May 19, 2015


May 19, 2015


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 Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at

6:00 P.M.

There were present: Mayor:D. Cleroux

Councillors: S. Cote

K. Laffrenier

C. Marcella

L. Perry

Works Foreman: B. Bigelow

Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow

By-Law Officer: K. Jones

Present: Jeff Barton, Elk Lake Community Forest, Mr. Peter Monk


Motion 15-05-18 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ken Laffrenier:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves the agenda for the regular meeting of May 29th,

2015 as presented: Carried.


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



Motion 15-05-19 MOVED BY Ken Laffrenier and SECONDED BY Cathy Marcella:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the following Council Meetings be adopted as

distributed: Regular Meeting – May 4, 2015 Carried.


Motion 15-05-20 MOVED BY Cathy Marcella and SECONDED BY Lois Perry :

BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE General Accounts in the amount of $15,623.26 be passed and

paid. Carried.


Public Works

– A lengthy discussion was held regarding overtime hours due to winter maintenance. Council

recommended that the public works department limit their general expenses in order to remain

within 2015 budget.

– Murphy Mill Road will brushed and graded .

Motion 15-05-21 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Cathy Marcella:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves the Public Works Department Report submitted by

Mr. Brian Bigelow, as presented: Carried.

Fire Department

– Mayor Cleroux requested the Fire Department’s assistance with the removal of graffiti at the

Little Silver Vein.

– Chief Laitinen advised 48 garbage bags were collected in the Highway 11B clean up

– The Fire Department responded to a Mutual Aid call in Haileybury on May 6, 2015.

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– A discussion was held regarding invoicing a homeowner for a union gas line leak. The Clerk-

Treasurer to advise the homeowner that he will be invoiced for all costs should an incident reoccur

in the future.

– The fire hose was pressure tested as per NFPA standards. The certificate will be mailed for our


– Unit # 4 was sent for repair to leaking wheel seal.

Motion 15-05-22 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Susan Cote:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves the Fire Department Report as provided by Chief

Don Laitinen.


– Ms. Christine Rogers, Uniongas, will advise when she can meet with Council.

– Part time employees who are paid 4% for holidays do not qualify for holidays and time off for

sick time.

– A 2014/2015 Private Plowing report was distributed to Council.

– A report on the Ontario Trillium Foundation meeting dated April 29th 2015 was distributed to


Motion 15-05-23 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ken Laffrenier:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves the Administration Report submitted by the Clerk-

Treasurer, as presented: Carried.

Mr. Jeff Barton was in attendance to update Council on the Crown Land Acquisition Project. Mr.

Barton provided a brief overview of the project. He recommended that the municipality re-apply

to FedNor for Phase 1 of the Project, amend the Official Plan, consult with First Nations, collect

the data requested by the Ministry of Natural Resources and request permission to use data

collected fo the Latchford Dam project from the Town of Latchford.

Council thanked Mr. Barton for the update and recommendations. Mr. Barton will attend the next

regular meeting to provide a report regarding future costs of the project before proceeding.


AMO Communications – Signage requirements for Federal Gas Tax Fund Projects

Signage is required for major projects exceeding $500,000.00

Auditor – engagement letter.

Council signed the Kemp Elliott & Blair engagement letter for 2015.

Coleman Pins – quote review

The Clerk-Treasurer to request other quotes from Temiskaming Printing before making a


Fire By-Law review

Council reviewed Coleman’s Fire Permit By-Law and permit format. The Clerk-Treasurer amend

the permit to include “the permitee may not obtain a future fire permit in the event that By-Law

No. 13-23 is contravened”.

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Conference – Recreation Conference

Nedco Workshop


Wage Rate Policy

Motion 15-05-24 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ken Laffrenier:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves the Township of Coleman – classification and

Wage Rate Policy – amended May 4, 2015.


Summer Students

Motion 15-05-25 MOVED BY Ken Laffrenier and SECONDED BY Susan Cote:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the following be hired for Summer employment:

Works Department – Jayden Proteau

– Curtus Bigelow to June 19th

– Lucas St. Laurent from June 22nd

Bass Lake Park – Melissa Monk

Bass Lake Swim

Program – Curtus Bigelow

– Samuel St. Llaurent

– Kristy McEdwards

Bass Lake Rec

Program – Zoe Koza Carried.

Council reviewed the following correspondence:

– The Voice – Salute to Armed Forces Day Ad

– Town of St. Marys – VIA Rail

– Ministry of Community safety and Correctional Services – OFMEM

Copy of this letter to be forwarded to Chief Laitinen.

– Ontario Northland public meeting

– SCM Notifier – 2015 National Fire Chief of the Year Awards

– TransCanada – update

– TDSS Graduates – bursary

Cavan Laferriere – Business Proposition

Council approved Mr. Laferriere’s request to access Bass Lake for his kayak business proposal.

Mr. Laferriere’s activities should not interfere with the Bass Lake Swim and Rec program carried

during the months of July and August.

St. Patrick School – Graduation award presentation

– Councillor Marcella will present the graduation award on behalf of the Township of Coleman.

Jay Labonte – request to sell Marsh Bay parcel

– Mr. Labonte’s request to sell his Marsh Bay parcel was approved.



Councillor Marcella presented the April financial report.

Tourism & Rec

Councillor Perry advised repairs to the septic systems for the Concession Booth and Lodge at

Bass Lake Park are being considered.

– The Timiskaming Health Unit will be monitoring Bass Lake Beach again this year.

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– AFMO – Invitation to a Workshop

– AMCTO – Municipal Minute, Legislative Express, Municipal Monitor

– AMO – Watch File, Policy Update

– Andrea Cohoen Barrack – Ontario Trillium Foundation

– Chantel Runtz – Diversity and Culture Training

– Cleantech Canada – news

– Cobalt Silverland Cemetery – thank you

– Graham Zeisner – update

– HazMat Management – News

– Infra Cycle – notice

– IPAC – newsletter

– JLT – the Risk Reporter

– Lancaster House – Reminder, training series

– MPAC News – May 2015

– Ministry of Transportation – Report on Winter Highway Maintenance

– Municipal World – May issue

– NBRHC – newsletter

– Northern 911 – Enhanced capacity

– Ontario Good Roads Association – E-News, Board Highlights

– Ontario Tire Stewardship – notice

– Ontario Trails Council – update

– Public Services Health & Safety Association – May Edition

– Quest – April 2015, news release

– Recycling Product – news

– SPI Health & Safety – new law in effect in Ontario

– The Royal Canadian Legion – thank you

– The Working Forest


Motion 15-05-26 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ken Laffrenier;

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, including municipal or local board


(b) advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that


BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to reconvene in closed session at 9:00 p.m. to

discuss the following matter; CCL

By-Law Enforcement

Legal Opinion Carried.

Motion 15-05-27 MOVED BY Cathy Marcella and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to reconvene in open session at 9:45 p.m. with or

without a report. Carried.

Motion 15-05-28 MOVED BY Ken Laffrenier and SECONDED BY Susan Cote:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approves the By-Law Enforcement Report Submitted by Mr.

Ken Jones, as presented: Carried.

Motion 15-05-29 MOVED BY Ken Laffrenier and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Corporation of The Township of Coleman approves the hiring of

the chosen candidate as Economic Development Officer for the CCL Economic Development

Project, as per the recommendation of the CCL Hiring CommitteeCarried.. Continued (5)



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26392 1780106 90.00

26393 Acvklands Inc. 145.77

26394 CGIS Centre 796.65

26395 City of Timmins 180.03

26396 Coleman Fire Department 1,474.65

26397 Country Spring 15.00

26398 Dam Depot 67.00

26399 Fire Safety Distributions Ctre 99.75

26400 Hydro One 2,591.21

26401 Jennifer Milroy 2,000.00

26402 J.L. Richards & Associates 477.57

26403 Lakeview Signs 253.12

26404 Linde Canada Ltd. 96.50

26405 Miller Paving – Northern 507.93

26406 #1 Auto Supplies 246.50

26407 Pioneer Diesel Injection Ltd. 464.70

26408 Rona Ontario 57.23

26409 St. Patrick School 150.00

26410 Temiskaming Speaker 612.45

26411 Township of Coleman 3,569.10

26412 Uniongas 443.46

26413 Wayne’s Garage 1,249.00

26414 Xerox Canada Ltd. 35.64

TOTAL $15,623.26

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