May 5, 2011

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

There were present:

Township of Coleman Mayor: D. Cleroux

Councillor: S. Cote C. Marcella

L. Perry

Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow

Clerk Intern L. Belanger

Present: Marie Gutscher, Carolyn Chevrier, Dennis and Kathy Hakola, Doug McLeod, Tony Arsenault, Allen Marcella, Larry Wiwchar and Bud Berry.

Mayor Cleroux thanked Councillor Marcella for her excellent work on the water project.

Councillor Marcella reported on usage by the Fire Department and the Works Department. The Fire Department uses water to suppress fires, flush hydrants semi annually and to perform drills six times per year.

Councillor Marcella presented four different scenarios for the water project costs and surface treating costs savings impact for Council’s consideration. Copies of Mr. George Kemp’s correspondence was distributed to Council.

A public meeting is scheduled for May 30th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Comments: Anyone can speak at the public meeting

Questions about past water reserves

Should be a compromise – township use is reasonable at 15%

Water can be strained from lakes for use in fire trucks

Dry wells should be considered and included in the budget process

An administration cost should be calculated for the project – office and Councillor Marcella’s time spent on the project

Letters will be sent to Coleman Tax Payers advising them of the Public Meeting and that each property will be charged a fee for the water project.

New Business:

Council reviewed the following correspondence:

1. Tourism and Culture Grants

2. Nework Mapping Session – May 25th, 2011

3. OGRA – Highway Safety Manual Workshop

4. Showcasing Water Innovation funding program

1. Mrs. Belanger will investigate the Round Three of the P3 Canada Fund for infrastructure project.

2. Municipal Insurance – the Clerk-Treasurer will request more information regarding Optional Auto Insurance Coverages.

6. Correspondence:

– NE LHIN – minute

Motion 11-05-07 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Cathy Marcella:

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