May 27, 2009

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, May 27th, 2008 at 6:00 P.M.

There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger

Councillors: R. Beeson

A. Chitaroni

L. Perry

P. Tresidder

Works Foreman: D. Dufresne

Economic Development

Financial Officer: L. Gannon

Planning Committee: D. Cleroux

Deputation: Darcy Ryan

Present: Doug McLeod, Gary Bigelow, Rolly Murphy, Suzanne White

Motion 09-05-20 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 – May 13, 2009

Special Meeting – May 20, 2009 Carried.

Motion 09-05-21 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:

WHEREAS this meeting deals with personal matters about identifiable individuals including municipal or local board employees;

AND WHEREAS this meeting deals with advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose;

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

Works Foreman Dufresne will be receiving prices for surface treatment for four main roads: Portage Bay Road, Marsh Bay Road, Gillies Lake road and Bass Lake road. Ditching on some roads is required.

Mr. Dufresne advised that there are problems with the shower room and the ladies washroom at Bass Lake Trailer Park. The water lines will be hooked up on May 28, 2009.

The LaRose Bridge will be closed due to repairs and school buses will travel the Colonial Road as there are guard rails where required.

Mr. Cleroux will schedule a Planning meeting in the coming weeks.

Mayor Belanger advised Mr. Tom Adshead indicated the electrical system needs to be upgraded at Bass Lake Park before further lots can be added. Water will be tested prior to making it available to renters. Council indicated that a written policy should be created for water sampling and “Do not drink the water” signs should be posted.

Mayor Belanger read Mr. Larry and Mrs. Irene Leaper’s letter requesting that no trees be cut down along the back of their properties in what was once the West Cobalt Ball Park.

Conferences – The New Liskeard Lions Dragon Boat Festival

Foire Gourmande

Continued (2)

Council reviewed the following correspondence:

– Town of Latchford’s letter stating that Mr. Dan Cote no longer represents the Town on the DTSSAB Board

– Temiskaming Art Gallery has 2010 bilingual calendars featuring local artists for sale.

By-Law No. 09-11 being a by-law to stop up and close highways was reviewed. Mr. Gary Bigelow disputed the passing of the by-law and provided a letter from Canamet Resources stating the had not been notified of these issues. A notice was posted four times in the local newspapers. This matter to be discussed at the next meeting.

Wood debris and stumps removed from the Baker property on Victor’s Way has been deposited on Coleman Property. Works Foreman will look into the matter.

Mr. Doug McLeod suggested that Mileage 104 properties be cleaned up. Mr. Ken Jones, By-Law Officer has been dealing with this situation.

The Billboard Permit has been received from the Ministry of Transportation. Mayor Belanger will order a sign for Bass Lake Park.

Correspondence received from the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines regarding Cobalt Watershed Studies was reviewed. Mayor Belanger will get more information regarding this matter.

Councillor Perry advised the LaRose Bridge project between the Township of Coleman and the Town of Cobalt came in under budget. The remaining funds belong to both municipalities. Councillor Chitaroni requested this in writing.

The East wall in the Fire Department is under repair as water is coming into the building.

A discussion was held regarding the speed limit on Portage Bay Road. The speed limit will be lowered to 40 km per hour. Signs will be posted so drivers slow down for the safety of children and other residents.

A discussion was held regarding the Sharp Lake Project. Council expressed concerns regarding the Town of Cobalt obtaining permits to remove sludge from Cobalt’s lagoons which would then be dried on Sharp Lake Park Property in the Township of Coleman. Mayor Belanger will advise the Ministry of the Environment this property is to be zoned as a residential area. The Municipal Lawyer will also be contacted to formulate a letter advising the Town of Cobalt to cease and desist this project until they have provided the Township of Coleman with the necessary documentation regarding this project.

A discussion was held regarding the Cobalt Refinery Property. All Councillors agreed that the Ministry of the Environment and the Temiskaming Health Unit must address this matter because of the hazardous conditions of the buildings.

Correspondence:

– Cobalt and Coleman Figure Skating Club

– EPIC – use of reusable grocery bags

– OMERS – update

– FCM – solutions for biosolids

– Pole-Fab Inc – new website

– Industry Canada – Standing up for Canada’s economy and our communities

– MNDM – Science North builds digital dome theatre

– MNDM – upgrades slated for Terrace Bay

Continued (3)

Correspondence:

– AMO – Province Passes Green Energy Act

– AMO – Proposed enhancements to the Ontario Dam Safety Program

– Side by Side – 25th anniversary

– Ontario Water and Wastewater – Waterline

– – Ontario Executive Council – Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act

– Earlton-Timiskaming Regional Airport Municipal Services Board – minutes

– Ontario Heritage Trust – 2009 Recognition Programs

Motion 09-05-22 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:

WHEREAS this meeting deals with personal matters about identifiable individuals including municipal or local board employees;

AND WHEREAS this meeting deals with advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose;

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

Motion 09-05-23 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:

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

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CLERK-TREASURER MAYOR