November 8, 2006

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 8th, 2006 at 6:00 P.M.

There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger

Councillors: M. Allaire

K. Leopold

L. Perry

Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow

Fire Chief: Jeff Breault

Road Superintendent: A. Simpson

Deputation: Ross Latter, Municipal Auditor

Mr. Ross Latter was in attendance to present Kemp Elliott & Blair’s independence letter and the terms of engagement covering the audit of the financial statement of the Township of Coleman for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2006, signed by Council.

Motion 06-11-01 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Marcel Allaire:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the following Council Meetings be adopted as distributed: Regular Meeting – October 27, 2006 Carried.

Motion 06-11-02 MOVED BY Marcel Allaire and SECONDED BY Lois Perry::

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the General Accounts in the amount of $124,484.84 and Payroll in the amount of $25,707.59 be passed and paid. Carried.

Motion 06-11-03 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Kurt Leopold:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 06-30 being a by-law to confirm certain proceedings of Council be read a first and second time.


Motion 006-11-04 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Marcel Allaire:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 06-30 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.

Chief Jeff Breault advised the Coleman Fire Department will take part in the Santa Claus Express and provide some treats for the children. A wreath will be purchased for Remembrance Day ceremonies from the Royal Canadian Legion. Pins will be purchased in recognition for 5 years and 10 years of volunteer service in the Fire Department. The Clerk-Treasurer to prepare a financial statement for the O.F.M. funding.

Mayor Belanger read the Municipal Lawyer’s letter regarding the Town of Cobalt’s proposed annexation. Mr. Watt advised “the Ministry of Municipal Affairs has advised that the most recent Cobalt restructuring request will not even be considered by them since it does not meet the requirements of the Municipal Act.”

Councillor Linda Cunningham, Town of Kirkland Lake, sent congratulations for the opening of the Township’s Municipal Complex.

Correspondence received from Mr. Butch Windsor, Municipal Planner, regarding zoning around Sas Lake was reviewed. Mr. Windsor advised, “the area being protected from development is greater in area within the new comprehensive By-law, that which was originally protected by the Ontario Municipal Board decision” (August 1986). Mr. Windsor’s report will be forwarded to Diane Johnston in response to her enquiry.

Continued (2)

A discussion was held regarding Historic Cobalt Corporation’s request to include the University headframe under the Township’s blanket insurance policy. The Municipal Insurance Agent has advised against this request – the Clerk-Treasurer will request that he provide this opinion in writing.

The Clerk-Treasurer will submit the Bear Wise Funding application to include 100 UnBear Able Bins

as well as Awareness/Education material.

Correspondence received from Ontario Power Generation was reviewed. Another series of interviews will be conducted in the near future.

Conferences – EMO – York University Learning Series

OGRA/ROMA 2007 Combined Conference

Environment Conference 2006

Motion 06-11-05 MOVED BY Marcel Allaire and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Chief Jeff Breault be authorized to purchase a computer system/project or for Corel presentation to assist with fire training – approximately $3,000.00. Carried.

Motion 06-11-06 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Marcel Allaire:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer and Road Superintendent be paid for holidays not taken during 2006. Carried.

Motion 06-11-07 MOVED BY Kurt Leopold and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Corporation of the Township of Coleman approves the purchase/lease of an economy size vehicles for the Chief Building Official – all expenses related to this vehicle will be reimbursed to the Township of Coleman by the Building Association. Carried.

Motion 06-11-08 MOVED BY Marcel Allaire and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Corporation of the Township of Coleman will sponsor the advertising for the 2006 Santa Claus Express. Carried.

Motion 06-11-09 MOVED BY Kurt Leopold and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Road Superintendent be authorized to purchase a yellow 1987 plow truck from the Township of Kerns for the amount of $23,000.00. Carried.

Councillor Lois Perry declared a conflict of interest with the following matter:

Motion 06-11-10 MOVED BY Marcel Allaire and SECONDED BY Kurt Leopold:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to order Christmas Cards from Temiskaming Printing. Carried.

Motion 06-11-11 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Marcel Allaire:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Severance Application B6/05 (Jenny Gutzman) be approved with the following condition – Registered Easement be provided to South property line of new parcel from Part 4 of Plan 54R-3380 Carried.

Council reviewed correspondence received from the Chamber of Commerce regarding free event listing and the Radio Auction.

Council was presented with a copy of a Community Hall Policy for their consideration. This matter will be discussed at the next regular meeting.

Continued (3)


– Township of Chisholm – MPAC

– County of Prince Edward – MPAC

– MFOA – MPAC and Town of South Bruce Peninsula – appeal trailer court case- McGuinty Government – environmental protection for aggregate operations.

– Ministry of the Environment – Municipal Drinking Water Licence Program.

– Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities – Greater Access

– Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities – Employment Ontario

– Association of Colleges – Education That’s Worth More.

– CFIB – Business Property Tax Unfairness in Ontario

– AMO 2005 Federal Gas Tax Annual Expenditure Report

– AM) – Public Review of the Customer Service Standards

– AMO – Citizens’ Assembly begins Community Consultations

– AMO – Bill 43, The Clean Water Act Receives Third Reading

– AMO – Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program.

– AMO – Paramedic Meal Break Issue

– AMO – Third Standard Development Committee Under the OADA, 2005

– AMO – Review Bill 130

– Ministry of Northern Development and Mines – new Timmins Regional Emergency Centre

– Tri-Town District Girl Guides – Poinsettia

– Mercer Human Resource Consulting – Compensation Survey Suite

– OMERS – Employer Update

– Rogers – secure mail.

– Government Policy Research Group Inc. – 2007 Federal Public Service Directory

– Suncorp Valuations Ltd. – Appraisal & Advisory Services

– The Working Forest

– Environmental Protection – volume 18

– Timiskaming Board of Health – minutes

– Municipal Conflict of Interest – 4th edition

– The Cobalt Lode – newsletter

– EcoVue Consulting Services

– MPAC – municipal status report.

– Northdale Manor – Past & Present Charity Auction

Motion 06-11-12 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Kurt Leopold:

WHEREAS a meeting or part of a meeting may be closed to the public if the subject matter being considered is :

– litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board;

– a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board;

– personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the part of the meeting dealing with these matters will be closed to the public.

Motion 06-11-13 MOVED BY Marcel Allaire and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried


18940 Brownlee Equipment – Entered wrong date in batch $9690.00

18995 A. Proteau 590.00

18996 Acklands Inc. 114.00

18997 Boc Canada Limited 214.27

18998 Claire Bigelow 297.08

18999 Cobalt Coleman Latchford & Area food Bank 500.00

19000 Cote Services 623.47

19001 Don Laitinen 125.00

Continued (4)

19002 Grant Home Hardware Building 5,708.64

19003 Kemp Maille 699.13

19004 Lakeview Signs 1,073.75

19005 Marcel Allaire 87.67

19006 Miller Minerals 1,024.23

19007 New Liskeard Sheer Metal 23.35

19008 North Cobalt Flea Market 146.17

19009 T.I.M.E. Limited 153.14

19010 Discount Warehouse 78.93

19011 J ‘s corner Store 176.96

19012 Municipal Property Assessment 5,562.47

19013 Municipal World Inc. 116.60

19014 Municipal World Inc. 111.97

19015 Munisoft 27.36

19016 Rona Ontario Inc. 412.99

19017 Woody’s Security & Locksmith 132.50

19018 – Man – Kenneth Jones 50.00

19019 – Man – Ronald Beeson 640.76

19020 – Man – Hydro One 940.85

19021 Claire Bigelow 349.63

19022 Northern Tel 380.32

19023 Reliance Home Comfort 35.71

19024 Timiskaming Palliative Care 250.00

19025 Uniongas 225.10

19026 – Man – Gaetan Rivest 600.00

19027 – Man – Fidelak Enterprises Inc. 1,933.18

19028 – Man – Damiani Furniture 2,509.14

19029 – Man – Darcy’s Mechanical Repairs 980.50

19030 – Township of Kerns 23,000.00

19031 – Man – Diane Desormeaux 118.75

19032 A & B Digital Printing 259.93

19033 Acklands Inc. 781.69

19034 Albert Estrada 64.00

19035 AMCTO – Zone 8 318.00

19036 Arnstein Ind Equip Ltd 244.29

19037 Bartlett’s Auto Electric Ltd 35.90

19038 Ben Cooper 100.00

19039 Bill Mathews Motors Inc. 56.37

19040 Bob Little 100.00

19041 BOC Canada Limited 73.19

19042 Canadian Salt Co Ltd 3,216.34

19043 Champion Road machinery Sales 2.00

19044 CIBC 2,475.74

19045 City of Temiskaming Shores 530.00

19046 Dam Depot 59.90

19047 Dan’s Septic Service 320.00

19048 Despres-Pacey Insurance Broker 2,341.44

19049 Dist Tim Social Services Ad Bd 16,785.21

19050 Doctor Tarp 91.20

19051 Douglas McLeod 100.00

19052 Electronic North Inc. 341.88

19053 Fern Breault & Son Heating 99 3,090.96

19054 Gabbani Courier Service 12.94

19055 Grant & Toy 1,128.26

19056 Grant Fuels Inc. 449.69

19057 Grant Home Hardware Building 1,806.30

19058 Great West Life Inc. 3,778.21

19059 Hydro One 241.95

19060 J D roofing & Service 2,143.71

19061 Kat Tire Ontario 1,374.84

19062 Lakeview Signs 1,568.80

19063 Munisoft 13.56

19064 New Liskeard International 38.15

19065 New Liskeard Sheet Metal 173.68

19066 North Cobalt Flea Market 141.67

Continued (5)

19067 Northern Tel Mobility 341.24

19068 OMERS 3,493.46

19069 Ontario Shared Services 3,043.00

Issued to: Minister of Finance

19070 Ontera 103.12

19071 Pioneer Diesel Injection Ltd 1,622.83

19072 Plantario Group Ltd 327.22

19073 Ray Poirier Appraisals 150.00

19074 Voided by the print process

19075 Rona Ontario Inc. 7,423.91

19076 Royal Canadian Legion 472.30

19077 Shell Canada Products 401.54

19078 T.I.M.E. Limited 35.34

19079 Temiskaming Speaker 398.07

19080 The Greenhaus 39.50

19081 The Wire Box 30.00

19082 Town of cobalt 2,553.13

19083 Woody’s Security & Locksmith 86.86

TOTAL $124,484.84

PAYROLL $25,707.59

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