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, October 27th, 2010 at 6:00 P.M.
There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger
Councillors: R. Beeson
Works Foreman: D. Dufresne
Fire Chief D. Laitinen
Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow
Intern, Deputy Clerk L. Belanger
Also Present: Jack Church, Dan Cleroux, Joanne Cleroux, Dan Cote, Linda Cote, Susan Cote, Christina Gravalle, Anne Holdsworth, Reg Holdsworth, Cathy Marcella, Doug McLeod, Bill Sutton, David Bremner, Chris Bremner, Roger Smirle, Rita Smirle, & Larry Wiwchar
Councillor Perry declared a conflict of interest concerning matters with the Temiskaming Speaker.
Motion 10-10- 12 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the following Council Meetings be adopted as distributed:
Regular Meeting – October 13, 2010 Carried.
Fire Department: Mr. Laitinen informed Council that Ronald Deitrick is a new member to the Department. The Fire Department will be continuing their smoke alarm campaign in November and Chief Laitinen will begin issuing fines in 2011, as many residents are still not compliant with smoke alarm laws.
Works Department: The Roads Deparment has received permission from AECOM to grade the roads (in the Cobalt water distribution area). Mr. Dufresne informed Council that Carriere’s Road will cost $1,500 to fix (i.e. remove stumps, etc.)
Water Distribution System: Mayor Belanger reviewed several letters received from AECOM concerning the progress of the project.
1. Audit Qualifications:
Motion 10-10-13 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk Treasurer be authorized to hire Steve Acland to remove the qualification regarding the tangible assets, estimated at $5,000. Carried.
Unfinished Business – con’t
2. Municipal Taxpayer Advocacy Group – Eliminate Waste Management Costs, Source of Hydro Rate Problems. Councillor Perry would like a motion prepared for the next meeting and will be sent to FONOM for review.
3. Ministry of Natural Resources /W.J.B. Greenwood.- a meeting was scheduled with the MNR on November 3, 2010, to review the plan.
4. Poetry Contest – Advertising and Framing Winning Poem. Mayor Belanger read the winning poem and approved the advertisement for the paper.
Conferences: LAS Connections Symposium
Timiskaming Palliative Care – “Celebration of Life”
The Bunker Military Museum – Open House
Ontario Good Roads- Intro to the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual
Motion 10-10-14 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Corporation of the Township of Coleman approves the annual subscription fee of $100.00 for AMCTO’s Online Subscription Service. Carried.
Motion 10-10-15 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Albert Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to donate $174.00 to Community Living Temiskaming South which represents a municipal grant of 30 cents per capita. Carried.
Motion 10-10-16 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Albert Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to purchase a Remembrance Day publication in the Voice, in the amount of $49.00. Carried.
Motion 10-10-17 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to purchase an advertisement in the Winter edition of Seasons Magazine in the amount of $82.00. Carried.
Motion 10-10-18 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to purchase an advertisement in the winter edition of Seasons Magazine in the amount of $185.00. Carried.
Motion 10-10-19 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to pay a membership fee to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), in the amount of $159.24. Carried.
Motion 10-10-20 MOVED BY Albert Chitaroni and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT The Corporation of the Township of Coleman donate a wreath in the amount of $120.00, for the 2010 Remembrance Day ceremonies.
Motion 10-10-21 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder:
WHEREAS the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, Section 267(1) states that every municipality shall establish procedures governing the sale of land;
AND WHEREAS By-Law 04-34 (3) states that prior to the disposal of property the Council shall by resolution declare the property to be surplus;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Coleman declares the following surplus: Pcl 12229 Sec, SST, Pt Lot 365 PL M47NB as in LT110818. Carried.
New Business – con’t
Motion 10-10-22 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Severance Application B08/10 (William W. Gagnon) be approved.
Motion 10-10- 23 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 10-33 being a by-law to rescind By-Law 10-30 be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 10-10- 24 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 10-33 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Motion 10-10- 25 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 10-34 being a by-law to authorize the sale of land to Rosaire Leveille and Pauline Leveille be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 10-10-26 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Albert Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 10-34 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted.
Canadian Red Cross – 2nd Annual Feast or Famine
Province of Ontario – Accessible Customer Service Standard
Town of Cobalt – Sharpe Lake Park Proposal: Tabled for next Council
Creative Communities Prosperity Fund: Mayor Belanger reviewed material and Mrs. L Belanger will email material to Councillor Perry.
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – OSWAP – 3: Mrs. L Belanger will look into grant opportunities within the Township.
Radio Auction Time – donation: The auction has been postponed until next year.
Councillor Perry thanked Councillor Chitaroni for his perseverance over the past 15 years regarding his efforts with the aggregates and for bringing forth a motion to FONOM. Councillor Perry read a letter from the MNR supporting the effort. Councillor Chitaroni stated we must follow the same procedure for Timber Rights.
Mayor Belanger asked Mr. Dufrense to install a culvert provided by Northern College in the road leading to the Wilderness Center.
Mrs. Linda Cote provided an update on the Earlton Airport.
– AMO – Watch File
– AMO – Breaking News
– AMO Watch File
– AMCTO – Taxing Matters – Bank Towers Appeal
– DTSSAB – Minutes
– Emergency Management & Training Inc. – trust fund for child
– FCM – Communique
– FCM – 2011 Public Sector CIO Forum
– FCM: Members Advisory
– Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing – Potential Changes for the next edition of the Building Code
– Ministry of Children and Youth Services – Youth Policy Framework
– NEOnet – update
– Northeast LHIN: Info Minute
– Ontario Good Roads- Municipal Data Work
– Ontario Hospital Association – news
– Ontario Power Generation: Newsletter
– Ontario Public Works Association: Update
– Preventive Law Reporters
– Paulsen Group
– Temiskaming Chamber – E-Newsletter October 14, 2010
E-Newsletter October 21, 2010
– Temiskaming Tourism – Loop Motorcycle Tour Videos
– Timiskaming Health Unit Board of Health – minutes
– MDW news
– Ontario Good Roads – Nominating Committee
– Canadian Red Cross – Raffle
Motion 10-10-27 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
In-Camera (closed) session.
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:
(a) personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal
or local board employees;
(b) advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications
necessary for that purpose;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this part of the meeting be closed to the public. Carried.
Motion 10-10-28 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried.