November 18, 2009

Minutes of a Special Meeting held in the Council Chambers, 937907 Marsh Bay Road, Coleman Township, on Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.

There were present:

Township of Coleman Mayor: C. Belanger

Councillor: L. Perry P. Tresidder

Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow

Works Foreman: D. Dufresne

Economic Development

Financial Officer : L. Gannon

Facilitator for Table Top Exercise: Derrick Buffam

Administration: Christine Gagnon

By-Law Officer: Ken Jones

Planning Group: Dan Cleroux

Fire Department: Don Laitinen

Martin Cook

Gerard Belanger

Melissa Cote

John Dufresne

Cleaning Department Diane Desormeaux

Deputation: D’Arcy Ryan

Motion 09-11-14 MOVED By Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:

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

AND WHEREAS this meeting deals with a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board;

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

Mayor Belanger opened the meeting by introducing Mr. Derrick Buffam who led the group through a table top exercise on Pandemic Training.

The exercise consisted of preparedness, readiness strategies, business continuity and pandemic planning. Mr. Buffam also included infection control in a workplace and possible solutions to some areas of concerns, recommendations during an influenza pandemic and he stressed the importance of personal preparedness and readiness.

Mayor Belanger thanked Mr. Buffam for his excellent presentation.

Written copies of the “Accessible Customer Service were distributed and reviewed.

Mayor Belanger read correspondence received from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada advising that the Township of Coleman’s project was not recommended for funding under the Small Projects Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) 2009.

The Clerk-Treasurer advised the Township of Coleman does not own any mining rights in the vicinity of the Northern College site.

Conferences: Asset Management Planning for Sustainable Infrastructure

Proposed Growth Plan for Northern Ontario

Green Jobs

ROMA/OGRA 2010 – Housing

Council reviewed the following correspondence:

1. Minister Responsible for Seniors – Veterans Appreciation Days

2. Karen Armstrong – Charter for compassion

3. Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak – HST Tax Grab

4. Joyce Savoline, MPP – HST and Ontario Municipalities

5. Chamber – Salvation Army Food Bank Christmas Hamper Challenge

6. Ministry of Transportation – Bridge Inspections

7. FONOM – Career Posting

8. Tri Town Transit Service – notice of public meeting

9. JR Printing – Regional Map


– Highway 69 Expanded Between Sudbury and Estaire

Federated Press – Fund Manager Selection & Oversight

– Federated Press – Commercial Real Estate Leases

NEOnet – Wired News

– MNR – 2010 – 2020 Forest Management Plan

OFSWA – Train-the-Trainer

– 24th Annual Poinsettia Campaign – Temiskaming Shores Area

MMAH – Update

– Recycling Product News

Mayor Belanger advised the Town of Cobalt expect to provide the Township with a final report on the LaRose Bridge rehabilitation project.

Motion 09-11-15 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:

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

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