May 24, 2006

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Township of Coleman held at the Council Chambers, 10 Prospect, Cobalt, Ontario on Wednesday, May 24th, 2006 at 6:00 P.M.

There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger

Councillors: M. Allaire

R. Beeson

K. Leopold

L. Perry

Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow

Road Superintendent: A. Simpson

Fire Chief: J. Breault

Economic Development

Committee D. Cleroux

By-Law Officer K. Laffrenier

Deputation: Ambrose Raftis, Deepwater Regional Development.

Present: Joseph Tresidder and Cliff Coe.

Mayor Belanger advised she has received numerous complaints from residents of Mileage 104 regarding conditions of some properties in that area and with one property in West Cobalt. The Clerk-Treasurer to forward a copy of the Property Standards By-Law to each resident advising them that further action will be taken if an effort is not made to clean up their properties.

Mr. Ken Laffrenier, By-Law Officer, advised he would be resigning his position as soon as the Township of Coleman has had the opportunity to advertise his position and hire someone else. Mr. Laffrenier has taken on a new position which keeps too busy to continue as By-Law Officer for the Township.

Fire Chief Breault advised the Coleman Fire Department will be in compliance as soon as he submits the municipal fire survey to the office of the Fire Marshal.

Chief Breault also advised he refused to issue a fire permit for a Mileage 104 resident as homes are too close to each other in that area.

Mr. Cleroux, Economic Development Committee, advised he is meeting the North Eastern Director, Ministry of Transportation, in the next week to discuss highway access along Highway 11.

Road Superintendent Simpson advised the marker he had place on the road at Refinery Townsite to mark a culvert has disappeared. He will replace the marker. Clean up week is well underway.

Councillor Beeson advised renovations are going well with the new building.

A short discussion was held regarding the “proposed” annexation. Council will wait for the City of Temiskaming Shores’ decision.

Motion 06-05-16 MOVED BY Marcel Allaire and SECONDED BY Kurt Leopold:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law 06-14 being a by-law to authorize the purchase of land from James Thomson and Ruby Thomson be read a first and second time. Carried.

Motion 06-05-17 MOVED BY Kurt Leopold and SECONDED BY Marcel Allaire:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 06-14 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.

Continued (2)

Motion 06-05-18 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Marcel Allaire:

WHEREAS the water tanker is essential for the Shuttle Service and dust control on municipal roads;

AND WHEREAS the Township of Coleman’s Shuttle Accreditation would be lost;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Motion 06-04-24 be rescinded;

AND FURTHER the water tanker will be retained for use by the Works Department and the Coleman Fire Department. Carried.

Motion 06-05-19 MOVED BY Marcel Allaire and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:

WHEREAS a meeting or part of a meeting may be closed to the public if the subject matter being considered is :

– litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board;

– a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the part of the meeting dealing with these matters will be closed to the public. Carried.

Mr. Tresidder was in attendance to discuss his insurance coverage.

The meeting was opened to the public.

Conferences – AMO 2006 Annual Conference

Brownfield Training for Ontario Municialities

MNDM – Youth Entrepreneurship Partnerships


– NeORA – membership information

– Minister Responsible for Seniors – 2006 Senior Achievement Award Program

– MNDM – Thunder Bay Call Centre Site

– MNDM – Solar Energy to Power Outposts

– MNDM – Study to Examine New Energy Sources

– Smart Serve – news

– City of Peterborough – media advisory

– Haz Mat – headline news

– Frank Cowan Company – news & views

– Niagara Region – Affordable Housing Project Kicks off.

– Region of Waterloo – Official Opening of the Bridges Project

Mr. Ambrose Raftis arrived to make his presentation regarding Deepwater Regional Development.

Deepwater requests that Coleman Township become the “Municipal Partner” in the development of a Regional Sustainability Plan which would include energy using business, school boards, individuals, communities across the region, social groups, community organization, a new youth group and government agencies.

The development of a regional sustainability plan would help the region utilize the lessons, technology and programmes that have made the Nordic Countries so successful. The development of this plan would include a collaborative process, public education and awareness, culminating in a regional conference on sustainability in the spring of 2007. At this conference, expertise from Canada and Northern Europe would participate.

Councillor Lois Perry will take the 3-hour, e-learning course designed to help people and communities understand how they can affect their future by making strategic sustainability decisions.

The project will have a long term impact – public education, sustainability and employment. The cost to the Township of Coleman would be approximately 10% of the anticipated cost of $130,000.00 of the project over eighteen months. Council agreed to consider this request and will advise Deep Regional Development of their decision in due time.

Continued (3)

A discussion was held regarding Ontario Power Generation’s project at Hound Chute. A resolution in support of the project will be forwarded to Ontario Power Generation when all concerns of the Marsh Bay Conservation Association have been addressed.

Correspondence received from Camp Lorrain, Temiskaming Presbytery, requesting the use of the municipal waste site, was discussed. Council did not approve this request. Mayor Belanger will look into this matter.

Motion 06-05-20 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Marcel Allaire:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried.

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