May 3, 2011

Minutes of a Special Meeting held in the Council Chambers, 937907 Marsh Bay Road, Coleman Township, on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.

There were present:

Township of Coleman Mayor: D. Cleroux

Councillor: S. Cote C. Marcella

L. Perry P. Tresidder

Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow

Clerk Intern: L. Belanger

Works Foreman: D. Dufresne

Also Present: Martin Cook, Mary Deguara, Denis Hakola, Jill Koza, Armand Larante, Lynda Larante, Wanda Paoletti, Quinto Paolleti, Georgette Saxton, Kent Saxton,

The meeting opened with a telephone conference with Mr. Mike Robinson, OMERS, regarding Council’s option to join the OMERS pension plan. Mr. Robinson described the OMERS plan to Council advising them that, should they join the plan, they would be committing all future councils. Council will consider this matter and make a decision.

Mrs. Jill Koza presented a letter to Council requesting that they reconsider their decision to move the 10 trailers parked on the lake side of the Bass Lake Trailer park. Council agreed to the status quo for this season.

Mr. Kent Saxton was in attendance, at Councillor Marcella’s invitation, to present Council with a summary of Bass Lake Park history. Council welcomed Mr. Saxton’s input and recommendations.

A committee will be struck to review and make recommendations to Council with respect to the future of Bass Lake Park.

Letters will be forwarded to all who rent lots and cabins at Bass Lake Park including rules and a request for liability insurance. A signed copy of the letter will be requested from each person prior to approving their continued stay at the park.

New Business:

1. Mayor Cleroux read correspondence received from Mr. Robin Hughes – The Water Power Group. The Clerk-Treasurer to advise Mr. Hughes that Council would be able to meet with him on May 17th or any other regular meeting.

3. Mayor Cleroux read correspondence received from the Cobalt Northern Ontario Firefighters Museum

4. Motion 11-05-01 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Cathy Marcella:

WHEREAS the proposed changes to the Ontario Building Code will expand the role of wood in mid-rise construction, providing significant social, economy and environmental benefits to the province and its people without compromising safety; and

WHEREAS the proposed changes include fire safety measures which help ensure that six storey wood frame buildings will perform at least as well or better than buildings permitted under the current version of the code; and,

WHEREAS the proposed code changes will permit increased design flexibility and help reduce the current impediments to the construction of mid-rise buildings; and,

WHEREAS mid-rise wood framed buildings are safe, cost-effective, and will help municipalities achieve densification while preserving the richness of mixed-use community neighbourhoods; and, WHEREAS creating demand for Ontario’s wood products also supports the forest industry, a key economic sector of Northern Ontario and the province as a whole. By increasing opportunities to build with wood from Ontario’s sustainably managed forests, the proposed code changes support forest industry jobs and forest dependent communities. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman express to the Government of Ontario its full support of the proposed changes to the

Ontario Building Code regarding the use of wood in mid-rise construction and urge that the proposed changes be included in the 2012 edition of the Ontario Building Code. Carried.

5. Motion 11-05-02 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Cathy Marcella:

WHEREAS the number of health care professionals including physicians are declining in relation to the population of the Province of Ontario;

AND WHEREAS municipalities are feeling pressure to provide incentives to attract and obtain health care professionals and that these incentives are inconsistent potentially jeopardizing the health care of residents geographically;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman fully supports the Town of Ingersoll’s request to the Province of Ontario to develop and implement a plan to attract health care professionals including physicians in a fair and equitable manner without cost to municipalities.


6. Motion 11-05-03 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Bass Lake Rates for 2011 remain at the status quo, as follows:

CABIN Daily N/A Weekly $175.00 Season $1,000.00

LODGE Daily N/A Weekly $400.00 Season N/A


Unserviced Daily $20.00 Weekly $ 95.00 Season $600.00

Serviced Daily $30.00 Weekly $165.00 Season $900.00.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the trailers located on the beach can remain for the 2011 camping season. Carried.

7. Council reviewed correspondence regarding the Spring Pulse Poetry Festival – Dr. Pollard D ay – May 14th .

8. Council reviewed the 2011 Census Promotion package and will make information available to Coleman Residents.

9. Ontario Infrastructure – Affordable Lon-term financing reviewed by Council.

10. Council agreed to include the internet link for Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grande Riviere and all other school boards. Earlton Airport will also be included.

11. Council approved Stock Transportation’s request to part a school bus in the municipal yard providing they provide a document releasing the Township of Coleman from any liability.

12. Marie C. Gutscher – opinion – correspondence tabled to the next meeting.

13. Council reviewed correspondence from Timiskaming First Nation’s invitation to a Meet & and Greet workshop.

14. Correspondence received from the City of Oshawa regarding Shool Boards’ Declaration of Voting Day as a Professional Activity Day was reviewed.

Motion 11-05-04 MOVED BY Cathy Marcella and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:

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:

(B) personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to reconvene in closed session at 7.45 p.m. to discuss the following matter: Bass Lake Manager.


Motion 11-05-05 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Sue Cote:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to reconvene in open session at 8.40 p.m. without a report.


– NE LHIN – Screening for Distress & Blog

– THU – Board Minutes

– WSN Network news

– AMO – correspondence

– Northern Growth Plan

– FCM Communique – Cut My Commute

– CIB – newsletter

– OGRA – Board of Directors

– HazMat – headline news



– Press Release – Hospitals announce amalgamation

– MMAH – update

– Chamber of Commerce – e-newsletter

– DTSSAB Board Meeting approved Minutes

– Waterinnovation – showcasing funding program

– AMTCO – taxing matters

– MFOA – bulletin

– MTC – Provincial Investment in Ontario’s Public Library System

– MPAC – update

– EXP – info package

– Speaker – promo of the week

– This n’ That Collectables – grand opening

– OPS Safety and Security Leadership Conference

Motion 11-05-06 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:

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

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