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, November 10th, 2010 at 6:00 P.M.
There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger
Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow
Deputy Clerk Intern L. Belanger
Mayor Elect Dan Cleroux
Present: Bill Sutton, Doug McLeod and Larry Wiwchar
Motion 10-11-01 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the following Council Meetings be adopted as distributed: Regular Meeting – October 27, 2010
Special Meeting – N/A Carried.
Motion 10-11-02 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the General Accounts in the amount of $103,467.98 and Payroll in the amount of $23,338.55 be passed and paid. Carried.
Motion 10-11-03 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 10-35 being a by-law to confirm certain proceedings of Council be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 10-11-04 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 10-35 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Motion 10-11-05 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 10-36 being a by-law to authorize the sale of land to Consolidated Professor Mines Ltd and 6576346 Canada Ltd be read a first and second time.
Motion 10-11-06 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 10-36 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Mayor Elect Dan Cleroux presented recommendations, for Council’s review, for the by-law to regulate the Municipal Water System. These changes will be discussed at the next meeting of Council.
Coleman Fire Department
– The Volunteer Firefighters will assist with the Santa Express on Sunday, November 14th
– A cupboard is being constructed in the fire hall for equipment
– Chief Laitinen will purchase 2 sets of bunker gear for the two volunteers recently hired.
Coleman Water Distribution System
– the October financial report was distributed
– Jean Francois Doyon, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd, reported on the remediation of the void under Lower O’Brien Road – 1/3 of the hole was filled with waste rock and the remainder will be filled with concrete. They are in the process of performing this work and will advise the Township when the work is completed.
– Lathem Construction broke the Gutscher Water Line while fencing a hazard – it has since been repaired.
Bass Lake Committee
– Ms. Oleksandra Volynets, Public Health Inspector, has completed her assessment of the Bass Lake Well. She has submitted recommendations for the operation of the well.
– The Clerk-Treasurer is to forward an invoice to Northern College for work performed at the College site – provide and install a culvert.
– The Clerk-Treasurer to request more information from Global Payments Canada regarding installation and rental fees.
– The Clerk-Treasurer to prepare “thank you” notes for the Poetry Contest entries.
– The Town of Cobalt’s Sharp Lake Park Letter of Intent is deferred to the next meeting.
– The “Chitaroni Road” was discussed. Mr. George Kemp, municipal lawyer, will be requested to prepare a motion and a by-law to assume Road “A” on the Portage Bay Property. Mr. Albert Chitaroni will then have to amend his Consent Application. The Work Foreman will measure 66′ for the road and place pegs at 50′ intervals. This process to be approved by both, the outgoing and incoming Councils.
Conferences – Water Treatment Level 1 and Level 1
The Art of Facilitation
Motion 10-11-07 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to purchase ads for the Santa Express in the amount of $32.00 on CJTT-FM. Carried.
Motion 10-11-08 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Mayor Colleen Belanger be authorized to sign the Renewal of the Rural and Northern Physician Group Agreement for Dr. Brenda Hardie, MD and Dr. Steve Sears, MD.
Motion 10-11-09 MOVED BY A. Chitaroni and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the following be approved as Coleman Volunteer Fire Fighters:
Jamie Gray Carried.
Motion 10-11-10 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
WHEREAS The Ontario Energy Board’s “guiding principal” is to “protect the interests of consumers with respect to prices and the adequacy, reliability and quality of electricity service”;
AND WHEREAS Electricity demand is falling due to the slow economy, yet electricity rates are rising;
AND WHEREAS the time of use rates price average of 6.5 cents per kWh, but the Feed In Tariff program forces consumers to pay prices of 13.5 to 19 cents per kWh for wind power and 80 cents per Kwh for solar power;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT The Corporation of the Township of Coleman fully supports the Municipal Taxpayer Advocacy Group’s recommendations:
* public enquiry on the reasons for a rise in hydro costs, contract and appointment process, foreign influence on energy policy;
* 2 year freeze of hydro rates (already gone up 14% this year);
* HST exemption for utilities (extreme heat or cold can lead to adverse health effects, including death);
* change laws that prevent municipalities from aggressively pursuing waste to energy solutions;
* cancel contracts to buy energy from any source that costs 10% more than existing supplies from hydro, nuclear, coal or gas;
* keep coal plants open until there is sufficient replacement of the equivalent production capacity;
* ensure any expense on clear coal technology, wind, solar, other alternative energy will not result in higher rates or a higher deficit;
* mitigate 9 billion dollars spent on smart meters by cancelling new installations, and ensuring that total revenue from customers do not exceed pre smart meter levels
* reduce administration costs for the Ontario Energy Board and all energy related departments by 10%;
AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that this Council send this motion the Premier of Ontario, the Ontario Minister of Energy and the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities. Carried.
Motion 10-11-11 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Municipal Employees be paid for 2010 overtime and holidays not taken during the year. Carried.
– Ministry of Natural Resources – 2010 Temagami Management Unit Slash Pile Burn will be conducted between October 18th and December 31, 2010.
– OMERS will hold an Additional Voluntary Contribution information session for employees on December 14th, 2010.
– Provincial Heritage Register – Ontario Heritage Act – all legal notices and documents pertaining to properties designated under the Ontario Heritage Act can be directed to the Registrar with the Ontario Heritage Trust
– Correspondence forwarded by Mr. Michael West regarding property around Pretty Lake will be deferred to the next Council.
Motion 10-11-12 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
WHEREAS The Township of Coleman’s group benefits will increase dramatically in 2011 with Great West Life;
AND WHEREAS Sirius Benefit Plans specialize in offering benefits to small firms, such as municipalities, at competitive prices;
AND WHEREAS Sirius Benefit Plans have match the current benefit plan while offering an approximate annual savings of $5,637.18;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT The Corporation of the Township of Coleman transfer the municipal insurance for employees from Great West Life to Sirius Benefit Plans effective December 1, 2010.
– Mayor Belanger read correspondence submitted by Mr. Larry McCormack, Senior Environmental Officer, Ministry of the Environment, regarding the Solid Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Site Inspection Report. 1. On-site ditching to direct rain and snowmelt away from the fill area be undertaken now.
2. Untagged or non-intact refrigeration equipment is not be accepted at the site.
3. Clean wood waste/brush accumulated at the site can be burnt.
The Clerk-Treasurer reported on a conversation with Mr. Neill Gervais, Ministry of the Environment regarding the Cobalt Water Act. A report should be forwarded to the three municipalities involved withing the next week or two.
Motion 10-11-13 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the following Members of Council and Staff attend the Municipal Finances Seminar offered by Ross Latter and Danielle Girard on November 27th, 2010 in New Liskeard at the cost of $775.00: Mayor Elect Dan Cleroux
Councillors Elect Susan Cote and Cathy Marcella
Staff Logan Belanger and Claire Bigelow and Tina Gagnon.
– AMO – Water File
– AMO – Head of Council and Councillor Training
– AMO – Energy Event
– AMCTO – Municipal Monitor
– Emergency Management – Lessons Learned
– Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration – Achievement Award for Voluntarism
– MNR – Environmental Registry of the Great Lakes & River Improvement Act
– Timiskaming Health Unit – Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities
– South Temiskaming Community Futures Development corp – minutes
– Go Snowmobiling – reports
– Chamber – Amber’s Open House
– Ministry of Tourism and Culture – Standards and Guidelines
– MMAH – new reg for suite-metering
– LHIN – blog
– MPAC – municipal status report and Assessment Notice Mailing
– Canadian Health & Safety news
– Northdale Manor – Christmas Auction
– College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario – news
– Bob White – ISO Social Responsibility
– OMERS – employer news
– Heritage Matters.
– Canadian Environmental Protection Magazine – newsletter.
Mrs. Logan Belanger reported on Emergency Measures Ontario’s Fall Sector Meeting she attended on November 2nd, 2010 and the Basic Emergency Management training she attended November 4th and 5th, 2010 in Sudbury.
Motion 10-11-14 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried
22360 Wayne’s Garage 360.99
22361 Kenneth Jones 50.00
22362 Canada Post 322.05
22363 Brian Ames 200.00
22364 Fire Safety Canada 179.67
22365 Union Gas 356.95
22366 NorthernTel 408.70
22367 Claire Bigelow 582.59
22368 Don Laitinen 42.30
22369 Tri-Town Automotive Supply 28.89
22370 Lauzon Landscaping 13,512.61
22371 Hydro One 1,192.67
22372 Brooksy’s 150.00
22373 Election Worker 360.00
22374 Election Worker 360.00
22375 Election Worker 220.50
22376 Election Worker 180.00
22377 Election Worker 40.00
22378 Christine Gagnon 141.94
22379 VOID 0.00
22380 Cobalt Historical Society 100.00
22381 Dianne Desormeaux 275.00
22382 Royal Canadian Legion 120.00
22383 Royal Canadian Legion 45.00
22384 VOID 0.00
22385 Colleen Belanger 200.00
22386 Dan Cleroux 200.00
22387 Lois Perry 100.00
22388 Pat Tresidder 100.00
22389 Cathy Marcella 100.00
22390 Susan Cote 100.00
22391 Ronald Beeson 100.00
22392 Mario Chitaroni 100.00
22393 Albert Chitaroni 100.00
22394 Hydro One 1,907.44
22395 Great West Life 3,299.72
22396 NorthenTel 525.58
22397 Wayne Hearn 514.60
22398 Accuracy Environmental 36.16
22399 Acklands Inc. 308.87
22400 Bartlett’s Auto Electric 239.02
22401 Brownlee Equipment 89.47
22402 Canadian Salt Co. 4,837.12
22403 CIBC 299.36
22404 City of Timmins 150.81
22405 CJTT 193.80
22406 Clover Valley Contracting 12,449.54
22407 Community Living South 174.00
22408 Cote’s Pole Line 673.48
22409 Damiani Welding & Excavating 4,859.00
22410 DTSSAB 16,350.20
22411 Federation of Canadian Municipalities 159.24
22412 Grand & Toy 311.84
22413 Gabbani Courier Service 44.28
22414 Grant Fuels 2,471.77
22415 Hydro One 74.9
22416 LINDE 72.54
22417 Logan Gannon 247.05
22418 M&L Supply 2,053.23
22419 Miller Minerals 509.15
22420 Minister of Finance 3,219.00
22421 Munisoft 25.09
22422 Municipal World 111.87
22423 North Cobalt Flea Market 104.41
22424 # 1 Auto Supplies 44.01
22425 OMERS 2,007.56
22426 Ontera 35.35
22427 Pedersen Concrete Inc. 6,438.35
22428 Phippen Waste Management 1,144.13
22429 Pioneer Diesel Injection 1,374.86
22430 Prism Publishing 89.27
22431 Receiver General-Payroll Ded. 6,071.12
22432 Red Stallion 101.19
22433 Regional Maple Leaf Comm Inc. 256.51
22434 Rene’s Garage 857.40
22435 Rona 2,634.22
22436 South Wabi Sawmill 723.20
22437 Spectrum 2000 Communications 1,827.26
22438 G.Stephen Watt Barrister 355.95
22439 Temiskaming Speaker 875.30
22440 Town of Cobalt 1,418.00
22441 Tri-Town Automotive Ind Supply 65.51
22442 Workplace safety & Ins Board 506.39
PAYROLL TOTAL 23,338.55