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 25th, 2008 at 6:00 P.M.
There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger
Councillors: R. Beeson
Works Foreman: D. Dufresne
Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow
Financial Officer: N. Renaud
Deputation: Natasha Lacharity – Silver Fest
Darcy Ryan – Sale of Property
Motion 08-06-16 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni :
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the following Council Meetings be adopted as distributed: Regular Meeting – June 11, 2008 Special Meeting – June 18, 2008 Carried.
Mrs. Natasha Lacharity was in attendance to make a presentation regarding Silver Fest. She began by apologising for adding the Coleman Logo and name without permission to their letterhead. She asked that Council reconsider giving them permission to use the name and logo but Council advised that, although they will support the Silver Fest, they do not want to be associated with the program. Mrs Lacharity will provide Council with a list and cost of activities. Council agreed to fund Kiddies Day – minimum contribution of $500.00.
Mr. Darcy Ryan was in attendance to discuss the Portage Bay Road lots and the “old fire hall” lot on Highway 11B. The six lots will be listed as soon as they are registered at the Land Titles Office.
Motion 08-06-17 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
WHEREAS the Township of Coleman is undertaking new development projects such as the Bass Lake property, the commercial and industrial lot, and the Coleman Municipal Marsh Bay property;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Coleman Township apply to FedNor’s Youth Internship Grant to hire a Planning Development Officer. Carried.
Motion 08-06-18 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
WHEREAS the Township of Coleman wishes to be an example municipality in its environmentally-friendly development projects;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township of Coleman apply for funding through the Municipal Eco-Challenge Fund (MECF) for LED street lighting. Carried.
Motion 08-06-19 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
WHEREAS the Township of Coleman will be expanding its Municipal complex through a Multi-Purpose Community Facility Revitalization Project, and exterior lighting will be a crucial component to this project;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township of Coleman apply for funding through the Frog’s Breath Foundation Small Donations grant. Carried.
Ms Renaud advised a revised version of the FedNor application will be forwarded to Mr. Gerry Spooner for approval.
Ms Renaud advised she needs more information for the proposed Crown Land Project before submitting it to the Ministry of Natural Resources.
The Clerk-Treasurer to arrange a meeting with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ms Dawn Spires, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.
Council intends to begin a review of the Official Plan in January 2009.
Mr. Daryl Dufresne, Works Foreman, advised the ditching is progressing very well. Ditching will be required on Loon Lake Road near the Pipeline. Mr. Dufresne will be reimbursed for his mileage as he has had to attend to culvert flooding problems being caused by beavers.
The Clerk-Treasurer to arrange a meeting with Refinery Townsite Residents for the signing of promissary notes for the repayment of the cost of the Septic System installed recently.
Council reviewed a quote received from Bruno Simoni Contractor to repair the Cenotaph. The Clerk-Treasurer to request that the Town of Cobalt partner with the Township for this repair as the Township is donating the cenotaph and property to the Town of Cobalt.
The Property Standard By-Law will be amended to state that the Property Standard Committee will be composed of the former members of the Property Standard Committee (Robert Little, Douglas McLeod and Howard Berry) and not Council.
Conferences – Leading Beyond Tomorrow
5th Annual Aboriginal Housing Forum
THU – Food Handler’s Course
Fifth Annual Future of Canada’s Infrastructure Summit
Amberley Gavel Academy – CAO Programme for Excellence
Infrastructure Projects – professional development
Ontario Heritage Trust – Unveiling.
The Works Foreman will replace the culvert at the Legion Park when time permits.
Motion 08-06-20 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
WHEREAS the Government of Ontario has increased the minimum wage three years in a row and will continue to increase this wage in the next two years;
AND WHEREAS the Federal Government has reduced the number of summer job positions being subsidized through Canada Summer Jobs program due to the increase in minimum wage;
AND WHEREAS small municipalities, businesses and not for profit organizations continue to struggle with rising operating costs;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman fully supports the Township of O’Connor’s request that the Federal Government commit to meeting the demands for the Canada Summer Jobs Program by guaranteeing a set number of positions and increase the funding accordingly. Carried.
Motion 08-06-21 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Verdun Bigelow be hired as the Township of Coleman’s Waste Site Attendant – wage – 412.00 per hour. Carried.
Motion 08-06-22 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Catherine Hastings be hired for the Bass Lake Concession for the 2008 Summer season. Carried.
Councillor Perry declared a Conflict of Interest with matters dealing with The Voice.
Motion 08-06-23 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to purchase an ad in The Voice for SMC Canada Ltd’s 10th Anniversary in the amount of $99.00. Carried.
Motion 08-06-24 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the 2008 budget be approved as presented – $242,049.38 to come out of reserve – 0% increase in tax rates. Carried.
Motion 08-06-25 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 08-18 being a by-law for the adoption of tax rates and to further provide for penalty and interest in default of payment thereof for 2008 be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 08-06-26 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 08-18 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Motion 08-06-27 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the following students be hired for the 2008 Coleman Swim and Recreation Program: Jessica Spater rate $11.00 per hour
Michelle Dombroski rate $10.00 per hour
Jake St. Laurent rate $10.00 per hour
Jessica Bigelow rate $10.00 per hour Carried.
Council reviewed the following correspondence:
– The Smittie Memorial Event’s request for donation
– The Town of Caledon’s resolution regarding Tax-Exempt Allowances
– Ministry of Northern Development and Mines – Rural Partnership Development Program
Mayor Belanger proclaimed Learn @Work Week.
– Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs regarding the Temagami Land Claim Negotiations – copies of the correspondence was provided to Council
– Emergency Measures Ontario regarding the draft Provincial Emergency Fuel Distribution Plan.
– The Cobalt Historical Society Memorandum regarding the Inspection report on Heritage Silver Trail Sites.
– The City of Woodstock’s Mayor’s Blackout Day Challenge
– CUPW STTP regarding changes to Post Office service. Councillor Perry will review the pachage and report to Council
– MMAH – Ontario to require fire sprinklers in new condos and apartments
– MMAH – 2008 rent increase guideline
– MNR – Plant a Tree Challenge
– AMO – Ontario Human Rights Code Changes
– Ombudsman – Annual Report 2007-2008
– EMO – Program Delivery Email Communications Enhancements for CEMCs
– Investors Group
– Municipal DataWorks – news
– NEOnet – Wired News
– Communities in Bloom Ontario – E-news
– Core health – Active 2010 Active Communities Initiative
– Architecture – Summer/Fall
– Timiskaming Board of Health – minutes
– The Working Forest
Correspondence – continued
– FCM – AVIS Benefits
– AMCTO Express – proposed legislation
– Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration – Resources for newcomers
– Hazmatmag – headline news
– Minister of Transport – Gas Tax Fund Implementation Evaluation
– Ontario Heritage Trust – Heritage matters
– Hydro One – Annual Report 2007
Motion 08-06-28 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
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 08-06-29 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried.