton which is the going rate – not a special rate for Coleman. The Town of Cobalt has ignored Mr. Kemp’s letter requesting that the operation cease until rezoning allowing a pit and quarry operation is complete. Coleman Council requires a written binding agreement including a professional registered plan, a rehabilitation plan and an agreement that no substance will be dump on site for the Sharp Lake Site. Mayor Belanger will seek advice from Mr. Kemp. A meeting will then be set up with the Town of Cobalt and Miller Paving.
The Clerk-Treasurer to contact the Temiskaming Health Unit to request that the Township of Coleman be informed prior to any plans being made by anyone within Coleman Boundaries.
A copy of the Business Registry By-Law was provided to Council for review. This matter to be discussed at the next meeting of council.
A copy of the Township of Coleman’s selling of real property policy and by-law was distributed to Council for review.
A meeting is scheduled with Mr. Butch Windsor, Municipal Planner and Mr. Ed Landry, Planner for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for June 29th, at 1:00 p.m. to review the Official Plan and Zoning By-Law process.
A discussion was held regarding the grey water produced by residents of trailer parks within the Coleman boundaries. The Clerk-Treasurer to discuss this with Mr. Doug Metson, Temiskaming Health Unit.
Motion 09-06-31 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to sign Hydro One Networks Inc., service contract for Bass lake – $3,052.53. Carried.
Motion 09-06-32 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to purchase mattresses and beds for Bass Lake – $1,464.42. Carried.
Council reviewed the Township of Coleman’s accessibility plan. The plan to be approved at the next meeting of council.
Councillor Perry updated Council regarding the tent being planned for the area consisting of Marten River, Temagami, Bear Island, Latchford, Cobalt and Coleman at the International Plowing Match.
The tent will include wild life, land development, story tellers, native arts and will promote the new Temagami Cobalt Corridor. Approximately 50,000 passports are being printed for visitors of the International Plowing Match.
Motion 09-06-33 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 09-18 being a by-law to authorize the sale of land to Ronald and Elaine Deitrick be read a first and second time.
Motion 09-06-34 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 09-18 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Motion 09-06-35 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 09-19 being a by-law to authorize the sale of land to Donald Landry be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 09-06-36 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 09-19 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Conferences – Founding of the Town of Latchford
Motion 09-06-37 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the following student be hired for the Bass Lake Park:
Jacob Bedard Carried.
Motion 09-06-38 moved by Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to request a survey of a part of Bass Lake Property – leased land & easement – $6,053.00 Carried.
Council reviewed the following resolutions:
– Village of Thornloe regarding DTSSAB expenses. Council will review this resolution in September
– City of Ottawa regarding the Planning Act
– Greater Toronto Area Countryside Mayors’ Alliance regarding Free Trade
– Oxford County regarding capping
– Town of Fort Erie regarding the Ombudsman Act
– Town of Innisfil regarding Harmonized Sales Tax
– The Speaker regarding the business Card Directory.
Motion 09-06-39 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to purchase an ad in the annual Food & Entertainment Guide – $195.00. Carried.
Mayor Belanger read correspondence regarding the Federal and Provincial funding for the Replacement of the Coleman Township Water Distribution System in the amount of $1,812.025. each. The environmental assessment is complete and the design process will be completed in two months. Costs of the project will depend on the tendered amount – residents will be responsible for 10% of the cost.
The Waste Site Attendant is experiencing problems with bears. The Ministry of Natural Resources provided the Township of Coleman with an authorization to dispatch the problem bear at the Coleman Landfill site.
Councillor Perry advised she discussed Council’s concern regarding turning lanes at Marsh Bay Road and Portage Bay Road with the Ministry of Transportation. The Ministry of Transportation agreed to review this request and advise Councillor Perry before the end of the month.
Mr. Gordon Tokaryk, Municipal Advisor, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, was killed June 21st, 2009 in a motorcycle accident. Mr. Tokaryk was known as a confident and trusted friend who treated everyone with respect.
Ms Charbonneau, MPAC, advised she has recieved 54 Request for Reconsiderations from Township of Coleman taxpayers – 14 have been completed.
Mr. Wayne Lynch, Ontera, advised the tower was returned to the Township June 16th, 2009.
– FCM – Update on Infrastructure Stimulus Programs
– MNDM – Environmental Improvements for Pulp and Paper Industry
– MNDM – Chapleau hosts forest bioeconomy workshop
– NEOnet – Wired News
– MMAH – Municipal Aboriginal Relationships
– Ontario Ombudsman – annual report
– Earlton-Timiskaming Reginal Airport Municipal Services Board – minutes
– College Voice
– Temiskaming Health Unit – Audited Financial Statements – December 31, 2008
– The Working Forest
– St. Patrick School – thank you
– Play Works – Community Recognition Program 2009
– OPG – Hydroelectric Program
– City of Temiskaming Shores – Cultural Heritage Tourism Project
– Contact North Presented Emerging Technologies Series Briefing
– AMO – Support for Inclusion of Animals in Municipal Emergency Plans
Motion 09-06-40 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson :
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried.